COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited announceы that COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard C o., Ltd ("COSCO Zhoushan"), a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered one bulk carrier of 57000DWT, "OCEAN LADY" respectively to its European buyer. The bulk carrier of 57000DWT measures 189.99 meters in LOA (length of all) and 32.26 meters in breadth, said in the company's press release.
The search for a ppassenger who was reported missing early on May 21, 2013, has been called off. The man was feared dead after reportedly falling overboard from the "Pride of Kent" mid-Channel in the night. No-one was aware he was missing until the ferry arrived in Dover at 12.05 a.m. and his girlfriend was unable to enter their car to drive it on land. The Port of Dover Police gained access to the vehicle and alerted Kent Police to the man's disappearance at 1.30 a.m. The man could not be found aboard the ship and a huge search was launched at 1 a.m. The couple may have argued on board the ship. The Coastguard called Dover's RNLI lifeboat "City Of London II" which was assisted by a helicopter from RAF Wattisham and the Royal Navy warship HMS "Tyne" that was in the area. An extensive search was launched in poor visibility, a northerly wind and drizzle, but was called off after almost four hours at about 6 a.m. as it was unlikely that someone could survive in the water for that amount of time at this time of the year. The man was understood to have gone for a cigarette on an outer deck whilst travelling on the 11.35 p.m. service from Calais to Dover. Officers interviewed the man's partner and family on May 21.
The "Hamnavoe" made its first crossing between Scrabster and Stromness in four weeks on May 27 after repairs were completed. Passengers were able to board the Serco Northlink service for the first time since Apr 25 when a broken crankshaft of the starboard engine forced it out of action. Repairs were carried out in Rosyth before arriving back to Caithness this week when sailings were originally due to begin on May 21. But another damage to the ferry's vibration dampener meant sailings were postponed until MAy 23 morning. Serco Northlink was awarded the contract to operate the Scrabster/Stromness service in a £243 million deal over six years. As part of a penalty clause in the contract, the firm is facing being fined almost £450,000 during the estimated 27 days the "Hamnavoe" was out of action
In the night of May 23, 2013, a boy was born on board the "Isabelle" which was enroute from Riga to Stockholm.
-The mother and child were doing well. At 03:50 a.m he was born by a 34 year old woman from Russia. The ship's doctor and guards assisted in the birth. The woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Stockholm after the arrival of the ferry undergo a medical examination.
Gibdock completes refit of seismic vessel "WG Cook"
Gibraltan shipbuilder, Gibdock, has completed a refit of the seismic vessel ‘WG Cook’ for WesternGeco, reflecting the yard’s growing ability to attract return customers in the specialised offshore vessel market. The ship entered service on May 9, 2013.
The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man from the "Hellas Endurance" on May 23, 2013, approximately 60 miles east of Ocean City. The tanker contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 6:50 a.m. reporting a crewmember suffered a head injury and was in need of immediate medical attention. Watchstanders dispatched an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City at 7:22 a.m. Due to low visibility caused by fog, the pilots used radar to locate the "Hellas Endurance". Once on scene at 8:02 a.m., the helicopter crew hoisted the patient. The aircrew's intention was to transport the injured man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Due to fog, the Dolphin crew landed at Air Station Atlantic City at 9:20 a.m. where the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.
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Skipper washed over board and rescued in large scaled SAR-operation
On May 23, 2013, around 5 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was alerted after the skipper of the "Caprice" was washed over board north-west of Ushant. The yacht had a crew of two aboard. The French search and rescue authorities coordinated the rescue, with Brixham Coastguard assisting by keeping in regular contact with the man still on board the yacht and the French authorities. The CROSS Corsen implemented many water and air resources already present in the area as part of the Franco-German manoever Spontex: a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter and two Cayman helicopters, a fixed wing aircraft, the frigates "Primauguet" and "Commandant L'Herminier" and the two German frigates "Emden" and "Bremen" as well as the German tanker "Frankfurt am Main" and the SCNC-lifeboat from Ouessant. At 6:30 p.m., the castaway, a 55-year-old man, was spotted by the German frigate "Bremen" which launched a semi-rigid hull boat and recovered him. The Cayman helicopter winched a medical team aboard the frigate. The man was alive but suffering from hypothermia. The man was wearing a lifejacket and also a type of wet suit, which undoubtedly saved his life. It was also a bright orange colour, so it made it easier for him to be spotted by rescuers. He was transferred to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest with a Caymann 33F helicopter. The French lifeboat managed to locate the yacht and escorted it back to Ushant with the one remaining crew member on board.
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On Mar 17, 2013, smoke emerged from the engine room of the "Branddirektor Krüger" at its station Kehrwiederspitze in the port of Hamburg due to a malfunctioning turbo charger. The ship had to be taken out of service, a replacement boat could not be inserted as it was staying in a repair yard with a complicated damage of the transmission gear until September.
On May 23, 2013, the KNRM-lifeboat "Koos van Messel" was called for a medevac from the "Amur Star". The ship was at anchor off Ijmuiden and had requested adivce from the German Medical Service. The lifeboat went alongside and a crew member went on board to assess the situation. The patient was able to board the boat using the pilot ladder. Also his personal belongings were transferred onto the boat. Then the man was taken to the port where an ambulance was waiting.