Top News of the Week January 20 – 25, 2014

Missing Vessel Feared Hijacked

Liberian flagged tanker MT Kerala could be hijacked, a specialist maritime intelligence agency Dryad Maritime warned. The vessel, owned by Dynacom Tankers, has been reported missing off the coast of Angola, having last been sighted seven nautical miles NNW of Luanda.

Gulf of Aden: First Pirate Attack in 2014

On Saturday 18 January 2014, the French EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship FS Siroco in cooperation with Japanese assets released the crew of a Dhow that was suspected to have been used as pirate mother-ship. The flagship apprehended 5 suspected pirates believed to be responsible for an attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden a day earlier.

Rabobank Releases Report on Offshore Wind Installation Vessels

Rabobank has issued a report called Navigating the future of offshore wind energy, which states that a radical redesign of offshore wind energy installation vessels is needed in the long-term to lower installation costs and realise projected capacity growth.

Nine Super Post Panamax Cranes Delivered to Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Never before, anywhere in the world, have nine Super Post Panamax container cranes been delivered at the same time in a port by the builders. Seven were built by ZPMC and two by Kalmar, all in China.

Seabourn Signs Contract with Fincantieri for New Ultra-Luxury Ship

Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, has sign a contract for construction of a new all-suite vessel, continuing the fleet modernization that the company began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey.

 

 

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