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Penguin Delivers its First FLEX‐38 Green Crewboat

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Penguin Shipyard International (“PSI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore‐based Penguin International Limited (“PIL”), has delivered its first Flex‐38 Green Crewboat, “Pelican Grace”, following a successful sea trial that saw the triple screw 38‐metre crewboat achieve cruising speeds of over 24 knots with a fuel consumption rate of only 510 litres per hour, which is substantially less than the fuel consumption of other mid‐sized, mechanically powered crewboats.   The Flex‐38 is a joint development by PSI, PIL’s offshore operating unit; Pelican Offshore Services (“POS”), which is also the vessel’s owner‐operator; and Moteurs Baudouin (“Baudouin”), an established marine engine maker based in Cassis, France. The new Flex‐38 hull form is a stretched, re‐engineered and optimised version of the Flex‐36, the industry‐leading multi‐role crewboat that has been a part of PSI’s internally funded evergreen production series since 2006. The Flex‐38 is the offshore industry’s first mechanically driven mid‐sized crewboat to be designed with fuel efficiency as the primary design driver. In addition to an optimised hull form and a re‐designed aerodynamic deck house, the Flex‐38 is also lighter and sleeker than its 36‐metre predecessor, and features ‐ for the first time on a crewboat – Baudouin 12M26.2 mechanical main engines.


C&G Yard Crowded with Crewboats

Pictured are Rigdon's Hammerhead and Alioth crew boats on the left and two Tidewater crewboats to the right. Following hard on the heels of the recently delivered M/V Gayla Graham, C&G Boat Works has multiple vessels in all stages of construction with still more on the order books. The firm’s 12-acre yard in Mobile, Ala., is packed with vessels. Four crewboats are currently lined up along the riverside in various states of completion with several more hulls coming together in the


Vessel Sales Arranged by Marcon

Marcon International has reported the following sales, all arranged by the company. C & C Boats of Southern California has sold crewboat Irene T II (57 x 17.5 ft., built 1970 by Halter Marine) to Anchorage Launch of Portland, Ore. Anchorage will employ the boat in its ship services business on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. C & C Boats has also purchased U.S. flag 120 x 24 ft. crewboat Miss Johnette, which was built 1988 by Breaux Bay Craft from Graham Offshore of Texas


Seacor Continues to Build Monohulls

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In spite of the success of their catamaran crewboats, Seacor continues to build their conventional crewboats. 464, to be named Alice G. McCall, is currently building at Gulf Craft in Patterson . The Alice G. McCall is due for delivery in August of this year. The 190 x 34-ft. boat will be followed by two more conventional vessels in 2009 and 2010. The DP2 classed Alice G. McCall will be powered by five 1800 hp Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines for a total of 9000 hp


VT Halter Appoints Laborde Board Director

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced the appointment of Cliffe F. Laborde to its Board of Directors. Laborde is owner and co-manager of Laborde Marine Services, LLC and Laborde Brothers Crewboats, LLC. These companies own and operate platform supply vessels and crewboats that service the offshore energy sector. Laborde previously held the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to Tidewater, Inc


Grandweld to Build Third Crewboat for Khalid Faraj

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Grandweld Shipyards secured a repeat order worth $5 million (USD) to build a 42-meter aluminum crewboat for Khalid Faraj Shipping. This is the third order received by Grandweld from Khalid Faraj over the last five months. The contract signing took place at Middle East Workboats Conference and Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi on October 1, 2013. Jamal Abki, general manager if Grandweld Shipyards, explained, the 42-meter fast aluminum boat is based on Grandweld’s existing design


Thai Boats for Thai Waters

Marsun Company Limited has built a strong reputation in the building of GRP, steel and aluminum military, patrol and pleasure vessels. In 2004 they built a successful crewboat. More recently they have won a significant contract to build six 36 by 7.6-meter crewboats for operation in the Gulf of Thailand. By mid-January fabrication of the first two vessels was well underway for a scheduled September 2008 delivery. The balance of the order will follow in sets of two every three months.


Thailand’s Marsun Shipbuilder Grows Their Crewboat

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Thailand’s Marsun Co. Ltd. has built a number of in-house designed 118-ft crewboats. Earlier this year they launched a 131-ft version. Delivered in February the Uniexpress 18 went into service in the Gulf of Thailand for owner Uniwise Offshore Ltd. transporting up to 70 workers to and from oil rigs. In addition to personel, the boat can carry up to 50 tons of cargo on the 120 square-meter after deck. Tankage is provided for 50,000 liters of fuel and 20,000 liters of water.  


