Dynamic Positioning

North Korea Reflags Ships to Evade Sanctions

 A North Korea shipping company has been renaming and reflagging its vessels so it can evade an arms embargo, a UN report has said.   The effort by Pyongyang-headquartered

BSEE Issues Alert on DP System Failure

Dynamic positioning system failures on offshore supply vessels engage in oil and gas operations in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf   The U.S. Bureau of Safety

Calecore Bags Norwegian Contracts

Calecore continues strong Norwegian presence with recent contract awards from three majors, including imminent works with ABB   Calecore has been contracted by

Voith Schneider Propellers for Third CMAL Hybrid Ferry

Scottish-owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has chosen Voith propulsion systems for its new hybrid ferry. Like its sister vessels, MV Hallaig and MV Lochinvar,

Award Winning Vessel Designed Using QinetiQ Software

QinetiQ’s ship and submersible design software, Paramarine, has been used by Mojo Maritime to design an offshore construction vessel for the marine renewables sector.

Unique DP System Thrusts US Offshore Wind Sector

Offshore wind construction in the U.S. sees opportunities for effective conversions of existing jack-ups into wind turbine installation vessels Thrustmaster of Texas,

Technip Upgrading ‘Global 1200′ Vessel

  Technip has contracted Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam to perform the dry-docking, upgrading and operational modifications for the deepwater S-lay and heavy lift vessel ‘Global 1200’,

Chevron to Partner with BP, Conoco for Gulf of Mexico Leases

Chevron Corp said it would work with BP Plc and ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly held offshore leases in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron will

Carnival, China Merchants Sign MOU

MOU will explore both Port & Destination Development and Ship-Owning joint ventures with the goal of potentially launching China’s first world-class domestic cruise brand.

Dynamic Positioning & the Potential for USCG Regulations

  Dynamic positioning is a vessel capability provided by integration of a variety of individual systems and functions to automatically maintain a vessel’s position

ABS Awards AIP for Next-generation Drillship

ABS  has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design. The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,

China Eyes Africa for its Maritime Silk Road

 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Africa, has accelerated its drive to draw the continent into the Maritime Silk Road — Beijing’s ambitious transcontinental initiative,

OSVDPA Opens Membership Opportunities

The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority, Inc. (OSVDPA) will initiate its general membership program, specifically inviting dynamic positioning

Shell Charters Oceaneering Vessel for IMR

Oceaneering International, Inc. has entered into a two-year, multiservice vessel charter agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. for use of the Ocean Alliance in the U.

N-Sea, Siem Offshore Extend Charter Agreement

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has extended its charter agreement with Siem Offshore following three years of operations. The renewed agreement,

Symphony Orders DP2 Offshore Ships from Ferus Smit

Ferus Smit has received an order from Symphony Shipping to build and deliver two DP2 offshore dedicated versions, with two options, of the new ECOBOX design. The

Barge Master T700 to Be Installed on Boskalis Ndeavor

A Barge Master BM-T700 system was unloaded in Singapore today as it awaits the early 2015 arrival of DP-2 multipurpose vessel Boskalis Ndeavor.   According to Barge Master,

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Volvo Penta Triple IPS and DP for New Fast Response Boat

Fort Ripley, a new offshore emergency response craft entering service in Charleston, S.C., is reported to be the first commercial vessel in North America to be

Nordic Prince Chartered by Noble Energy

  Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its MKIII subsea service vessel Mokul Nordic has been renamed Nordic Prince and has started

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