Oasis of the Seas Headed to the Big Apple

One of the world’s biggest cruise ships is headed to the Big Apple. Royal Caribbean announced Wednesday that its 225,282 GRT Oasis of the Seas will be calling Bayonne, New Jersey home during the 2020-2021 cruise season where it will embark on 7-night cruises from Cape Liberty to the Caribbean beginning in May 2020. Prior to its arrival, the ship will undergo a … [Read more...]

Security Gaps at San Diego Shipyards Put Navy Warships At Risk -Report

By Brad Racino - Private shipyards in San Diego responsible for protecting Navy warships have not been following security protocols meant to protect those billion-dollar assets, and the Navy was alerted to the lapses more than two years ago, according to an inewsource investigation. San Diego is the principal homeport of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, and waterborne security … [Read more...]

Yamal LNG Reaches Full Capacity Ahead of Schedule

One year since the first shipment liquified natural gas was lifted from the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic, the 16.5 million tons-per-year plant has reached full capacity with the commissioning of the plant's third LNG train. Yamal LNG's first train began production in late 2017, followed by trains 2 and 3 in July 2018 and November 2018, respectively. Russian LNG … [Read more...]

World’s First Fully LNG-Powered Cruise Ship Delivered in Germany

Carnival Corporation has taken delivery of the world's first cruise ship to be fully powered by cleaner-burning liquified natural gas both at sea and in port. The ship, AIDAnova, joins the fleet of AIDA Cruises, Germany’s leading cruise line. Delivery took place Wednesday during a celebration in Bremerhaven, Germany. Constructed by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard, … [Read more...]

Norway Tells Offshore Drillers to Fix Lifeboat Safety

OSLO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean , Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday. Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed lifeboats that can be dropped into the ocean in an emergency and owners must meet a series of technical … [Read more...]