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Titan Quanzhou Launches Tanker

Titan Quanzhou Shipyard Co., Ltd. announced the launch of its second vessel, Titan Spirit. The launch of this 6,500 ton double-hulled bunker tanker follows the August launch of Titan Quanzhou Shipyard’s maiden vessel. It is the second of the 22 vessels already currently on order at the shipyard, which represents a total order book of $210m. Source: Shipping Times


Excel Buys Two Vessels

According to reports, Excel Maritime said it plans to buy two Supramax bulk carriers for $126m, or $63m per vessel. The first vessel has a capacity of 55,567 deadweight tons and was built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan. The second vessel has a capacity of more than 53,206 deadweight tons and was built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Both ships were built in 2005. Both vessels will be delivered to Excel Maritime in the fourth quarter


Trico Receives MarAd Commitment

Trico Marine Services received a commitment from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) to provide a Title XI financing relating to the construction of two 230-ft. deepwater supply vessels. The first vessel, Spirit River, was delivered in December 1998 and began a long-term charter contract, while the second vessel, Hondo River, is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 1999. The MarAd guarantee is for an aggregate of approximately $18.8 million


Aker Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Tanker

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has layed the keel for the second vessel in the series, the sixth ship constructed at the yard since it started production in 2000. The first section of the double-hulled product tanker scheduled for completion in 2007 was installed in the yard’s Building Dock just a few hundred yards behind the first ship in the series, also currently under construction in the dock. When completed, each vessel will weigh 46


Navios Acquires Capesize New Building Vessels

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. has entered into agreements to acquire two capesize new building vessels scheduled for delivery in 2009. Both vessels have secured long term charter-out employment. Navios has entered into agreements to purchase two capesize vessels of approximately 181,000 dwt each, to be built by STX Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in . The vessels will cost $108.5 and $109m respectively. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2009 and has been chartered-out


Large Shipbuilding order for Turku Shipyard

According to a report from YLE, Germany’s TUI Cruises has ordered a large cruise vessel from Finland’s STX shipyard in Turku. The vessel will be handed over in the spring of 2014. The deal with the STX shipyard also includes a second vessel.   Source: YLE  


Aker Yards Builds Two Large Construction Vessels

Aker Yards is to build two large construction vessels for DOFCON. Both vessels will be delivered from Aker Yards' site at Søviknes in Norway. The first vessel is of Aker OSCV 06 L design, developed by Aker Yards, and will be delivered from the yard spring 2009. The vessel is 153 meters long. It will have DP Class 3 and Ice Class. The vessel will have a maximum speed of 18.5 knots, which is of significant importance for global operations in order to minimize mobilization time.


VOSTA LMG Launches Second CSD 750

The second CSD 750 ‘Inai Liatree’ for Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd was launched on April 18 in Malaysia. The vessel was built by Selat Melaka Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd. VOSTA LMG has delivered the design and the full component package for the Inai Liatree. The dredge will be used for local projects and land reclamation near the sea.   The Inai Liatree is one of the largest and most powerful vessels in its category. It is the second vessel built for Inai Kiara


Jumbo Orders Another Heavy Lift Ship

An agreement has been signed with the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, for the construction of a top segment heavy lift vessel. The new vessel will have a length of 152.6 m and a beam of 27.4 m and is equipped with 2x 1,100 mt cranes (at 27.5m outreach). In tandem the cranes can lift up to 2,200 mt. This makes it the one of thge strongest heavy lift vessel in the world. To be able to work in Arctic regions, the vessel is to be built under ice class


LCS 'Independence' Greeted at New Home Port

Photo credit USN

Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence arrives San Diego Naval Base after Panama Canal transit LCS Independence arrives at its new home port led through San Diego Bay by a water-spraying tugboat. Independence, the lead ship in the trimaran hull-variant, is the second vessel in the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program. It’s also the second LCS to arrive at Naval Base San Diego, where the Navy plans to base its future fleet of 55 ships


Gulf Coast Workboat Repowered with Volvo Penta Diesels

Zimco Marine saved $40,000 per engine per boat in fuel costs after repowering two shrimp boats with twin Volvo Penta D13 engines.

