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 Prospero  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
216 days ago by Timsen

Collision on the Kiel Canal
On Feb 20, 2016, at 11.30 a.m. the "EDT Hercules" was in collision with the "Prospero" in the Kiel Canal at Breiholz, canal km 49. Both ships were westbound. The X-bow vessel scatched against the port side of the tank m/v while overtaking it. The "Prospero" suffered dented railings and a breach on deck of 10 centimeters length. The tanker which was enroute from Swinjouscie to Rotterdam berthed in Brunsbüttel at the so-called Navy pilings north at 3.30 p.m. and continued the voyage one day later with an ETA at Rotterdam as of Feb 22 at 11 a.m. The "EDT Hercules" which had suffered at the starboard side aft moored at the so called railway pilings in Brunsbüttel on the opposite canal side and continued the voyage the following day. The "EDT Hercules" had sailed from Mukran on Feb 19 and reached Esbjerg on Feb 22 at 7. a.m. Reports with photos and video: forum-schiff.de/p... https://m.facebook.com/mr.johannesen/posts/10210255062079373 www.maritimedanma...

 Edt Hercules  (Other)
216 days ago by Timsen

Collision on the Kiel Canal
On Feb 20, 2016, at 11.30 a.m. the "EDT Hercules" was in collision with the "Prospero" in the Kiel Canal at Breiholz, canal km 49. Both ships were westbound. The X-bow vessel scatched against the port side of the tank m/v while overtaking it. The "Prospero" suffered dented railings and a breach on deck of 10 centimeters length. The tanker which was enroute from Swinjouscie to Rotterdam berthed in Brunsbüttel at the so-called Navy pilings north at 3.30 p.m. and continued the voyage one day later with an ETA at Rotterdam as of Feb 22 at 11 a.m. The "EDT Hercules" which had suffered at the starboard side aft moored at the so called railway pilings in Brunsbüttel on the opposite canal side and continued the voyage the following day. The "EDT Hercules" had sailed from Mukran on Feb 19 and reached Esbjerg on Feb 22 at 7. a.m. Reports with photos and video: forum-schiff.de/p... https://m.facebook.com/mr.johannesen/posts/10210255062079373 www.maritimedanma...

 Magne Viking  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Magne Viking becomes first vessel to comply with IMO Polar Code approved by DNV GL
After a successful survey, DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority confirm that the AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships A/S, is in compliance with the new IMO Polar Code. “Having followed the development of the Polar Code for some years, it is a great achievement to finally survey the first vessel to comply with the Code” says Morten Mejlænder Larsen, responsible for the Arctic and Polar activities in DNV GL Maritime. Based on long experience from Arctic operations in low temperatures and ice covered waters, Viking Supply Ships saw the value in and decided early to implement the IMO Polar Code. The process has included updates of vessel and equipment as well as providing the required documentation. The IMO Polar Code is mandatory for all SOLAS vessel entering Arctic and Antarctic waters after 1st January 2017. The Code is an add-on to existing IMO codes where the main requirements are related to safety (SOLAS) and protection of the environment (MARPOL). DNV GL will, on behalf of the Flag Authorities, issue the Polar Ship Certificate for vessels complying with the new code.

 Maximus  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Seafarers freed by Nigerian Navy
The Nigerian Navy rescued 10 Indian seafarers over the weekend, Feb. 21, 2016. The crew, working onboard the UAE-controlled product tanker Maximus, were believed to have been hit by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on February 11. India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Sunday: “We have rescued 10 Indians with the help of Nigerian Navy. We are trying to rescue 11th Indian and a Pakistani crew member from the pirates.” The hijacking took place south of Abijan in waters belonging to the Ivory Coast.

 Ocean Mare  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Varun offloads cheap aframax to Eurotankers
Brokers report India’s Varun Shipping has got its 2006-built Ocean Mare on seller’s subjects to Eurotankers for $27m. Eurotankers is run by Greek national, Michael Gotsis. The price is a big drop from the last 2006-built aframax to be sold, Elia, which went for $33m last October.

