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 Sea Triumph  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Deep Sea Supply takes delivery of Platform Supply Vessel 'Sea Triumph'
Deep Sea Supply on Thursday 18 September took delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel 'Sea Triumph', the company said in its press release. The vessels 'Sea Triumph' is a STX 05-L design built at Cochin shipyard in India. Main characteristics of the vessel are; 4.100 dwt, 810 m2 deck area, clean design and diesel electric propulsion. Following the delivery of 'Sea Triumph', Deep Sea Supply has 15 AHTS vessels and 24 PSVs in operation, in total 39 vessels.

2 hours ago by arnekiel

Tilbury secures Finnlines Ro Ro service
London’s major port, The Port of Tilbury, has secured a new Ro-Ro service with Finnlines, one of the leading shipping operators of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, the company said in its press release. The new service, which began operating in August, will be a weekly service calling each Thursday feeding the Baltic states and Scandinavia with cargo including paper and general cargo. The service sees a return to Tilbury for Finnlines who had previously operated a ro-ro service at the Port until the end of 2006. Commenting on the new service, Paul Dale, Senior Asset Manager at the Port of Tilbury said: “We are delighted to welcome Finnlines back to Tilbury. As the largest paper handling port in the UK, Finnlines will benefit from Tilbury’s expertise and connectivity in the South east. We look forward to working with Finnlines to deliver an excellent service for their customer.” Brian Rolfe, Managing Director of Finnlines UK said: “The new weekly connection to/from Tilbury to Helsinki and further to St Petersburg strenghens our position in the South of England and we have received positive feedback from our customers for adding a Southern port to our schedule.”

 Petrojarl Knarr  (Other Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

FPSO Petrojarl Knarr Delivered to Norway
Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the brand new FPSO Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest floating production and storage units (FPSO) for harsh environments, was delivered in the port of Haugesund, Norway, September 16th 2014. The entire voyage was under command of lead tug master Kees de Graaff on board of the leading tug Fairmount Sherpa. The newly delivered FPSO Petrojarl Knarr is 256.4 meters long and 48 meters wide with a dwt of 135,000 tons. The vessel is owned by Teekay Corporation and is build by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea. Petrojarl Knarr will be deployed later in the Knarr oil and gas field offshore Norway. On her way to Norway the convoy has made stops in Singapore, Port Louis (Mauritius) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to take bunkers and for replenishments. For the last leg of the voyage the convoy sailed west of Ireland via Fair Isle (just south of the Shetland Isles) towards Norway. Offshore the port of Haugesund the Petrojarl Knarr was delivered ahead of schedule. www.marinelink.co...

 Sea Coast  (Tug)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Dann Marine Repowers With Cummins Tier 3 Engines
Dann Marine Towing, LC., is a fifth generation family owned and operated tugboat company based in Chesapeake City, MD. The model-bow twin-screw tug Sea Coast was built at Rayco Shipbuilders in 1980 and is one of Dann Marine’s 18-tug fleet. She is 65 feet overall with a 24-foot beam and an 8.9-foot draft. She carries 16,000 gallon fuel and 5,000 gallons of water. One of many versatile tugs working in US waters of this class, she is registered for Coastwide Unrestricted. She can operate in push-mode with a pair of 20-ton Nabrico deck winches, each loaded with 110 feet of one-inch cable. She can also tow and has a Markey TTC-18 towing winch fitted with 1000 feet of one-inch cable. Until recently she was powered by a pair of 700-HP Cats turning into ZF TF4587 gears with 6.458:1 reduction. This May she has undergone a repower with the Cats out and a pair of Tier 3 compliant Cummins QSK19-Ms installed. These modern six-cylinder engines each produce 750 HP at 1800 RPM with a continuous-duty rating. The boat also got new gears with a pair of Reintjes WAF374 having 6.417:1 reduction. The same four-blade 63x76-inch stainless steel Rice propellers were maintained.

