The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels.
- Published in Unmanned Craft (Non-Naval)
Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia have launched a new joint venture following the agreement signed by both parties to design and build five corvettes for the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia.
Royal IHC has successfully launched Spartacus, a 44,180kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) designed and built for DEME.
Construction has begun on Taani (pronounced “Tawny”), a new research vessel that will advance the scientific understanding of coastal environments by supporting studies of ocean acidification, hypoxia, sea level rise, and other topics.
Solstad Offshore has entered into a contract for the construction vessel Normand Pioneer (pictured) with Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção in Brazil. The contract has a duration of two years firm and in addition, the charterer holds two yearly options.
Equinor UK has awarded Norway’s Solstad Offshore a two-year contract for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Normand Skipper (pictured). Commencement will be in November/December 2018 and the contract also has up to two years of options after the initial firm period.
Israeli police have recommended to local prosecutors the filing of bribery charges against six suspects, including a relative of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over the sale of German submarines to Israel amounting to US$2 billion.
Song Lo Shipbuilding in Nha Trang, Vietnam, has recently delivered a 15-vessel fleet of electric-powered passenger excursion boats to Vinpearl’s newest resort development in Hoi An.
The chief of the Royal Australian Navy has confirmed that the first of the submarines being built by French contractor Naval Group may not become fully operational until 2035.
Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has purchased a 2008-built product tanker which will become the seventh tanker within the Algoma Tankers fleet.
The US Navy christened its newest Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport (EFT), the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), at Austal USA’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard on Saturday, November 10.
Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines has placed an order for 20 containerships with two manufacturers as part of its fleet improvement plan.