Equipment

Sustainability drives innovation in decking systems

Sustainability drives innovation in decking systems

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. […]

Voith tackles Giant project

Voith tackles Giant project

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 […]

Demand soars at ASRY

Demand soars at ASRY

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 […]

Methanol a potential naval fuel

Methanol a potential naval fuel

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 […]

Approaching ‘Zion’

Approaching ‘Zion’

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 […]

Hanging on for dear life

Hanging on for dear life

  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 […]

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