The "Mississagi" was successfully refloated on the St. Marys River following operations to offload approximately 2,000 tons of stone on Apr 25. The vessel, carrying more than 17,000 tons of stone, was transiting downbound the St. Marys River from Bruce Mines, Ontario early on Apr 22 when it ran aground in the Potagannissing Bay, approximately 4 miles northeast of De Tour Village.
Lightering operations began at 8 a.m. under the supervision of Coast Guard marine inspectors and pollution responders. The vessel was successfully refloated by 1 p.m. and then anchored in a new location near Big Trout Island with no injuries or pollution. While at anchor, the vessel underwent a thorough internal and external inspection by Coast Guard marine inspectors and commercial divers. The Coast Guard concluded that no primary structure on the vessel had been damaged. After inspections were complete, the vessel was cleared to depart anchorage at around 6:30 p.m. The Canadian Coast Guard concurred with the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel will reload its cargo of stone in Bruce Mines, Ontario.
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The "Mutiara Persada I" ran aground on Apr 26, 2015, around 8 p.m. shortly after leaving Bakauheni at the southern tip of Sumatra in the Sunda Strait in severe weather. The vessel was bound for Merak when it ran onto a reef one kilometer off the port. All passengers on board were evacuated by the morning of Apr 27. The ship was still aground in the run of the day, but no water ingress reported.
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Dockwise Vanguard delivers Goliat FPSO in Hammerfest
The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy vessel transport, Dockwise Vanguard, in Hammerfest. The operation went according to plan, and the platform will now be temporarily moored in Ersvika, six kilometres south of Hammerfest. Once in Ersvika, work to complete preparations for tow out to the Goliat field will begin. This will include inspections, tests and checks of all systems and equipment. Tow out to the field in the Barents Sea is expected to happen early May. The field is expected to come on stream by mid-year.
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Announces Delivery of MSC Cristina
Navios Maritime Partners L.P., an international owner and operator of drybulk and container vessels, announced that the MSC CRISTINA, a 2011 South Korean-built container vessel of 13,100 TEU was delivered to Navios Partners’ owned fleet.The MSC CRISTINA has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for 12 years at a rate of $60,275 net per day, with Navios Partners’ option to terminate after year seven. The vessel is expected to generate approximately $18.4 million of annual EBITDA and approximately $217.8 million of aggregate EBITDA for the charter period, assuming operating expenses approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days.Following the delivery of the MSC CRISTINA, Navios Partners has 31 vessels in the water. Source: Navios Maritime Partners
(Specialized Cargo Ship > Heavy Load Carrier)
OSPREY underway with newbuilding Jack-Up Rig KUKULKAN to Mexico
Last weekend April 25, OHT’s semi submersible heavy load ship OSPREY loaded the newbuilding Jack-Up Rig KUKULKAN in Singapore for transportation to Mexico The OSPREY submerged to the required draft and the rig was delivered alongside by 4 Keppel-Smit harbour tugs.
Vroon receives new FSV vessel from Fujian South East Shipyard
Vroon Offshore Services has taken delivery of its new field-support vessel (FSV), VOS GORGEOUS, from Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China. The new vessel is part of an order made for a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast. They are scheduled for delivery between up to 2016. VOS GORGEOUS is a 60m-long FSV, the third in a series of four being built at the Vroon shipyard . Featuring a wave-piercing bow shape, the new-build will be deployed in the North Sea under a long-term charter.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
Scorpio Tankers Inc. has recently taken delivery of a newbuilding vessel, the company said in its press release. The Company recently took delivery of the STI Queens, an MR product tanker, was delivered from SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea ("SPP"). Upon delivery, this vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately $18,000 per day.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
Scorpio Tankers Inc. has recently taken delivery of two newbuilding vessels, the company said in its press release. The Company recently took delivery of the following vessels: STI Oxford, an LR2 product tanker, was delivered from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HSHI"). Upon delivery, this vessel began a voyage for 50 days at approximately $41,000 per day. STI Queens, an MR product tanker, was delivered from SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea ("SPP"). Upon delivery, this vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately $18,000 per day.