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 Cape Ray  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
595 days ago by arnekiel

MARAD to Mark the Return of MV Cape Ray
Maritime (MARAD) Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Portsmouth, Va. to honor the civilian crew who helped to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea aboard the MV Cape Ray. The MV Cape Ray, crewed by all-volunteer U.S. Merchant Mariners, supported an international effort with China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia and the U.K. to destroy Syrian chemical weapons and agents at sea. Upon its completion, President Obama called the mission “a major milestone in the international community’s efforts under the leadership of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to rid the Syrian regime of its chemical weapons,” adding that it “further advances [the] collective goal to ensure that the Asad regime cannot use its chemical arsenal against the Syrian people and sends a clear message that the use of these abhorrent weapons has consequences and will not be tolerated by the international community.” The M/V Cape Ray is one of MARAD’s 46 Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships that stand ready to provide rapid movement of equipment and supplies during times of national and humanitarian emergencies.

 Gom 379  (Fishing Vessel)
595 days ago by arnekiel

MNZ Inspectors Board Fishing Vessels Off South Island
A joint operation by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Defence Force – Operation Moana – has seen 16 fishing vessels operating off the west coast of the South Island boarded and inspected to ensure they are meeting environmental and safety standards. Two Korean-flagged foreign charter fishing vessels (FCFVs) – Gom 379 and Ser Este 700 – were sent back to port to rectify non-compliances related to marine protection rules. In addition to environmental protection issues, inspection of the vessels covered certification and life-saving appliances, emergency preparedness and working practices.

 Uasc Zamzam  (Container Ship)
595 days ago by arnekiel

UASC charters 9,000 TEU newbuilding 'Asiatic Summer' from Asiatic Lloyd
THE United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) has chartered a 9,034-TEU newbuilding from Singapore-based non-operating owner Asiatic Lloyd. The wide beam neopanamax containerships, Asiatic Summer was recently delivered by the Hyundai Samho shipyard, and is anchored at Busan awaiting her new assignment in October, reports Alphaliner. UASC will deploy the ship on the FE-West Med AMC 1/AMX 1 service jointly operated with CSCL. This service is to be upgraded with 9,000-9,500 TEU ships replacing UASC's 6,918 TEU class units, which are in turn to be shifted to the Indian subcontinent / MEUSEC Mina service. The move comes ahead of the planned Ocean Three arrangement forged by CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC to cooperate on the FE-Europe and FE-North America trades.

 Uasc Umm Qasr  (Container Ship)
595 days ago by arnekiel

UASC takes on new 9,000 TEU newbuilding from Singapore's Asiatic Lloyd
THE United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) has chartered a 9,034-TEU newbuilding from Singapore-based non-operating owner Asiatic Lloyd. The wide beam neopanamax containerships, Asiatic Spring was recently delivered by the Hyundai Samho shipyard, and is anchored at Busan awaiting her new assignment in October, reports Alphaliner. UASC will deploy the ship on the FE-West Med AMC 1/AMX 1 service jointly operated with CSCL. This service is to be upgraded with 9,000-9,500 TEU ships replacing UASC's 6,918 TEU class units, which are in turn to be shifted to the Indian subcontinent / MEUSEC Mina service. The move comes ahead of the planned Ocean Three arrangement forged by CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC to cooperate on the FE-Europe and FE-North America trades.

 Abrau  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
595 days ago by arnekiel

BFC Adds Bunker Tanker for Azov-Black Sea Basin
Baltic Fuel Company (BFC) has acquired a conventional tanker for performing of bunkering operations in the ports of the Azov – Black Sea Basin. On September 15, 2014, the tanker arrived at port Kavkaz for customs clearance, flag changing ceremony and registration with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. The vessel will preserve the class of Bureau Veritas. The AYFER KA built in 2007 has come from Turkey. The vessel is being renamed in honour of ABRAU, a lake in the Krasnodar Territory. This ice-class double hull oil tanker with the deadweight of 3,950 t meets the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI. Vessels characteristics: LOA - 90.80 m, beam – 14.60 m, depth – 7.36 m, 10 cargo tanks.

 Fugro Pioneer  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
595 days ago by arnekiel

Second of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels delivered to Fugro N.V.
Fugro has taken delivery of the second of the three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The Fugro Pioneer is a compact, survey ship capable of undertaking a wide range of survey, monitoring and inspection operations. The vessel is designed for a variety of survey and inspections duties including light geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, monitoring and inspection, and moon pool deployments. Diesel electric propulsion delivers excellent economy at all speeds. Fugro Pioneer is the second vessel to be built directly by Damen for Fugro. However, the two groups have worked together on a number of refits in recent years and in the process have built a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding. Source: Damen Shipyards Group

 Glob  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
595 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 18.09.14

 Sino Grace  (Bulk Carrier)
595 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 17.09.14

 Castillo D San Pedro  (Bulk Carrier)
595 days ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers

 Ocean Ranger  (Fishing Vessel)
595 days ago by Timsen

Ocean Ranger ran onto reef
The "Ocean Ranger" from Homer ran aground outside an Unalaska harbor in the evening of Sep 16, 2014, after going the wrong way around a channel marker. The fishing vessel was heading into the Bobby Storrs Boat Harbor around 6 p.m. when it struck a reef. The crew obviously didn’t follow the intention of the markers or they would have missed the reef. The vessel tore its hull and took on some water in the grounding. No one was injured, and the Coast Guard didn't find any environmental damage. The "Ocean Ranger" was able to get off with own means and headed to the Resolve-Magone Marine Services salvage yard, where the boat's crew was working on repairing the damaged hull on Sep 17. They were part of the fishing fleet from Homer's Russian Old Believer community. Report with photo: kucb.org/news/art...


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