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 Federal Katsura  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by bruiser

federal katsura
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 Kertu  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Kertu safe in port
On Oct 30 at 12:40 a.m. the "Kertu" arrived in the port of Oxelösund. The Coast Guard ship "KBV 002" with the salvors on board assisted. In the afternoon divers were to examine the hull. The weather was calmer with winds of 7-8 meters per second from west. The previously evacuated crew was transferred back onto the ship when it approached Hävringe, an island with lighthouse and pilot station in Oxelösund's outer archipelago at the entrance to the ports of Nyköping, Norrköping and Oxelösund around 10 a.m. Swedish reports with photos: sverigesradio.se/... www.kustbevakning...

 Virgen Maria B  (Tankship)
4 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Altavia  (Cargo Ship)
5 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers,date of arrival 04.11.14

 Oscar Wilde  (Passenger ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Investigation in death of 11 greyhounds
The Department of Agriculture has said it is investigating and incident in which 11 greyhounds were discovered dead in a van on board the "Oscar Wilde" just before it docked in Cherbourg in the afternoon of Oct 27, 2014. The greyhounds were being transported in cages in the van and it is believed they suffocated during the 14-hour journey from Rosslare to Cherbourg. Irish Ferries swere unaware the dogs were being transported in the vehicle. The driver was questioned by French police but has since been released. As a precaution, nine other pet owners travelling with their animals were held on board the vessel for a short time after it docked until the cause of the greyhounds’ deaths was established. The Department of Agriculture described the incident as very serious and was continuing to liaise with French authorities. The Bord na gCon, which regulates greyhound racing in Ireland, promised to provide all possible assistance to investigations into the incident by authorities in France and by the Department of Agriculture here to determine whether there has been breach of animal welfare regulations surrounding the transport of animals.

 Anoushka  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Alang breakers

 San Felipe  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Major fire on San Felipe still raging
Authorities were investigating the collision between two the "San Felipe" and the "Al Riffa" at Westport in Port Klang. The incident happened when the "San Felipe" allided with the "Al Riffa" when it was approaching the berth. The fire on the "Al Riffa" was extinguished on Oct 29 at 8.30 p.m. The "San Felipe" was towed to a secure area as the fire on it was still burning and to avoid obstructing other vessels. The authorities were working hard to extinguish the fire but were having trouble because some of the cargo might be combustible goods. The South Channel access to the port was reopened on Oct 29 at 10:00 a.m. Report and photos: www.thestar.com.m... https://www.facebook.com/... https://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/accidents/ www.vesselfinder....

 Hong Peng  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14 Plot 25

 Zim Atlantic  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Pacifico  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Svebaaen  (Other Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Disabled shrimper towed away from Russian border
The "Svebåen" got in distress in the night of Oct 24, 2014, after an engine breakdown in the Varanger Fjord between Kirkenes and Vardo. Severe weather with gusts up to hurricane strength reduced the speed of ​​the lifeboat "Reidar von Koss" wich had been called to assist while the "Svebåen" was drifting towards the Russian border. The crew of three feared to be taken in tow to Murmansk then. Fortunately the lifeboat reached the shrimper in time, six hours after the initial emergency call. The casualty was towed to Berlevaag within nine hours. Norwegian reports with photos and videos: fiskeribladetfisk... www.finnmarkdagbl...

 Navion Norvegia  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Deltamarin designs the Libra FPSO
Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd for the basic engineering of the Libra FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading unit). Deltamarin’s scope of work covers the marine part of the Navion Norvegia shuttle tanker conversion into the Libra FPSO.

 Norgas Napa  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Sale and leaseback of the vessel Norgas Napa
I.M. Skaugen SE (“IMS”) and Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (“Teekay”) have agreed the terms pursuant to which IMS will sell the 10.200 cbm sized LPG / Ethylene carrier Norgas Napa (“The Vessel”) to a subsidiary of Teekay for USD 27.0 mill, which reflects the fair market value of the Vessel.

