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 Vos Paradise  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Support Vessel)
53 days ago by arnekiel

VOS Paradise delivered to Vroon
We are pleased to announce that last week, Tuesday 4 August 2015, we took delivery of VOS Paradise. The vessel was handed over to Vroon during a ceremony held at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in China. VOS Paradise is the second of six PX121-type PSVs being built at the Shipyard. The vessels will be delivered to the company during 2015 and 2016. The Ulstein PX121, with 850 m2 deck space, is an X-bow design which ensures reduced and smoother vessel movements in harsher conditions. This provides better operational and fuel-efficiency advantages to the charterer, in combination with high crew-comfort standards. VOS Paradise left the shipyard on Tuesday 11 August 2015.

 Al Huwaila  (Gas Tanker > Lng Tanker)
53 days ago by arnekiel

Brazil terminal receives 1st Q-Flex vessel from RasGas
Al-Huwaila, the vessel carrying LNG cargo from RasGas, has arrived for the first time at the Bahia Regasification Terminal (TRBA) in Baía de Todos os Santos in Salvador, RasGas said in a statement. The cargo delivered by the Korean-built Q-flex liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, is the largest to arrive at Petrobras’ third and most recently-opened LNG terminal, RasGas said. Petrobras is a Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. RasGas chief marketing and shipping officer Khalid Sultan R al-Kuwari said: “The arrival of our fully-loaded Q-flex vessel at Bahia extends our larger ships’ reach to 56 terminals in 18 countries across the globe allowing for greater cost-efficiency for our customers. This is an example of RasGas’ flexible operations and we look forward to continue supporting Petrobras in meeting its growing demand for cleaner energy in the form of LNG.” Petrobras executive manager for Gas & Power Marketing and Trading Rodrigo Vilanova added: “Receiving this fully-loaded Q-flex vessel at our Bahia Regasification terminal is an important milestone as it increases our capacity to receive larger LNG ships in Brazil. LNG is a key source of supply to the Brazilian natural gas market and RasGas is a strategic LNG supplier to Petrobras.” RasGas’ integrated shipping fleet consists of 27 long-term chartered LNG vessels. The fleet’s variety of 14 conventional ships, 12 Q-flex, and one Q-Max vessel enhances RasGas’ flexibility to meet global demand. Source: Gulf News

 World Odyssey  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
53 days ago by arnekiel

Semester at Sea Installs Resco System onboard World Odyssey
Rescompany announced it has reached an agreement with Semester at Sea for the implementation of Resco SMS, Resco's PMS and POS system on Semester at Sea's newest shipboard campus, the MV World Odyssey. A spokesperson for Semester at Sea commented: "Rescompany provides an optimal, integrated solution which fits our point of sale needs but will also allow us to introduce

 Shinchi Maru  (Bulk Carrier)
53 days ago by arnekiel

Port of Soma welcomes new coal carrier
On July 30,a ceremony was held at the port of Soma in Fukushima prefecture to commemorate the arrival of a new coal carrier, Shinchi Maru, NYK Line said in its press release. This vessel was delivered in March this year and replaced the identically named Shinchi Maru vessel built in 1995. The new Shinchi Maru will carry coal from the port of Newcastle in Australia to the Shinchi power plant of Soma Kyodo Power Company Ltd. The name Shinchi Maru is derived from the location of this power plant. In commemoration of the ship’s arrival, a plate of Aizu lacquerware, a coveted product of Fukushima prefecture, was presented to the ship’s captain by Mr. Ono, director and chief of Shinchi power plant. In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, NYK will continue to seek creative solutions that contribute to stable and economical coal transport.

 Mehmet Bey  (General Cargo Ship)
53 days ago by arnekiel

Engine malfunction in Bosphorus
A 131 metre Malta-flagged vessel suffered an engine malfunction around the 3. bridge area of the Bosphorus this morning (12 August). Coastal safety immediately sent a tug to assist. The Bosphorus was already closed for transit traffic due to works on 3. bridge and M/V Mehmet Bey is being taken to a secure area.

 Color Fantasy  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
54 days ago by Timsen

Kiel-Oslo ferry assisted distressed fishing vessel
On Aug 12, 2015, at 1.30 a.m. the "Color Fantasy" assisted a distressed f/v which was in danger of sinking 15 miles east of Grenå. The "Color Fantasy" which was nearest to the casualty altered course and reached it at 2.15 a.m. Two helicopters and other ships were immediately sent to the area between Anholt and Grenå. It was difficult to locate the cutter's exact position, but could be managedwith the help of radar tracks of the ferry. A lifeboat of the Grenå Rescue Station, another from Anholt Rescue Station and the frigate "Niels Juel" were assisting the cutter whichg had one man on board and could be stabilized with pumping equipment and towed to Grenå. The ferry reached Kiel 25 minutes later than scheduled.

 Dpv Supporter  (Service Ship > Cable Layer)
54 days ago by Timsen

Sold to Jade Dienst Wilhelmshaven
The "Red7 Reel" which has been tied up in Gt.Yarmouth for a couple of months has been renamed "DPV Supporter" after having been sold to the Jade Dienst Wilhelmshaven in August 2015. The ship had been tied up in Great Yarmouth since the RED7 Marine became insolvent.

 Atlantic Tonjer  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Support Vessel)
54 days ago by Timsen

Sold and renamed
The "Red7 Tonjer" has been sold to Atlantic Marine and will be renamed "Atlantic Tonjer".

 Ibrahim Dede  (Container Ship)
54 days ago by Timsen

Search for missing crew member
On aug 11, 2015, the US Coast Guard was searching for a missing crew member of the Ibrahim Dede" between Bayonne y and Ocean City, Maryland, after the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m. from the vessel of a missing crew member. The crew member was last reported on board after departing Bayonne. The crew discovered the man was missing while the ship was in transit to its next port. A Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot response boat, a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an Air Station Elizabeth City C-130 Hercules airplane crew have all launched in response to aid the search. The "Ibrahim Dede" was continuing to Norfolk International Terminal to dock.

 Evgenia P  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
54 days ago by Timsen

Captured grounded and abandoned Elefsis Aug/Sep 2015: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting....

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