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Towering Met Mast Order for GL Garrad Hassan

Centrica awards contract to GL Garrad Hassan for design, supply, installation & operation of an offshore meteorological mast system. The contract is for Centrica's Celtic Array project in the Irish Sea.

Korean Shipyard to Build New Subsea 7 DSV

State-of-the-art Dive Support Vessel (DSV) will be built for Subsea 7 by Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). With accommodation for 110 people, the DSV will incorporate an 18-man saturation

ABS Funds New Maritime Engineering Laboratory

Class Society, ABS donates US$ 3-million to Stevens Institute of Technology to create a newlaboratory complex in the Davidson Laboratory. The donation will be used to create a new civil, mechanical

NI Issues ECDIS Recommendations

The ECDIS Group's core message: Shipping companies should establish ECDIS-use guidance within their Safety Management Systems. The ECDIS Training Group is an industry body made up of leading international shipping organisations and co-ordinated by The Nautical Institute (NI).

AOS Responds to Stressed Out Seafarers

The psychological stress of life at sea can be so great that some cannot come to grips with it & Apostleship of the Sea tries to help. The tragic case of a crewmember who jumped overboard illustrates the problem: Fr.

Wärtsilä Wins Brazil Liftboat Genset & Propulsion Orders

Wärtsilä’s success in Brazilian drill ship programme continues with latest genset and propulsion order for three new liftboats. This latest in a series of contracts won by Wärtsilä is to supply complete mechanical packages,

GL's 'FutureShip' Arm Clicks 1,000th SEEMP Certificate

In Athens, Greece,  FutureShip GmbH presents EFNAV COMPANY LTD (EFNAV) with a milestone SEEMP certificate . Getting ready to comply with the incoming requirement to implement a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) is at the top of the agenda of ship owners and operators.

COSCO Deliver FPSO Conversion

COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd. delivera a converted FPSO, “Petrobras 63”, to a European ship-owner. The delivery documents were recently signed by and between COSCO Dalian and the ship-owner. The FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading) vessel, classified by ABS, is 28.

Petrofac Offers Accredited Offshore Safety Training in Russia

Petrofac Training Services' training centre the first in Russia to offer OPITO accredited OERTM, CASS & Escape Chute training. The company has achieved OPITO accreditation at its state-of-the-art base on Sakhalin Island,

Polish Skipper Sixth to Withdraw from 2012 Vendée Globe Race

Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski (ENERGA) retired from the single-handed race after days trying to find a fix for his autopilots. Gutek, almost 2,000 miles behind the leader, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) had been sailing east, running tests on his two autopilots after his wipe out on Saturday .

Cruise Ships Smarten Up in Bremerhaven

Three big cruise ships visit Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG in the coming days and weeks to be spruced up for the 2013 cruise season. The ships are the MS "Braemar" and the MS "Balmoral", belonging to new customer Fred Olsen Cruise Lines,

New York's One WTC Spire Nears End of 1,500 Mile Tow

The spire that will crown the jewel of the Manhattan skyline is making its way over the holiday weekend towards One World Trade Center. A barge carrying eight of the 18 sections of spire for One WTC is en route to New York City on a 1,