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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Second Vessel News

GOGL Acquires New Vessel

File Photo: Golden Ocean Group Ltd

Norway based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has  taken delivery of the second vessel, Sea Monterrey (to be renamed Golden Monterrey). On October 16, 2017 GOGL announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire two modern Capesize vessels from affiliates of Hemen Holding Limited, a company indirectly controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen for the benefit of his immediate family (Hemen), the Company's largest shareholder, at a purchase price of USD 43.0 million per vessel. The first vessel, Golden Behike, was delivered in November 2017.

TMS Cardiff Gas Places Order at HHI

(Photo: TMS Cardiff Gas)

TMS Cardiff Gas said it signed a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, with an option for a second vessel.   The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in 2020, when she will enter into a seven year time charter contract with TOTAL Gas & Power Chartering, Limited.   This order is the first in the company’s X Carrier Series, which expands the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet of managed vessels to 10 (six LNG carriers and four VLGCs).

Andreas Silcher Negotiates LNG Carrier Contracts

Andreas Silcher. Photo: Haynes and Boone

Partner Andreas Silcher in Haynes and Boone’s London office represented TMS Cardiff Gas in its contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier with XDF propulsion, plus an option for a second vessel. In a press release, TMS Cardiff Gas called the order the first in the company’s X Carrier Series of orders, which expands the company’s fleet of managed vessels to 10. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2020, when she will enter into a seven-year time charter contract with TOTAL Gas & Power Chartering, Limited.

Cruise Ship Collides with Bridge in Germany

Swiss Crystal (File photo: Scylla)

River cruise ship Swiss Crystal struck a motorway bridge over the Rhine River in Germany, injuring at least 25 on board, according to local media. The 100-meter-long Swiss river cruiser was carrying 129 passengers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg when it struck a pillar of the bridge head on near Duisburg on Tuesday evening. The vessel’s bow suffered significant damage. Police said most of the injuries were minor, and the four people taken to the hospital were released on Wednesday. Passengers were able to continue their journey to the Netherlands on a second vessel.

Titan Quanzhou Launches Tanker

Titan Quanzhou Shipyard Co., Ltd. announced the launch of its second vessel, Titan Spirit. The launch of this 6,500 ton double-hulled bunker tanker follows the August launch of Titan Quanzhou Shipyard’s maiden vessel. It is the second of the 22 vessels already currently on order at the shipyard, which represents a total order book of $210m. Source: Shipping Times

Excel Buys Two Vessels

According to reports, Excel Maritime said it plans to buy two Supramax bulk carriers for $126m, or $63m per vessel. The first vessel has a capacity of 55,567 deadweight tons and was built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan. The second vessel has a capacity of more than 53,206 deadweight tons and was built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Both ships were built in 2005. Both vessels will be delivered to Excel Maritime in the fourth quarter.

Suezmax Vessel Delivered to NAT

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) took delivery of its 21st Suezmax vessel, the Nordic Sprinter, built in 2005 at a shipyard in Korea. NAT agreed to purchase the vessel along with its sistership for $36.5 million each. NAT expects the delivery of the second vessel in early August 2014, bringing the company’s fleet to 22 Suezmax vessels in operation. Going forward, NAT said it is “seeking to increase its dividend and earnings capacity through further expansion when the time is right to do so.” nat.bm  

MDC Plans For Debris Management Vessel

The Marine Design Center (MDC) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to acquire a debris management vessel to serve the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District (CELRH) at the Bluestone Lake and Dam project. An option for exercise of a second vessel will be included in the solicitation. The vessel will be used to carry driftwood and debris on both the New River and Bluestone Lake in Southeastern West Virgina. It will also be suitable for intermittent operation that may occur throughout the year.

Genco Takes Delivery of Second Capesize Vessel

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has taken delivery of the Genco Tiberius, a January 2007-built 175,000 dwt Capesize vessel. The Genco Tiberius is the second vessel to be delivered to the Company under Genco's previously announced agreement on July 18, 2007 to acquire nine Capesize vessels from companies within the Metrostar Management Corporation group. The Genco Tiberius is currently on charter with Cargill International S.A. at a rate of $45,263 per day, less a 5% third party brokerage commission. The charter is due to expire between January 2010 and May 2010.

Bollinger Sells OSV’s to Odyssea

The spec vessels are 193-ft. x 40-ft. x 15- built at Bollinger's facility, with the first vessel going to work in the US Gulf on delivery. The second vessel will be delivered in mid December 2008. Contract terms and conditions were not made available.

Flensburger Gets Orders for RoRos

Cobelfret NV of Belgium has exercised two options for Flensburger’s ConRo 220 type. The new vessels measure 641 ft. The first vessel will be delivered in November 2010, and the second vessel in February 2011. Since 1998 FSG has acquired 38 contracts for RoRo Ferries.

Large Shipbuilding order for Turku Shipyard

According to a report from YLE, Germany’s TUI Cruises has ordered a large cruise vessel from Finland’s STX shipyard in Turku. The vessel will be handed over in the spring of 2014. The deal with the STX shipyard also includes a second vessel.   Source: YLE  

SFL Takes Delivery of 19,200 TEU Containership

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) said it has taken delivery of MSC Anna, the first of two 19,200 TEU container vessels from Huyndai Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel is chartered out for a period of 15 years, and lease financing has been secured for the full term of the charter. The second vessel is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017.

