Technicians who carried out an initial examination of the "Sorrento" found it unlikely that the ship sinks. A second team of technicians was dropped off in the morning to carry out a second inspection, this time of the internal damage. Any port must give its approval for berthing the wreck. The destination, such as Palma, Valencia or Tarragona, depends on the conditions of the ferry.The rescue ships have continued with works to cool the hull of the Ferry and carried measurement of temperature at different points to assess the state of the ship. Smoke development decreased further. The "Clara Campoamor" joined the work ad midnight. The "Punta Mayor" had reached the Scene on Apr 29 about 3 p.m.coming from Tarragona, furthermore the "Marta Mata", "Guardamar Caliope", the "Gianemilio C" having been hired by the ferry owners, and the "Salvamar Acrux" as well as the helicopters Helimer 206 and 213 helicopters and a patrol boat of the Civil Guard were on scene and keeping the wreck from drifting after establishing a towing connection at the bow.
Spanish report with photo:
The "Sorrento" is to be towed to port by the tug "Punta Mayor“ which reached the wreck, coming from Tarragona on its position 35 kilometers west of Palma. The ship was listing slightly to port, but did not seem to have structural damages. The fire has burnt down, less smoke was emerging. It was yet assessed whether the ferry would be taken to Palma, Valencia or Tarragona with its chemical facilites. The decision was dependent on the surveys of the wreck by experts who boarded the ship on Apr 29 at 4.30 p.m. and completed the preparations for a towing opearation at 7 p.m. On scene were also the “Marta Mata”, the “Guardamar Calliope” from Valencia as well as the “Salvamar Acrux” and the patrol boats "Cervantes" and "Sa Costera“ of the Guardia Civil which continued to cool down the hull. A customs boat took a special foam from the mainland to the wreck for this purpose. Winds on scene were three Beaufort with a light swell.
According to first investigations the fire was caused by a short cicuit of a truck on deck 4.
China VLCC, a joint venture between China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) and Sinotrans&CSC, has bought two second-hand VLCCs from Sinokor Merchant Marine for a total of USD165 million, bringing its fleet in service to 33 VLCCs, IHS Maritime 360 reports.
China VLCC signed the vessel acquisition contracts with Sunrise Petrochemical SA and Nanjing Fountain SA, both subsidiaries of Sinokor Merchant Marine, on 27 April, according to CMES' stock filing on 29 April. CMES owns 51% of China VLCC.
According to IHS Maritime's Sea-web.com, the two vessels are 2009-built Beijing Sunrise and 2011-built Dalian Glory, which had been chartered in by Nanjing Tanker before the company terminated the charterparty over the two vessels in 2014.
UASC names the world’s most environmentally friendly ultra-large container vessel
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) named the industry’s most eco-efficient container vessel at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), Mokpo South Korea today. M.V. ‘Barzan’ is a part of the industry’s first LNG-ready ultra-large container vessel fleet.
With a loading capacity of 18,800 TEU, the DNV GL classed vessel M.V. ‘Barzan’ is first in a new class of leading ultra-large container vessels that will be the largest in UASC’s fleet to date and will set new standards for fuel and energy efficiency, due to optimized vessel design and an array of propulsion and equipment efficiency technologies. Preliminary calculations indicate an EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit set by IMO. UASC is working to establish a range of additional metrics and targets through which the efficiency of UASC’s vessels can be managed to drive further reduction in carbon emissions across all UASC vessels.
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