Philippines Positioned as Ship Repair Hub
The Philippines is ideally positioned in the Asia-Pacific region to repair ocean-going & fishing vessels according to a Japanese study. The report was contained…
WINS & POSH Form Indonesian Offshore J/V
PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS) joins with PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) for Indonesian oil and gas joint venture. The joint venture will own and operate two units of Indonesian flagged 100+ tons bollard pull AHTS, “WINPOSH Rampart” and “WINPOSH Resolve”, both of which have been awarded contracts to support drilling activities for a multinational oil and gas company for up to two and half years.
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Lands First Aircraft
China has successfully conducted a flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the 'Liaoning'. The taking off and landing of the homegrown J-15 aircraft has sparked interest throughout the nation. The successful takeoff marked the carrier debut of the J-15. The J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs. After its delivery to the PLA Navy on September 25th…
New Offshore Vessel Oslo-Bound for Naming
Olympic Shipping's new 'Olympic Taurus' sails for Oslo naming ceremony on delivery by Kleven Verft. A multi-purpose offshore vessel with diesel electric propulsion, low fuel consumption and high flexibility, 'Olympic Taurus' represent a new generation of environmentally friendly and operational state of the art multipurpose vessels, where much attention is put on fuel economy, low emissions and large capacities both above and below deck.
Boskalis Intends to Buy Dockwise
The addition of Dockwise's activities to the Boskalis group will provide an extensive package of services for clients in the oil and gas sector. The new combination…
Isolate Piracy Ringleaders & Financiers Advises UNODC Chief
Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, Yury Fedotov summed up his advice at the conclusion of his East Africa visit. During the visit to East Africa…
Megayacht Conversion to Offshore Personnel Floatel
Chevalier Floatels contracts Holland Shipyards to convert its first ship to a DP2 offshore support & accommodation vessel. In response to the growing European market for wind energy, Chevalier Floatels has initiated the development of a new design concept for staff accommodation and transport to offshore wind farms installations. Chevalier Floatels’ ethos is that their vessels are more than just ‘floating accommodations’. The wellbeing and comfort of the staff on board is paramount.
Northern Sea Route Clicks Up Record Transits
46 vessels have transited through Northern Sea Route as this year's navigation season comes to an end. Never before have so many vessels used the Northern Sea Route for cargo transport between Europe and Asia. and never before has so much cargo been transported along the route, reports the 'Barents Observer'. Although the season is not yet completely over – there are still two Finnish icebreakers in…
Italian Yachbuilder WIns Chinese Boatshow Award
The Ferretti 570 wins award as best motor yacht below 60 ft in length at the 2012 Xiamen International Boat Show. The prestigious Chinese Yachting Industry Award was awarded to the Ferretti 570, which was recognised as the Best Motor Yacht in the category below 60 feet in length. Moreover, Speedo Marine - the local dealer with whom the Ferretti Group displayed an Altura 840 during the Xiamen Show - was selected as the best dealer on the Chinese market.
Vietnamese Authorities Recapture Hijacked Tankship
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) commends Vietnamese authorities for recapture of hijacked tankship taken to their waters. The Malaysian-owned tanker…
Tug & Barge Safety Focus of New Publication
The UK Club's Loss Prevention team takes a close look at tug and barge operations worldwide from the P&I perspective. The latest Loss Prevention publication from the UK P&I Club is entitled 'Tug and Barge Matters', running to 18 pages and heavily illustrated, it compares examples of bad and good practice. As in many other shipping sectors, following good practice is usually very inexpensive and can…
Double-ended Ferry Named at STX Shipyard
STX Finland Oys Rauma Shipyard sees the naming & delivery of the new ferry to Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy (Finferries). The godmother of the next generation road ferry, Professor Elina Pirjatanniemi, named the ship Stella in the presence of invited guests, the representatives of Suomen Lauttaliikenne, STX Finland, and the classification society Bureau Veritas. The environmentally friendly double-ended ferry, NB 1380, entered production in December 2011 at the STX Finlands Rauma Shipyard.
Astrium Highlights New Brand Image & Broadband Solutions
Partners and customers to benefit from extensive multi-technology service portfolio by provider of global satellite-based mobility services. Astrium Services will…
China Oil Demand Growth Slows
China's demand for oil in October 2012 was meaningfully weaker that it was the previous month. The detailed Chinese oil data for October were reported yesterday.
Three BMT Nigel Gee Design WSV's Launched
Three new Windfamrm Support Vessels (WSV) built to BMT Nigel Gee designs launched in 10 days from three different shipyards. The vessels range from a 19.4m propeller driven conventional catamaran design to a 26m Extreme Semi-Swath (XSS), fitted with active motion damping systems consisting of T-Foils and interceptors. Sea trials for two of the vessels have been completed, both of which have met all expected performance criteria.
China Shipbuilder Delivers Another Bulk Carrier
COSCO Shipyard Group has delivered the bulk carrier Marine Princess of 35000 dwt to an Asian buyer. The delivery documents have been signed by and between COSCO Guangdong and the purchaser.
Purchase Offers for Peene Shipyard Expected
New agreement reached with Berthold Brinkmann, the insolvency administrator of P+S WERFTEN, German Shipbuilders. The new agreement means hat both coast guard ships…
GAC Overcomes Challlenges, Delivers to Central Africa
GAC UK & GAC Seaforth overcome challenges to deliver cargo to LakeTanganyika, Burundi, for Surestream Petroleum oil exploration. Independent oil exploration company Surestream Petroleum Ltd…
Castrol, MAN, Sing Off Same Lube Oil Song-sheet
MAN Diesel & Turbo supports Castrol’s advice that misapplication of mid-range base number (BN) cylinder oils can cause corrosion. Castrol inform that the engine…
Vietnam Port Bars Cargoship Departure After Oil Spill
Maritime authorities in Quang Ngai ban a Panamanian-flagged ship from leaving after it spilled nearly 1,000 liters of oil at a local port. The Panama-flagged Chinese…