Articles from the February 1, 2020 edition

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Promise of the Arctic: New Ships, Opportunities and Challenges

Polar bears and the North Pole immediately come to mind when outsiders think about the Arctic, but those who do business in the region know that the Arctic is so much more than this wintry scene.... Full story

 

Vessels on the Ways

The latest reports from West Coast shipyards strongly suggest that 2020 will be another successful year for boat and small ship builders on the West Coast. From Vallejo, California to Homer, Alaska... Full story

 

Matson Places Latest Lurline in Service

Honolulu-based Matson has placed its new 870-foot by 114-foot con/ro ship Lurline in service following the ship's completion by the NASSCO yard at San Diego. Now the largest vessel in the Matson... Full story

 

BC Ferries' Electric Hybrids

Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered BC Ferries has taken delivery of two diesel/battery hybrid ferries from Holland's Damen Group and has ordered four more. Known as the Island-class, the... Full story

 

You have to go out…

You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back. This is the unofficial motto of the US Coast Guard aviation survival technician – the rescue swimmer. Much of what he does happens in the dark... Full story

 

Above Board

New Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) guidelines, titled Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of Ships — Design Development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems, have been released by... Full story

 

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