Statoil awards Technip LOI for world’s largest Spar hull

JULY 12, 2012 — Statoil has awarded Technip a letter of intent for construction of the hull for the world’s largest Spar platform on the Aasta Hansteen field in approximately 1,300 meters

MAIB: Loss of control air pressure led to RO/RO slamming into berth

JULY 12, 2012 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch report finds that loss of control air pressure was a factor in an October 22, 2011 incident in which a P&O Ferries

Italian shipowner to pay $1.3 million in pollution case

JULY 12, 2012 — In a plea deal reached yesterday in U.S. District Court in Mobile, Ala, Italian shipowner Giuseppe Bottiglieri pleaded guilty to pollution charges on behalf of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping

OSD secures design contract for Platform Supply Vessel

july 12, 2012—Offshore Ship Designers’ UK division OSD-IMT has been awarded a contract to supply the design for a modified version of its IMT 982 Platform Supply Vessel to be built at the

Ferry with vintage look has modern propulsion and maneuvering technology

JULY 11, 2012 — The Mary Musgrove, a 67 ft T-Class passenger ferry designed by DeJong and Lebet, is currently being built by Custom Steel Boats, Inc., Merritt, Ga., for The Chatham

STX France floats out Hapag Lloyd Cruises newbuild

JULY 11, 2012 — Hapag Lloyd Cruises reports that its newbuild cruise ship Europa 2 was floated out of the building dock of STX France’s Saint Nazaire shipyard on July 6. The

PortVision makes AIS vessel tracking service accessible on smartphones

JULY 11, 2012 — PortVision reports that its desktop Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel-tracking service is now available in a mobile platform that has been optimized for smartphones, including BlackBerry, iPhone and

EC authorizes rescue loan for German shipbuilder P+S Werften

JULY 11, 2012 — The European Commission has authorized under EU state aid rules, a state guarantee backing a rescue loan of €152.4 million for the German shipbuilder P+S Werften in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

River cruise ship newbuilds to have Future Teak decking systems

JULY 11, 2012 — Six 190 passenger Longship Class river cruise ship newbuildings ordered from German shipbuilder Neptun Werft by Viking River Cruises are to have Future Teak decking systems from Bolidt.

New MD at Damen Shipyards Singapore

JULY 11, 2012 — Maarten Jongen is to be Managing Director of Damen Shipyards Singapore (DSSi) from March 2012. He will focus on marketing, services and further improving efficiency at the yard,