Mystery Asia buyer takes delivery of Cosco jack-up
Singapore’s Cosco Corporation Limited announced Wednesday that Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard Co. has delivered the jack-up “Kai Xuan Yi Hao” to an Asian buyer. The name or details of the buyer have not been made public. The jack-up measures 218.8 feet in length of all, 220 feet in width, and is designed to operate at water depths of 400 feet. The rig is capable of performing drilling operations at depths of up to 35,000 feet. Source : petroglobalnews
SAL Offshore takes first step with Holland Accommodation Rentals for mv LONE
SAL Offshore BV, the offshore installation contractor, has selected Holland Accommodation Rentals to provide integrated accommodation for 40 persons on board its DP2 vessel the MV Lone. The project scope was later increased with office modules to further enhance on-board facilities. The total package comprises accommodation for 40 persons including sanitary facilities, a fully functioning restaurant with stores, all technical supporting systems and general areas; the integrated solution that Holland Accommodation Rentals boasts. Where SAL Offshore maintains rigorous quality and safety standards, HAR is proud to have been selected as the most suitable solution for this specific project, and trusts that the modules will prove suitable for future projects.
Condor secures charter of freighter MN Toucan, replaces Commodore Clipper
Condor Ferries has announced its plans to support freight customers and guests in the coming weeks following the
incident on 14 July when COMMODORE CLIPPER made contact with the sea bottom in the Little Russel en-route to Guernsey. Following a worldwide search, the company has secured a charter freight vessel to continue to keep the Islands connected and supplied while Clipper is in dry dock until 26 August. The vessel will operate on the route between Portsmouth and Guernsey, allowing Commodore Goodwill to be primarily focused on servicing Jersey, also calling at Guernsey as required. The plan is for ‘MN TOUCAN’, a ro-ro cargo ship, to begin by collecting empty trailers in Guernsey on Tuesday morning (29 July), before returning to Portsmouth that evening to collect full trailers for the Island. The company has also launched a dedicated Twitter feed (@clipperupdate), which will keep itsfreight customers updated with the latest movements of the TOUCAN and its freight-only ship ‘COMMODORE GOODWILL, and on-going updates with the works underway on Clipper.
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The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has taken delivery of a tanker with a capacity to carry petroleum products, named Kaifan. The KOTC said in a statement, that the Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, signed today the contract for receiving the tanker, produced by Hyundai Heavy Industry Shipyards at the Kuwaiti company headquarters .
Tanker Carrying Kurdish Oil Arrives on Houston anchorage
July 25 (Bloomberg) — A ship carrying crude from Iraq’s Kurdistan region is off the coast of Texas, with the future of the oil aboard murky because of uncertainty over who has the right to sell it.
The United Kalavryta is operated by Unicom Management Services Ltd., said Andy Kendrick, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard. It’s scheduled to dock in Galveston, Texas, tomorrow, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.
Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government is seeking to sell oil from its territory and claim revenues to help finance its effort for further independence from the national government. Officials in Baghdad have said the country’s oil revenues belong to the central government.
“We are aware there is a tanker off the coast of Florida currently, but our policy here has not changed — Iraq’s energy resources belong to all of the Iraqi people,” Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, told reporters today in Washington.
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A Kiribati-flagged tanker has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Ghana, the International Maritime Bureau has reported.
According to the IMB, the 3,232 gross ton MT Hai Soon 6 was boarded and hijacked by a group of 10 heavily armed pirates at 2340 UTC on Friday, July 25, about 46 nautical miles south of Anloga, Ghana. The vessel was said to be sailing in southeasterly direction and the fate of the crew and vessel is unknown.
IMB advises all vessels in the area to keep a sharp lookout for the missing tanker and report any sightings to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.
Costa Concordia Arrives Safely in Genoa-Voltri, Salvage Operation to cost 1.5 billion Euros
GENOA, Italy, July 27 (Reuters) – The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port on Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.
After a four-day journey from the Tuscan island of Giglio, where it sank on Jan. 13, 2012, the 114,500-tonne hulk was manoeuvered into place and secured at the conclusion of one of the largest and most complex maritime salvages ever attempted.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi flew to Genoa to hail the completion of the operation which restored some pride to Italy after a disaster that was widely interpreted as a national humiliation as well as a human tragedy. After hours of preparation, dockworkers fixed the wreck in place in the industrial port of Voltri, just outside the main harbour in Genoa. It will be dismantled by a consortium led by Italian engineering group Saipem and Genoa-based San Giorgio del Porto in an operation expected to cost 100 million euros and take up to two years.
The overall salvage effort is expected to cost Carnival Corp , owner of the ship’s operator, Costa Cruises and its insurers more than 1.5 billion euros ($2.14 billion).
Ammonia leak from LPG tanker Sombeke, four crewmembers hurt
USCG reported anhydrous ammonia leak from an LPG tanker Sombeke during cargo operation at the Houston Ammonia Terminal in Houston Ship Channel on July 25. “It was reported that the Sombeke was in the initial cool down phase, preparing to transfer, at the Houston Ammonia Terminal, when a gasket blew and an unknown amount of the anhydrous ammonia was released.” – said officials. Tug Trigger was engaged in Sombeke bunkering at a time of an accident, four crewmembers were exposed to the chemical, and have been hospitalized. Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless, highly irritating gas with a sharp, suffocating odor. Source: news.odin.tc
German containership runs aground while leaving Felixstowe
Boxship MSC Tokyo ran aground on July 24 while leaving Felixstowe, UK. Vessel was refloated and taken back to Felixstowe for inspection. Reportedly, vessel suffered some damages. At 0730 UTC July 26 MSC Tokyo was still docked in Felixstowe. Source: news.odin.tc