Seadrill set to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy; With 2020 sulfur cap nearing, ExxonMobil to roll-out compliant fuels

With 2020 sulfur cap nearing, ExxonMobil to roll-out compliant fuels
April 18, 2018 — The clock is ticking on IMO’s 0.5% Global Sulfur Cap, and one of the big concerns for ship operators is the availability of compliant fuel. ExxonMobil has announced that it will supply fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% sulfur cap in ports in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and Singapore. Additional locations will be announced throughout 2018, says ExxonMobil.

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Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking Grace

The technology group Wärtsilä and Viking Line, a Finnish ferry company, have signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace. This is the first Optimised Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Viking Grace was the first passenger ferry to utilise LNG as a fuel source. The agreement also includes Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online support for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system. Additionally, Wärtsilä extends its existing Optimised Maintenance agreement for Viking Line’s Viking Grace ferry for another five years.

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Fjord1 orders Rolls-Royce Autocrossing system for more ferries; Ingalls awarded $27 million for DDG 51 follow yard services

Fjord1 orders Rolls-Royce Autocrossing system for more ferries
April 17, 2018 — Rolls-Royce Marine is to supply its innovative Autocrossing system for a total of 13 new environmentally friendly ferries under construction for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The vessels are being built by shipyards in Turkey and Norway.

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Small U.S. shipyards should apply for grants; GAO reports on status of heavy polar icebreaker acquisition

GAO reports on status of heavy polar icebreaker acquisition
April 16, 2018 — A just released GAO report — “Status of Coast Guard’s Heavy Polar Icebreaker Acquisition” — notes that the Coast Guard and Navy are preparing to build three heavy polar icebreakers to conduct missions in the Antarctic and Arctic.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers called out to four people in under 24 hours

Exmouth and District Round Table members handing over the FLIR to Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers in December, 2017. (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

Volunteers from Exmouth lifeboat station were called upon to help four people in three incidents in under 24 hours between 13 and 14 April. Crew volunteers located a missing person, tasked to two men in difficulty in the river Exe and Shore Crew gave casualty care to a lady who had fallen on the beach.

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Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino in Charge at 2018 Melges 32 World League

A breezy day in Forio d’Ischia enables three races giving Melges 32 Class veteran teams the top podium positions

Forio d’Ischia, Italy (April 14, 2018) – Day Two in Forio d’Ischia, Italy delivered three races, officially ushering in the 2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division racing season. In true, competitive Melges 32 style, the points across the top tier of teams at the end of the day is tight, setting up for what will be a very exciting and intense finale on Sunday.

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No Racing for Opening Day at 2018 Melges 32 World League

Lack of breeze results in no racing for the first day of 2018 Melges 32 World League competition in Forio d’Ischia

Forio d’Ischia, Italy (April 13, 2018) – The 2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division season is off to a little bit of a slow start in Forio d’Ischia, Italy. Unfortunately, the breeze did not show up for the first day of scheduled racing, but it looks like it’s well on the way for Saturday and Sunday’s rounds of competition.

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