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 Asian Infinity  (General Cargo Ship)
225 days ago by Timsen

Officer died after falling into cargo hold
The 3rd officer of the "Asian Infinity" fell into a hold while checking them after offloading in Soma on Oct 14, 2015, at 10.40 p.m. The Philippino was taken to hospital with head injures, where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

 Zhong Jiao Tong Yun1  (Service Ship > Pilot Vessel)
225 days ago by Timsen

Pilot ship issued distress signal
The "Zhong Jiao Tong Yun 1" issued a distress signal on Oct 15, 2015, in the vicinity of 09 34N 112 53E in the Fiery Cross Reef area in the South China Sea.

 Ocean Basques  (Tug)
225 days ago by Timsen

Collision in Quebec
The bulkcarrier "Desert Rhapsody" was in collision with the "Ocean Basques" around Oct 15, 2015, in Trois-Rivieres. Transportation Safety Board of Canada deployed a team to the accident site for investigations.

 Desert Rhapsody  (Bulk Carrier)
225 days ago by Timsen

Collision in Quebec
The "Desert Rhapsody" was in collision with the tug "Ocean Basques" around Oct 15, 2015, in Trois-Rivieres. Transportation Safety Board of Canada deployed a team to the accident site for investigations.

 Krka  (Bulk Carrier > Cement Carrier)
225 days ago by Timsen

Removal of three grounded ships completed
In the 41st week of 2015 the salvage team of Marine Construct International (MCI) completed the operations for the removal of the "Vranjic", "Orebic" and "Krka" from their rocky beach positions near Split. The vessels were beached during a severe Bora storm in March, and MCI, with support from her local Croatian subsidiary Marine Construct doo, were awarded the wreck removal contract by owners and P&I club in July. The operations started early August with the preparation on the "Krka" which was after being patched pulled off successfully from the rocks in the first week of September. The "Orebic" was completed in a similar operation later in September This week the "Vranjic" was after the preparations off the vessel were completed, pulled back to the sea with the total 600 ton capacity chain pullers equipment installed on the salvage pontoon and with support of MCI work vessel "M12".

 Orebic  (Bulk Carrier > Cement Carrier)
225 days ago by Timsen

Salvage of grounded vessels completed
In the 41st week 0f 2015 the salvage team of Marine Construct International (MCI) completed the operations for the removal of the "Vranjic", "Orebic" and "Krka" from their rocky beach positions near Split. The vessels were beached during a severe Bora storm in March, and MCI, with support from her local Croatian subsidiary Marine Construct doo, were awarded the wreck removal contract by owners and P&I club in July. The operations started early August with the preparation on the "Krka" which was after being patched pulled off successfully from the rocks in the first week of September. The "Orebic" was completed in a similar operation later in September This week the "Vranjic" was after the preparations off the vessel were completed, pulled back to the sea with the total 600 ton capacity chain pullers equipment installed on the salvage pontoon and with support of MCI work vessel "M12".

 Ss El Yunque  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
225 days ago by arnekiel

Sister to Ship That Sank Had History of Problems, Inspection Records Show
Just three months before the cargo ship El Faro sank off the coast of the Bahamas in the middle of a hurricane, killing all 33 people aboard, the Coast Guard issued a “no sail” order for its nearly identical sister ship, requiring it to stay at dock until its deteriorated lifeboat machinery was made safe, Coast Guard records show. The previously undisclosed safety deficiencies are significant, because the National Transportation Safety Board stressed that in its hunt for clues as to why the 790-foot ship sank this month, it would look first to the vessel’s sister ship, El Yunque, which was operated by the same company and passed El Faro at sea just before El Faro disappeared. As seen in a video image released by the Coast Guard, a heavily damaged open lifeboat from the cargo ship El Faro was discovered during search operations in the Atlantic on Sunday.Questions Are Raised About Safety on Ship Missing After StormOCT. 6, 2015 Investigators with the N.T.S.B. boarded El Yunque — named for the Puerto Rican national forest — last week and spent several hours reviewing its records and interviewing the captain, the agency said. El Yunque and its sunken twin, El Faro (“the lighthouse”), are 40-year-old container ships that, until the accident, regularly provided food, cars and other supplies to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Fla. www.nytimes.com/2...

 Stena Important  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
225 days ago by arnekiel

Concordia Maritime takes delivery of IMOIIMAX tanker Stena Important
The Stena Important was delivered today, 15 October, from the Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International) in Guangzhou. The vessel, which is a 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX MR tanker, is part of a series of ten vessels, two of which are owned by Concordia Maritime, the company said in its press release. This chemical and product tanker is logistically very flexible and can transport both oil and petroleum products as well as vegetable oils and chemicals. The Stena Important will arrive at a port in Europe for discharge at the beginning of December and then the naming ceremony is planned to take place as well. Stena Teknik together with the shipyard GSI have been responsible for the development of the technical part of the IMOIIMAX concept and the order was placed in 2012 by Stena Bulk. The first tanker, the Stena Impression, was named at the beginning of February, this year, in Singapore. The Stena Image and the Stena Imperial have also been delivered this year. The last of the remaining six tankers will be delivered in 2017. All ten IMOIIMAX tankers will sail in Stena Weco’s global logistics systems, which now will employ more than 60 vessels. en.portnews.ru/ne...

 Caledonian Isles  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
225 days ago by arnekiel

Ferry Operator Expects £450,000 in Savings from Fuel Monitoring System
Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) says a new fuel monitoring system will save the company says it is hoping to gain £450,000 ($696,183) in fuel savings and reduce its carbon emissions by 1,800 tonnes once a new fuel monitoring system is installed on its fleet, local media reports. Known as "Project Ecoship," the initiative is said to have already seen eight of the company's 10 major vessels receive the system installation. CalMac says the project will provide "significant environmental and economic benefits," and notes that the cost of installation will be covered by the savings within a year. The first vessel to receive a monitoring system, the 22 year-old MV Caledonian Isles, is reported to already set to save over the targeted amount - an annual CO2 reduction of 624 tonnes alone. shipandbunker.com...

 Samjohn Solidarity  (Bulk Carrier)
225 days ago by arnekiel

Anglo American takes capesize on timecharter
UK-based miner Anglo American has fixed a capesize bulk carrier on an 11- to 16-month timecharter. The Samjohn Solidarity (180,702 dwt, built 2010), which is owned by Samonas-led Golden Flame Shipping, was fixed at $10,600 daily, according to brokers’ reports.


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