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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Naming Ceremony News

CMES Fleet Adds Bulk Carriers

Photo: China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd.

The delivery and naming ceremony of PACIFIC MERIT, an energy-saving and environment-friendly bulk carrier with 64 thousand DWT, tailor-made by China Merchants Energy Shipping  (CMES), was held in Chengxi Shipyard on 4 January 2018. Capt. Zhao Yaoming, Vice President of CMES and President of Hong Kong Ming Wah Shipping, and Lu Ziyou, the President of Chengxi Shipyard, attended and witnessed the ceremony. On the same day, CMES held the naming and delivery ceremony for the 44th VLCC NEW PRIME in Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering…

Tug Newbuild Delivered to De Boer

Photo: Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld

On January 9, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld delivered an ASD Tug 2310 SD (shallow draught), named Papillon, to De Boer Remorquage SARL, a subsidiary company of Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf De Boer) and Iskes Towage & Salvage. Damen has customized the ASD for a 12-year contract with Grand Port Maritime de Guyane in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana. The tug’s primary function will be the assistance of vessels entering and leaving the ports. She can also provide emergency assistance, such as fire-fighting, survey activities and small transports.

Korean Shipyard Names Five New Containerships

Container ships, sunrise: Photo courtesy of HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), which claims to be the world’s biggest shipbuilder says that it set a new daily naming ceremony record by naming 5 containerships (ordered from Enesel) on a single day. In a simultaneous naming ceremony attended by Mr. Andonis Lemos; Mr Filippos Lemos; Mr. Kim Oi-hyun, President & CEO of Hyundai Heavy Industries; and other 130 participants at HHI’s yard in Ulsan, South Korea, the sponsors including Mrs. Irini N. Lemos, mother of the Lemos brothers and four other ladies, named three 10,500TEU containerships and two 13,800TEU containerships for the Greek owner.

HMD Holds Naming Ceremony for Containership

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard held a naming ceremony for a 4300 TEU Class Containership, Hull No. 0408, the first of five 4300 TEU Panamax containerships ordered by E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & CIE. KG of Germany. This containership was named Ital Mattina Mattina by the ship owner. Senior Executive Vice President of HMD, Kim Choon-gon, and many representatives of E.R. Shiffahrt attended the ceremony. On June 25th there was another naming ceremony for Hull No. 0320. This vessel is the second of two 3450 TEU Class containerships ordered by Rickmers Reederei GmbH & CIE. KG of Germany. The ship owner named the ship Ital Fortuna and it was delivered on June 27th.

HHI Names Two Newbuilding VLCC's

Hyundai Heavy Greets New Year with the Simultaneous Naming Ceremony of Two 318,000 DWT VLCC. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, hailed the New Year by naming two 318,000 DWT VLCC (Very Large Crude Oil Carrier) for an Indian shipping line, GESCO today. In the simultaneous naming ceremony, the vessels were named Maneklal Ujamshi Sheth and Ardeshir HBhiwandiwalla, after the former owner and the founder of GESCO respectively. Maneklal Ujamshi Sheth was delivered today and Ardeshir HBhiwandiwalla is scheduled to be delivered in the middle of February this year. Starting with the ships featuring 319m in length, 60m in width, and 30m in depth with service speed of 16.3 knots, Hyundai Heavy plans to deliver 93 ships this year.

New OSV Named in Havyard's Fosnavåg Yard

Makalu naming: Photo credit Havyard

The new OSV is of a Havyard 832 design, and is the seventh vessel Havyard has constructed for the Indian shipping company Global Offshore Services. Havyard say that this is the largest ever vessel to be named in Fosnavaag, something which justified some major celebrations, and Havyard invited everyone in the town to an open boat session plus a free concert from the well-known Norwegian rap duo Erik and Kriss. During the naming ceremony the godmother, Bianca Kremer, wished the vessel good fortune and success…

Arctic Rescue Vessels Named in Wismar

Photo courtesy of Nordic Yards

After a construction period of around 17 months, two identically designed icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels have been named Beringov Proliv and Murman during a ceremony at Nordic Yards in Wismar. In addition to representatives of the customer Rosmorrechflot, other participants in the naming ceremony included Russia's Deputy Transport Minister Viktor Olerskiy. During the naming ceremony, Dr. Vitaly Yusufov, Chairman of the Management Board of Nordic Yards, stated, "Today we are naming two of the world's most modern and specialized rescue vessels.

UASC Names 13,500 TEU Containership

United Arab Shipping Company increases its fleet with more 13,500 TEU vessels; The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) names 13,500 TEU containership in Hamburg on 25 May. The AIN SNAN was delivered after a nine-month building phase in January of this year. The UMM SALAL, the first of nine UASC new builds in this size class already went into service in June 2011. During the course of the first five months of this year all nine vessels have been delivered from the builder Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Korea, with whom the order was placed in July 2008.

