Shipyard news


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

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


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.


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

…and floated it back in again bow-first.


Another order for Zvezda

Could MARAD etc. learn from the Russians?


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:,repair-and-conversion-upgrades-breathe-new-life-into-old-vessels_56424.htm


US Navy is a saviour for Croatian shipyard:


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.


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


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


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??


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


But to have a US merchant ship there would??


Is Rolls Royce selling out their Commercial Marine sector piecemeal before Kongsberg take over?:,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.


Doubt it, probably a rationalization to avoid overlapping products.

Meanwhile they are investing in other parts of the business.


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


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


Shipbuilding in Korea and China is hotting up again:


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

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??)

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


Three more for Zvezda


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: