The Royal Netherlands Navy’s First Hybrid Tugboat

The first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid was navigated into the Den Helder Harbour by the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on February 20th. This hybrid tug boat that bears the name Noordzee is almost 29 meters long and is the first standard hybrid tug supplied by Damen Shipyard to the RNLN.

Indonesian Firm picks Catamaran Design

Indonesia’s largest marine tourism operator, Bali Hai Cruises, has awarded a contract to International Maritime Consultants (IMC) for the design of its next generation day-cruise catamarans.

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Hanjin to expand Subic Yard

Philippines largest shipyard operator Hanjin Heavy Industries-Philippines (HHIP) has reserved an additional 150 hectares of land for the expansion of its Subic yard in its bid to handle swelling orders for new buildings as well as other projects. The expansion, which has an estimated investment cost of about $1 billion, is being geared towards the platform for the new Malampaya…

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DOLE cites 7 measures to avoid another Keppel Shipyard Incident

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recommended seven corrective measures on occupational safety and health which the Keppel Subic Shipyard, Inc. management should implement to avoid the recurrence of the recent mishap in the said shipyard. Labor and Employment Secretary Ro­salinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the seven measures by DOLE resulted from the investigation of the Department’s inspec­tion team which was…

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Shipbuilding, Reclamation, Iron Smelting are key growth areas for Maritime Industry: FVR

Aside from the opportunities in shipbuilding, former President Fi­del V. Ramos identified two more growth areas for the maritime industry—reclamation and smelting. Speaking before the members of the Mari­time League as well as other invited guest in a breakfast forum recently, Ramos stressed that foreign counterparts are not needed in these projects as it can be done “All Pinoy”. “We…

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Marina to make Philippines a hub for shipbuilding, ship-repair in Asia-Pacific

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has started to lay grounds for the establishment and development of a shipbuilding and ship-repair industry for the Asia-Pacific, which is a long-time dream not only of the agency but the entire country. To complement this industry, Marina is also looking at developing first the logis­tics and transshipment hub of the country which will be…