‘Hull Skate’ Your Way to Cleaner Hulls, Better Fuel Efficiency
is devising better means to keep hulls clean from biofouling in the five years between dry dockings. Finding best solutions on hull coating and cleaning is major point of focus among shipping majors globally.Last month in a feature interview in Maritime Reporter & Engineering News with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) Anshul Tuteja, Associate VP Global Fleet Optimization, it was made clear that coatings used on the RCCL fleet is a point of intense focus, particularly for Tuteja and his data analytics team, as making a mistake on the coatings for a ship can have a considerable impact on hull fouling
RCCL Taps SGS for Maintenance and Repair
Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) has entered into an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL). Under the agreement SGS will provide underwater hull maintenance and repair services for their fleet of 58 ships trading under six different brands (Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity, Azamara, TUI, Silversea, and Pullmantur). The new agreement is a continuation of the long term relationship between the two companies.
Cruise Lines Invests $22 Bln in Clean Fuel Tech
Cruise Lines are passionate about clean oceans and committed to responsible tourism practices and the highest standards of environmental stewardship—with policies and practices often exceeding those required by law,” said Adam Goldstein, Chairman of CLIA Global and Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.“While we are encouraged by and proud of the progress we’ve made, we know there is still work to be done. The cruise industry is a pioneer in maritime environmental protection and has made a fleet-wide commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 compared
Cruise Ship Data to Assist Ocean Scientists
Celebrity Equinox becomes third Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vessel to feature technology that helps scientists understand effects of climate change Last week, as Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled drydock in Cadiz, Spain, it joined Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas in a program that tracks ocean circulation dynamics and measures atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, on repeated journeys. According to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., its ships are known for providing vacationers with innovative experiences, extraordin
Date for Diary: N. American World Maritime Day Observance Conference
of both the IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu and United States Coast Guard Commandant Robert J. Papp at the conference and our NAMEPA Awards Dinner.” Other confirmed participants include RADM Joseph Servidio of the USCG, Dr. Sandra Whitehouse of Ocean Conservancy, Rich Pruitt of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Alexandra Anagnostis of Total Marine Solutions, Anthony Chiarello of TOTE, RADM Wendi Carpenter of SUNY Maritime College and Phil Shapiro of Liberty Maritime. To register for the event, go to www.namepa.net/events.html, or contact Teressa Diaz-Hennessey at +203 255 4686.