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Aker Yards Delivers Fast Day Ferry

Aker Yards delivered a superspeed day ferry for Color Line Transport AS. The vessel built at the Rauma yard is the first in the series of two. The second will be delivered next summer. The contract for two Fast Passenger Day Ferries worth approx. $370.5m was signed by Aker Yards and Color Line on December 15, 2005. Speed and efficiency were the key requirements when the new concept was designed. The operational cruising speed will be 27 knots, and the passage time from Kristiansand / Larvik in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark will be from 3 to 4 hours. The ca. 211 m long and 26 m wide vessel has 2,000 lane metres of vehicle space and takes 1,900 passengers. There are no passenger cabins in the day ferry.


ICG Acquires Passenger RoRo Cruise Ferry

Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) announced that its ferry division Irish Ferries has entered into an agreement for RoRo cruise ferry Kronprins Harald from its current owners and operators , Color Line of Norway, for an investment , including modification and delivery costs. The vessel is being purchased for use on Irish Ferries route between Rosslare in Ireland and Cherbourg and Roscoff in France. With its current vessel Normandy Irish Ferries carries approximately 50


B+V Repair Sector Reports Good Prospects

Two ships are currently at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH in Hamburg and both were booked in at very short notice, one for rudder repairs and the other for the repair of engine damage. The container ship CGM PASTEUR (length over all: 200,23m, breadth: 32,20m; GT: 29.739) from Columbus Shipmanagement (Hamburg Süd) is in Dock 11. Its rudder bearings are being replaced and the rudder blade repaired. In addition a completely new rudder head is being fitted.


Port of Kiel’s Annual Results Show a Slight Rise

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More than 6.3 million tons of cargo and 2.2% more passengers handled.   The Port of Kiel ended the year 2012 with a small plus in both cargo and passenger handling. Last year more than 6.3 million tons of cargo (an increase of 0.3%) were turned round for the first time. That was an increase – if only a small one – over handling posted in 2011. In the passenger sector more than 1.9 million travellers either boarded or disembarked from a ferry or cruise ship last year


Cruise Season Gets Underway in the Port of Kiel

AIDAcara in the Port of Kiel

“AIDAcara” is first to call at the Ostseekai Terminal. The 2013 cruise shipping year opened in Kiel on April 13 when the first ship of the season, AIDAcara, arrived at the Ostseekai from Dover. She berthed at around 0900 at the cruise shipping terminal after earlier being treated to a water fountain display from an SFK tug when she left the Kiel Canal. Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel said, “We are well prepared for the cruise shipping season


DFDS Seaways Wins Ferry Travel Award

DFDS Ferry: Image courtesy of DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways was named “Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator” at the European leg of the 2013 World Travel Awards in Antalya, Turkey, the seventh consecutive year that the ferry company has been recognised for its outstanding service at the World Travel Awards. The 2013 World Travel Awards are recognised worldwide as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and the premier industry awards programme


Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its extremely popular NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with the latest NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards for rugged reliability, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 n.m. range. It is available with either a 4 or 6 ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in


Cole Hersee’s New Catalog

Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for vehicle industries, including the marine industry, introduced its new Marine Catalog, D100. This newly designed, full color catalog details the company’s line of switches and products for the marine industry.  Cole Hersee’s newly restructured catalog offers complete product descriptions with full color product pictures


Kiel Well-Placed for 2012

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Port handles more than six million tons for the first time.   Kiel, January 17 2012: The Port of Kiel turned round more than six million tons of cargo last year for the first time ever. It posted a turnover figure of 6,293.374 tons exactly at the turn of the year - an increase of 8.5 % over the previous year. The Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) Dr Dirk Claus said “thanks to the shipping companies and the port working hand in hand


USS Freedom Repainted with Amercoat

Photo by David Clapp

PPG Industries said the topsides of the USS Freedom, lead ship of the U.S Navy's littoral combat ships (LCS), have been repainted using AMERCOAT(R) 240 edge-retention epoxy and PSX(R) 700SG epoxy-polysiloxane coatings by PPG's protective and marine coatings (PMC) business. Commissioned in 2008, the USS Freedom went to dry dock in January 2013 to remove the existing coatings system because that system had failed. Lockheed Martin, builder of the USS Freedom, naval contractor YYK Enterprises


