Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Vane Brothers ink another tug deal
This new order will bring the total number of tugs to 20 that have been built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for Vane Brothers since 2007. Design and construction on the new tugs will begin immediately in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabrication buildings.
Gulf Island to build tug for Seaway Development Corporation
The multi-purpose tug will be designed to provide icebreaking/ice-management services on the St. Lawrence Seaway, handle aids to navigation, and push SLSDC’s two buoy and gate lifter barges. The tug will also be capable of secondary roles in ship assist, fire-fighting, and pollution response.
Wartsila set to expand underwater hull cleaning services with acquisition
Wärtsilä has agreed to acquire Trident B.V., a Netherland based company specializing in underwater ship maintenance, inspection, and repair services. The move would make Wärtsilä the first global operator in the underwater services market.
Ferry operator to put intelligent awareness system to the test
Momentum towards applications of autonomous and remotely operated vessels continues to build. Under a recent deal, Rolls-Royce and Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will collaborate in the development of its intelligent awareness system on board 165 m passenger ferry Sunflower.