Ship of the Week

Friday, 04 January 2019 14:46

Jan 4 - Virginiaborg

The Virginiaborg became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2019, by crossing the downstream limits of the Port at Sorel on January 2, at 3:50 a.m. Captain Volodymyr of Yurchenko was awarded the famous Gold-Headed Cane by Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO, Sylvie Vachon. The Gold-Headed Cane is awarded each year to the Master of the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover. This ceremony will mark the 180th anniversary of this great tradition in the shipping community. The Virginiaborg is a bulk carrier operated by Wagenborg Shipping and represented in Montreal by the Lower St-Lawrence Ocean Agencies Ltd. The Virginiaborg left the Port of Porsgrunn, Norway, on December 20.   
Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:29

Dec 21 - Atlantic Star

Photo credit:  Florent Van Otterdyk   Type:               Ro-Ro/Container CarrierYear Built:        2015Tonnage:         100430Length:            296mBreadth:           27.6mSpeed:             18 knots   The Atlantic Star is one of five G4 class series combination roll-on/roll off container ships (ConRO) which are operated by Atlantic Container Line. The vessel is powered by a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex68D two-stroke diesel engine, which is under license from Hudong Heavy Machinery Company. The Atlantic Star has seven decks for Ro-Ro cargo alongside a 3,807 TEU capacity for containers. As opposed to regular ConRO structures, which load containers above-deck and Ro-Ro freight underneath with the superstructure situated aft, G4 vessels carry containers at the bow through the entire depth of the hull, with Ro-Ro cargo space amidships in and beneath the superstructure. On the Atlantic Star the Ro-Ro decks are higher (up to 7.4 meters) with fewer columns, enabling easier loading and discharge of oversized cargo. To maintain the best possible speed in North Atlantic weather conditions, a vertical stem bow was chosen, rather than the typical bulbous bow.        
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:54

Dec 14 - Magda

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has been awarded a two-year fixed contract for the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) built in 2015, NAO Viking. Commencement will be about mid-December 2018. The contract also grants the customer two one-year optional periods after the initial firm period.  NAO Viking” will be operating primarily in the North Sea for a first class company.  LOA:        82 mBeam:     18 mGRT:       3515 Built:        2016
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:40

Dec 7 - Jawan

Jawan is a Panama-flagged livestock carrier was recently detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after experiencing stability issues after her departure from the Port of Portland, Australia.  The vessel, bound for Muscat, Oman, was carrying 4,327 breed stock cattle. It has been reported to the Port of Portland that there are no injuries to the cattle or any personnel on board and that the cattle are in good health and will be returned to the feedlot.  Built:         2003 Length:     134 m Beam:       19.4 mGRT:         11947 DWT:         8372        
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:31

Nov 30 - Folgefonn

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution. In an unprecedented operation, in the presence of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the system was further tested on the ferry Folgefonn, this time for full dock-to-dock capability, with the autonomous operation being utilised uninterrupted for the entire route, visiting all three ports serviced by the ship. The 85-metre ferry was able to leave the dock, manoeuvre out of the harbour, sail to the next port of call, manoeuvre through the harbour entrance, and dock alongside the terminal – all without human intervention. It is believed to be the first ever attempt at fully automated dock-to-dock operation, in complete hands-off mode, for a vessel of this size. Type: Full Electric Ferry HybridDuty: Passenger and Automobile FerryOwner: NorledLocation: NorwayYard: Retrofit Energy Storage System ESSPack: 221 x 6.5 kWhCapacity: 1.4 MWhBus Voltage: 800 VDCPartners: Norled, Wärtsilä, Corvus Energy Folgefonn has a full-scale electric propulsion system includes house power and shore-based fast charge energy storage. The vessel is a refit of an existing 30 year old vessel.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:28

Nov 23 - Lewek Constellation

  Year Built 2013Length 178 mBreadth 46 mTonnage 48949Deadweight 32000 tSpeed 12.5 knots   Lewek Constellation is a multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra deep-water pipelaying and lifting capabilities. The vessel features three AQUA-SEP Series 3 water makers with a combined production capacity of 180t a day. A helideck measuring 27.5m x 277.5m, suitable for Sikorsky S-92 and S-61N is also featured in the vessel. The Lewek Constellation is capable of accommodating 239 people in one-berth cabins. Other ancillary facilities include office rooms, recreation rooms, meeting rooms, gymnasium and personal elevator.      
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