 YM Ultimate  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

MC-Seamax Takes Delivery of the 8,200 TEU Containership YM Ultimate
MC-Seamax Management Limited (“MC-Seamax”) announced that it took delivery of the 8,200 TEU containership YM Ultimate. The 2007 built YM Ultimate was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and commenced a four-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Maritime Transport. (“Yang Ming”). The ship is the second vessel to be chartered by MC-Seamax to Yang Ming

 Maersk Interceptor  (Other Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Maersk Drilling names world’s largest jack-up rig in Norway
In a ceremony held at GMC Marine Partners yard in Mekjarvik in Norway, Mrs. Anita Utseth, Senior Vice President in Det norske oljeselskab ASA (Det norske) had the honour of naming the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor. Maersk Interceptor is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs.

 Auto Baltic  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Repairs of allision damage completed
The "Auto Baltic" left the Kaiser Dock 2 in Bremerhaven again on Oct 29 at 2.30 p.m. after repairs of its allision damage, and shifted to the North Port. On Oct 30 at 1.20 a.m. the vessel finally departed from Bremerhaven, being bound for Wallhamn as next port of call with an ETA of Oct 30, 11 p.m.

 Luyang Eagle  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Luyang Eagle stuck at Lazaro Cardenas since May over Iron Ore Dispute
Authorities in Mexico have been holding four Chinese ships and their crews since May as they try to end drug cartels’ involvement in iron ore sales. Some 95 Chinese crew members are on the ships, sources with knowledge of the matter say, and they are encountering health problems related to being stuck on board for months. Mexico started cracking down on drug cartels’ involvement in the iron ore business in March, reports The Financial Times, a British newspaper. The Luyang Eagle, owned by Luyang Group, from the eastern province of Shandong, finished loading ore at Lazaro Cardenas on May 17, and was not permitted to set sail for the same reason. Mexican authorities told Luyang Group that their ship could not leave unless it unloade the ore, a manager said.

 Best Vision  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

4 Chinese Ships Stuck in Mexico since May over Iron Ore Dispute
Authorities in Mexico have been holding four Chinese ships and their crews since May as they try to end drug cartels’ involvement in iron ore sales. Some 95 Chinese crew members are on the ships, sources with knowledge of the matter say, and they are encountering health problems related to being stuck on board for months. Mexico started cracking down on drug cartels’ involvement in the iron ore business in March, reports The Financial Times, a British newspaper. The illegal organizations earn about US$ 15 for each ton of exported ore. One group, called the Knights Templar, smuggled some 272,000 tons of ore in 2013, about 44 percent of Mexico’s output. Best Vision, a ship owned by Fuzhou Ocean Faith Shipping Ltd., was detained in the Pacific Ocean port of Manzanillo after customs officers examined the iron ore it had on board on May 6. Mexican customs officials said that since the ore sellers involved could not prove their product came from a legitimate source, the ship could not depart. Fuzhou Ocean Faith is based in the eastern province of Fujian.

 Jamila  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

CMA CGM improves its service from Rouen to West Africa
CMA CGM is pleased to announce the improvement of its service from Rouen to West African destinations. Starting with MV JAMILA voy. 6E028S, calling at Rouen on November 1st, 2014, cargoes from Rouen to West Africa will be loaded on our DUNKRUS EXPRESS service.

 MOL Brightness  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Fifth 10000 TEU SAVER Containership
Seaspan Corporation (SSW) announced that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Brightness. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. using Seaspan’s fuel-efficient SAVER design, is Seaspan’s fifth 10000 TEU SAVER design containership scheduled for delivery in 2014. The MOL Brightness will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (“MOL”). The ship is the second of a total of five 10000 TEU SAVER design vessels, and the eighth of a total of eleven vessels, to be chartered by Seaspan to MOL. The delivery of the MOL Brightness expands the Company’s operating fleet to 76 vessels.

 Infinity  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Infinity suspected to be involved in hit & run accident
Vietnamese authorities have been investigating an accident which took place on Oct 26, 2014, off Da Nang. A bulkcarrier suspected to have been the "Infinity" had rammed a fishing boat and had run away from the scene. Five minutes later, the fishing boat sank. It had been anchored 60 nm off Da Nang at the time of the accident, the foreign vessel fled the scene. The crew of the fishing boat was rescued by a nearby boat right in time before it sank. There were no reports of injuries. The crew members of the sunken Vietnamese vessel stated that the name of the bulker was "Infinity" and the IMO number 8115215. It was believed that the vessel was en route from Tieshang Xingang to Singapore. In the evening of Oct 30 the "Infinity" was scheduled to arrive in Singapore.

