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Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

The Seismic Survey Vessel will be rebuilt for use as a hotel vessel according to Wärtsilä Ship Design. Courtesy Wartsila

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms.

Out of the Eye ... & Staying There

Joseph Keefe

I have never been in a hurricane. That’s a fact. Actually, my wife likes to say that whenever there is any kind of natural disaster, I’m typically nowhere to be found. And, when I think about it, I realize that she is right.

Interview: Mike Petters - President & CEO, HII

Mike Petters

Last month Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), was honored by the Coast Guard Foundation at the 35th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard, held in New York City.


Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

Henriksen 22.5 tonne SOLAS lifting hook Photo H Henriksen

H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat

Evergreen Line Orders Ten 2,800 teu Ships

Photo: Evergreen Shipping Singapore

Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese

Escort Tug Launched for Bay-Houston Towing

H. Douglas M Courtesy Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the launch of the Escort Tug H. DOUGLAS M (Hull 236)


SSA Welcomes Decision To Extend BEO


The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has welcomed the decision by Singapore’s Minister for

Controversial Nicaragua Canal Project Postponed

Image: Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Co

China's Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Co. said it is delaying the start of construction

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Bara as Bunker Trader

Lamin Bara courtesy Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering (Middle East) DMCC is pleased to announce that Lamin Bara has joined the office in


Evoqua, Drew Marine Ink BWMS Deal

SeaCURE BWMS is backed up by the very best field service and support Courtesy Evoqu

Evoqua Water Technologies and maritime solutions and logistics expert, Drew Marine

Joint Effort to Raise reliability, Cut cost in DNV GL JIP

Michiel van der Geest of DNV GL

Lack of properly assessed and defined wear limits for jacking systems can lead to significant

Raytheon Anschütz Succeeds in SYNTACS SAT

SYNTACS installation aboard CMN’s new patrol boats. Photo Raytheon Anschütz

Raytheon Anschütz, a leading integrator of naval integrated bridge systems, has successfully


Moore Stephens Highlights Potential Tax Issues for Shipping

Image: Moore Stephens UK

As part of the Government’s drive to encourage voluntary compliance with the tax rules

SSAB, Aspo ESL Shipping Pact On Sea Transport

Image: SSAB

The global steel company SSAB and Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping Ltd have signed a long-term frame

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar JV is 5

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (Courtesy Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar)

On 23 November 2015, Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar celebrated its first 5 years of operation.

People & Company News

S&P Raises Steamship Mutual outlook to Positive

Pic Credit Steamship Mutual

Poor’s has revised its outlook on Steamship Mutual to Positive from Stable. The A- financial

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

Norwegian Escape  Photo Norwegian Cruise Line

On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape

Pressure on Container Market Akin to 2008 Recession: UASC

Photo: United Arab Shipping Company

A marked drop in Asian imports to Europe, made worse by a strong dollar, has exacerbated the