Kleven Delivers Construction Vessel to Olympic Shipping

Olympic Bibby (Photo courtesy of Kleven)

Offshore construction vessel Olympic Bibby, build no. 371 from Kleven Verft, has been delivered to Norwegian shipowner Olympic Shipping. The vessel has a long term charter with Bibby Offshore, and its first job will be on the British sector of the North Sea. The naming ceremony was held in Olympic’s home harbor Fosnavåg April 9. The vessel is 87.5 m long and 19 m wide, making the entrance to the narrow harbor (22 m wide) a spectacular sight, the builder noted. The vessel is of MT 6021 design from Marin Teknikk…

PSV for Atlantic Offshore to be Named

The PSV to be named in Stavanger during  the oil and gas exhibiton ONS

  A naming ceremony is to be held for the PSV built by Kleven shipyard recently. Built at Kleven Shipyard, the PSV no. 368 was delivered from Myklebust Verft to Atlantic Offshore on 6 August 2014. The PSV of VS 485 MKII L design from Wärtsila Ship Design, is leaving the yard and joining her sister vessel Ocean Star (delivered in May) on a Statoil chart in the North Sea. The naming ceremony for Ocean Art will be held in Stavanger during the oil and gas exhibiton ONS on 28 August.  

Hamburg Süd Christens San Class Containership

(l-r) Stefan Kirschner, Captain Nihat Ogun Eginlioglu, Sponsor Wietske Willemijn Wage, Peter Frederiksen, Silke Sehgal, Michael Britton and Konstantin Oetker (Photo courtesy of Hamburg SĂĽd)

Hamburg Süd yesterday christened another containership in its San class, as the official naming ceremony of the newbuild San Clemente was held at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore, with customers and business partners. The San Clemente is one of Hamburg Süd’s series of three San class newbuilds constructed at the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan. Like her sister ships, she has a container slot capacity of 9,034 TEU and 1,370 reefer slots. The new containership’s Sponsor is Wietske Willemijn Wage…

HHI Names 2 New Containerships in Ulsan

Naming Ceremony for Cezanne and Dali (Photo: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), hailed the New Year by naming two 10,000 TEU containerships for a Greek shipping line, Oceanbulk Maritime SA. The naming ceremony was attended by Spyros Capralos, chief executive officer of Oceanbulk; Nicos Rescos, chief operating officer of Oceanbulk; Yoon Moon-kyoon, chief operating officer of HHI’s shipbuilding division; and 44 other guests at HHI’s yard in Ulsan. At the simultaneous naming ceremony, the vessels were named after the famous French and Spanish painters, Cezanne and Dali respectively.

HAL Names ms Westerdam in Venice

The sun shined over a crowd of more than 1,500 travel agents, local officials and maiden voyage guests during the naming ceremony of Holland America Line's ms Westerdam in Venice, Italy on April 25. The 1,848-passenger Westerdam embarked its maiden voyage guests and sailed its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice to Greece, Turkey and Croatia. The naming ceremony took place on the "Festa del Boccolo," or St. Mark's Day, the holiday celebrating the patron saint of Venice. As is tradition on this day…

Aliança Christens New Containership

From left to right: Norbert Bergmann, Andre Magalhaes, Julian Thomas, Ivens Dias Branco, Consuelo Dias Branco, Frank Smet, Martin Susemihl, Capt.Carlos Camara und Matthias Dietrich.

With the Américo Vespúcio the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança christened the third of four identical 3,800 TEU container ships for its cabotage fleet on October 22, 2013 in Pecém (Brazil). The naming ceremony was held as part of a customer event at the port of Pecém. The Sponsor of the ship is Consuelo Dias Branco, Member of the Senior Management of Moinho Dias Branco, one of Aliança’s customers. Before the Américo Vespúcio, Aliança had already held naming ceremonies for two ships in the Explorer series for the Sebastião Caboto (May 2013) and for the Fernão de Magalhães (September 2013).

Tata Steel is crowning glory of HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabet

Today’s naming ceremony of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth marks a major milestone in Tata Steel’s 12-year involvement in the project. In that time the company has supplied 40,000 tonnes of steel and developed three entirely new grades of lighter and stronger steel specifically for the future flagship of the Royal Navy. Tata Steel will also supply steel for the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. The naming ceremony will come five years after the first steel was manufactured…

Seaspan to Name Canada’s Largest Gantry Crane

Seaspan announced it will host an official naming ceremony for its new 300-metric-ton gantry crane, the largest of its kind in Canada, May 21, 2014. The ceremony at Vancouver Shipyards will include speeches, First Nation blessing and official commissioning activities and check presentation. The crane is a critical component of Seaspan’s Shipyard Modernization Project, a two-year, $200 million project which will provide state-of-the-art facilities to efficiently deliver Non-Combat vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard, and establish a world-class shipbuilding and ship repair center of excellence on the West Coast, the yard said.  

