Category archives for: Vessels

GeoSea Begins 3rd Round of Foundation Installation on Westermost Rough

GeoSea Begins 3rd Round of Foundation Installation on Westermost Rough

With the departure of the installation vessel INNOVATION from the port Aalborg, GeoSea has now started the 3rd  foundation installation cycle on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. INNOVATION has loaded 5 large monopiles and transition pieces of the next installation cycle in the port of Aalborg, which are currently transported across the North Sea […]

Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

The work on Polarcus Naila, a 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel, at the Shipdock Amsterdam, a part of Damen Shipyard Group, is well underway. The vessel arrived in February at the Shipdock Amsterdam for its six-week conversion into a Special Purpose Ship. The conversion and repairs of the ship are supposed to last about 35 days, according to Flip van […]

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

The number of dead people in a South Korean incident, in which „Sewol“ ferry sank, rose to 28. According to the latest reports the ferry sank completely on Friday, leaving around 270 people missing. The ferry sank offshore Jeju island in South Korea. The reasons of the incident are still unknown. As CNN reports, three […]

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) regarding participation in the Chikyu Program over the next ten years from 2014 to 2024 under the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The memorandum includes actions promoting cooperation between JAMSTEC and ANZIC such […]

Gardline Completes Deep Water Environmental Survey for BP

Gardline Completes Deep Water Environmental Survey for BP

Gardline Environmental Limited, part of the marine specialists Gardline Marine Sciences Limited, through WAW International, were awarded, at the end of 2013, a contract to undertake Environmental and MetOcean surveys in South Eastern Mediterranean by BP. Gardline’s survey vessel, the M/V Ocean Observer, mobilised in Malta just before Christmas in order to complete a 25 day […]

Nine People Dead and Hundreds Missing in Ferry Incident

Nine People Dead and Hundreds Missing in Ferry Incident

Search and rescue operations related to the sunken ferry “Sewol” are still ongoing offshore the South Korean island of Jeju. The incident occurred yesterday with 475 people on board the vessel, most of them being high school students. Until now nine people were found dead, and 179 rescued, leaving nearly 300 missing, Reuters reported. The […]

GCGG’s Duke Vessel Bags New Seismic Contracts

GCGG’s Duke Vessel Bags New Seismic Contracts

Gardline CGG’s M/V Duke has been awarded three contracts for 2D seismic survey and geochemical sampling with major companies in Australia and South East Asia. The contracts have a combined duration of approximately 100 days and an estimated value of USD 10 million. Startup is expected around late May with the projects spread throughout the […]

PHOTO: SHI Delivers Maersk Valiant Drillship to Maersk Drilling

PHOTO: SHI Delivers Maersk Valiant Drillship to Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. Maersk Valiant is the second in […]

Total Hires Saipem for Kaombo FPSO Work Offshore Angola

Total Hires Saipem for Kaombo FPSO Work Offshore Angola

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total value of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth more than $3 billion, and is an EPCI  for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO) for the Kaombo Field […]

Ferry Sinks Offshore South Korea Leaving Two People Dead

Ferry Sinks Offshore South Korea Leaving Two People Dead

A ferry named “Sewol“ carrying over 400 people on board sank in the vicinity of the South Korean island of Jeju. According to the latest report from BBC, two people have died, at least 13 were injured and the search is ongoing for the missing persons. The passengers on the ship were mainly high school […]







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