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Image of the Day: And Then There Were Twelve!

Image of the Day: And Then There Were Twelve!

Maersk Line has taken delivery of their 12th Triple-E vessel named Mogens Maersk. Maersk Line’s Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler decided to memorialise the moment by snapping a few photos during the delivery ceremony at Busan Shipyard in South Korea. The Maersk Triple E class is a family of large, fuel-efficient container ships, designed as a successor […]

Video: FPSO Petrojarl Knarr Sailaway

Video: FPSO Petrojarl Knarr Sailaway

It’s been three years since the works started on Teekay’s largest project to-date, FPSO Petrojarl Knarr. In early June, construction of the vessel was completed, and in July 2014, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO sailed away from the shipyard and was on track to the North Sea to commence its charter contract in the fourth quarter of 2014. […]

Things to Know when Navigating in Sea Ice

Things to Know when Navigating in Sea Ice

There are many sea ice properties that can affect an offshore vessel’s navigation performance in sea ice. The most obvious is the thickness of the ice but other properties, such as hardness, are also important. In the following excerpt taken from OCIMF latest report on Offshore Vessel Operations in Ice and/or Severe Sub-Zero Temperatures in […]

Image of the Day: Blending with the Sea

Image of the Day: Blending with the Sea

The image shows Princess Cruises’ MS Royal Princess steaming her way to the next adventure as the sunset-lit sky embraces the sea. The ship was built in 2013 by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.   World Maritime News Staff, September 18, 2014; Image: Princess Cruises   Follow @worldmaritimene

VIDEO: Future USS John Verner Ready for Final Touches

VIDEO: Future USS John Verner Ready for Final Touches

The Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) was launched into the James River on Sept. 10 at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’Newport News Shipbuilding division, kicking off the final outfitting, testing and crew certification phase of construction prior to sea trials next year. John Warner will be the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered to the […]

Image of the Day: Pacific Gannet in Party Attire

Image of the Day: Pacific Gannet in Party Attire

Shipowner and operator Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), celebrated the Naming of Pacific Gannet, its First of ten IMT984 G Class Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) in Japan on September 12, 2014. The high specification G Class vessels with their fuel-efficient design are the latest addition to SPO’s modern and diverse fleet of vessels. “This is the […]

Infograph: Tanker Sizes 101

Infograph: Tanker Sizes 101

The global crude oil and refined product tanker fleet uses a classification system to standardize contract terms, establish shipping costs, and determine the ability of ships to travel into ports or through certain straits and channels, T. Mason Hamilton of U.S. Energy Information Association explains. This system, known as the Average Freight Rate Assessment (AFRA) […]

Brightest STAR in Yachting Sky

Brightest STAR in Yachting Sky

Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee have presented an avant-garde yacht design named Project STAR. Measuring 132m in length and over 60m in height, STAR’s technical development features a symmetrically fore and aft double ended hullform, with all-electric architecture and fully azimuthing propulsion. Coupled with a dynamic positioning system, STAR would rotate within her own length to […]

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

The image depicts jack-up rig Dukhan, delivered last month to Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar by its builder Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. Keppel FELS has secured a contract from GDI to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227 million. As part […]

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Image of the Day: Yearning for the Seas

Mesmerizing view of Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken immersed into the sunset. The image shows sea steel giants undergoing maintenance at the yard, which look as if they yearn to return to the sea. World Maritime News Staff, September 12, 2014; Image: Kleven/copyright@Eivind Frøystad

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