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 Antimilos  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
581 days ago by arnekiel

Scorpio sells tanker
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced on Jan. 28 that it has entered into agreements to sell its two, 2004 built, LR1 product tankers, Noemi and Senatore, for approximately $44.0 million en bloc. The sales are expected to close in March and April 2014.

 Oceanex Connaigra  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
581 days ago by arnekiel

New Oceanex ship returning to service
A new $108-million container ship that was taken out of service shortly after its public unveiling in St. John’s because of propeller issues will soon get back to handling cargo. Problems with the Oceanex Connaigra were first identified in mid-November. It initially docked in Halifax and later moved to Boston, where it remained while waiting for new parts to be completed. “We were waiting for parts to be made in a factory, so it was done over the Christmas period and it just took some time,” said Capt. Sid Hynes, Oceanex’s executive chairman. Hynes told The Telegram the ship was scheduled to depart from Boston on Saturday before making its way to Montreal. The 210-metre container ship is the largest of its kind to fly a Canadian flag and was built in Germany by Flensburger Shipyard.

 Cidade De Ilhabela  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Processing Ship)
581 days ago by arnekiel

FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela at Brasa Shipyard in Niteroi for upgrades
Petrobras oil and gas production vessel in Brazil for upgradesThe FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela, the floating oil and gas production, storage and offloading vessel scheduled to operate in the Sapinhoá field, Santos Basin, has arrived at the Brasa shipyard in Niterói (RJ) to finish lifting and integrating thirteen modules into its processing plant. The new platform was converted from an oil tanker at the CXG shipyard in China. The modules will be integrated at the Brasa shipyard in a partnership with companies SBM Offshore and the Synergy Group. The shipyard is also responsible for building thirteen of the eighteen modules for the FSPO’s processing plant. The platform, which has the capacity to store up to 1.6 million barrels of oil, is due to come on-stream in the second half of 2014. It will be installed in 2,140 meters of water and will have capacity to process up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and compress 6 million cubic meters of gas. The FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela arrived in Brazil on December 29 and has been docked at the Brasa shipyard since January 12.

 Clipper Ranger  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
581 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Stornoway
The "Clipper Ranger" running the freight ferry service from Stornoway to Ullapool allided with a pier in Stornoway in the morning of Jan 28, 2014 at 7.45 a.m. The ship's hull has been damaged, but none of the 19 crew and 10 passengers onboard were hurt. Emergency repairs were needed before the vessel could be taken to a dry dock. The "Hebridean Isles" has been brought in as a temporary replacement. An investigation was launched into the incident. Report with photo: www.stornowaygaze...

 Blue Puttees  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
581 days ago by Timsen

Fuel pressure issue shut down engine
On Jan 21, 2014, the "Blue Puttees" experienced a fuel pressure issue with its port engine while docking in Port aux Basques harbour. However, there was no loss of power to the ferry. The engine shut down and the vessel dropped anchor and used its thrusters and starboard engine to maintain position. The engine was re-started approximately 15 minutes later, and then the vessel proceeded to dock where technicians rectified the fuel pressure issue.

 Hedvig Bulker  (Bulk Carrier)
581 days ago by Timsen

AMVER vessel saved distressed Atlantic rowers
The crew of four British Royal Air Force personnel from 216 Squadron and 47 Squadron based at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, have been rescued by the AMVER vessel "Hedvik Bulker". The four were rowing from San Sebastian de la Gomera when when they developed rudder problems and alerted rescue authorities in Falmouth, UK who in turn notified U.S. Coast Guard rescue personnel in Sector San Juan. Personnel at the Sector San Juan command center immediately queried the AMVER system and requested the "Hedvik Bulker" which was enroute from Nouakchott to divert and assist the rowers. Once on scene the master of the ship initially reported harsh sea conditions which were preventing the bulker from getting alongside the row boat. Later he was able to come alongside and safely embarked the four rowers in swells reported to exceed three meters. The survivors were in good health and were to stay aboard the "Hedvik Bulker" until it reaches its next port call in Beaumont, Texas, where it was expected on Feb 2, 2014.

 RMS Cuxhaven  (General Cargo Ship)
581 days ago by Timsen

Operator of Danio pleaded guilty in breaches of safety regulations
The operator of the "Danio" which grounded on the Farne Islands in March 2013 on Jan 27, 2014, has pleaded guilty to two breaches of shipping safety regulations. Carrying 1,500 tonnes of timber on its way from Dundee to Antwerp, the "Danio" ran into the islands in March when its lookout fell asleep and was stuck for almost two weeks. Solicitor Tony Cornberg entered guilty pleas on behalf of Cuxship Management GMBH, of Cuxhaven in Germany, at Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court to charges of failing to maintain a proper look-out and failing to meet the requirements regarding the safety-management system. The case was to be dealt with at Newcastle Crown Court after magistrates decided that their powers of sentencing were insufficient. The case was adjourned to March 3 for sentencing.

 Rygerbuen  (Passenger Ship)
581 days ago by Timsen

Ferry sidelined due to technical trouble
The service of the "Rygerbuen" between Vassøy and Stavanger had to be interrupted in the morning of Jan 28, 2014, due to technical trouble. The ferry which was sidelined in Vassøy was expected to be back in operation before the afternoon rush hour. There were about 40 cars aboard the ship before it left to Stavanger at 6:10 a.m. when the trouble occurred.

 Taiko  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
581 days ago by Timsen

Chemical weapons loaded in Latakia
The "Taiko" and the Danish roro ferry "Ark Futura" on Jan 27, 2014, have taken aboard the second part of the cargo of chemical weapons from Latakia. The vessels were escorted by the Danish-Norwegian naval force supported by naval vessels from the United Kingdom, China and Russia. The civilian cargo vessels under the protection of the frigate "KNM Helge Ingstad" and the Danish navy vessel "Esbern Snare" were now outside Syrian territorial waters. The mission went as planned and expected. The "Cape Ray" departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard the same day on its mission. The "Cape Ray", which was loaded with sophisticated equipment, left in the night for the roughly two-week trip across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean. The mission was delayed briefly when there was an electrical problem with one of the ship's two main engines. The U.S. cargo ship was headed to Gioia Tauro, where the Syrian chemicals were to be transferred to the ship. The chemicals include raw materials for making sarin and mustard gas and they were to be destroyed on board the "Cape Ray" at sea. Report with photo: www.ndtv.com/arti...

 Ark Futura  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
581 days ago by Timsen

Chemical weapons loaded in Latakia
The Norwegian cargo m/v "Taiko" and the "Ark Futura" on Jan 27 have taken aboard the second part of the cargo of chemical weapons from Latakia. The vessels were escorted by the Danish-Norwegian naval force supported by naval vessels from the United Kingdom, China and Russia. The civilian vessels under the protection of the frigate "KNM Helge Ingstad" and the Danish navy vessel "Esbern Snare" were now outside Syrian territorial waters. The mission went as planned and expected. The "Cape Ray" departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard the same day on its mission. The "Cape Ray", which was loaded with sophisticated equipment, left in the night for the roughly two-week trip across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean. The mission was delayed briefly when there was an electrical problem with one of the ship's two main engines. The U.S. cargo ship was headed to Gioia Tauro, where the Syrian chemicals were to be transferred to the ship. The chemicals include raw materials for making sarin and mustard gas and they were to be destroyed on board the "Cape Ray" at sea. Report with photo: www.ndtv.com/arti...


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