Rolls-Royce Unveils Dynamically-Positioned, LNG-Powered Superyacht Concept

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new luxury yacht concept design which the company says showcases the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power. The new yacht design, known as the Crystal Blue, was unveiled this week during the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam. Crystal Blue also comes with 42-meter tender … [Read more...]

ABS Issues Approval in Principle for LNG-Fueled Bulker Design

International classification society ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for the Seatransporter-DF, a dual-fuel design concept vessel developed by Algoship Designers Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas. The design has the capability to accommodate multiple engine types as well as Type-C or membrane containment systems for LNG fuel. Algoship worked with CleanShips LLC, based … [Read more...]

Project Team Reveals LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier Design

A handful of shipping industry leaders have teamed up in a joint project to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that uses LNG as a fuel. The project, dubbed Project Forward, involves international classification society ABS, with Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä. Plans for the first concept design were revealed this week at Posidonia, the international … [Read more...]

Pentagon Christens Unmanned Anti-Sub Ship

By Phil Stewart PORTLAND, Oregon, April 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines, a major advance in robotic warfare at the core of America's strategy to counter Chinese and Russian naval investments. The 132-foot-long (40-meter-long) unarmed prototype, dubbed Sea Hunter, is the naval … [Read more...]