Celebrity Cruises has begun operational sailings of Celebrity Apex, the second Edge-class ship to join its fleet. The 306-metre vessel was completed and delivered by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique in March 2020. However, its scheduled debut was postponed for over a year due to the Covid-19 ..
Austal USA has been awarded a concept studies and preliminary design contract by the US Navy for its Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) program. The program calls for the procurement of a class of 28 to 30 new amphibious ships to support the US Marine Corps. Procurement of the leadship is slated for FY2023. The medium-sized ..
Texas-based marine projects company Callan Marine has confirmed its plans to expand its vessel fleet with the acquisition of the largest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ever to sail under the US flag. The vessel, which will be named Admiral Nimitz, will measure 422 by 92 feet (128.6 by 28 metres) and have a hopper ..
Metal Shark Alabama has delivered a new steel river towboat to Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) of Mandeville, Louisiana. Gianna Hull is the final one of three vessels delivered to FMT under a newbuilding contract awarded to Metal Shark in late 2018. The towboat measures 120 by 35 feet (36.5 by 10.6 metres) and is powered ..
US defence contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been selected to supply four examples of its Remus 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The UUVs will be utilised in mine countermeasures (MCM) and non-combatant roles including search and recovery. The unmanned craft can be ..
The story of the entrepreneurial, managerial and organisational genius Henry Kaiser is well known, at least among older mariners and maritime historians. His particular genius, and that of US President Franklin Roosevelt, who recognised and utilised it, is perhaps less well-known than it should be among the wider public in ..
As something of a frustrated naval architect myself, I have long respected and admired the achievements and talents of our naval architects through history, particularly ..
It may be unfashionable to say so, and had I been on anti-social media I would be probably “cancelled” for even suggesting it, but isn’t it time we cut the Internat ..
Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) recently took delivery of two new all-aluminium catamaran Ro-Pax vessels in a series from Chinese shipbuilder Guangdong ..