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 Golden Endeavour  (Bulk Carrier)
1 day ago by arnekiel

New Time Charter
delivered Ijmuiden, trip via Narvik, redelivery Skaw-Gibraltar range, 9000 $ daily, Cargill

 Jia Foison  (Bulk Carrier)
1 day ago by arnekiel

New Time Charter
delivered Trombetas, redelivery Aughinish with grains, 14.750 $ daily plus 110.000 $ ballast bonus, Cargill

 Lmz Pluto  (Bulk Carrier)
1 day ago by arnekiel

New Time Charter
delivery Canakkale prompt, trip via Black Sea to Red Sea, redelivery Port Said, approx 9500 $ daily, XO Shipping

 Porthos  (Bulk Carrier)
1 day ago by arnekiel

New Time Charter
delivered Djakarta, redelivery South China, 12.500 $ daily, CCX

 Star Lily  (Bulk Carrier)
1 day ago by arnekiel

New Time Charter
delivery Campha prompt, redelivery Japan intent. coal, 9000 $ daily, GMT

 Clyde S Vanenkevort  (Tug > Pusher Tug)
1 day ago by Timsen

Dragging anchor caused damage to oil and electrical lanes
The damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan leading to an insulation-fluid spill on Apr 1, 2018, was caused by the "Clyde S. Vanenkevort", dragging its anchor, the Michigan attorney general announced on Apr 17. Attorney General Bill Schuette said he notified Vanenkevort Tug and Barge that he’s planning civil action against the company because of the damage in the Straits of Mackinac. The vessel ignored markers in the channel and clearly identified hazards on navigational charts that make clear that an anchor should not be deployed in this area of Straits. Two electric cables leaked 600 gallons of insulation fluid containing mineral oil and benzene. Enbridge Inc.’s twin Line 5 pipelines carry crude oil and liquefied natural gas. The pipelines were dented but the integrity of the lines weren’t compromised. Under Michigan law, causing such a leak is punishable by a civil fine of up to $25,000 a day of the discharge, as well as damages for harm to natural resources, attorney’s fees and court costs. Those responsible for the anchor deployment or maintenance also could face criminal charges or other legal liability. Enbridge announced in the afternoon of Apr 16 that it has restarted its Line 5, which was shut down over the weekend. The company blamed a power outage. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan had pushed for a temporary shutdown because of high winds and heavy currents in the Straits of Mackinac. Line 5 carries 23 million gallons of oil daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario. The segment that crosses the 5-mile-wide straits linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan is divided into two side-by-side pipes that were laid on the lake bottom in 1953. The ruined power cables are owned by American Transmission Company. The Coast Guard and other agencies have been monitoring the straits by boat and air but have reported no sheen or other evidence of pollution. The American Transmission Company was slated to deploy sonar scanning technology and a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected utility cables this week, as soon as weather conditions no longer pose a danger to responders. ATC contracted with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea to provide tugs, a barge, and an ROV to assess the damage to the utility cables. A tug retrofitted with sonar side-scanning technology will locate the damage in the utility cables, and the ROV will obtain underwater, visual imagery of the cables. The images obtained will provide the Unified Command with the information needed to determine how best to deal with the damaged cables. Throughout the weekend, responders worked shoreside and continued mineral oil extraction operations. To date, more than 300 gallons of mineral oil has been extracted from the utility cables. In addition, wildlife professionals from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Wildlife Services program conducted wildlife surveillance from land and did not observe any impacted birds or wildlife. When weather conditions no longer pose a danger to responders, USDA-APHIS wildlife professionals, MI DEQ environmental experts, and Coast Guard marine science technicians will resume efforts to survey the area from vessels and airplanes to identify any impacts to the environment. No impacts have been identified so far.

 Legionnaire  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Ferry suffered engine trouble
Both the "Legionnaire" and the "Veteran" were experiencing simultaneous engine problems on Apr 17, 2018,, but the vessels are continuing to serve their assigned routes. One engine on the "Legionnaire" has been removed to undergo repairs, and it was expected to be returned to the vessel by the end of the week. Technicians have also shut down an engine on the "Veteran" after it began to malfunction, and were doing an assessment to determine the extent of the problem. Both vessels have three engines, and can operate with just two engines when necessary. The "Veteran" serves the Fogo Island-Change Island-Farewell run, while the "Legionnaire" is one of two vessels operating between Portugal Cove and Bell Island. The vessels are new to the intra-provincial ferry service, and were purchased at a combined cost of some $100 million. They were manufactured by Damen Shipyards in Romania, and have been plagued by problems since entering service.

