We are not sure what the Transocean Conqueror plans on conquering besides a ‘worst ship name ever’ competition but the latest drillship of the Transocean fleet is certainly impressive as is this timelapse video.
By Keith Wallis (Reuters) Unpaid, underfed, and thousands of miles from home on a rusting tanker, captain Munir Hasan says he is a victim of a shipowner who has slashed costs in the face of an eight-year shipping downturn. Marooned on the medium-sized tanker Amba Bhakti that is moored close to Shanghai and is in […]
Oil services firm Solstad Offshore, which has a fleet of 44 wholly owned or partly owned vessels, reported a drop in operating profit to NOK 98 million in Q2 compared to NOK 219 million a year ago as low oil prices continue to keep exploration and development activity in the oil and gas sector at […]
Matson, Inc has placed an order for two new combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessels to add to its Hawaii fleet at a contract price of $511 million. Matson subsidiary Matson Navigation Company signed the contract with San Diego-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO. The Jones Act-compliant “ConRos” are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019 and […]
Europe’s newest mega-cruise ship builder MV Werften says it has signed of Letter of Intent to build two Polar-class luxury expedition vessels for Crystal Cruises. The LOI was signed with the engineering company Foreship who will be leading the design work. The agreement marks the latest newbuild deal in one of the fastest growing segments […]
Today’eo Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) features the BlueTEC Texel tidal energy platform. Taking just six months from the drawing board to realisation, the BlueTEC Texel tidal energy platform was installed in the summer of 2015 and is operating off the island of Texel in the Netherlands. The prototype is producing electricity from the […]
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has ordered two new expedition-style cruise ships at Vard as the Hamburg-based cruise company looks to expand in the segment. The two vessels will be built to the highest Polar Class designation for passengers ships for cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. They will also be suited for warm-weather cruises to destinations including […]