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Navy Certifies Three Vessels for Paperless Navigation

The U.S. Navy has certified three vessels to navigate without paper charts using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems-Navy (ECDIS-N) supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation. The three vessels – USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) – join USS Cape St. George (CG 71), which was the first U.S. Navy ship to be approved for paperless navigation. The ECDIS-N systems were supplied by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit under a fleet-wide program to upgrade the Navy’s surface ships and submarines with ECDIS-N in support of a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) directive to institute paperless navigation across the entire fleet.


North Florida Shipyards Installs Spar Deck

North Florida Shipyards completed its contract for the fabrication and installation of a spar deck on RoRo vessel Cape Rise owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration. Completed one week ahead of schedule, this is the third of a three-vessel contract - completed on schedule. The first two of the vessel series, Cape Race and Cape Ray owned by MarAd and operated by Intrepid Ship Management, were also outfitted with a spar deck measuring 42,000 sq. ft


ABB Wins Contracts Totaling $140M

ABB has been awarded contracts worth $140 million to supply its Azipod® propulsion systems for three vessels and electrical power systems for 11 vessels and two semi-submersible drilling rigs. The orders, all booked during November 2005, include: Six 10 Megawatt (MW) Azipod propulsion units for three Arctic shuttle tankers being built for Russia’s Sovcomflot at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery between 2007-2009


Bocimar Expands Fleet, Buys 3 Ships

CMB confirms that its subsidiary Bocimar International has acquired three capesize newbuilding vessels for a total purchase price of $188 million. The first vessel, SWS 1028 (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard) - for which Bocimar concluded a three-year time charter contract in April 2005 - is obtained from Teh Hu (Hong Kong). It concerns a 175,000 dwt newbuilding that will be delivered in the third quarter of 2006. The other two vessels, SWS 1048 and SWS 1049, have been bought from


Danaos Orders TEU Post Panamax Containerships

Danaos Corporation announced that it has ordered three 10,100 TEU containerships. All three Post Panamax containerships will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and are expected to be delivered to Danaos in January, February and March of 2011. Danaos has also arranged for a large international liner company to charter all these vessels for 12 years each, at accretive rates. This deal increases Danaos' contracted fleet of newbuildings to 34 vessels with a total carrying capacity of


Delivery of Crude Carriers VLCC

Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) announced that on March 26 it took delivery of the M/T Alexander the Great, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) with carrying capacity of 297,958 mt, from Universal Shipbuilding Corporation at the Ariake Shipyard in Japan. The M/T Alexander the Great is the first of the three vessels comprising the company's initial fleet and was acquired at a purchase price of $96.5m. The remaining two vessels, the M/T Miltiadis M II


72 Feared Dead In Ferry Sinking

About 72 passengers are still missing from a ferry that sank in waters off Kupang in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, China View reported. Search and rescue teams are still trying to find the 72 missing passenger. Most of the passengers on the ferry are presumed to have drowned. Rescue teams found 34 bodies and 125 other passengers floating in the sea. Most of the passengers had life jackets. Search and rescue team would continue searching for the missing people until February 7-- a


BMP Saves Three Vessels from Pirates

Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

The EU NAVFOR reported that over a period of 15 days, piracy of three merchant vessels was prevented through the use of Best Management Practices, proving the value of such self-protection measures. On 10 October, the MV Kavo Portland, transiting approximately 1,000 nautical miles from the coast in the Somali Basin and the MV Anuket Jade, transiting close to the Tanzanian coast, both reported they were attacked by groups of pirates using rocket propelled grenades or firing.


Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Stars OSV

Photo: Damen

35-meter offshore chaser is last in series of three identical vessels   Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam delivered the offshore support vessel (OSV) 7-Stars to offshore support service provider Rederij Groen in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.   The 7-Stars will join Rederij Groen’s fleet of almost 30 vessels, which includes sister vessels of the same series 7-Oceans and 7-Seas. The three vessels, designed in close cooperation with both Rederij Groen and its customer


Venezuela detains three vessels for suspected fuel smuggling - navy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Photo Wikipedia

  Three vessels suspected of smuggling subsidized fuel from Venezuela's refinery-rich Paraguana peninsula were detained this week by the country's navy, a local commander said on Saturday. Sources told Reuters on Monday that seven people had been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle diesel in a tanker owned by state oil company PDVSA. Admiral Andres Gomez, commander of a local navy unit, confirmed tanker 'Negra Hipolita' was found with an excess load of 50


Atlantic Navigation Bags Ten Vessel Charters

Pic: Atlantic Navigation Holdings

 The Middle-East-focused marine logistics services provider Atlantic Navigation Holdings (Singapore) Limited has won long term charters for 10 OSVs with a combined value of around $236m from a Middle Eastern national oil company.  


