Shipyard news


She looks top heavy.


Have you seen any large Cruise ships lately??:

About the same draft.


Looks like a lot more beam, but I take your point.


More beam, but also a lot more length. (293.2 m. × 42.3 m. Max draft 8.3 m.)
The B 801 is shallower (6.5 m.) but relatively wide (121 m. x 24 m.)
It is L/B factor that counts. (0.144 vs 0.198)


More contracts for Havyards:
How can they do it with the high cost of labour in Norway??


New and innovative stabilisers to be fitted on KIR’s new pride and joy:


Keppel O&M more heavily into LNG throughout their yards around the world:
That would include their American yard, Keppel AMFELS in Brownsville Tx. I assume.


Who contracted the two vessels mentioned above has now been revealed:


Wartsila in the forefront with LPG as fuel for ships with order for first such vessel:


Tug orders improve for local yards in S.E.Asia:,asia-stakes-its-claim-as-a-tug-newbuilding-powerhouse_54273.htm


VT Halter to build Accommodation barges for the US Navy:


This is a really stupid waste of money. Navy ships have far too many crewmen. They certainly don’t need most of them during shipyard overhauls. They just get in the way. It would be much cheaper to temporarily reassign most of them to training or other shipboard or shoreside roles.

It would also be much cheaper to rent them rooms on Air BnB and pump some money into the local economy.


The SSCV under construction in China for OOS International has been floated out of dock in a complex and innovative operation:
Will be entering the decommissioning market worldwide next year.

The team that made it possible:


SunStone has ordered second expedition cruise ship with Ulstein X-bow and packed full of Norwegian equipment supplied by Ulstein to be built in China. (2 down, 8 to go??):

Hopefully not also packet full of spy chips so the Chinese can know where it is at all times and disable it any time they want to?? :fearful:


Chinese yards are aiming for the high-end RoPax and Cruise ship market by learning from European yards :,avic-aims-for-international-ferry-and-cruise-orders_54460.htm


RRM deliver hybrid propulsion system for the first plug-in tug to be built and operated in the US:

California is obviously ahead of the pack in adopting “green shipping”:



Gazprom order more ice class offshore support vessels:


Gulf Island is suing HOS over issues with newbuilds.


Low ice class to my knowledge; nothing like the Sovcomflot beast in the picture.

Zvezda is bagging more and more orders every day, but has yet to deliver its first completed ship.


More like this maybe?

Built for the lighter ice conditions in the Northern Caspian.