Storm-tossed trawler: Hurricane Michael capsizes new factory trawler North Star


Ooops, now ccaptain is going to complain that we are straying from the subject.




Look who started it. Short memory??


the HELL I did…SIR!


now please just go stuff yourself with a vat of salted cod tongues until you choke on them


Geez, who pissed in your wienerschnitzel?


Now look who’s OT!!!


SALTED COD TONGUES??? That is sacrilege. FRESHLY CUT by small children handling sharp knifes with their frozen fingers, standing in a cold draughty sea house somewhere in Lofoten is the only true Cod tongues worthy of the name.
They are not in season before in Febr./March, unfortunately.


you obviously aren’t drinking enough…

so Norway relies on child labor eh? especially small children wielding dangerous instruments in frigid conditions! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME UPON ALL OF YOU HEATHENS!

now back to our cartoon already in progress…


Back to Eastern Shipbuilding for a change:


The prices I have heard from PNW naval architects that are working as owners reps is that a tug or trawler is 20-35% cheaper in the GOM when the same spec is quoted in the PNW vs various yards in the Gulf of Mexico. 20-35% cheaper and typically much quicker lead times… this will be an exception on the lead time, originally DCI quoted this project and they were not willing to start this project until 2018 with delivery in 2021…we will see when this vessel actually gets delivered.


so does anyone know if the vessel has been righted and pumped out?


If it was built in Turkey, like several similar trawlers have been/are, how much cheaper than in GoM do you think it would have been??
(Same design and same machinery and equipment)


I do not know 50% purely a guess…here is an example that comes to mind.

Total budget of $515.5 million to build four Olympic Class, 144-car ferries for Washington State Ferries.

Tokitae, the first Olympic Class ferry:
The total cost of the vessel is $144 million.
Samish, the second Olympic Class ferry:
The total cost of the vessel is approximately $126.45 million.
Chimacum, the third Olympic Class ferry:
The total budget to build vessel is $123 million.
Suquamish, the fourth Olympic Class ferry:
The total budget to build vessel is $122 million.

New Staten Island Ferries under construction at Eastern were estimated contract price of $103.8M each x 3 vessels

BC ferries doesn’t have Jones act to compete with, their most recent build is for 3 ships being built in Poland… I believe they are similar in size but I really don’t have in depth knowledge on WSF vs BC Ferries…

Three new intermediate-class vessels will be built offshore by Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland, for $165 million, BC Ferries announced …Each ferry will hold up to 145 vehicles and 600 passengers.

The total project budget is $252 million. That figure includes financing and project management costs, and $51 million for Canadian taxes and federal import duties, the release said.


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