Port of Seattle Kicks off Another Record Season

Port of Seattle Kicks off Another Record Season

Over one-million passengers expected, with larger ships leading the way The Port of Seattle (see also CruiseMapper) embarks on another record cruise season with the arrival of the first ship – Norwegian …
Apr 20, 2018 /  Cruise
TMC compressors for NCL cruise ships

TMC compressors for NCL cruise ships

Fincantieri has contracted TMC Compressors (TMC) to supply compressed air systems to the four vessels the Italian shipbuilder is constructing for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL) (CruiseMapper). Under the …
Jan 23, 2018 /  Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line orders PrimeServ upgrades for multiple vessels

Norwegian Cruise Line orders PrimeServ upgrades for multiple vessels

Engine insulation to be brought up to SOLAS standard in advance of required timeline MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division, has confirmed an order from Norwegian Cruise Line for SOLAS …
Nov 17, 2017 /  Curious
Fincantieri wins contract award from NCL for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships

Fincantieri wins contract award from NCL for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships

Fincantieri was awarded an order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships with an option for additional 2, for the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand. The …
Feb 16, 2017 /  Cruise
Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force

Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force

A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July 2016. Seafarers may be called …
Jul 1, 2016 /  Vessels
The first pair of MAN V12-1900 engines in Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge

The first pair of MAN V12-1900 engines in Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge

Top speed: 35 kn; total engine power 3.800 HP; chrome-plated cylinder head covers MAN Engines deliver the first two units of their most powerful high-speed diesel engine, V12-1900, to Riviera. A manufacturer of …
May 5, 2016 /  Curious
ITF: Panama a Tax Haven as FOC Flag Country

ITF: Panama a Tax Haven as FOC Flag Country

Revelations of tax avoidance and related activities, mentioned in the leaked Panama Papers this week, could lead to a change in the current climate of tacit approval for this kind of “socially damaging …
Apr 8, 2016 /  Curious
WSS warns SOLAS regulation alone isn’t enough when it comes to gas detection

WSS warns SOLAS regulation alone isn’t enough when it comes to gas detection

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is warning ship operators they must combine vigilance, structure and care with the new SOLAS X1-1/7 - MSC.1/Circ.1477 & MSC.1/Circ.1485 regulations to safeguard crews from the dangers …
Apr 6, 2016 /  Curious
World's biggest scrubber system sets sail

World's biggest scrubber system sets sail

Yara Marine Technologies (Yara) Friday (Nov 27) announced that a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, the M/V Norwegian Escape, has set sail from Hamburg, Germany featuring five of Yara's sulfur oxide (SOx) scrubbers - …
Nov 30, 2015 /  Curious
China’s naval commander: Minor incident could spark war in South China Sea

China’s naval commander: Minor incident could spark war in South China Sea

China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its "provocative acts" in the disputed waterway, the Chinese navy said on …
Oct 30, 2015 /  Naval