Rolls-Royce packages ordered for two more Chellsea PSVs
March 24, 2014—Rolls-Royce will provide integrated design and equipment packages for two more offshore supply vessels to be built at COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd in China for Singapore based Chellsea Group. The Rolls-Royce UT 771 WP platform supply vessels features the striking wave piercing bow designed to pierce through waves in rough seas, making it possible to keep a more constant speed, reduce fuel consumption and increase on board safety.
Schumer urges funding of three new ferries for New York
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) is urging the federal government to provide $267 million in funding for a New York City Department of Transportation plan to build three new 4,500-passenger ferries, as well as upgrade existing ferry terminals in Staten Island and Manhattan to better withstand flooding and add barge-based ferry landings that can be moved around the city in cases of emergency.
Houston Ship Channel closed by spill
At approximately 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from the captain of the 585-foot Liberian-flag bulk carrier Summer Wind, reporting a collision between the Summer Wind and a barge, containing 924,000 gallons of fuel oil, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan.
MHI to record huge loss on AIDA cruise ships
The two cruise ships that Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is building for AIDA Cruises may come out of the shipyard emblazoned with AIDA’s kissy face grins, but bean counters at the Japanese shipbuilder aren’t smiling.
Maersk Drilling names giant jack-up
The Maersk Intrepid is the first in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs to enter Maersk Drilling’s rig fleet—the four jack-up rigs represent a total investment of $2.6 billion.