Top News of the Week December 30, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Cargo Ship in Distress Off Newfoundland Coast

Container ship MSC Monterey issued a distress call yesterday while sailing off the coast of Newfoundland, about 60 kilometers south of Portugal Cove South saying that the crew had discovered a crack in the hull, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax reported.

Odfjell’s Rig Sunk and Lies on Seabed by Quay at DSME Yard

On 28 December 2013, the semisubmersible rig “Deepsea Aberdeen”, currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea, experienced water ingress on pontoon while moored at the yard’s quay.

SOLAS, MARPOL Amendments Entered into Force on 1 January 2014

A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014.

DSME Secures Incheon Class Frigate Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) announced on Monday that the company has won $305.8 million order to construct a frigate for the Korean Navy.

BW Offshore Exercises Option to Acquire VLCC Blue Opal

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) announced on Monday that the company has won $305.8 million order to construct a frigate for the Korean Navy.

 

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