Ship of the Week

Friday, 11 October 2019 14:55

Oct. 11 - National Geographic Venture

Currently in the Fraser River, National Geographic Venture is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring remote locations in comfort. Spacious cabins, beautiful public spaces, open decks with tiered system for optimal wildlife viewing and specialty tools for exploration make her the ideal ship for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, British Columbia and Baja. Designed with five decades of expedition experience, National Geographic Venture more than comfortably accommodates 100 guests in 50 cabins. She joins her sister ship, the National Geographic Quest, in being among the most luxurious expedition small ships to explore Pacific waters. Built:          2018Builder:      Nicholas Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WAOperator:   Lindblad ExpeditiionsFlag:          USLength:      238 ft  
Friday, 04 October 2019 10:59

Oct 4 - Iris Leader

  NYK has conducted the world’s first maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) trial in accordance with the IMO guidelines, making a big step toward realizing its target of manned autonomous ships for safer operations and reducing crew workload. The Iris Leader, an NYK-operated vehicle carrier was navigated day and night using the Sherpa System for Real ship (SSR) navigation system. The trial was conducted during the ship’s voyage from Xinsha, China, to the port of Nagoya, and from the port of Nagoya to the port of Yokohama.   The SSR’s performance in actual sea conditions was monitored as the system collected information on environmental conditions around the ship from existing navigational devices. NYK now plans to analyze the data and continue to develop the SSR into a more advanced navigation-support system by making adjustments to the difference between the optimal course derived by the program and that determined by professional human judgment. The SSR verified by this trial would also be applied to future coastal ships, which currently face serious crew shortages, according to the company.   Year built:           2015Vessel Type:     Vehicle CarrierCapacity:           7,125 verhiclesFlag:               …
Friday, 27 September 2019 13:03

Sept. 27 - CMA CGM Jacques Saade

  This week, CMA CGM launched the world’s largest LNG-powered containership, Jacques Saade. The vessel is the first in a new fleet of nine French-flagged LNG-powered containerships. The ship was launched at the Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipyard. The vessel features a state-of-the-art bridge design, a smart system to manage ventilation for the reefer containers carried in the hold, and a hydrodynamically optimized hull. View video here. TEU: 23,000Length (m): 400Breadth (m): 61Draft (m):  Built: 2019Flag: France     The Group has symbolically given the name of its Founder to its future flagship. A visionary entrepreneur, Jacques Saadé built CMA CGM into one of the world’s leading maritime shipping companies, while maintaining its family dimension and strong values. In this way, he left a lasting mark on the entire shipping industry.  
Friday, 20 September 2019 13:22

Sept. 20 - MS Roald Amudsen

  The MS Roald Amudsen is the first hybrid-powered cruise ship through the Northwest Passage using a combination of massive batteries and diesel engines.  Hurtigruten, a cargo, ferry and cruise company from Norway claims it's the first time a vessel of its kind and size has sailed the route. The ship, which is named after Norway's famed polar explorer, completed a more than 3,000-nautical-mile voyage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, ending in Nome, Alaska, on Sept. 10. Nearly 500 people were on board. The ship's hybrid technology involves four diesel engines and two large battery packs and reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by about 20 per cent.  In some scenarios the ship can run solely off battery power for about an hour. The ship also has energy recovery systems, such as using water that cooled engines to help heat the spa and pools. All grey water and waste is stored on board. Year Built:  2019Shipyard:  Kleven YardsPassenger Capacity:   530 (500 in Antartica)Gross tonnage:  20,889Length: 140 mSpeed: 15 knots To learn more about this vessel visit: https://www.hurtigruten.com.au/ships/ms-roald-amundsen/    
Friday, 13 September 2019 14:34

SEPTEMBER 13 – MS REGATTA

  The MS Regatta is undergoing a massive refit in North Vancouver that is expected to last until September 21. The 680-passenger ship, will be getting new furnishings, carpets and TVs, and the ship will have its hull stripped and re-coated. Work will be underway 24 hours a day until completion. Throughout the refit, 2,000 workers will stay on the Grand Classica, a passenger ship docked nearby. Gross Tonnage: 30277 Length: 178m Beam: 25m Built: 1998    
Friday, 06 September 2019 13:47

SEPT 6 - Greg Mortimer

  The Greg Mortimer is the first, of potentially ten, polar expedition cruise vessels for the U.S based SunStone Ships to be built at the CMHI yard, China. The vessels have been designed and developed by Norway-based Ulstein Design & Solutions together with the ship’s owner and their client, Aurora Expeditions.  The vessel is the first expedition cruise ship to incorporate Ulstein’s patented X-BOW innovation, a bow hull design which leads to a smoother and more comfortable journey in head seas. Less resistance in waves means that less fuel is needed to cut through the waves, hence a lower environmental footprint. All vessels in the INFINITY Class will be customized to each client, as is also the case with the Greg Mortimer. Aurora’s team experts have been closely involved in the ship project, to ensure the best possible expedition vessel for their purpose and itineraries.  The Greg Mortimer is is a 104-metre ship built to Polar Class 6 standards for venturing in cold waters. She boasts 80 passenger cabins with private bathrooms and balconies. Other facilities include a restaurant and a bar, a lecture room, a lounge, a 180-degree indoor observation deck and outdoor viewing areas. After a long day venturing on…
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