The very unusual step of taking an insolvent shipyard into state ownership was taken by the Scottish government, amid concerns that if European shipyards close they will never reopen again. Efforts also continued to save the financially troubled yards in Croatia and Northern Ireland. South Korean orders were active, with large contracts for oil tankers and yet more liquified natural gas (LNG) carriers. A major container shipbuilding project was confirmed in Taiwan. The naval sector remained active with confirmation of a patrol vessel order in Australia and a continued flow of projects from countries including France and India.