Fincantieri lays keel for next Silversea cruise ship; Chesapeake Shipbuilding adds to leadership team

December 11, 2015—Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard yesterday laid the keel for ultra-luxury boutique cruise line Silversea Cruises’ ninth ship, Silver Muse. At 40,700 gt and accommodating 596 passengers in all-suite accommodations, Silver Muse will be an evolution of the 36,000 gt, 540 passenger Silver Spirit, delivered in 2009 by Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard.

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding adds to leadership team
With more than 20 years of engineering and maritime experience, Steven McGee, P.E. has joined the senior executive team of Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. as Director of Design and Engineering.

Panolin expands stern tube lube options for older ships

In the cases where customers don’t need to change seals or retain existing seal options, Panolin offers Stella Maris NRT—an alternative formulation based on renewable technology that meets additional Eco Labels along with a wider range of seal compatibility.

Bollinger promotes Brent Blackburn

Blackburn’s career began as a Project Engineer in Bollinger’s engineering group and he has risen steadily through the engineering and technical design departments.
Indian shipyards get their subsidies back

A plan for Indian yards to build three of nine LNG carriers required by state owned GAIL to import LNG from the U.S. has gone nowhere and yards have put all their focus on the defense sector.