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 Swift  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
80 days ago by Timsen

Tanker arrested for illegal cargo
The "Swift" was arrested by the Vietnamese Coast Guard on Dec 5, 2016, for illegally transporting petrol offshore the central Phú Yên Province. The tanker with 18 crewmembers onboard, was arrested while it was transporting more than 4,300 tonnes of RON 92 petrol from the South to the North. The captain, Theinmin from Myanmar, failed to present legal documents proving the origin of the petrol. The ship was presently anchored at the province’s Xuân Đài Bay, pending further investigation. Report with photo: vietnamnews.vn/so...

 Spranky  (General Cargo Ship)
80 days ago by Timsen

Broken up in Kampen
On Dec 3, 2016, the "Spranky" was lifted ashore at the shipbreaking yard RDM in Kampen. Photos: www.binnenschiffe...(-2016-)/page4

 Edgar Jaegers  (Other Tanker)
80 days ago by Timsen

Underway to breakers in Haarlem
On Dec 5, 2016, the "Edgar Jaegers" was underway to the shipbreaking yard Treffers in Haarlem. Photos: https://binnenvaartlog.nl/edgar-jaegers-onderweg-naar-scheepssloperij-treffers-haarlem/

 Fgs Koeln  (Other)
80 days ago by Timsen

Under tow to breakers
On Dec 6 the "Köln" was towed to RDM breakers in Kampen. Photos: https://binnenvaartlog.nl/42550-2/

 Antaios  (Bulk Carrier)
81 days ago by Timsen

Smit Amandla took bulkcarrier in tow
The crew of the "Antaios" was safe at a hotel in Cape Town waiting on the arranged flights to be finalized and all should have departed by Dec 4. The bulkcarrier was currently under tow by the salvage tug "Smit Amandla", and at the time of the last position update, it was approximately 780 nautical miles from Cape Town.

 Bastide Otio Solo  (Pleasure Craft > Sailing Vessel)
81 days ago by Timsen

Vendée Globe racer to be abandoned after collision
The "Bastide Otio" of skipper Kito de Pavant violently struck a drifting object on Dec 6, 2016, and asked the race management of the Vendée Globe to rescue him at 9 a.m. The impact had which destroyed the keel of his vessel. The research ship "Marion Dufresne" was diverted to the Scene and has meanwhile arrived in the zone. It was to begin the rescue operation on Dec 7 at dawn. The boat had suffered severe water ingress and was adrift North of Izet Island in the Indian Ocean. Report with photos: www.sail-world.co...

 Maersk Emerald  (Container Ship)
81 days ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa/Maerks Emerald" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 Maersk Ensenada  (Container Ship)
81 days ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 MSC Topaz  (Container Ship)
81 days ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 Muros  (General Cargo Ship)
81 days ago by Timsen

Part of crew taken off
The "Gemini" (MMSI: 245192000) took on board 13 persons from the "Muros" on Dec 6. The "RT Adriaan" was remaining on site. The safety ship "Geo Ocean 2 " (IMO: 7427166) went on standby close to the cargo vessel which remained grounded off the north Norfolk coast for the fourth day. The "Geo Ocean" joined the Dutch registered "Gemini" in surveying the area around the "Muros". The Haisbro Sands are a sandbank around 10 miles long and about one mile wide, running parallel to the north Norfolk coast.


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