Sietas to Build Jack-Up Vessel

Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed today in Hamburg, comes from prestigious Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for a second ship of the same type.

ICS Slams Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed serious concern about the online database of efficiency data for 60,000 individual merchant ships, published by Virgin Atlantic airlines’ boss Sir Richard Branson’s self styled ‘Carbon War Room’, ostensibly to allow customers to compare the carbon footprint of the ships they are using to move the 90% of world trade that is transported by sea.


GDFSUEZ GDF SUEZ Enters the Exploration in Greenland Waters

GDF SUEZ has signed its official entry in two exploration gas and oil licenses with the Greenlandic Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. The consortium between GDF SUEZ, Shell (operator) and Statoil has been granted two exploration offshore licenses in Blocks 5 and 8, located in the Baffin Bay, west of Greenland. GDF SUEZ’s share in each of the two licenses is 26.25%.

Antarctic Cruise Ship Limping To Port In Argentina

Officials say an Antarctic cruise ship with 160 passengers aboard has lost an engine in high seas, but is limping safely to its scheduled port. The Argentine Navy says the Clelia II is heading for the port of Ushuia at the extreme south of the country at 4 knots (about 5 mph). It says all…