Offshore – Noble secures 2 drillships and jackup contracts – November 2023

New York and Copenhagen-listed offshore rig owner Noble Corporation has secured more work for its drillships and jackups units. The 2011 built  188metres drillship NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I and the 2013 built NOBLE GLOBETROTTER II have both received additional contracts from Shell for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. The NOBLE GLOBETROTTER I  has been […]

Law Enforcement – NOAA identifies 7 Nations for Illegal Fishing Activities – September 2023

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified seven nations and entities for their illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in its 2023 report congress. Two of those nations were also cited for issues relating to forced labor, and two were identified for issues related to shark catch. The biennial report, titled 2023 Report to Congress […]

Cruise Liner – JULES VERNE

One of more than 5 ships named in honour of the French science fiction writer JULES VERNE was a cruise liner built in Spain. She was built as yard no 185 at Union Naval de Levante in 1990 for Commodore Cruise Line as CROWN MONARCH trading 1994 then sold to Crown Cruise Line , operating […]

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Bulgarian Bulker VIDEN

On Saturday 25th March, 2023 the 2012 built MLT flag bulker VIDEN was photographed from the air by Malta Ship Photos around 25 nautical miles east offshore Malta. She was built in China by Zhejiang Zhenghe Shipyard at Zhoushan as the ADFINES NORTH for ABC Maritime, Switzerland and was acquired by the Bulgarian Company Navigation […]

Maersk Supply is starting to see longer contracts According to a press release from Maersk Supply Service (MSS)  – Maersk Supply Service has secured a long-term contract with Subtec S.A de C.V. of Mexico, a subsidiary of Blue Marine Group, for one of its Stingray new-building vessels.  Maersk Supply Service will enter the Mexican market […]