The "Riroil 5", now known as KPS "Selma Sultan" and sailing under Liberian flag, left Gibraltar on May 7, 2019, at 9.20 a.m. The vessel had been arrested upon its arrival from Istanbul at Gibraltar on March 13. The ship called at Algeciras from May 10 to 12 before heading to Freetown.
By an Order of Court dated March 6, 2019, all interested parties were invited to bid for the purchase of the arrested "Babylon" which was being moored on Singapore East Anchorage since Jan 8, by private treaty. The bids must be submitted in Singapore Dollars together with a deposit of 50.000 Singapore Dollars in local cashier's order made in favour of "The Sheriff Of Singapore" and should be placed in a sealed envelope marked "Tender for Babylon" and sent to the Sheriff?s Office, Legal Registry, Level 2, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879, to reach him no later than 1500 hrs, on May 27. Bids made without the accompanying deposit will be rejected. The deposit shall be returned to unsuccessful bidders. The vessel will be sold on an "as is where is" basis and the sale is on the Sheriff?s standard Terms and Conditions of Sale. Permit to inspect the said vessel may be obtained on application to the Sheriff.
The owner of a former Washington state ferry, the "Evergreen State", has failed to make dockage payments for the vessel since April. The owner now owes the port of Olympia about $8,000. The ship has been docked at the port of Olympia for more than a year, and the owner has some financial challenges. Jones Broadcasting paid $300,000 for the "Evergreen State" in 2017. The marine terminal's next timeline according to the delinquency notice was May 17, 2019, at which time they can arrest the vessel. The presumed value of the asset sold will cover the costs and revenues associated to berthing the vessel. If the owner does not pay by the end of the week, the port could seize the vessel and put it up for public auction. In separate emails, the port has reminded Gregory Jones, the apparent owner, about the delinquency. Jones replied that he had an unspecified medical issue. The owner has articulated a plan to hire a captain and transport the ferry to Florida, but that had yet to happen. In July 2018, he went past due and received the same delinquency notice and quickly paid and has remained on time in payments until April. The ferry first arrived at the port in April 2018 and was expected to stay for only two months. Report with photo and video: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article230440759.html#storylink=cpy
Seven companies have shown an interest in the purchase of the "Apollo" and may visit the ferry this week. On May 24 is the deadline to submit a tender. The "Apollo" was currently docked at Pier 30 in the Port of Quebec, in the estuary of the Saint-Charles River. The STQ hopes to get rid of it before the end of June. A purchaser must comply with several conditions. He has to keep the ship under Canadian flag and may not to sell it for at least a year. STQ has been juggling a number of solutions since retiring the ferry in December. Airplanes were chartered for passengers. For trucks, the "CTMA Voyageur" was brought back in the service between Matane and Baie-Comeau to allow three days of transportation per week. But she will have to return to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine at the end of May. From June 1, the "F.-A.-Savard" was to be inserted between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine. In July, the STQ hopes to put into service the "Saaremaa" which was recently purchased in Germany for $ 39 million. It will, however, take about eight weeks of work, and millions of dollars, to "bring it up to standard before sending it to Matane.
CroisiEurope has acquired Silversea Cruises’ Silver Discoverer to enable it to expand its ocean cruise business. To be rebranded and renamed La Belle Des Océans, the seven-deck vessel will accommodate 120 passengers in 60 ocean-view suites, nine of which have private balconies. Notable features in all suites will include a walk-in shower, a desk, a hairdryer, a built-in wardrobe with a safe, a mini bar, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Other onboard highlights include a spa, a beauty salon, a swimming pool, a poolside grill and bar, two indoor bars and lounges, a restaurant and a fitness centre.