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KNOT orders two more DP2 shuttle tankers

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 — Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has been awarded a long term charter by Equinor ASA for two new 153,000 DWT DP2 shuttle tankers to lift oil from the

Navy takes delivery of LCS 14

MARCH 1, 2018 — The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) during a ceremony yesterday at Austal USA’s Mobile, AL, shipyard. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS

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Kleven books order for advanced stern trawler

DECEMBER 23, 2015 — Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven has won an order to build a state-of-the-art stern trawler for France’s Compagnie Des Peches Saint-Malo S.A. & SAS Comptoir Des Peches D’Europe Du Nord

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Pulling plug on China yard, Algoma turns to Uljanik

These contracts with Uljanik are contingent upon delivery by the shipyard of acceptable security for the construction instalments required under the contracts. The contracts with Nantong Minde were canceled earlier this year.

“Our experience with the Uljanik Group on the Equinox 650 Class project has given us confidence in the shipyard’s ability to deliver high quality vessels on the agreed timelines,” said Ken Bloch Soerensen, President and CEO of Algoma. “Our Equinox project has faced significant delays as a result of the financial problems encountered by Nantong Mingde shipyard. Working closely with Uljanik, we are confident in the continuation of Algoma’s fleet renewal project.”

These new Equinox Class ships will feature a boom forward configuration designed to provide greater flexibility in certain delivery situations. The vessels will have an overall length of 225.55 m (740 ft) and a beam of 23.77 m (78 ft), qualifying as Seaway Max size ships. The vessels will carry 29,300 tonnes at maximum Seaway draft.

The new Equinox vessels will have all of the features of the existing Equinox design, including the exhaust gas scrubber technology pioneered by Algoma on the Great Lakes in its first Equinox Class gearless bulk carriers. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2018 with the balance of the ships set for deliveryby the end of that year.

Algoma says it is “continuing with other parties on further fleet renewal opportunities.”

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Shipyard uses drone to inspect cargo tank interior

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — Poland’s Remontowa shipyard recently used a drone to inspect internal spaces in a 51,747 dwt chemical/product tanker. The ship, the U.K.-flagged, LR-classed CPO Japan is owned by Hamburg,

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CSBC Taiwan opts for Siemens systems for SSDCV newbuilds

AUGUST 18, 2015 — Taiwan’s largest shipbuilder, CSBC Corporation, has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other equipment for four 65,000 dwt semi-submersible deck cargo vessels (SSDCVs) ordered by a

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Tidewater crew/supply vessel finds European buyer

DECEMBER 17, 2014 — Shipbroker Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, reports that Tidewater Marine International Inc. has sold the 41.2 m x 8.2 m x 3.5 m  high-speed, aluminum crew/supply vessel Patrice