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Reports about casualties, owner and name changes and other interesting incidents


 Combi Dock III  (Specialized Cargo Ship > Heavy Load Carrier)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Peking taken home by dock ship
The "Combi Dock III" was appointed to take the tall ship "Peking" from New York to Germany. End of June it will be loaded onto the dock ship and taken across the Atlantic within two weeks. The voyage will end in Brunsbüttel from where tugs will pull the ship to the Peters Yard in Wewelsfleth for the restoration. which will take three years and cost 120 millon € before the ship is handed over to the Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg (SHMH).

 Cg Morgenthau  (Service Ship > Patrol Vessel)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Patrol boat transferred to Vietnam Coastguard
The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the former Coast Guard Cutter "Morgenthau" to the Vietnam Coastguard during a ceremony in Honolulu on May 26, 2017. The ship, which will be renamed "CSB 8020", is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations. The "CSB 8020" was transferred to the Vietnam coast guard from the U.S. Government through the Excess Defense Articles program. The EDA offers excess military equipment to U.S. partner and allied countries in support of their military and security modernization efforts.

 Global Vega  (Bulk Carrier)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

NYK bulk carrier rescues fishermen off the coast of Peru
Global Vega, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru, the company said in its press release. While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard.


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