Farstad Orders 4 New PSVs

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 Wins Multiple Canadian Simulation Orders

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…

MV African Eagle Escaped Pirating

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.

Hamworthy Secures UAE Sewage Treatment Plant Contract

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.

Chinas First Deep-Water Rig with DNV Class Delivered

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.