LEADING INTERNATIONAL MARITIME MAGAZINE

Shipyards and Shipbuilding

Lürssen acquires Blohm+Voss yard

In a bid to strengthen its portfolio in the repair and refit activities for yachts, naval and commercial ships, German shipbuilder Lürssen has acquired the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg for an undisclosed price.

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Austal delivers high speed offshore crew transfer vessel

Austal has delivered its second high speed crew transfer vessel of 2016, to Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO). The 57.6m all-aluminium catamaran was designed by Incat Crowther and constructed by Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines. It is the fourth offshore crew transfer vessel delivered by Austal in the past 15 months.

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ABS Classes World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has confirmed that the ABS-classed Ethane Crystal is the world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), 

Delivered to owner India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of South Korea, the Ethane Crystal is the first of six VLECs to be delivered with ABS Class through 2017. 

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