Sold in package deal
China COSCO Shipping have sold enbloc their Four Capesize vessels “New Shanghai” and “New Huzhou” & “New Quzhou” & “New Taizhou” for a price in the region of USD 98 mill to Berge Bulk.
New trip charter
170.000 t ore, Western Australia - Qingdao, 7.75 $ fio, scale load, 30.000 t shinc discharge, September 24 - 26, Oldendorff
Medevac off St Helena Bay
A 25-year-old Chinese crewman was injured in a fall on board the "New Taizhou". He was successfully brought ashore for medical treatment and returned to his ship on Aug 4, 2017. The NSRI Mykonos duty crew was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) at 8 a.m. following a request for medical assistance from the cargo ship which was at anchor about nine nautical miles off-shore of St Helena Bay on the West Coast. The crewman had suffered back pain and lacerations in the fall .The back pain had been relieved following medical assistance by the ship’s medical crew but arrangements had been made for the crewman to be seen to by a doctor on shore. The sea rescue craft "Gemini Rescuer II" was towed to St Helena Bay and launched and on arrival at the ship the injured crewman, walking wounded and in a stable and satisfactory condition, was transferred onto the sea rescue craft accompanied by a ship’s crewman acting as interpreter, and we brought the injured sailor to shore where he was seen to by a doctor. Later, the NSRI Mykonos crew, still in the area at the time, was requested to transport the seamen back to the ship following treatment by the doctor and we carried out the return trip delivering the two crewmen back to the ship without incident. Sea conditions were calm and the operation was completed at about 2 p.m. Report with photo: http://www.nsri.org.za/2017/08/patient-assisted-on-ship/Upload News