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Costa Concordia Parbuckling: Job Well Done!

Costa Concordia Parbuckling: Job Well Done!

Conclusion of the parbuckling phase of the Costa Concordia wreck removal proved to be a huge success, as the stakeholders confirm their satisfaction with the outcome. Despite numerous challenges, accurate calculations and predictions of the designers enabled the salvage team to carry out the operation smoothly. The project, the most expensive and most sophisticated in […]

Eimskip Launches New Container Vessel in Weihai, China (VIDEO)

Eimskip Launches New Container Vessel in Weihai, China (VIDEO)

The first of two new container vessels of Eimskip was launched in Weihai in China last Sunday. The launching went well and it’s expected that the vessel will be delivered in the beginning of January 2014, and that she will call her home port in Iceland the second quarter 2014. The second vessel is expected […]

Saudi Arabia Considers Purchase of 30 Mark V Patrol Boats

Saudi Arabia Considers Purchase of 30 Mark V Patrol Boats

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 9 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of 30 Mark V patrol boats and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 30 Mark V patrol boats, […]

Damen to Provide Design of Stan Patrol Vessel for Mexican Navy (VIDEO)

Damen to Provide Design of Stan Patrol Vessel for Mexican Navy (VIDEO)

The Mexican Navy has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the design and material package of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207, including technical assistance. Construction of the vessel will start in the summer of 2013 at ASTIMAR 1 (Tampico), one of the five naval shipyards of Astilleros de la Secretaría de Marina. The vessels are designed […]

VIDEO: Building Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels – Part Two

VIDEO: Building Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels – Part Two

A major milestone was reached on 23 February with the semi-launch of the first Triple-E at the shipyard in Okpo, Korea. In order to make room for completing the next ships, the drydock was filled with water and the partially completed hull towed into the bay. A bulkhead wall sealed off the end to keep […]

Denmark: Maersk Captains Prepare for Triple-E Vessels (VIDEO)

Denmark: Maersk Captains Prepare for Triple-E Vessels (VIDEO)

The captains who will take charge of the Triple-Es have to prepare for the new vessel and its twin-skeg setup, which is different from the single engine and propeller on the E-class vessels (and other container vessels). They do this with the help of the same bridge simulation programme which is also made available to […]

VIDEO: Brilliant Fireworks Display Rounds Off EUROPA 2′s Christening

VIDEO: Brilliant Fireworks Display Rounds Off EUROPA 2′s Christening

Around 700 guests on board EUROPA 2, a modern and casual luxury ship, enjoyed a brilliant fireworks display to round off the ship’s christening ceremony in style. After the christening ceremony, the star act Dick Brave & the Backbeats created a party atmosphere with their rockabilly music. The following video bring you a glimpse of […]

VIDEO: Prize Winning Stinger Handling System Improves Vessel Design and Pipe-Laying

VIDEO: Prize Winning Stinger Handling System Improves Vessel Design and Pipe-Laying

ULSTEIN is currently customizing their innovative Chain type Stinger Handling system concept for three different companies on three different continents. The compact system improves both the vessel design and pipe-lay operations, and as acknowledgment on April 16th 2013, the equipment has won the bi-annual IRO Innovation Prize. The participants casted their votes for the 4 […]

VIDEO: Royal Caribbean Unveils First Details of New Quantum-Class

VIDEO: Royal Caribbean Unveils First Details of New Quantum-Class

Building on a legacy of more than 40 years of innovation and creative design, Royal Caribbean International yesterday unveiled first details of the next generation of cruise vacations – Quantum cruising. The Quantum class of ships will take a dramatic leap forward, introducing more game-changing “firsts at sea” such as a skydiving experience, a thrilling […]

Naming Ceremony for Teekay Offshore’s ‘Samba Spirit’ (VIDEO)

Naming Ceremony for Teekay Offshore’s ‘Samba Spirit’ (VIDEO)

On April 9th, Samsung Heavy Industries organized the naming ceremony for Teekay Offshore’s newbuild shuttle tanker Samba Spirit. Samba Spirit is the first of four newbuild shuttle tankers comprising the Samba Class. The four suezmax-size DP2 shuttle tankers are being constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. Upon delivery in mid- to late-2013, the […]

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