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 Ns Concord  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
480 days ago by arnekiel

FSO deployed at Port St. Peterburg's anchorage for offshore crude transshipment in 2014 summer season
The SCF owned 106,000DWT crude oil tanker NS Concord was deployed on May 4 at offshore anchorage of Big Port St. Petersburg (Anchorage 5A, behind Kronstadt, an offshore transshipment complex of ZAO In-Transit) as a floating storage/offloading vessel for transshipment of export crude oil. Head of Seaports Authority Big Port of St. Petersburg Peter Parinov told a PortNews correspondent that the Port Authority has not yet received other applications for deployment of similar FSO vessels at the port's outer anchorage. Parinov did not rule out that this season only one FSO tanker will be operating at the anchorage for products transshipment. The tanker is expected to transship during the season 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes of oil products in the 2014 navigation season.

 Vonar  (Fishing Vessel)
480 days ago by Timsen

Crane ship to pull trawler upright
The tug "Eide Max" was sent to Harstad along with the crane "Eide Lift 7" to assist in righting the "Vonar". The ship, once upright, was to be towed to Sunnmøre and pulled onto the Vegsund Slip for further repair of the damage caused when the ship tilted, and to get the original problems with the propeller fixed. Photo: www.skipsfarts-fo...

 Ohamana  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by Timsen

Sale of Sewol sistership fell through
The attempt to sell the "Ohamana" by the Chonghaejin Marine has failed. The ship was put up for sale through the shipbroker O'Carroll in Dubai. They had a buyer who was interested in the ship, but he did not complete the deal as he found that there was not enough life-saving equipment for all the passengers and crew the ship was approved for. Vehicles on the ferry's deck could not be properly fastened in bad weather. The same was true for containers and other cargo.

 New Mistral  (Bulk Carrier)
480 days ago by BerndU

picture after collision
After collision with ANTON TOPIC near Pattaya 31.03.14 picture:www.shipspotting....

 Zhong Xing 2  (General Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by rtaylor

High Speed Collision
HONG KONG — A Chinese cargo ship laden with cement sank near Hong Kong waters early Monday after colliding with a larger container ship registered in the Marshall Islands (MOL Motivator), leaving 11 people missing and setting off a frantic search for survivors, officials said. One person was rescued following the 3 a.m. accident about three miles off Po Toi Island, which is just southeast of Hong Kong Island in the South China Sea. The Chinese cargo ship, the Zhong Xing 2, which was traveling from Hebei Province with 12 people on board, sank after the collision. “The cargo ship sank at the said location,” a spokesman for the Hong Kong police said. A fishing boat was able to rescue a crew member from the cargo ship, the spokesman said. The 46-year-old man, who was from mainland China, suffered minor injuries.

 Kition  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
480 days ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Gadani 08.05.14

 Earl Sigurd  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by Timsen

Bow visor problems resolved soon
Orkney Ferries hoped to have the "Earl Sigurd" which suffered from bow visor problems back operating normally in the near future. For some time now, the bow visor on the "Earl Thorfinn" has been out of operation, which has meant that vehicles have had to reverse on or off the ferries. The visor suffered failures some months ago which required a detailed investigation as well as redesign and repair, to prevent the recurrence of problems. This has including the redesign and fitting of stronger hydraulic rams to both ships during refit earlier in 2014. Changes to the hydraulic control system have also been ordered and should be fitted to the vessel within the next two weeks. A contributing factor in the length of the process has been the requirement for the entire system with its new components to be approved and certified by the regulatory authorities. It was expected that final approval to use the upgraded systems will be given in the next week. Once approval is received and the hydraulic control system is fitted, normal double ended operations will recommence.

 Earl Thorfinn  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by Timsen

Bow visor problems resolved soon
Orkney Ferries hoped to have the "Earl Thorfinn" which suffered from bow visor problems back operating normally in the near future. For some time now, the bow visor on the "Earl Thorfinn" has been out of operation, which has meant that vehicles have had to reverse on or off the ferries. The visor suffered failures some months ago which required a detailed investigation as well as redesign and repair, to prevent the recurrence of problems. This has including the redesign and fitting of stronger hydraulic rams to both ships during refit earlier in 2014. Changes to the hydraulic control system have also been ordered and should be fitted to the vessel within the next two weeks. A contributing factor in the length of the process has been the requirement for the entire system with its new components to be approved and certified by the regulatory authorities. It was expected that final approval to use the upgraded systems will be given in the next week. Once approval is received and the hydraulic control system is fitted, normal double ended operations will recommence.

 Sewol  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by Timsen

Head of Chonghaejin Marine detained
Prosecutors have detained Kim Han-sik, the head of the Chonghaejin Marine, that owned the "Sewol". He was taken into custody on May 8 morning. Prosecutors said he faced possible charges including manslaughter and breaking maritime law. Investigators believed the ferry was heavily overloaded with cargo, which could have contributed to the capsizing. Of the 476 people, only 172 were rescued. The confirmed death toll stands at 269, with 35 still unaccounted for. The search efforts resumed early on May 8 morning after being suspended for about 20 hours due to harsh weather conditions. Divers have now succeeded in entering the galley on the third deck and the central part on the fourth deck where most of the victims were presumed to have been at the time of the accident. Although not much progress was made on May 7 the tides were at their calmest right now giving divers a better chance at recovering more bodies. In the morning, the wind was measured at a speed of 12 to 13 meters per second, while waves reached 2.1 meters. The rescue team would attempt to comb through the 64 cabins once more including restrooms, a cafeteria and 47 common areas. The plan until May 10 was to carry out an additional search in some of the 64 compartments as well as in 47 public areas such as bathrooms and shops. Divers also planned to expand the search to the cargo compartments. If the missing people have not been found by Saturday, divers planned to spend the following five days combing through parts of the 111 compartments that may have been overlooked. The crew members' cabins, the engine room and other parts of the vessel could fall under that category. he search outside the ferry has expanded, increasing up to 80 kilmometers from the accident site. Officials have installed five layers of nets around the submerged vessel in order to prevent bodies from being swept away.

 Abou Karim III  (General Cargo Ship)
480 days ago by Timsen

Two Syrians jumped over board
Two Syrian nationals jumped from the "Abou Karim III" on May 6 and early on May 7, 2014, near the Delaware Memorial Bridge, with one of them making it to land in Salem County before both were captured. The two were caught after a search conducted by Pennsville Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations unit in Cherry Hill. In addition, the U.S. Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police assisted. One of the ship's crew members, who has not been identified, was fished out of the Delaware River in the evening of May 6 by a tug. The second crew member, an 18-year-old Syrian, was caught around 6 a.m. on May 7 after he was spotted trying to break into a construction vehicle on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property near Kilchohook. The police identified him as Omar Khalef. Both were taken into custody of HSI for questioning. They face deportation. The converted cattle-carrier had departed Wilmington, Delaware, en route to Jordan. The "Abou Karim" was pulling a U-Turn just before the bridge, apparently in search of the men, at about 1 a.m. Read more at www.philly.com/ph...


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