The "Jinan" suffered a technical failure on July 19, 2019. The vessel sheltered at Sinop anchorage. Repairs were started by the crew. The ship was en route from Samsun to Constantza in ballast condition.
Kawana Kaiun have committed their Post Panamax “Sunny Smile” to Greek buyers at USD 21,5 mill
Singa Star have sold their Capesize “Nord Steel” 180/2007 Imabari Saijo, Japan (DD 07/2020) to Chinese buyers at a price of USD 17,75 mill
A US Coast Guard aircrew and a good Samaritan boat crew medevaced the captain of the "Northwind" after he was injured aboard a fish processing vessel northeast of Biorka Island, on June 20, 2019. At 10.18 a.m. the Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report from a vessel in the area that the captain of the fish processing vessel severed several fingers. Around the same time the Jayhawk crew was conducting a training flight in the area, heard a request for help over VHF channel 16 and diverted to respond. A good Samaritan crew aboard the charter fishing vessel "North River" took the captain from the "Northwind" onto their vessel, then transported him to shore . The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka transported the captain from shore near the vessel to the air station, where they transferred him to Sitka Fire Department emergency medical services for further care.
The Spring Hummer, under the Belize flag, has become the first foreign cargo ship to dock at Vinh Tan, a seaport in the south central province of Binh Thuan, since the port was licensed as a goods inspection location a month ago. The 9000-DWT vessel arrived at Vinh Tan Port on July 17.
Incat Tasmania’s newest 111-metre ferry has been handed over to her new Spanish operator Naviera Armas and departed Hobart late last night (16 July) for Spain, the company said in its release. The ship, named Volcan de Tagoro (Incat Hull 091) is impressive in her distinctive red Naviera Armas livery. 091 completed sea trials over the past few days, loaded fuel and supplies yesterday for the delivery voyage to Spain, and has now left Australia.
On 18 July 2019, Moby held a naming ceremony for their new Damen ASD Tug 2813, Vincenzino O. in Cagliari as part of the company’s plans to upgrade its fleet.That is also one of the reasons why the ASD Tug 2813 was chosen, because the vessel is prepared for the installation of the plug & play Damen SCR NOX Reduction System, which makes the vessel IMO Tier III compliant. This is the first chapter of a long lasting relationship that will see Moby and Damen cooperate in the future, also in other markets.” The ASD Tug 2813 is part of Damen’s next generation of tugs. This series offers a range of new tug designs. The next generation tugs aim at ensuring maximum safety, reliability, sustainability and efficiency. The vessels feature innovative technologies ranging from safety glass to connectivity and from compliance with 2020 stability regulations to IMO Tier III readiness. The ASD Tug 2813 delivers approximately 85 tonnes bollard pull and offers MLC compliant accommodation and an aft deck area of about 80m2, providing both extended crew capacity and optimal towage capabilities fore and aft.
M/V “Navios Arc” 53/2003 Iwagi, Japan (DD 01/2021) of Navios Maritime has been committed at levels USD 7,2 mill,
Chinese built M/V “MSXT Vivienne” 175/2004 SWS, China (SS/DD 08/2019) has gone at levels USD 12,5 mill to Agri Corp.
On July 21, 2019, at 3.30 p.m. the "Greif" ran aground at the left side of the fairway off the Greifswald Wieck. Boats of the DLRG took the passengers off and transferred them to shore. At 7.35 p.m. the schooner managed to refloat without assistance and berthed in Wieck. The water police Wolgast launched an investigation.
Seven pirates on a speedboat attacked Korean bulk carrier CK BLUEBELL early in the morning Jul 22, Korea’s Yonhap news agency said attack took place “near Singapore Strait”. Crew were robbed, pirates left the ship with thousands of dollars in cash, according to Yonhap.
The abandoned crew of the Alexander Tvardovskiy is being supported by Sailors' Society port chaplain Pauline Robertson in Leith. Captain Gennadi Kukvinof said, "We have no idea when we can set sail and go home." The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed it had found "several deficiencies" with the Cook Islands-flagged vessel. Kukvinof added, "The ship is almost ready to set sail, but the owners are fighting against paying our salary, I'm not sure how the situation will be resolved." Robertson has been supporting the nine men and one woman since 25 June, she said, "They're anxious and worried about how long they'll be here."
Ocean Network Express (ONE), the container shipping alliance formed between Japanese liners MOL, NYK and K Line, has officially taken delivery of the ‘ONE Cygnus’, its latest 14,000 TEU vessel and last in the series of seven new builds that began in June 2018.
Colombo Dockyard PLC has delivered a modern Cable Laying Vessel to Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS). The vessel is the first to be built ‘in its class’ by a Sri Lankan company for a Japanese owner. After leaving the Colombo Dockyard, KDDI Cable Infinity successfully reached the Yokohama port, Japan on July 7, 2019. At 113.1 meters in length, 21.5 meters in breadth and 8.8 meters in depth, KDDI Cable Infinity is the largest vessel constructed by Colombo Dockyard to-date. KDDI Cable Infinity has a deadweight carrying capacity of 5,757 DWT at a maximum load laying draught of 7.1 meters. It hosts accommodation facilities for 80 persons and has a speed of 14.5 knots.
Noble Group committed their Chinese built “Ocean Topaz” 93/2013 COSCO Dalian, China (DD 04/2021) to Chinese buyers for USD 15 mill.
Several crew members were injured in the attack on the "CK Bluebell" in the morning of July 22, 2019, near the Singapore Strait”. The pirates had stolen roughly $13,000 in cash and valuables like laptops and smartphones. The ship was enroute from Santos to Incheon at the time of the assault and had anchored off Singapore on July 20 and sailed on July 22, ETA July 31.
Baleària has inaugurated its LNG-ro-pax HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA on the Barcelona-Alcúdia-Ciutadella line, boosting connections not only between the Spanish peninsular and the Balearic Islands, but as much the Balearic inter-island connections. This move is a great step forward particularly for the island of Menorca, the archipelago's second-largest island with a population of about 90,000. HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA is the largest ro-pax which ever called the Port of Ciutadella at Menorca's western tip, and her inauguration required specific preparation including the acquisition of a tugboat. In order to allow the HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA operating to Ciutadella, Baleària therefore purchased the newbuilt tugboat ROLON PLATA II from Damen Shipyards Group at the end of June.
AmaWaterways has welcomed its 23rd ship, AmaMora, at a riverside ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany, in the heart of the Rhine Gorge. The launch Thursday follows last week’s christening of the line’s largest ship, AmaMagna – which is twice the size of a regular river cruise ship -- on the Danube, and the May debut of AmaDouro in Portugal. AmaMora, a 156-passenger ship, was christened by Ensemble Travel Group president Libbie Rice, who said it was her “first time being a godmother to anyone or anything”. Rice is the latest godmother in AmaWaterways’ tradition of honoring influential women in the travel industry.
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has entered into a time charter contract with Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Selina. The gross charter rate is US$11,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum seven (7) months to maximum nine (9) months. The charter commenced on July 15, 2019. The “Selina” is a 75,700 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2010. This employment is anticipated to generate approximately US$2.47 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.
Japanese logistics major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping), was held at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME). The newbuilding has been named Nikolay Urvantsev, in honor of the famous Russian Arctic explorer and geologist. A crowd of VIPs, including personnel from PAO Novatek, the main shareholder of the Yamal LNG project participated in the ceremony. A press release from MOL said that the "Nikolay Urvantsev" is the sister vessel of the "Vladimir Rusanov" and "Vladimir Vize", which started transport service in 2018 under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG for the YAMAL LNG Project.