Top News of the Week April 1 – 6, 2013
Early this morning, the work started on Giglio Island to install platform no. 1, the biggest subsea base which, with the other 5 subsea platforms, will provide a safe supporting structure for the Costa Concordia wreck after it is rotated into a vertical position (“parbuckling”, as this is known).
Marine Assets Corporation (MAC Offshore) has announced the successful launching of the CSS OLYMPIA at the Liya Pingtan Shipyard, a yard under the management of Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, the People’s Republic of China.
Norwegian Cruise Line on Friday announced that the line’s newest and most innovative ship to date, Norwegian Breakaway, successfully completed her technical and nautical sea trials which took place off the coast of Norway and Denmark. Over the course of several days beginning on March 25, Norwegian Breakaway underwent a series of stringent tests to assess various nautical and technical elements, including the ship’s speed, maneuverability, and more.
U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked onboard the U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 completed on March 30th the removal of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef.
DSME of South Korea said that on 28th March. Hull No. 2288. a 159,800 CBM LNG carrier ordered by Maran Gas Maritime Inc. was named ‘Woodside Rogers’ at Quay F.I by Ms. Jan Rogers, spouse of Mr. Bill Rogers who is the former Chairman of Woodside Energy Ltd.