WATCH: Shell Icebreaker Threads Bridge Hanger’s Barricade

Photo: Greenpeace USA 2015/Flickr

  By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., July 30 (Reuters) - An icebreaking vessel key to Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic departed Portland, Oregon, late on Thursday, navigating between a narrow gap of environmental activists dangling from a bridge after a two-day human blockade. Several Greenpeace activists appeared to bow to orders from police … [Read more...]

Best Cruise Ship Captain Ever Addresses Passengers About Fire – VIDEO

Freedom of the Seas file photo: Creative Commons

  Freedom of the Seas captain Ron Holmes addressed his passengers over the ship's CCTV following last week's fire on board the ship as it arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica, providing guests with details describing exactly what happened and the actions that he and his crew took to ensure passenger safety. In the video, Captain Holmes said that the fire started in the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Subsea Cable-Layer Maersk Connector Launched

Photo: Damen Shipyards

The Damen-built subsea support vessel Maersk Connector was launched Thursday at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service and is built to contract for a seven year charter agreement with DeepOcean. Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels developed by the Damen Shipyards Group called … [Read more...]

Panama Canal Expansion Project Nearing Completion – Project Update

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The Panama Canal Expansion Program is nearing completion with the construction of the Third Set of Locks reaching 90% completion this month. The Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, … [Read more...]

WATCH: MV Legionnaire Sideways Launch

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The MV Legionnaire, one of two new vessels that will soon begin serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, was launched on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania. Minister of Transportation and Works David Brazil was on hand for the ceremony. This new ferry will service Bell Island and is expected to arrive in the province in 2016. "The … [Read more...]

WATCH: Launch of First LNG-Powered Ferry Built in North America

Launch of hull July 18, 2015.

  Last week we heard about the commissioning of the first LNG-powered ferry in North America, the F.-A.-Gauthier. Today we have time-lapse video of the launch of the first dual-fuel LNG ferry to be built in North America, now known as Hull 723. Like F.-A.-Gauthier, Hull 723 is also being built for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) and is one of two … [Read more...]