Norwegian Coast Guard’s final Jan Mayen-class patrol vessel formally named

Naming ceremony of the Norwegian Coast Guard patrol vessel NoCGV Hopen, June 12, 2024

The Norwegian Coast Guard’s third and last Jan Mayen-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) was formally named in a ceremony at Vard’s Langsten facilities on Wednesday, June 12. The future NoCGV Hopen and its two earlier sisters, including class lead ship NoCGV Jan Mayen, will replace the coast guard’s...

VESSEL REVIEW | Hydromer – Hydrogen-ready hopper dredger to serve France’s Occitanie region

Hydromer, a new hydrogen-ready dredger acquired by France's Occitanie region

The government of the Occitanie region in southern France recently placed a new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) into service. Built by local shipyard Piriou, the 70- by 16.7-metre (230- by 54.8-foot) Hydromer was designed by the French office of Norwegian naval architecture firm LMG Marin in...

EU prosecutors launch probe into Romanian agencies’ fraudulent purchase of tugs

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), the European Union’s independent public prosecution office, is leading 12 searches in an investigation against the officials of two Romanian government agencies in connection with suspected fraud relating to the procurement of two new river tugs....

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