Holland America Line Returns to Bermuda

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Holland America Line is returning to the pink sands and pastel-colored skyline of Bermuda on seven-day cruises aboard ms Veendam. Sailing roundtrip from Boston, Mass., six departures will sail in May, June and July, and feature three days and nights at Hamilton


Chemistry Charts the Course in Coatings

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Sherwin-Williams’ WB Acrolon 100, developed through waterborne technology, delivers aesthetics and protection in one topcoat. It all adds up to extended maintenance and recoat cycles. Inland river crews have a lot on their plate. When your job is to be a deckhand


Industry's First Color Fishfinder by Lowrance

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  Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 — announced today the newest additions to its Elite family of fishfinder and chartplotter products, the Elite-3x and Elite-3x All Season pack. The most affordable color fishfinder ever introduced


Editorial: Gas ... It's Both the Question & the Answer

Greg  Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher

When the time comes to pull an edition together, sometimes the content simply takes on a life of its own, as is the case with the July 2014 edition and the proliferation of ‘gas’ throughout. While the advent of gas and all that this little word encompasses is hardly breaking news


ABB S2S System for Color Line Ferry

Photo courtesy ABB

ABB, a global provider of power and energy solutions, is to supply a complete Shore to Ship Power (S2S) system to Color Line’s ro-pax ferry, SuperSpeed1. The 34,231 tons gross SuperSpeed1, built by Aker Finnyards at Rauma in Finland


Wärtsilä Launches Inline Scrubber System

Image courtesy Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä said its new inline scrubber system is designed to offer notable benefits over conventional exhaust gas cleaning systems, and its compact form saves considerable space, which is particularly important in smaller vessels and when being retrofitted


PPG PMC Terminates Sales Agreement in Mexico

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that it has terminated its licensee agreement with Comex Group in Mexico and that customers in that country can now order AMERCOAT brand products directly from PPG


Objects Spotted in New Flight 370 Search Area

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According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), five aircraft have spotted “multiple objects of various colors” during Friday’s search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Authorities will assess the photographic imagery of the objects overnight.


NOAA's Paper Charts are here to Stay

Rear Adm. Gerd Glang certifies a new print-on-demand chart agent after inspecting the companys sample chart. (Photo: NOAA)

New certified printing agents bring buying options It won't be long before mariners and the boating public will have a wider choice of options and special services when they purchase NOAA paper nautical charts, thanks to NOAA's expanded "print-on-demand" chart production and


New Report Features for Seall Passage Planner

Courtesy Jargoon

Maritime software specialist Jargoon announced that its Seall Passage Planner will now include a color coded risk assessment report feature. The smart e-navigation software is designed to overlay multiple vital data such as AIO or Navarea warnings directly on top of ENCs in order to give a wide


NOAA Certifies 11Printers for Paper Charts

Credit: NOAA

Mariners and the boating public have a wider choice of options and special services when they purchase NOAA paper nautical charts, thanks to NOAA's expanded "print-on-demand" chart production and distribution system. Coast Survey has certified eleven chart printing agents who have the


Ergonomic Controls Innovation for ECDIS, Bridge Controls

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Innovations in computer display technology would seem to have recently hit a plateau. With the advent of LCD panels, improvements in computer displays have recently been limited to larger screens, higher pixel resolution, greater energy efficiency, and lighter, more efficient use of base resources


Color LCD Radar from SI-TEX

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SI-TEX Marine Electronics launched its new T-760 Series Radar, which offers features like touch screen control, AIS target tracking and standard MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid). SI-TEX T-760 Series’ compact, slim case and vertically oriented


MHI Delivers Cargo-passenger Ship Tachibana-Maru

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On June 4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) delivered the cargo-passenger ship Tachibana-Maru to Tokai Kisen Co., Ltd. at its Shimonoseki Shipyard and Machinery Works. The vessel is a "super eco-ship" with a high-efficiency propulsion system that achieves  energy savings


MagicEzy, AB Marine Join Forces

MagicEzy, Australian manufacturer of new 9-Second Chip Fix, Hairline Fix and Mega Fusion, has signed on with Newport, Rhode Island-based marine products distributor AB Marine to bring its repair products to the North American boating market.






 
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