Container ship stranded off Singapore, already in service again
A container ship was left stranded off Pulau Sebarok, Singapore, on Oct. 14. The 80,108dwt Panama-flagged Hyundai Jakarta is en route to Port Klang, Malaysia, from Singapore before stranded in the Jong Fairway near Monggok Sebarok reef, Singapore, in Lat. 01 12N. Long. 103 48E. at 09.02 hours. The Hyundai Corporation-owned vessel was attended by rescue vessels shortly after that. By 15.00 hours yesterday, Hyundai Jakarta has been moved to Raffles Reserve anchorage for inspection. So far, there have been no injuries or pollution reported from the incident. After inspection, the ship has returned to service early morning today. According to AIS, the vessel is en route to Port Klang.
Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard on Monday (Oct 13) announced it had won a US$696 million (S$886 million) contract to convert the Navion Norvegia shuttle tanker into a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for OOGTK Libra. The deal involves Jurong Shipyard providing detailed engineering, installation and integration of topside modules, installation of external turret and power generation, accommodation upgrading as well as piping and electrical cabling works. OOGTK Libra is the joint venture between Brazil's Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Teekay Offshore, according to the press release. The FPSO vessel will have the capacity of producing 50,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic metres of natural gas per day, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. It is expected to be chartered to Petrobas to work on the Libra field in the ultra-deepwater section of Brazil's Santos Basin.Mr William Gu, General Manager of Jurong Shipyard’s Offshore Division, said: "The conversion work will be done at our Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas which will soon commence work on its first FPSO conversion project." The contract is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Sembcorp Marine for the year ending Dec 31, 2014. Including the abovementioned contract, Sembcorp Marine’s new contracts secured year-to-date stands at S$3.7 billion, the press release stated. Source : channelnewsasia
To facilitate its new objectives, Jorge Vilches, Pullmantur’s new president and CEO, announced the introduction of a new ship in 2016. It is possible that the Sovereign class Majesty of the Seas will be transferred to Pullmantur. Up till now, Pullmantur has been known for being a cruise line exclusively catered for Spanish-speaking clientele. This will change, as the line will also target other nationalities, such as German and British. Source : cruisebusiness