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 into ones head.  However, NASA does in fact have two vessels made for the high seas - MV Liberty Star and the MV Freedom Star - that assist with a shuttle launch.  Both vessels are tasked … [Read more...]

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. The new vessel, named "Olympia", is based on MAC Offshore's Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) concept and developed in part by STX Marine (STXM). In a statement, STXM described the CSS design as "innovative" and … [Read more...]

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

TUZLA, Turkey, July 30 (Reuters) - 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. Closely held Karadeniz, the world's only maker of self-propelled floating power stations, already … [Read more...]

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

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) have started work on the construction of a 24m long-range catamaran patrol vessel that will work to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Incat Crowther said Wednesday. The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA), where the vessel will be operated, is jointly managed by Queensland’s Department of National Parks, … [Read more...]