Increased prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) have resulted in Fjord Line and AIDA to stop using the fuel and switch back to marine gas oil (MGO). For Fjord Line, this means its two LNG ships will have their single-fuel LNG engines replaced by dual-fuel LNG/MGO...
The Netherlands Coast Guard launched a major search and rescue operation after the water taxi Stormloper and ferry Tiger collided on 21 October in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Two people were killed in the collision. Two others, including a 12-year-old child, are still...
Record fuel prices have resulted in Rederij Doeksen taking the most sustainable vessels in its fleet out of service for the most part. The LNG-powered ferries Willem Barentsz and Willem de Vlamingh are being replaced by the Friesland built in 1989. According to...
The Willem Barentsz, the first LNG ferry in the Netherlands, has won the international Shippax Technology and Design Award 2021. The jury praised the LNG propulsion system, the heat recovery system and its solar panels. The ferry Willem Barentsz is operated by Rederij...
In 2020 and 2021, Rederij Doeksen launched two new catamarans, the Willem Barentsz and sister ship Willem de Vlamingh. Both ferries sail exclusively on LNG. From 2023, SFP will produce bio-LNG in Harlingen, which will allow the ships to switch to this more sustainable...
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