SunStone Signs Agreement for Four Expedition Cruise Ships

Miami-based SunStone Ships has announced that it has signed a Framework Agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the construction of four ice-class expedition vessels to be built in China. The agreement includes options for up to ten total vessels. Sunstone Ships is provider of expedition vessels to the cruise and travel industry by tonnage, with a fleet of … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Ulstein Launches First X-Stern

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the first vessel featuring the new X-Stern hull design at their Ulstein Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.  The service operation vessel for the offshore wind industry is one of two being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore, and will be working for Siemens. The vessel is actually the first built by … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: First Look at New Ulstein X-STERN Hull

The first of two new Service Operation Vessels (SOV) featuring the new Ulstein X-Stern arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway after making the trek from Poland where the hulls are being construction. The vessel is first to feature the new X-Stern hull designed by Ulstein. The two vessels are being built for Bernhard Schulte Offshore/WINDEA for work in … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Record Launch at Ulstein

On Tuesday night, yard number 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore, was launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway. Measuring close to 160 meters in length and with at beam of 30 meters, the vessel is the largest offshore vessel so far from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is owned by Island Ventures … [Read more...]

Record Build for Ulstein Verft Reaches Milestone

A big milestone for a record build at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway. Last month, the prefabricated aft section of newbuild Yno 302 arrived at the yard following an eleven day tow from the Crist yard in Poland. Yno 302 is an SX165 design offshore construction vessel that will be jointly owned by Norway-based shipowner Island Offshore and US-based shipowner Edison … [Read more...]