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 Gb Ionian  (Cargo Ship)
6 min ago by BerndU

beached at Aliaga 23.08.17 Picture: www.instagram.com...

 Alessandra 1  (Cargo Ship)
7 min ago by BerndU

Beached at Aliaga 23.08.17 Picture: www.instagram.com...

 MV Azra  (Cargo Ship)
11 min ago by BerndU

picture from Beaching
picture from Aliaga : www.instagram.com...

 Fu Min  (Cargo Ship)
15 min ago by BerndU

arrived Civet Guandong scrapyard
arrived Civet Guandong scrapyard 25.07.18

 Fu Man  (Cargo Ship)
17 min ago by BerndU

arrived Xinhui Scrapyard
arrived Xinhui Scrapyard 25.07.18

 Yong Tong  (Cargo Ship)
20 min ago by BerndU

arrived Xinhui Scrapyard
arrived Xinhui Scrapyard 23.08.17

 Great Scenery  (Cargo Ship)
22 min ago by BerndU

arrived Jiangyin scrapyard
arrived Jiangyin scrapyard 23.08.17

 Stoc  (Tankship)
32 min ago by BerndU

beached at Chittaqgong 23.08.17

 Falcon  (Tankship)
36 min ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 23.08.17

 Messina Strait  (Cargo Ship)
37 min ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 22.08.17

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Teekay’s first LNG import terminal is full steam ahead
In late 2015, Teekay LNG Partners entered into a joint venture partnership with The National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) of Bahrain, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Samsung Construction and Trading (SCT) to form a company called Bahrain LNG (BLNG). The new venture has been contracted to deliver an LNG import terminal in Bahrain to NOGA, with a Commercial Start Date in 2019 for 20 years. The terminal layout comprises of an offshore dual jetty and regasification module which is protected by a 600m long breakwater, a subsea pipeline to shore and onshore infrastructure to allow the gas to be delivered to the onshore delivery point. Teekay LNG Partners will provide the ‘Bahrain Spirit’ Floating Storage Unit (FSU) into the project, securing one of their DSME newbuilds on a long-term charter. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract was awarded to GS Engineering and Construction (GSEC) in December 2015. Over the past 20 months, GSEC have been focused on the Engineering phase of the project, executed from their head office in Seoul, South Korea. Engineering is now over 90% complete. Earlier this year, construction work started on site in Bahrain and work activities have been steadily increasing.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Klaipeda remains Baltics’ No 1 container port
Klaipeda remained the number one seaport in the Baltic countries in terms of container handling in January through July 2017, the port’s authority said, cites LETA/BNS. The Lithuanian port handled 256,100 TEUs during the seven months, up 2.4% from 250,000 in the same period last year. TEU traffic in Riga Freeport increase by 13.89% to 245,200 and Tallinn posted an 8% rise to 121,900 units. The Latvian port of Liepaja saw its TEU traffic double to 2,500 units. Annual TEU traffic via Klaipeda went up by 12.9% in 2016 compared with 2015 to reach 443,300 units. Source: The Baltic Course

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Tropical Storm Hato
Hong Kong Observatory has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning advising that at 9am HKT today (22 August), Tropical Storm Hato was estimated to be about 650 km east-southeast of Hong Kong (near 20.5 deg. N, 120.1 deg. E) and forecast to move west-northwest at about 25 km per hour towards the coast of Guangdong, intensifying gradually. Tropical Storm Hato moved steadily on a more westerly track across Luzon Strait this morning. According to the present forecast track, it is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning (Wednesday 23 August) and may skirt within 100 km of the territory. With Hato edging closer to the coast of Guangdong, local winds will strengthen significantly tonight and tomorrow morning. The local weather will deteriorate with heavy squally showers. Seas will be rough with swells. There may be flooding in low-lying areas tomorrow morning. The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 this evening. Members of the public should take all precautions against strong winds and flooding as early as possible.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Bulgaria’s Port Varna launches 2.5 mln euro reconstruction tender
The operator of the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna launched 4.9 million lev ($3 million/2.5 million euro) tender for the reconstruction of the port’s infrastructure, the Public Procurement Agency said. “The company plans to sign a framework agreement with up to three potential contractors for a period of three years,” a notice on the Public Procurement Agency website shows. Interested parties could submit their offers by September 14. The offers will be evaluated on the basis of two criteria – lower price (60%) and technical proposal (40%). Port of Varna is equipped to handle all types of cargo, including containers, general cargo, dry and liquid bulks. The port provides services to passenger and cruise ships as well as scientific vessels. Source: Seenews

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Hutchison Ports Partnering with Iraq Terminal Operator
Hutchison Ports and the Pritzker Family Business Interests (“PFBI”), advised by The Pritzker Organization, L.L.C. (“TPO”), announced today that the leading Hong Kong-based port operator has agreed to partner with NAWAH Port Management, L.L.C. (“NPM”) to manage existing and future operations at the historic Port of Basra in southern Iraq. Hutchison Ports will assume oversight of day-to-day commercial and operational activities at NPM, operating under the name of Hutchison Ports Basra. NPM is a containerized terminal operator at the Port of Basra located along the Shatt Al Arab waterway in Iraq. The company services the shipping needs for a full spectrum of customers across Iraq – from large, multinational companies to local Iraqi merchants. NPM’s proximity to the city center and major oilfields, and its operations are viewed as key competitive advantages versus other ports in the region.

