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 Sikinos  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
510 days ago by arnekiel

Eletson buys product tanker Meliora Cogito
Brokers say Greece’s Eletson Corp has bought two MR1 product tankers from compatriot company Product Shipping and Trading, part of the Oceanbulk group, for $37m en bloc. Sisterships Morgane and Meliora Cogito are both 37,600 dwt and were built in Korea in 2006, according to brokers’ reports. The vessels will become the smallest vessels in the Greek shipowner’s fleet, which currently consists primarily of LR1 and LR2 product tankers. Last month, Eletson bought two LR1s from Scorpio Tankers for $44m en bloc, the vessels being Senatore and Noemi (both 72,500 dwt, built 2004). It also paid $22.3m for another LR1, Anna Victoria (75,000 dwt, built 2004), from Sweden’s Gotland Rederi.

 Skyros  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
510 days ago by arnekiel

Eletson linked to double product tanker buy
Brokers say Greece’s Eletson Corp has bought two MR1 product tankers from compatriot company Product Shipping and Trading, part of the Oceanbulk group, for $37m en bloc. Sisterships Morgane and Meliora Cogito are both 37,600 dwt and were built in Korea in 2006, according to brokers’ reports. The vessels will become the smallest vessels in the Greek shipowner’s fleet, which currently consists primarily of LR1 and LR2 product tankers. Last month, Eletson bought two LR1s from Scorpio Tankers for $44m en bloc, the vessels being Senatore and Noemi (both 72,500 dwt, built 2004). It also paid $22.3m for another LR1, Anna Victoria (75,000 dwt, built 2004), from Sweden’s Gotland Rederi.

 Asphalt Splendor  (Other Tanker > Bitumen Tanker)
510 days ago by arnekiel

BV Classes Mega Asphalt Carrier
Classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier Asphalt Splendor, recently delivered to U.S.-based Sargeant Marine. The vessel was built at Avic Dingheng, China and is one of a series of two designed by Chinese design institute SDARI in cooperation with Sargeant. The hot asphalt can be carried liquid at temperatures up to 170 deg C in sixteen independent tanks with a total capacity of 35,666 cu m. www.marinelink.co...

 Chong Chongang  (General Cargo Ship)
510 days ago by arnekiel

Chinpo Shipping fined US$125,698 in Singapore over arms shipment
SINGAPORE-based Chinpo Shipping Company (Private) Ltd has been fined S$180,000 (US$125,698) by the Singapore District Court for violating United Nations sanctions by helping to arrange a shipment to North Korea of Cuban missile parts and two MiG-21 jet fighters hidden under thousands of tons of sugar. The shipment was seized in Panama in 2013. The court had found Chinpo guilty in December of transferring financial assets or resources that could have been used to contribute to North Korea's nuclear and missile weapon programmes. It also found Chinpo guilty of carrying out a remittance business without a license between 2009 and 2013, reported Reuters. A March 2014 UN report said Chinpo Shipping acted as the agent for a Pyongyang-based company that operated the vessel, and North Korean diplomatic personnel in Cuba arranged the shipping of the concealed cargo.

 Alpha Hope  (Bulk Carrier)
510 days ago by arnekiel

Star Bulk Sells Another Capesize Carrier for $23.3 million
Dry bulk player Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [NASDAQ:SBLK] (Star Bulk) Monday announced that it has signed an agreement to sell 181,433 DWT M/V Obelix to an unaffiliated third party for $23.3 million. The vessel is said to be expected for delivery to its new owners during the first half of 2016. The sale follows Star Bulk last month selling four newbuilding Capesize vessels.

 Distya Akula  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
510 days ago by arnekiel

First Suezmax Tanker to Load Iranian Crude Oil in Post Sanctions Era
Three weeks after sanctions were lifted on Iran, Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil, is reported to have chartered the Distya Akula to load 130,000 mt of Iranian crude. The loading represents the first Suezmax tanker to lift Iranian oil in the wake of the removal of sanctions against Iran. The loading is said to be scheduled to take place between February 5 and 10. According to reports, the India-flagged Distya Akula was in the Persian Gulf heading towards Al Basrah on January 31. Once loaded the vessel will travel from Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf to Constanta on the Black Sea. shipandbunker.com...

 South Star  (Bulk Carrier)
511 days ago by Timsen

Fire in Tonkin Bay
A fire broke out in the accomodation block of the "South Star" on Feb 2, 2016, around 1 p.m. The vessel was anchored on Cam Pha anchorage, northeast of Hai Phong in the Tonkin Bay. Tugs, police and the "SAR 411" of the Coastguard were engaged in fire fighting, the 18 crew members were evacuated, no injuries reported. The fire was extinguished about two hours later at 4 p.m., with smoke still emerging from the aft. It caused severe damage in the superstructure. Vietnamese reports with photos: thanhnien.vn/thoi... www.tienphong.vn/... tuoitre.vn/tin/ch... nld.com.vn/thoi-s... vov.vn/tin-24h/ch...

 Deimos  (General Cargo Ship)
511 days ago by Timsen

Assvik adrift in Bristol Channel
The "Aasvik" suffered engine failure 8,5 miles south east of Tenbyand went adrift in the Bristol Channel in the afternoon of Feb 1, 2016 in stormy weather. The vessel drifted in western direction. Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after 11 p.m. The crew of the vessel were attempting to deploy their anchor, but due to the swell and the risk of the vessel grounding if the anchor failed to hold, the lifeboat was requested. The Mumbles lifeboat was also put on stand-by. The lifeboat was soon on scene and stood by in rough seas as the crew of the casualty vessel secured the anchor. The ship finally dropped anchor west of Rhossili in the Swansea area. Once it was determined that the anchor was holding successfully, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at the station at 12.30 a.m. Reports with photo and video: rnli.org/NewsCent... www.tenby-today.c...

 Volgo-balt 236  (General Cargo Ship)
511 days ago by Timsen

Grounding on the Don
The "Volgo Balt 236" ran aground in the morning of Feb 2, 2016, on the river Don, while en route from Azov to Ambarli with a cargo of peas. It got stuck outside the fairway, passing traffic was not affected. Two tugs were sent to assist.

 Avocet Arrow  (Bulk Carrier)
511 days ago by Timsen

Grounding on Parana River
The "Avocet Arrow" ran aground on the Parana River on Jan 31, 2016, en from Atucha to Campana. The vessel which was stuck in soft mud was refloated on Feb 1 with the help of two tugs and berthed in Campana at 11.40 p.m.


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