Investigation Into Petrojarl Knarr Fire Uncovers Defects

Teekay's Petrojarl Knarr FPSO is on charter to BG Group. Photo: BG Group

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has uncovered a number of defects and shortcomings in its investigation into the March 2015 fire onboard the Petrojarl Knarr floating production and storage unit (FPSO) at the Knarr field offshore Norway. The fire broke out early on March 24, 2014 - less than a week after the FPSO come online - in a ventilation system located beneath the … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Long-Haul Ocean Towing


On October 24th, the Netherlands-flagged ALP Centre successfully delivered the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Equinox to Bergen, Norway almost four months after departing Geoje, South Korea. ALP Centre, with 300 tonnes Bollard Pull and large fuel capacity, is an AHTS specially designed for the long distance towing, positioning, mooring and hook-up market. APL Centre … [Read more...]

Teekay Tankers Completes Suezmax Expansion

Photo: Teekay Tankers

  Teekay Tankers says delivery has been completed for all 12 suezmax crude oil tankers from its acquisition of Principal Maritime's fleet announced in August. The acquisition totaled $662 million and increases Teekay Tankers' suezmax fleet from 10 to 22 vessels, making Teekay Tankers the largest owner and operator of mid-size crude oil tankers. Teekay says the … [Read more...]

Drugs Found Stashed on Teekay LNG Carrier in Peru

Hispania Spirit. File Photo:

  The Peruvian Navy has confiscated more than 200 kilograms of cocaine found onboard a Teekay LNG tanker while at anchor near the Port of Pisco, Peru. Suspicious activity reported around the LNG carrier Hispania Spirit prompted a search of the ship, leading to the discovery of 211 kilograms of cocaine along with a Venezuelan national who was not part of the … [Read more...]

Ship Photo of the Day – Ship Selfie


Teekay's Offshore's Dampier Spirit knows how to use a selfie stick. The Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) is operating offshore Western Australia for Apache. Photo courtesy Teekay Corporation via facebook. … [Read more...]

Teekay Tankers Expands Suezmax Fleet

The 2011-built Princimar Grace. Photo: Principle Maritime

  NYSE-listed Teekay Tankers (TNK) has agreed to acquire a fleet of twelve modern Suezmax tankers currently owned by Principal Maritime Tankers, a portfolio company of private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The 12 represent the entire crude oil fleet of Principle Maritime. Teekay said the aggregate purchase price for the vessels is $662 million and that the … [Read more...]