7 hours ago by arnekiel

Tanzania says construction of China-funded port at Bagamoyo to start in 2015
Construction of a Chinese-funded port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10 billion will start in July 2015, the president’s office said in a statement on Monday, for the first time setting a start date for the delayed initiative. Tanzania aims to build a huge port at Bagamoyo, 75 km (47 miles) north of commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the site of the country’s main port, where shippers complain of congestion and inefficiencies. A construction agreement for the port and associated zone was signed on Sunday and follows a framework deal signed last year. An official said a start date for building work had taken time to set because of other negotiations about infrastructure to link the port to national transport networks. The planned Bagamoyo port, new investment in Dar es Salaam and other spending on roads and railways are part of Tanzania’s efforts to become a transport hub that could challenge the dominance of Mombasa in neighbouring Kenya

7 hours ago by arnekiel

BP puts Pernis storage terminal in Rotterdam up for sale
BP has put its Pernis storage terminal in Rotterdam up for sale as part of a broad push to sell assets, a company spokesman said. The 90-acre Pernis terminal is connected via pipeline to BP’s 400,000 barrel-per-day Rotterdam refinery and is used for storing and loading oil products such as gasoline and diesel onto barges

 Haifa
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Israel starts work on new seaport, Haifa port workers on strike
A Chinese construction firm began work on a new Mediterranean port in Israel, prompting a strike at Haifa docks further up the coast where the workers oppose the new competition. Israel’s government, looking to break up the monopoly of two state-owned ports in Haifa and Ashdod through which nearly all exports and imports pass, recently approved creating private ports adjacent to the current ones. The move, it says, will bring down the cost of goods across the board. A subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Co is building the 3.3 billion shekel ($876 million) port in Ashdod, which is due to be completed in 2020. The port’s operator has not been chosen and the contract for Haifa has yet to be awarded. The new ports will eventually be able to receive the large container ships that presently cannot dock in Israel. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior ministers gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony in Ashdod, workers in Haifa left their posts — for the second time this month — complaining that the new competition would hurt their jobs. They called on the government to reach a deal with unions about any moves it makes in the port sector. “You have rights,” Netanyahu said of the port workers in a speech. “But eight million Israeli citizens also have rights — the right to have competitive, modern, efficient port services.” Netanyahu said the project was a “further expression of the strengthening ties between Israel and China”. The port unions in Israel are known for frequently disrupting operations and a labour court usually orders the workers to return to their jobs within a day. The Finance Ministry has also announced a three-year privatisation plan for state-owned companies that calls for selling off Ashdod port in 2015 and Haifa port in 2016. Source: Reuters

 Napoleon Bonaparte  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

French Ferry Operator SNCM to Seek Court Protection Next Week
Oct 29 (Reuters) – France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM will file for court protection next week, a source close to the company told Reuters on Wednesday, which will clear the way for its shareholder Veolia to restructure its transport division. Water and waste firm Veolia and the French state, which together control SNCM, have said court protection from creditors is the only way to shield the loss-making ferry operator from two separate European Union state aid repayment claims totalling 440 million euros. Public passenger transport firm Transdev, a joint venture between Veolia and French state bank CDC, owns 66 percent of SNCM and is set to put it under court protection next week. Following a 17-day strike in June-July, Transdev had promised unions not to take the court route before the end of October. “Transdev will surely put SNCM under court protection next week,” a source familiar with the company told Reuters. A second source, who also declined to be identified, said Transdev could move as early as Monday. SNCM said in a statement on Wednesday that a new meeting with unions set for Nov. 18 would not extend the moratorium on seeking court protection and called on unions not to strike. Once the firm goes under court protection, a new shareholder could buy some of SNCM’s eight ferries and continue operations under a new legal structure, with some 800 to 1200 of SNCM’s more than 2,000 staff, according to a management plan outlined to unions earlier this month.

