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Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

The Seismic Survey Vessel will be rebuilt for use as a hotel vessel according to Wärtsilä Ship Design. Courtesy Wartsila

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms.

Out of the Eye ... & Staying There

Joseph Keefe

I have never been in a hurricane. That’s a fact. Actually, my wife likes to say that whenever there is any kind of natural disaster, I’m typically nowhere to be found. And, when I think about it, I realize that she is right.

Interview: Mike Petters - President & CEO, HII

Mike Petters

Last month Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), was honored by the Coast Guard Foundation at the 35th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard, held in New York City.


Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar JV is 5

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (Courtesy Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar)

On 23 November 2015, Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar celebrated its first 5 years of operation.

Russian Navy Trying Hard for Facelift

Image: Center for International Maritime Security

Official announcements related to naval shipbuilding give the appearance of a Russian Navy that

USNS Maury Completes Acceptance Trials

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) completed Acceptance Trials, November 6, following a week of extensive ship tests and underway events, included testing of major propulsion, auxiliary


Gazprom Focuses on Global Shale Gas Industry

Courtesy Gazprom

The Gazprom Board of Directors took notice of the information about the results of monitoring

Aker Solutions Bags BP's Norwegian Contract

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at

Deltamarin to Designs First LNG Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin designs of LNG handysize bulk carriers Courtesy Deltamarin

Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG


Wärtsilä's' Digital Services for Performance Enhancement

Genius services courtesy Wartsila

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets

Rickmers-Linie Completes Recertification

Photo Rickmers Linie

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in worldwide liner services for heavy lifts and

Seagull's Software Tool for Benchmarking Seafarers Knowledge

Seagull Maritime's Managing Director, Roger Ringstad Courtesy Seagull Maritime

Seagull Maritime has launched an advanced software tool able to benchmark seafarer knowledge


Shipping to See Further Consolidation

Image by MarineLink

The CMA CGM's move to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), could lead to one of the

U.S. Ups Philippines Aid as South China Sea Turmoil Builds

The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region over China's new

Abu Dhabi's TAQA to Shed U.S. Wind Asset

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co , or TAQA, has filed with U.S. energy regulators to sell its stake in the Lakefield wind power plant in the U.S. state of Minnesota to a Qatari

People & Company News

Sandra Could Reach Hurricane Strength

Sandra Image credit NASAGSFC.

Interests in southern portions of the Baja California peninsula have been advised to monitor the

Wood Group Bags $90 mln Iraqi Contract

Courtesy Wood Group

Wood Group has won a new contract worth approximately $90  million to deliver services to one of

PBES Unveils Fireproof Lithium Battery

Lithium Pioneers from PBES today announced the worlds first ever commercialized thermal runaway suppression system.   The historic challenge for lithium batteries has always