To state that the tug and salvage sector has entered a period of great and rapid change is a statement of the blindingly obvious. Nevertheless, it is worth saying if only to underline the fact that everything is potentially up for grabs. In what has in the past been a rather conservative industry, old certainties are being ..
Despite the financial and geopolitical turmoil of the past decade, the tug and salvage sector has steamed on relentlessly. New, innovative and ever more powerful and easily operated tugs are delivered seemingly weekly. In this era of rumoured orders for 23,000- or even 25,000TEU container ships, the need for ever more ..
With a rugged coastline and many fjords to cross, Norway has become a world leader in progressive ferry design. Turkey, with a skilled work force and broad marine experience has become a leader in ferry construction. Put the two together and you have the teamwork that results in the Basto series of Ro-Ro ferries. The latest ..
Very commendably, last month’s excellent Interferry 2019 Conference in London featured a session on “The Drive Toward Zero Emission Ferries”. I recall remarking to my neighbour that the electric propulsion being promoted in that session was all very well for countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Tasmania ..
The newly built service operation vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon is equipped with propulsion units from Schottel. Ordered by the British company Bibby Marine Services and built at Damen Shipyards Galati, the vessel is driven by three rudder propellers and two bow thrusters from the German propulsion expert. The new ..
Acknowledging the need to be a leader in the transition to a lower carbon future and eventually net zero emissions, global trade association Interferry convened its 44th annual conference on the theme of innovation, exploring the potential to transform every aspect of the ferry industry. The drive towards zero-emission ..
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) was recently selected by Vigor Industrial subsidiary Vigor Fab as the engineering firm that will provide functional design for the new ..
The Team RB-M consortium of Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Vigor has delivered the first three of a planned six Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) vessels to the US ..