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Steamship Mutual launches the “Yacht Club”

Steamship Mutual has been a market leader providing specialist P&I insurance for yachts for over 10 years. It is proud to announce the launch of its new brand, the “Yacht Club”. Our dedicated yacht terms and conditions have been specifically adapted to meet the needs of yacht owners, and we have unique additional covers that allow us to offer the widest and most innovative cover. Team Manager Hugo Jacquot says: “Steamship Mutual is committed to retain and develop its current book of yacht business hence why we are making significant ...

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Latest Carnival’s cruise ship Mardi Gras is flagged in Panama

When Carnival bought their first cruise ship Mardi Gras in the 1970’s, nearly 50 years ago, and registered her under the Panama flag, nobody expected that a new Mardi Gras will be built 50 years later, breaking records again and keeping the tradition of flying the Panama flag. In a recent ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard, The Mardi Gras, left the dry dock to be positioned in the water en-route to her new location to finalize its interior and exterior outfitting. With a capacity for 5,282 passengers, Mardi Gras ...

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Poseidon Monitoring System installed on new Perth 148 seat Passenger Ferry

Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd are very proud to announce that the Poseidon System has been installed in the new 148 seat passenger ferry, MV Tricia in Perth, Western Australia by their Authorised Reseller Maritime Systems Australia. Maritime Systems Australia Managing Director Steve Parsons commented “We selected the Poseidon System for its complete flexibility and ease of installation and were very pleased with the results. The system installation went very well and Oceanic’s support to assist with this meant we were able to deliver the system on time and on budget.” ...

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MSC Lirica To Homeport In Piraeus For Summer 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean market in summer 2021 and she will homeport in Piraeus (Athens), Greece for the entire season. MSC Lirica will offer a newly-designed innovative itinerary 7-night cruises on 23 separate occasions between May and September 2021 from Piraeus calling Mykonos; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus, Rhodes and Kusadasi, Turkey before returning to Piraeus. Angelo Capurro, Executive Director, MSC Cruises said: “Since we first saw guests board our ships in Greece in 2003 our presence in the country has grown significantly and I ...

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Cruise tourism to grow further in Greece following 15-pct rise in 2019

Greek ports are expected to attract more cruise tourists following a rise of about 15 percent both in cruise liner calls and passenger arrivals in 2019, officials have told Xinhua. Last year, the number of cruise passengers traveling from Greek ports increased by 15.64 percent to more than 5.53 million, and that of cruise ship arrivals increased by 14.34 percent to 3,899, the Hellenic Ports Association, a non-profit organization for Greece’s port operation, said Tuesday. Piraeus, Greece’s biggest port, remains the top destination for cruises in Greece for the 10th ...

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Wallem adds expertise to Hong Kong cruise industry Advisory

Wallem Group Managing Director for Ship Agency Services, Dickson Chin, has joined Hong Kong’s highly influential Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry (ACCI), where his extensive logistical support expertise will help ensure that the number of cruise ships calling at the territory continue to flourish. Established in 2008, ACCI advises the government of Hong Kong on measures aimed at developing as a leading cruise hub in the region. Its remit includes fostering cooperation with locations throughout Asia on itinerary development, growing demand for cruise tourism and making sure that terminals and ...

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Carnival Corporation Joins Getting to Zero Coalition for Zero Emission Operations

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, an alliance of organizations across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors committed to accelerating the decarbonization of the international shipping industry. Carnival Corporation, with nine global cruise line brands, is the first cruise company to join the global alliance. The coalition’s goal aligns with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 as compared to 2008 emissions. To ...

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ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels

ABB has secured a €157 million contract to supply power, propulsion and digital solutions for Genting Hong Kong’s six ‘Universal Class’ vessels that will bring global hotel brands to sea The new vessels will be designed to the highest safety and environmental standards and will be powered by ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion, which has become the cruise industry standard since its launch in 1990. Each of the 286-meter vessels will be propelled by twin Azipod® units, with a combined power of 30 MW (40,230 HP) and will run on low-emission ...

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First CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 delivered to Zan Fast Ferries

On November 28th 2019, the first of two CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 vessels, named Zanzibar 1, was delivered to Zan Fast Ferries Company Limited. After good competition between world known fast ferry players, CoCo Yachts – Plenty Ships were able to secure this fantastic order. The sister ship, ZANZIBAR 2, will do sea trials end of December 2019, and will be delivered shortly after. The aluminium high speed passenger ferries are designed and built in accordance with Bureau Veritas and IMO – High Speed Code – 2000. The hull ...

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DNV GL Superyacht Seminar at Monaco Yacht Show 2019

Following the successful seminar in June at the Yacht Club de Monaco, DNV GL hosted another during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019,

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Coastal Cruiser 343 delivered to Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger

CoCo Yachts B.V. is proud to announce the delivery on November 27th, 2019, of another Coastal Cruiser 343 high-speed passenger vessel. The CC343 has been named He Ping Xin Xing (IMO: 9873369), and is built for Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co., Ltd. of Xiamen (China). The coastal Cruiser 343 is fully designed by CoCo Yachts B.V. and build by Plenty Shipbuilding Industry Ltd. of Zhuhai, China. The vessel will be used on their passenger service between Xiamen P.R. China and Kinmen Taiwan. The Coastal Cruiser 343 has a nice detailed ...

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Highly anticipated hybrid electric superyacht launched by luxury sailing yacht builder

Danfoss Editron has provided the electrical power equipment and control for Baltic Yachts’ Baltic 142 Canova superyacht. The yacht, which is one of the most technologically-advanced, high-performance sailing superyachts ever developed, has been delivered to its owner and can carry up to eight guests in four cabins. The 142ft long sailing yacht, specifically designed for fast and comfortable long-distance cruising, is one of the most ambitious projects Baltic Yachts has ever carried out. Baltic 142 Canova features an innovative dynamic stability system, which employs a 9m sliding foil that can ...

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Another successful collaboration between Vripack and Nordhaven

Every now and then, a design collaboration comes about that showcases the strengths of both parties. The exterior design of the Nordhavn 148 is a perfect example of that. It is the second project the two powerhouses work together on, and was exclusively unveiled at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The power of partnership between Dutch design studio Vripack and builder of expedition yachts Nordhavn followed from their previous collaboration on the interior design for the Nordhavn 80 in 2018. It was the pairing’s first project and the ...

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Alewijnse targets growth in Mediterranean superyacht growth maintenance / refit sector

Alewijnse Marine, the leading specialist in maritime electrical and automation technology, is looking to grow its presence in the Mediterranean as the superyacht maintenance/refit sector continues to enjoy strong growth. The company is confident that its long experience of working on newbuilds at Dutch superyacht yards and several European refit yards places it in a strong position to promote its abilities to owners, managers and the wider aftermarket. Last week, Alewijnse signed a frame contract with an undisclosed Mediterranean superyacht repair yard. The contract covers the delivery of electrical integration ...

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Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes Expedition Cruise Industry Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil

Responding to the news that the 30 member companies of AECO, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, have agreed on a mandatory guideline banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, Clean Arctic Alliance Lead Advisor Dr Sian Prior said: “With an International Maritime Organization ban on the use of carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic coming over the horizon, we welcome the decision made by AECO’s 30 expedition cruise companies to get ahead of the crowd, and for forging a path towards powering Arctic ...

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