Top News of the Week October 28 – November 2, 2013

Two Ships Collide in Kiel Canal, Germany

A coastal cargo ship Siderfly collided with Dutch-flagged gas carrier Coral Ivory early Monday morning in the Kiel Canal, in Northern Germany, according to Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME).

USA: First Zumwalt Class Destroyer Launched

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine, shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navy’s newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations and land attack.

Damen Shipyards Galati Delivers Third PSV to World Wide Supply

Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the third Platform Supply Vessel in a series of six to World Wide Supply of Norway.

Norwegian GETAWAY About to Get Floated Out

On 2 November 2013 the 146,600-gt cruise ship Norwegian GETAWAY, whose construction has taken merely 12 months, will float out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II. Over the last few weeks the shipyard has been busy conducting extensive tests and machinery trials.

Hyundai Mipo Bags Orders for 16 MR Tankers

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) from Ulsan, South Korea, signed on October 29th 2013 two contracts worth circa $492 million for the construction of sixteen Medium Range (MR) tankers.

 

 

 

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