IMO discussions on autonomous ships: the takeaways; Dorian LPG Board rejects BW LPG stock-for-stock offer

Type approvals for aluminum cables, connectors mean cost savings
June 15, 2018 — DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminum cables and connectors onboard vessels. The new type approvals allow expensive copper to be replaced with aluminum. The cost savings can be significant – with the price of aluminum, approximately one third that of copper.

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MSC Cruises orders a further LNG fueled cruise ship; U.S. flag slips into Paris MOU’s “Gray List”

MSC Cruises orders a further LNG fueled cruise ship at STX France
June 14, 2018 — MSC Cruises and STX France have signed an order for the construction of a fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship. Due to be delivered in 2023, this vessel will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on LNG.

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Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail

Dateline Falmouth UK: 14th June 2018

Fifty years to the day after Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth UK in his rugged 32ft yacht Suhaili to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globe, the British master mariner returned to lead a celebratory parade of sail around the harbour. Watched by visitors on every headland, the 200-strong armada of sail criss-crossed between Falmouth and St Mawes before Sir Robin set up a start line between Suhaili and Sir Francis Chichester’s equally famous yacht Gipsy Moth IV and fired the canon to set the 17-strong fleet of 2018 Golden Globe Race yachts on their way to Les Sables d’Olonne for the start of this 50th anniversary solo circumnavigation on Sunday July 1st.

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Team Oman Air take on strong competition in Barcelona edition of the Extreme Sailing Series

The Extreme Sailing Series 2018. Act 3. 14th-17th June. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Pictures of the fleet of race yachts crossing the start line on day 1 of racing close to the city.

A race win and two second places in a highly competitive opening to the latest Extreme Sailing Series event in Barcelona saw Oman Air tied in third place on the overnight leaderboard.

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USCG issues new safety alert on Gulf Coast bunker contamination; Lockheed Martin Canada wins extension to frigate support contract

Advanced floatel to add ABB OCTOPUS gangway motion monitoring
June 13, 2018 — Delivered by Spanish shipbuilder Astillero HJ Barreras in 2011, the 600 person capacity Edda Fides, operated by Edda Accommodation, is the world’s first purpose build offshore accommodation and service vessel with features that include a telescopic motion compensated gangway and pedestal that can be adjusted at sea.

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TOTE announces leadership changes; GD BIW gets DDG 51 lead yard contract worth a total $304.8 million

Oregon State exercises option for second Regional Research Vessel
June 12, 2018 — Oregon State University has exercised an option at Gulf Island Shipyards LLC for a second Regional Research Vessel. The National Science Foundation selected Oregon State in 2013 to lead the initial design phase for as many as three new vessels, and the National Science Board authorized as much as $365 million for the project.

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Photo shows the HART Team boarding the Lifeboat at Seahouses

At 14:20hr on Tuesday 12th June 2018, UK Coastguard requested the assistance of Seahouses Lifeboat Crew, to assist the local coastguard team with a female who had suffered a pelvic injury, following a fall on a local passenger vessel. She was conscious but in great pain, and required pain relief which the Lifeboat Crew can administer. One of the crew, who is a local doctor, was also on the station for crew training, and was able to respond immediately. The passenger vessel was already alongside at Seahouses Harbour.

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