Ship of the Week

Friday, 14 December 2018 13:54

Dec 14 - Magda

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has been awarded a two-year fixed contract for the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) built in 2015, NAO Viking. Commencement will be about mid-December 2018. The contract also grants the customer two one-year optional periods after the initial firm period.  NAO Viking” will be operating primarily in the North Sea for a first class company.  LOA:        82 mBeam:     18 mGRT:       3515 Built:        2016
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:40

Dec 7 - Jawan

Jawan is a Panama-flagged livestock carrier was recently detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after experiencing stability issues after her departure from the Port of Portland, Australia.  The vessel, bound for Muscat, Oman, was carrying 4,327 breed stock cattle. It has been reported to the Port of Portland that there are no injuries to the cattle or any personnel on board and that the cattle are in good health and will be returned to the feedlot.  Built:         2003 Length:     134 m Beam:       19.4 mGRT:         11947 DWT:         8372        
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:31

Nov 30 - Folgefonn

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution. In an unprecedented operation, in the presence of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the system was further tested on the ferry Folgefonn, this time for full dock-to-dock capability, with the autonomous operation being utilised uninterrupted for the entire route, visiting all three ports serviced by the ship. The 85-metre ferry was able to leave the dock, manoeuvre out of the harbour, sail to the next port of call, manoeuvre through the harbour entrance, and dock alongside the terminal – all without human intervention. It is believed to be the first ever attempt at fully automated dock-to-dock operation, in complete hands-off mode, for a vessel of this size. Type: Full Electric Ferry HybridDuty: Passenger and Automobile FerryOwner: NorledLocation: NorwayYard: Retrofit Energy Storage System ESSPack: 221 x 6.5 kWhCapacity: 1.4 MWhBus Voltage: 800 VDCPartners: Norled, Wärtsilä, Corvus Energy Folgefonn has a full-scale electric propulsion system includes house power and shore-based fast charge energy storage. The vessel is a refit of an existing 30 year old vessel.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:28

Nov 23 - Lewek Constellation

  Year Built 2013Length 178 mBreadth 46 mTonnage 48949Deadweight 32000 tSpeed 12.5 knots   Lewek Constellation is a multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra deep-water pipelaying and lifting capabilities. The vessel features three AQUA-SEP Series 3 water makers with a combined production capacity of 180t a day. A helideck measuring 27.5m x 277.5m, suitable for Sikorsky S-92 and S-61N is also featured in the vessel. The Lewek Constellation is capable of accommodating 239 people in one-berth cabins. Other ancillary facilities include office rooms, recreation rooms, meeting rooms, gymnasium and personal elevator.      
Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:09

Nov 16 - Wartsila Ship Design

  The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a state-of-the-art factory fishing trawler. The vessel will be unique in having the combined capabilities of twin trawling for many different fish species, having both conventional winching as well as pumping systems for bringing the catch onboard, and being able to process fish from other vessels. The ship is to be built in Kaliningrad at the Yantar shipyard for RK named after V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina), the owner. The 121 metres long vessel will feature a unique bow design that has undergone testing following computerised fluid dynamic calculations and simulations. The design offers enhanced performance. The ship will be part of the Russian Government’s investment programme for fleet renewal. Under a separate agreement, Wärtsilä has developed a concept that will enable the owner to apply for an extended quota for fishing in Far East waters. The ship will have more than 5000 cubic metres of storage capacity. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2023 and will operate in Russia’s Asian fishing grounds in the Okhots Sea.      
Thursday, 08 November 2018 13:49

Nov 9 - Stena Jutlandica

Stena Line’s Stena Jutlandica has successfully completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel. The conversion project on the Stena Jutlandica is being carried out in measured steps.  The first step underway is testing the switching to electrical power its effect on the vessel's maneuverability and power to the bow thrusters when the ship is in port.  The environmental savings from using battery power for reduced generator usage and maneuvering in port amounts to about 500 tons of fuel, 1,500 tons of CO2. This in turn corresponds to the annual emissions from approximately 600 cars.   Length:    182 m Draft:          6 m Builder:    Van der Giessen de Noord Speed:     21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) Capacity: 1,500 passengers; 550 cars; 2,100 lane meters Installed power:   4 × MAN B&W 9L 40/54 diesel engines Beam:      28 m (91 ft 10 in) The next round of tests will be connecting battery power to two of the four primary machines, which means that the Stena Jutlandica will be able to run on electrical power for about 10 nautical miles inside the Gothenburg archipelago out to Vinga Lighthouse. In step three, all four primary machines will be connected…
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