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 Kota Wisata  (Container Ship)
38 days ago by Timsen

Deadly accident in Chittagong
On May 9, 2017, the winch operator Ishaq was smashed by the wire cable and died on the spot at the KR Steel shipbreaking yard. KR Steel was dismantling the "Sea Zenith" and "Kota Wisata" when Ishaq was killed. The former was owned by the Thai shipping group Sang Thai & Sinsimon. The latter was owned by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL), one of the top containership operators in the world. PIL sent nine end-of-life vessels to the beaches of South Asia in the last four years. Six ended up in the worst yards on the shores of Chittagong.

 Sea Zenith  (General Cargo Ship)
38 days ago by Timsen

Deadly accident in Chittagong
On May 9, 2017, the winch operator Ishaq was smashed by the wire cable and died on the spot at the KR Steel shipbreaking yard. KR Steel was dismantling the "Sea Zenith" and "Kota Wisata" when Ishaq was killed. The former was owned by the Thai shipping group Sang Thai & Sinsimon. The latter was owned by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL), one of the top containership operators in the world. PIL sent nine end-of-life vessels to the beaches of South Asia in the last four years. Six ended up in the worst yards on the shores of Chittagong.

 Hanjin Rome  (Container Ship)
38 days ago by Timsen

Deadly accident in Chittagong..
on May 9, 2017: Report with photo: www.maritimeprofe...

 Sage Sagittarius  (Bulk Carrier > Self Discharging Bulk Carrier)
38 days ago by arnekiel

'Death ship' findings expected in Sydney
NSW coronial findings into the so-called "death ship" Sage Sagittarius are expected to be handed down on Friday. A lengthy inquest investigated the deaths of two of three seamen who died on or vanished from the Japanese coal carrier in August and September 2012. Head chef Cesar Llanto vanished overboard as the ship approached Australian waters off the coast of Cairns on August 30. Two weeks later, the ship's chief engineer Hector Collado died after falling 11m from one deck to another as the ship entered Newcastle, NSW. A crew member told the inquest he didn't think Mr Llanto had accidentally fallen overboard and said captain Venancio Salas Jr. may have been involved. He also said heard crew members were scared of the captain and some had got off the ship at Port Kembla, despite having time left on their contracts. A third death, not investigated by the coroner, later occurred when Japanese superintendent Kosaku Monji was crushed in a conveyor belt while the ship was docked in Japan. The case of the Panama-flagged vessel prompted a senate inquiry into Flag of Convenience ships. https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/35560422/death-ship-findings-expected-in-sydney/#page1

 Hanjin Rome  (Container Ship)
38 days ago by arnekiel

Death Toll On The Rise at Chittagong Shipbreaking Yards
On 6 May, 26-year-old Shahinoor died at Jamuna Shipbreaking yard. He fell from a great height when he was breaking the Hanjin Rome, which was the first vessel arrested after the collapse of one of the largest container ship companies last year – the Korean company Hanjin Shipping.

 Mangyongbong  (General Cargo Ship > Passenger General Cargo Ship)
38 days ago by arnekiel

North Korea's New Ferry Service Makes First Trip to Russia
A new ferry line between isolated North Korea and its neighbour Russia docked for the first time at the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday. The ferry's Russian operators say it is purely a commercial venture, but it coincides with what some academics say is a drive by North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, to build ties with Moscow in case its closest ally China turns its back. Journalists were unable to see passengers disembarking from the ship, the North Korean-flagged Mangyongbong, because Russian officials kept them away from the quayside, citing unspecified security reasons. Reuters television was able to speak to three passengers, who said they were representatives of Chinese tourism agencies. www.maritimeprofe...

 Braheborg  (Other)
38 days ago by Timsen

Failure of bow visor lock rectified
The "Braheborg" which had been out of service due to an failure of the locking device at the bow visor was back in traffic on May 18 after the problem has been rectified and the ferry was back in traffic as usual. A metal plate had come lose and was fixed with a band for the time being. But it would be necessary to carry out permanent repairs after the summer season.

 Pacific Eden  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
38 days ago by arnekiel

P&O Australia to Homeport Pacific Eden in Townsville for Trial Period
P&O Cruises Australia has announced that the Pacific Eden will complete partial ship turnarounds at the Townsville Port next year as part of a trial project. It is the first homeporting operation ever for Townsville. Port of Townsville Limited CEO Ranee Crosby said that the announcement was an incredible opportunity for the region. https://www.cruiseindustr...

 Oosterdam  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
38 days ago by arnekiel

HAL puts a second Vista-class ship on Mexico route
Holland America Line's Oosterdam is joining Westerdam for the 2017/18 Mexico season on round-trip cruises from San Diego. From September 2017 through February 2018, the 1,964-passenger ships will sail 11 seven-day cruises calling at Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. HAL president Orlando Ashford said the line's last Mexico season was very popular so additional capacity was added this year. To kick off the season, Oosterdam departs on Sept. 30 with two back-to-back seven-day sailings. Westerdam departs Nov. 24 on the first of two seven-day cruises. The ship's other Mexican Riviera sailing departs Dec. 1. Oosterdam follows up with two similar holiday sailings Dec. 20 and 27 and then operates the same Mexican Riviera itinerary Jan. 3 and 10 and Feb. 4, 11 and 25. www.seatrade-crui...

 Solar Ember  (Bulk Carrier)
38 days ago by Timsen

Cracks in one more Polaris bulkcarrier
Cracks were found on another Polaris VLOC, the "Solar Ember", on May 5, 2017, when the vessel was in the South Atlantic, en route from Brazil to China with a cargo of ore. The cracks were of about 2,5 centimeters size. On May 18, the bulkcarrier was in the Indian Ocean, south of Diego Garcia, under way to Qingdao, ETA June 6. Some temporary measures were taken to prevent the cracks from increasing or leaking water. The vessel’s condition was to be thoroughly checked after offloading 170.000 tons of ore in China.


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