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Budget 2020 – Chancellor announces consultation to remove red diesel entitlement

In yesterday’s Spring Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has shared plans to review the current use of red diesel. The government is set to consult with red diesel users to determine whether continued access to the fuel is justifiable. The consultation will be conducted with a view to remove the entitlement to red diesel use,…

MS Roald Amundsen sailing along the West Coast of Norway.|

Historic images – First ever cruise ship to sail on battery power

These images show Hurtigruten’s hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen making maritime history – as the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power. The moment – when the brand new expedition cruise ship moved through the water silent and completely emission free, powered by her large battery packs only – was…

M&CCE Expo to join Seawork 11-13 June 2019

Mercator Media Limited (Mercator) has agreed to purchase the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo (M&CCE Expo), from the Prysm Group. M&CCE Expo, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil engineering and construction, is to co-locate with Seawork, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil…

Whistle Operating Module is the latest advancement for Poseidon

Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd have just launched their new Whistle Operating Module for their Poseidon Alarm, Monitoring and Control system. This simple unit provides fully automatic control of the vessel’s whistles and warning lights, activated by any Poseidon display. Poseidon’s new whistle panel includes all of the standard reduced visibility repeating signals at the touch…

A previous ORC pilot boat built by Goodchild Marine. Pic credit Goodchild Marine.

Goodchild Marine to showcase UK’s first 13.6m pilot boat at Seawork

The first 13-metre ORC pilot boat to enter service in the UK will be part of a showcase at Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. The vessel will be exhibited on the pontoon at Seawork, in Southampton, next week, July 3-5, by boat builders Goodchild Marine Services Limited, and is one of the company’s…

Maritime Minister to open Seawork with a focus on women in the marine industry

Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, the first Muslim woman to speak from the House of Commons despatch box, will make a keynote speech on a new initiative for women in the maritime sector. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State will also tour the show, meeting exhibitors and women in the commercial marine industry.  The opening will…

Boat builders celebrate unveiling of three ground-breaking pilot boats

Three boats designed and built by Goodchild Marine Services have been officially unveiled at the world-famous Albert Dock in Liverpool. The company, currently in its 40th year of business, and based at Burgh Castle in Norfolk, won the £3m long-term contract from UK marine contractor Briggs Marine to construct the ORC pilot vessels. Kittiwake, Razorbill…

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