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Viking River Cruises – New Ships, New Destinations

Six new vessels introduced by Viking River Cruises & an expanded program of international river cruises in 2013 In addition to the six state-of-the-art Viking Longships launching in 2012, Viking will continue expansion in 2013 with the launch of six additional Viking Longships: Viking Bragi, Viking Forseti Viking Rinda, Viking Skadi, Viking Tor and Viking Var. Designed by celebrated maritime architects Yran & Storbraaten—the team behind the Disney Dream and the Yachts of Seabourn, the new ships integrate patent-pending  technology and innovations such as diesel-electric hybrid engines, solar panels and onboard organic herb gardens. This year marks the 15th anniversary for Viking River Cruises, and with the launch of six new ships in a single season, the most significant year in the company's history. The company has announced its complete 2013 cruise program, offering guests a broader selection of choices than any other river cruise line—from ships and staterooms to destinations and pace of exploration. Viking's 2013 program introduces four inspiring new itineraries and two new land tour extensions, as well as the launch of an additional six Viking Longships and the complete refurbishment of its Russian fleet. With diverse and scenic cruise itineraries in Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia, Viking guests experience the heart of a destination along its waterways and during culturally rich shore excursions


Viking Recruitment Sets Green Standard

Viking House/Image: Vikiing Recruitment

 ISS Perennial Gold Sponsor, Viking Recruitment, Sets “Green Standard” in the U.K. by Designing and Building “Viking House,” a Passivhaus Certified Building, for its Expanding Workforce.   The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to acknowledge the groundbreaking “green” efforts of perennial Gold Supporter, Viking Recruitment. Viking’s steadfast commitment to the superyacht industry is apparent in their


Viking to Install AMOS

has received an order from Viking Line to equip their latest new built Viking ADCC with AMOS M&P and AMOS Q&S. The vessel is planned to be in operation during the autumn of 2009. Viking ADCC is a fast ferry and is currently being built at Astilleros de Seville in . The vessel is being custom built for the route Kapellskar – Mariehamn and has a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 320 cars. In accordance with the Viking standard


E.R. Schiffahrt Goes Global with Viking

Photo courtesy Viking Life-Saving Equipment

Viking Life-Saving Equipment and E.R. Schiffahrt have teamed up to design a fully customized, global servicing arrangement based on Viking’s Shipowner Agreements. The contract covers liferafts, lifeboats, immersion suits, lifejackets and marine fire systems and equipment such as fire extinguishers on more than 30 vessels of the shipowner’s fleet. The plan is for Viking to manage not just service notifications, but also the coordination of all servicing. 


VIKING and MOLTECH Enter Strategic Alliance

Marine and fire safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) and MOL Techno-Trade Ltd. (MOLTECH) have entered a strategic alliance and sole agency agreement, establishing MOLTECH as the exclusive agent for VIKING in Japan. MOLTECH will be offering the full range of VIKING’s safety solutions including the industry leading Shipowner Agreements (SOA) - agreements that combine global product availability and servicing with financing in fixed price structures and the


Viking Lays up 3 PSVs

A preferred partner within the harsh environment offshore market

  Due to a continued weak PSV market, Viking Supply Ships A/S has decided to lay up the PSV vessels Idun Viking, Frigg Viking and Nanna Viking. The vessels’ crew is provided by an external ship manager and the decision will consequently not have any impact for crew employed in Viking Supply Ships A/S. Viking Supply Ships A/S will support the ship manager in finding alternative vessels for the crew members on the three vessels.


Viking River Cruises Orders Two Cruise Ships

(Photo: http://www.vikingrivercruises.com)

STX France SA received an order to build two luxury cruise ships from Viking Ocean Cruises, an affiliate of Viking River Cruises. The vessels will be delivered in spring 2014 and spring 2015, respectively, and will be part of Viking's new Ocean Cruise brand. An option for a third ship is being considered. The vessels will be operated primarily on the Mediterranean seas and be dedicated mainly to Viking's US, British and Australian customers.


Viking Shows Growth

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Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer and service provider Viking Life-saving Equipment A/S has reported its ninth year of growth – capturing market share from competitors in a difficult business climate and delivering record turnover of DKK 1,584 billion and PBT of 115 million DKK. According to CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen, the company’s results are due to Viking’s investments in long term growth


Viking Supply Ships, Eni Norge, Extend Contract

Njord Viking

  Viking Supply Ships A/S has extended the contract with Eni Norge for the Ice-classed AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel is now firm with Eni Norge till 31st December 2016. Further, the charterer has the option to extend the charter period with 2 x 6 months. The initial firm period lasted till 29th July 2015. Njord Viking is supporting the Goliat project in the Norwegian Barents Sea, where production is scheduled to commence later this year