 Harvest Frost  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier Rides Air Bubble Blanket to Reduce Emissions
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the delivery of the first of three post-panamax bulk carriers to achieve energy efficient operations through the use of an air bubble lubrication system. The recently delivered bulk carrier, MV Harvest Frost, is the first vessel of its size to use MHI’s proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces the drag between the vessel hull and seawater by blowing air bubbles produced at the vessel bottom. MHI says that use of the system has been proven to help Harvest Frost achieve a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional bulk carriers, exceeding the target figure of 25%. Harvest Frost was delivered to the U.S. company ADM Harvest Shipping, part of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, following its completion at MHI licensing partner Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.’s shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel was constructed with MHI providing the conceptual design and various green technologies, including the MALS. The new vessel also features a new bow shape designed to reduce resistance, while shallow draught facilities help the MALS achieve its target energy savings. For propulsion, an innovative system is adopted that effectively converts the main engine power into propulsion power by positioning fins forward of the propellers and placing special grooves in the propeller boss cap, according to MHI.

7 hours ago by arnekiel

Two-day maintenance shutdown
No vessel loading operations will be conducted at Port Kembla Coal Terminal from 0700 on 31 October until 0700 on 2 November, due to the shutdown of No.1 reclaimer for urgent repairs

 MV Marigold  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Report - Generator fault behind fire on bulker Marigold
A generator fault was behind a fire on board the 207,250dwt bulk carrier Marigold in Port Hedland, Western Australia on 13 July, according to preliminary findings released today.

 Eurodam  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Eurodam Achieves perfect score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam achieved a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This achievement marks the seventh consecutive perfect score for the ship. The unannounced inspection of ms Eurodam was held Oct. 22, 2014, during a call at Boston, Mass.

 Midnatsol  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by arnekiel

Hurtigruten Becomes British - Sale to a British equity firm planned
If all goes according to plan, Norwegian Hurtigruten will soon be British-owned. The board has recommended a sale to TDR Capital – a British equity firm. At NOK 7 per share, the company has been valued at NOK 2.94 billion. Driving the transaction are majority shareholders Trygve Hegnar and Peter Stordalen. Hegnar previously held a majority interest in Norwegian Cruise Line and also ran the Miami-based company. Hegnar, who started buying into Hurtigruten some five years ago, has been chairman of the board and will reduce his ownership from some 33 percent to less than 5 percent. He will reportedly receive close to NOK 1 billion for his shares and is expected to post a NOK 500 million profit on the deal. Hurtigruten receives an annual government subsidy of NOK 640 million through 2019 in an agreement said to be engineered by Hegnar in 2012, far exceeding its previous support to maintain the coastal mail and cargo service in Norway.

 Rothensee  (Other Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Mittelland Canal remains closed after sinking of Rothensee
The "Rothensee" which sank at Oebisfelde underway to Berlin will be salvaged end of the week at the earliest. The Mittelland Canal remained barred between Rühen and Calvörde as the wreck was lying perpendicular in the fairway on a water depth of four to 4,5 meters. Divers were investigating the condition of the hull which may be broken in two. Next the 817 tons iron bars will have to be recovered from the cargo hold, possibly with sheerlegs, before the wreck itself can be raised. German reports with photos: www.haz.de/Nachri... www.noz.de/deutsc...

 Kertu  (Cargo Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Kertu under tow to Oxelösund
On Oct 30 at 05:55 a.m. it was reported that the "Kertu" was being towed slowly toward Oxelösund by the tug "Freja" (IMO: 9175262) with the assistance of the Coast Guard vessels "KBV 002" and "KBV 031". The speed was about two knots, and the estimated arrival in Oxelösund was sometime after lunch in the afternoon. The previous evening the water depth in the cargo hold could be lowered from four to 1,5 meters. Draining continued during the night with four pumps. Winds on scene were around 4 m/s in the area now. Swedish report with photos: www.kustbevakning...

 E.r.stralsund  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Copenhagen to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 E.r.copenhagen  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Stralsund to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 E.r.copenhagen  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Stralsund to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 Blue Mckinley  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold
sold to Greek buyer 44,5 Million USD incl.T/C 13.750 per Day

 Camilla Bulker  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold
sold to Carval 40,5 million USD

 Equinox  (Tankship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold
sold to undisclosed buyer

 Gas Jawa  (Tankship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers as is Indonesia 400 USD/TO

 Gas Sumatera  (Other Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers 400 USD/TO as is Indonesia

 Morning Carrier  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Bright  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers 450 USD/TO

 Kota Berkat  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers 490 USD/TO

 Tiger Pearl  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers 477 USD/TO

 Aghios Makarios  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Gadani breakers

 Caribe  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 29.10.14




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