UK Detains Eight Ships for Safety Infringements
UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that eight foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection.
Costa Allegra Under Tow to Desroches Island
The Seychelles Coast Guard confirms that a French purse seiner vessel reached the location of the Costa Allegra, and is towing the vessel towards Desroches island. The Seychelles authorities are making arrangements for the evacuation of passengers to Descroches, and their subsequent transfer to the island of Mahé. There are also two Seychelles Ports Authority tugs on their way to the vessel’s location, and they are expected to reach the Costa Allegra later.
Rescue Boat Ordered for Taranaki Coast Guard
New Zealand's AMF Boatbuilding Co. commissioned to build $1.2M Coast Guard Vessel. Taranaki Volunteer Coast Guard, after 4 years of fundraising, have commissioned AMF Boat Company to build their 11.7M Rescue craft. Construction of the vessel is to be constructed in the Wanganui factory and is due to start in the coming weeks, with completion later in the year. This is the second 11.7M RIB built by AMF for Coast Guard…
Disney Cruise Liner Arrives for NY Christening
The Disney Fantasy, newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, arrives in New York after traveling nearly 3,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany. The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will be christened in New York on March 1, then sail to her home port of Port Canaveral, Fla. With a maiden voyage on March 31, the Disney Fantasy will sail seven-night cruises to the Caribbean and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Dakota Creek Wins Bid to build Scripps' New RV
The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced the shipyard responsible for constructing the next chapter in ocean exploration for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
OSX Will Construct PLSV for New Client
OSX was hired by Sapura Navegação Marítima S/A for the construction of one PLSV (Pipe-Laying Support Vessel), for a total amount of approximately US$ 263 million…
Foss - Voyage of Opportunity Houston to Ponce
Foss Voyage of Opportunity - Looking for Cargoes - Houston, TX to Ponce, Puerto Rico. We will consider inducement port calls for Haiti, Dom Rep, Trinidad or other Caribbean Ports.
MSC Completes Annual Antarctica Resupply Mission
Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV Green Wave departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 25, after delivering more than 6.8 million pounds of vital supplies in support of Operation Deep Freeze. ODF is the annual Joint Task Force Support For Antarctica mission to resupply the remote scientific outpost. Green Wave followed MSC-chartered tanker MT Maersk Peary, which brought more than 6.3 million gallons of crucial diesel, gasoline and jet fuel to McMurdo Station Jan. 28-31.
AOS Power: First RAmpage 4500 Class Support Tug
In December, 2011, the tug AOS Power was delivered to her owners Atlantic Maritime Group, Sharjah, UAE. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada and built by GMG Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., China, AOS Power is the very first of the RAmpage 4500 class design. This vessel is fully equipped for anchor handling, ship-assist, long distance towing operation, fire-fighting, deck cargo transfers, personnel transfer and other offshore support duties.
Thome Names Senior Managers
Thome Ship Management Announces Series of Senior Key Appointments. Thome Ship Management, one of the world’s leading independent third party ship managers, has appointed Steffen Tunge as Director and new Chief Operating Officer for its Tanker Fleet. His appointment is effective immediately. Steffen Tunge’s arrival at Thome brings onboard a vast amount of experience from the tanker industry and he will add valuable hands-on experience from his many years in leadership positions at Stolt Nielsen…
Cargotec Names Kho Senior Vice President
Cargotec appoints Frank Kho to lead terminal solutions development and container terminal projects. Mr. Kho brings with him over 20 years of industry experience…
St. Johns Delivers Tugs for Australian Project
St. Johns Ship Building delivers two tugs to Smithbridge for high profile terminal construction project in Botany Bay. St. Johns Ship Building of Palatka, Fla. delivered two custom built twin screw push tugs, the Lady Shayne and the Lady Dashelle, for Smithbridge of Brisbane Australia. These 25-ft tugs feature twin John Deere model diesel engines with a combined rating of 600hp and conventional shaft drives with reversing gears.
Voith Announces First Linear Jet Order
A new propulsor for 20 to 40 knots with the simplicity and efficiency of a propeller. Voith has announced the first Voith Linear Jet order with Turbine Transfers…
Cargotec Bridges Automation Gap for Containers
Cargotec has expanded its portfolio with an automated lashing platform for fully automated quayside twistlock handling. Under the terms of an exclusive global licensing agreement…
Kåre Jonsson appointed Group Senior Specialist
Volvo Penta´s engineer Kåre Jonsson has been appointed Group Senior Specialist within the Volvo Group for his unique propeller competencies. Group Senior Specialist is an honorary title that is awarded to individuals with unique skills and expertise in a specific area within the Volvo Group - one of the giants in the global commercial transport industry with approximately 100,000 employees and net sales of around USD 50 billion.
SHI South Korea Yard to Build Two Ultra-deep Drillships for Seadrill
Seadrill has entered into turnkey contracts to build two new ultra-deepwater drillships at Samsung in South Korea. The construction of the drillships is scheduled…
Argentina Refuses Entry to British Cruise Ships
Argentina refuses port entry to British cruise liners. According to Fox News Latino, port entry to British cruise liners Star Princess and Adonia was refused by…
Hapag-Lloyd Containership Fleet Reduces CO2 Emissions
Hapag-Lloyd became the first shipping company in the world to have its entire own-managed fleet certified in accordance with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). The independent certification was carried out by Germanischer Lloyd and shows that many vessels in the Hapag-Lloyd fleet have an EEDI that is between 20 and 27% better than the average figure for the active global fleet in their respective classes.
DSME & Technip Win North Sea Rig Construction Contract
Technip, in partnership with DSME, was awarded by DONG E&P and BAYERNGAS, a contract for the HEJRE project development, offshore Denmark, at a water depth of 70 meters.
Ingalls Awarded USN Contract for 11th LPD 27
The US Navy has awarded a million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement modification contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to provide long-lead materials for the 11th San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock, LPD 27. The advance procurement contract for LPD 27 is the fourth to be awarded to the company, with the first contract awarded in October 2010.