 Kps Orka Sultan  (Bulk Carrier)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Karadeniz bags another caper for conversion
Turkish power ship specialist Karadeniz Denizcilik’s run of bulker acquisitions continues. Brokers report the company, which has pioneered floating power stations that are made out of converted capesizes, has paid Seno Kisen $5m for the Japanese-built Kohyohsan. Taking advantage of low bulker prices, Karadeniz kicked off an a hunt for cape bargains last November and has since added a couple of ships and is keen to add at least two more, brokers report. Japanese owners, wary of record low dry bulk rates, especially for older tonnage, have been in selling mode in the last four months. Karadeniz’s specialised subsidiary Karpowership currently has nine floating power stations on the water, four of which are deployed in Iraq, two in Lebanon and one each in Pakistan, Ghana and Indonesia.

 Noordzee  (Tug)
216 days ago by arnekiel

New Navy Hybrid tug A 871 NOORDZEE arrives at Den Helder
The Damen Shipyard Group built ASD 2810 Hybrid tug A 871 NOORDZEE arrived from the builders Damen Shipyards Galati after a succesful trip at the Dutch naval base Den Helder, the brandnew tug was met by the Dutch Navy tug A 876 HUNZE offshore and escorted into the naval base.

 Miss Becky  (Tug)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Tugboat runs aground on Brigantine beach
An 86-foot tugboat reportedly lost power before running aground on the south end of the beach early on Feb 20, 2016. An investigation is currently underway to determine just what happened to the Miss Katie, which was towing a barge to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Petty Officer David Micaleff said.The MISS KATIE remains attached to the barge, which the Coast Guard said is stuck on the north jetty at Absecon Inlet. The MISS KATIE is owned by Marquette Transportation Co., billed on the company’s website as one of the nation’s largest transportation services.Company officials couldn’t be reached for comment on Saturday. A person who answered the phone said company offices were closed on Saturday, and that a company representative was expected to be on site by Saturday night. The Miss Katie apparently ran aground sometime around 4:30 a.m., according to the Coast Guard.Units from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City went to the scene and reported no collision occurred and that there were no injuries, Micaleff said.

 Georg Oldendorff  (Bulk Carrier)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Bulk Carrier Georg Oldendorff to deliver 55,000 t of coal from Murmansk Commercial Seaport to Europe
Bulk Carrier Georg Oldendorff (owned by Oldendorff Carriers, homeport Madeira Portugal) has moored at the berths of Murmansk Commercial Seaport PJSC. According to the Company’s press center, the ship will be loaded with 55,000 t of coal for one of European plants.The ship built in 2015 is 230 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a deadweight of 80,000 t.Coal produced in Kemerovo Region is delivered to Murmansk by railway, which is an optimal route in terms of logistics.Murmansk Commercial Seaport is supposed to ship metallurgical coal at least once a month.Murmansk Commercial Seaport was founded in 1994. MMTP operates 17 berths of total length of about 3 km. The waters depths allow the port to accommodate vessels with draft of 15.5 m and length of more than 265 m. source : Portnews

 Kondor Explorer  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
216 days ago by arnekiel

Sold for scrapping at Gravendeel
After 5 years of lay-up at the Dutch Northern port of Delfzijl, the KONDOR EXPLORER arrived at the port of ‘s Gravendeel last September. Earlier this month the ship was sold for demolition to Scheepssloperij ‘s Gravendeel and is now waiting to be stripped and cut up. The vessel It started off as the SSS Shanghai as part of a series of 9 anchor-handling tugs. Built in Shanghai for Sentinel Supply Ships, a partnership with amongst other Selco. In 1987 it was sold to the Black Sea Shipping Company and renamed Kondor. From 1993-1996 it was chartered to the famous Dutch salvage company Wijsmuller and at the end of the charter returned to Odessa.There the ship was rebuilt into a seismic exploration vessel for a charter to Seabird Exploration, Norway, which still employs several former anchor- handling tugs as survey ships.


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