AIDAnova notches up two more LNG fueling firsts; MMTA helps fund maritime training at three tech high schools

April 29
April 29, 2019 — Carnival Corporation’s AIDAnova, operated by its Germany-based AIDA Cruises brand, today became the first LNG fueled cruise to visit Barcelona, Spain —and the first to be fueled with LNG in the Mediterranean. On arrival in Barcelona, Europe’s biggest cruise port, AIDAnova was fueled with LNG by Anthony Veder’s LNG bunkering vessel Coral Methane.

MMTA helps fund maritime training at three tech high schools

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) reports that three technical high schools — Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School — are bringing the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) curriculum to their schools starting this fall.

WISTA USA holds AGM and conference

Boriana Farrar, Vice President Counsel Business Development Director at Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., and Laura Sherman, Director, Marketing & Communications / Operations Technology Officer at International Registries, Inc., were reelected to the WISTA USA Board of Directors for three-year terms.

Sovcomflot to roll out Fleet Ops solution

Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company, is to roll out a Wärtsilä Fleet Operations solution for its fleet of Arctic shuttle tankers. The aim is to promote sustainable development, and to increase the safety and efficiency of operations in the sensitive Arctic waters.
Knud E. Hansen books design contract for Finnlines trio

Danish naval architectural consultancy Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the basic design of three large RO/RO vessels, based on the Finnlines / Grimaldi / Knud E. Hansen design.
Wellboat will have PG Flow pump systems

The wellboat is newbuild number 205 from Aas Mekaniske Verksted. It has a storage capacity of 3,000 cu. m, equivalent to 400-450 tonnes of live fish. Built to the shipbuilder’s own AAS 3002 design, it will be 76.96 m long and 17.80 m wide with a molded depth of 5.90 m. Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

Total to hold New York Global Sulfur Cap Forum

On May 9, New York’s Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum will be the site of one of a series of Global Sulfur Cap Forums being presented by Total at shipping centers worldwide. The forums are being held help shipowners and operators gain a holistic overview of the fuel and lubricants options available to them as they prepare for IMO 2020.