Damen Takes on Six Viking River Cruises Vessel Jobs

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) reports that it is currently working on a modification and maintenance contract for six inland cruise vessels owned by Viking River Cruises. With this winter service complete, all six vessels – known as longships – will be ready for the coming river cruise season.   The Viking Idi was the first of the six to arrive at the yard in late December 2015. Sister ships Viking Idun, Viking Kvasir, Viking Kara


Viking Sun Construction Underway

Photo: Fincantieri

A keel laying ceremony was held today for Viking Sun, the fourth of six cruise ships ordered by Viking Ocean Cruises to be built by Fincantieri at its Ancona shipyard.   The first building block of the ship, about 11 meters long, 28.8 meters wide and weighing about 280 tons


Quartet of Cruise Records in Prospect for Lerwick

Cruise passengers at Victoria Pier Courtesy Lerwick Port

The first cruise ship arrival of the year will enter Lerwick Harbour this weekend at the start of a record-breaking season which is expected to see the most passengers and vessels yet at the Shetland port, along with the highest gross tonnage of cruise ships, including the biggest vessels to date


Officer Sentenced for Role in Fatal Ferry Crash

The second officer who admitted his actions were responsible for the death of a fisherman, has been sent to prison.   Pasquale Miccio pleaded guilty to a breach of section 58 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 as amended, on March 24, 2016 in the High Court of Justiciary, Glasgow


Ice Navigation System Selected for Magne Viking

Magne Viking (Photo: Rutter)

Rutter Inc. announced that Viking Ice Consultancy selected the sigma S6 Ice Navigator system for installation on the Magne Viking, the first vessel to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Polar Code approved by DNV GL.   


Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

The Seismic Survey Vessel will be rebuilt for use as a hotel vessel according to Wärtsilä Ship Design. Courtesy Wartsila

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms.


VIKING Acquires Edge in Offshore Evacuation

VIKING leads offshore evacuation to greater heights Courtesy VIKING

  With recent type approval of an 81-meter-high evacuation system, VIKING has answered the needs of offshore fixed and jack-up rigs to handle extreme heights.   Leading maritime safety equipment and servicing manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has received type approval


VIKING, Daemyung Marine Invest in Korea

Courtesy VIKING

Marine safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is to establish a local presence in Korea through a joint venture agreement with leading Korean marine safety equipment and servicing company Daemyung Marine Co. Ltd


North Sea Gets 360° Safety Equipment Servicing Coverage

VIKING offers EASA Part 145 maintenance and repair of aviation suits and lifejackets around the North Sea Photo Viking

  The European Aviation Safety Authorities’ Part 145 approval of VIKING’s Bergen, Norway, servicing station heralds the completion of a ring of safety around the North Sea for aviation suits and lifejackets maintenance and repair needs.  


First Vessel Secures IMO Polar Code Compliance

Magne Viking (Photo: Viking Supply Ships)

 AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships, is in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code, confirms DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority following a successful survey.    “Having followed the development of the Polar Code for some years


Bigger Ships Call Port of London

Photo courtesy of PLA

The Port of London saw larger ships than ever calling last year as the tonnage of cargo handled at Thames terminals climbed to 45.4 million metric tons (up 2 percent from 2014).   PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer said, “Last year a number of operators introduced new


Eidesvik Awarded Contract Extensions

Viking Athene (Photo: Eidesvik)

Norwegian based offshore shipping company Eidesvik Offshore announced it has been awarded contract extensions for the supply vessels Viking Lady and Viking Athene from Total E&P on the Solaris well. The contract is in direct continuation with the current contract.  


Refurbishment Program for Viking Cruises

Photo: Bolidt

River cruise operator Viking Cruises is taking full advantage of an annual deck maintenance program offered by the Dutch company Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems.   A total of 32 vessels – more than half of the Viking Cruises fleet – will have their decking cleaned and


Viking Supply Ships lays up 2 PSVs

Courtesy Viking

Due to a continued weak PSV market, Viking Supply Ships A/S has decided to lay up the PSV vessels Sol Viking and Freyja Viking with immediate effect. The decision will reduce the company’s operational costs going forward and will give a positive impact on the results from second quarter


VIKING's Profit Run Continues

CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen. Photo Viking

The 2015 financial year saw VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S continue its unbroken, 12-year run of revenue and profit increases. Revenues were up nine percent at DKK 1.891 billion, while profits before tax also grew nine percent to reach DKK 200.5 million


Fincantieri Delivers Viking Sea in Ancona

Viking Sea (Photo: Fincantieri)

Viking Sea, the second of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from shipbuilder Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona.   Viking Sea, as its sister ships, is placed in the small cruise ship segment






 
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