Acting Secnav commits to 355 ship Navy, but not at $2 billion apiece; China cites two ships for IMO 2020 violations

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Acting Secnav commits to 355 ship Navy, but not at $2 billion apiece

Modly warns “we must consider how to shift costs away from high-end platforms to a larger number of smaller, but still highly capable ships.” Full Article

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China cites two ships for IMO 2020 violations

Vessels in two separate Chinese ports cited for use of fuel oil in excess of new sulfur limits. Full Article

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MARAD to make $19.6 million available for Small Shipyard Grants

Available to U.S. shipyards with fewer than 1,200 production employees, the Small Shipyard Grant Program supports a variety of projects, including capital and related improvements and maritime training programs to foster technical skills. Full Article

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VIDEO: Service deal with Alfa Laval adds connectivity to Safe Bulkers scrubbers

Looking to ensure continued IMO 2020 compliance, Safe Bulkers opts for service agreement that includes connectivity and lifecycle-oriented services provided for a flat yearly fee. Full Article

Wärtsilä helps short-sea go LNG

Four new next-generation 5,800 DWT LO/LO short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will be among the first-ever of their type to be LNG-fueled. Full Article

SeaRobotic picks Torqeedo for autonomous surface vessel propulsion

SR-Endurance 7.0 autonomous surface vehicle uses a Torqeedo electric propulsion system—key criteria when conducting acoustic underwater surveys. Full Article