 Veteran  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

More engine trouble
Both the "Legionnaire" and the "Veteran" were experiencing simultaneous engine problems on Apr 17, 2018,, but the vessels are continuing to serve their assigned routes. One engine on the "Legionnaire" has been removed to undergo repairs, and it was expected to be returned to the vessel by the end of the week. Technicians have also shut down an engine on the "Veteran" after it began to malfunction, and were doing an assessment to determine the extent of the problem. Both vessels have three engines, and can operate with just two engines when necessary. The "Veteran" serves the Fogo Island-Change Island-Farewell run, while the "Legionnaire" is one of two vessels operating between Portugal Cove and Bell Island. The vessels are new to the intra-provincial ferry service, and were purchased at a combined cost of some $100 million. They were manufactured by Damen Shipyards in Romania, and have been plagued by problems since entering service.

 Astro Saturn  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
1 day ago by Timsen

Tankers in collision off Singapore
The LPG tanker "Crystal Sunrise" was in collision with the Astro Saturn" off the Singapore on Apr 16, 2018, at 2.30 a.m. The "Crystal Sunrise" was chartered by Japanese liquefied petroleum gas company Gyxis, the "Astro Saturn" was chartered by European trading house Trafigura and was carrying fuel oil. The accident resultied in a release of 1.796 tonnes of liquefied butane gas. The "Crystal Sunrise" was picking up her pilot at a designated pilot station about one mile south of Tuas Extension when she collided with the "Astro Saturn". The LPG tanker suffered damage to a ballast tank and a leak from a gas cargo tank. The bow and port side anchor were damaged. Both ships have since been stabilized, and the "Crystal Sunrise"'s crew managed to contain the gas leak. The MPA assessed that the butane dissipated quickly, and prevailing winds carried it away from Singapore's shores. No injuries were reported on either vessel, but eight PSA Marine staff who were present at the time of the collision received check-ups as a precautionary measure. They have since been discharged. The ships dropped anchor at Kupuk Ancorage. As a precautionary measure, eight PSA Marine staff who were in the vicinity of the collision received medical check-ups at the National University Hospital. All of the crew have since been discharged. The "Crystal Sunrise" has no history of inspection deficiencies. The "Astro Saturn" had her last inspection at Vostochny, where inspectors found deficiencies related to documentation.

 Crystal Sunrise  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
1 day ago by Timsen

Tankers in collision off Singapore
The "Crystal Sunrise" was in collision with the "Astro Saturn" off the Singapore on Apr 16, 2018, at 2.30 a.m. The "Crystal Sunrise" was chartered by Japanese liquefied petroleum gas company Gyxis, the "Astro Saturn" was chartered by European trading house Trafigura and was carrying fuel oil. The accident resultied in a release of 1.796 tonnes of liquefied butane gas. The "Crystal Sunrise" was picking up her pilot at a designated pilot station about one mile south of Tuas Extension when she collided with the "Astro Saturn". The LPG tanker suffered damage to a ballast tank and a leak from a gas cargo tank. The bow and port side anchor were damaged. Both ships have since been stabilized, and the "Crystal Sunrise"'s crew managed to contain the gas leak. The MPA assessed that the butane dissipated quickly, and prevailing winds carried it away from Singapore's shores. No injuries were reported on either vessel, but eight PSA Marine staff who were present at the time of the collision received check-ups as a precautionary measure. They have since been discharged. The tankers dropped anchor at Kupuk anchorage. As a precautionary measure, eight PSA Marine staff who were in the vicinity of the collision received medical check-ups at the National University Hospital. All of the crew have since been discharged. The "Crystal Sunrise" has no history of inspection deficiencies. The "Astro Saturn" had her last inspection at Vostochny, where inspectors found deficiencies related to documentation.


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