Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Cruise Ship MS Island Escape, now Ocean Gala
Maritime News

A Bold Plan To Host Refugees At Sea Ends In Failure

A luxury cruise ship chartered to house asylum seekers has been put up for sale by its owner due to problems with regulators and the reduction of the refugee crisis...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Maritime News

Edda Accommodation Cancels Delayed Newbuild at Hyundai Heavy Industries

Edda Accommodation says it has decided to cancel its order for a newbuild accommodation vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries due to extensive delays.  The vessel, which was to be named Edda Fortis,...

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 245

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Prosafe Books First Gig for New Accommodation Vessel

  Semi-submersible accommodation vessel owner Prosafe says it has booked a $60 million contract for use of one of its newbuild vessels beginning in 2016. Prosafe says that the contract was...

August 18, 2015
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ship Photos of the Day – Inside Arendal Spirit, Teekay’s Giant Cylindrical Accommodation Rig

Arendal Spirit is Teekay’s newest big, round accommodation rig that is currently home to about 500 workers offshore Brazil. The unit is technically called a ‘Unit for Safety and Maintenance’ and was built...

July 29, 2015
Total Views: 68

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Logitel Delays Delivery of Teekay’s Big Round Accommodation Rigs

  Singapore-based Logitel Offshore Holdings has delayed the delivery of its second and third floating accommodation unit after striking an agreement COSCO. Logitel was co-created by Norway’s Sevan Marine in...

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 31

Friday, April 10, 2015

Teekay’s First ‘Unit for Maintenance and Safety’ Vessel En Route to Brazil

Arendal Spirit, the first of Teekay’s so-called ‘Unit for Safety and Maintenance’ (UMS) accommodation vessels, is en route to Brazil aboard a COSCO heavy lift vessel. Arendal Spirit features 500 beds...

April 10, 2015
Total Views: 34

Monday, August 11, 2014
logitel floating accommodation unit sevan

Teekay Orders Another Cylindrical Floating Hotel from Cosco Nantong

Adding to the two other newbuilds currently under construction, Teekay Offshore Partners LP has exercised the first of six options to build an additional Floating Accommodation Unit (FAU) based on the Sevan...

August 11, 2014
Total Views: 11

Thursday, May 15, 2014
logitel floating accommodation unit sevan

Teekay Buys in to the Big, Round, Floating Hotel Idea

In conjunction with Teekay’s Q1 2014 earnings report today,the company announced its intent to acquire Logitel Offshore, a floating accommodations rig company owned by CeFront Technology AS. CeFront Technology is a firm...

May 15, 2014
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
casco offshore accommodation vessel ulstein

Ulstein’s Latest Design May Be Practical, but It Sure as Heck Isn’t Pretty

  The naval architects at Ulstein have, for the first time, married the X-bow concept with an accommodation vessel… and unfortunately, it’s not the sexiest ship we’ve seen from Ulstein...

May 7, 2014
Total Views: 86

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Maritime News

Interesting Ship: New Compact Accommodation Vessel ‘Olympia’

Do not adjust your screen resolution, this interesting new ship is actually a compact accommodation vessel recently delivered to the Brazilian company GranEnergia.

January 28, 2014
Total Views: 120

Thursday, November 21, 2013
safe caledonia

Safe Caledonia Awarded Contract at ETAP

Via Prosafe –  Prosafe has signed a contract with BP Exploration Operating Company Limited for the Safe Caledonia to provide accommodation support at the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) in...

November 21, 2013
Total Views: 5

Monday, November 18, 2013
jasminia prosafe accommodation vessel

Prosafe’s Jasminia to Remain Offshore Mexico, Record Profits Achieved

Jasminia, a semi-submersible accommodation vessel owned by Prosafe, will remain offshore Mexico under contract by Cotemar Group until the end of 2015 according to an emailed statement today from Prosafe....

November 18, 2013
Total Views: 52

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Edda Accommodation Orders Next-Generation Accommodation Vessel

Building on the success of the world’s only monohulled, DP3 accommodation vessel, the Edda Fides, Edda Accommodation says it is building new ship that will truly raise the bar in...

March 14, 2013
Total Views: 17

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Explorer Lifter cimc raffles
Engineering News

CIMC Raffles Delivers Heavy Lift Semi-Submersible Accommodation Vessel

Destined for the Gulf of Mexico, the deep-water semi-submersible crane & accommodation vessel Explorer Lifter was delivered today by Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. Designed, constructed and commissioned by CIMC Raffles....

December 20, 2012
Total Views: 15

Thursday, October 4, 2012
safe boreas prosafe
Engineering News

Prosafe Signs Contract for New Accommodation Rig at Jurong, More on the Way Potentially

Prosafe announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of a semi-submersible accommodation rig at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (JSPL) in Singapore. The rig, which is...

October 4, 2012
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
axis offshore accommodation vessel cosco

Chinese Yard Wins $200 Million Accommodation Rig Contract from New JV, Axis Offshore

COSCO Corporation announced today that their subsidiary, COSCO Qidong Offshore Co. Ltd., has secured a contract valued over USD $200 million from Axis Offshore, a joint venture between Danish shipowner, J. Lauritzen and...

September 11, 2012
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
shelf explorer damen jack-up transocean
Engineering News

Former Transocean Jack-up to be Converted into Accommodation Rig at Scheldepoort

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a contract to convert the jack-up drilling rig ‘Shelf Explorer’ into offshore hotel accommodation. The accommodation unit will then be known as...

August 15, 2012
Total Views: 90