This week oil removal from the "Amadeo" by the companies Smit Salvage and Ultratug who won the public tender for this work which will cost two million dollars was due to start. On board were 120 tons of IFO 180 (a mixture of distillate and residual fuels) and 89 cubic meters of oil.
The draining was expected to take 15 to 27 days. Following the withdrawal of the fuel the removal of the cargo would start before analyzing the further proceedings regarding the wreck itself.
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Seven Indonesian seafarers caught a lucky break after being rescued by Norwegian flagged, Australian-crewed vessel the Far Sirius last Thursday, September 4. The seven Indonesian crew had spent more than 10 hours in the Java Sea after their ship had sunk the night before, according to the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) delegate Jimbo Williams
Keppel Shipyard Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, informed that it is in the process of finalising contracts with Golar Gimi Limited (Golar Gimi), a subsidiary of Golar LNG Limited (Golar LNG), to perform the conversion of a second Moss LNG carrier, the GIMI, into a Floating Liquefaction Vessel (FLNGV).
Earlier on 3 July 2014, Keppel Shipyard was awarded a firm contract by Golar Hilli Corporation (Golar Hilli) to perform the world's first-of-its-type conversion of a Moss LNG carrier, the HILLI, into an FLNGV, and the contract included options for another two similar units. The forthcoming conversion award of the GIMI will mark the exercise of the first of these two options.
The work scope for Keppel Shipyard in converting the GIMI is expected to be similar to that for the HILLI. Keppel Shipyard will be responsible for the provision of the design, detailed engineering and procurement of the marine systems and all of the conversion-related construction services. It is also expected that Keppel Shipyard's scope will include engaging Black & Veatch to provide design, procurement and commissioning support services for the topsides and liquefaction process. http://188.8.131.52/news/convert-keppel-second376536.aspx
The delivery ceremony of new amphibious vessel for the Algerian Navy was held today at the Muggiano shipyard (in La Spezia). The "Kalaat Beni-Abbes" (from the name of a place in the north of the country, which in Arabic means fort of the sons of Abbes), a vessel commissioned in 2011 by the Ministry of Defence of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a company controlled by Fincantieri in which Selex ES also holds an interest, will serve as the national Navy's new flagship.
The "Samskip Akrafell" was now in the port of Eskifjörður and so far secure. The Russian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian crew was safe too. Samskip along with the insurance companies, the Icelandic Coast Guard, and The Environment Institute of Iceland, were now working on securing the ship, which was still listing to starboard and downe by the stern, and the cargo and doing the utmost to avoid any contamination. The Antiuga-Barbuda flagged container m/v "Horst B" (IMO: 9065297) has been chartered in to replace the ship and would be in Rotterdam on Sep 10 before continuing to Reykjavik.
Icelandic reports with photo:
Deltamarin Floating Construction delivers turnkey scrubber solution for M/V Bore Song
The newly established Deltamarin Floating Construction Ltd, a subsidiary of the Finnish naval architecture and engineering company Deltamarin Ltd, has been awarded a contract to supply an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) to Bore Ltd on turnkey basis. The system will be installed onboard the Ro-Ro vessel M/V Bore Song.