MMT Extends Stril Explorer Charter

April 4, 2016

As part of the focus on the renewable and marine cable sectors, MMT have signed an extension of the charter agreement for M/V Stril Explorer. MMT took the vessel on charter in 2014 from Simon Mökster Shipping, on a period of two years. In today’s announcement, the company did not disclose the time period of the charter extension. The Stril Explorer… Continue Reading »


Non-Oil Company Takes CSV Polar King on Charter

April 2, 2016

Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with Nexans Skagerrak, a subsidiary of Nexans Norway, for the CSV Polar King. The charter, which starts in January 2017, is set for a fixed period of about 8.5 months, with options for up to 16 months additional work. The vessel will conduct survey, trenching and… Continue Reading »


Erin Energy Hires Island Constructor for Oyo Work

April 1, 2016

Erin Energy has mobilized the Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel to the Oyo field, offshore Nigeria. The vessel will be used for LWI service on the Oyo-8 well, which has been necessitated by the failure of the well’s sub-surface controlled sub-surface safety valve (SCSSV) to open following a planned production curtailment in the Oyo field, the… Continue Reading »


OMM and Rederij Groen Team Up on New Renewables SOV

March 28, 2016

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has formed a partnership with vessel owner, Rederij Groen (RG), to bring the offshore renewables industry a purpose built service operations vessel (SOV) for the operations & maintenance (O&M) market. The companies engaged Saltwater Engineering in Holland for the design of the vessel. The SOV has been designed based on real… Continue Reading »


NOAA, U.S. Navy Discover USS Conestoga Wreck

March 26, 2016

NOAA and the U.S. Navy have announced the discovery of the USS Conestoga (AT 54) in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco, 95 years after the Navy seagoing fleet tugboat disappeared with 56 officers and sailors aboard. “After nearly a century of ambiguity and a profound sense of loss, the Conestoga’s disappearance… Continue Reading »


Orion Marine Inks $11 Mln Cofferdam Deal

March 24, 2016

Orion Marine, a specialty construction company, has secured a contract of approximately $11 million. According to the company, its Heavy Civil Marine Construction segment was recently awarded a contract by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to construct a cofferdam around the perimeter of the USS North Carolina Battleship, to help facilitate the future… Continue Reading »


Would You Name Your Vessel Boaty McBoatface?

March 23, 2016

NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) has launched a campaign for public to name its new GBP 200 million polar research ship. The new research vessel is being built at Cammell Laird, and it is set to sail in 2019. The most popular name chosen by the public has been RRS Boaty McBoatface. The name was… Continue Reading »


Vasco da Gama Shipwreck Found Off Oman

March 19, 2016

Oman’s Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC) in cooperation with Blue Water Recoveries (BWR) of UK announced the discovery and archaeological excavation of a Portuguese East Indiaman that was part of Vasco da Gama’s 1502-1503 Armada to India. The ship, which sank in a storm in May 1503 off the coast of Al Hallaniyah island… Continue Reading »


Olympic Scores Deals for Four Vessels

March 2, 2016

Olympic Ship has secured contracts with undisclosed international contractors for its vessels Olympic Zeus and Olympic Hera, the company informed on Monday. The vessel M/V Olympic Zeus has been chartered for a period of up 9 weeks, including options. The vessel will be carrying out project work in West Africa. The Olympic Hera will carry… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Patches up Tanker in Spain

March 2, 2016

Hydrex has performed a permanent insert repair on a 175-meter tanker after it suffered cavitation damage to the inside shell plating of one of its ballast water tanks. The Hydrex team sailed with a workboat and all necessary equipment to the ship which lay at anchorage in Algeciras. The divers started the operation by installing… Continue Reading »

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