Swissco Orders New Offshore Support Vessel

Swissco Holdings Ltd (“Swissco” or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Swissco Offshore Pte Ltd has recently placed orders for two offshore support vessels for a total value of S$20 million.

Kongsberg Simulators for New Australian Maritime College

A state-of-the-art Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operator Training Facility, featuring an extensive simulator suite developed by Kongsberg Maritime was opened in Northbridge, Western Australia on 22nd November 2010. Owned and run by the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the new facility is ideally positioned to serve the growing Western Australia oil & gas business from its centre in Perth.

Ship’s Officer Dies in Fall into Cargo Hold

Police and the Coast Guard are investigation the death of a ship’s chief officer who was fatally injured Sunday night when he fell into an empty cargo hold aboard the freighter docked in South Philadelphia. Officials said the 46-year-old Croatian seaman, identifief as Denis Seretinek, was unhooking a container from an overhead crane about 8:15…

Cargotec Strenghtens Executive Board Presence in Asia

Cargotec informed in September that as part of its refined strategy, the company will prioritise actions and allocate resources to emerging markets and strengthening customer focus globally. At the beginning of 2011, Pekka Vauramo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy to CEO will relocate to Hong Kong to drive Cargotec’s development initiatives in Asia-Pacific (APAC).…

HK Vessel Collision Leaves 2 dead, 6 missing

Two men have died and six are missing after two commercial vessels collided Tuesday off the east coast of Hong Kong, the city’s marine department said, as it expanded an air and sea rescue operation. At about 3:15 am, police received a report about a sand barge with 14 crew on board colliding with a…

Hamworthy Wins Retrofit MBR Order From DFDS

Hamworthy has received its first order for its Membrane BioReactor (MBR) technology from well-known ferry operator DFDS A/S.The contract calls for a bespoke advanced wastewater management system to be installed on board Pearl of Scandinavia (shown above), replacing an existing sewage treatment plant that dates back to the vessel’s construction in 1989.

DNV Launches a New VLCC Concept

The introduction of a new crude oil tanker concept that is fuelled by liquefied natural gas, has a hull shape that removes the need for ballast water and will almost eliminate local air pollution. This concept vessel also recovers hundreds of tons of cargo vapours on each voyage and represents a major step towards the new environmental era for the tanker shipping industry.