Newbuildings

Seapeak LNG carrier secures cyber security first

Seapeak LNG carrier secures cyber security first

New digital technologies, supported by developments in connectivity and the ability to transfer data in greater volumes between ship and shore, promise significant gains for ship and fleet performance. However, the deepening of onboard and onshore interconnectedness and the mixing of shipboard IT and operational technology (OT) systems also opens up new avenues for security […]

New ‘Dawn’ for George Hepburn

New ‘Dawn’ for George Hepburn

A quest for enhanced crew comfort and improved fuel efficiency has driven the design of Celestial Dawn, recently delivered to owner George Hepburn for prawn fishing in the Scottish North Sea. The 22.75m vessel, designed by Macduff Ship Design and built by Macduff Shipyards, replaces an older vessel of the same name (also built by Macduff, in […]

Fine entry for the BAR30

Fine entry for the BAR30

Profiled at Seawork 2022, the offshore wind farm vessel Seacat Columbia doesn’t look that novel from the quayside – until you get a proper look at the far side of the boat, writes Stevie Knight. The BAR30-class vessel’s asymmetrical design may be surprising, “but the hull is 30% more efficient than a similar capacity cat […]

Significant Small Ships of 2022 – entries open

Significant Small Ships of 2022 – entries open

Ship & Boat International eNews: July August 2022 Work has commenced on this year’s edition of Significant Small Ships, profiling newbuilds sized between 5-100m and officially delivered in 2022 (with the exception of prototype models). Significant Small Ships of 2022 welcomes any submissions from naval architects, boatbuilders and designers. We cover all vessel types, including RIBs, patrol / […]

First Project Al Sarawat corvette commissioned

First Project Al Sarawat corvette commissioned

Spanish shipbuilding and systems group Navantia has delivered the first of five Avante 2200 corvettes built for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under a contract signed in 2018. HMS Al Jubail was handed over and commissioned into the Royal Saudi Naval Forces at La Carraca naval base in San Fernando, Cádiz. The ship and its […]

An aquacultural LUV affair

An aquacultural LUV affair

  Growing global demand for sustainable offshore fish farms (see, for example, Ship & Boat International March/April 2022, page 44) is necessitating fit-for-purpose aquaculture support vessels capable of handling large nets and cables and loading/offloading significant caches of fish and shellfish. This booming sector has attracted the attention of Damen Shipyards Group, which has been working […]

Clean sailing via Croatia

Clean sailing via Croatia

(image: DIV Group)   Croatian boatbuilder Brodosplit has commenced construction of an eco-friendly passenger sailing ship, drawing on a combination of electricity and wind power to fuel its trips. The 63.5m x 10m vessel will feature a height of 5.35m from the main deck, a steel hull and superstructure, plus three aluminium alloy masts, and […]

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