Seajacks International made a deal with Samsung Heavy Industries to create world's biggest and most innovative offshore wind farm installation vessel which will be named Seajacks Scyla. The new machine is designed according to demands for UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the North West European markets.
The vessel will be with 1,500 tonne leg-encircling crane, incorporate useable deck space in excess of 5000m2, and have over 8000t of available variable load. The speed of sailing is planned to be 12 knots and the vessel will be able to install components in the water at depth og up to 65m.
Seajacks is a offshore contractor that provide services to the offshore wind and oil and gas industries.
Blair Ainslie, CEO of the Seajacks Group, explained: "Seajacks Scylla is a significant milestone for Seajacks and for the offshore wind industry. She is a Round 3 vessel and is more technically advanced than any other installation vessel that we see on the market today.
"Drawing on our extensive experience, and based on feedback from discussions with clients across the supply chain, the design of Seajacks Scylla has been developed to meet the installation needs of jumbo-monopiles, jackets and turbines of future wind farms in deeper waters and further from shore.
"We are delighted to be working with a top tier shipbuilder in Samsung Heavy Industries. Samsung are recognized as a premier offshore shipyard who have a reputation of delivering a first class product. We are therefore confident that Scylla will be of the highest quality and certain that she will be delivered on time for the commencement of UK Round 3.
Harris Lee, Vice President of the Samsung Heavy Industries, said: "We are also pleased to be working with Seajacks, a leading offshore installation contractor. Since Scylla will be the most technically advanced unit in the sector, we will put our utmost effort into both the design and construction phases to ensure the best quality and performance of vessel. We are viewing the Wind Power market very positively and are therefore optimistic about the optional vessels."
10 seamen were rescued from a new-built Indian-flagged cargo vessel
following an engine failure on its maiden voyage, which left the cargo ship stuck off
the Konkan coast in India.
According to the India's press release the damaged MV Shri Jayate cargo ship reported an engine
failure and stuck Sunday evening off the coast of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra in India .
“The cargo ship suffered an engine failure when it was approximately 2,7 nautical miles off the coast,” a police official reported. “Later, it drifted and is now stuck around 1 nautical mile from
the coast in the Arabian Sea. With help from fishermen, we saved all
the crew members safely.” The official added that the new cargo vessel was on its way
to being delivered to clients in Kolkata.
The damaged cargo vessel MV Shri Jayate began its sailing from Vasai and had travelled
about 135 nautical miles before its engine failed.
There have been no reports of pollution or injuries from this accident.
Australian war vessel HMAS Newcastle evacuated 2 badly-burned Filipino seafarers from the disabled tanker vessel.
The injured seafarers from the Liberian-registered merchant tanker ship Perla, were heavily burned during a machinery fire in the engine room that left the tanker powerless, adrift and vulnerable to pirate attack.
Rough seas conditions required HMAS Newcastle’s embarked Sea Hawk helicopter to affect the rescue operation that winched a 3-person medical team to the damaged tankership Perla to treat and recover the seriously injured Filipino seamen.
Commander Paul O’Grady, who is Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle told that sea conditions prevented instant transfer of the casualties.
“After steaming 100 n.m. at best speed to reach the damaged tanker ship Perla, the sea state prevented us from rendering timely assistance,” Commander O’Grady also added: “By radio, our Medical Officer Lieutenant Natalie Boulton established the casualties were stable enough to remain on the board of the damaged tanker ship until conditions improved. Being in a known pirate area we took up a security position for the damaged tanker ship Perla.”
U.S. urges Nigeria to improve the security of the ports and waterways or will face ships ban. Nigeria has the 2nd biggest economy in the region. U.S. authorities gave Nigeria 3 months to make ports more secure against threats like pirates, terrorists, smuggling and bunkering.
Nigeria will probably make all it is needed in order to protect the source of economic growth. The economy of Nigeria(the largest oil producer in Africa)slowed to 6.6% for the first 4 months this year. The government revenue fell 2.4% compared with the previous 3 months.
Nigeria will automate controls on people movement inside the ports and enhance the exchange of data among regulatory and security agencies involved in maritime industries to address the concerns of the U.S.
The second platform on Giglio Island has been installed in the last few days.
This is the 5th of total 6 subsea platforms, which are going to secure a safe
supporting structure for the sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia after it is
rotated into a vertical position ("parbuckling", as this is
The new-mounted platform that was constructed at the Rosetti shipyard in Marina di
Ravenna, weighs about 1,000 tons, measures 40 metres and is 22 metres in height
and is supported by 5 big pillars ( nearly 2 metres in diameter ) secured to
the granite seabed about 10 metres deep.
The installation work continues relentlessly 24/7.
Currently, there are 25 ships and boats and 460 workers working on site.