Powerful new fireboat is Schottel equipped; Zero-emission, zero-crew box ship to have PG Flow Solution pumps

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February 12th, 2019 — The Branddirektor Westphal, Europe’s most advanced fireboat, will soon enter service in the Port of Hamburg with a pumping capacity three to four times greater than the port’s existing fireboats. To ensure maximum maneuverability and optimal efficiency, the boat is fitted with two Schottel Rudderpropellers and two Schottel Transverse Thrusters.

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The Swedish Club Delivers Expert Advice on Dealing with the Sulphur Cap 2020

On 1 January 2020 vessel owners must have made the decision to install exhaust gas scrubbers or to burn low sulphur or alternative fuels. The cost implications of any decision will be difficult to predict and there is no shortage of opinions in the marketplace.  To assist the shipowner, The Swedish Club has cut through the chatter and obtained expert advice from a leading marine engineering consultancy and from experts in contract law.

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All American Marine launches hybrid electric cat for Kitsap Transit; World’s largest LNG bunker vessel christened in Hamburg

Feb 11th 2019
February 11th, 2019 — Designed by Glosten, Seattle, the 150 passenger aluminum catamaran Waterman has been built for Kitsap Transit and will operate during peak times on Kitsap’s Bremerton-Port Orchard or Bremerton-Annapolis routes. It is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, its first was the 128 ft x 30 ft monohull tour boat Enhydra, delivered to San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet in September last year.

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Sulphur and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Priority for ICS

“The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping” believes Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson. “But there are even more profound changes to come.  We are rapidly moving into a multi-fuel future to be followed we hope, in the 2030s, by the arrival of commercially viable zero CO2 fuels suitable for global application.”

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EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour rolls a perfect six on the last day’s racing in Masirah

The EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour fleet had a packed programme on the final day in Masirah, with no fewer than six Stadium races producing five different winners. Once again the island venue produced highly competitive racing, with a shifting and changeable wind testing the skills and adaptability of the 10 international crews taking part in the two-week challenge down Oman’s striking coastline.

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