Rising VLGCs fleet Impact LPG Freight Rates

Time charter rates Source Drewry Maritime Research

LPG shipping freight rates are forecast to deteriorate further through 2016 as a result of the fast rising fleet of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) which has already started to impact earnings of smaller vessel classes, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster


South Africa arrests Chinese ships for illegal squid fishing

South Africa's navy has detained three Chinese ships with around 100 crew on board on suspicion of illegal squid fishing, officials said on Monday. The ships were spotted on Friday having entered South Africa's 200 nautical mile economic exclusion zone without permits


Singapore Shipping Profits Up

Photo:  Singapore Shipping Corporation Limited

 Singapore Shipping Corporation(SSC)'s  net profit increased 7.8 per cent to US$9.6 million for the financial year ended March 31, 2016, compared to the previous year.   Revenue rose 29.4 per cent to US$44.9 million, compared with the same period a year earlier.  


2015 - The Safest Year in Shipping for a Decade

Graphics: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

 The shipping industry saw its safest year in a decade in 2015, according to a new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), though 85 total losses reported worldwide last year, down from 88 in 2014 and well below the 10-year average of 123.  


Seaspan Building 2nd OFSV

Employees at Vancouver Shipyards witness the first cut of steel on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). Courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).   “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead on the production and delivery


EMGS 1Q 2016 Vessels Update

BOA Thalassa Photo EMGS

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. The Company defines vessel utilisation as the percentage of the vessel charter period spent on contracted or multi-client data acquisition


First Methanol-powered Tankers Due for Delivery

Photo: Methanex Corporation

Starting in April, Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd. (WFS), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Westfal-Larsen Management (WL), and Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest) will welcome innovative, clean-burning, fuel-efficient vessels to the sea. These seven 50


Melbourne RoRo Terminal Opens

Australia’s Largest Automotive and RoRo Terminal Photo MIRRAT

Melbourne International RoRo & Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) will officially open at Webb Dock West in Melbourne on the 10th April, 2016. MIRRAT is dedicated to providing best in class terminal services to the Automotive and RoRo markets in Melbourne by providing efficient


VEKA Orders Steering Systems for 15 Newbuilds

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left).

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left).   VEKA Group awarded Van der Velden Marine Systems 15 contracts to deliver complete steering gear and rudder


Violent Attacks Worsen in Seas Off West Africa - IMB

Piracy on the world’s seas Courtesy ICC & IMB

 As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlight growing violence off the coast of West Africa, where 44 seafarers have been captured so far this year.


37 Piracy Incidents in Q1, Says IMB

Image: International Maritime Bureau (IMB)

Worldwide, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) recorded 37 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the first quarter of 2016, down from 54 in the same period last year. Three vessels were hijacked and 29 boarded, with 26 crew kidnapped for ransom and a further 28 held hostage.  


Samsung Heavy Loses $4.6-bln FLNG Order

Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard

 South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the world’s third-largest shipbuilder,  has received a contract termination for three floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) units from oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc.  


Taiwan Launches its Highest-Capacity Container Ships

CSBC’s YM Window (left) and YM Width are flying the flag for Taiwan in the 14,000 TEUs segment of the international container ship market. (Courtesy of Kaohsiung City Government)

State-backed shipbuilder CSBC Corporation, Taiwan has launched two domestically developed and constructed vessels in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung, reports Taiwan Today.   YM Window and YM Width are 368 meters long, 51 meters wide and can carry 14,198


Vard Secures Topaz 15 vessel Contract

VARD 9 21 Overall length 123 m  Breadth approx. 16.5 m  Module Carrier Vessel Courtesy Vard Holdings

Vard Holdings Limited secured a contract for the design and construction of 15 Module Carrier Vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine. The vessels, of VARD 9 21 design, are specially developed by Vard Design to navigate the shallow river systems as they transport modules through the Russian






 
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