New Tanker Delivery for Ardmore Shipping


Ardmore Shipping Corporation has announced that its latest newbuild vessel, the Ardmore Seafox, was delivered by SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd from the Sacheon shipyard in Korea on 25 June 2015. The Ardmore Seafox is a 49,999 DWT IMO 3 product and chemical tanker, and her addition to the Ardmore fleet increases the number of Ardmore vessels on the water to twenty with a total … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce and Partners Push Ahead with Unmanned Ship Research

Illustration: Rolls-Royce

  Rolls-Royce and a handful of partners are pushing ahead with the first steps of a new 6.6 million euro project that could pave the way for autonomous, unmanned ships in the not-so-distant future. The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative, which Rolls-Royce has been appointed to lead, aims to produce the specification and preliminary designs for the … [Read more...]

MES Successfully Tests First ME-LGI Engine in Japan


  MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has for the first time successfully demonstrated the liquid-gas-injection concept in Japan using the very first ME-LGI engine to ever be commercially produced. The successful demonstration took place on 17 June, 2015 at MES' facility in Tamano, Japan in front of about 60 invited … [Read more...]

Crowley Now Managing Five Military Sealift Command Ocean Surveillance Ships

USNS Impeccable

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has completed the successful turnover of the Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet and is now responsible for the operation and maintenance of the organization’s five T-AGOS vessels. The vessels included are the USNS Victorious (T-AGOS 19); USNS Able (T-AGOS 20); USNS Effective (T-AGOS 21); USNS Loyal … [Read more...]

Statoil Suspends Another Rig Contract

Scarabeo 5. Photo: Statoil

Norwegian oil major Statoil has decided to suspend its contract for the semi-submersible drilling Scarabeo 5 due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio.  The suspension will take effect once Scarabeo 5 has completed drilling of a well on the Kristin field in the middle of August, and will last until 1 March 2016. “We regret the need to suspend Scarabeo 5, but we will … [Read more...]

Samsung Heavy Wins Johan Sverdrup Contracts

Johan Sverdrup rendering. Photo: Statoil

  South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has been awarded an NOK 7 billion (US$890 million) contract from Statoil for the construction of the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup development project offshore Norway. The contract calls for the fabrication of the decks for both the processing platform and riser platform - two of of four … [Read more...]