Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ACL’s Atlantic Star, World’s Biggest Roll-On/Roll-Off Containership

Delivered in October, the Atlantic Star is the first of five new ‘G4’ ro-ro/containerships (ConRo) for Atlantic Container Line (ACL) to be used for transatlantic service.  Its maiden voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to...

December 23, 2015
Total Views: 864

Monday, May 4, 2015
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 75

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Turkish Power-Ship Maker Karadeniz Eyeing Expansion in Africa, US, UK

Turkish power-ship builder Karadeniz Holding expects to supply its next electricity-generating vessel to a Middle Eastern or African nation and is also looking at U.S. and British markets, Chief Executive Orhan Karadeniz said on Tuesday.

July 30, 2013
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Interesting Ship – Incat Crowther’s Great Barrier Reef Patrol Vessel

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) have started on the construction of a 24m long-range catamaran patrol vessel that will work to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

June 12, 2013
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Engineering News

Far Solitaire Wins SMM’s “Ship of The Year Award” For Chemical Compliance

Farstad Shipping’s new PSV Far Solitaire was today named the recipient vessel of the prestigious Ship of the Year 2012 award at the SMM conference in Hamburg, Germany. The vessel is basically...

September 5, 2012
Total Views: 9

Monday, August 27, 2012

Interesting Ship – The Damen “Do-It-All” Offshore Carrier 7500

Damen Shipyards on Monday released information about an innovative new concept vessel designed as a smaller heavy transport, offshore installation and ro-ro platform versatile enough to be suitable in a...

August 27, 2012
Total Views: 91

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Interesting Ship – Versabar’s VB 10,000 Heavy Lift Catamaran

VB 10,000 The Versabar heavy lift vessel, the VB 10,000, was built in a span of 12 months and launched in October 2010 from Gulf Marine Fabricators in Ingleside, Texas....

May 22, 2012
Total Views: 995

Friday, April 13, 2012
Mirabella V pendennis shipyard

World’s Largest Sloop Arrives for Refit at Pendennis Plus

To some gCaptain readers, the superyacht market may be an alien world, however, over the last ten years, this niche industry has exploded. With dedicated, professional teams in place globally,...

April 13, 2012
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Engineering News

Interesting Ship of the Week – The new ‘Ramform W’ class seismic vessel

This week’s interesting ship is the new “Ramform W” class seismic vessel, two of which were ordered by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) earlier this year. Our apologies to the naval architect...

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 98

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ship Photos of The Week: Heavy Lift Offshore Windmill Installation

Today’s ship photos come to us via the heavy lift operator, Jumbo Shipping, who has just announced it has won a contract to transport and install all 111 transition pieces,...

August 30, 2011
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Interesting Ship of The Week – Bourbon’s new seismic support/chase vessels

The OSD-designed fuel efficient seismic support vessel for Bourbon courtesy Offshore Ship Designers This weeks interesting ship is actually a series of six new fuel-efficient seismic support/chase vessels recently ordered...

July 19, 2011
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Engineering News

Interesting Ship of The Week – MARLIN 2000 Blue container feeders

This weeks interesting ship is the next generation MARLIN 2000 Blue feeder ship.  The Cardiff-based Graig Group has ordered a series of up to 26 of these new vessels to...

July 12, 2011
Total Views: 104

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Interesting Ship of The Week – MPI Discovery and MPI Adventure

MPI Resolution courtesy MPI Offshore This week’s interesting ships are MPI Offshore’s MPI Discovery and MPI Adventure, two state-of-the-art Transport Installation Vessel’s (TIV), purpose-built for offshore wind farm installation and...

June 29, 2011
Total Views: 98

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interesting Ship – The hybrid turbocharged SHIN KOHO

This weeks interesting ship is NYK Lines’ 180,000 DWT bulk carrier, Shin Koho, which was recently delivered at the Tsu Shipyard.  What makes this vessel interesting, is that the Shin...

June 13, 2011
Total Views: 12

Friday, April 8, 2011

Interesting Ship – ‘Ile De Sein’ to recover Air France Flight 447 data recorder

© Stéphane Saissi Cable laying vessel “Ile De Sein” selected to recover Air France flight 447 data recorder This weeks interesting ship is the Ile De Sein.  Built in 2001,...

April 8, 2011
Total Views: 163

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Interesting Ship – Wilh. Wilhelmsen’s Mark V class ro-ro

In commemoration of its 150th anniversary, Wilh. Wilhelmsen has launched the M/V Tønsberg, a Mark V class vessel said to be the largest, most sophisticated vessel ever built in the...

March 23, 2011
Total Views: 15

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Engineering News

Edda Fides, Accommodation Vessel – Interesting Ship Of The Week

The Edda Fides is a type of vessel that goes by many names. Officially designated as an Accommodation Vessel these Floating Hotels are often reffered to as Flotels for their...

November 25, 2010
Total Views: 96

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Skysails – Plus – Top 10 Green Ship Designs

From the gCaptain Archives: In honor of the EPA’s Pollution Week, let’s take a look at an archived post on Skysails. But first, here is a brief update into the...

September 26, 2010
Total Views: 1059

Monday, September 20, 2010

Name That Ship – What Is it?

We are looking for a few specifics on this interesting vessel including:

September 20, 2010
Total Views: 4