Ship of the Week

Friday, 05 June 2015 09:48

Jun 5 - Olympic Bibby

                                     Olympic Bibby On April 9 this year, Bibby Offshore celebrated the official naming ceremony of the subsea Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) light construction vessel Olympic Bibby at Kleven Shipyard in Norway.  She was ordered by Olympic Shipping and has been chartered by Bibby Offshore for a 3 year firm period, plus an options for two additional years.  She is the seventh vessel built by Kleven Verft for Olympic since 2011 to a Marin Teknikk 6021 design. LOA 87.8mBeam 19mGRT 4,500 tonsDWT 3,100 tonsInstalled power: 8790 ekWFitted with 60 tons SWK AHC subsea craneAccomodation for 68 personsROVs: Two (2) permanently installed Quasar Mk II Work Class ROVs, plus the option for 2 x Seaeye Lynx Inspection Class / Seaeye Cougar XT inspection Class ROVsClass: DNV, +1A1, SF, E0, Dynpos AUTR, DK(+), HELDK-SH, COMF-V(3), Clean Design, SPS, Crane, NAUT-OSV(A)      In the following video, the Olympic Bibby is seen entering the narrow Fosnavåg harbour for her naming ceremony on 9 April 2015. The entrance to the harbor is a 22 meters wide giving her only a meter and a half of clearance on either side: Bibby Line was…
Friday, 29 May 2015 10:15

May 29 - BTG Denali

                                                      BTG Denali Following her naming ceremony in Japan on April 17 the immaculately painted Kamsarmax bulk carrier BTG Denali was in Vancouver earlier this month on her maiden voyage for the loading of agricultural products at Vancouver Wharves. Owned and operated BTG Shipowning III Ltd.LOA 229mBeam 32.3mGRT 43,500 tonsDWT  81,014 MTHatches: 7 hydraulic side rollingPropulsion: MAN B & W 6S60ME-C8.2Speed 14.5 knots on 29 tons/day when loaded, 14 knots on 23 tons/day in ballast   BTG Denali is part of JMU’s energy saving ”G-series” of vessels.  Bulk Trading Group Limited (BTG) is a 50/50 joint venture between Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi AS (KGJS) and JP Morgan Global Maritime Investment Fund LP with KGJS acting as commercial and technical manager.  KGJS based in Bergen, Norway, is controlled by Mr. Hans Peter Jebsen and his family.  His brother Mr. Kristian Jebsen and his family holds a 51% controlling share of Gearbulk Shipping. 
Friday, 22 May 2015 00:07

May 22 - Viking Star

                   Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises Viking River Cruises, well known for its fleet of European River Cruise Boats has now entered the big league with the maiden voyage of the Viking Star, the first of three boutique ocean going cruise ships. The vessel was christened last week in Bergen on Norway’s Constitution Day, May 17.  Ms. Trude Drevland, Mayor of Bergen played the role of godmother in the presence of the legendry Torstein Hagen, company Chairman. From Bergen, the vessel sailed to Greenwich, Rouen, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Pula and Dubrovnik. Built by Fincantieri, Trieste, ItalyOwned and managed by Viking Ocean Cruises, CaliforniaLOA 228mBeam 29mGRT 47,800 tonsPropulsion: twin azipodsSpeed 20 knotsPassengers; 930, crew 600Sister ships: Viking Sea (2016) and Viking Sky (2017)    Viking Star’s ultra-modern Scandinavian design is consistent with that of Viking Cruises' river cruisers, and was intended to mix onboard elegance with a focus on destinations. As a relatively small cruise ship Viking Star is able to access most ports directly and thus facilitate efficient and trouble-free embarkation and debarkations. She also has a hydro-dynamically optimised streamlined hull and bow for maximum fuel efficiency. Viking’s cruise itineraries are designed with few…
Friday, 15 May 2015 10:23

May 15 - Marjorie C

                         Marjorie C – Pasha Hawaii Line A combination container/ro-ro (ConRo") vessel, Marjorie C is unique in the U.S. Mainland/Hawaii trade lane. Building on the success of the company’s first vessel in the Hawaii trade, M.V. Jean Anne, the new build Marjorie C, the largest vessel ever built at VT Halter in Pascagoula, Mississippi, formally entered service last week (May 7) with her first call at the Port of San Diego (below left). Built by VT Halter, Pascagoula, Mississippi to a Grimaldi designOwned and operated by Pasha HawaiiDelivered in 2015LOA 210.9mBeam 32.3mStern ramp capacity 350 tonsCrane capacity 40 tonsContainer capacity 1,400 TEUAuto capacity 1,100 unitsStanchion fee decksCost: Approximately $200 million   Last month the US Department of Justice has approved the $141.5M purchase of Horizon Lines' Hawaii business by the Pasha Group.As a consequence, Pasha will add Horizon’s four US flagged containerships to its Hawaii trade and will take control of subsidiaries Hawaii Stevedores and the California-based operations of Sea-Logix, a trucking and warehousing business. Pasha will also inherit Horizon’s Hawaii based employees. Marjorie C is named in honor of President and CEO George Pasha IV’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Catherine Ryan. The company is lead…
Friday, 08 May 2015 08:57

May 8 - Cunard's Royal Fleet

Something a little different this week. Cunard’s three Queens came together for only the fourth time ever in Southampton UK last weekend to kick off celebrations for the company’s 175th anniversary. An elaborate ceremony saw the company’s flagship Queen Mary 2, lead Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria out of Southampton into open water, the first time the three vessels have sailed together in daylight from Cunard’s home port. The ships arrived on the south coast over the weekend, each after completing their respective three month World Cruises before embarking on a summer of Transatlantic crossings, Mediterranean fly-cruises, Scandinavian and Southern European itineraries.        Queen Mary 2    Queen Victoria    Queen Elizabeth   Maiden voyage    2004 2007 2010 LOA 345m 294m 294m Beam 41m 32.3m 32.3m GRT 148,528 tons 90,049 tons 90,901 tons From Southampton, Queen Elizabeth headed to Hamburg,  Queen Victoria to Guernsey and Queen Mary 2 to New York.  On May 25 the three Queens will reunite for another spectacular event at Liverpool, sometimes referred to as the company’s spiritual home, during the UK’s late May Bank Holiday weekend. Cunard, now part of the Carnival Group, was founded in 1840, with Sir Samuel Cunard’s mail steamship RMS Britannia beginning…
Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:09

May 1 - CMA CGM Kerguelen

                                    CMA CGM Kerguelen CMA CGM Kerguelenwas delivered to CMA CGM on March 21, 2015 and at 17,722 TEU capacity is the CMA CGM group’s largest container ship to date. She is the first in a series of 6 vessels of the same size that will be delivered in 2015. On the vessel’s first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a fairly unique operation for the vessel with the allocation of 12 ship to shore gantry cranes which were simultaneously deployed to set a new record for one of the Group’s vessels – see above. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Island, South KoreaOwned and managed by CMA CGM MarseillesLOA 398mBeam 54mGRT 175,000 tonsDWT 185,000 tonsSummer draft 16mCapacity 17,722 TEU including 1254 reefer plugsEngine: MAN B&W 11S90ME-C9.2Registry: UK      Vessel features Electronic injection engine to considerably reduce fuel consumption of fuel (-3% on average) and for oil (-25%) Specifically adapted for slow-steaming by fitting the main engine with an exhaust by-pass system to improve energy efficiency at low loads, and thereby reducing fuel consumption by around 1.5% at slow speeds.…
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