Ship of the Week

Friday, 21 June 2019 14:19

Jun 21 - Island Regent

  Yesterday Island Tug and Barge, a subsidiary of Tidewater Canada, christened its new custom-built state-of-the-art articulating tug, the Island Regent.  The structure and hull of the coastal tug was built at ITB's Annacis Island facility along the Fraser River and was completed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, WA.   The tug is designed and constructed for bulk fuel transport on the Canadian and US West Coast and is the second of three tugs planned.  The sister tug, Island Raider, pictured in the right photo, was launched less than a year ago, marking the first new coastal ATB in their fleet in 15 years. Designed by:     Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, BCDimensions:      25 m (width) x 12.5 m (length)Draft:                 3.2 mHeight:              12.2 m The Island Regent is equipped with Z-drive, enabling a 25 percent fuels savings and 11 percent trip time savings.  The Island Regent will be paired with the 25,000 barrel double-hulled petroleum tank barge, ITB Reliant.
Friday, 14 June 2019 11:16


  The Maersk Transporter is a tug actively working with the Ocean Cleanup initiative, removing plastic from our oceans. She is currently anchored at Duncan Bay to pick up her new floating system and will then move on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   GT: 4678 DWT: 3507 Flag: Denmark Built: 2009  
Friday, 07 June 2019 13:21


  Seaspan Shipyards launched the CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier this week. It is the second largest non-combat vessel to be designed and built under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy. The boat features four science labs and state of the art acoustic survey equipment. The vessel measures 63.4 metres, and the bow features an ice-strengthened hull which is capable of operating in areas of thin ice. The vessel will soon begin the journey to its home port in Dartmouth, N.S. and is expected to join the coast guard after completing its sea trials.    
Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:43

May 31 - Ural

Built:               2020Type:              IcebreakerTonnage:        33540 gtLength:           173 mWidth:               34 mSpeed:              21 kn Russia has launched another nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of a program designed improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential by renewing and expanding its fleet of vessels. The ship, the Ural, is one of three Project 22220 icebreakers that when completed will be the largest, most powerful icebreakers in the world. The Ural is due to be handed over to Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom in 2022.  The ship was constructed by the Baltic Shipyards in St Petersberg and is designed to be crewed by 75 people and will be able to cut through ice up to around 3 metres thick.  Along with sister ships Arktika and Sabir, Russia is looking for the vessels to support what is calls the Northern Sea Route.  This route would bypass Europe, Africa and Asia altogether, cutting a long expensive shipping route down, and would be easy for Russia to control.                
Friday, 24 May 2019 10:09

May 24 - Universal Leader

  Vessel Type:              TankerYear Built:                   2019Gross Tonnage:         156331Summer DWT:            299981 tLength:                        336 mBreadth:                      60 m   The Universal Leader is the first among the five ships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) under a contract signed between HMM and DSME in September 2017. HMM will receive a total of five ships from DSME at an interval of two months until September of this year. The five vessels are loaded with scrubbers in preparation for the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s regulations on sulfur oxides which will be implemented starting next year. On May 20th HMM also launched its new Corporate Identity (CI) to reflect its vision and ambition to take a leap forward to the bright future.                                 The new CI features a pride of Korea’s national flagship carrier as well as an intuitive grasp of shipping business. The blue…
Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:42

May 17 - Jacob Oldendorff

    Photo of the Jacob Oldendorff loading at the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. The Jacob Oldendorff is on her maiden voyage after being delivered to Oldendorff Carriers from Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Ship Engineering Co Ltd (Dacks) in China. Oldendorff Carriers is a privately owned German shipping company owning about 100 bulk carriers and operating an additional 600 bulk carriers. The Jacob Oldendorff is a 61,500-tdw ultramax bulk carrier with a length of 199.9 metres and a beam of 32.24 metre and 4 x 30 ton cranes. Fitted with a B&W fuel-efficient main engine and fuel saving devices, the Jacob Oldendorff adds to the modern “eco” vessels in the Oldendorff fleet.  
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