A warship formerly operated by China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been commissioned into service with the Sri Lankan Navy. The 111.7- by 12.4-metre Type 053 frigate formerly known as Tongling now sails as SLNS Parakramabahu following its formal entry into Sri Lankan service on August 22. The ..
The US Navy has successfully completed acceptance trials of the future USNS Puerto Rico, the 11th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel designed and built by Austal USA. The trials, conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, had integrated formal builder’s trials with acceptance trials. Austal said in a ..
Cemre Shipyard has launched a new double-ended Ro-Pax ferry for Fjord1. Upon entering service in the first quarter of 2020, the ferry will operate along Fjord1’s Sandvika-Edøya route. The hull is set to be towed to Havyard’s facilities in Leirvik for fitting out, testing, and completion.
The stand-off between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels off Vanguard Bank, situated southeast of Vietnam, in the South China Sea (SCS) continues. At least 10 ships are now active in the area, monitoring the activities of both the Chinese geological survey ship Haiying Dizhi 8, which has recently returned to the scene after a ..
The crew of the US Coast Guard Sentinel-class cutter Robert Ward has arrived at its homeport of San Pedro near Los Angeles with approximately 1.27 tonnes of cocaine seized during patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cocaine, worth an estimated US$38.5 million, was seized by the crews of Robert Ward and another coast ..
Danish shipowner Monjasa has acquired full ownership of five tankers with a total deadweight of 37,500 tonnes. All five tankers will be deployed for continued bunker operations in the company’s core markets in the Arabian Gulf, West Africa, and the Panama Canal. Monjasa took delivery of the first two tankers in Dubai ..
HamiltonJet recently signed a multi-year, multi-boat project to supply waterjets to the Taiwan Coast Guard for new coastal patrol vessels. To mark the new relationship a ..
Towage provider Kotug Seabulk Maritime (KSM) recently welcomed the 14.6-metre line handler Capt. Leroy (pictured) and the 15.2-metre catamaran KSM ..
The Andrews Labor Government has introduced legislation that will remove the ten remaining Gippsland Lakes fishing access licences.