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Shell Orders LNG Bunker Vessel for Use at Rotterdam

LNG BunkerShell has placed an order with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding for a special bunker vessel to serve ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The bunker vessel will be based at Rotterdam where she will make use of the LNG breakbulk terminal and jetty to be built by the Gas Access to Europe (Gate).

The vessel will be LNG-powered, and will have the capacity to carry 6,500 cu m.of LNG.

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Wind Power System Fitted

EstradenSea trials started in December of an auxiliary wind propulsion system fitted on the cargo ship Estraden, 18,205gt, of the Bore Lines, of Finland.

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Last New Panama Lock Gates are Delivered

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Xia Zhi YuanThe last shipment of new gates for the Panama Canal expansion project arrived on Nov 12.

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U-Boat and Victim are Discovered Yards Apart

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U-576On June 16, 1942, the German submarine U-576 had sailed from her base at St Nazaire, on the French Biscay coast, for a patrol in the Cape Hatteras area. On board were 45 crew led by Lieutenant Commander Hans-Dieter Heinicke. This was her fifth war patrol.

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New Navigation Stations Aim to Beat GPS Problems

eLoranSeven land-based eLoran radio navigation stations have been launched by the UK and Ireland General Lighthouse Authorities to deliver additional position, navigation and timing (PNT) information to ships in the event of GPS satellite system failure.

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Southampton Expansion

First Ship at SCT5A £40mn dredging project to enable the world’s largest container ships to use Southampton was completed in November.

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