Crowley Christens Fourth Ocean Class Tug, Ocean Sun

Crowley Maritime Corp. has christened the fourth of four Ocean class tugs during a ceremony Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, formally welcoming the DP2, 150-ton bollard pull tugboat, Ocean Sun, to its ocean towing fleet. The Ocean Sun, which features DP2 technology, is part of a feature-rich, four-vessel family of tugs ideally suited to work with Crowley's new 455 … [Read more...]

MSC Cruises Christens Ex-Gaddafi Ship

MSC Cruises on Saturday christened the latest addition to its luxury fleet, the MSC Preziosa, during a spectacular ceremony held in Genoa, Italy. The ship is particularly notable because it is the fourth and final addition to MSC Cruises celebrated Fantasia-class. Well, that and the fact that the MSC Preziosa was originally built for the Gaddafi regime prior to the Libyan … [Read more...]

MSC’s Newest T-AKE-class Cargo Ship Christened in San Diego

USNS Medgar Evers, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by civilian mariners working with Military Sealift Command, was christened Nov. 12 during a morning ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. With the traditional words, "I christen you USNS Medgar Evers," Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of … [Read more...]

First of Ten Civilian-Crewed JHSV’s for U.S. Navy Christened

USNS Spearhead, the first of the Navy's joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened Sept. 17 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. Military Sealift Command will own and operate Spearhead and the other joint high-speed vessels, or JHSVs, that are under contract to be built for the Navy. … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Christens Newest 11,400teu Containership

The CMA CGM Group has christened the new CMA CGM TITAN, an giant 11,400teu container ship at the Dunkirk Terminal in France.  The vessel, built at Hyunday Heavy Industries in South Korea, is the eighth containership in a 12 vessel series named after well known star constellations (ANDROMEDA, CASSIOPEIA, etc). The CMA CGM TITAN boasts impressive technical features combining … [Read more...]