Ocean Falcon – The North Sea’s Newest Emergency Response Vessel


Norway-based Atlantic Offshore's newest emergency response vessel Ocean Falcon has been delivered at the Zamakona Yards facilities in Spain. The ship is a Havyard HY820 design and is the last of three similar vessels ordered by Atlantic Offshore from Zamakona  - sister vessels are Ocean Osprey (C-721) and Ocean Marlin (C-722). The ship is designated as a Field Support … [Read more...]

Offloading Giant Cranes from a Ship – Here’s How It’s Done [VIDEO]

The arrival of four new Super Post-Panamax container cranes at the Port of Houston had a lot of people wondering exactly how they are going to offload the cranes from the deck of the heavy lift ship to dock. Well, the answer is fairly simple: a combination of wheels, rails and pulling. Just think of a train on railroad tracks. The below video shows exactly how they do … [Read more...]

Video: How Shell Plans to Deal with a Worst-Case-Scenario Oil Spill in the Alaskan Arctic


https://youtu.be/YAKSgZHa4G0 Here's an animation explaining Shell’s response plans in the case of an oil spill while drilling exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. Shell’s Alaska program has gone to great lengths to make sure that a worst-case scenario, such as an oil spill, never takes place. But accidents do happen, and in the unlikely event that one did, Shell … [Read more...]

Royal Caribbean Orders Fourth Quantum-class Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was delivered in early April.  Photo: Meyer Werft

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE, OSE: RCL) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft in Germany to order a fourth Quantum-class ship for delivery in 2019. The Quantum-class was first introduced with the delivery of the 168,666 gross ton Quantum of the Seas in November 2014, followed by the Anthem of the Seas in April 2015. A third ship, Ovation of the … [Read more...]

Record Build for Ulstein Verft Reaches Milestone

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A big milestone for a record build at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway. Last month, the prefabricated aft section of newbuild Yno 302 arrived at the yard following an eleven day tow from the Crist yard in Poland. Yno 302 is an SX165 design offshore construction vessel that will be jointly owned by Norway-based shipowner Island Offshore and US-based shipowner Edison … [Read more...]

Helix ESG’s Q5000 Delivered from Jurong Shipyard [IMAGES]


Helix ESG accepted delivery of the Q5000 from Jurong Shipyard this week following sea trials. This DP3 well intervention rig is an upgraded version of its smaller, yet hugely successful sibling, the Q4000.  She will soon be heading to the Gulf of Mexico via Mauritius, Walvis Bay and Curacao where, upon arrival, will conduct some work for various clients before starting a 5 year … [Read more...]

BG Group Still Happy With Shell Takeover Bid as Rising Oil Boosts LNG

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By Karolin Schaps LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - Britain's BG Group said on Friday it was happy with Shell's $70 billion takeover bid despite a recent upturn in oil prices that led the company to increase the profit outlook for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business. A near 20 percent rise in crude prices since Shell made its bid for BG on April 8 has raised concerns investors … [Read more...]