Viking Cruises’ new ship Viking Neptune will set sail on the Mediterranean in November, before embarking on the 2023-2024 Viking World Cruise. With its diverse itineraries taking in everything from subarctic Scandinavia to the tropical waters of Southeast Asia and Latin America, the 227m newbuild will be faced a wide range of temperatures and climates. […]
One of the biggest projects carried out by the German propulsion system supplier Voith over the course of 2021 involved the 161m offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which is equipped with five Voith Schneider Propellers (VSPs), each with a diameter of around 4.5m, two located in the bow and three in the stern. The […]
Bahrain shipyard ASRY reports a “huge” increase in demand since the end of 2021. All of its three drydocks now have extensive forward looking order books that extend at least to the fourth quarter of 2023, and in some cases even beyond. This represents a rapid turnaround in prospects for the yard over a relatively […]
This summer propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL celebrated its 100th anniversary with a party for its staff at the company’s headquarters in Germany. Postponed from the autumn of 2021 because of the pandemic, the gathering was an opportunity for the firm to reflect on an eventful history and dynamic present, but also to look to the future, […]
China’s new aircraft carrier Fujian is a great leap forward in a number of respects, but the conventionally powered vessel does not match the capability of the US Navy’s flat tops. Fujian (a Type 003) is larger than its predecessors, but is also conventionally powered, so although it is closer in size to US Navy […]
But not without design and operational adaptations Low carbon fuels and pathways to decarbonise shipping have become a major topic of conversation. In the naval sphere, the discussion is only now getting going, but a study by BMT in the UK suggests that, as in the commercial sector, methanol could offer a way forward. In […]
Over the past 75 years on Ship & Boat International, we’ve profiled more than a few innovative and off-the-wall yacht concepts, ranging from superyachts based on the aircraft from TV show Thunderbirds to floating tennis courts (see the March/April 2022 issue, page 54, for an example of the latter). However, a yacht design based literally […]
The Naval Architect June 2022
The Zero Emissions Energy Distribution at Sea consortium aims to a chain of offshore clean energy hubs for Northern Europe’s busiest shipping corridors.
Shiprepair & Maintenance: 2nd Quarter 2022
The pandemic has given GDI time to make progress in some new areas, including ROVs and thickness measurement drones.
The Naval Architect March 2022
The fortunes of the Finnish shipbuilding cluster have started to brighten in the aftermath of Covid-19, writes Kari Reinikainen.
Life Cell Marine Safety of Australia, developer of the Life Cell marine flotation device, has partnered with the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to distribute a specially modified version of its life-saving device among the country’s small boat fleet, free of charge. The initial pilot scheme will see […]
The Naval Architect July/August 2021
Nuclear-powered ships – are they worth their salt?
Molten salt reactors are attracting growing interest as a possible carbon-free solution, with less of the stigma surrounding traditional nuclear power.