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China Launches Large Fast Patrol Boat

Haixun 31: Photo credit Maritime Safety Agnecy China

China launches its largest & most advanced patrol vessel 'Haixun 01' in Wuhan, Hubei province. Haixun 01 is the first Chinese patrol vessel to simultaneously incorporate marine inspection and rescue functions. It will carry out missions regarding maritime inspection, safety monitoring, rescue, oil spill detection and handling, said Xu Guoyi, head of the Shanghai Maritime Bureau, which will manage the ship, which is expected to come into service in late 2012. The Haixun 01 is 128.6 meters in length with a design speed of 37 km per hour and  a maximum sailing distance of 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 km) without refueling, said Tang Gongjie, general manager of Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd, the builder of the ship. The new ship can accommodate 200 people rescued at sea and will be equipped to offer basic medical treatment and surgeries. The vessel also has a helipad. In addition to rescue missions, the Haixun 01 will be able to tow ships as well fight fires. China currently has two 3,000-tonnage patrol vessels, Haixun 11 and Haixun 31, and a 1,500-tonnage patrol vessel, Haixun 21, to handle maritime inspection, salvage and maritime traffic management in the country's coastal waters.    


Moose Boats Delivers Security & Patrol Vessel

Moose Boats, a designer and builder of aluminum catamarans, has delivered a Moose 340C security and patrol vessel to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. This is the first of a two boat contract that that was recently awarded through GSA (General Services Administration) by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Suisun Bay Fleet consists of dry cargo ships, tankers, military auxiliaries and other types of reserve ships in the custody of the Maritime


Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation, Communications Systems for SFPA

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to provide the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's (SFPA) newest patrol vessel with a full suite of navigation and communication systems, networking the ship's systems and sensors into a single interface. The new 151-ft. patrol vessel, being built at Ferguson Shipbuilders on the Clyde, will replace the patrol ship WESTRA and will be the first in the SFPA fleet to have diesel electric propulsion


VT Group to Build Offshore Patrol Vessels

Artist’s impression of the ships VT is to build for Trinidad and Tobago Support services and shipbuilding company VT Group has been contracted to build and manage three (3) Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), including associated training and long-term maintenance support, that are to be supplied to Trinidad. The program, which was part of a proposal from the Government of the United Kingdom and VT Group to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, is valued at more than $201m


ASMAR Delivers FBM Protector to be Built in Chile

The final batch three FBM Protector33 patrol vessel of the Danubio project has been baptised and commissioned the General Service Patrol Boat (LSG) "Iquique" at a ceremony in the ASMAR (Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada) shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. The ceremony marked the ended of the current production of boats for the Danubio Project and is the 16th FBM Babcock Marine designed 33m Protector Patrol Vessels constructed by ASMAR for the General Directorate of Maritime Territory and


Quantum Wins Cutter Contract

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Quantum Marine Engineering won a contract to engineer, design, supply and support the roll stabilization systems for the U.S. Coast Guard's new class of Fast Response Cutters designated as the WPC project. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is the prime contractor for this new class of cutters.  The contract calls for up to 34 of these new ships to be built and delivered to the USCG over a multi-year contract. Over the past three years Quantum has been awarded contracts from a diverse range of


MAN B&W Power Package for New Patrol Vessel

MAN B&W Diesel A/S won the contract to supply three 9L21/31 Holeby GenSets as main power source for a new 3,000 dwt Patrol Vessel newbuilding under construction for the China State Oceanic Administration, Beijing. The vessel will also be equipped with a 6L16/24 harbor GenSet, which can operate in parallel with the main GenSets. The patrol vessel will be built by the Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai, China. The newbuilding is scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2004.


Ocean-going Patrol Vessel Delivered to RNN by Damen

Patrol Vessel – Holland Class: Photo courtesy of Damen

Transfer of 3rd Holland Class patrol vessel 'Friesland' by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding to RNN In Harlingen the third of four Holland Class Oceangoing Patrol Vessels, "Friesland" built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the Royal Netherlands Navy, was transferred to the Defence Materiel Organization of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. After delivery the Friesland will directly start an extensive testing and work-up program


New Brazilian Warship Departs the U.K.

