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Monaco Marine Launches ‘Mobile Shipyard’ Service

French maintenance and refit yard hopes to double its superyacht market share Monaco Marine, the French company that runs eight maintenance and refit yards in France, has beefed up its capacity to service superyachts anywhere in the world using spare yard capacity. The company hopes to double its superyacht market …

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Bureau Veritas Launches World-Wide E-Certification

  Latest addition in end-to-end integrated digital platform for classification Electronic certificates issued in lieu of paper certificates following agreement with both the flag administration and the ship manager Once issued, BV e-certificates are sent by email to the recipients agreed with the ship manager and uploaded to both the …

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Indian Empress Impounded In Malta Over Unpaid Wages

By Chris Jefferies The 95 metre superyacht Indian Empress has been detained in Malta following claims that its crew are owed more than $1 million in unpaid wages. Maritime workers’ union Nautilus International has reported that the yacht’s owner abandoned her in September 2017 and the latest development is part …

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BWA Yachting Opens Office In La Ciotat

Global marine services provider expands Global marine services provider BWA Yachting has opened an office inside superyacht refit and repair yard La Ciotat Shipyards in France. The new office is being run by Malourène Corbeille in close cooperation with Sarah Futhazar, BWA Yachting France’s operations manager. “La Ciotat was a …

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Northrop & Johnson Opens Monaco Base

Northrop & Johnson (N&J), the global superyacht brokerage and yacht services provider, has expanded its office network with a new base in Monaco and a relocation of its office in Ft Lauderdale, Florida to the Lauderdale Marine Center. The new N&J office in Monaco is located on the Avenue d’Ostende, …

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AkzoNobel Develops Pioneering Marine Fouling Prevention Solution Based On UV-LED Technology

AkzoNobel is to develop a revolutionary fouling prevention technology which uses ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LED). The pioneering solution – which uses underlying technology developed by Royal Philips – will be applied to underwater surfaces to eliminate fouling growth.   By teaming up AkzoNobel’s cutting-edge surface protection and adhesion know-how with …

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