3D printing for marine applications is still in it nascent phase – although ambitious projects in the US, Denmark and the Netherlands are casting light on the potential for 3D-printed vessels. In October 2019, the world’s largest 3D-printed composite boat, the 3Dirigo, was assembled and launched by the Advanced Structures & Composites Center of the […]
Patrol & Rescue
In June 2023, the Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) signed an agreement with Danske Patruljeskibe – a consortium comprising Terma, Odense Maritime Technology and PensionDanmark – for the design for a new generation of patrol vessels for the Danish Armed Forces. In so doing, DALO has selected Danske Patruljeskibe as the party responsible […]
Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract for the sale of six sets of controllable pitch propellers to Hyundai Heavy Industries. The propellers will be installed on six new 94-metre offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy. Each propulsion set will consist of twin Kongsberg Kamewa controllable pitch propeller 86 A/5 D-B systems, as well as […]
The Republic of Ireland is acquiring two decommissioned Lake-class inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) from New Zealand as part of wider plans to modernise and rebalance the Irish Naval Service fleet. Separately, the Irish government has reaffirmed its plans to proceed with the acquisition of a new Multi Role Vessel (MRV) able to deliver a flexible […]
The Italian Coast Guard has commissioned Fincantieri and Vittoria Shipyard to design and build a new eco-friendly, multi-role vessel capable of fulfilling numerous tasks, with suggested missions including sea rescue, civil protection, marine conservation and long-range patrols into deepwater regions, to name but a few. The order, valued at €80 million (US$90.7 million), includes not only […]
Ship & Boat International eNews: August 2021
The US Army Corps of Engineers has taken delivery of a new utility vessel, set to be deployed by the National Park Service (NPS) at Ellis Island, home of the Statue of Liberty.
Ship & Boat International eNews: July/August 2021
Australian boatbuilder Dongara Marine has delivered its first RIB, Cape Rose, to Marine Rescue Shark Bay.
Ship & Boat International eNews: June 2021
Californian builder Moose Boats has delivered a new firefighting craft, Marine 1, to New York’s Rochester Fire Department (RFD).