NZ Safety Authority's Response to 'Rena' Grounding Probe
The NZ Government will review Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) response to the container ship 'Rena' grounding off the coast of Tauranga last autumn. The review will examine…
Russian Shipyard to Deliver Warship to Indian Navy
Frigate 'INS Tarkash' under construction at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad is due to be handed over to the Indian Navy next month. INS Tarkash is the second Talwar-class ship being built for Indian Navy under a contract signed in 2006. Frigates of this class are designed for anti-submarine, surface ship warfare, as well as air defence. Length of the ship is 125 meters; beam is 15 meters; displacement is about 4…
Half-way Mark in BBC Chartering's Newbuild Program
German owner of multipurpose & heavy lift tonnage, BBC Chartering, announce that half of its 22 unit heavy lift new-building program is now operational. Two vessel series form the basis of this heavy lift fleet new-build program. One is the 14,360dwt ‘BBC Amber’ type of which 14 units are built, featuring 2x 400 mt lifting capacity, and the second is the ‘BBC Everest’ type of which eight units are built with 2x 350 mt lifting gear.
Statoil Charter Three Rigs for Norwegian Shelf
Statoil & its partners contract the 'Bideford Dolphin', 'Stena Don' and 'Scarabeo 5' drilling rigs for work on the Norwegian continental shelf. The contracts have a total value of NOK 9,17-billion, excluding potential options, and the rigs will be used for production drilling for several fast-track developments as well as drilling and completion on the Norwegian shelf. "Securing three rigs in the current market represents a real achievement for the Norwegian shelf.
Northern Sea Route Record Transit by Gazprom Tankship
The Russian Gazprom tankship 'SCF Amur' recently transited the Northern Sea Route in a record 7-days. In January 2012 Gazprom and Sovcomflot reached an agreement on arranging a test shipment via the Northern Sea Route to deliver the Gazprom hydrocarbons to the Asia-Pacific market, taking into account the growing urgency for energy resources supplies to the region. The recemt passage of the SCF Amur…
Incat Design Ferries for US Shipyard Midship Marine
Incact Crowther contracted to design a pair of 25 m catamaran ferries for construction at Midship Marine in Louisiana. These vessels will follow on from the successful quartet of UltraJet boats built by the yard. The new vessels will have a similar configuration, with a half-height wheelhouse allowing a completely open upper passenger deck. 72 seats will be fitted to the upper deck, whilst the main deck passenger cabin will be fitted with seats for 131, plus a pair of wheelchair spaces.
Russia's Vyborg Shipyard Signs Icebreaker Power Plant Contract
Vyborg Shipyard & Wärtsilä sign contract for delivery of main electrical power plant, main and harbour gensets for icebreaker project 21900М. Vyborg Shipyard JSC is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia with over 60-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Since the Shipyard was founded in 1948 it has built more than 200 different vessels with deadweights up to 12,000 tons, in total with displacement of over 1,300,000 tons.
Coast Guard Transfer Cutter to Alaska Station
The 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat 'Chandeleur' moved from Miami to Juneau, Alaska to help support regional response capabilities. The Chandeleur, commissioned in 1988, is the newest cutter assigned to the Coast Guard 17th District and recently underwent a significant modernization and maintenance period at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. The maintenance period included the replacement of hull plating…
BAE Awarded Viking Amphibian Upgrade Contract
UK MOD announce Viking amphibious all-terrain vehicles to be regenerated under a £37-million contract with BAE Systems. Used extensively by the Royal Marines, the 99 Viking BVS10 vehicles, which can be launched straight from the stern of a ship and propelled through water before landing for a beach assault, are in line for a major overhaul by BAE Systems. They were deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 for their versatility across tough terrains before they were later replaced by Warthog.
GAC Yacht Team Wins in France, Now Faces Bermuda Challenge
GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams & team arrive for the Argo Group Gold Cup after winning in Match Race France. After a spectacular conclusion to the Match Race France last weekend, which saw the GAC Pindar skipper battle the elements against young Kiwi William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing), Williams and his winning crew were in high spirits as they landed on the island of Bermuda. The Argo Group Gold Cup is the world’s oldest Match Racing event involving International one-design yachts.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announce Management Change
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. provider of offshore deepwater drilling services announce that Pankaj Khanna, Chief Marketing Officer, has left the company. Mr. Khanna departed on 2…
SEAL Hero Lives Again at New York Warship Commissioning
The Navy will commission the newest guided-missile destroyer, 'Michael Murphy' (DDG 112), Oct. 6, during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Pier 88 in Manhattan, N.Y. The newest destroyer honors Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. Murphy led a four-man team tasked with finding a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad…
Coastal Energy Charters Atwood Manta Rig
Coastal Energy Company contracts 'Manta' jackup drilling rig from an Atwood Oceanics subsidiary for operations in the Gulf of Thailand & offshore Malaysia. In accordance with the contract…
EMGS Seismic Survey Starts Off Shetland Islands
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has commenced a fully pre-funded multi-client survey in the West of Shetland area, north of Scotland. The vessel Atlantic Guardian will acquire controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) and magnetotelluric (MT) data for a minimum of three weeks in an area where basalt layers make the interpretation of seismic data challenging. "We are excited by the market potential…
Northrop Grumman Donates Latest VMS to US Naval Academy Foundation
U.S. Naval Academy Foundation receives plus US$1-million In voyage management software from Northrop Grumman's Maritime Systems Business Unit. Northrop Grumman is…
Boatbuilding Trade School Presents at US Boat Shows
IYRS, a trade school based in Rhode Island, showcases its educational programs at the largest in-water boat shows in America. The school trains students in highly…
Greek Shipyard Workers Protest over Unpaid Wages
Police clash with workers from shipyard outside defense ministry building in Athens. Protesting shipyard workers this morning pushed their way into the grounds of Greece's Defense Ministry in Athens.
Intelsat Announces Successful Receipt of Requisite Consents
Intelsat Announces Successful Receipt of Requisite Consents Relating to Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services…
Dryships Inc. Announces Management Change
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc.…
Federal Marine Terminals Awarded for Environmental Excellence
Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) received the inaugural Environmental Recognition Award from the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) at a special event held on the harbourfront today.