September 12, 2013—Just one day after Italian authorities finished putting out a fire aboard a ship carrying a cargo of cannabis, the French Navy found itself responding to a similar incident. Based on information from the French customs, the maritime prefecture of the Mediterranean had received authorization to intercept, board and divert the LUNA-S, a 1975-built, 1,530 dwt general cargo ship strongly suspected of drug trafficking.
Competition authorities approve DNV GL merger
The new company, formally called DNV GL Group, will have 17,000 employees across 300 sites in more than 100 countries, and revenues of EUR 2,500 million per year.
Brent Barker joins Bollinger Shipyards
Barker joins as sales representative and will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry, with emphasis on enhancing the company’s fabrication efforts.
Rolls-Royce to design gas turbine system for RN Type 26
Due to arrive from 2021 onwards, the Type 26 Global Combat Ships will be the workhorses of the future Royal Navy, replacing the existing Type 23 Frigates.
Bergen Group shipyards reborn as NorYards
NorYards AS has already secured a hull construction financing facility of up to $40 million in financing of hulls for new projects.