‘Energy Duchess’, the first of two platform supply vessels for Golden Energy Offshore, was launched on 27 October 2015 at the ROC yard, China. The vessel and a sister vessel are scheduled for deliveries in 2016. The vessels are based on the PX121 design from Ulstein, and customised with one extra accommodation deck.
ESC Global Security (ESCGS) has welcomed the decision by the Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia to reduce the size of the Indian Ocean High Risk Area, but warns the review could lead to a flood of weapons on to the black market as more PMSCs go bust.
Hurricane Patricia was powerful enough to move an enormous bulk carrier like a toy but remarkably failed to claim a single life. Watch the video inside.
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery today of the line’s largest ship to date, the 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape, from MEYER WERFT during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, after a building period of only 18 months. Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class.
Norwegian shipowner I.M. Skaugen has disclosed it is seeking $50 million(32 million pounds) in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) for rigging performance tests of ship engines produced over a decade ago.
For the past two years, the Wessels Reederei, in collaboration with the main engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo and gas specialist TGW Marine Gas Engineering, investigated main engine conversion options for the propulsion system from heavy fuel oil to low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The captain of the U.S. cargo ship El Faro reported “a hull breach” and said a hatch had blown open before the vessel sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.
A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp was killed in an accident, the company said on Tuesday.
Compromising the cyber integrity of the network threatens every user and every system on your ship or in your building. Violating security best practices, circumventing security policies, carelessness and falling victim to social networking exploits opens the door to cyber adversaries who can exploit vulnerabilities which may directly impact our Navy’s warfighting capability and potentially threaten our lives.
Dryad Maritime, the UK’s leading maritime intelligence company, released their third quarter trends and analysis of global maritime crime showing a stark rise of 38% of incidents across Southeast Asia, when figures are compared to the first nine months of 2014.