Ship of the Week

Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:45

Mar 27 - Cielo d'Italia

                         Cielo d’Italia On February 3 2015, the d’Amico Group took delivery of the Handy-Cape type vessel, described as the largest and most innovative ship in the history of the well known Italian ship owner. On assuming delivery, Mr. Cesare d’Amico, Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico Societa di Navigazione SpA,commented “today we celebrate the delivery and naming of the largest ship in the history of our company which further consolidates our leading position among the youngest and most innovative fleets all over the world. The extraordinary commitment to seek an even higher level of safety, environmental awareness and performance, shared with an absolutely reliable partner such as Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation, today allows us to deliver on the market a ship with unique features that sets new standards for the future of shipping in this segment.” Built by Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation’s shipyard in Mizushima 2015LOA 245mBeam 43mDraft 15.35mGRT 63,087 tonsDWT 116,900 tonsSpeed 13.5 knots on 27 tons/day in ballast, 13,5 knots on 35.5 tons/day loaded7 holds/hatches – gearlessSister vessel to be delivered Q1 2016   The vessel is described as being capable of reducing consumption and emissions by 20%, compared to other…
Friday, 20 March 2015 00:09

Mar 20 - Nexus

                    Nexus – cable laying ship The new Van Oord owned cable-laying shipNexuswas christened in early March by Mrs J. Damen-Carli, the wife of Mr Kommer Damen, chairman of Damen Shipyards Group.  This highly specialized vessel is designed to connect the extensive array of power cables inherent to offshore wind farms. Built by Damen Shipyard, Galata, RumaniaOwned and managed by Van Oord, Gorinchem, The NetherlandsLOA 123mBeam 27mGRT 8,650 tonsDWT 8,400 tonsAccommodation for 90 crew and technical staff    Nexus is equipped with a 5,000 ton rated cable carrousel and a 100-ton rated main crane. The first project for Nexus will be the Gemini offshore wind park that will be built 85km off the coast of Groningen, The Netherlands. The construction phase has started and will be fully operational in 2017. The 600MW wind park will consist of 150 wind turbines with a capacity of 4MW each and designed to deliver electricity to more than 1.5 million people. Van Oord is involved in the Gemini project as a 10% shareholder and as the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor. The EPC contract encompasses supplying and installing the foundations, the entire electrical infrastructure, including…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:18

Mar 13 - Britannia

                              P&O Cruises - Britannia The new P&O cruise ship Britannia arrived last weekend at her home port of Southampton UK in preparation for her naming by Her Majesty the Queen ahead of her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean which begins tomorrow (March 14). She is the largest cruise ship designed and built specifically for the ever growing UK cruise market. Britannia’s bow is painted with a 94 meter long version of the Union Flag which is the trade-mark change of livery for the entire P&O fleet along with a switch from traditional buff colored funnels to a new blue design. Built by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, ItalyOwned Carnival CorpprationOperated by P&O CruisesOrdered 2011, laid down May 2013, delivered February 2014LOA 330mBeam 44mGRT 141,000 tonsPropulsion: Wärtsilä 12V46F x 2 & Wärtsilä 14V46F x 2 & Propulsion Electric Motors - 2 x VEM Sachsenwerk GMBHSpeed 22 knotsPassengers 4324 & 1398 crewCost £473 million   Capable of carrying more than 3,600 passengers and 1,350 crew, Britannia has 15 passenger decks, 13 bars and 13 restaurants. She also boats a three-tier atrium, a 936-seater theatre, four swimming pools, and a multi-million pound art…
Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:19

Mar 6 - Woolloomooloo

            Woolloomooloo – Panamax bulkcarrier You have to love the name. Just arrived last night to load grain is the Panamax bulk carrier Woolloomooloo, named after a former docklands suburbof Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  The spelling of Woolloomooloo is derived from the name of the first homestead in the area, Wolloomooloo House, built by an early land owner.  One theory is that the name is derived from Wallamullah, meaningplace of plenty, an alternative theory being that the name comes from the aboriginal word Wallabahmullah, meaning a young black kangaroo. The second sounds more interesting. Built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Shanghai in 2011Owned and operated by Tms Bulkers, AthensLOA 224mBeam 32.2mGRT 41,254 tonsDWT 76,064 MTFlag: American Samoa      TMS Bulkers, TMS Dry and TMS Tankers are all controlled by well regarded Greek ship owners Mr. George Economou, one of the country’s owners with almost 100 ships at 14 million tons DWT. In addition the company owns Ocean Rig, a drillship operation with two fifth generation semi-submersible drill rigs and seven ultra deep water drill ships. Mr. Economou has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dryships Inc. since its incorporation in 2004. He is also member of…
Friday, 27 February 2015 07:12

Feb 27 - R/V Investigator

              R/VInvestigator – new Australian research vessel RV Investigator is an Australian mariner research vessel designed by RALion (joint venture between Robert Allan Ltd. and Alion Science and Technology).  She is owned and managed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO), through Australia's Marine National Facility, with its operations funded by the Australian Government to undertake oceanographic, geosciences, ecosystem and fisheries research.  In 2011, Teekay Australia successfully won the tender for the design and build of the vessel and signed a contract for the work with Sembawang Shipyard. Built by Sembwang Shipyard, SingaporeOrdered in 2011, commissioned in December 2014LOA 93.9mBeam 18.5mGRT 6,082 tonsPropulsion Diesel Electric incorporating 3 x 9 Cylinder Diesel MaK 9M25C Generators (3000 kW each), 2 reversible electric propulsion motors (2600 kW each) driving two slow-speed fixed-pitch propellersComplement: 20 crew and up to 40 scientistsSpeed 12 knotsPort of Registry Hobart, TasmaniaCost A$120 million      The RV Investigator is able to accommodate up to 40 scientists, go to sea for up to 60 days at a time and spend up to 300 days of the year at sea on research voyages.  Special features of the ship are a "gondola", similar to a winged keel, mounted 1.2 m below the hull, and…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 22:57

Feb 20 - Stena Impression

            Stena Impression - IMOIIMAX MR Tanker After recently featuring one of the Stena’s impressive fleet of ferries, this week we feature one of the company’s equally impressive investments in Medium Range (MR) product tankers. Stena Impression is a Medium Range tanker owned by a 50/50 joint venture between Stena Bulk and Golden Agri (GAR). She is the first of 10 so called IMOIIMAX tankers ordered in 2012 which will trade in Stena Weco’s global logistics systems, which already employ some 50 vessels. Her naming ceremony took place earlier this month (February 4) alongside the Singapore cruise terminal (pictures below). Her sister vessels are due for delivery between now and 2017. Stena Bulk’s offices in Houston, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore will be responsible for their operation and chartering while Northern Marine Management will be responsible for technical management. Built by Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI)Owned and operated by Stena BulkLOA 183mBeam 32mGRT 29,666 tonsDWT 49,776 MT The IMOIIMAX chemical tanker is a 50,000 DWT MR tanker designed to ship vegetable oils, and chemicals as well as clean and dirty petroleum products. The vessel is equipped with 18 tanks of equal size, each with a…
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