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BAE Systems Supports Thai Navy Patrol Boat Build

Danela McFadyen, Head of Commercial, International with Captain Pichayane Tanprasert, Managing Director of Bangkok Dock (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems announced it has signed a contract with Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy. Under the agreement, BAE Systems will provide engineering support and advice during construction of the vessel in Thailand.   Nigel Stewart, Commercial Director, BAE Systems’ Naval Ships business, said, “We’re looking forward to building and strengthening our relationship with Thailand’s shipbuilding industry. This contract to support delivery of a second Offshore Patrol Vessel to the Royal Thai Navy is a clear endorsement of our versatile Offshore Patrol Vessel design.”   "With three of these ships already in service in Brazil and a further three Offshore Patrol Vessels under construction for the U.K. Royal Navy, our design continues to attract significant interest internationally," Stewart said.   According to BAE Systems , the Offshore Patrol Vessel is a highly versatile ship, making it a cost-effective solution for many navies, with options for us to construct vessels at our facilities in Glasgow, Scotland, or for international customers to build ships under licensed design agreements using their own indigenous industries.   The Royal Thai Navy accepted its first 90 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel, HTMS KrabiI, from Bangkok Dock in 2013, which is a variant of the baseline BAE Systems design

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

First MAN 175D Engines Ordered

MAN 175D (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won a contract to supply the first shipset (plus an option for six more, to be confirmed) of GenSets for the multipurpose, offshore patrol vessel – Pattugliatore Polivalente d' Altura (PPA) – program. Each vessel will feature four 12V175D GenSets

Finnish Minelayer Undergoes Midlife Refit

Finnish Navy’s minelayer Pansio (Photo: AEFI)

Minelayer vessel Pansio has been fully refitted and handed over to the Finnish Navy, following a midlife upgrade carried out by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy (AEFI ) together with Uki Workboat Oy (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) as a subcontractor.  

Protecting Global Maritime Traffic

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The world economy depends on safe, protected, secure and sustainable maritime traffic.    International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Chris Trelawny outlined how sustainable maritime development, underpinned by good maritime security can support improved economic development

India's GSL Delivers Patrol Vessel to Mauritius

Photo: Press Information Bureau, India Govt

 Indo-Mauritian maritime defence Co-operation got another fillip with the delivery of first Fast Patrol Vessel, MCGS VICTORY, designed and built in-house by Goa Shipyard Limited(GSL) for Mauritius Coast Guard, on 26th September 2016 at GSL.   

Hornblower Flagship Retrofits with Thordon's Shaft Seals

Inspiration Hornblower has converted to the maintenance-free TG100 mechanical tail-shaft seals (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon Bearings’ US West Coast Distributor, Pacific Marine Equipment has successfully completed the installation of a pair of TG100 mechanical propeller shaft seals to Hornblower Cruises & Events’ 1000-passenger capacity twin screw flagship, Inspiration Hornblower.

Seaspan Hosts Atlantic Canada Industry Day

More than 100 people representing over 70 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ second annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax today. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package of

US Navy Ship Changes Course after Iran Vessel Interaction

USS Firebolt  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman)

A vessel from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards of a U.S. military ship in the central Gulf on Sept. 4, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday.   The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity

Tuco’s New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Image: Tuco Marine

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.   Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers and polar research vessels are currently under development and construction worldwide

Russia Ramps Up Its Military Presence In The Arctic

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 A new era of dominance in a polar region opening up. The size and scale of Russia's military activities in the Arctic are producing negative perceptions and growing suspicion in the West.   UPI reports that  Russia, long seen as an aggressive and unpredictable bear in

Next Generation Workshops Set for Southampton

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A unique program of three specialist events for the sub IMO / sub 24 meter professional sector is being held ‘back to back’ at the Grand Harbour in Southampton, U.K. this October. The fast moving workshop style program brings together an international group of experts armed with the

Singapore Navy Chooses SharpEye Navigation Radar

SharpEye (Image: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes will supply its SharpEye navigation radar for the Republic of Singapore Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) program, which includes eight new vessels to replace the current fleet of Fearless-class patrol vessels. The lead ship of the fleet, Independence

Converted OPVs Delivered to the Bangladesh Coast Guard

Photo: Fincantieri

The first Minerva class corvettes, decommissioned by the Italian Navy, have been converted   Fincantieri has delivered today at its shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia the first two units part of the supply contract of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG)

Two Patrol Vessels Delivered in Nigeria

MV Hezekiah Photo Incat Crowther

The construction of M/V Hezekiah and M/V Lady Dora, two 35-meter offshore security patrol vessels, has been completed for an undisclosed client in Lagos, Nigeria. The vessels are designed by Incat Crowther, classed by Bureau Veritas (BV) and were constructed by Veecraft Marine in Cape Town

JRC and Alphatron Marine to Exhibit at SMM

Premium Bridge (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

JRC and Alphatron Marine announced they will exhibit at SMM in Hamburg, Germany. On display will be second generation bridges featuring a new level of operational ergonomics and user-friendliness, suited for the working environment for all mariners and applicable for all type of vessels.  

ST Marine Delivers 4th Patrol Vessel to Oman

A series of four patrol vessels designed and built by ST Marine for the Royal Navy of Oman, namely RNOV Al-Seeb, RNOV Shinas, RNOV Sadh and RNOV Khassab (Photo: ST Marine)

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), has held the Interim Acceptance ceremony for the Patrol Vessel (PV) RNOV Khasab.   This is the final, in a series of four vessels

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