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 Evelyn Maersk  (Container Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Maersk ship saved 352 boat people from sinking vessel
In the evening of Aug 30, 2014, the crew of the "Evelyn Maersk" saved 352 boat people from a fishing vessel that had engine trouble and took water in, in the Mediterranean. One of the Mediterranean's RCC centers requested the Container ship to head towards a fishing boat which took in water. After a few hours of sailing the distressed vessel was located, and it turned out to have 352 boat people on board, among them 43 children. On Aug 31 at 3 a.m. all refugees, coming from Syria and the region of the Horn of Africa, were aboard the Maersk ship which was en route from Suez to Algeciras. On Sep 1 the refugees were disembarked in Trapani on Sicily's west coast. On Sep 2, after the landing of the refugees, the ship resumed the interrupted schedule.

 MT Liquid Silver  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker arrested in Singapore
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) arrested three vessels controlled by Elmira Tankers Management (Elmira) of Greece. The "Liquid Success" was arrested after it docked in Durban on Aug 15, 2014, after RBS placed an $8 million claim against it in July. RBS also arrested the 11,750 dwt Liberia LIQUID "Liquid Fortune", owned by Elmira-controlled Marigold MAI Enterprises, in Singapore on Aug 26. The bank placed a $14.5 million claim on the ship, citing the company's default on mortgage payments. Earlierin August, RBS had the "Liquid Silver", arrested in Singapore where it docked on Aug 5 on a $12.26 million claim for defaulted mortgage payments.

 Liquid Fortune  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker arrested in Singapore
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has recently had three vessels controlled by Elmira Tankers Management (Elmira) of Greece arrested. The "Liquid Success" was arrested after it docked in Durban on Aug 15, 2014, after RBS placed an $8 million claim against it in July. The "Liquid Fortune", owned by Elmira-controlled Marigold MAI Enterprises, was arrested in Singapore on Aug 26. The bank placed a $14.5 million claim on the ship, citing the company's default on mortgage payments. Also RBS had the "Liquid Silver", arrested in Singapore on a $12.26 million claim for defaulted mortgage payments.


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