 CMA CGM T.roosevelt  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Panama Canal Welcomes Largest Capacity Container Vessel To-Date Through Expanded Locks
Yesterday,Aug. 22 2017, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the Expanded Locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. The Neopanamax containership, which began its voyage from Asia, will be making stops along the U.S. East Coast. The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has a Total TEU Allowance (TTA) of 14,855 and measures 365.9 meters in length and 48.2 meters in beam. To put the scale of this enormous ship into perspective, its length is roughly the equivalent of laying end to end two Great Pyramids of Giza, four Big Bens, or eight Statues of Liberty. “Today’s transit not only represents the growing success and adoption of the Expanded Canal, but also its impact on reshaping world trade,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt is deployed on the new OCEAN Alliance’s weekly South Atlantic Express (SAX) service, which connects Asia and U.S. East Coast ports via the Panama Canal. The SAX service is composed of 11 vessels ranging in size from 11,000 to 14,000 TEUs, including vessels which also transited the Expanded Canal earlier in May becoming the largest capacity ships to do so at time.

 Cheshire  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Bulk carrier CHESHIRE under tow to Gran Canaria waters
As of 0500 UTC Aug 23, bulk carrier CHESHIRE was in vicinity 26 51N 017 54W, 54 nm south of southern tip of Hierro Island, under tow of one of four tugs deployed in salvage. Towage is confirmed by several sources, destination waters near Gran Canaria. Officials said, that CHESHIRE has to be taken close to land in order to supply materials, requested for tackling fire (if it’s fire), without interruptions and delays. No official news and statements either from Spanish CG and SAR, or from owner of the vessel, British Bibby Line, or from Resolve Marine Salvage, contracted for salvage. No photos, either.

 Ocean Crescent  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

US cargo ship under tow in North Pacific
General cargo vessel OCEAN CRESCENT broke down on Aug 10 northwest of Hawaii, while en route from Long Beach to Guam. She was taken on tow on Aug 17, to be towed to Honolulu. As of 1730 UTC Aug 22, she was some 430 nm northwest of Honolulu.

 Maersk Pembroke  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Container ship MAERSK PEMBROKE fire Update
The fire broke out and was tackled and isolated by the crew. It is not in the cargo and was not the result of an explosion. The space concerned has been isolated and is being cooled from the outside. There are a number of other vessels on scene, including the Edda Frende, which came from the Stena Icemax. She is not a towing vessel. The vessel has lost power and is running on the emergency generator and there are no injuries. It will be some time before the crew will be able to enter the space. The vessel drifted North East for a couple of hours before drifting East and is 120nm south west of Ireland.

 Maersk Pembroke  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

MAERSK PEMBROKE on fire in Celtic sea west of Lizard Point
Container ship MAERSK PEMBROKE suffered fire, probably after explosion, at around 2300 UTC Aug 21 in Celtic sea west of Lizard Point, while en route from Antwerp Belgium to Montreal Canada. Vessel ran out in a short time, AIS off since around 0000 UTC Aug 22. Offshore supply tug EDDA FRENDE was at distressed vessel’s by 0700 UTC Aug 22, most probably contracted for salvage. No other information available at the moment. It may be fire which damaged machinery or electronics and thus, disabled the vessel, or it may be fire in containers, which can be considered as a worse scenario.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

Dredging at two berths of Vladivostok will let the port accommodate large cruise liners from 2018
The prospects of large cruise ships’ calls at the port of Vladivostok were discussed at the meeting headed by Vasily Usoltsev, First Deputy to the Primorsky Territory Governor. According to the press center of the regional government, dredging at the two berths of Vladivostok (No 1 and No 2) will let the port accommodate large cruise liners sailing in the North East Asia from the next cruise season. As of today, the fleet of cruise companies operating in the North East Asia consists of cruise ships of the fourth generation, Ovation or Quantum type. The largest ship, which is 348 meter long can accommodate almost 5,000 passengers. As Valery Nagorny, Director General of Vladivostok Sea Terminal LLC, said at the meeting, the interest to calling at the port of Vladivostok was expressed not only by Russian companies. en.portnews.ru/ne...

