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 Xin Hai Feng  (Baggerschepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Sri Lanka shipwrecked fishermen rescued by China dredger
A Chinese sea sand dredger working on a sea reclamation project near Sri Lanka's Colombo port had rescued two shipwrecked fishermen who were adrift clinging on to a piece of flotsam. The captain of Xin Hai Feng, a vessel working for Shanghai Dredging Company at Colombo Port City project, had spotted the two drifting fishermen who were clinging on to a empty fuel diesel drum. The Colombo Port City is reclaimed by China Harbhour Engineering Company. The rescue team from the Port City had used a barge to reach fishermen amid waves as high as 2.0 metre waves, the company said. The fishermen Sunil Anthony(64) and Ranjith Igneshes (57) had been rescued at 13:59 hours and transferred to National Hospital by emergency medical ambulances. The two fishermen had left in a deep sea fishing boat on July 14. The engine had failed. The drifting boat had later struck a reef. They abandoned ship and started swimming to the shore with the help of the empty fuel drum, the company said. The fishermen had been without food and water for 48 hours.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Whangārei Harbour dredging to allow full super tankers at refinery
Consent has been granted to dredge Whangārei Harbour clearing the way for fully laden super-sized fuel tankers to visit the Marsden Point oil refinery. The "Suezmax" tankers already visit the refinery regularly but could only do so 90 per cent full because of the channel depth. Refining NZ sought the consent on the basis a deeper, straighter channel to allow greater oil shipments would mean ultimately, fewer tanker visits would be needed - with less impact or danger to the environment This week, a panel of three independent commissioners granted a raft of resource consents to deepen and realign theh Whangārei Harbour entrance and approaches.

 COSCO Thailand  (Vrachtschepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

OOCL cancels summer sailings to the west Med and Black Sea
HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced cancellations of Asia-Europe sailings in response to fluctuating seasonal demand Thus, the Asia-East Mediterranean and Black Sea Service operated by the Cosco Thailand will be cancelled, that is westbound: ETA Qingdao on August 9 in Week 32 and eastbound: ETA Ashdod on September 4 in Week 36. Also the Asia-West Mediterranean Service (WM3 TUBUL(TUB) 830W/E, westbound: ETA Khor Al Fakkan on July 26 in Week 30 and eastbound: ETA La Spezia on August 17 in Week 3 will be cancelled. Source : Schednet

 West Capricorn  (Andere schepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Seadrill receives ABS MPD™ notation enabling safer deepwater drilling
ABS has issued the managed pressure drilling notation ABS MPD™ to Seadrill for the ABS-classed West Capricorn, a 6th generation ultra-deep water semi-submersible operating in the Gulf of Mexico. This notation demonstrates system compliance with the ABS Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems (MPD Guide). Seadrill’s WEST CAPRICORN is the first Column Stabilized Drilling Unit to receive the ABS MPD™ notation complete with the Maltese Cross, which denotes survey attendance throughout the process, from vendor fabrication to on-board installation, ABS said in its press release.

 Almi Sky  (Tankers)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Stena Bulk expands its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers
Over the last six months, Stena Bulk has expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers. The TC in fleet consists of modern tonnage of varying length and with different options. The ships in question are SKS SKEENA, ISTANBUL, ALMI GALAXY, ALMI VOYAGER and ALMI SKY “In what has generally speaking been a stable low market, we have recently seen opportunities to utilise our business model in the current market. With our successful commercial management, we believe, despite continuing rather difficult conditions, that we can make a positive difference and have thus now chartered in six vessels. We are in a good position to expand our pool to about 30 Suexmax tankers and expect to do so with the help of partners and chartered tonnage. We are continuously evaluating the market and acting accordingly”, says Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk. The successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax pool, which was established in 2005, currently consists of some 25 high-quality Suezmax tankers.

 Almi Voyager  (Tankers)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Stena Bulk expands its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers
Over the last six months, Stena Bulk has expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers. The TC in fleet consists of modern tonnage of varying length and with different options. The ships in question are SKS SKEENA, ISTANBUL, ALMI GALAXY, ALMI VOYAGER and ALMI SKY “In what has generally speaking been a stable low market, we have recently seen opportunities to utilise our business model in the current market. With our successful commercial management, we believe, despite continuing rather difficult conditions, that we can make a positive difference and have thus now chartered in six vessels. We are in a good position to expand our pool to about 30 Suexmax tankers and expect to do so with the help of partners and chartered tonnage. We are continuously evaluating the market and acting accordingly”, says Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk. The successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax pool, which was established in 2005, currently consists of some 25 high-quality Suezmax tankers.

