VIDEO: Incat Tasmania’s latest fast ferry sets sail for Port of Spain; Buttigieg affirms support for Jones Act

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VIDEO: Incat Tasmania’s latest fast ferry sets sail for Port of Spain

Following completion of sea trials, Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania’s latest delivery, the 100-meter catamaran fast ferry Buccoo Reef, departed Hobart yesterday on a delivery voyage anticipated to take approximately a month via Tahiti and the Panama Canal. Full Article

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Buttigieg affirms support for Jones Act

At a nomination hearing yesterday, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, affirmed his support for the Jones Act, drawing applause from the Shipbuilders Council of America. Full Article

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ITF makes plea for seafarers on hunger strike hospitalized in Kuwait

The International Transport Workers Federation is asking Kuwait to come to the aid of seafarers who are in the third week of a hunger strike aboard a vessel abandoned by its ITF-blacklisted owner and deflagged by its Paris MOU blacklisted flag state. Full Article

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Thome invests in Kongsberg Digital full mission bridge simulator

Now in operation at the Thome Group’s Makati City facility in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region, a new full mission navigation bridge simulator with a 320-degree view has the capability to remotely view live classes from anywhere in the world, allowing clients to observe their crews in training. Full Article

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Inmarsat marks a Fleet Xpress milestone and launches a data academy

In yet another sign of shipping’s insatiable appetite for data, Inmarsat has completed the 10,000th ship installation of its Fleet Xpress maritime broadband solution. Simultaneously, it has launched a new “Fleet Data Academy.” Full Article

Korean shipbuilder’s wing sail system wins DNV GL Approval in Principle

“We are speeding up efforts to bring eco-friendly technologies to the market. The wing sail system will reduce fuel consumption by more than 6%,” says Hyunjoon Shin of KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group. Full Article