Indian Prime Minister Signs MOU At Hyundai Heavy Industries

*+-During Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to South Korea this week, the Indian Prime Minister was focused on seeking increased industrial partnership between the two countries with a particular focus on shipbuilding. Prime Minister Modi paid a visit to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) where he and executives from HHI discussed various ways to expand cooperation on […]

VARD Delivers 280 Tons Of Bollard Pull To NorSkan

*+-DOF AS reports today the 280 ton bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Angra was delivered yesterday from Vard Niterói shipyard to its owner, NorSkan Offshore Ltda and has since commenced an 8-year contract for Petrobras. NorSkan Offshore is a wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary of DOF AS. The vessel is a VARD AH11 […]

Search for Missing Containership Captain Called Off


*+-Since 15 May, the crew of the German-flagged containership Hanjin Miami, and other merchant vessels in the area, have been searching for the captain of the Hanjin Miami who went missing off the southwest coast of India. Sadly, after over three days of searching, they have have come up empty and the Hanjin Miami is […]

Singapore Condemns Tanker Shooting Incident Off Iran

*+-The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed “deep concern” with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker “Alpine Eternity” last week in the Strait of Hormuz. The MPA notes that “such interference with navigational rights is a serious violation of international law” and called for an investigation by Iranian authorities into […]

Maersk Anchor Handler Rescues Fallen Rig Hand from Seadrill’s West Hercules

Seadrill West Hercules

*+-A rig worker assigned to the West Hercules, a semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Seadrill and on contract to Statoil, fell overboard this morning which the rig was operating approximately 500 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland. According to a report by Canadian authorities, the person was recovered by the Fast Rescue Craft deployed from the […]

Naval Architects: Make Sure You’re Covered…

*+-After launching a brand new ro-ro ferry, the operator of the vessel noticed a number of issues including excess vibration, lack of maneuverability and stopping ability. In addition, the vehicle loading ramp had an excessive angle to it making the loading of vehicles difficult, if not impossible in some cases. An immediate drydocking of the […]

Sentinel Marine Places Newbuild Order with COSCO Guangdong

mariner sentinel emergency response rescue vessel

*+-Following the award of a 5-year charter contract from Statoil this past March, Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has awarded the newbuild contract for a 65-meter Tanker Assist Emergency Response & Rescue Vessel (TAERRV) to COSCO Guangdong shipyard. COSCO says the vessel’s expected delivery date is in the first quarter of 2017. Sentinel Marine has an option […]

Marlink to Integrate with North Sea 4G Communications Network

*+-4G connectivity is available in pretty much every metropolitan area of the world, and oddly enough, in the middle of the North Sea as well. Since 2013, offshore communications provider Tampnet been providing 4G wireless connectivity on the high seas via its network of base stations located on the myriad of fixed offshore platforms. Approximately […]

Bremerhaven Container Crane Fails, Operator Killed

*+-Bremerhaven police have confirmed the death this morning of a 52 year old crane operator who was loading and unloading containers on Wednesday night from the Maersk Kerachi when one of the structural members of his crane failed. The crane operator’s gondola then fell to the bottom of the ship’s hold. An investigation into the incident […]

LNG Regasificaton Facility to be Built at India’s Dhamra Port

*+-Gail (India) Ltd and IndianOil announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with Dhamra LNG Terminal Pvt Ltd (DLTPL), a company owned by Indian infrastructure conglomerate Adani Enterprises Ltd, to reserve LNG regasification capacity at a new LNG terminal planned at Dhamra Port by DLTPL. Dhamra port was acquired by Adani Enertrprises in May […]

Everybody Razzle Dazzle in Liverpool

*+-This is what happens when you give full artistic license, a ship and a lot of paint to British artist Sir Peter Blake. Blake, not to be confused with the late Kiwi yachtsman of the same name, is an English pop artist and best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. […]

Technip Dive Vessel to Work on Standby at Goliat FPSO

goliat fpso dockwise vanguard

*+-Eni Norge AS, operator of the Goliat field located approximately 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, has been given approval today by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to perform manned underwater operations in support of the installation of the Goliat FPSO. ENI spokesperson Andreas Wulff says Technip’s Seahunter, a Light Diving Craft, will be utilized, […]