Most Popular News Stories in 2013

MOL Comfort Suffers Damage During Trip to Jeddah

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. informed that the MOL-operated containership MOL Comfort suffered a crack amidships and ingressed water in the hold while under way from Singapore to Jeddah on the Indian Ocean on June 17, 2013 due to inclement weather.

State-of-the-Art Heavy-Lift Vessel Dockwise Vanguard Ready for Sea Trials

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Dockwise are about to start the sea trials for a new semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel Dockwise Vanguard. The name ‘Dockwise Vanguard’ refers to the forefront of a movement, an innovation in the Heavy Marine Transport Industry.

World’s Biggest Salvage Operation: Costa Concordia Refloating

An American-owned specialist marine salvage and wreck removal company Titan Salvage alongside with Italian firm Micoperi have been awarded a Costa Concordia wreck removal contract in April. Together they presented a plan to refloat and tow away the cruise ship to one of the Italian ports where she will likely be scrapped.

Saipem Jack-Up Rig ‘Perro Negro 6′ Sinks Off Angola

Saipem informs that on July 1, the jack up drilling rig Perro Negro 6, due to the collapsing of the seabed under one of the three legs, suddenly tilted and suffered hull damages, causing water intake.

MOL Comfort Breaks in Two

The MOL Comfort incident that occurred on June 17, 2013, has taken serious proportions. Namely, MOL-operated containership, after reported crack amidships, has broken into two.

First Triple-E Class Vessel Launched

The first Triple-E class vessel was launched at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Okpo Shipyard on February 27, 2013. The vessel will be named Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller after the late shipping magnate and currently, it is the world’s largest vessel.

Dockwise Vanguard Wins Spotlight on New Technology Award at OTC

Dockwise Ltd has engineered the most innovative semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel in history and redefined the limits of heavy marine transport with the design of the Dockwise Vanguard.

Heerema’s New Vessel Aegir Arrives in Rotterdam for Final Outfitting

Heerema Marine Contractors’ new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir, one of the largest deepwater construction vessels in the world, is expected to arrive in Rotterdam on March 13th for final outfitting.

New NOAA Report Examines National Oil Pollution Threat from Shipwrecks

NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. seafloor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation’s coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel oil and oil cargo.

FoundOcean Wins Major Contract to Help Raise Costa Concordia Wreck

Scottish-based FoundOcean has been working at the Costa Concordia wreck removal site since October 2012, having been awarded the scope of work to design, manufacture, and grout 2,500 fabric formworks, which will support the ship’s hull during the up-righting phase of the salvage operation.

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