Ulstein Delivers Fourth PSV in PX121 Series
Ulstein Verft delivered Blue Thunder, the fourth of six medium-sized platform supply vessels of the PX121 design from Ulsteinto Blue Ship Invest, on Monday, May 13, 2013. Owned by Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group, the platform supply vessel (PSV) is commercially and technically under the management of Atlantic Offshore. Blue Thunder will enter a four-month contract with Statoil, with four monthly options.
DNV Relaunches Standard for Offshore Service Modules
DNV has completely rewritten the standard for Offshore Service Modules certification, commonly referred to as DNV 2.7-2, which was first published in 1995. On June 11, 2013, DNV will roll this out to an industry seminar taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC). This event will look at the issues surrounding the management and use of temporary equipment on offshore installations and how the new Standard for Certification may provide some clear guidance.
PC Maritime to Install ECDIS in 50-vessel China Shipping Deal
PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS has been chosen by China Shipping Group to be fitted to 50 newbuild bulk carriers. This large ECDIS fleet contract was negotiated by Bogerd Martin NV’s subsidiary company, Bogerd Martin China, based in Shanghai. The vessels vary in size between 46,000 dwt and 76,000 dwt. Ten vessels already have single Navmaster ECDIS installed and the remaining 40 bulk carriers are to be equipped during the next 12 months.
Wison Announces Venezuela Contract
Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced has the award of a contract to supply key modularized components for a major refinery project in Venezuela.
ST Engineering Showcases Product Range at IMDEX Asia 2013
ST Engineering unveiled a suite of total naval solutions offered by its Electronics and Marine arms at IMDEX Asia 2013, designed to provide users with comprehensive maritime awareness…
Transocean Chairman Announces Retirement Plans
Transocean Ltd. announced that J. Michael Talbert has advised the Board of Directors that, if reelected at the company's upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 17…
KVH Industries Acquires Headland Media
KVH Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired Headland Media Ltd., a media and entertainment services company. Headland Media is a provider of commercially licensed news…
Drydocks World Discusses Wide Ranging Bilateral Issues
Drydocks World received H.E. Cheong Ming Foong, the Consul General of Singapore along with Khalil A. Bakar, Center Director Middle East of Singapore Economic Development Board. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman and Dr. Markus Voege, VP – Operation and Production of Drydocks World and Maritime World, welcomed H.E. Cheong Ming Foong and Mr. Bakar to the Maritime Business Center at Dubai Maritime City for discussions on economic developments…
Rickmers CEO Joins Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame
Ron Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Group and Rickmers-Linie, was inducted into the Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global maritime industry. He was one of only six people awarded the honor in a ceremony in New York on May 8, 2013 at a dinner attended by 400 maritime industry colleagues. Other inductees included Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, Chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk (posthumous award) and Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City.
Nam Cheong Shipyard Contracted for Five Offshore Vessels
Nam Cheong International secured sale contracts for an Anchor Handling Towing Supply (AHTS) and four Platform Supply Vessels ( PSV's). The total value of the contracts is $110 million.
ABB Chief Technology Officer to Leave
Chief Technology Officer, Prith Banerjee, who joined ABB in 2012, has decided to leave ABB for family reasons. Banerjee, located in Switzerland, will be relocating to the United States where he will be taking another position outside the company. ABB say that a successor will be announced in due course. “Prith has brought new momentum to ABB’s research and development activity,” said CEO Joe Hogan. “I regret Prith’s decision to leave the company.
Iran Complete Aframax Tankship New-building
The first Iran-built Aframax oil tanker ship is complete and the vessel will be ready soon for delivery to Venezuela. The 113,000 dwt vessel has been built by Iran Marine Industrial Company…
China's CIC Boluomiao Shipyard Completes Repair Contracts
CIC Boluomiao Shipyard completed repairs of the ships Sinoker Pioneer and Novitas H. The U.S.-owned Sinoker Pioneer repair work included renewal of cargo hold plates and painting…
'USS Nimitz' Shows the Flag in Korea
The U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier arrives to participate in joint naval drills as part of routine training according to the Combined Forces Command. The 97,000-ton Nimitz, one of the world's largest warships, made a port call at the southeastern port city of Busan for a three-day stay to participate in joint military drills in southern and eastern waters of the Korean Peninsula. Carrier Strike…
Large Dry Bulker Shipbuilding Prices Up in April
During April, 2013 new build prices for capesize, kamsarmax and ultramax vessels rose higher than in the previous month. Purchase prices for ships are often good…
Chinese Cargo Ship Hits Yangtze Bridge Pier, Sinks
18 crew members of the ship were rescued shortly before their vessel sank in the Yangtze River after hitting a bridge pier. Damage was visible on a pier of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing…
OTC Approves New Construction Rules
Two new Rule-sets approved at the first Offshore Technical Committee (OTC) held at LR's Global Technology Centre in Singapore. Lloyd's Register say that these two…