and Rolls-Royce Marine Middle East announced an agreement to set up a Waterjet Center of Excellence in to provide support services to its customers in the Arabian Gulf Region. ADSB is the only naval shipyard in the , providing both build and support services for all Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) naval vessels. Rolls-Royce will work with ADSB to offer services such as training, maintenance, repairs and overhauls, spare parts and service contracts for waterjet customers. These services can also be offered to Commercial Ship Owners operating vessels that have waterjet propulsion. Rolls-Royce has already provided waterjets for 12 x 24m Ghannatha class boats and 4 x 26m Fast Supply vessels built by ADSB for the UAE Navy and UAE Coastguard. Rolls-Royce Waterjets also help power the six 72m Baynunah Class Corvettes that ADSB is currently building for the UAE Navy. ADSB has recently announced their intention to set up a new joint venture company in with BVT Surface Fleet Limited to offer regional customers the complete range of naval support services and this new co-operation with Rolls-Royce will further enhance the services to be offered.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Arabian Gulf region, has commenced the next phase of its Baynunah Corvette Class pride Program constructions for the UAE Navy. The Prime Contractor has moved the second vessel from the assembly hall where it will pass through its final systems outfitting in preparation for its launching sometimes later in this year where it will go through an intensive acceptance trials prior to the final
Evergreen Shipyard Corp in Nagasaki, Japan, has launched the U.K.-flag 1,618-TEU Hatsu Prima which, on delivery, will be the seventh ship in the fleet of the Evergreen Group's affiliate, Hatsu Marine Ltd. The first five Hatsu vessels were all 6,332-TEU E-type container vessels, the last of which was Hatsu Ethic, delivered in January 2003. The sixth was Hatsu Pride, delivered towards the end of the same month.
Following the success of the Friah 1 and Friah 2, delivered in 2004, Arabian Gulf Mechanical & Contracting Ltd. has placed an order for three sisterships. The builder, Grandweld of Dubai, has delivered Friah 3 and is currently building Friah 4 and Friah 5. The boats will be 30.5 m overall with a waterline length of 27.12 m and a 6.4-m beam. Each vessel will have a net weight of 107 tons and 25 ton cargo capacity. Open cargo deck area is 65 sq. m
United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today the U.S. Navy's award to Southwest Marine (SWM) of the advanced planning segment of the contract for dry docking and pier side work on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57), a Ticonderoga-class Aegis cruiser home-ported in San Diego. Southwest Marine is a member of United States Marine Repair, Inc. (USMR), which was acquired by United Defense last month. The advanced planning segment of the contract is valued at $518,484
It also delivers another jackup rig, WilBoss, ahead of schedule Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has completed the construction of its second jackup drilling rig for Gulf Drilling International Ltd (GDI), a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC). At a ceremony on 26 January 2008, the rig was named Al-Zubarah, after one of Qatar’s very important economic centres
By Lt. Nathan Christensen, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea (NNS) -- The USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Feb.19 to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in regional waters, as well as to provide support for ground forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. Led by Rear Adm. Kevin Quinn, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3
Bahrain-based Ship Repair Yard Invests $188m in facilities; Expands offshore operations Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) has come a long way since starting operations towards the end of 1977, as the Arabian Gulf’s first VLCC repair yard. Today ASRY is involved in the repair of all types of commercial vessels, naval craft and offshore jack-up rigs. It also has an expanding newbuilding division which has built specialist barges as well as completing four
The Iraqi navy and the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command mark delivery of two 60-meter Offshore Support Vessels (OSV's). The delivery ceremony was held recently at the Umm Qasr naval facility in Iraq. The two OSVs, procured as part U.S. Navy's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program, will help reconstitute Iraq's ability to enforce maritime sovereignty and security in the Northern Arabian Gulf. "This occasion reflects the important ties that bind our governments and our
Piracy on the world's seas at a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, according to the ICC global piracy report. Extracts from the International Chamber of Commerces (ICC) – International Maritime Bureau (IMB) annual report on piracy follow: Worldwide figures were brought down by a huge reduction in Somali piracy, though East and West Africa remain the worst hit areas, with 150 attacks in 2012.
MTU distributor Al Masaood and Arabian yacht builder Gulf Craft sign preferred partner agreement. Under the agreement, the Arabian shipyard Gulf Craft will soon offer MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines in its Majesty Yachts as its primary engine option
The market continues to struggle, and Drewry's latest Tanker Insight report saw the Drewry Tanker Earnings Index suffer a further decline in February. Weak demand hammered freight rates on major routes, especially for the larger vessel segments
A McDermott International subsidiary has been awarded two projects valued at approximately US$ 900-million. The first project includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a new tie-in platform, with a 3,200-tonne topside and six-pile jacket, two auxiliary platforms
Valentine Maritime’s new derrick equipped pipe laying barge has accommodation for 300 people and a 1,600-ton crane mounted on a 120 by 31.7 meter (393.6X104-foot) barge. VM’s DLB1600 was built over a three-year period at the Nanjing Tianshun Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., in China
Vessels report potential surveillance by unknown entities while in transit of the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz & Arabian Gulf. In one recent case, a vessel was asked its crew complement and master's name, purportedly by a named vessel that was in fact operating elsewhere under the new name
Navies of 20 nations from four continents exercise to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways of the Middle East and promote regional stability. The on-water exercise will be conducted in multiple locations. Within the Arabian Gulf, but well outside the Straits of Hormuz (SOH)
During the reporting period of 26 September to 02 October 2012 there were no piracy related incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA). In the period the NATO Shipping Centre received one report of suspicious activity in the Southern Red Sea (SRS) Bab-al-Mandeb (BAM) and Gulf of Aden (GOA)
Decision made: ASRY, Bahrain, to scrap 'Stolt Valor, seriously damaged by explosion & fire in the Arabian Gulf in mid-March 2012. The 2004-built 25,268dwt chemical tanker arrived at the yard under tow at the end of June, following a major salvage operation carried out by
Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) opens terminal yard in Dammam to complete logistics facilities in Jeddah & Riyadh. The company's Dammam Terminal Yard, is a 23,000 sqm facility that includes an open storage area, warehouses, and office buildings that will house the Dammam Branch
McDermott awarded North Dome and PDM projects for Saudi Aramco in the Abu Safah, Marjan and Safaniya fields in the Arabian Gulf. The two projects consist of six topsides and a bridge that connects to the existing Marjan facilities. In addition
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus names May 4, 2013 for commissioning of the namesake warship in Anchorage, Alaska. The commissioning is a formal ceremony in which the ship officially becomes a unit of the operating forces of the United States Navy
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) (“McDermott”) has announced that one of its subsidiaries has recently been awarded two projects by Saudi Aramco in the Abu Safah, Marjan and Safaniya fields in the Arabian Gulf.
Dryad Maritime Intelligence has announced the appointment of David Hunkin OBE as their new Commercial Director who will be based at their Operations Center in Portsmouth. In this new role, David will lead Dryad’s commercial business development with some exciting plans for
Dubai has cancelled plans to host over 160 events aboard the QE2, which is currently moored at Port Rashid, while the emirate plans how to dispose of the asset. Dubai has cancelled plans to host over 160 events aboard the QE2, the iconic cruise liner it bought for $100m in 2007 and which is
No one was hurt when the periscope on USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), a Los Angeles-class submarine, struck a vessel while operating in the Arabian Gulf Jan. 10 at approximately 5 a.m. local time. Jacksonville surfaced from periscope depth to ascertain if there was any damage to the