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 Hnlms Vlaardingen  (Other)
2,254 days ago by Timsen

Minehunter found Russian rocket
The "Hr.Ms. Vlaardingen" found parts of a Russian rocket on the bottom of the Baltic Sea north of Poland on June 10, 2012 during a mine hunting exercise. The rocket was resting in a water depth of 30 metres. Divers and a ROV were used to identify it. The mine hunter was tasked to remove the rocket jointly with the Polish authorities. The "Hr.Ms. Vlaardingen" is operating with the mine hunter "Zierikzee and the "Mercuur" in the BALTOPS manoever.

 Nils Holgersson  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
2,254 days ago by Timsen

Medevac in the early morning
In the early morning of Juen 11 the lifeboat "Theo Fischer" of the DGzRS-station Barhöft medevaced an elderly Swiss passenger from the "Nils Holgersson“ which was enroute Rostock-Trelleborg. The crew had informed the MRCC Bremen via VHF that they suspected a stroke, and short before 4 a.m. the lifeboat rushed for the ferry as a helicopter transport was impossible. 45 minutes later the lifeboat was alongside. The patient was transferred and treated with first aid during the return trip to Barhöft where an ambulance was waiting. German report with photos: www.seenotretter....

 Orinoco Flo  (Pleasure Craft > Sailing Vessel)
2,255 days ago by capnh

Dismasted yacht Orinoco Flo under tow by lifeboat
The Cornish owned yacht left Antigua back in May and was due back in Cornwall some time ago. The yacht's owner had contacted Falmouth Coastguard on the 27th May concerned that the vessel was overdue. With the VHF radio now limited in range, a passing 246m tanker, Eagle Turin was the last boat to be in contact with the yacht and had provided food, though the skipper declined any assistance deciding to continue on passage with a jury rigged sail. After Falmouth Coastguard involved an SAR helicopter from RNAS Culdrose the skipper was contacted again and he agreed to accept a tow form the St Mary's lifeboat which was duly despatched yesterday evening. After a tow of nearly 100 miles, the St Mary's lifeboat successfully brought the dismasted yacht alongside the quay in Hugh Town on St Marys at around 0700 12th June.

 Ore Hebei  (Bulk Carrier)
2,255 days ago by arnekiel

Rongsheng to deliver two mega-ships to Brazil Vale SA this year
According to a senior executive at Vale subsidiary in Singapore that heavy industry group Ch Rongsheng will deliver two mega-ships to Brazil Vale SA this year, SteelGuru reports. Mr Joao Mendes De Faria said on June 6 the two vessels will be the Vale Hebei and Vale Shandong and both would have cargo capacities of 400,000 tons each. He said that Ports in South Korea and Japan would be ready to receive Valemaxes soon. He predicted that Valemaxes would eventually carry half of the cargo from Brazil to Asia every year. Mr De Faria said the Ministry of Transport has banned Valemaxes from mooring in China ports. This means the huge ships must head to a deepwater port in Malaysia or one of two offshore stations in the Philippines. The cargo must then be unloaded and put on smaller ships that then head to China. By 2014, the three facilities will process a combined 60 million tons of cargo annually. Vale plans to have 35 of the mega ships known as Valemaxes in the water by 2014. Twenty four of the ships are being built by Chinese builders. Fifteen of the ships are in use and can moor at ports including Taranto in Italy, Sohar in Oman and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. www.steelguru.com...

