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  • SUPPLY VESSEL: World Diamond launched

    SUPPLY VESSEL: World Diamond launched

    28th February 2013

    On 18 January Damen Shipyard Galati (Romania) launched the 80.1m World Diamond, the first of six fully-equipped Platform Supply Vessels for Norwegian offshore company World Wide Supply. The PSV 3300 series is part of Damen’s newly designed range of platform…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuilds for OOCL

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuilds for OOCL

    28th February 2013

    On 18 January Damen Shipyard Galati (Romania) launched the 80.1m World Diamond, the first of six fully-equipped Platform Supply Vessels for Norwegian offshore company World Wide Supply. The PSV 3300 series is part of Damen’s newly designed range of platform…

  • TRANSPORT SHIPS: Fewer points for Sealift

    TRANSPORT SHIPS: Fewer points for Sealift

    28th February 2013

    The MoD has reduced the number of Point class transport ships readily available to provide UK armed forces with a dedicated strategic lift service from six to four. The cut in numbers was confirmed in response to a Parliamentary question…

  • GREENPEACE: A new Rainbow Warrior

    GREENPEACE: A new Rainbow Warrior

    28th February 2013

    The new Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, undertook a five-week tour of New Zealand ports in January. Built in 2010 in Gdansk, Poland, she was fitted out in Bremen, Germany and launched in October 2011. The entire €22.5 million cost of…

  • Excursion ship bombshells

    Excursion ship bombshells

    29th January 2013

    After 27 years on the Medway, the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle, built in 1924 and powered by a compound diagonal engine dating from 1904, has been towed back to the river Dart to commence a 15-year charter for a summer…

  • BC FERRIES: Ready for retirement

    BC FERRIES: Ready for retirement

    24th January 2013

    Canada’s BC Ferries is planning to retire another two of its older ferries, the 1960s-built Queen of Nanaimo and Queen of Burnaby, which are considered to be too old for updating with new dual-fuel burning engines. Designed by Phillip Spaulding,…

  • TANKERS: Scorpio adds to its tanker fleet

    TANKERS: Scorpio adds to its tanker fleet

    24th January 2013

    Scorpio Tankers Inc is one of the world’s newer tanker companies, having been launched in 2010 through an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. However, it is also part of the Scorpio Group which, through its various…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: First LNG-burning container ships ordered

    CONTAINER SHIPS: First LNG-burning container ships ordered

    24th January 2013

    America’s TOTE Inc has finalised a contract with the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard at San Diego, California covering the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 3,100TEU container ships plus options for three more. When completed in late 2015 and…

  • BULKCARRIERS: The ‘Future’ of bulkers

    BULKCARRIERS: The ‘Future’ of bulkers

    24th January 2013

    Tønsberg, Norway-headquartered Saga Forest Carriers, part of the Hesnes Group, has taken delivery of the 55,596dwt Saga Future, the first in a series of eight 200m by 32.2m open-hatch bulk carriers it is having built in Asia by South Korea’s…

  • WIND FARM: Installation record

    WIND FARM: Installation record

    24th January 2013

    In December 2012 the platform support vessel MPI Discovery (2011/ 19,533gt) completed the installation of 101 of the 175 turbines at the London Array wind farm, in what was an offshore wind farm installation record. All 175 turbines have now…

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