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 Marida Melissa  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Tanker)
559 days ago by Timsen

Tanker seized in Sao Tomé
Stena Oil refused to comment on what was happening with the tankers "Duzgit Integrity" and "Marida Melissa" which were seized in Sao Tomé and whose captains have been sentenced to prison. Stena Oil continued to negotiate and the situation was described as sensitive. The vessels are chartered by the Swedish Stena Oil to perform service assignments for ships and oil rigs operating off the West African coast. The ships had performed STS operations near Sao Tomé but because of the weather, this took place inside the country's territorial waters with permission of the Coastguard. The two Stena vessels were then forced into port on Mar 15, and the two captains were prosecuted and sentenced in late March 2013 for unauthorized running into the country's territorial waters and for smuggling. The captains, one Turkish and the other Ukrainian, were sentenced to three years in prison, the two ships were confiscated in Sao Tome. The accusation was illegal entry of the country's territorial waters and smuggling. The operators were condemned to pay five million Euro. The Swedish Foreign Ministry was to take up the issue with the authorities in Sao Tomé.

 Duzgit Integrity  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
559 days ago by Timsen

Tanker confiscated in Sao Tome
Stena Oil refused to comment on what was happening with the tankers "Duzgit Integrity" and "Marida Melissa" which were seized in Sao Tome and whose captains have been sentenced to prison. Stena Oil continued to negotiate and the situation was described as sensitive. The vessels are chartered by the Swedish Stena Oil to perform service assignments for ships and oil rigs operating off the West African coast. The ships had performed STS operations near Sao Tomé but because of the weather, this took place inside the country's territorial waters with permission of the Coastguard. The two Stena vessels were then forced into port, and the two captains were prosecuted and sentenced in late March 2013 for unauthorized running into the country's territorial waters and for smuggling. The captains, one Turkish and the other Ukrainian, were sentenced to three years in prison, the two ships were confiscated in Sao Tome. The accusation was illegal entry of the country's territorial waters and smuggling. The operators were condemned to pay five million Euro. The Swedish Foreign Ministry was to take up the issue with the authorities in Sao Tome.

 Vera Rambow  (Container Ship)
559 days ago by Timsen

Canal closure victim sent to government reception
The "Vera Rambow" was unexpectedly diverted from its voyage Kotka-Rotterdam to the Norwegen Quay in Kiel on Apr 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. where members of the German Government attended the Annual Maritime Conference at that time. The company Unifeeder was one of the victims of the closures of the Brunsbüttel locks of the Kiel Canal due to the lack of maintenance, and the responsible German traffic minister Ramsauer was present at the reception in the terminal building. The survey ship "Alkor" and the German corvette "Erfurt" which would according to plan have paraded as a back drop for the reception in the Norwegen Quay had to remain berthed at the quay. The demonstration ended around 8 p.m. and the ship finally headed for the Kiel Canal. Photos: forum-schiff.de/p...

 HS Chopin  (Container Ship)
559 days ago by arnekiel

New Charter
New Charter for 40-220 Days with Hamburg Sued for $6,800/Day

 MSC Sao Paulo  (Container Ship)
559 days ago by arnekiel

New Charter
New Charter for 12 Months with MSC for $6,000/Day

 Hanjin Gothenburg  (Container Ship)
559 days ago by arnekiel

New Charter
New Charter for 9-12 Months with CMA CGM for $20,800/Day

 Seroja Empat  (Container Ship)
559 days ago by arnekiel

New Charter
New Charter for 12 Months with APL for $35,500/Day

 Norgas Cathinka  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
559 days ago by arnekiel

Tanker 'Norgas Cathinka' freed after 6 month detention in Indonesia
The IM Skaugen vessel Norgas Cathinka has been released after more than six months detention in Indonesia, although two crew members remain detained awaiting trial. The vessel was freed late on 8 April after and "out of court settlement" payment IM Skaugen and its insurance providers had made to the owners of the ferry Bahuga Jaya in which it was involved in fatal collision on 26 September 2012. The vessel and its crew have now reached to the entrance to Singapore port. Source: seatrade-global.c...

 Vega  (General Cargo Ship)
559 days ago by Timsen

Vega seized in Horsens
The four stranded crew members of the "Vega", which have been without pay, food and drink in Horsens Harbour since two weeks after the ship's owner has gone bankrupt, have received a total of 180,000 crowns now. The ship was seized through a lawyer until the four sailors have the combined 24,000 euros they owe and money to travel home. The "Vega" is owned by a company of the same name, which in turn is owned by the Rederiet Barbara with Boye Kromann as chairman and co-owner. The company is registered in Marstal where Boye Kromann lives and where he is involved in several other companies. He is a board member of the Shipowners' Association of 2010, which in March 2013 expelled the Rederiet Vega due to non-payment of dues.

 Malaspina  (Passenger Ship)
559 days ago by arnekiel

Malaspina Ferry fire in 2012 likely caused by welding crew, says NTSB
Hot material left behind by a welding crew likely started a fire on Feb. 7, 2012 that caused as much as $750,000 damage to the Alaska state ferry Malaspina, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The 372-foot vessel was undergoing repairs at Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan when the fire broke out. No one was injured. The fire was extinguished by the Ketchikan Fire Department and investigated by the department and the Coast Guard, which passed on their findings to the NTSB. Read more: www.mysanantonio....


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