Costa Smeralda suffers minor fire at Meyer Turku shipyard

Costa Smeralda, the first LNG-fueled cruise ship of the Costa Cruises fleet, suffered a minor fire on the deck 15, while undergoing the final stage of construction at the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku, Monday afternoon. There was stored equipment on fire, started by welding inside the ship.

NASSCO dry dock containing a US navy newbuild gives way

A dry dock at the General Dynamics NASSCO gave way suffering a flooding incident on Wednesday night. At the time of the incident, the ‘USNS Miguel Keith’, a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) to join the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command, was at the dock.

Production at Hyundai Heavy halted after worker fatality

South Korea’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries said it has halted production in its shipbuilding division from Thursday for safety checks, following the death of a worker on the job. The company said it planned to resume work after completing safety measures.

Ex-DSME CEO sentenced to nine years in prison

The South Korean Supreme Court sentenced the former CEO of DSME to nine years in prison, Sunday, on charges of fraud totaling USD4.69 billion. Mr. Ko Jae-ho orchestrated the shipbuilder’s financial statements and plans for the fiscal year from 2013 and 2014, to cover up mounting deficits.


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