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 Joaquim  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
105 days ago by GenscapeVesseltracker

A Singapore-registered oil tanker "Joaquim" reported missing in Malacca Strait off Malaysia Saturday. The vessel was found near Indonesia’s Pulau Rupat with 3,500 metric tons of marine fuel missing worth $700,000. According to MMEA, it is believed a “phantom ship” was involved in the incident, as the tanker had been heading north before abruptly changing course to a southern direction. SOURCE:

 Joaquim  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
105 days ago by arnekiel

Oil Tanker Seized by Indonesian Authorities
Indonesian authorities have seized the tanker, MT Joaquim, believed to have been used by pirates to siphon 3,500 tonnes of crude oil on Saturday, according to a report in Bernama. The tanker was detained at about 4pm today (August 11), in the waters off Dumai, Indonesia,Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general (operations) Vice-Admiral Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said.

 Marstal Maersk  (Container Ship)
105 days ago by arnekiel

World’s largest container ship crossed Egypt’s New Suez Canal
Marstal Maersk, the world’s largest container ship, has crossed Egypt’s New Suez Canal Sunday, coming from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, Al-Ahram Online reported. The giant Danish container’s tonnage is of 200,360 tones. It is 399 meters (1140 feet) long and 60 meters wide.

 Yong Sheng  (General Cargo Ship)
106 days ago by Magnusson

First vessel ever from China to Varberg, Sweden via Northeast Passage
m/v "YONG SHENG" is the first vessel ever making a direct call from China to Varberg, on the Swedish Westcoast, via the Northeast Passage. The vessel left Jiang Yin July 22:nd and is scheduled to arrive Varberg around August 16:th. In Varberg vessel is discharging wind Towers.

 World Odyssey  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
106 days ago by Timsen

Deutschland rebuilt at Lindenau Yard Kiel
The "Deutschland", following the last cruise for plantours, shifted to the Lindeanu Yard in Kiel on Aug 11, 2015, to be rebuilt as the "World Odyssey" for Semester at Sea which is due to start its first voyage from Southampton on September 13. German reports with photos:

 Jean De La Valette  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
106 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Pozzallo
On Aug 9, 2015, the "Jean de la Valette" entered Dock No. 4 at the Palumbo Dockyard in Valletta for repairs of a bow damage sustained in an allision with the quay at Pozzallo, during a berthing manoeuver on Aug 6. The incident left cars stranded at Pozzallo as the vessel did not do the return trip to Malta. The ship was drydocked for the work at the port side foreship. Photos: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting....

 Carnival Fascination  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
106 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Sebastian Inlet
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from the "Carnival Fascination" on Aug 9, 2015, approximately 40 miles east of Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Miami command center were notified of the situation at 2 p.m., by a crewmember aboard the cruise ship. The report stated a 55-year-old passenger aboard the ship was suffering from severe stomach problems. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was notified and recommended the man be medevaced. A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami was launched. Once on scene, the helicopter crew hoisted the man and took him to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida for further treatment. Report with Video:

 Fv Melisandre  (Fishing Vessel)
106 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Aber Wrac'h
On Aug 9, 2015 around 1 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was informed by the "Melisandre" that one crew member, aged 45, was seriously wounded at the right arm and the left hand. During a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse and the ship, the decision was taken to evacuate the patient by helicopter and take him to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest. The Trawler was located 18 nautical miles north of Aber Wrac'h. The CROSS Corsen dispatched a Cayman helicopter of the Navy which took off at 1:47 p.m. from the naval air base Lanvéoc Poulmic. It reached the trawler 15 minutes later and hoisted the injured. At 2:35 p.m., the helicopter left the area and headed towards the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest where he was delivered to the hospital's medical staff to 2:45 p.m.

 Mar Adriana  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
106 days ago by arnekiel

Mar Adriana now under tow to Xiamen
Mar Adriana reappeared at around 0500 UTC Aug 10, tanker is under tow of Chinese rescue vessel Donghaijiu113 (IMO 9527128), moving towards Xiamen, speed some 5 knots. At 0620 UTC Aug 10 caravan was some 25 nm east of Xiamen.

 CMA CGM Laperouse  (Container Ship)
106 days ago by arnekiel

The CMA CGM LAPEROUSE and CMA CGM TITAN lead the inaugural procession of the New Suez Canal
The CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM LAPEROUSE and the CMA CGM TITAN are positioned at the head of the vessel procession during the New Suez Canal inauguration, on Thursday August, 6th. The CMA CGM Group, the third largest container shipping company, has 11 of its main shipping lines transiting by the Suez Canal. As a key partner of the Canal, the Group had two of its vessels, the CMA CGM LAPEROUSE and the CMA CGM TITAN, sailing at the head of the inaugural procession. The new Suez Canal works achievement within a year testifies of the President Al-Sissi’s “New Egypt” and of the Egyptian government’s will to anticipate the growing transits forecasts and vessels size increase. The CMA CGM Group has been crossing the canal since 1983 and expects to have more of its vessels transiting through Suez. 637 CMA CGM vessels have sailed the canal in 2014. 700 containerships, with a capacity that can reach 18,000 containers each, should be transiting by the Suez Canal in 2015.

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