Video: The Craziest Boat Launch You Will Ever See

Uhhh, was that supposed to happen like that? Seriously, was that planned? Kind of seems like that it was. I don't know under what circumstance anyone would ever think that was a good idea, but it seemed to be successful launch. Edit: To those saying that this is a self-righting test, you are correct it most likely is, but that is the sorriest self-righting test I've … [Read more...]

WATCH: Royal IHC Launches New ‘Seven Cruzeiro’ Pipelay Vessel

Royal IHC has launched the 550-ton top tension capacity pipelay vessel, Seven Cruzeiro, at its shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, Netherlands. This is the final pipelaying vessel in a series of three ordered by Subsea 7. The second vessel, Seven Sun, was launched December 2014 in Kinderdijk. Both vessels are dynamically positioned pipelay vessels capable of operating … [Read more...]

MV Breeze Launched at BAE – VIDEO

Here's a video of the January 29, 2014 launch ceremony of the MV Breeze at BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida. The DP-2 Platform Supply Vessel is one of 4 Jones Act PSV's ordered by Jackson Offshore Operators of New Orleans. The company originally contracted BAE, Guido Perla & Associates and Rolls-Royce for two vessels back in January 2013 and has … [Read more...]

Rolldock’s Newest Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Ro-Ro Launched in Germany

On January 31, 2014, the semi-submersible heavy lift Ro-Ro "Rolldock Storm" (Yard No. 759) was launched before a crowd at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Flensburg, Germany. The Rolldock Storm is the second in a series two 151.5 meter multi-functional, specialized carriers for Dutch owners Rolldock BV, called the "ST" class. The ships are significant due to … [Read more...]