Research Vessels Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega Complete Tandem Dry Docking at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed the 10-day dry docking of sister ships Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega. For eight of those days the two, 106-meter vessels were in the yard’s 250-meter drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement. The twin SX120 type seismic research vessels are state-of-the-art and owned by CGG Eidesvik Ship Management AS, a joint venture between … [Read more...]

Missing Unlit Dry Dock Turns Up in The Bahamas After More Than a Year at Sea

The saga of the unlit section of dry dock that has been floating around the Atlantic Ocean for more than a year now may finally be coming to a close after it turned up in the Exuma island chain last week. The Bahamas’ Royal Bahamas Defence Force said the “unidentified floating container unit” was located off Farmer’s Cay and locals were able to anchor the object and place a … [Read more...]

World’s Biggest Dry Dock Sinks Holding Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Russia's only aircraft carrier was damaged while undergoing repairs in the north of the country after the floating dock holding it sank in the early hours of Tuesday and a crane crashed onto its deck, tearing a gash up to 5 meters wide. The Admiral Kuznetsov has seen action in Russia's military campaign in Syria in support of … [Read more...]

Photos: 326-Meter Norwegian Breakaway Completes Dry Docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest

The 326-meter, 145,655 tonne Norwegian Breakaway recently completed 11 days in dry-dock at Damen Shiprepair Brest for scheduled maintenance and refurbishment. The main objective of the dry docking was to conduct mechanical work on the ship's two ABB Azipods in close cooperation with ABB. The work included repairing the shaft bearings and replacing the slewing seals requiring … [Read more...]

Dry Dock with Norwegian Tanker Capsizes at Polish Shipyard

A floating dry dock holding a Norwegian tanker capsized Thursday afternoon at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. The Nauta Shipyard said in a statement that the dry dock began listing at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and came to rest practically on its side at a depth of about 10 meters.  Inside the dry dock is the Norwegian-flagged tanker Hordafor … [Read more...]