VESSEL REVIEW | Dampier Legend – First boat in new RIB series for Australian volunteer rescue agency

Dampier Legend

Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (VMRWA) recently took delivery of a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) for operation by its Marine Rescue Dampier station in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The aptly named Dampier Legend was designed by local naval architecture firm Southerly Designs and built in fulfillment of a contract awarded by the Western Australian […]

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Passenger Vessel News Roundup | June 26 – US cruise ship orders and construction plus a new tour catamaran for Australia

A luxury cruise ship slated for a Swiss operator completes is final series of sea trials while construction continues on the fifth ship in a series ordered by a US cruise company. Orders have meanwhile been placed for sea-going and river cruise ships and a catamaran that will sail on excursions in...

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Operator reveals New Zealand ferry ran aground three weeks following overhaul

Aratere aground near South Island

New Zealand ferry operator Interislander has confirmed that a steering failure had caused the Ro-Pax vessel Aratere to run aground near Picton on South Island late last week. This failure caused the ferry to gradually divert from its intended course and head into the side of a cliff shortly after...

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Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | June 25 – New frigates, corvettes and a special operations support ship

The Hellenic Navy acquires a former research vessel for special operations support as Japan welcomes a stealth frigate into service and new corvettes for Russia and the Philippines are launched. Construction begins on Australia’s Hunter-class frigates. Finally, ordered have been placed for frigates for the German Navy and patrol boats for Australia’s Pacific Island neighbours. […]

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Construction begins on Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter-class frigates

Cutting of the first steel of the future HMAS Hunter

Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, South Australia, has cut the first steel to be used in the construction of the first Hunter-class frigate ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The piece of steel cut will form part of the under structure support for the port side propeller shaft brake...

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Australian government orders two additional Guardian-class patrol boats

A Guardian-class patrol boat

The Australian Government has ordered two additional Guardian-class patrol boats from Austal Australia by way of a contract valued at approximately AU$39 million (US$26 million). The 39.5-metre, steel-hull patrol boats, to be constructed at Henderson in Western Australia and scheduled for delivery...

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COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

There was only one story in offshore this week, the news that Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis has doubled down on this bet on the platform supply vessel (PSV) market by making the single biggest order in the entire segment in the last decade. His Capital Offshore has placed an order for four firm diesel-electric, DP2, […]

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Newly formed defence company to support Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine procurement

H&B Defence Executive Team

US naval shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and UK defence technology company the Babcock International Group have formed a new joint venture and entity to accelerate the development of critical sovereign capability for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine program. H&B Defence will combine nuclear submarine and shipbuilding experience from Australia, the United Kingdom,z and […]

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