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IRSHAD, a joint venture between
ADNOC and Lamnalco, has taken delivery
of its latest high-performance terminal
support/escort tug from Astilleros
Balenciaga, of Zumaia, Spain.
The RAstar 3600-class vessel was
designed to perform a wide range of tasks,
including ship-handling, LNG and oil
tanker escort, fire-fighting and oil spill
The Havyard 515 purse/Danish seiner
'Artus' was named during a ceremony in
Fosnavåg, Norway on June 18.
'Artus' is the fifth fishing vessel in a
line of vessels of the same name.
Russia will finish the construction of a
new class of destroyer in 2016, which will
most likely be nuclear powered, the
commander of the Russian Navy, Admiral
Vladimir Vysotsky said on June 30,
according to RIA Novosti.
Roman Trotsenko, the president of
Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation
said that his company would start
designing a new-generation, nuclear-
powered destroyer for the Russian Navy
later this year.
The French port of Marseilles has
announced plans to bring back into
service its giant drydock, the biggest in
the Mediterranean at 465 metres long and
85 metre wide. The port believes that the
number ten dock, which has been out of
service since 2000, can be brought back
into operation for the repair of very large
cruise ships and container and bulk
carriers. It plans to designate an operator by
the end of 2011.
Norway's Ulstein Group on July 2
delivered the seismic research vessel
'Oceanic Vega' to Eidesvik Seismic Vessels.
The 'Oceanic Vega' is the first of two
vessels of the SX120 type, and is designed
to stay permanently at sea with five-year
Australian shipbuilder Austal has been
awarded a contract for the design and
construction of three purpose-built 21
metre offshore support vessels (OSVs) for
Turbine Transfers, based in Holyhead,
United Kingdom. The catamarans will
be used to transport service crews
and equipment to offshore windfarms
located off the coastlines of several
Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine
Systems's 6 2 billion deal to provide
Turkey with six U-214 submarines came
into effect on July 1, following the receipt
of the advance payment. According to
Hürriyet Daily News, the Turkish
government hopes the submarines will be
operational shortly after 2015.
The non-nuclear submarines will be
built at ThyssenKrupp affiliate HDW's
facilities in Kiel and at the Turkish Navy's
Gölcük shipyard near Istanbul
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has
commenced work on its first ever order
with the production of two multi-purpose
icebreaking service vessels ordered by
Sovcomflot. The two vessels are designed
to be operated under extremely demanding
environmental conditions. Both vessels are
scheduled to be delivered to the client in
The Yaroslavsky shipbuilding plant has
launched the third sea diving ship in its
The 'Uglich' was built for the Russian
State Marine Emergency and Rescue Co-
ordination Service (Gosmorspassluzhba)
and will join the fleet of the city of
Novorossiysk's department of salvage and
underwater engineering works.
DCNS has delivered the third Skjold fast
patrol boat (FPB) 'P963-Steil' to the Royal
Norwegian Navy, as part of a six-boat deal.
Skjold FPBs are designed specifically for
maritime security and safety missions in
Norway's littoral waters.
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