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 Rickmers Dalian  (General Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Rickmers Dalian Loads Mega Yacht
MV Rickmers Dalian, a general cargo vessel which made a stop-over earlier this month at the anchorage off Lavrion, Greece, to load a mega yacht destined for Dubai, UAE. Owned by German liner service specialist Rickmers-Linie, the 30,000 dwt Rickmers Dalian is one of nine sister vessels in the company’s Superflex Heavy Multi-Purpose Containership (MPC) fleet. The ship is deployed in Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String service. Built in 2004 by Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., the ship features a length 193 meters and a width of 27.9 meters. The 23,119 gross ton Rickmers Dalian is equipped with adjustable tween decks and can lift units of up to 640 tons. The yacht, which was loaded onto the Rickmers Dalian, was discharged on 19 October, 2016, in Dubai. Report with photo at worldmaritimenews...

 G Pegasus  (Bulk Carrier > Ore Carrier)
3 days ago by arnekiel

NYK Line Sells Ore Carrier Gaia Pegasus
Japan’s shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has reached an agreement to sell its 2004-built Ore Carrier Gaia Pegasus to a Greek shipowner, according to data provided by VesselsValue. The 229,200 dwt Capesize vessel was purchased by Samos Steamship for a price of USD 12.7 million.

 Epic St.paul  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Sold to Dubai based buyers for $ 2.9 Mill.

 Lavinia  (General Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Cargo ship released after sailors got full pay
On Monday the seven-man crew on Lavinia got an extra salary transfer, then the freighter could set course for Nørresundby. Maritime Authority "unfreezed" the ship, after the company had arrears of wages, and the ship thus live up to the international rules on minimum wage. The ship with Russian and Lithuanian workers was detained by the DMA Saturday after an inspector of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) had been on unannounced visits to check on the Agreement on the Swedish-owned ship was respected. Report in danish language on

 Black Watch  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Fred Olsen Cruise Ship To Undergo Major 26 day Dry Docking at Hamburg
The British-based Black Watch cruise ship will undergo a major dry dock In November 2016. The refurbishment is part of a multi-million pound investment by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. The vessel will be entering dry dock at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The upgrade will take place from November 20 and is set to last 26 days. There will be lots of improvements, maintenance, and new additions during the dry dock.

 Carnival Vista  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Carnival Vista On Transatlantic Cruise For First Arrival In U.S.
Carnival Vista is currently sailing across the Atlantic in anticipation for its U.S. arrival at the Cape Liberty port in Bayonne, New Jersey. The newest and largest ship in the Carnival fleet departed Barcelona, Spain on October 21 to begin its voyage towards North America. Along the way the ship is calling in Gibralter, Ponta Delgada and then finally Bermuda. After the last port of call, the ship will sail straight for Cape Liberty for its first arrival in the United States. Carnival Vista will arrive in New York on November 3 and then on November 4 a gala event will be held onboard honoring Operation Homefront and featuring an exclusive invitation-only concert by seven-time GRAMMY-award winning country music super star Carrie Underwood. A shipboard ceremony will also be held where godmother Miss USA Deshauna Barber will christen the 133,500 gross ton ship. Hundreds of military families will get the chance to spend an overnight onboard to enjoy all the festivities.

 Nathan E Stewart  (Tug)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Kirby Pays $250,00 Toward Bunker Spill Clean Up on Canadian West Coast
U.S.-based Kirby Offshore Marine (Kirby) has paid $250,000 to the Heiltsuk Nation after the company's tug grounded off British Columbia's coast late last week, spilling an undefined amount of bunkers in the water, Canadian media reports. As Ship & Bunker previously reported, the tug Nathan E. Stewart and fuel barge DBL 55 at ran aground in the Seaforth Channel last Thursday, with the first nation community said to have undertaken the majority of the clean up efforts.

 Syn Antares  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Italian LPG tanker SYN ANTARES ran aground in Guaiba Lake, Porto Allegro, Brazil,
Italian LPG tanker SYN ANTARES ran aground at around 1600 LT Oct 22 in Guaiba Lake, Porto Allegro, Brazil, while en route from Porto Allegro to Rio Grande. Reportedly, grounding was caused by stranding off fairway. Traffic not affected, no leak reported. Attempts to refloat took place on Oct 24 with tug assistance.

 Bao Shan No.3  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Fire in pump control room of loaded tanker at berth in Taichung Port, no injuries
Fire erupted in pumps control room on board of product tanker BAO SHAN III in the evening Oct 24, while the vessel was docked in Taichung port with cargo of jet fuel. CO2 firefighting system was activated, port fire fighting team was deployed to cool bulkhead of the compartment on fire. Fire was extinguished, no injures reported, tanker is to commence offloading today Oct 25.

 Jin Long Da 98  (Other)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Freighter sinks in East China Sea, crew rescued
Chinese Cargo vessel JIN LONG DA 98 issued distress signal on Oct 8 in East China Sea southeast of Shanghai, reporting heavy list portside, danger of sinking, and requesting assistance. Passing nearby tanker DONGCHENGYOU11 came to rescue. Weather was stormy, with heavy swell, fishing vessel, which also happened to be nearby, took vital part in 13 crew rescue, closing distressed freighter and taking crew on board, and after that, transferring them to a tanker. JIN LONG DA 98 understood to sink later, at night. On photos listed JIN LONG DA 98 and rescue operation.

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