Video: Moorings Connected to Prelude FLNG

By MarEx 2017-08-18 13:48:46

The mooring chains for Shell’s giant Prelude FLNG have all been connected, marking the completion of the first phase of her installation and commissioning. Prelude was built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea, and was partially commissioned prior to her departure. She is the largest floating offshore facility ever built and is among the world's largest vessels by displacement. Three tugs towed

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China Raises Temperature Again in Spratly Islands

By MarEx 2017-08-18 20:33:40

[By Euan Graham] Something significant is happening in the South China Sea. Philippine media has reported that, over the past week, a flotilla of Chinese fishing...


South Korean Yards Top Order Backlog

By MarEx 2017-08-18 19:53:16

South Korea's three major shipyards, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries, have retained their top global...


Seven Shipping Firms Implicated in Petrobras Scandal

By MarEx 2017-08-18 19:31:26

Brazilian prosecutors have expanded the sweeping "Lava Jato" investigation into corruption at state oil firm Petrobras, and are now looking at two alleged...


Tanker Market: Third Quarter Earnings have Floundered

By MarEx 2017-08-18 19:17:53

The third quarter 2017 tanker market is proving vexatious for owners still struggling with the effects of fleet oversupply. But in its latest monthly forecast, Maritime...


Photo of the Week: Star Wars?

By MarEx 2017-08-18 19:03:57

From a distance, GE’s wind turbine factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, looks like a the galactic carpark. Over the last few months, it has been slowly filling up with...


Australia Gets New Under-Ice AUV

By MarEx 2017-08-18 18:15:09

The University of Tasmania's Australia Maritime College (AMC) has named its new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), capable of diving up to 5,000 metres, operating...


The PLA Navy in the Baltic: A View from Kiel

By CIMSEC 2017-08-18 18:11:04

[By Sebastian Bruns and Sarah Kirchberger] On 19 July 2017, after a long transit through the Indian Ocean and around the European continent, a three-ship People’s...


U.S. Navy Releases Initial Report on Fitzgerald Collision

By MarEx 2017-08-18 16:45:07

On Thursday, the U.S. Navy released a preliminary report into the events following the collision of the container ship ACX Crystal with the destroyer USS Fitzgerald on...

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