We once again focus on the naval architecture sector, which is replete with accounts of innovative ideas being incorporated in the many vessels entering service today.
This week’s lineup of ten vessels covers a broad range of cargo ship and workboat types, from Ro-Ros to bunkering barges, from hydrofoil demonstrators to air-cushion craft.
Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering
Propulsion systems meanwhile include conventional diesel-only arrangements as well as hybrid setups and even those that run entirely on low-emission fuels such as LNG. The geographic scope is also vast as we feature operators, designers, and builders in Russia, China, Western Europe, and the Middle East.
Remember to visit Baird Maritime regularly over the next few days as we bring to you more of the latest developments in this highly important sector of the global marine transport industry.
- Vladimir Makarov – Buoy tender built for Russia’s inland waterways
- Marshal Rokossovsky – Large-capacity rail ferry for Russian port operator
- Zhongyi 001 – LNG bunker barge to serve China’s Three Gorges Reservoir
- Naval support pontoon workboat for Bahrain Defence Force
- Bore Way – LNG-fuelled Ro-Lo delivered to Spliethoff paper transport subsidiary
- Argymak – Long-endurance hovercraft barge with 150-tonne carrying capacity
- Botnia Enabler – Multi-fuel Con-Ro ships join Wallenius SOL fleet
- Pioneer of Belfast – Northern Ireland tech firm develops electric foiling workboat
- Finneco II – Finnlines’ newest large hybrid Ro-Ros boast cold climate suitability
- Ros Aine – Versatile landing craft for Dublin charter boat company
News and Gear:
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | August 4 – Cruise ship delivery to US operator, Norwegian and South Korean ferry orders and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | August 3 – US and UK naval vessel deliveries, customs patrol boat for Taiwan and more
- Marine Projects Vessel News Roundup | August 3 – Dredger deliveries to Colombia, Belgium, Spain and Indonesia, launch of new CSD for Texas operator, Dutch-designed newbuilding for Great Lakes
- Emergency Service Vessel News Roundup | August 2 – SAR boats for China, Australia and Iceland, a long-range patrol ship for Taiwan, Italian-built police craft fleet for Libya
- Research and Training Vessels Roundup | July 29 – Newbuild deliveries in the Netherlands and USA, christenings of Canadian Coast Guard and NOAA vessels
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | July 28 – US whale-watching boat and UK river cruise ship newbuilds, Italian ferry’s final sea trials and more
- Offshore Vessel News Roundup | July 27 – SOV construction in Spain and Vietnam, Chinese-built jackup for Dutch operator, survey ship sold to new owner
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | July 27 – Deliveries to French and Peruvian operators, Libyan and Chinese newbuilding orders and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | July 26 – Thai and Alabama police boats, US and Saudi naval ship deliveries and more
Recent Important Features:
– “The objective is to establish a drifting observatory and laboratory to study the ecosystems of the central Arctic ocean.”
– “There was some suspicion that the real aim of the project might have been to build ships with thinner steel than was employed in our over-engineered vessels.”
– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyds List
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and August 5), so we can add it to this current edition of Naval Architecture Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the naval architecture sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the naval architecture world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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