Shipyard news


#182

I presume that USCG could do it this way than?:


Only strong and fit Ch.Eng. need apply!!


#183

Hilarious photo! It would have been even better with a dog team pulling the tug!

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge’s STELLAR WIND is one of the ASD tugs that Carl Anderson had built in 1993 by Tri-Star Marine in Seattle to dock ships in Anchorage. She is powered by a pair of Cat 3512s.

Five years ago Anderson sold Cook Inlet Tug & Barge to Foss. Saltchuk owns Foss, TOTE, and Delta Western. Cook Inlet Tug & Barge docks the TOTE ships in Anchorage and tows the Delta Western fuel barges.

It’s interesting to notice that the USCG has a large office in Anchorage, but no vessels.


#184

Helsinki shipyard floated out an Arctic tanker capable of breaking six-feet ice…

…and floated it back in again bow-first.


#185

Another order for Zvezda

Could MARAD etc. learn from the Russians?


#186

Upgrading in preparation for an upswing in Offshore activity is ongoing. Older vessels (<15 years) are getting new equipment installed to meet the requirements of the present and near future:
https://www.osjonline.com/news/view,repair-and-conversion-upgrades-breathe-new-life-into-old-vessels_56424.htm


#187

US Navy is a saviour for Croatian shipyard:


#188

Viktor Lenac is a repair shipyard which is not the same thing as one that does new buildings. I spent time there 1990/91 and thought they did good steel work.


#189

Some shipyards do only repairs, others only new building, many do both, but they are all shipyards.


#190

Agreed they are all shipyards but the mentality between a newbuild yard and one that does repairs is completely different.


#191

Yes no argument about that.
I expected comments being on US Navy ship doing major overhauls and upgrades at a foreign yard. Or does the restriction only apply to US merchant ships??


#192

Croatia is a NATO member so with that in mind having a US Navy ship undergoing repairs there would not be unusual.


#193

But to have a US merchant ship there would??


#194

Is Rolls Royce selling out their Commercial Marine sector piecemeal before Kongsberg take over?:
https://www.osjonline.com/news/view,rollsroyce-sells-rights-to-dynamic-positioning-product-to-us-firm_56496.htm

They have already sold the seismic deck equipment and handling gear division Evotec to avoid competition regulatory problems.


#195

Doubt it, probably a rationalization to avoid overlapping products.

Meanwhile they are investing in other parts of the business.


#196

Viktor Lenac converted the US, Jones Act ship Horizon Reliance (SeaLand Reliance back then) from a LASH ship configuration to a containership.


#197

Aker BioMarine’s new krill trawler has been named in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Godmother was his grand daughter:


#198

Shipbuilding in Korea and China is hotting up again:


#199

The first full electric powered tanker will be built in Japan to a Dutch design:

UPDATE:
20 Boxships ordered by a Korean shipping company, but the building contract goes to three Chinese yards:

At the same time an order for 3 VLECs from an American company has been cancelled by Samsung HI:


The vessels were intended for transport of Ethane from USA to China.
(Another casualty of Trumps trade wars??)

UPDATE:
More new vessel concept announced. This time an innovative CNG Carrier design.
Building yard to be decided:


#200

Three more for Zvezda


#201

Qatar Petroleum, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of LNG, goes heavily into LNG export from USA according to Bloomberg (gcaptain today)
They are also making a big investment in LNG carrier to transport the LNG to markets around the world:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/qatars-giant-lng-fleet-expansion-to-shape-market-in-coming-decade/