Construction of Second New WSDOT Ferry

Construction of the state’s second Kwa-di Tabil Class (64-car) ferry officially got underway April 19 at Todd Pacific Shipyards (Todd) in Seattle. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Secretary Paula Hammond and Assistant Secretary for Washington State Ferries (WSF) David Moseley were on hand to help Todd officials commemorate the event. Secretary Hammond struck the first arc weld on the keel signifying the start of construction of the second vessel of the class. “These new ferries represent progress toward a more reliable ferry system, which is critical for the economic prosperity of ferry communities,” said Paula Hammond, Washington Transportation Secretary.

Ocean Osprey is Ready to Serve in Norway

Ocean Osprey (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards announced that the newly built vessel Ocean Osprey arrived to Scotland last week to soon begin operating in the Martin Linge offshore oilfields to support the works of Norwegian company Total E & P. Ocean Osprey was launched January 31 at Zamakona’s facility in Pasajes (San Sebastián) and is the first ship ordered by the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore AS built by Zamakona Yards. Atlantic Offshore’s second vessel, Ocean Marlin, a Havyard HY820 design, is expected to be ready by the end of June 2014. zamakonayards.com/eng/index.php  

Nansha Factory Cuts First Steel for Tanker Newbuilds

Construction begins on two 113,000 DWT product/crude oil tankers in Nansha Factory   A steel cutting ceremony was held at the Nansha Factory December 1 for the third and fourth of eight vessels of 113,000 DWT product/crude oil tankers for NAVIG8 Group registered in U.K.   Personnel from the builder’s business and operations management departments attended the opening ceremony, as well as signed the progress documents representing GSI with shipowners’ representative.   GSI signed eight shipbuilding contracts with NAVIG8 Group for building 113,000dwt product/crude oil tankers in August, 2013., and construction on the first and second vessels began in June, 2014.   chinagsi.com  

Halter Gets Second PCTC Order

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC (PHTL), the joint venture of The Pasha Group and Van Ommeren Shipping (USA) LLC, have exercised their option with Halter Marine for the construction of a second U.S.-built Jones Act Pure Car and Truck Carrier. According to George W. The Hawaii/Mainland trade currently generates over 150,000 vehicles per year. A second vessel, which will be a sister ship to the 13,000-dwt vessel under construction at Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., will enhance the service offering of PHTL by providing increased frequency and superior reliability. This first vessel has a capacity for 4,300 vehicles and Pasha notes, "PHTL's second ship will enable the line to handle a significant segment of this market.

Halter Gets Second PCTC Order

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC (PHTL), the joint venture of The Pasha Group and Van Ommeren Shipping (USA) LLC, have exercised their option with Halter Marine for the construction of a second U.S.-built Jones Act Pure Car and Truck Carrier. According to George W. The Hawaii/Mainland trade currently generates over 150,000 vehicles per year. A second vessel, which will be a sister ship to the 13,000-dwt vessel under construction at Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., will enhance the service offering of PHTL by providing increased frequency and superior reliability. This first vessel has a capacity for 4,300 vehicles and Pasha notes, "PHTL's second ship will enable the line to handle a significant segment of this market.

Halter Gets Second PCTC Order

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines LLC (PHTL), the joint venture of The Pasha Group and Van Ommeren Shipping (USA) LLC, have exercised their option with Halter Marine for the construction of a second U.S.-built Jones Act Pure Car and Truck Carrier. According to George W. The Hawaii/Mainland trade currently generates over 150,000 vehicles per year. A second vessel, which will be a sister ship to the 13,000-dwt vessel under construction at Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., will enhance the service offering of PHTL by providing increased frequency and superior reliability. This first vessel has a capacity for 4,300 vehicles and Pasha notes, "PHTL's second ship will enable the line to handle a significant segment of this market.

NEWS:Derecktor Tapped to Build Second 73M Ferry for AMHS

Derecktor's investment in a new construction facility in Bridgeport, Conn., has paid off with a prestigious contract to build two new high-spec ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Will the company soon be able to lure new defense construction business to the buildings? The State of Alaska gave notice to Derecktor Shipyards to proceed on construction of a second high-speed ferry for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). M/V Chenega is the second of a two-ferry $67.9 million contract. In February 2002 Derecktor Shipyards was awarded the contract to design and build two high-speed passenger & automobile ferries as the first phase of Alaska's plans to re-tool its regional water transportation system with fast, modern, efficient, environmentally-friendly vessels.

GCSG Delivers Harvey Power

Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States—for Shell Upstream America’s deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico—is fully in service. She is the second of six LNG OSVs being built for Harvey Gulf International Marine, and like her sistership Harvey Energy, Harvey Power is capable of operating on LNG or diesel fuel. Along with being able to operate on LNG, she also meets the strident criteria of the ABS Enviro+, Green Passport notation.

Pasha Hawaii to Build Second Vessel

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii announced the signing of a contract with VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, MS, for the construction of a ship to enter the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane. The ship’s base price is $144m and is estimated to deliver in the fall of 2013. Pasha Hawaii is currently negotiating with several sources for financing. The new ship represents the second vessel to join Pasha Hawaii’s fleet, and will allow the company to provide weekly service between the West Coast and Hawaii. The company also signed an option agreement for the construction of a third vessel with a base price of $137m. This will be the second Roll-On/Roll-Off Car Truck Carrier built by VT Halter for Pasha Hawaii based on a proven design by the Uljanik Shipyard, Croatia.

Deutz to Repower for Hydrolines

Deutz Canada has received an order for two TBD 620 V12 to repower Hydrolines catamaran Express II, operated by Seastreak. Rated at continuous output of 2,072-hp at 1,800 rpm, the engines drive fixed pitch propellers. Hydrolines also repowered Express I this May with a pair of TBD 620 V12. In conjunction with Seastreak, the company has awarded Deutz Canada the contract to repower its second vessel.

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