Sevan Driller Completed

On June 28, the Sevan Driller, first circular drilling rig prepared for drilling at a water depth of almost 4,200 m was named at COSCO Shipyard Group's Qidong Shipyard. A grand naming ceremony was held at the site to celebrate the completion. The Sevan Driller is designed to drill wells of up to almost 13,500 m (40,000 ft) in water depths of up to nearly 4,200 m (12,500 ft) and has internal storage capacity designed to carry up to 150,000 barrels of oil.

'Royal Princess' Christening Royally Performed

'Royal Princess' Naming: Photo credit Princess Cruises

Standing on the naming platform with the ship's Captain Tony Draper, The Duchess of Cambridge pronounced, "I name this ship 'Royal Princess'. The Duchess then cut the rope that sent a giant Nebuchadnezzar-size bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne toward the ship, officially welcoming Royal Princess into the fleet of Princess Cruises at the Southampton ceremony. Internationally renowned percussive orchestra Mass Ensemble performed with its signature "Earth Harp," an architectural instrument with strings that extended 1,000 feet and was played as it hovered over the nearly 2,000 ceremony guests.

Beer-bottle Christening for Latest UK Navy Submarine

Artful naming ceremony: Photo courtesy of MOD

The new submarine was named 'Artful' in a traditional ceremony at the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness. Marking this milestone in the vessel’s construction, Lady Amanda Zambellas, the wife of First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas, named the submarine in the classic tradition of breaking a bottle on her bow; in this instance a bottle of beer from a local Cumbrian brewery. The naming ceremony comes just 2 months after MOD announced that the first 2 of the 7 Astute Class submarines…

UASC Names Samsung Heavy Built Containership

The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has named it’s new 13,500 TEU containership Ain Snan at a ceremony in Hamburg, following a nine-month building phase. The last of a series of nine UASC newbuilds from the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Korea, the 366-metre-long and 48 metre-wide ultra large container ship (ULCS) has a loading capacity of over 145,000 DWT, providing a capacity of more than 800 slots for refrigerated containers. The ship is deployed on the AEC8 Far East, Red Sea, Europe Service in which CMA CGM and CSCL shipping lines are also partners which they market as FAL 2 / AEX 7. In addition, Yang Ming, Hanjin and COSCO, have booked slots on this service.

German Federal Minister Names DFDS Ro/Ro Vessel

(left to right) Henrik Hessellund, Captain of the Ark Germania; Berthold Brinkmann, Administrator of P+S Werften; Dr. Alexander Badrow, Lord Mayor of Stralsund; German Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka; Peder Gellert Pedersen, Executive Vice President Shipping Division DFDS and Axel Schulz, Representative of the Administrator at the Volkswerft Stralsund

The Danish shipping company DFDS and Volkswerft Stralsund held a ceremony for newbuild no. 500: On the fitting-out quay at the shipyard the special-purpose Ro/Ro vessel was named Ark Germania by Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister of Education and Research, in the presence of 150 invited guests. In the weeks following the naming ceremony Volkswerft will continue the work on the “Roll on - Roll off Cargo” special-purpose vessel. It is scheduled to be delivered to DFDS, one of the biggest shipping companies in Northern Europe, in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Rickmers Tianjin Named in Mumbai

Rickmers Tianjin has now joined her sistership Rickmers Yokohama, seen here in the English Channel, on the Europe India Service

As part of its upgrading program for its Europe India service, Rickmers-Linie, has added the 17,000dwt newbuilding Rickmers Tianjin to the schedule. The base ports served are Hamburg, Antwerp, Genoa, Mumbai and Chennai but the service is capable of serving a wide variety of additional ports on inducement. Rickmers Tianjin joins her sistership Rickmers Yokohama and the charter ships Linde, Martin and Baltic Winter on the Indian service. On her maiden voyage from Europe, Rickmers Tianjin was named in the Port of Mumbai on 9 January.

SDI Christens Self-Propelled Cutter Suction Dredger

A vessel reported to be the most powerful self-propelled and ocean-going cutter suction dredger in the world was christened in Dunkirk, France. The 38,000 hp d’Artagnan is named after a character in Alexandre Dumas’ novel “The Three Musketeers.” Together with d’Artagnan, two auxiliary vessels, Aramis and Buckingham were also christened at the same ceremony. The three vessels will sail under French colors and are owned and operated by Société de Dragage International (SDI), the French subsidiary of Belgian Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME) Group. The importance of the event was revealed in the christeners of the naming ceremony. For d’Artagnan Mrs.

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