Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its wholly owned subsidiaries in Singapore, Scotland and Norway reached an agreement with STX OSV to build 4 platform supply vessels (PSV). There is an option for building of additional 3 vessels.
Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Ltd., the St. John’s, Newfoundland branch of Kongsberg Maritime’s simulation division, has reported strong performance in the latter half of 2010 with the signing of several key contracts with Canadian customers, covering the whole spectrum from ship’s bridge, dynamic positioning and radar simulators through to engine room and naval simulators. In an…
Early this morning, the MV AFRICAN EAGLE reported it had been fired upon by a skiff, approximately 30 nautical miles from Mombasa (Kenya). The Pirate Action Group attempted to board the merchant vessel, but the barbed wires and electrical fencings installed on the vessel prevented them from boarding. Being unable to take control over the vessel, the Pirate Action Group eventually aborted his attack and left the scene.
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the extension of its Black Pearl service to the West Coast of South America (Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Chile).
On leaving TransAtlantic, Ola Helgesson will assume the position of CFO at Stena Line in Gothenburg.
Jost Bergmann has been appointed container ship business director for DNV. He will coordinate a worldwide support and innovation network for this ship segment from Hamburg.
Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled voyages of the Carnival Splendor through the departure of January 9, 2011, to allow time for repairs following an engine room fire last week. The ship is scheduled to re-enter service on January 16, 2011.
DFDS’ current tonnage cooperation with the Danish and German defence is expanded to at least five ships. DFDS orders two ro-ro newbuildings for delivery in 2012.
On 14 November 2010, HSwMS CARLSKRONA fulfilled her last day of operations as an EU NAVFOR warship after 7 months conducting counter-piracy activities in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin.
Hamworthy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine water management systems, has secured an important contract with Al Fattan Goltens Shipbuilding & Repair to supply its latest generation sewage treatment plant to a vessel under construction in Abu Dhabi for the UAE Navy.
China’s first deep-water semi-submersible drilling platform, COSLPIONEER, was delivered from Yantai CIMC Raffles for COSL recently. It represents another milestone to China’s offshore industry in the offshore engineering arena, which is presently dominated by yards in South Korea and Singapore.
The NYK vessel was sailing from Shekou, China, to Vung Tau, Vietnam, on November 9 when a distress call was sent at around 4 p.m. (local time) from a troubled vessel on the verge of sinking.