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 […]

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

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-+*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 […]

Ulstein Rolls Out Suezmax-Sized Drillship and Other New Concepts

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-+*Even amid a decimated offshore market, the prolific naval architects and marine engineers at Ulstein’s office in the Netherlands have been working on new concept designs that are currently being unveiled today at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.  Ulstein’s main focus in these vessels, it seems, is to enable greater functionality and autonomy for future deep water operators. First […]

DNVGL: Data Transparency is Changing the World Around Us

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-+*“Transparency of information is changing the world around us,” commented Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL’s maritime business in an interview with gCaptain earlier this year at the Connecticut Maritime Association conference. As more and more systems become interconnected internally and externally, new challenges and threats to safety and security are emerging however. “We have to be […]