Brokers report that Japan’s Libera Corp has sold its capesize Cape Althea (179,300 dwt, built 2011) to Great Eastern Shipping of India. The Korean-build cape was sold for $24m and is on long-term charter to K Line, brokers say.
The second of two Damen Shoalbuster 3009 multi-purpose workboats for SMIT Amandla Marine has been named in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa. With De Beers Group Services the end client, the Lady Sponsor for the occasion was Mrs Adri Nelson, Supply Chain Centre Manager for De Beers Group Services in Port Nolloth. Mrs Nelson has been integral to the newbuild programme in her role of managing the Northern Cape based supply chain centre for De Beers. Named the Aogatoa, the vessel is the second of two Shoalbusters 3009 ordered by SMIT Amandla Marine for the De Beers contract and built at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The first, the Aukwatowa, was delivered in December 2015. Throughout both builds, DSCT has had the full cooperation of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, the yard behind the development of this class. The Dutch yard has transferred the necessary technology and provided full support to ensure a top quality end result.
Bugsier, the German towage and maritime service provider, has boosted its already extensive fleet with the addition of a Damen ASD 2411 tug. The tug represents the first purchase of a Damen vessel for Bugsier. The Bugsier 22 was built at Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSSh) in the United Arab Emirates. DSSh is one of the newest additions to Damen’s worldwide network of shipyards and boasts the highest standards of modern ship construction and repair. The yard recently won the ‘Best New Build Yard’ award at the International Maritime Awards, held at the Shiptek 2016 conference. products.damen.co...
Ulstein Delivers Flexible Vessel For The Offshore Wind Service Industry To BS Offshore
When Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore) and their client Siemens ordered a service operation vessel from Ulstein Verft in 2015, they saw the benefit of having the ship designer and the yard in one place. The vessel is now completed, and was delivered on 23 June 2016.
“We considered several yards worldwide, but Ulstein Verft was our final choice. We saw the benefit of having the designer and the yard in one place. Ulstein has the same approach as us – always going the extra mile to delight the final customer,” says Matthias Müller, Managing Director at Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH.
“Together, we have developed a flexible and effective ship solution for the offshore wind service market,” says Tore Ulstein, deputy CEO and Head of Market & Innovations in Ulstein Group. “The project process has been very smooth, and the combination of expertise in our companies has led to fruitful discussions. We are happy to deliver, on schedule, this state-of-the-art SOV vessel, and are certain that she will serve BS Offshore and Siemens in a most satisfactorily way.” www.hellenicshipp...
A fisherman from the "King Challenger" has died after falling overboard off the coast of Shetland on June 23, 2016. the UK Coastguard received a mayday broadcast from the vessel reporting a person overboard 17 nautical miles south-west of Scalloway. He was recovered from the water by the crew of the vessel. A UK Coastguard search-and-rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh was sent to the location. The casualty was winched on board and flown to Gilbert Bain Hospital. The Lerwick coastguard rescue team prepared a safe landing area for the helicopter. The MAIB has deployed a team to conduct an investigation.
The former Trawler "Explorer" has been converted to a support ship for distressed migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and was christened "Iuventa" in Emden on June 24, 2016 by the organisation "Jugend Rettet" which bought the ship for 130 000 Euro. About the same amount was invested in conversion and equipment such as a ship's hospital. The ship is to sail from Emden in the coming week with 800 life vests and medicaments as well as clothing on board. The first mission was planned until September and to be continued depending on donations.
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