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Conquest MB 1: The Crane Vessel That Made Costa Concordia Float Again

Now the disaster ship Costa Concordia floats again, the work of the Dutch Conquest MB1 crane ship and her crew is there almost done. The Dutch company Conquest Offshore has in the recent months, in cooperation with a large group of international companies, installed the sponsoons that will refloat the Costa Concordia.

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World’s Biggest Vessel to be Completed in Port of Rotterdam

‘Pieter Schelte’, the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement to this effect. The plan is for ‘Pieter Schelte’ to arrive in Rotterdam at the end of 2014.

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New Study Shows Nigerian Piracy ‘A Major Threat’ To Seafarers

The UK economy is heavily exposed to lawlessness off the coast of Nigeria, a new report published on 10th July, by the UK Chamber of Shipping says. The report found that almost all of the UK’s annual £6.3bn of trade with the region is put at risk by being moved through the high maritime crime region of the Gulf of Guinea, including 12% of the UK’s oil.

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NYK Orders World’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel

NYK has signed a contract with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. in Korea to build the world’s first LNG bunkering vessel built for the purpose of providing LNG to LNG-fueled vessels. In a joint initiative to develop a global market for the LNG bunkering business, NYK concluded a framework agreement with GDF SUEZ S.A and Mitsubishi Corporation on May 13, 2014.

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