Pioneering Spirit Sets New Offshore Lifting Record at Johan Sverdrup

A new offshore lifting world record has been set with the installation of the final topsides in first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development project in the North Sea. The final two platform topsides were installed using none other than the heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit, which installed the topsides utilizing the vessel’s unique single-lift … [Read more...]

Svitzer Employs First All-Female Crew in Dominican Republic

Global towage operator Svitzer has hired the first 100% female crew for one of its tugs in the Dominican Republic. The vessel, the 70-ton bollard pull Svitzer Monte Cristi, provides harbor towage services for ships in the port Santo Domingo. Svitzer says the all-female crew in an industry typically dominated by men is part of a gender inclusion initiative and marks a … [Read more...]

Wilhelmsen Launches Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery Pilot Project in Singapore

Wilhelmsen Ships Service and global aeronautics company Airbus this week launched a pilot project testing the world’s first shore-to-ship drone delivery in real-time conditions at the port of Singapore. Lifting off from Singapore’s Marina South Pier, the maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s ATHS vessel Pacific Centurion located 1.5km … [Read more...]

Incident Video: Towing Vessel Sinks Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a towing vessel sank Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:00 a.m. of the towing vessel Michelle Anne sinking at Baton Rouge General Anchorage near mile marker 226 on the Mississippi River. The four crewmembers aboard the … [Read more...]