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Top 13 New Ship Projects and Concepts of 2013

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In the year 2013, the maritime industry saw some very important and interesting shipping projects as they took their initial steps towards reality. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at some of the important new ship projects, concepts and developments that were announced in 2013.

The Scenic Jewel Cruise Ship

Scenic jewel

2013 will mark the start of operations of Scenic Cruise Line’s newest Jewel, the ‘Scenic Jewel.’ The cruise ship represents the cruise line’s latest fleet of river cruising vessels, commissioned to be built at a cost touching over US$ 10 million.

The Freedom Ship Floating City Concept

Freedom ship floating city design

Freedom Ship is a highly innovative maritime housing project conceptualized by an American engineering pioneer, Norman Nixon. The project is quite similar to the idea of floating cities serving as alternate residential locales in the distant future.

The Bourbon Evolution 800 IMR Ships

The Bourbon Evolution

Bourbon Evolution 800 refers to the class of 10 IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) ships, owned by the shipping company Bourbon.The Evolution 800 vessels have been built to address the complex needs of the maritime operations in the high seas.