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 Maribo Maersk  (Container Ship)
469 days ago by arnekiel

Maersk Line struggling to fill mega container ships
The Danish shipping giant Maersk Line is having trouble loading up its new Triple-E mega container ships to capacity because only two docks in Asia have the necessary infrastructure to do so. The world’s largest ships will have to wait until the end of 2014 to begin to sail with full shipments as central European harbours are still unable to handle fully loading the 18,270-container-capacity ships. “Right now there are only two harbours in our network, Yantian and Tanjung Pelepas, that can handle fully loading Triple-E ships,” Thomas Riber Knudsen, the head of Maersk Line’s Asia and Pacific region, told Lloyd’s List. “At the moment we are only able to load about 16,000 containers on the ships.” Knudsen went on to say that it was important for some of the large harbours – such as those in Algeciras, Shanghai and Rotterdam – to be able to handle the ships. Maersk Line currently has seven Triple-E ships transporting containers between Asia and Northern Europe. They are expected to gradually take over from smaller ships on important routes. Source: Copenhagen Post

 Cape India  (Bulk Carrier)
469 days ago by arnekiel

U-Ming takes delivery of Capesizer Cape India
Taiwanese carrier U-Ming Marine announced today to take delivery of two 188,000dwt bulk carriers Cape Europe and Cape India. The two ships, built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, are the third and fourth units of the eight 188,000dwt carriers U-ming contracted at the yard

 Cape Europe  (Bulk Carrier)
469 days ago by arnekiel

U-Ming takes delivery of two Capesizes
Taiwanese carrier U-Ming Marine announced today to take delivery of two 188,000dwt bulk carriers Cape Europe and Cape India. The two ships, built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, are the third and fourth units of the eight 188,000dwt carriers U-ming contracted at the yard

 Sakura Princess  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
469 days ago by arnekiel

Marine engineer convicted of bunker fraud
A chief engineer of a crude oil tanker has been convicted for shortchanging his employer of 200 tonnes of bunker fuel, according to joint statement of Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The accused, Pittis Stavros , was the chief engineer of the Sakura Princess, which was chartered by Navig8's VLCC pool V8 Pool. He will be sentenced today. He colluded with the bunker clerk and marine surveyor in shortchanging the supply delivery of 300 tonnes CST380 fuel oil to his ship, instead of the correct amount of 500 tonnes. The syndicate pocketed the 200 tonnes and sold it back to the company that supplied it, known as the "buy-back" arrangement in the bunkering industry.

 Golden Wish  (Bulk Carrier)
470 days ago by Timsen

Medevac on Columbia River
The Coast Guard transported a stricken engineer from the "Golden Wish" which was moored in the Columbia River near Astoria, to awaiting EMS on shore in Astoria, on Apr 17, 2014. The Coast Guard Columbia River received a request from the crew of the vessel to medevac the ship’s chief engineer at approximately 10 p.m., as he was having trouble breathing. A Motor Life Boat crew from Station Cape Disappointment that was underway conducting training in the area was dispatched to the "Golden Wish", anchored near the East End Mooring Basin in Astoria. The Coast Guard crew safely recovered the ailing engineer and placed him in the care of awaiting local EMS on the 17th St. Pier in Astoria. The "Golden Wish" remained moored until its crew manning requirements were verified. The vessel was scheduled to head upriver to Kalama, Wash.

 Ornak  (Bulk Carrier)
470 days ago by Timsen

Bulker refloated
The Coast Guard oversaw the successful refloating of the "Ornak" on Apr 18. At approximately 9:35 a.m., the bulker was refloated offshore of the Virginia Beach Resort and Convention Center and repositioned to the Lynnhaven anchorage. Agencies involved in the removal of the grounded ship were Svitzer, the contracted salvage company, McAllister towing, the Virginia Pilots and the Coast Guard. The vessel was now undergoing inspections to verify that the ship posed no hazard to the port or the environment prior to being returned to commercial service. After the ballast water was pumped off, two McAllister tugs, the 5,150 horsepower "AJ McAllister" and the 4,650 horsepower "Emily Anne McAllister", attached tow lines to the vessel and slowly began towing the ship toward deeper water. The vessel was freed on an incoming tide at approx. 9:35 a.m. and anchored further from shore where an underwater hull survey was conducted. Report with photos: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Xin Dong Guan 2  (Bulk Carrier)
470 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard
arrived Jiaojiang scrapyard 18.04.14

 Joyous Land  (Bulk Carrier)
470 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard
arrived Jiangyin scrapyard 18.04.14

 Etel  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
470 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 18.04.14

 Andromeda  (General Cargo Ship)
470 days ago by Swiss63

Scrapped
10/2013 scrapped in Aliaga


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