Ship Repair & Conversion

Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel

ESAB Launches New Wire Feeders

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched its new Warrior YardFeed 200 and MobileFeed 301AVS, which join the previously launched MobileFeed 201AVS to provide

Turbocharger Retrofits for Royal Caribbean

MAN PrimeServ informs it has won the contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) to retrofit the turbochargers aboard four cruise liners from its fleet.   The

Bibby Athena Winch Control System Upgraded

M/V Bibby Athena recently had its ROV winch upgraded with Scantrol Active Heave Compensation (AHC) control system. In order to fulfill its contractual obligations,

Adrift Cargo Ship Taken in Tow

The Barbados-registered cargo vessel Skog, which was adrift off Orkney after encountering engine problems, is now under tow, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

MAN Selects Rud to Head PrimeServ Diesel

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s executive board has appointed Per Rud as the new head of PrimeServ Diesel.   Rud will assume his new role on January 1, 2016 and takes over from Wayne Jones,

New Facility for Virginia-Class Submarine Sailors at Newport News Shipbuilding

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has opened a new facility that provides workspace for the crews

GBP1mln Grant to Create 100 Jobs at Ferguson Shipyard

 The last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland, has secured grant to help safeguard 125 jobs and create a further 100. Ferguson shipyard has been awarded

ESAB Weldcloud for Higher Productivity

  Secure, robust, flexible, scalable and future-proof, the new ESAB WeldCloud online data management platform works with ESAB’s Aristo Mig semi-automatic, Aristo

Hempel’s Milestone in Micro-fiber Coatings

A marine coatings manufacturer, Hempel, has announcedthat since 1998 it has reached the extraordinary milestone of having sold 100 million liters of its unique micro-fiber based antifouling paint.

ESAB Debuts Rebel EMP 215ic Welding System

ESAB has introduced the Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120V-230V, CC/CV welding system that offers multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability


SENER Marine north America manager, Verónica Alonso, presents a paper that was written in collaboration with Rodrigo Pérez, SENER South Europe manager.   SENER

LR to Class Project Resolve Conversion

Project Resolve is the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix to an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN)

Historic Vessel Laser Scanned for Hull Refit

New York’s Lake George Steamboat Company recently commissioned API Services to laser scan the hull the oldest boat in its fleet, the 107-year-old Mohican.   The original Mohican,

Sembcorp Upgrades of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises

 Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in cruise ship repair, refurbishment and conversion work, has successfully upgraded the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and

STX Offshore in Deep Financial Crisis

 The South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is apparently close to a bankruptcy if not yard soon find new vendors who are willing to pump huge sums into the yard.

Italian Ship Owners Accused of Poor Shipbreaking Practices

Italian shipping companies Grimaldi Group, Ignazio Messina and Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli are facing strong criticism from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform for reported poor shipbreaking practices.

Gibdock Wins Exhaust Scrubber Project

Gibdock has secured an exhaust gas scrubber retrofit project covering five vessels operated by ship management major Norbulk Shipping and owned by global shipping group Vroon.

Beware the Dangers of Cat Fines

Horror stories frequently circle the maritime industry portraying tales of onboard damages induced by catalytic fines, or cat fines, used in oil processing.   All

New Antifoulings for Superyachts

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint announced today the release of the all-new superyacht antifouling system, the Pettit XL line, which includes Ultima SR60,

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