 Cleveland  (Tug)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

First of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE completed for The Great Lakes Towing Company
The first of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels has been delivered by Great Lakes Shipyard to its sister company The Great Lakes Towing Company, both based in Ohio, USA, DAMEN announces in its press release. Named Cleveland, she is a significant milestone in a licencing programme agreed between DAMEN Shipyards Group and Great Lakes Shipyard following discussions that began in 2014. While the initial agreement is for the series build of ten tugs for Great Lakes Towing, the vessels will also be available to third party buyerson a priority basis. The Stan Tug 1907 ICE is a compact design capable of 30.0-tons of bollard pull. Its relatively small size and high manoeuvrability make it ideal for the narrow waterways with their many low bridges that characterise the Great Lakes region. The ability to operate safely in icy waters is also essential given the very cold temperatures that occur there in the winter.

 OOCL Germany  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

OOCL celebrated the christening of hull of OOCL Germany
Yesterday, Aug. 22, OOCL celebrated the christening of Hull H2173, a 21,413 TEU newbuilding constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island. Named as OOCL Germany, this mega containership is the second of the six 21 thousand TEU class vessels on order at the shipyard and they are an important part to enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of OOCL modern fleet, the company announces in its press release. As with many of OOCL newbuildings, extra efforts have been made to ensure that they are operationally efficient and meeting the highest environmental standards. In fact, the OOCL Germany, and her sister vessels, are designed with many advanced green features that can help meet future environmental requirements. For instance, the energy efficiency of these containerships not only satisfies the current Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) baseline requirement, but is 48% better than the EEDI level required by the International Maritime Organization in 2025. The OOCL Germany will be serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service and her port rotation is: Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Yantian / Singapore / via Suez Canal / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Gdansk / Wilhelmshaven / Felixstowe / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian / Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

TOTE Maritime’s LNG supplier gets the green light for LNG facility and barge-to-ship bunkering
TOTE Maritime's JAX LNG has received a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the operation of their waterfront LNG facility and the approval to conduct barge-to-ship LNG bunkering operations with TOTE Maritime’s Marlin Class ships and its LNG barge, Clean Jacksonville, TOTE said in a press release. Entering service in late 2015 and early 2016 respectively, to date the Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe have used an innovative truck-to-ship bunkering operation. Barge-to-ship LNG bunkering is scheduled to commence in early 2018.

 Chris. De Margerie  (Tankship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie passed the Northern Sea Route for 6.5 days
On 17 August 2017, LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed its first commercial voyage having delivered LNG from Norway to S. Korea by the Northern Sea Route, Sovcomflot’s press release says. It took the vessel 6.5 days to pass the Northern Sea Route, which is a new record. The Christophe de Margerie is the first commercial vessel to sail along the Northern Sea Route without assistance of icebreakers. The tanker covered 2,193 miles (3,530 km) of the Northern Sea Route, from the Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya archipelago) to Cape Dezhnev (Chukotka), the most easterly point of Russia’s mainland. Total time of the passage - 6 days 12 hours 15 minutes. Average speed exceeded 14 knots though in some areas the tanker had to break through ice fields of up to 1.2 m thick.

 Alnic Mc  (Tankship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

SaR operations continue in Singapore to find missing sailors of USS John McCain
Multi-agency Search and Rescue (SAR) efforts led by Singapore continued today to locate the 10 unaccounted crew of USS JOHN S MCCAIN which was involved in a collision with tanker ALNIC MC in Singapore waters on 21 August 2017, MPA said in a press release. On August 22, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) patrol vessels RSS GALLANT and RSS FEARLESS were deployed. Singapore Police Coast Guard (PCG) also deployed two vessels. To cover a wider search area, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) deployed one Fokker 50 and one C-130, and had one Super Puma on standby. Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), as the co-ordinating agency for the SAR efforts, has a craft on scene. The search efforts are being coordinated with US, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. Singapore yesterday accepted an offer of assistance from Indonesia to search the northern coast line of Bintan island, and accepted Malaysia’s offer today to send four aircraft to join the expanded search area, including along Malaysia’s coast line. Indonesia has increased its deployment to two aircraft and three vessels. Australia has offered Singapore as the SAR lead, fixed wing assets to join the search. The US Navy also deployed assets from USS AMERICA. Diving operations by US Navy to access sealed compartments located in damaged parts of the ship are ongoing. The search area covered by the Singapore-led SAR efforts has been expanded to cover 2620 km2, with Singapore and the US covering the centre of the identified search area while Malaysian and Indonesian assets are covering the north and south. Please refer to Annex 1. In total, so far, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed three patrol vessels, three fast craft, one frigate, two Super Pumas, one Chinook, one C-130 and one Fokker 50 while PCG deployed four patrol craft. MPA deployed two craft, three tugboats and a team of divers. In addition, MPA has been issuing hourly navigational broadcasts to advise passing vessels of the incident and to request them to keep a lookout for any persons in the water.

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