US Navy deploys aircraft carrier for routine patrolling in South China Sea

US Navy deploys aircraft carrier for routine patrolling in South China Sea

The US Navy has deployed its Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 to commence routine operations in the South China Sea, amidst increasing tensions between the US and China. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 vessels that have been …
Feb 21, 2017 /  Naval
VIDEO: ALP Striker Bollard Pull Testing

VIDEO: ALP Striker Bollard Pull Testing

Ever Wonder How a Bollard Pull Test is Performed? After raising her dutch flag on August 31, ALP Striker, Teekay’s first of four ultra long distance anchor handling tugs in the ALP Future Class, was ready for her …
Dec 15, 2016 /  Vessels
Ulstein Designs Shortlisted For Renewables And 'Support Vessel Of The Year' Awards

Ulstein Designs Shortlisted For Renewables And 'Support Vessel Of The Year' Awards

Two Ulstein designs have been shortlisted for offshore awards. The Windea La Cour, a Service Operation Vessel for the Offshore Wind industry is a nominee for the Offshore Renewables Award 2016, and the ALP Striker, …
Dec 8, 2016 /  Curious
Striking Bollard Pull Results For The ALP Striker

Striking Bollard Pull Results For The ALP Striker

ALP Striker achieved an impressive bollard pull result of 309.6t at her sea trials. The DPII Anchor Handling Salvage Tug was delivered on 12 September to ALP Maritime Services. The vessel is designed for towing very …
Sep 16, 2016 /  Vessels
Sea trials in sight for ALP Striker

Sea trials in sight for ALP Striker

Ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessel built for Dutch shipping company ALP Maritime Services has left the Niigata shipyard in Japan, heading to South Korea. ALP Maritime said the ALP …
Jun 29, 2016 /  Vessels
Photo Report: Naming Ceremony of ALP Striker

Photo Report: Naming Ceremony of ALP Striker

May 13 marked the naming ceremony of ALP Striker, the first of four state-of-the-art SX-157 Ulstein Design ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels. The event started on a sunny day at the Niigata …
May 27, 2016 /  Vessels
ULSTEIN: Naming Of First Ocean-Going Tug For ALP - ALP Striker

ULSTEIN: Naming Of First Ocean-Going Tug For ALP - ALP Striker

ALP Striker was named on 13 May 2016. She is the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels for ALP Maritime Services, each with a bollard pull of approx. 300 tonnes. ALP Striker, …
May 19, 2016 /  Vessels
U.S. Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 9 from vessel near South Pass

U.S. Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 9 from vessel near South Pass

The Coast Guard and two good Samaritan vessels rescued nine people from a pleasure craft taking on water 17 miles off South Pass near Venice (US), Saturday evening (Apr 23). Watchstanders with Coast Guard …
Apr 25, 2016 /  Accidents
Inchcape Shipping Services: New strikes in Greece on 4 February

Inchcape Shipping Services: New strikes in Greece on 4 February

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 24 hour general strike in Greece on 4 February by both public and private sector unions, while the Seamen’s Union is scheduling another 48 hour strike on the …
Feb 4, 2016 /  Curious
Greek ports to face another 48h strike

Greek ports to face another 48h strike

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike of the Seamen’s Union in Greece on 20 January, which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries, and commercial vessels calling …
Jan 19, 2016 /  Curious