Germany Fights for Indian Submarine Contract
German giant ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the parent company of leading submarine builder HDW, will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel, with an eye to huge project of Indian Navy for six submarines, reports PTI. TKMS is also in talks with leading shipyards in the country for a tie-up and promising a no-hold barred transfer of technology in line with the Narendra Modi government's 'Make in India' push.
Royal Caribbean Sets to Sail to Tianjin
Royal Caribbean International will deploy yet another big ship in China, with the 4,180-passenger Ovation of the Seas joining Quantum of the Seas in the Far East. The Miami-based cruise company takes delivery of Ovation in April 2016 and it will head straight to China rather than Europe or the Caribbean. Ovation of the Seas will homeport in Tianjin, near Beijing. In May 2015, Royal Caribbean will redeploy its Quantum of the Seas to Shanghai from its current homeport in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Malaysia Detains Nigerian Bandit Vessel
The Nigerian flagged fishing vessel, Viking, has been detained in Malaysia for violations of Malaysian maritime law. Malaysian authorities have indicated that the Viking will also be investigated for alleged illegal, unregulated, unreported (IUU) fishing violations. Viking was detained with 18 crew on board; one Chilean, two Peruvian and 15 Indonesian citizens. The Captain of the vessel, whose nationality is unknown, has been arrested.
Powerful Submarines Join Israel’s Navy
The Israel Navy’s fourth submarine, the ISS Tanin (Crocodile), is expected to become fully operational in a few weeks and participate in naval operations. The nuclear-capable submarine boasts an array of sophisticated weaponry, as well as the latest in intelligence-gathering technology. It stands at a whopping 68 meters long, compared to 57.3 meters on average for other submarines. The navy’s fifth submarine…
Rolls-Royce Propulsion Package for Polar Ship
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by ship builder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel, which will carry out significant environmental research at the North and South Poles. The Rolls-Royce system includes gen-sets with a power electric system, a range of thrusters and automation and control systems. The vessel, to be named FF Kronprins Haakon…
Ocean 3 launched at the AGCT, Rijeka
China Shipping Container Line’s (CSCL) Xin Qin Huang Dao recently made its maiden call at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, which marked the launch of a service of the Ocean 3 alliance, connecting Rijeka and other European ports to Asia and North America. The vessel arrived at the AGCT last 18 February and is deployed to Ocean 3’s Phoex / AMX8 / AMC4 weekly service.
Drydocks World, Maritime World Win Excellence Awards
Drydocks World and Maritime World have won the Excellence Award given by the International Maritime Club at the Golden Bells Awards 2015 - Middle East. Drydocks World Group has won the Best Maritime Conference Award in recognition of their successin organizing the “2nd Mare Forum Dubai 2015,” which held its second edition on the 21st of January 2015 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdanbin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Reopening Date of Libya Oil Ports Uncertain
It is too early to say when Libyan oil ports Es Sider and Ras Lanuf can reopen after a force loyal to a self-declared Tripoli government pulled out troops from frontlines near to the terminals…
CMA CGM to Add Ships, Pursue More Economies
CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipper, announced on Monday plans to order three giant vessels and said higher volumes and profit last year showed its focus on economies of scale was bearing fruit. Like market leader Maersk Line, the family-owned firm has been trying to ride out overcapacity and low freight rates by using larger, more efficient ships coupled with vessel-sharing alliances.
Amid Yemen Chaos, China Lifts More Oil
China has managed to export a large shipment of crude oil from Yemen over the weekend, ship-tracking data showed on Monday, despite mounting chaos in the country…
China's Air Drills Roil South China Sea Waters
China's air force conducted its first drill above the western Pacific Ocean on Monday, the Defence Ministry said, in a move that could exacerbate tensions with its…
Shipbuilding First: Strategic Delivers StratCat to Njord Offshore
Strategic Marine delivered a world’s first to European windfarm service sector operator, Njord Offshore. This vessel builds on the success of the first eight 21m vessels built for Njord by Strategic Marine. The StratCat, a multi-purpose service vessel capable of transporting up to 24 crew, is first in its class in three particulars. The StratCat is the first of four in a series of 26m vessels ordered by UK-based Njord.
North Sea Oil: Harkand wins Maersk Oil North Sea Deal
Harkand won a multi-million contract with Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd for the provision of DSV services in the North Sea region. The 12-month contract will be serviced by Harkand’s two DSVs, the Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis, supported by project management and engineering from Harkand’s Aberdeen office. The contract covers well tie-ins, structure installation, piling, flexible flowline lay, flexible riser installation…
Ship Fix: Radio Holland Wins Ahrenkiel Steamship Deal
Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG and Radio Holland Germany GmbH, part of Imtech Marine, have agreed a long-term maintenance agreement for the entire Ahrenkiel Steamship fleet…
IMCA DP Proposal to be Basis for Updating IMO Guidelines
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). The review will be taken forward by an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view to finalizing it at the next meeting of the IMO Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) sub-committee, in 2016.
Keppel FELS Delivers 11th Jackup to Mexico
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), safely, on time and on budget. The rig was named Kukulkan by Lady Sponsor Mrs Valerie Pahl-Hernandez, wife of Mr Gustavo Hernandez Garcia, Director General of PEMEX Exploration & Production, at a ceremony at Keppel FELS this evening.
Becker Marine at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo
Becker Marine Systems product presentation at the dutch Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo will put a strong focus on environmentally-friendly technology for the marine industry like the world’s first LNG Hybrid Barge HUMMEL. Recently, the Hamburg-based LNG Hybrid Barge successfully completed a programme of technical trials, right in time for the cruise ship season. With the use of to the new floating power plant…
Warships Shell Houthis Outside Yemeni City of Aden
Warships shelled a column of Houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they tried to advance on the southern port city of Aden on Monday…
ECDIS to be Installed on 100 plus Maersk Vessels
Maersk Line selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels. The contract features Transas state-of-the-art Navi-Sailor ECDIS 4000 in…
Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets
The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following sea trials next week, the Damen FCS 2610 will be available for charter based out of Rotterdam. UK-based Severn Offshore Services owns and operates a growing fleet of offshore crew transfer vessels, mainly in the European offshore wind sector.