Electromagnetic Geoservices extends vessel charter at lower rate
Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has extended the charter agreement for seismic vessel Atlantic Guardian with North Sea Commander Shipping.
EMGS says under the new contract, stretching for five years commencing October 1, it has been given improved commercial terms with the owners agreeing to reduce the charter rate by around 27%. splash247.com/ele...
Crew on ship anchored off Dallas Road treated well, agency says
Local residents concerned about the welfare of crew members on the container ship Hanjin Vienna reached for their telephones when they learned the vessel was stuck in limbo in waters off Victoria. That is because the representatives of the German-flagged vessel are taking top-notch care of the crew, Murray said.
Supplies have been pre-paid and delivered to the ship, she said. “This company has looked after everything. I have never seen anything like this.”
She has her own message to the public: “Thank you to everybody that has really cared.”
The ship and its crew are caught in the middle of the financial collapse of Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, once the seventh largest container-shipping company in the world. It went into receivership at the end of August, and creditors are seeking billions of dollars.
Hanjin is in talks to sell its share of the Long Beach, California, terminal and has put other assets up for sale. www.timescolonist...
BC Ferries LNG ferry nears completion at Remontowa
BC Ferries’ newest passenger ferry Salish Orca is one step closer to her autumn 2016 delivery now that she has been wrapped in her new art decal.
Designed by Darlene Gait, Coast Salish artist and member of Esquimalt Nation (the first people of Victoria, British Columbia), the decal was produced by local graphics printer Ampco Grafix. It depicts a pod of orcas moving through the water. The same design will also be reproduced inside the vessel. www.cruiseandferr...
P&O Cruises Oriana prepares for November dry dock at Hamburg
P&O Cruises’ Oriana is preparing to undergo a three-week interior refurbishment in Hamburg, Germany at the end of November 2016.
British design firm Richmond International has taken guest feedback into consideration when designing the new interiors.
The team will replace the soft furnishings and furniture, upgrade bathrooms and complete maintenance on balconies in the cabins and suites. It will introduce a new colour scheme and replace carpets and chairs in the Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants, and also reupholster the seating and add new lighting and sound equipment in the Theatre Royal. In addition, the sauna, steam-room, whirlpool and changing areas in the Spa will also be retiled and fitted with modern furniture and contemporary equipment, as well as heated loungers and a living plant wall.