The cyclone Roanu with massive waves pushed the "Ast Legend" onto the shore near the Naval Academy at Patenga on May 21, 2016. The vessel was moored on the outer roads of Chittagong, dragged anchor and was grounded by the cyclone which devastated the Bangladesh and Chittagong area.
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General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Second ECO Class Product Carrier to American Petroleum Tankers
On Thursday, May 19, shipbuilders at General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the delivery of the MAGNOLIA STATE to longtime customer American Petroleum Tankers (APT). The ECO Class tanker is one of the most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly tankers in the world and symbolizes the emerging future of green shipping. It is also the fifth ship NASSCO shipbuilders have delivered in the past eight months.The MAGNOLIA STATE is the second of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and APT, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The 610-foot-long tankers are equipped with a new "ECO" design, which provides a 33 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared to product tankers built only a few years ago.The construction and operation of the new ECO Class tankers are aligned with the Jones Act, requiring that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards, further protecting hundreds of thousands of American jobs and almost $100 billion in annual economic impact as a result of the domestic American maritime industry.
Holland America Line Releases Name for Next Pinnacle-Class Cruise Ship
The second Pinnacle-class ship in Holland America Line's fleet, slated to arrive in fall 2018, will be called Nieuw Statendam. The 2,650-passenger ship will be the sixth vessel in the line's history to bear the name Statendam. Construction will begin this summer at the Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy. The line made the announcement in Rotterdam where the first Pinnacle-class ship, Koningsdam, was christened Thursday. That vessel is the largest HAL ship to date and is currently sailing in Europe before coming to Miami in the fall. While it will share many of the same venues and design elements as its sister, Nieuw Statendam also is expected to unveil a number of new features; among them, a specialty restaurant. Source : cruisecritic