The Dutch shipbuilding industry for seagoing vessels is in dire straits. Several shipyards have gone into the red and the order intake in 2019 amounted to just 351 million euros, a 45 per cent decline compared to 2018. This follows from the Sector Annual Report 2019 of trade organisation Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT). Overall, turnover in the maritime manufacturing industry is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Damen Shipyards delivers trawler Jonge Johannes

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam has recently delivered a twin-rig fly shooting trawler to Urk-based brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. The new vessel is the LT 295 Jonge Johannes. The LT 295 marks Maaskant’s third delivery...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

New single-fuel LNG ferry enters Wadden Sea service

Rederij Doeksen’s new LNG catamaran Willem Barentsz has entered service. Its sister ship Willem de Vlamingh will follow in September. They are the first (single-fuel) LNG-powered ferries in the Netherlands They are also the first ships...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Unsafe berth leads to fatal fall in water

Don’t tolerate an unsafe situation against your own better judgment is the advice given by The Nautical Institute after a crew member died when he fell into the water at an unsafe berth. Despite the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Heerema researches silent offshore foundations

The increasing focus on sustainability has led to underwater noise restrictions for offshore construction. Heerema is now involved in a research project seeking to develop alternative pile foundations that can be installed without producing significant...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Marine engine to be tested running on ammonia

The world’s first long term, full-scale testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine is about to commence. This is made possible by a 20 million Norwegian kroner (about 1.83 million...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk