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BC Ferries' CEO says LNG is the fuel of the future
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
The use of LNG as fuel is a pivotal part of British Columbia Ferry Services’ strategy, with its chief executive and president Mike Corrigan calling it a game-changer. Earlier this year the ...
Mopping up misconceptions
Mopping up misconceptions
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
Shipowners are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of low pressure water mist systems as proven fire-fighting solutions. For a fire to survive, it needs the presence of three elements: ...
ABB inks maintenance contract with Prestige
ABB inks maintenance contract with Prestige
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
ABB has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Prestige Cruise Holdings to provide services, parts and support for all turbochargers installed on its fleet of eight cruise ships. Prestige ...
Ferries are the impetus for GTT LNG bunkering design
Ferries are the impetus for GTT LNG bunkering design
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
The use of LNG as fuel for passenger ships has taken another step forward after Gaztransport et Technigaz (GTT) developed a design for an LNG bunkering barge that was originally intended for ...
Crystal Symphony emerges after redesign
Crystal Symphony emerges after redesign
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
Crystal Symphony has emerged from a two-week, US$20 million drydock redesign. Crystal Cruises unveiled the ship’s new look at the end of September as guests embarked on an eight-night ...
Stena North Sea ferry to be optimised for new Irish route
Stena North Sea ferry to be optimised for new Irish route
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
MacGregor has scooped a contract from Stena North Sea to convert the 29,800gt ropax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Wales. MacGregor’s roro ...
Seaspan in right place for Regatta refit
Seaspan in right place for Regatta refit
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
 Seaspan Shipyards’ Vancouver Drydock (VDC) won the contract for the refit of Oceania Cruises’ Regatta on the back of several key differentiators: location, confidence in the ...
Regulation, safety and LNG under the spotlight
Regulation, safety and LNG under the spotlight
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
Regulation, safety and LNG were all under the microscope at Interferry. Interferry chairman Mike Grainger, managing director of Liferaft Systems Australia, recalled that it was 20 years to the week ...
Bunkering is a mixed bag as low sulphur law looms
Bunkering is a mixed bag as low sulphur law looms
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
As the passenger shipping industry prepares for the European Union’s low sulphur directive, due to come into effect next year, there is a rather mixed message about fuel availability and ...
Turn down underwater volume
Turn down underwater volume
Passenger Ship Technology 4th Quarter 2014
Reducing the underwater noise made by commercial ships in order to limit damage to marine life is under the spotlight as several class societies launch notations covering this area. RINA introduced ...
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