Japanese oil company Idemitsu has commissioned a 300,000t crude tanker, taking to four the number of its oil tankers in its fleet. Idemitsu on Nov. 20 took delivery of the VLCC Apollo Dream at Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United’s Kure shipyard. The vessel meets international NOx regulations and has improved fuel efficiency.
M.V. “HANJIN CHIBA”, 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. “HANJIN CHIBA” (MES Hull No. 1829) at its Chiba Works on 19th November, 2014 to VENUS OCEAN NAVIGATION S.A., Panama. This is the 7th ship of our “neo56BC”, the new generation eco-ship.
World’s Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever
With a capacity to carry 19,000 TEUs, the recently named MV CSCL Globe is the world’s largest containership by cargo capacity. But that’s not all it’s known for. The newbuild for China Shipping Container Lines is also noteworthy for being powered by what is physically the largest engine ever constructed. CSCL Globe on Thursday, Nov. 20, completed three days of sea trials, putting the ship’s massive MAN B&W 12S90ME-C Mark 9.2 type low-speed main engine through its paces. The two-stroke engine is rated at 69,720 kW @ 84 rpm, although has been de-rated to 56,800 kW, and stands a whopping 17.2 meters tall
After the "Leyla Kalkavan" sailed from the Ormsundkaia Container Terminal in Oslo on Nov 15, the ship suffered a damage at the stern tube. After a survey in the Kalundborg bight, the ship was sent to the Lindenau Yard in Kiel for repairs and drydocked on Nov 17. During the yard stayy also maintenance works will be carried out during the forthcoming days.
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Bulk Carrier Owner and Master Fined for Dumping Trash Off Australia
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted China Earth Shipping Incorporated, the
owners of Panama flagged bulk carrier Xin Tai Hai and its master after the ship’s crew tossed bags of garbage overboard near Gladstone in June last year. The shipowner was fined $20,000 and the ship’s master was fined $6000 in the Townsville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, November 18, Both the company and the master entered pleas of guilty. The conviction stemmed from a report by a local fisherman who saw a number of plastic bags of rubbish on June 13 last year. The AMSA subsequently identified Xin Tai Hai as the potential source of the pollution through the Vessel Traffic Service in Gladstone, which tracks vessels transiting through the area after the report was received by the Gladstone Volunteer Marine Service.
An AMSA surveyor boarded the ship while it was berthed in Gladstone and the investigation found similar items to those found in the ocean.
(General Cargo Ship > Passenger General Cargo Ship)
Aranui Cruises, operator of the Aranui 3 mixed passenger-freighter vessel, is celebrating 30 years as the world's only soft adventure cruise provider to sail in French Polynesia. This month will mark the 30th anniversary of the company's first historic passenger-freighter voyage, which departed from Papeete, Tahiti in 1984, bound for the northern Tahitian archipelagos.
After a drydocking to turn her from the Grand Celebration to the Costa Celebration, the ship’s winter season has been cancelled, according to the Italian company. Costa said in a released statement to Cruise Industry News that the Celebration will no longer be part of the fleet starting on November 22. Booked guests will be re-ticketed on other Costa ships. 2015 deployment will be taken over by the neoClassica. The vessel is rumored to have been sold or leased elsewhere, although no cruise operator has stepped forward yet.
Louis Adds 'Explorer' as Third Ship to Celestyal Cruises Brand
The new Celestyal Cruises brand, formerly Louis Cruises, was launched officially today with a press event in Greece. The big news was the announcement of the Olympic Explorer returning to service for the Greek line, and will join the Celestyal Crystal and Celestyal Olympia in cruise service for 2015.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
One 57 year old crewman died, two others aged 36 and 38 were severly injured, when a work boat of the "MTM Westport" crashed 11 meters down into the sea in the foremidday of Nov 21, 2014, 10 miles SE of Heligoland. The ship was underway from Rotterdam to Hamburg in ballast and had dropped anchor at the time when the MRCC was notified about the accident. Several units, among them the lifeboat "Hermann Marwede" of the DGzRS Station Helgoland and the "Hermann Helms" of the station Cuxhaven were dispatched to the position of the chemical tanker. An SAR helicopter of the German Navy recovered one man from the sea. The crew transfer boat "SC Falcon“ took aboard one of the injured from the damaged boat of the "MTM Westport" and transferred him aboard the "Hermann Marwede". Another man who was injured was also taken aboard the "SC Falcon" before being hoisted by the helicopter who had transferred a medical from the "Ceona Amazon" onto the "Hermann Marwede" in the meantime. All attempts to resuscitate the man were in vain. The two injured men were taken to a hospital on the mainland aboard the SAR-helicopter. The crew of the police boat "Bürgermeister Brauer" started an investigation.
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