 Muslim Magomayev  (High-Speed Craft)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

World’s Largest Fast Crew Boat Christened At Incat
The 70 metre Fast Crew Boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard on Monday 15th September. This is the first vessel that Australian Shipbuilder Incat Tasmania has purpose built for the Oil and Gas industry. When sea trials are completed the boat will depart later this month to Baku, Azerbaijan. Caspian Marine Services executives and 12 Azerbaijan crew witnessed 10 year old Hilary Clifford, granddaughter of Incat Chairman, Robert Clifford, cut the ribbon releasing the champagne. During construction over the past year the fast crew boat has been referred to simply as Incat hull 074 but is now bearing the name Muslim Magomayev in honour of Azerbaijan’s famous opera and popular music singer Muslim Magomayev who died in 2008. Magomayev was a renowned entertainer not just in Azerbaijan but all the former Soviet states, often dubbed as their answer to Sinatra.

 Nunavik  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through The Northwest Passage
Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, on Sept. 19 announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial vessels to transit the Northwest Passage completely, and the first to do so unescorted with an Arctic cargo, and with Canadian expertise. The Nunavik is the most powerful conventional (non-nuclear) icebreaking bulk carrier in the world, and sails from Deception Bay, Northern Quebec year round, transporting product from the Canadian Royalties mine. The Nunavik will deliver 23,000 tons of nickel concentrate to Bayuquan in China.

 West Alpha  (Other Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Drilling Comes to a Halt on Seadrill’s West Alpha as Russian Sanctions Take Hold
Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) — Exxon Mobil Corp. and OAO Rosneft halted drilling on an offshore oil well intended as the first step in unlocking billions of barrels of crude in Russia’s remote Arctic, according to people familiar with the project. Work stopped just a few days after the U.S. and European Union barred companies from helping Russia exploit Arctic, deep- water or shale-oil fields, said three people with knowledge of the rig’s operations who asked not to be named since they weren’t authorized to speak about the project. The U.S. sanctions, meant to punish Russia for escalating tensions in Ukraine, gave American companies until Sept. 26 to stop all restricted drilling and testing services. Exxon, Rosneft and Seadrill Ltd.’s North Atlantic Drilling unit are under the gun to finish or temporarily seal the $700 million well off Russia’s northern coast before the sanctions deadline, said Chris Kettenmann, chief energy strategist at Prime Executions Inc., a brokerage firm in New York. With just eight days left before sanctions require Exxon to stop all Arctic work with its Russian partner Rosneft, the project probably is on hold until next year at the earliest, he said. “This has been one of the most-watched wells in the industry, so this is a huge deal,” said Kettenmann, who has a sell rating on Exxon’s shares. “There’s a hard stop here.”

 Sanco Sword  (Other Ship)
2 hours ago by arnekiel

Seismic Survey Ops to Continue in the Kara Sea Despite Sanctions
Dolphin Geophysical received confirmation today from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced seismic contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restrictive measures against Russia. Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin CEO, quoted; “Dolphin is extremely appreciative of the prompt reply and clear guidance from the Norwegian Authorities on this difficult matter. This ruling paves the way for us to continue to provide our powerful solutions to the increasingly important high-end Russian marine seismic market”. On 5 September, Dolphin was awarded a 3-month contract to conduct 3D seismic survey operations in the Kara Sea utilizing a 16-streamer wide tow array.

2 hours ago by arnekiel

Lock chamber to close for maintenance works
The New Big South Lock Chamber at Brunsbuettel will be out of service for maintenance work from 22 September until about 26 September.

 Green Freezer  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by Timsen

Fuel from grounded vessel drained
A lighter tanker has been called to drain the fuel oil from the "Green Freezer" after the first salvage attempt failed. After improvement of the towing equipment, the "Thor" was due to start another attempt in the run of Sep 20 and tow it to Fá­skrúðsfirði. The crew of 17 remained on board. Icelandic Report with photo: www.mbl.is/fretti...

 Juros Vilkas  (Fishing Boat)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Russia seized Lithuanian vessel in international waters
Lithuania on Sep 19, 2014, formally protested against Russia because of the arrest of the "Juros Vikas" in Arctic waters. The Russian ambassador in Lithuania has been summoned over the alleged "illegal arrest" of the ship in international waters of the Barents Sea and ist pull to Murmansk. The "Juros Vilkas" has a crew of 28, including three Lithuanians.

