On Friday morning, 9 September 2022, MF Shipping Group’s mv Helge was involved in a collision off the coast of Denmark. The ship had suffered considerable damage, but on Wednesday 21 June, after months of repair work, the vessel is ready to sail the seas again....
Cracks have been found in the transformers of the diesel-electric propulsion system of HNLMS Karel Doorman that could cause short circuits. Repair of the transformers is not possible, so they have to be replaced. The Joint Support Ship will not be deployable for the...
Dutch yacht building and short sea are doing well, but all other categories of the Dutch maritime manufacturing industry are struggling. Trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) draws this conclusion in its annual report 2023. Yet, there is a silver...
The Dutch ship repair sector is flourishing after a number of lean years. The cluster of medium-sized repair yards in the Rotterdam Waalhaven plays a growing role in this. They are very busy and have grown in number. For example, De Haas Maassluis opened subsidiary De...
After announcing to reduce its workforce further and to temporarily close down its yard in Krimpen aan den IJssel little more than a month ago, Royal IHC is taking another step to address its dire position. The Dutch shipyard now wants to sell profit-making IQIP. This...
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