Nichols Brothers launches second Lindblad Expeditions vessel; GD Electric Boat gets another $480.6 million for Columbia Class work

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Nichols Brothers launches second Lindblad Expeditions vessel
September 14, 2018 — Designed by Jensen Maritime with interiors by Tilberg, the 3,200 hp twin screw diesel vessel has a service speed of 12 knots and accommodates 100 passengers in 50 spacious cabins.

GD Electric Boat gets another $480.6 million for Columbia Class work
Work will be performed in Quonset, RI (55%); Newport News, VA (40%); and Groton, CT (5%).

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Helm CONNECT software platform passes 3,000 vessel milestone
Helm CONNECT is the most widely-used marine software in the North American market.

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TMS Tankers tests RWO Veolia clean bilge monitoring system
The system is designed to help make on-board water treatment more efficient and cost-effective.

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SKF introduces new water-lubricated sterntube solution
The range includes Simplex BlueRun polymer bearing bushes, carrier bushes, a tail shaft monitoring system and a water quality system.

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Fuel contamination: Be careful who you buy bunkers from
There have been unconfirmed reports that bunker suppliers are altering their standard bunker supply forms and offering contaminated bunkers at a cheaper price.