 King Seaways  (Passenger ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Arsonist jailed for 11 years
Boden Hughes who sparked an £800,000 blaze while smoking cannabis on board the "King Seaways" has been jailed for 11 years. He had been drinking heavily – risked the lives of almost 1,000 people when he started a fire in cabin 568 on the ferry on Dec 28, 2013. 27 passengers and crew needed treatment for smoke inhalation as flames quickly spread out into the ship’s corridor. Six people, including a pregnant woman, had to be winched from the vessel by helicopter. The fire, which started when the ship was 25 miles out to sea during darkness, caused panic to spread through the boat, with children standing on deck in tears. Amid the confusion, Hughes then got involved in a fight with a passenger. The vessel, which was bound for Amsterdam, was forced to return to its departure point in North Shields, North Tyneside. The 946 passengers on board faced having their trips cancelled. Hughes, 27, of Sunderland, admitted reckless arson on the basis he started the fire accidentally when his lighter set ablaze some clothes on his bed. Judge James Goss, QC, sentenced him to nine years for arson and affray, which he admitted, as well as two years for his involvement in a copper cable theft conspiracy, to which he also pleaded guilty. The judge said he agreed with the prosecution’s description of Hughes’s ‘spectacular recklessness’ in using a naked flame to try to smoke cannabis. The consequences could have been disastrous, panic was caused, passengers were injured by reason of smoke inhalation and an £800,000 loss caused to the ferry operator. The £800,000 cost of the blaze comprised £80,000 worth of repairs, a £30,000 fee because the ship was forced to change course, £25,000 for medical evacuations, £475,000 on passenger refunds, £175,000 loss of revenue and £25,000 legal and other costs. The court heard Hughes had boarded the ferry with his girlfriend and another couple. After drinking in the ship’s bars he had to be helped back to his cabin by a member of the crew. Within minutes a smoke alarm went off and staff who went to investigate were met with a smoke-filled corridor. Hughes was crawling out of his cabin when the crew arrived. Prosecutor Ian Lowrie, QC, stated: ‘He was on all fours, half naked, going into the direction of the corridor.’ As the crew tried to fight the flames, an evacuation was put into operation. Most of the passengers assembled on the upper decks. They were very scared, children were crying. The crew noted people and passengers beginning to exhibit signs of panic. The court heard that while crew concentrated on the safety of the passengers, Hughes could still not be calmed. When he got to the deck he met a passenger and got into a fight. Christopher Morrison, defending, said Hughes was ‘extremely sorry to all concerned’, especially those who had to be airlifted. He wanted to say sorry to the company, to the passengers whose enjoyment was ruined and to all passengers and crew concerned in the obvious panic. Report with photos: www.dailymail.co....

 Thinh Cuong  (Cargo Ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Cargo ship assisted distressed fishermen
In the evening of Sep 18, 2014, the Vietnamese f/v "LZ TS 94577" with 13 fishermen on board suffered engine failure while fishing in position 53N 16 ° - 108 ° 04E, 20 miles NE of Da Nang. The Vietnam Radio System notified SAR Units and asked for assistance for the ship. In the morning of Sep 19, the "Thinh Cuong" was on scene, and its crew helped to fix the damage within six hours.

 Baltic Tiger  (Cargo Ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cape St. Vincent
A 54-year old Indian crew member of the "Baltic Star" was medevaced by Portugal Air Force helicopter on Sep 19, 2014, 230 kilometers west of Cape St. Vincent in the Atlantic. The injured crewman was transferred to a hospital in Lisbon and was said to be in stable condition. The vessel was en route from Sines to Puerto Bolivar.

 C Corsier  (Cargo Ship)
4 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Gadani breakers

 Glovis Solomon  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Former C Ladybug sold in auction
The "C Ladybug" which had been idle in Antwerp since March 2013, was sold to Glovis at a bankruptcy auction for 53.6 million Euros this week. The ship, formerly owned by Taiwan Maritime Transportation, was taken under arrest because the owners were unable to pay their creditors. The ship was renamed "Glovis Solomon".

 Green Freezer  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Towing wire broke - salvage aborted
Work to salvage the "Green Freezer" by the Coast Guard was more complicated than expected. The towing wire between the patrol vessel "Thor" and the "Green Freezer" broke in the first attempt on Sep 19 at noon. The ship moved little or nothing when trying to pull it off. The crew of the patrol vessel was now examining the situation and continued to work to lighten the ship. It was unclear ift another attempt would be started tonight. Icelandic reports with photos: www.mbl.is/fretti... www.ruv.is/frett/... www.visir.is/ekki...

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