Emirates Ship Investment Company (Eships) taken over by Oldendorff
The Abu Dhabi based shipping company Eships has been taken over by Germany’s Egon Oldendorff.
The deal will see Oldendorff strengthen its Middle East operations by teaming up with a UAE government fund to buy its holding in Eships from the Mubadala Development Company.
Although final details of the deal have not been revealed, Eships has said Oldendorff will take control of its business with both sides looking to “pursue long term dry bulk freight contracts.”
Eships Oldendorff Logistics was setup in 2007 to offer total marine transportation and logistics solutions for clients in the Arabian Gulf. It has three specialised bulk transloaders and several self-unloading barges and tugs. The venture also has two 94,000-dwt eco transloaders under construction at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipbuilding in China.
Eships, which was originally set up as a ship investment firm, operates close to 30 owned and chartered tankers and bulkers.
On July 1 the "Aratere" berthed in Wellington, but there were still a few hoops to jump through before the Aratere is cleared to resume crossing Cook Strait. Interislander was to be putting the ship through its paces with a series of tests and the re-commissioning programme has been signed off by all the senior members of the Kiwirail management team. The sea trials were going to include manoeuvres to test variations of speed, direction and the use of thrusters and stabilisers. Also a dive inspection to check the underwater areas of the vessel was to be carried out. The "Aratere" was expected to resume Cook Strait crossings with an eye to taking up normal passenger services in 12 days.
A scuba diver and a charter boat were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the "Manistee" after the boat’s engine shut off on June 29, 2014 shortly after noon about 4.5 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. Once the engine shut off, both the diver and the charter boat started drifting away from each other. The diver was unable to swim back to the boat because of the 10 to 15 knot winds. After receiving a call about the situation, the Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast to other boaters. The "Manistee" was only about a mile away when they received the call, turned around and retrieved the diver. The Coast Guard Station St. Ignace responded with a small boat to pull the charter boat to the Mackinaw City Marina. The diver was safely returned to the charter boat before it was pulled back to land.
OW Bunker, a marine fuel supplier has launched its third barge Marine Noel to expand physical operation in Singapore.
The vessel has installed a Coriolis flow meter with the approval of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to ensure product quantity.
Marine Noel is a modern 4,700dwt barge, built in 2012 and is currently operated by Sinanju Tankers. Source: ihsmaritime360.com
Singapore-listed First Ship Lease Trust said today it has time-chartered an Aframax tanker to oil refiner Tesoro.
The 115,000dwt FSL Shanghai would be chartered to Tesoro's subsidiary Tesoro Far East Maritime Company under an arrangement that would generate $5.7M of revenue over the next 12 months.
This represents an increase of $1.6M over the previous time charter contract, representing a 40% increase in net revenue year on year.
FSL Shanghai was under Teekay Chartering's commercial management. Source: ihsmaritime360.com
Turkish-flagged cargo ship "Hacı Süvari" ran aground in Aegean Sea
Turkish-flagged cargo ship "Hacı Süvari" ran aground in Aegean Sea, Turkish maritime news site "www.denizhaber.com" reports.
The 77 meters-long 994 GRT cargo ship loaded 900 metric tons of "clinker" (the cement used in construction materials) from Akçansa Port, started sailing heading to Marmara Ereğli but for an unknown reason, went aground near Beşiğe Point just before entering the Strait of Dardanalles.
Following the incident, General Directorate of Coastal Safety sent the tugboat "Kurtarma-3" to the incident site for safety reasons.
On June 26, 2014, at 5 p.m. the "Georgelou N" ran aground in Stranraer Harbour. The crew requested assistance with the local RNLI lifeboat responding. The lifeboat crew attempted to refloat the scallop dredger, but their efforts failed. The vessel was left until the next high tide, with safety winches attached to a boat alongside the harbour for support. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution.
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