Damen Shipyards Galati Opens Historical Exhibition

Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube University in the Romanian city of Galati. The exhibition is part of the yard’s 125 year anniversary celebrations that began with the annual Shipbuilder’s Day festivities on August 15.

The exhibition opened on September 1 with a ceremony attended by numerous invited guests including Damen Shipyards Group Board President Jason Bronscheer and the mayor of the...


Navy, Air Force Test Deploys 2,000-Pound Mine at Stand-off Range

Navy, Air Force Test Deploys 2,000-Pound Mine at Stand-off Range

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare a Quickstrike mine to be loaded onto a B-52 at Andersen Air Force Base, Sept. 16. Air Force photo.

A joint Navy and Air Force test successfully deployed a 2,000-pound shallow-water mine from altitude and at speed from outside a presumed enemy’s anti-aircraft range – a first for the U.S. military – during the recently completed Valiant Shield 2018 exercise.

A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber dropped the 2,000-pound...


DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Receives IMO Type Approval

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is pleased to announce that the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received IMO Type Approval according to the revised IMO BWMS code. This approval means that the CompactClean BWMS becomes one of only two systems worldwide approved for installation on vessels also after 28 October 2020.

On 21 September 2018 DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) received IMO Type Approval according to the IMO Code for Approval of Ballast...


Stena Bulk Charters Out Two MR Tankers to Petrobras

Brazil's state-owned oil company, one of the world's fastest-growing energy companies, has signed a contract with Stena Bulk for the chartering of its MR product tankers Stena Conqueror (47,000 dwt, built in 2003) and Stena Conquest (47,000 dwt, built in 2004). The contract is for a term of two years and includes the option to extend the charters for another 11 months. The vessels will carry refined products along the Brazilian coast.

“We have a long-standing, highly-valued relationship with...


Dutch Dredging Welcomes Two New Vessels

The dredging contractor Dutch Dredging welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guiana.

The newcomers were delivered to Boer Remorquage SARL, a joint venture involving Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage & Salvage. The investment is a response to the 12-year contract that the consortium signed in 2016 with the Grand Port Maritime de Guyane. In addition to...