Based on impressive fuel consumption and performance results from the Volvo Penta engines installed in a new-construction pushboat, the operator decided to repower one of its older vessels with the same D16 engine package. When Volvo Penta supplied the main propulsion system for the M/V Ted


Navy Research Vessel Launched with Siemens Propulsion

February 22 marked the launch of Neil Armstrong, the first of two Navy oceanographic research vessels to be launched with Siemens Blue multi-drive low voltage system. Neil Armstrong was launched in Anacortes, Washington. Siemens said the use of Siemens Blue improves the vessels reliability due


Ocean Osprey is Ready to Serve in Norway

Ocean Osprey (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards announced that the newly built vessel Ocean Osprey arrived to Scotland last week to soon begin operating in the Martin Linge offshore oilfields to support the works of Norwegian company Total E & P. Ocean Osprey was launched January 31 at Zamakona’s facility in Pasajes


Rolls-Royce Secures Offshore Vessel Order

Image: Rolls-Royce

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce signed an £11 million contract with Spanish shipyard Gondan for a wave piercing offshore vessel to be delivered to Simon Møkster Shipping in Norway. According to Rolls-Royce, the vessel is designed to pierce through the waves under harsh


Alewijnse Project Wins KNVTS Ship of the Year Award 2013

LNG Greenstream: Rendering courtesy of Alewijnse

Alewijnse Marine Systems celebrated their involvement in the success of the award-winning 'LNG Greenstream' waterway tankship at the recent 16th KNVTS Maritime Awards Gala held in The Netherlands. Alewijnse say that the 110m 'Greenstream' is the first commercial inland vessel to use LNG‐electric


Rolls-Royce to Design, Power Fish Carrier

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed a contract for the delivery of design and equipment for a live fish carrier, to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey for Faroese ship owner Bakkafrost. The contract is worth approximately £5.8 million to Rolls-Royce.


Latest Ocean-going Shipbuilding Orders

Bow Image CCL

A relatively quiet week in the shipbuilding sector according to the latest report Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry Bulk Carriers Henghou Industries have contracted two further vessels in a series of 250,000 dwt ore carriers at Guangzhou Longxue


Swissco Orders Two AHTS Vessels

  Two AHTS (80 metric ton bollard pull with dynamic position capability) One 36 meter fast utility/crew boat with option for a second vessel Continues its fleet renewal and expansion program to capitalise on strong demand for offshore support vessels  


Strong Offshore Market Demand Prompts Swissco OSV Orders

Image courtesy of Swissco

Singapore's Swissco Holdings say they have placed orders with China shipyards for two anchor handling tug supply vessels (“AHTS”) and a fast utility/crew boat with a one plus one option. The newbuild vessels, excluding owner supplied equipment, are worth an aggregate of S$42 million


Australian Warship Thwarts Arabian Sea Drug Smugglers

Dhow boarding: Photo credit RAN

Australian personnel onboard 'HMAS Melbourne' have seized and destroyed amphetamines valued at approximately $11.3-million during two separate boardings over the past week in the Arabian Sea as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. Approximately $6


Shallow Draft Coal Carrier Delivered to NYK Line

Hokuriku Maru: Photo credit NYK

The 'Hokuriku Maru', a specialized coal carrier having a wide beam and shallow draft for the transport of steaming coal from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by the Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuriku Denryoku) has been accepted from the shipyard by NYK.


All American Marine to Build Two Seattle Catamaran Ferries

Water Taxi rendering courtesy of King County Ferry District

The King County Ferry District, whose ferries link the communities that ring Lake Washington and Puget Sound, has contracted with Bellingham-based All American Marine to design and build two new 'water taxis' to replace its pair of 25 year-old leased vessels.


Epic Gas Continues Fleet Expansion, to Open London Office

Image courtesy of Epic Gas

Singapore-based Epic Gas Ltd. say that following their recent order of two LPG 11,000cbm vessels from Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation in Japan, it will add two more similar-sized newbuilds to its expanding fleet. These two 11,000 cbm vessels will be long term bareboat chartered in from Kumiai


Rescue for Ice-Beset Vessel Underway

First vessel approaching vessel beset in Antarctic ice The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is continuing the coordination of a search and rescue for a Russian vessel beset by ice approximate ly 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart.


Siem Offshore in New Offshore Well Intervention Vessels Deal

MODU vessel rendering courtesy of Siem Offshore

Siem Offshore Inc. say they have signed agreements with Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. to provide 2 well-intervention vessels which will be owned by Siem Offshore and chartered by Helix for an initial period of 7 years, with options that can extend the charter periods up to 22 years.


 
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