Photo: BAE Systems

The latest addition to the Brazilian Navy’s fleet departed the UK in the snow for her new home in Rio de Janeiro where she will strengthen Brazil’s maritime security. Apa is the second of three Amazonas Class Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered to the Brazilian Navy by BAE Systems. Her sister ship, Amazonas, completed the crossing last year, while the final ship, Araguari, will be handed over in June.


New Brazilian Navy Ship Leaves U.K.

Photo: BAE Systems

The newest ship in the Brazilian Navy’s fleet departed the U.K. on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to Brazil. Araguari is the third of three Amazonas Class ocean patrol vessels delivered to the Brazilian Navy by BAE Systems. She is designed for maritime security, as well as being able to support humanitarian relief and search-and-rescue operations. Her two sister ships, Amazonas and APA, were delivered by BAE Systems last year and have already begun operations in Brazil


Austal Delivers 7th Cape Class Patrol Boat

Cape Wessel (Photo: Austal)

Shipbuilder Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Wessel, the seventh of eight Cape Class patrol boats being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. “The on-time delivery of Cape Wessel and continued efficiencies


Fincantieri to Supply Four OPVs to the Bangladesh Coast Guard

Image: Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.

 Fincantieri has been awarded the contract with the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) for the supply of four Italian Navy “Minerva” class corvettes to be upgraded and converted into Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), and to provide the related logistics support services.   


ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN

RSNs first-of-class LMV Independence

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) - Independence built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).


MTU Powers RSN Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel

Photo courtesy of MTU

MTU to power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Ministry of Defence, gathered at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) to witness the launching of the RSN’s


Mercury Diesel Engines for 16 New USCG Boats

Mercury Marine’s 2.0 diesel engine (Photo: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine has entered an agreement with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats to power 16 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boats with Mercury diesel engines.   “Mercury Marine’s 2.0 diesel engines are ideal for smaller vessels such as the Coast Guard Cutter Boat ATON Medium


Migrant Boat Still Held off Myanmar

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar's navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country's coast.


US, Vietnam to Bolster Maritime Security

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh. Photo by DoD, Defense Media Activity.

 The United States and Vietnam are committed to deepening their defense relationship, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi during a news conference with Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh.   The US will provide $18 million to Vietnam to help procure


Ulstein Launches Discovery Series

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 Originating from an offshore design platform, Ulstein Group presents its Discovery Series concept, which includes three different vessels in the exploration, cruising and coastal patrolling categories.    “70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by oceans


Japan to Help Philippines in Maritime

President Benigno S. Aquino III is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Small Dining Room of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Photo by  Philippine government

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Benigno Aquino agreed on Thursday to start negotiations on an accord for the transfer of defense equipment and technology, as the two nations bolster security ties amid heightened concerns over Beijing’s increasing


South China Sea Boils Up

Photo: Council on Foreign Relations

 The overlapping territorial disputes in the South China Sea involve China, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam have recently been moving from bad to worse.   Vietnam is seeking to upgrade its air defences by acquiring western fighter jets and drones


Taiwan Launches New ships as South China Sea Tensions Rise

Flag of the Coast Guard Administration - Taiwan

  Taiwan's coast guard on Saturday commissioned its biggest ships for duty in the form of two 3,000-ton patrol vessels, as the island boosts defences amid concerns about China's growing footprint in the disputed South China Sea. The new vessels will be able to dock at a new port being


Caterpillar to Power 16 Korean Patrol Boats

Photo courtesy of Caterpillar

Caterpillar Marine has announced Cat power solutions have been selected to power 16 new build Patrol Boats for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). Each Patrol Boat will be equipped with two Cat C32 main propulsion diesel engines and two Cat C9 ship service diesel generators


Vancouver Shipyard Starts Building First NSPS Vessel

Kyle Washington – Seaspan Executive Chairman, Brian Carter – President, Seaspan Shipyards, John Weston – MP West VancouverSunshine CoastSea to Sky, Minister Finley – Public Works & Government Services Canada

  The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, joined by Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country


Gondan Delivers Patrol Boats Rio Belelle, Rio Agueda

Photo: Gondan Shipyard

Gondan GRP Division has handed over two 36 knots maximum speed patrol boats. Yesterday the GRP Patrol Boats built for the Maritime Service of the Spanish Guardia Civil by Gondan Shipyard were officially delivered in Cádiz, Andalucía.


Fincantieri, Finmeccanica Win Italian Navy LHD Contract

Photo Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.

  Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector, have been awarded the contract for the construction and equipment of one






 
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