Top News of the Week March 31 – April 5, 2014

Top News of the Week March 31 - April 5, 2014

Two Missing after Ship Collision off Spain

Singapore-flagged car carrier Baltic Breeze collided with a Spanish fishing vessel near the Port of Vigo, Spain Tuesday morning.

Universal Marine Orders Four Boxships

Dutch shipper Universal Marine has placed an order, its biggest yet, for four 2,350 TEU containerships to be built at Sainty Marine Corp. Ltd.

World’s First ‘Oblique’ Icebreaker Returns from Sea Trials

The innovative multi-purpose salvage ice class ship ‘Baltika’ returned to the port of Helsinki on 30 March 2014, after the second stage of sea trials.

The Girls Who Found Themselves at Sea…(Part 1)(Part 2)

or most of us, the image that springs to mind when we picture an officer on an offshore pipelay or support vessel is not that of a 20-something woman. Well, the marine industry has traditionally been rather a male bastion, but there are many female officers too – and the numbers are getting larger every year. It turns out the old myths that a woman on board a ship is bad luck just simply aren’t true.

Ulstein Enters New Market with Ocean Going Tugs

Ulstein has sold design and equipment packages for four ocean going tugs to Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair in Japan. The vessels will be built for the Dutch company ALP Maritime Services.



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