COLUMN | The demise of Diamond Offshore: Lessons for the future [Offshore Accounts]

Last week saw Noble Corporation cement its place as the great consolidator in the offshore drilling industry recovery. Seven days ago, Noble announced that it was buying Diamond Offshore Drilling in a stock plus cash transaction valuing the company at around US$1.6 billion, a deal unanimously...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-the-demise-of-diamond-offshore-lessons-for-the-future-offshore-accounts/

Container Vessel News Roundup | June 14 – Singaporean, Norwegian and Dutch newbuilds, new Russian design and Taiwanese six-ship order

New container vessels have been delivered to owners in the Netherlands, Norway, and Singapore. A Taiwanese company orders six methanol-ready 2,400TEU ships. Finally, a Russian design firm unveils a new concept vessel that can also transport dry cargo. X-Press Feeders takes delivery of 7,000TEU newbuild from Chinese yard Singapore shipping company X-Press Feeders has taken […]

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80 rescued after ferry suffers water ingress off Italy’s Adriatic coast

Passengers and crew evacuate into waiting liferafts after the ferry Audace suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy on June 12, 2024.

Eighty people were safely rescued after a passenger ferry suffered water ingress in the Gulf of Trieste off Italy’s Adriatic coast on Wednesday, June 12. The incident on the vessel identified by the name Audace occurred in the eastern portion of the gulf at around midday (local time) on Wednesday....

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/passenger/ferry/80-rescued-after-ferry-suffers-water-ingress-off-italys-adriatic-coast/

New derrick lay vessel to commence operations with Saipem

Derrick lay vessel JSD6000

Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has completed construction of a large derrick lay vessel capable of heavy lift, S-lay, and J-lay operations. JSD6000 will be operated under charter by Italian offshore engineering specialist Saipem. Design work on the vessel was provided...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/exploration-development/offshore-construction/new-derrick-lay-vessel-to-commence-operations-with-saipem/

Antwerp Euroterminal to install shore power connection facilities

Proposed shore power connection at Belgium's Antwerp Euroterminal

Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) in Belgium has unveiled plans to install shore power connection facilities for use by ships. The installation will be operational in 2026. Once completed, it will be the first vessel shore power connection to be established in Belgium. Two fixed shore power connections...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/ports/antwerp-euroterminal-to-install-shore-power-connection-facilities/

COLUMN | Augustus Gloop in wind? Cadeler; Integrated Wind Solutions and Sumitomo; North Star newbuild [Offshore Accounts]

The order book for the wind sector just continues getting larger and larger, even as companies continue not to make much money. Wind is the Augustus Gloop segment of offshore, gorged on investment, like the character in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but liable to fall into a...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-augustus-gloop-in-wind-cadeler-integrated-wind-solutions-and-sumitomo-north-star-newbuild-offshore-accounts/

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