Stena Bulk, Concordia Team to Order 10 Chemical Parcel Tankers
As shipyards around the world struggle for business, Stena Bulk and Concordia Maritime confirmed an order of up to 10 in-house designed chemical tankers. The ships will be built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China with deliveries beginning from spring 2014. When delivered, the 50,000-dwt vessels will be the most sophisticated in the Stena Bulk and Concordia Maritime fleet. The value of the order is $400 million if all ten ships are declared.
'Costa Concordia' Safety Violations Identified
Not all of the Costa Concordia’s control systems were working. But the most serious anomaly, according to the experts’ findings, concerns the 'black box' (Voyage…
Cement Ship Sinks Suddenly Off Philippine Port
According to the 'Cebu Daily News', A cargo vessel carrying 23,000 bags of cement has sunk less than a mile from Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City. All 17 officers and crew managed to swim to shore safely.
Chinese Patrol Boats Arrive Nansha, Chase Vietnamese Vessel
Four China Marine Surveillance ships arrive in disputed territorial waters off the Nansha Islands in the S. Patrolling and conducting surveys in the South China sea…
Transas Marine Gets Bridge Workstations Order
Each bridge consists of 7 x Multifunctional Display (MFD) Workstations with DNV NAUT – OSV (A) Class Notation. The bridge equipment including 12KW X-Band Navi-Chart Radar, 30KW S-Band Navi-Chart Radar, Navi-Sailor Dual ECDIS, Navi-Conning, Slave MFDs will be installed on 4 x UT755 PSVs. The Navi-Conning Module, which can also be supplied "Off-the-Shelf", has been specially customised to include the Aft & Bow Docking Mode. All vessels will be built at PaxOcean Engineering (Zhuhai) Co.
Bahri Financed for Two General Cargo Ships
Bahri is to sign a 'Murabaha Agreement' with Public Investment Fund (PIF). The cash will be used to finance part of the total construction cost of building two General…
First Japanese Offshore Wind Farm
According to 'The Japan Daily Press' the Government’s feed-in tariffs have just gone into effect this month , making electricity generated from renewable resources…
PSV Charter Extension for Viking Supply Ships
Talisman Energy (UK) has extended an existing one-year contract for 'SBS Tempest' a platform supply vessel (PSV) by 6 months SBS Tempest, a platform supply vessel of the VS470 MkII Design, is owned by Viking Supply Ships. The primary function of the vessel is to transport supplies to and from offshore oil platforms. The new charter extension will mean that the vessel will continue to operate from Talisman's logistics base in Peterhead, Scotland.
Russia to Develop Unmanned Ships
Unmanned ships to be developed by a United Shipbuilding Corp. He noted that nobody in Russia was working on that project at this time. "In 80's, Almaz Design Bureau used to work on the unmanned vessels. They were developing two projects; the first was a target ship which imitated destroyer and could move like destroyer, be seen on radar displays like destroyer and use destroyer's weapons. The second project was unmanned minesweeper. However, both projects were shut down then", Komrakov said.
Wärtsilä Awarded Pacific Radiance Contract
Wärtsilä is to supply complete and fully integrated power generation and propulsion packages for three vessels being built for Pacific Radiance Ltd., the Singapore…
FRUKUS Naval Exercise Wraps Up
The multinational training exercise FRUKUS 2012 came to an end with a closing ceremony in St. FRUKUS is an annual exercise aimed at improving maritime security through…
QE2 to Become Museum Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Istithmar World, DP World and the QE2 management announce the iconic QE2 is to have a permanent home at the heart of Port Rashid, the hub of cruising in the Middle East. The vessel will be moored next to the original cruise terminal at Port Rashid and converted into a 300 room luxury hotel, with top quality lifestyle facilities, while the terminal itself will be developed into a maritime museum. Once converted…
ABS Endows UC Berkeley Chair in Ocean Engineering
Professor Ronald W. Yeung has received the inaugural appointment to this chair for a five-year term, effective 1 July 2012 through 30 June 2017. ABS has had a longstanding commitment to education. “We believe that encouraging students in engineering is crucial to the future of the industry,” says ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. Professor Yeung’s involvement at UC Berkeley is evidence that he takes leadership roles like this one seriously.
Federal Court Gives Delaware River Dredging Go-ahead
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which has begun to dredge the 102-mile channel but whose…
INTRA E-commerce Network Expansion
The agreement between INTRA and WorldWide Alliance provides WWA customers with a comprehensive and efficient e-commerce shipping solution by a single connection to the INTTRA portal.
Forum on Emerging Markets for OPV's
Running for the 7th time, the event once again provides a 3-day networking and learning platform for high-level members of global navies, coast guards and industry.
Arctic Drillship Granted 'Protest-free' Zone
Shell is granted a designated 'safety zone' around its Arctic drilling ship by the U.S. The oil giant Shell has obtained what critics are calling a "protest-free…
'Costa Concordia' Salvage Caisson Contract for Fincantieri
As part of the salvage plan to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia, to be carried out by the Italo-American Titan-Micoperi consortium appointed by Costa Crociere…
USTG Group Reports a Successful Year
The Denmark-based group has achieved both record turnover and record profits. With equity in excess of DKK 1.8 billion,and say it is now strongly positioned for further growth.
Tema Shipyard Taken Over by Ghana
The Government of Ghana has signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement, which would finally transfer to Ghana the entire 60 per cent shares of PSC Tema Shipyard, which…