In response to a brief from Falmouth firm, Seawide Services to augment and futureproof its current fleet of high-speed work platforms, Penryn-based naval architect, Jack Gifford Marine Design Studio (JGMDS) has designed the 15m workcat, Obervargh – the Cornish word for ‘work horse.’
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Shipyards and Shipbuilding
PIRIOU awarded contract by the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA for the purchase of 20 harbour and coastal tugs
The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has awarded shipbuilder PIRIOU a contract to supply a series of twenty 30 tonnes tugs including 15 harbour tugs -RP30- and 5 harbour and coastal tugs -RPC30- involving a firm order for four units and several optional orders including the related maintenance services.
SMS delivers a 24m new build aquaculture workboat for a Maltese fish farm specialist operator.
Damen Yichang Shipyard in China has hosted a steel cutting ceremony with a difference. As a result of safety measures surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak, the occasion of first steel cut for a Damen RoPax Ferry 6716 for the Government of Timor-Leste was marked by a digital gathering.
Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Forth Ports Limited for an ASD Tug 2312.
Abu Dhabi Ports has announced its collaboration with a global commercial vessel designer and tugboat leader, Robert Allan Ltd., to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugs.