• BW Offshore secures FPSO contract extension from Petrobras
    BW Offshore has entered into an agreement with Petrobras for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of FPSO . The FPSO has been working with Petrobras since 2009, and the latest contract will extend the firm working period to the second quarter of 2020. Last month, BW Offshore ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.04.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Petronas takes four Velesto jackups on one-year contracts
    Malaysia’s Velesto Energy subsidiary Velesto Drilling has been awarded contracts by Petronas for four of its jackup rigs. The charters are for one year, with one-year extension options, and are worth a total of around $105m. Naga 2, Naga 3, and Naga 5 have a commencement date in and around ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Gulf Drilling International awarded jackup contract at Al Shaheen
    Gulf International Services subsidiary Gulf Drilling International has been awarded a three-year drilling contract with North Oil Company for 2014-built jackup rig . The rig, which recently came off a five-year contract with Qatar Petroleum, will be used at North Oil Company’s development at the Al Shaheen oil field. William ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • 750 days after dramatic sinking, report finally published into Stellar Daisy’s hull failure
    It’s taken fully 750 days but finally over the Easter weekend the Marshall Islands flag issued its report into the sinking of the Stellar Daisy very large ore carrier, citing a catastrophic structural failure of the ship’s hull for the deadly disaster that killed 22 seafarers. The keenly awaited report ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Sam Chambers
  • MOL deploys augmented reality technology on tanker bridges
    The bridges of many of Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines’ (MOL) tankers are set to get the fighter jet treatment with augmented reality (AR) technology deployed. The futuristic navigation system has been developed with compatriot Furuno and is now being installed on 21 VLCCs, after a successful pilot last year on ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Hyundai LNG Shipping expands into LPG market with VLGC order
    Hyundai LNG Shipping, a joint venture between Korean private equity firm IMM and shiponwer HMM, has placed an order at Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of one 84,600 cu m very large gas carrier (VLGC). The vessel is the company’s first ever LPG carrier, and it has been fixed ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Cosco confirms order of ten newcastlemaxes
    China Cosco Shipping has officially signed shipbuilding contracts for the construction of up to ten 210,000 dwt newcastlemax bulkers at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry. The order, which is made up of eight firm vessels and two optional vessels, is Cosco’s first batch of newcastlemax newbuildings under a bauxite transportation deal ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Tag Offshore abandons its only tanker with 17 crew onboard
    Indian offshore service provider Tag Offshore is believed to have abandoned its 1991-built MR tanker along with its 17 crew. According to Indian local media, the ship has been anchored off Jawaharlal Nehru Port for more than 40 days. Tag Offshore is accused of not paying fuel bills to suppliers ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Last Golden Fortune Ship Management vessel to be sold by court
    Qingdao Maritime Court will hold an auction for the 2011-built MPP vessel via online platform Taobao on May 9. The 12,500 dwt vessel has been detained by the court due to the owner’s debt dispute with creditors. The starting price for the vessel in the auction is RMB33.098m ($4.93m), while ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Jason Jiang
  • Noble drillship awarded one-year contract by Esso
    Noble Corporation has been awarded a one-year contract by Esso for 2013-built drillship , according to the company’s latest fleet status report. The contract, at an undisclosed rate, will see the drillship used in Guyana from October 2019 through to October 2020. In the meantime, Noble Don Taylor has also been ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Samsung Heavy wins $963m FPSO contract
    South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries is celebrating winning a huge FPSO contract worth $963m. The yard revealed in a release it had won the order from an unspecified Asian company with the FPSO set to deliver in March 2022. Samsung Heavy has now won orders worth $2.3bn this year, including ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 21.04.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Atlantica tender rig extended by Petrobras
    Houston-headquartered Atlantica Tender Drilling has had an option exercised by Petrobras for 2013-built tender drilling rig . Petrobras has extended the rig by 180 days, bring the current contract from September 2019 through to March 2020. Founded in 2007, Atlantica has two semi-tender units in its fleet. Last month, it ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 21.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Seadrill semi-submersible terminated early by BP
    Seadrill’s limited liability company Seadrill Partners has received an early termination notice from BP for 2011-built semi-submersible rig . The rig has been on contract to BP in the Gulf of Mexico, and the termination is three months ahead of the scheduled end of the contract. West Capircorn was contracted ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 21.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Boskalis awarded Indonesian dredging contracts
    Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded two contracts in Indonesia for dredging work on the islands of Sulawesi and Java. On tSulawesi, Boskalis has been awarded a contract by construction company PT PP to assist with the expansion of the Makassar New Port container terminal. Boskalis will deploy a mega ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 20.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Saudi Aramco tipped to lead clean tanker charge
    As Saudi Aramco’s clientele increasingly faces east, its fleet needs are expected to change dramatically from dirty to clean tankers, according to the latest report from Alphatanker, part of AXS Marine. The lion’s share of Saudi crude is now exported to Asia rather than across the Atlantic. As a result ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 19.04.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Danish broker kickstarts commercial management business
    A famous name in Danish broking circles has entered the commercial management business, snagging his first ship. Cornerstone Maritime has been founded by Simon Toft, whose career includes time with Maersk Broker as well as leading his own brokerage, Casos Shipping, over the past five years. Cornerstone Maritime announced this ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 19.04.2019By Sam Chambers
  • Island Offshore vessel lands new Equinor agreement
    Island Offshore and TIOS, a company owned by TechnipFMC and Island Ofshore, have signed a new agreement with Equinor to continue as supplier of light well intervention services utilising . The vessel has been working for Equinor since 2009, and the new contract will commence in 2020 extending the existing ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 19.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • Sinotrans bulker rocked by explosion off Cornwall, three crew airlifted with burns
    Sinotrans-controlled post-panamax bulker was rocked by an explosion on Wednesday afternoon off the coast of Cornwall. The 2010-built vessel, owned and operated by China’s Sinotrans, was heading from Baltimore to Falmouth when the explosion occurred. Three crew members, all Chinese, were airlifted from the vessel and sent to the hospital ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 19.04.2019By Grant Rowles
  • D’Amico hit with $4m pollution fine in the US
    D’Amico Shipping Italia, company part of d’Amico Società di Navigazione group, admitted to dumping oily waste and other pollutants in American waters rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4m penalty and be placed on probation for four years. The Department of Justice said in ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 18.04.2019By Nicola Capuzzo
  • Kenny Rogers walks away from Aurora Tankers
    A well-known name in Singapore shipping circles has had a career change. Kenny Rogers, head of Aurora Tankers, part of the Tsao family-controlled IMC Group, stepped down today after eight years in the job. In a note to clients seen by Splash, Aurora executives noted: “Among [Rogers’] most notable achievements ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 18.04.2019By Sam Chambers
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