Chinese court auctions seized ship for $ 2.41 million through Alibaba
A Chinese court has sold a seized foreign ship in online auction for whopping $ 2.41 million through e-commerce giant Alibaba.
The Shanghai Maritime Court sold the seized ship for 16.89 million yuan ($ 2.41 million), state-run Global Times reported on Wednesday.
The Panamanian-flagged Mahoni was bought by the Hong Kong-based Zhongjiang Ocean Shipping Limited through an auction hosted by Taobao, China’s biggest consumer-to-consumer online shopping platform, and was transferred to the firm by the court on last Friday.
Mahoni was seized in May 2016 by the local court in Shanghai Harbour after 31 Filipino crew members filed a lawsuit against the boat’s owner - an Indonesian shipping company - as they claimed they had not been paid for 18 months.
The auction attracted 12,112 viewers and went through 63 rounds of offers, before reaching the final price.
Former Bockstiegel-cargo ship "Nils B" sank off Philippines - one missing
The "Meridan Tres" sank on Jan 17, 2017, at a8 p.m. between the islands of Bohol and Leyte. The sinking was caused by a shift of the cargo of containers in rough weather conditions. 28 crew members were rescued, one was still missing. The survivors were rescued from a life rafts after they abandoned ship, as it was listing on its portside before it finally sank about 9 p.m. They were brought to the Coast Guard station in Cebu City on in the morning of Jan 18. Rescue operations were still ongoing for Benjamin Orola, crane operator, who remained missing.
The vessel was heading from Cebu to Tacloban City in Leyte when the crew of the "Larcon Iloilo" received a distress call from thecaptain, Napoleon Emphasis, stating that the vessel was developing a list to port after it was battered by strong winds and waves while navigating at the Sto Niño Dive Site in Bohol. She had lost balance following the collapse of its stockpile of 160 20-foot containers and five units of 10-foot containers loaded with assorted goods. All nearby Coast Guard stations were immediately alerted for rescue operations. At 9 p.m., he was informed by the Maasin Coast Guard Station that Emphasis ordered his crew to abandon the vessel. Fortunately, crew members of three other vessels that were near the area responded to the distress call, among them the LCT "PMI-8", the "Filipinas Butuan" and "Ocean Kingdom".
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Euroseas announces delivery of newbuilding Ultramax drybulk carrier
Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that it took delivery of the previously announced acquisition of the newbuilding Hull DY 160, to be renamed Alexandros P, a 63,500 dwt fuel efficient Ultramax drybulk carrier built in January 2017, the company said in its press release.
Berge Bulk takes delivery of handy-size vessel Berge Rishiri
Berge Rishiri is the latest handy-size vessel to be added to the Berge Bulk fleet. She was delivered on 16th January 2017 at 0720 hours (local Singapore time). Sailing under the flag of the Isle of Man, she commences her maiden voyage to the Port of Longview in Washington State (USA), where she will be loaded for a log shipment before heading to China for discharge.
Like her sister vessel, Berge Shari, she is equipped with the Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF). PBCF is an energy saving device attached to the propeller of the vessel to improve its efficiency. This device, now fitted on many ships in our fleet, enables higher fuel savings. The technology used in her main engine electronically controls fuel injection and the exhaust value drive, which auto-tunes and ensures more efficient operation during slow-steaming. en.portnews.ru/ne...
On Jan 13, 2017, the "Alida Jolanda - SCH 42" broke from her moorings due to a strong increase of the water level by a spring tide and northwest wind in the port of Scheveningen. The fishing vessel was drifted into the middle of the port, only reamining attached to a spring and threatened to be pushed aground. At 2.30 a.m. the KNRM Scheveningen was alerted and deployed the lifeboat "Kitty Roosmale Nepveu" and a KHV-truck. The lifeboat transferred two crewmembers onto the "Alida Jolanda" which had no crew on board, and then pushed the vessel back gently into the wind and back towards the quay. When the crew of the KHV was ready to assist, the ship was properly moored again. The owner of the fishing vessel was present and fixed it with a few additional moorings.
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SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.
The location of Flight MH370 has become one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries since the plane, a Boeing 777, disappeared en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
“Despite every effort using the best science available … the search has not been able to locate the aircraft,” Malaysian, Australian and Chinese authorities said in a statement.
“The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness.”
The last search vessel left the area on Tuesday, the three countries said, after scouring the 120,000-sq-km (46,000-sq-mile) area of the Indian Ocean sea floor that has been the focus of the almost-three-year search. gcaptain.com/subs...
On Jan 17, 2017, around 10 p.m. Rijkswaterstaat received notification about the collision between the "Aegir", 3226 ts (EU-No.: 02326631), and the cargo m/v "Wilson Main" on the Waal at Tiel. The cargo ship has sailed from Rotterdam at 4.30 p.m. and was bound to Duisburg, the "Aegir" was coming from Mannheim. The damage was considerable. The "Wilson Main" lost the port side anchor in the impact and suffered dents, breaches and bruises at the foreship, the port side of the tanker was torn up at port side too. The water police started investigating the accident in which no one was injured.
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On Jan 17, 2017, around 10 p.m. Rijkswaterstaat received notification about the collision between the tank barge "Aegir" , 3226 ts (EU-No.: 02326631), and the "Wilson Main" on the Waal at Tiel. The cargo ship has sailed from Rotterdam at 4.30 p.m. and was bound to Duisburg, the "Aegir" was coming from Mannheim. The damage was considerable. The "Wilson Main" lost the port side anchor in the impact and suffered dents, breaches and bruises at the foreship, the port side of the tanker was torn up at port side too. The water police started investigating the accident in which no one was injured. The "Wilson Main" docked at the ship repair Damen in Rotterdam on Jan 19 at 1 p.m.
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The "RWS 23" was on scene after the Dutch flagged, self propelled barge “Elan”, 1508 ts (EU-No.: 02303211; MMSI-No.: 244030218; CS: PE5410), loaded with woodchips, was in allision with the Skûlenboarch (Schuilenburg) bridge in Eastermar on Jan 17, 2017, at 7 p.m. The crew of two was not injured. It was deemed likely that the dense fog played a role in the accident. The bridge over the Princess Margriet Canal between Jistrum and Hoogzand, was severely damaged, and there was was temporarily no traffic in the direction of Groningen possible. The traffic was diverted over the Schulenburger Way. Meanwhile, the Public Works released ship traffic on the Princess Margriet Canal, the shipping route from Friesland to Groningen, while the bridge at Schuilenburg was still obstructed for an uncertain time. Rijkswaterstaat was working with a contractor and the province of Friesland to resolve the problem. The ship suffered considerable damage too.
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