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 Habi  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
281 days ago by BerndU

sold to breakers
sold to India breakers

 Erisos  (Bulk Carrier)
281 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 06/2013

 Fv Dirkje Th10  (Fishing Vessel)
281 days ago by Timsen

Nets on deck ablaze
In the morning of July 7 a fire broke out aboard the Dutch f/v "Dirkje . TH 10", 86 gt (IMO: 9001887), in the port of Scheveningen. The fire was remakred by the crew of the"Adriana Mari - TH 7"which was moored alongside. Nets on deck were ablaze, and the flames were threatening the "Adriana MAri" too where the net on port side was already smouldering. The lifeboat "Kitty Rosmale Nepveu"pulled the "TH 10" to another berth. One crew member was saved and treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was under control after about half an hour. At 4.30 a.m. it was out. The police started an investigation regarding the cause of the fire. Dutch report with photos: www.knrm.nl/servi...

 Duzgit Integrity  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
281 days ago by arnekiel

Fine of 5 million EUR imposed, vessel and cargo confiscated by the state of São Tomé
The West African republic of São Tomé e Príncipe has wrongfully confiscated two ships chartered by the Swedish oil company Stena Oil (Marida Melissa and Duzgit Integrity) , including the cargo. The captains have been severely sentenced to three years of imprisonment and charged with "smuggling" in a show trial. A fine of 5 million EUR has been imposed, and the vessels and cargo have been confiscated by the state of São Tomé. It is Stena Oil's clear and firm position that the allegations are entirely unfounded. Neither the ship owners nor Stena Oil have been given the opportunity by any court to clear the false allegations against them. The São Tomé court has refused to consider evidence that would clearly prove the innocence of all the accused parties, including the captains who have now been imprisoned. After nearly four months, the situation remains unresolved and has thus far cost Stena Oil and the owners of the ships more than 3 million USD. For nearly four months, the ships and their cargo have been wrongfully detained by the São Tomé authorities. The captains have been imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. They are the victims of an unscrupulous government trying to enrich themselves by confiscating assets from foreign businesses. More at world.einnews.com...

 Marida Melissa  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
281 days ago by arnekiel

Captain sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a show trial
The West African republic of São Tomé e Príncipe has wrongfully confiscated two ships chartered by the Swedish oil company Stena Oil (Marida Melissa and Duzgit Integrity) , including the cargo. The captains have been severely sentenced to three years of imprisonment and charged with "smuggling" in a show trial. A fine of 5 million EUR has been imposed, and the vessels and cargo have been confiscated by the state of São Tomé. It is Stena Oil's clear and firm position that the allegations are entirely unfounded. Neither the ship owners nor Stena Oil have been given the opportunity by any court to clear the false allegations against them. The São Tomé court has refused to consider evidence that would clearly prove the innocence of all the accused parties, including the captains who have now been imprisoned. After nearly four months, the situation remains unresolved and has thus far cost Stena Oil and the owners of the ships more than 3 million USD. For nearly four months, the ships and their cargo have been wrongfully detained by the São Tomé authorities. The captains have been imprisoned for a crime they did not commit. They are the victims of an unscrupulous government trying to enrich themselves by confiscating assets from foreign businesses. More to read at world.einnews.com...

 Myoken  (Bulk Carrier)
281 days ago by arnekiel

MOL Bulker Myoken Rescues Sailors from Disabled Boat - Near Chuuk Islands
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today (July 9, 2013) announced that on July 4, the MOL-owned and operated bulk carrier Myoken conducted a search and rescue operation about 130km northwest of the Chuuk Islands and rescued all four Micronesians aboard a small boat that was adrift with engine trouble. The rescue went as follows: In the predawn hours of July 4 (local time), the Myoken, out of Brisbane, Australia, bound for Japan, received an emergency signal from a small boat that had suffered engine trouble. The Myoken immediately changed course and headed for the drifting boat. That same morning, the four Micronesians aboard the small boat were rescued and turned over to the Pisaras Port Authority of the Federated States of Micronesia at 8:35 a.m.

 MOL Comfort  (Container Ship)
281 days ago by arnekiel

PORT OF SALALAH READY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO MOL COMFORT
The Port of Salalah has said that it is ready to assist ongoing rescue operations of cargo ship MOL Comfort, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), but it has not received any confirmation from the company. A port official said, “We have spoken to MOL and can provide services that are suitable, safe and eco-friendly. However, we have not received confirmation from either the ship or the salvage company, SMIT Singapore, that the vessel will be sent to Salalah.” Reports on salvage efforts stated that a fire broke out on the vessel’s fore section on Saturday and continued to burn on Sunday. A tug boat and two rescue craft were unable to bring the blaze under control. MOL said that adverse weather affected the rescue efforts. They have now called on the Indian Coast Guard for help. ‘The salvage company has requested fire fighting assistance from the Indian Coast Guard and its patrol boat Samudra Prahari, which is equipped with powerful external fire fighting system and is now proceeding to the scene. We will try our best to contain the fire despite rough weather,’ MOL stated. www.muscatdaily.c...

 Buxmoon  (Container Ship)
281 days ago by arnekiel

German containership Buxmoon rescues five sailors from almost capsized MV Hope
The Royal Thai Navy on July 9 called off its search for the remaining missing crewmen of the Bangladeshi cargo ship 'MV Hope', which almost capsized in heavy seas south of Phuket on Thursday night. During the search efforts, five Bangladeshi crewmen were rescued by the German container ship Buxmoon.

 Mv.hope  (General Cargo Ship)
281 days ago by arnekiel

Royal Thai Navy called off its search for remaining missing crewmen
The news comes after the search on July 8 failed to locate any more of the five missing crewmen, reported the Phuket Gazette, citing Capt Thammawat Malaisukkarin, Director of the Naval Civil Affairs. During the search efforts, five Bangladeshi crewmen were rescued by the German container ship Buxmoon. A tow boat has started towing the Hope south, away from the nearest islands so the repairs could be carried out safely away from land, Capt Thammwat further informed the Phuket Gazette. It appears that the vessel is not in danger of sinking. Source: Phuket Gazette

 Carnival Conquest  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
281 days ago by arnekiel

Carnival Conquest departs Mobile two hours late; two workers hurt in forklift accident
The Carnival Conquest pulled out of the Alabama Cruise Terminal at 6 p.m. Monday, two hours after its slated departure and shortly after two workers were taken out by ambulance after minor injuries when heavy luggage fell from a forklift. The workers were hurrying to unload the last two busloads of luggage that arrived late from New Orleans after being screened there, said Sheila Gurganus, general manager of the terminal. At 5:40 p.m., shortly before the accident, workers could still be seen transporting loads of luggage on small forklifts from the terminal to the ship. More and video on blog.al.com/live/...


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