USCG gives Eastern go ahead to start construction of first OPC; Owners form Clean Shipping Alliance 2020

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USCG gives Eastern go ahead to start construction of first OPC
September 28, 2018 — The U.S. Coast Guard today exercised contract options with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Argus, and to acquire long lead-time materials for the second OPC, Chase.

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Leading owners who back scrubbers form Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
In addition to serving as an advocate for companies working to reduce marine exhaust gas emissions, CSA 2020 will support the scheduled implementation and effective enforcement of the IMO requirement.

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Navy awards contracts for construction of ten more DDG 51 destroyers
The Navy has awarded contracts for the construction of ten more DDG 51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers.

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Yanmar to supply DF engines for LNG fueled bunkering tanker
It will be Singapore’s first dual-fuel powered bunker tanker running on LNG and marine gas oil.

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ClassNK: Don’t wait until the last minute to install your BWMS
According to an analysis by ClassNK, almost three-quarters of its registered ships will need to be retrofitted with BWMS based on the BWM Convention.

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KNOT orders two more DP2 shuttle tankers
They will be built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered in 2020.