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Cadeler Secures $192,3M Loan to Fund New Offshore Wind Vessels

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Offshore wind installation contractor Cadeler has entered into a Senior Secured Green Revolving Credit Facility (“RCF”) of a 3-year term loan of EUR 185 million (around $192,3 million). Together with the company’s cash and cash equivalents, the RCF facility will be used to finance

Van Oord Orders Two Water Injection Dredgers

Contract signing - Credit: Van Oord

Dutch dredging and marine services firm Van Oord has ordered the construction of two additional water injection vessels from Kooiman Marine Group after the successful operation of sister vessels Maas and Mersey in 2021. "The new vessels will have the same specifications, supplemented by innovative optimisations.

Manor Renewable Energy Orders Two Crew Transfer Vessels from Strategic Marine

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Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) ordered two aluminium catamaran-type crew transfer vessels  Strategic Marine. The vessels will support MRE’s offshore operations in the UK, Europe, and Asia.The two vessels, due to be named Manor Victor and Manor Vulcan, are both BMT designed 27m aluminium catamarans built by Strategic Marine in Singapore.

USCG Awards Austal USA Stage 2 Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract

A recent aerial image of most of Austal USA's Mobile, Ala. facilities, including its new steel panel line addition. (Photo: Austal USA)

Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder Austal USA has been awarded a contract to build up to 11 medium-endurance Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) for the U.S. Coast Guard.The initial $208.26 million award supports detail design and long lead-time material for one OPC, with options for production of up to 10 additional vessels, the Coast Guard announced on Thursday.

Shipbuilding: Ingram Marine Christens Four Towboats in One Day

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On June 24, Ingram Marine Group held a special christening ceremony for four vessels: M/V Capt. Roy Daniels, M/V Randy Hooper, M/V Debbie L. Owen and M/V Harold B. Warren. The M/V Debbie L. Owen and M/V Capt. Roy Daniels are new builds. The M/V Randy Hooper and M/V Harold B. Warren are refurbished vessels.

Maggie Cat Joins Sealink's Townsville Fleet

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The newly launched Maggie Cat, an Incat Crowther 31, will partner with Coolgaree Cat in a refreshed Sealink line-up operating out of Townsville. Coolgaree Cat entered service in late 2020 and operates between Townsville and Palm Island. Maggie Cat will operate as SeaLink’s flagship to Magnetic Island.

Ethane Carrier Pacific INEOS Grenadier Named in Houston

The Grenadier vehicle was dockside as the second of the world’s largest ethane carriers docked in Houston ahead of the naming ceremony. (Photo: INEOS)

One of the world’s largest ethane carriers was named Pacific INEOS Grenadier during a ceremony held Tuesday in Houston.The 230-meter-long, 99,000 CBM very large ethane carrier (VLEC) and is the latest ship to join the INEOS fleet. It will be operated by Pacific Gas.Built in Jiangnan, China, the ship is fitted with Type B tanks,

Kongsberg to Supply Stabilizers for CMAL's New Ferries

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Kongsberg Maritime’s Dunfermline facility has announced a contract to supply Aquarius 50 Retractable Fin Stabilizers for two new ferries to be built by the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey for Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL).The Aquarius retractable fin stabilizers, due for delivery in 2023,

ABB to Power Japan’s First Electric Tugboat

Electric tugboat Taiga (Image: Tokyo Kisen Co., Ltd)

A new hybrid-electric tugboat due for delivery by end of December 2022 will be the first of its kind to operate in Japanese waters.The vessel, Taiga, is the result of a collaboration between Tokyo Kisen Co., Ltd. and e5 Lab Inc., a Japanese consortium with the purpose of planning and developing fully electric vessels.

Disney Unveils First New Cruise Ship in a Decade

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Chief Executive Bob Chapek introduced Walt Disney Co's first new cruise ship in a decade on Wednesday, the culmination of the first project the former theme parks executive championed to the company's board of directors.The launch of the 4,000-passenger Disney Wish is a bright spot for Chapek,

NASSCO Wins LLT Contracts for Three US Navy Ships

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San Diego shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO said it has been awarded $600 million in U.S. Navy contract modifications for long-lead-time material to support construction of the seventh and eighth ships in the John Lewis-class fleet oiler (T-AO) program, as well as the sixth ship in the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program.

PowerCell Sweden to Provide Fuel Cells for Hydrogen One Towboat

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PowerCell Sweden AB will provide fuel cells to power Hydrogen One, the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat, one of the project partners e1 Marine announced on Wednesday.Hydrogen One is being developed by Maritime Partners LLC, using e1 Marine's methanol-to-hydrogen generator technology.

ABS to Class Great Lakes' New Hopper Dredge

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A second Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) is to be built to ABS Class at Conrad Shipyard.Able to dredge at depths of up to 100 feet, the 6,500-cubic-yard-capacity vessel is expected to deliver in the first quarter of 2025 and will be a sister ship to the Galveston Island,

NAT Adds Two Suezmax Newbuilds

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Nordic American Tankers said it has added two suezmax tankers to its fleet. The newbuilds, NAT's first delivered since 2018, both have long term contracts.The 157,094 dwt Nordic Harrier was delivered on May 13 from Samsung shipyard in South Korea. The second vessel, to be named Nordic Hunter, is 156,

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