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Docking accident in Vancouver
The Transportation Safety Board semt two investigators to Port Metro Vancouver after the "CMA CGM Attila" struck a dock in the morning of Aug 27, 2014. The ship was docking at the DP World Centerm container terminal near Crab Park in the Downtown Eastside and had come from Seattle when the accident happened at 6 a.m. The vessel sustained about a one-metre-long puncture to one of its ballast tanks namidships on the starboard side. The tank was empty and there was no pollution. The dock was also damaged. The captain has been interviewed; the next steps are to contact the B.C. coast pilot on board and to analyze the ship's voice data recorder for information such as speed and direction. Two tugs were also assisting the vessel during the docking. The ship was required to remain at berth.
Danaos adds CMA CGM Attila to its fleet
Danaos Corporation a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on July 8, 2011, it took delivery of one more newly built containership, the CMA CGM ATTILA, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 56 containerships aggregating 265,559 TEU. The CMA CGM ATTILA, built at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry has a carrying capacity of 8,530 TEU, is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide and has a speed of 25.80 knots. This large post panamax vessel is the largest containership ever built in China and is the first of a series of 5 vessels due to be delivered to Danaos Corporation until the end of 2011. The CMA CGM ATTILA has commenced its 12-year time charter at a fixed charter rate immediately upon delivery. The annualized EBITDA run-rate contribution of the vessel is expected to be approximately $12.7 milUpload News