First of Three Incat Crewboats Delivered in Brazil

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Incat Crowther announced the launch and delivery of BS Maresias. Built by Arpoador Engenharia Ltda, BS Maresias is the first of three 45m Monohull Crewboats meeting the specifications of the Petrobras P3-type crewboat for service in the Brazilian offshore oil fields. The vessel’s design features a large aft main cargo deck optimized for cargo and crew transfers. The 78m2 cargo space has a cargo capacity of 150t.


RS Class New Ships for the Caspian Sea

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crewboats (designer - SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the boats are expected to be delivered to the customer by May 2016. Upon completion of construction, the boats will be assigned the RS class notation: KM HSC crewboat.


GPA Enters Mexican Offshore Market

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Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) has been awarded a contract to deliver the Design Package and Class Approval Package for two GPA 150M FSVs.  The ships for Enterprise Shipping


New Crewboat Design for Offshore O&G Market

The Tuco designed and built 16m surfer crew boat will be marketed by MarinOIL for offshore crew supply operations.

Upgraded crewboat design employs carbon-reinforced composite materials and is lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than alternatives. Marine Oil Transportation Consultants Inc (MarinOIL) and Tuco Group of Denmark have concluded a cooperation agreement that will see the marine projects


MJP, SwiftShips Team up on GoM Crewboat

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The sea trials of Rodi Marine’s crewboat, the M/V Riley Claire, have given Marine Jet Power a major breakthrough in the Gulf of Mexico crewboat market. The trial results show that all performance predictions were reached.   


MN 100: Conrad Shipyard

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1501 Front Street Morgan City, LA 70380 Telephone: 985 384 3060 E-Mail: rasampey@conradindustries.com Website: www.conradindustries.com CEO/President: Johnny Conrad Number of Employees: 1,250 The Company: Conrad specializes in the construction


HamiltonJet HT900s for New High Speed Crewboat

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New Zealand waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet said four of its HT900 waterjets were selected for IncatCrowther’s latest project - a first-of-type 70m Catamaran Fast Crewboat for operations in the Caspian Sea oil industry in Azerbaijan.


BMT Nigel Gee Contracts Penguin for Three Ferries

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., announced its latest contract with Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International Pte. Ltd., for the design of three 38-meter monohull high-speed passenger ferries for the busy Singapore-Indonesia ferry route.


Bourbon Revenues Rise in 2013

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Revenues up 10.5% vs. full year 2012 to €1.312 billion and up 6.0% vs. fourth quarter 2012 to €331.6 million impacted by U.S. Dollar depreciation against the Euro •    Annual Revenues up 10.5% partly due to a 5


Bulletproof Crewboats Delivered in Nigeria

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Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that Veecraft Marine has delivered a pair of 20m Monohull Crewboats and signed a contract to build a 30m Wave Piercing Catamaran Crew Boat. Hot on the heels of delivering Magen Defender and Masud Defender


RS, Baku Shipyard Enter Crewboat Agreement

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) signed an agreement with Baku Shipyard LLC of Azerbaijan for the design approval of project 38М сrewboat high speed craft (designer - SHIPTECH, Singapore). The new boats are intended for the carriage of specialized personnel employed at offshore oil and


HamiltonJet HT900s for World’s Biggest High Speed Crew Boat

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Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet recently got great news when four HT900 waterjets were selected for Incat Crowther’s latest project – a first-of-type 70 meter Catamaran Fast Crew Boat for operations in the Caspian Sea oil industry in Azerbaijan


Bourbon's Revenues up in 2013

Net Income Group share up 174% to €115 million. Increased operating margin1 and capital gains generated €575.7 million EBITDA, up 41.7% compared to 2012.   EBITDAR2 (excluding capital gains) reached €450.3 million (+17.6%), an increase of 2.1 pts to 34


Shaw Joins Capilano Maritime Design

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Capilano Maritime Design Ltd., a naval architecture design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, announced that John Shaw has joined the firm as Manager of Engineering. For the last six years, John was employed at Seaspan Shipyards where he played a role in the shipyard’s successful


New Incat Crowther Build Underway

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Incat Crowther announced that construction has commenced on a 28m Catamaran Utility Vessel. Under construction at Marine Diesel Services, the vessel will be delivered to Nordic Maritime. The new vessel will build on the expertise and experience Incat Crowther demonstrated by vessels such as


Offshore: Seacor Raises the Bar Again

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Long acknowledged as a firm to watch in U.S. crewboat and fast supply boat innovation, Seacor Marine will be attracting industry attention once again when its latest set of new boats begin delivery in 2014. While this new class of mono-hull boats have some big dimensions


DNV GL Helps Improve Crew Transfer Incident Reporting

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Transferring personnel to offshore installations using crewboats and crane-lifted carriers is a common operation around the world; however, practices, levels of training, standards and the equipment used vary greatly. According to DNV GL, risk assessments currently use outdated statistics






 
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