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Halliburton Launches State-of-the-Art Vessel for GOM Work

Halliburton Energy Services has deployed a new vessel, M/V Cape Hawke, to Carmen, Mexico to enhance its contract longstanding with PEMEX. The new vessel replaces M/V 221, which has been providing services for PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico for the last 19 years. M/V Cape Hawke is the second totally new state-of-the-art vessel unveiled by Halliburton this year for work in the Gulf of Mexico. M/V Stim Star, launched in February, serves the frac pack deepwater market, while Cape Hawke will serve the acidizing market. Some of the new vessel's features include below deck storage of bulk additives, primarily acids and xylene; dynamic positioning capability; and 6,750 hydraulic hp pumping capability. In addition, Cape Hawke has Automatic Remote Controls of high pressure pumping and fluid blending and proportioning; and contains the newest hydraulic hp equipment available to the market. Cape Hawke is also IMO/SOLAS certified.


Canada to Get 6 CG Vessels for $324m

The Canadian government will reportedly spend $324 million to purchase six new vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, according to a report on www.cbc.ca. The vessels will reportedly include four midshore patrol vessels, one offshore science vessel and one hovercraft. Three of the vessels are bound for British Columbia, two are destined for Nova Scotia and one will go to Quebec. All six will be built in Canada, which should boost the country's shipbuilding industry.


Esnaad Orders Five New Vessels Worth $60m

Gulfnews has reported that Adnoc subsidiary Esnaad, a marine and supply base services company, has ordered five new vessels from Singapore at a cost of $60m as part of its fleet replacement, a top company official revealed. Darwish A. Al Qubaisi, General Manager, said that the fleet replacement process is ongoing to meet the expansion needs of the company. Esnaad took delivery of two new vessels yesterday, both, anchor handling towing supply vessels built by Singapore-based Otto


Bill Introduced on Double Hulls

Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2008 (S. 2699) to require new vessels carrying oil fuel to have double hulls, and for other purposes. This bill, if enacted into law, would require new vessels with an aggregate capacity to 600 cubic meters or more of oil fuel to comply with MARPOL requirements relating to protective location of the fuel tanks and would provide for establishment of a merchant marine medical program.


Kornet Signs Additional Contract with MirTac

Rederij Kornet has signed a contract for four new vessels with MirTac and Star Information Systems. Kornet has already successfully implemented Star IPS on nine vessels and its office, including maintenance, spares, purchasing, document management and safety management. Proof of increased efficiency, transparency between office and vessels, considerable cost reduction were decisive factors to continue the partnership with MirTac for their new vessels.


Singapore Shipyard Building SBM Offshore DSCV

SBM Installer: Photo credit SBM

Keppel Singmarine in Singapore contracted to design & construct a multi-purpose Diving Support & Construction Vessel (DSCV) for delivery Q2 2013. The new DSCV (Diving Support & Construction Vessel) will be a MT-6024 design from Marin Teknikk in Norway, built to DNV rules and international regulations. The vessel will have a class III DP system and be equipped with a fully integrated 12-man saturation diving system capable of operating in up to 300-metres of water.


FDNY Awards Fireboat Contract

Robert Allan Ltd. won a contract by the Fire Department of New York for the design and construction administration of a new fireboat. The new vessel will replace the aging Fire Fighter. The contract for design and construction administration was bid internationally and awarded to Robert Allan Ltd. The new vessel will be approximately 130 ft. long, have a service speed of 17.5 knots, and a total pumping capacity of 36,000 gpm


Höegh Autoliners Adds New RoRos to Fleet

Höegh Autoliners is set to take delivery of nine new RoRo vessels in 2007 and 2008 boosting the carrying capacity of its fleet. The company signed orders for two more large flexible Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) from Daewoo Shipbuilding in 2009. The vessels' carrying capacity will be some 6.100 cars and 11 similar ships have now been ordered from Daewoo. The newbuildings will be registered in NIS. Höegh Autoliners has added 11 new vessels to its fleet the last three years


Boskalis Initiates Study into Ultra Large Dockwise Vessel

Photo: Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston that it has started a study into a new ultra large V-class Heavy Marine Transport Vessel (HTV). The Dockwise Vanguard which came into service early 2013 is already the world’s largest V-class HTV with a carrying capacity of 117,000 MT and a deck space of 270 meters by 70 meters. Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis, “The Dockwise Vanguard has been well received in the market


Wyndham Cruises Launches Spirit of Elston

Spirit of Elston (Photo: Wyndham Cruises)

A brand new vessel is now plying the waterways of Gold Coast, Queensland following the launch of Wyndham Cruises’ multimillion-dollar, purpose-built dining vessel, Spirit of Elston.   The new vessel replaces the company’s current vessel, the MV Entertainer, which has operated on the Gold Coast waterways since the 1980s, and is a first of its kind on Gold Coast waters, according to Wyndham Cruises general manager, Dean Griffin.  


