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PATROL VESSEL: Irish Navy’s playwright
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

The new Irish Patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61) in Dublin. Jehan AshmoreThe new Irish Patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61) in Dublin. Jehan Ashmore

The Irish Naval Service’s newest ship, the €50 million LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61), was christened by Caroline Murphy, niece of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, after whom the ship is named, at Dublin’s Liffey Quays, near the East Link Bridge, on 17 May.

The new offshore patrol vessel was also commissioned into the Naval Service, with Irish Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Enda Kenny, present together with representatives from Babcock Marine Appledore shipyard, which built the vessel. Babcock is currently building LÉ James Joyce, as the second ship in a contract totalling €108 million, due to enter service in 2015. The 90m vessel has been designed by STX Marine to handle harsh Atlantic seas, and replaces the oldest unit of Ireland’s eight-strong naval fleet, the 1978-built LÉ Emer. JA

 

 
New design: X-Bow accommodation
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

To be built to an Ulstein X-Bow design, the accommodation vessel CASCO Enabler will have installed power totalling 28,500kW to give DP3 capability and a service speed of 12 knots. UlsteinTo be built to an Ulstein X-Bow design, the accommodation vessel CASCO Enabler will have installed power totalling 28,500kW to give DP3 capability and a service speed of 12 knots. Ulstein

CASCO Offshore, a specialised accommodation subsidiary of the TMA Group, has contracted Holland’s Ulstein Sea of Solutions, part of the Ulstein Group, to design a 144.6m by 33m accommodation vessel that will be capable of housing up to 800 people.

To be named CASCO Enabler, the monohull vessel is to be delivered before the end of 2016. It will be unique among similar ships in that it will have separated areas for accommodation, common spaces and work areas, and will feature an internal atrium that will provide daylight to interior cabins. It will have a free-standing funnel completely removed from the accommodation area to reduce noise. For rig access it will be equipped with a telescopic gangway. JS

 

 
Noble Caledonia: Fleet boosted to three
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:21

The 4,200gt Sea Explorer (1991) will take up a new role with Noble Caledonia.The 4,200gt Sea Explorer (1991) will take up a new role with Noble Caledonia.

Cruise company Noble Caledonia have increased their fleet to three vessels with the acquisition of Sea Explorer (1991), which will join Island Sky and Caledonian Sky later this year. All three vessels were formerly part of the Renaissance Cruises fleet. With the acquisition of Sea Explorer, Noble Caledonia now operates the former Renaissance VI, VII and VIII.

Demand for voyages aboard Island Sky and Caledonian Sky has seen over 90 per cent of capacity sold to early 2016, so the addition of Sea Explorer will enable Noble Caledonia to meet the current high demand for cruises.
Noble Caledonia is best known for expedition and small ship cruising, serving the UK market since the early 1990s. The company will use its new acquisition to expand cruises in Scotland, Norway, Iceland and, in the future, Spitsbergen. Sea Explorer, formerly Island Sun and Corinthian II, will join the Noble Caledonia fleet in October, and in early 2016, after a refit, she will begin cruising, starting with voyages around Scotland.

 

 
NEWBUILD: New coasters in demand
Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:19

Two Damen Combi Freighters 3850 (Noordvliet and Zuidvliet) and the Damen Combi Coaster 2500 MV Anita have recently been delivered by Damen Shipyards Bergum in the Dutch province of Friesland as the market for smaller vessels enjoys a revival. The specialised yard, part of Damen Shipyards Group, builds vessels in the 8200, 2500 and 3850 series. The Combi Freighters 3850 Noordvliet and Zuidvliet have already been deployed in regular service from the Baltic States to the Black Sea, transporting project-specific, bulk and non-bulk cargoes.

The Damen Combi Coaster 2500 MV Anita (pictured), a sea/river vessel, has been chartered by Vertom USC Holding, a Rotterdam-based tramp shipping agency. Among other things, Anita can transport 54TEU, or a total of 2,500 tonnes of dry bulk goods, steel, or other types of cargo.

 

 
Tankers: Merger deal completed
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

Deployed on CSAV Ecuador Express service, the 4,253TEU CSAV Laraquete (2010) is one of CSAV’s 51 vessels that would be included in the merger. Andrew McAlpineDeployed on CSAV Ecuador Express service, the 4,253TEU CSAV Laraquete (2010) is one of CSAV’s 51 vessels that would be included in the merger. Andrew McAlpine

Hamburg-based container line Hapag-Lloyd AG and Chilean Line Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have agreed to merge their container operations subject to approval of regulatory bodies. The combined entity will become the world’s fourth largest container line, behind Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co and CMA CGM.

Hapag-Lloyd operate 151 ships and CSAV have 50, so the new company’s fleet would be around 201 ships with a combined capacity of a million teu. The new company will have a global market share of 5.6 per cent, with sales of €9 billion (US$12.4 billion) and an annual transport volume of 7.5 million teu. The main shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd are the City of Hamburg (36.9 per cent), Kühne Maritime (28.2 per cent), and TUI (22 per cent). Founded in 1872, CSAV, one of the oldest shipping companies, is Latin America’s largest shipping company, and also specialises in bulk, car and reefer transport. AM

 
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