The keel for Royal Caribbean Internationals’ fourth Oasis class ship was officially laid today at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. This marks an important milestone in the development of the ship, signifying the beginning of its physical construction. During the ceremony, a 1,000-ton block measuring 32-ft by 154-ft (10 x 47 meters) was lifted by crane into the building dock.
Archives for October 2015
‘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.
Two high-speed boats from Sweden have joined the sea rescue effort in the Eastern Aegean, and it was GAC that coordinated their delivery to Greece.
The question of how digital innovation would shape the maritime industry was the focus of the DNV GL Innovation Day 2015. Invited guests from leading shipping companies, managers and owners, manufacturers, governmental agencies, academics, and other stakeholders were given a look into the potential in presentations from DNV GL and external experts.
Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-99) completed a fueling evolution at-sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22.
Four children, two men and one woman drowned and 38 migrants were missing after their wooden boat sank north of the Greek island of Lesbos, the coast guard said on Thursday, as an extensive search operation continued for a second day.
Nakilat, in association with Qatari LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited and engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, recently celebrated the success of the ME-GI project.
DONG Energy has decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain.
The IMO Tier III requirements reduce nitrogen-oxide emissions (NOx) by approximately 76% in comparison to a Tier II engine. This requirement only applies to new vessels and engines. It poses a significant challenge to engine designers, as they need to apply NOx-reduction measures with the help of other engine technologies.