Recently launched by Australian shipbuilder Richardson Devine Marine at its Hobart, Tasmania, shipyard, Strait Shooter is a 28 m Incat Crowther design utility catamaran built for Carpentaria Contracting. The vessel will be based at the…
Underscoring its commitment to the environment, Wilhelmsen Ships Service is appointing a new Head of Environment, Thea Corwin. Ms. Corwin, who starts in her new job January 1, 2011, will be dedicated to developing a…
Petrobras transportation subsidiary Transpetro is to rebid eight 30,000 dwt product tankers. A new solicitation will go out by the end of this month after Transpetro could not conclude contracts awarded to Brazilian shipyards Rio…
EU Navfor reports that at midday on December 20, the MV ORNA was pirated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles. The attack was launched from two attack skiffs, with…
The International Group of P&I Clubs says it is concerned by the "indiscriminate and disproportionate application of criminal law in Venezuela in cases where vessels have been targeted by drug smugglers for the carriage of…
Drydocks World Dubai has been awarded a $13 million FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) conversion contract by BW Offshore. The vessel involved, the BW Carmen, which has been renamed BW Athena, was built in…
Singapore's ST Marine (Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd.) has secured its first contract from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is to to double-hull the 157.2 m long combat logistics vesse HMAS Success, to be double…
A member of the crew of MV Hannibal II is the first hostage to be released by Somali pirates without the extortion of a ransom. In the early morning of December 17, the Combined Maritime…
Norway's Ulstein Verft has been contracted to build two Ulstein PX121 medium size platform supply vessels for a newly established company within the Ulstein Group. They will be delivered in first and third quarters of…
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd. has signed a design and development contract for the construction of an initial batch of four wind farm support catamarans. They are to be built by VeKa Shipbuilding BV at its…

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