Color Line, Ulstein ink hybrid vessel Deal

Color Line hybrid vessel for construction at Ulstein Verft Courtesy Ulstein Verft

It has now been decided that Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel. The environmentally sound ship will be servicing Sandefjord – Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards.


Marine Jet Power Wins Korean Coast Guard Contracts

Photo: Maritne Jet Power

Marine Jet Power has been awarded two new contracts to supply waterjets for another eight units 500T Patrol Vessels for the Korean Coast Guard: five vessels to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction and three vessels to be built by Kangnam Corporation.


New Pilot Boat for the Thames and Medway

Photo: Port of London Authority

Estuary Services Limited (ESL), a joint venture between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Peel Ports London Medway, is continuing its fleet replacement plan and buying another new pilot boat for its pilot transfer operations serving the ports of London and Medway.   


Steel Cut for World's First LNG Cruise Liner

(Photo: AIDA Cruises)

German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT held a steel cutting ceremony on February 21 in Papenburg marking the ceremonial start of construction for the newest cruise liner for Rostock-based cruise company AIDA Cruises. The new cruise ship will be the world’s first capable of operating completely on


Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates to Hold Steady

File image of a typical VLCC underway (Credit: EuroNav)

25 MidEast cargoes still to be fixed; VLCC rates fall to 4-month low.   Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which hit a four-month low on Thursday, are likely to hold around current levels or nudge higher as charterers fix the final charters in February's loading


IMO Accepts IMCA Paper as Basis for Updating DP Guidelines

John Bradshaw, IMCA’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, and Eleni Antoniadou IMCA’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs Adviser appear on a screen at the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkekeping (HTW4) (Photo: IMCA)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to continue using the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) document covering the Guidelines for Training and Experience of Key DP Personnel as the basis of the IMO Guidelines for Dynamic Positioning System (DP) Operator


Ferry Tales: Having a Ferry Good Time

At the most basic level, all new construction projects should offer an improved customer experience. While there are many challenges for designers and builders, complying with the latest ADA accessibility guidelines is a given. Likewise, customers have an elevated level of expectation for improved technology to augment their ride. WiFi, power ports, automated ticketing or counting systems, and onboard information displays are all fast becoming necessities, rather than amenities. (Courtesy: Vigor

Despite of some of the lowest fuel prices experienced in the last eight years, demand for ferry construction is at a seemingly all time high. The focus on building new ferries kicked off in early 2013 and the sustained interest is the continued result of an unleashing of pent up demand


A Time to Build & Refit

Bulbous and New: The Ocean Peace post-conversion. (Photo: Vigor)

The aging Pacific Northwest fishing fleet is either undergoing or about to undergo a long-overdo upgrade, judging by a major economic report commissioned by the Port of Seattle. Fisheries managers, seafood suppliers, yards and the supply chain all hope an accompanying surge in ship finance


Scandlines new ferries on Rostock-Gedser route

The new ferry Photo Scandlines

On Sunday evening 5 February 2017, the two new hybrid ferries M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen went into ordinary service on the Rostock-Gedser route.   In May and December 2016, Scandlines inserted two new ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route


Hyundai Merchant Sees More Losses

Photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine

 South Korea's largest deep sea carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine expects to post losses through the first half of next year due to poor market conditions, reports Bloomberg quoting its CEO Yoo Chang-keun.   “This year will be the year to strengthen our financials


Marine Contracts Hits Low, Says Wartsila's CEO

Jaakko Eskola. Photo: Wärtsilä

 In the marine markets, contracting activity fell to an exceptionally low level, Jaakko Eskola, President & CEO, Wärtsilä said in the annual report 2016.   The majority of the volume decline was seen in the shipping industry


Global Shipping Meltdown Impacts European Banks

Photo:  International Chamber of Shipping

 The collapsing maritime shipping industry is stoking another European banking headache, this time in economic powerhouse Germany, says a report in WSJ.   While the Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, reported earnings


Korea Shipping to Buy Up to 10 HMM Vessels

Photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine

The state-backed ship financing company Korea Shipping is looking to buy up to ten container vessels operated by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and lease them back to the shipping firm, says a report in Yonhap.   “Korea Shipping will provide some 720 billion won  (USD 633


World’s Largest Plug-in Hybrid Vessel Ordered

Image: Ulstein

Color Line and Ulstein sign a firm contract on construction of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel.    Ulstein said it has won a contract to build Color Line’s new hybrid passenger vessel to service Sandefjord – Strømstad from summer 2019


Norwegian Orders Four Ships from Fincantieri

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A. to construct the next generation of ships for its Norwegian Cruise Line brand, ordering four 140,000 gross ton ships for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025






 
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