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Friday, July 19, 2019

HMS Warrior

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 12, 2011

The HMS Warrior was the world’s first iron-hull, armor-plated warship. It was also one of the largest ships of its time when launched in 1860. Iron hull ships were relatively new when the Warrior was built. Likewise, armor-plating had been brought…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

Petrobras Expands CENPES Research Center

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 12, 2010

With the expansion the complex on Fundão Island will occupy more than 300 thousand m² making it one of the largest centers of applied research in the world. There will be various laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of Petrobras’ business areas…

One Small Step for the TWIC Program?

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 30, 2010

Last week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its list of TWIC Readers that have successfully completed the Initial Capability Evaluation (ICE) to include an additional hand-held reader. This brings the total of portable…

Drill Ship Construction Boom in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on September 14, 2010

Petrobras alone is responsible for ordering a total of 28 drill ships of which 9 have already gone through the tendering process and will soon start being built. Transocean is building 9 drill ships at international shipyards, including the Petrobras 10…

DOF Clinches Major Vessel Charter Contracts with Petrobras

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on August 11, 2010

Norskan Offshore do Brazil, a subsidiary of DOF ASA has been awarded four, 8 years contracts with Petrobras for large AHTS vessels. Two of the charter contracts are for new build numbers 26 and 27 to be built at the STX Promar yard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Plenty of business to go around in Asia’s cruise industry

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 4, 2009

In a blog post a couple of months ago, I expressed doubt that the cruise business would ever take off in Hong Kong considering how long the three-legged government tortoises were taking to build a new terminal. Not so, said Wallem Shipping (HK) director Simon Doughty.

SOVIET SUPERYACHTS IN THE SNOW

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on November 14, 2009

Not much gets past my Rottweiler Spam Filter. But no matter how many times I classify the sender as “SAFE”, messages from the NRA (National Rifle Association) somehow always have to be rescued. Conversely, once in a while my faithful spam filter…