Horizon takes steps to deal with revenue shortfall; Electric Boat awarded $5.1 billion contract

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Trump targets ports, shipping in new North Korea sanctions
September 22, 2017 — A new executive order signed by President Trump yesterday aims to cut North Korea out of the international banking system and targets its major industries, ports and shipping.

 

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Horizon takes steps to deal with revenue shortfall on ferry project
Horizon Shipbuilding was one of two shipyards contracted by a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Hornblower Cruises & Events to build the 85 ft Incat Crowther design aluminum catamaran ferries for NYC Ferry and completed the ten vessels contracted with it for delivery this year in what is widely regarded as an outstanding shipbuilding achievement.
Electric Boat awarded $5.1 billion Columbia Class design contract

Construction of the lead Columbia-class submarine is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020. The Navy plans to build a fleet of 12 new SSBNs.
Samsung Heavy develops new LNG FSRU regas system

According to SHI, the glycol based solution reduces the chances of corrosion in comparison to the traditional method of heating LNG directly with seawater, and gives energy savings of 5%.
Saga Cruises orders second ship at Meyer Werft

To be called Spirit of Adventure, it will be a sister ship to Spirit of Discovery and be similar in external design, carrying less than 1,000 passengers and with balconies for all cabin.

Wide Open, Going to the Wire!

(Thursday 21st September, Menorca) – With the wind moving round today into a more reliable, dependable southerly direction, defending 2016 52 SUPER SERIES champions Quantum Racing bounced back from a modest, frustrating start to the season’s final regatta – the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – to return two second place finishes today and restore their pressure on title rivals Platoon and Azzurra.

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Safer and easier LNG transfer solution from MannTek

  • A lighter and safer LNG bunkering system – cutting up to 50% off the weight of other systems
  • Fitted to a vessel being chartered by Skangas
  • Engineers were involved at vessel design phase to ensure quality and usability

Mariestad, Sweden: September 22 –  A liquefied natural gas small-scale transfer system that promises to revolutionise the LNG industry has been launched by MannTek. The system which has been proved to be lighter, easier to handle and safer for operators than any other system available, has successfully completed an FAT (factory acceptance test) and is now being used on Sirius Shipping and the Anthony Veder Group’s LNG bunker vessel, the Coralius.

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Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat in LOI on energy management system; ABS to help it evaluate LPG as a marine fuel

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Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat in LOI on energy management system
September 21, 2017 — Satellite communications provider Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce have signed a Letter of Intent to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system optionally available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high speed broadband service, to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance. With data collected from a range of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 also benchmarks efficiency against historical performance.

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Staying on the Emotional Rollercoaster

(Wednesday 20th Septmember, Menorca) – In the three-cornered battle for the 2017 52 SUPER SERIES title, Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew fought back today to earn a very useful second place from the one, light-airs race at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week regatta, and close the gap very slightly on circuit leaders Azzurra and move a little further ahead of title challengers Quantum Racing, the 2016 circuit champions.

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2017 Melges 20 World League Enters Critical Stage of the Season

Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS races to victory as
2017 Melges 20 World League European Division Champion

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2017 Melges 20 World League Enters Critical Stage of the Season

With twelve events completed and four final regattas to go, the 2017 Melges 20 World League racing circuit intensifies

ZENDA, Wisc. (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Melges World League – the official, international circuit of the Melges 20 fleet is alive and well as it continues to progress, offering a long and competitive 2017 racing season thus far. It all started in February at the Miami Winter Series and since, twelve events scattered across Europe, Asia and North America, featuring 85 teams representing 17 nations has defined the ranking thus far.

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First autonomous vessel control system now on market; Skangas Coralius carries out first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering

September 20, 2017 — While a number of leading European players continue to research autonomous vessels, conduct testing, and talk endlessly about their promise, a Boston, MA, based start-up looks to have beaten them to the market with a product that owners can buy now and retrofit to existing vessels. Initially aimed at the workboat market, the system is described as the worlds first autonomous vessel control standardized on industrial grade hardware.

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