The US Navy accepted the delivery of the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr., a new guided missile destroyer, from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Tuesday, November 30. The future Frank E. Petersen Jr. is an Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer equipped with the ..
This latest string of vessel charter awards covers a broad scope encompassing subsea construction, extraction and storage, and maintenance and inspection works. Activity is picking up mainly in the North Sea and in the Americas. Solstad secures CSV, PSV contracts An undisclosed oil service company has charted the Solstad ..
Houston, Texas-based shipping company Kirby Inland Marine has agreed to pay US$15.3 million in damages and assessment costs under the Oil Pollution Act to resolve US federal and state claims for injuries to natural resources resulting from an oil spill from one of its barges, after a collision caused by the company. The ..
A tanker operating company’s decision to change masters without a handover period led to a US$72.9 million marine accident, according to a recently issued National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Marine Accident Brief. Marine Accident Brief 21/24 details the NTSB’s investigation of the October 17, 2020, ..
Fincantieri Marinette Marine of Wisconsin has handed over the 11th Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) to be built for the US Navy. The future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the second US Navy ship to honour Minnesota’s famed Twin Cities. Following its commissioning, it will perform anti-surface warfare, ..
The Clackamas Fire District Number 1 of Milwaukie, Oregon, recently took delivery of a new aluminium centre console rescue boat purchased through a state-funded grant. The 21-foot (6.4-metre) boat was built by SJX Jet Boats of Idaho. Its shallow draught enables it to operate in waters as little as two inches (0.05 metres) ..
Having reviewed every imaginable type of emergency services vessel from all over the world for more than forty years, I never cease to be amazed at the endless innovation ..
Global health charity Mercy Ships recently took delivery of Global Mercy, the largest purpose-built civilian hospital ship. Designed by Finland’s Deltamarin, the 174-me ..
Japanese officials have reported that a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship has gone missing while underway in the Sea of Japan earlier this week. Officials said the unnamed ve ..