African Ladies Play Key Roles in Berthing Giant Containership
En route from the Far East, MSC Sola was guided into the Port of Ngqura by Xoliswa Bekiswa, who recently became the fourth black female marine pilot to obtain an open licence in South Africa, which allows her to help navigate vessels of any size and type into South African waters. Two tugs navigated by a team of all female tug masters escorted the vessel into port. At the previous port of call in South Africa…
Greek Ship Chartered Way Below Previous Rate
Diana chartered its dry bulk carrier the Salt Lake City to Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc with effect from August this year, reports Reuters. Rates for dry bulk vessels…
Original Stealth Ship Sold for Scrap
The $2.5 million bid from Bay Ship & Yacht Co. won the federal government auction. The firm was interested not so much in the space-age stealth ship but the barge that houses it, which will be converted into a drydock, reports 'The Sacramento Bee'. Sea Shadow was built in 1985 by Lockheed Martin in Redwood City, under contract with the U.S. Navy, for a price of $50 million. The goal was to test whether radar-evading technology proven in fighter aircraft could also be applied to ships.
Two of Three New UK Offshore Wind Farms Get Go Ahead
The two approved wind farms at Race Bank and Dudgeon in the Greater Wash off the Norfolk coast will have a combined capacity of more than 1 gigawatt, potentially…
Market Research Report on Military Shipbuilding Published
The national security considerations of governments and long-term planning undertaken for military expenditure have ensured that revenue for the Global Military…
Icebreaker Emergency & Rescue Vessel Keel Laid
The vessel will be used in the Gulf of Finland in icebreaking operations, sea towing of vessels and floating facilities and oil combatting. The multipurpose emergency and rescue icebreaker, which is being built in cooperation with shipyard Yantar, represents a completely new type of oil spill combat technology. The advanced oil recovery system is suitable for operation also in heavy waves. One of the special features of the vessel is that it will be able to move sideways…
OSV Assisted by EUNAVFOR Warship in Gulf of Aden
The entire operation lasted in excess of 24 hours and was conducted mainly with the use of Scirocco’s helicopter and its crew which initially provided the disabled vessel's crew with portable radios to maintain contact with the ship, as well as with emergency lights. At first light on July 5, Scirocco’s helicopter brought drained batteries from the ship on board the Scirocco where they were recharged.
Arctic Policy Outlined by European Union
The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have outlined the way forward for the EU's constructive engagement in the Arctic.
Crystal Cruises Voted World's Best in Reader Survey
In recent months, Crystal say it has spent $40 million on redesigns of its award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, and $100 million in a little over five years. "While we have delighted travelers this year with newly designed spaces, new services, and new value-conscious pricing, we have offered a consistency of experience that is unmatched in our industry," says Crystal President Gregg Michel.
CH-IV Prepares FEED for U.S. LNG Facility
The Oregon LNG Terminal will be located on the East Skipanon Peninsula near the confluence of the Skipanon and the Columbia Rivers in Warrenton, Clatsop County, Oregon. Jeffrey P.