Oil trader Vitol charters VLCC to load 120,000 tons of diesel
Oil trader Vitol has provisionally chartered the Suezmax Diligent Warrior to load 120,000 tonnes of diesel from South Korea to Europe in early February, the traders said.
Both vessels are newly built, which makes it cheaper to ship clean products on their maiden voyages, sources said. They are currently anchored at Gunsan port in South Korea, according to Reuters shiptracking data.
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Diesel shipped in larger tankers from Asia to Europe in rare move
At least two companies are planning to ship diesel in bigger-than-usual tankers from Asia to Europe in what traders said is a rare move as cheap oil drives up diesel supply and slowing economies dent demand.
French oil major Total has provisionally chartered the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Alice on a six-month time charter to ship ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) from Asia to Europe, traders and shipbrokers said. A VLCC can carry roughly 2 million barrels of oil.
The ship will load diesel from Singapore or Malaysia to head to Europe and possibly ship crude oil back, one of the sources said.
Omega Protein settles with workers injured in collision
Omega Protein has settled a lawsuit with two workers injured in 2014, when one of the fish processing plant's vessels struck a vessel the men were working on in Moss Point.
The lawsuit was first filed for Michael Clarence Merrill, who claimed he suffered permanent disabling injuries Jan. 20, 2014. He was a marine carpenter employed by US Joiner LLC, and was performing marine services aboard the Oyster Bayou, a vessel moored at Omega's shipyard in Moss Point.
The Frosty Morn, a vessel also owned and operated by Omega, struck the Oyster Bayou twice, the lawsuit said.
Merrill's spine and connective nerves, muscles, joints and tissues were damaged. He sought a jury trial and damages in excess of $75,000.
Co-worker Robert John Hobdy was later allowed to join the lawsuit with claims for his injuries. AMFED National Insurance Co. intervened, seeking to recover benefits it had paid Hobdy.
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A full-rigged ship that the Vietnam Navy contracted to buy from Poland arrived at a port in Nha Trang on Wednesday, VnExpress reported.
A hand-over ceremony was held at the port where the Vietnam Naval Academy is located.
The training vessel is named after Le Quy Don (1726-1784), a famous Vietnamese poet, philosopher and encyclopedist in the 18th century.
The ship was built by Polish shipyard Marine Projects Ltd. under a contract signed with the Vietnam Naval Academy in July 2014. The contract includes the training of the Vietnamese crew.
The ship was launched last June. It arrived in Vietnam after a 125-day voyage with a mixed Polish and Vietnamese crew onboard.
It will be officially commissioned at the academy after a flag ceremony in March. www.thanhniennews...
Four people were hospitalized when the "John F. Kennedy" caught fire at the tip of lower Manhattan while approaching the Whitehall Terminal about 6:40 p.m. on Jan 26, 2016. A small fire erupted in the engine room. he captain shut off the engine, quickly put out the fire and docked the vessel. Six people suffered respiratory problems as smoke billowed into the cabin, officials said. Two were treated at the scene. Four more were taken to Lower Manhattan Hospital for further treatment. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Norwegian will homeport Norwegian Jade in Hamburg, Germany for a full season in 2017
In another first, Norwegian will homeport a ship in Hamburg, Germany for a full season next summer. Following an extensive drydock in spring 2017 as part of the new Norwegian Edge initiative, Norwegian Jade will arrive in Hamburg on 14 May and offer a series of different itineraries until 9 October. Guests can choose from seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises; nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises; 12-day Norway and North Cape sailings; as well as a 14-day Norway, Iceland and UK cruise.
During these cruises, Norwegian Jade will call at Southampton, England, marking the first time the line has embarked passengers in the country since 2010. Norwegian Jade will call in Southampton between 12 May and 20 June, and 7 August and 16 October, enabling guests to embark from the port for either seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises or nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises. Guests can also choose to embark from Amsterdam, Netherlands on select dates for seven-day Western Europe cruises.
Norwegian to deploy five ships in Europe in summer 2017
Returning to Europe for the first time since her 2014 delivery, Norwegian Getaway will sail eight- and nine-night Baltic Capitals cruises from Copenhagen, Denmark. Guests will be able to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and visit cities such as Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; and overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Enquiries about cruise ship sailing 30 meters from rocks in Tory Channel
Maritime New Zealand was making enquiries about the "Azamara Quest" which was reported having been within 30 metres of rocks upon entering the Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds on Jan 27, 20916, about 9.20 a.m. A passenger said he could clearly see rocks from the ship during its maiden arrival into Picton. The company was co-operating with Maritime New Zealand. The cruise ship was carrying 652 passengers and 394 crew members. It was coming from Akaroa, in Canterbury and, berthed at the Waitohi Wharf in Picton, about 11 a.m.
The "Lydia Cafiero" rescued the distressed Japaneses yacht skipper Jyunichi Hamaguchi in the morning of Jan 27, 2016. The boat was drifting 400 nautical miles south of Punta Arenas and had suffered water ingress. The SAR operation also involved the patrol boat "Marinero Fuentealba", two aircraft and one helicopter. An emergency signal was received in the morning of Jan 26 at the MRCC of the Chilean Navy in Punta Arenas, which coordinated the SAR operation. At 10 a.m., the "Marinero Fuentealba" and a Dauphin helicopter of the navy were dispatched to the yacht which was located at 1.30 p.m. amid poor visibility and waves of three meters. The "Lydia Cafeiro" which was next to the position diverted towards the sinking boat.
Hours later, another aircraft took off in Valparaiso to support the operation and reached the area at mignight. It found the Japanese still on board and dropped off an emergency raft. On Jan 27 at 01:30 a.m. the crew of the "Lydia Cafiero" was able to recover Hamaguchi and redezvoused with the "Marinero Fuentealba" at 06:30 a.m. The Japanese seasoned was transferred to Chilean ship by helicopter operation and departure of rescue swimmers.
The castaway was in good health. He was hoisted aboard the helicopter and expected to arrive in Punta Arenas at 4.30 p.m. where he would be be received by the Maritime Authority.
Spanish report with photo:
On Jan 27, 2016, at 6 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was alerted by the skipper of the "L'Europe" after a fire broke out in the engine room. The trawler with a crew of five on board was located 15 nautical miles east of Barfleur. The engine room was floode with CO² and the fire could be brought under control. However, the trawl was in the water, the ship was stopped and had total electrical failure. The CROSS Jobourg dispatched an EC225 helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus with four members of the marine brigade of the Cherbourg naval base on board to investigate and secure the ship. At the same time, two trawlers, the "Vauban" and "Père Daniel," which wree in the vicinity, diverted towards the trawler. CROSS Jobourg also alerted the lifeboat "Cap Levi II" of the SNSM station Fermanville. At 7.25 p.m., the marine brigade was airlifted aboard the trawler. The investigations showed no remaining hot spots, and it was confirmed that the fire was extinguished. The main engine, however, was damaged and the trawler could not pull up his trawl. After several attempts, the auxiliary engine could be restarted and the trawl finally brought on board. The trawler "Père Daniel" took the ship in tow to Port-en-Bessin, escorted by the lifeboat, where they arrived at midnight.
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