Tanker saved 16 survivors of shipwreck
The "Stena Sunrise" saved 13 Chinese and three Myanmarese crew members of the f/v "Halo" from a life raft after four days adrift in the Caribbean sea. Their ship sank after a fire engulfed its engine room. The sailors with two flares left to go fired These in quick succession in the night of Aug 21, 2013. Two nautical miles away the captain of the tanker saw a faint light as he stood on the bridge. A second red flare confirmed that it was a distress signal. The tanker was about 150 nautical miles from Trinidad and Tobago on ist way to China. The captain decided to alter the ship's path and get closer to the source. The captain manoeuvred the ship within 20 metres of the rubber raft. They sent a heaving line with which the raft was pulled alongside and a ladder was lowered once the captain got permission from Trinidad and Tobago Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. The operation was over in 90 minutes. The tanker crew helped transfer them to another fishing vessel, the "Shinshu Maru 62" which was sent by the Trinidad authorities. Their raft, found to be in good condition, was lowered too.
Suezmax tanker 'Stena Sunrise' named at SHI shipyard
The 274 metre Suezmax tanker 'Stena Sunrise' was named at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, in late January, 2013. The vessel is the last in a series of seven units and is owned by Stena Bulk. With a beam of 48 metres and a deadweight of 158,700 tonnes, the 'Stena Sunrise' is a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax. Like the other tankers in the series, the vessel will be employed on the spot market via Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. She was delivered on January 30 and will sail with a cargo of gas oil from Asia to Europe.
Uuezmax tanker Stena Sunrise named in South Korea
On January 31st, the Suezmax tanker Stena Sunrise was named at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, according to press release. The vessel is the last in a series of seven units and is owned by Stena Bulk. The Stena Sunrise is a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax and, like the other tankers in the series, will be employed on the spot market via Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. She was delivered on 30 January and will sail with a cargo of gas oil from Asia to Europe. The Stena Sunrise is the last vessel in a series built at SHI and ordered at the beginning of 2010. “The seven sisters”, each representing an investment of just under SEK 500 million, were projected by Stena Bulk.Upload News