VIDEO: Sea-Cargo completes tiltable rotor sail retrofit; MARAD authorizes construction of two more NSMVs

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Hyde Marine
VIDEO: Sea-Cargo completes tiltable rotor sail retrofit

Conversion of 12,251 gt RO/RO shows that rotor sail technology can be used by vessels that have to negotiate height-restricted routes. Full Article

Mororka
MARAD authorizes construction of two more NSMVs

With last year’s omnibus spending measure now law, MARAD has authorized the construction of two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) will replace aging training vessels at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, and Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston. Full Article

SMM
DESMI Ocean Guard bulker BWMS solution gains USCG and IMO type approvals

The latest addition to DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean BWMS product line meets the needs of owners who need to be able to discharge ballast water in less time than that they spend on ballast water uptake. Full Article

NCP
PODCAST: Liberian Registry discusses how quality, compliance and technology work together

Alfonso Castillero, chief operating officer of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, gives some insights into how the flag’s investment in technology is paying off. Full Article

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Port of Houston awarded $19.5 million for Ship Channel expansion

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells port it has been awarded a “new start” designation and $19.5 million in federal funds to begin construction of the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement Project. Full Article

Carnival to fit Wärtsilä waste treatment systems in multiple ships

Carnival Corporation and Wärtsilä have signed a framework agreement covering the supply and installation of advanced waste water and dry waste treatment systems in up to 32 cruise ships. Full Article