 Maersk Exeter  (Container Ship)
2,255 days ago by arnekiel

Danaos Corporation takes delivery of 13,100 TEU HYUNDAI SPEED
Danaos Corporation (DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on June 7, 2012, it took delivery of one more 13,100 containership, the HYUNDAI SPEED, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 63 containerships aggregating 349,949 TEU. The Company expects delivery of its last 13,100 TEU vessel by the end of June, at which point its current new building program will be completed. The HYUNDAI SPEED, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, has a carrying capacity of 13,100 TEU, is 366 meters long, 48.2 meters wide and has a speed of 24.70 knots. The vessel has already commenced its 12-year time charter with an expected annualized EBITDA run-rate contribution of approximately $18.8 mil. Source : Danaos

 Maersk Exeter  (Container Ship)
2,255 days ago by arnekiel

Danaos Corporation takes delivery of 13,100 TEU HYUNDAI SPEED
Danaos Corporation (DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on June 7, 2012, it took delivery of one more 13,100 containership, the HYUNDAI SPEED, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 63 containerships aggregating 349,949 TEU. The Company expects delivery of its last 13,100 TEU vessel by the end of June, at which point its current new building program will be completed. The HYUNDAI SPEED, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, has a carrying capacity of 13,100 TEU, is 366 meters long, 48.2 meters wide and has a speed of 24.70 knots. The vessel has already commenced its 12-year time charter with an expected annualized EBITDA run-rate contribution of approximately $18.8 mil. Source : Danaos

 50 Let Pobedy  (Service Ship > Icebreaker)
2,255 days ago by arnekiel

Russian Nuclear icebreaker "50 Let Pobedy" ready for 2012 cruise season
50 years of Victory” will take tourists to the top of the world five times this summer, starting from June 26. Each trip takes ten days and costs 800 000 rubles (€19 800). Cruise traffic to the North Pole is very lucrative for Atomflot, says General Director Vyacheslav Ruksha: “It provides us with 70-80 days of work. The contract we had with Rosmorport on work in the Baltic was for 100 days, so the cruise work is just as good”, RIA Novosti cites.

 Noah Satu  (General Cargo Ship)
2,255 days ago by arnekiel

BBC Aramis sold to South Asian Buyers
MV BBC Aramis (3.490 dwt / Geared, Komarno type -General Cargo Vessel) has been delivered on June 1st, 2012 to her new South Asian Buyers. The buyers purchased their first BBC vessel in December 2011 and repeated that prosperous endeavor by adding MV BBC Aramis to their fleet most recently. BBC Aramis was built in Slovakia in 2004 by Briese shipping B.V. Initial investment for the construction of the vessel was brought together by emission house De Vereenigde Compagnie

 Usav Monterrey  (Other)
2,255 days ago by Timsen

15000 gallons oil to be cleaned up - "Monterrey" still aground
Oil spill specialists from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Army and Alaska Chadux Corporation worked all weekend to contain and clean up an estimated 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from the "Monterrey" that hit Humpback Rock just offshore of Kodiak City. Three Monterrey crewmen who had suffered slight injuries in the incident were transported ashore onboard the fishing vessel "Peggy Joe" for medical attention. Two containment booms were put around the "Monterrey" in the morning of June 9, but enough fuel had already escaped that a diesel fuel sheen could be seen and smelled along the Kodiak waterfront. More containment boom was placed at the mouth of the Buskin River to protect salmon habitat. The "Monterrey" was transporting heavy construction equipment from Port Hueneme, California, to Newtok on the coast between the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, in support of a U.S. Marine Corps mission called Mertervik Innovative Readiness Training. That is a five-year project to relocate Newtok because of erosion and melting permafrost. There was no timeline for salvage of the "Monterrey" or if the heavy equipment would be transferred to another vessel to complete its trip to Western Alaska.

 Green Costa Rica  (General Cargo Ship > Refrigerated Cargo Ship)
2,255 days ago by Timsen

Grounding in Great Belt averted
The Vessel Traffic Control in the Great Belt has averted a grounding at Hatter Barn in the morning of June 11, 2012. The "Green Costa Rica" crossed the fairway to the opposite side and was in danger of getting stuck there. Great Belt VTS was able to get in contact with the ship before a grounding, and the ship with its draft of 7.4 meters followed the instructions from the VTS. The "Green Costa Rica" was en route from Panama to St. Petersburg when the incident occurred.


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