Chesapeake launches first of four sisters for Vane; U.S. seizes sanctions-busting North Korean bulker

May 10th
May 10, 2019 — Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md., has launched the tug Salisbury, the first in a series of four sister vessels being built for Vane Brothers. The new tug is a Subchapter M compliant push tug, designed, as well as built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding & Naval Architects. Construction of the Salisbury was completed in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s new hull fabrication buildings and delivery of the tug will be in July, 2019.

U.S. seizes sanctions-busting North Korean bulker

The United States has seized a sanctions-busting North Korean bulker not on the high seas, but through the filing of a civil forfeiture complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Vard explores concepts for Canadian Coast Guard future fleet

Vancouver, B.C., based Vard Marine, Inc. reports that the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded it an engineering services contract to explore concepts for the Coast Guard’s future fleet renewal program.

Wiernicki demystifies digital

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki explored the transformational potential of digital technologies in the offshore industries at this year’s OTC event in Houston.Conference 2019.
Keppel FELS to build North Sea offshore wind converter station

A consortium consisting of Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS and Stavanger, Norway, based Aibel AS, has secured a contract from grid operator TenneT Offshore GmbH for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a 900 MW offshore HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) converter station and an onshore converter station.
Damen wins order from Hamburg operator for ASD 2411 tug

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Germany’s Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & Co. KG for the supply of an ASD Tug 2411, to be named Jan.