 Almi Galaxy  (Tankers)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Stena Bulk expands its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers
Over the last six months, Stena Bulk has expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers. The TC in fleet consists of modern tonnage of varying length and with different options. The ships in question are SKS SKEENA, ISTANBUL, ALMI GALAXY, ALMI VOYAGER and ALMI SKY “In what has generally speaking been a stable low market, we have recently seen opportunities to utilise our business model in the current market. With our successful commercial management, we believe, despite continuing rather difficult conditions, that we can make a positive difference and have thus now chartered in six vessels. We are in a good position to expand our pool to about 30 Suexmax tankers and expect to do so with the help of partners and chartered tonnage. We are continuously evaluating the market and acting accordingly”, says Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk. The successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax pool, which was established in 2005, currently consists of some 25 high-quality Suezmax tankers.

 SKS Skeena  (Tankers)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Stena Bulk expands its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers
Over the last six months, Stena Bulk has expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers. The TC in fleet consists of modern tonnage of varying length and with different options. The ships in question are SKS SKEENA, ISTANBUL, ALMI GALAXY, ALMI VOYAGER and ALMI SKY “In what has generally speaking been a stable low market, we have recently seen opportunities to utilise our business model in the current market. With our successful commercial management, we believe, despite continuing rather difficult conditions, that we can make a positive difference and have thus now chartered in six vessels. We are in a good position to expand our pool to about 30 Suexmax tankers and expect to do so with the help of partners and chartered tonnage. We are continuously evaluating the market and acting accordingly”, says Erik Hånell, President & CEO, Stena Bulk. The successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax pool, which was established in 2005, currently consists of some 25 high-quality Suezmax tankers.

 Norwegian Joy  (Passagierschepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Norwegian Changes 2019-2020 Itineraries, Pulls Norwegian Joy From China
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced changes to its 2019 and 2020 itineraries. Among these, the NORWEGIAN JOY is leaving China to join the NORWEGIAN BLISS , sailing seasonally in Alaska in the summer 2019, and will offer Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal voyages during the winter 2019-2020. The NORWEGIAN SPIRIT will replace the Joy in China in 2020, leaving Norwegian out of the Chinese market for one year, and the Spirit will only sail there on a seasonal basis. The Pearl, which is in Alaska now, will sail to Europe as the cruise line’s sixth ship in the region in summer 2019, while the Jade and Jewel will expand Norwegian’s presence in Australasia in winter the 2019-2020 winter season. The Joy repositions to Seattle in April 2019 to offer seven-day voyages to Alaska, replacing the Pearl as Norwegian’s third ship in the region, joining the Bliss and Jewel. Prior to her arrival in Seattle, the Joy will undergo approximately $50 million in work to match her sister ship, the Bliss. When she goes to Europe in 2019, the Pearl will be sailing from Amsterdam as well as Civitavecchia, Barcelona and Venice.

 Qasim
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Vopak acquires 29% share in Engro's Pakistan LNG terminal at Port Qasim
Singapore — Rotterdam-based Royal Vopak has acquired a 29% share in Elengy Terminal Pakistan, whose subsidiary Engro Elengy Terminal owns a floating LNG import facility anchored at Port Qasim in Pakistan, the companies said in a joint statement Friday. Register Now The deal gives Vopak, the world's largest independent petroleum storage company, a foothold in Asia's expanding market for LNG infrastructure, driven by growing adoption of LNG as a fuel source. It also underscores how traditional oil-focused companies are diversifying to natural gas in line with oil major strategy. "This new step in our cooperation gives Vopak an excellent entry in the growing Pakistan LNG market. This fits very well with our ambitions to grow and diversify our service offering in LNG," Vopak's chairman and chief executive Eelco Hoekstra, said. As of end-April, Vopak operated 66 terminals globally with a storage capacity of 35.9 million cu m, but gas products accounted for only 3-5% of its total portfolio, while the bulk was oil products at 40-45% and the remaining were chemical facilities, industrial terminals and vegetable oils storage. Even most of Vopak's growth projects under development for 3.1 million cu m of capacity are for oil products, chemicals and LPG. Vopak has said it continues to look for opportunities in the LNG infrastructure market and the FSRU market on a project-to-project basis through joint ventures or acquisitions The share purchase agreement between Vopak and Engro, who already operate the Engro Vopak chemical terminal jointly near Port Qasim, is for Pakistan's first LNG import facility that started operations in 2015, and supplies gas to state-owned Sui Southern Gas Engro holds a 15-year time charter for the FSRU and the project has long- term LNG supply contracts for feeding power generation, industrial use and as feedstock for fertilizers in Pakistan, which is a market of more than 200 million people and growing energy demand. The deal is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, and expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018. After the deal, the LNG terminal's shareholders will be Engro, Vopak and the International Finance Corporation. Source : Platts

 Genova
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Virgin has revealed the name of its first cruise ship
Virgin Voyages unveiled the long-awaited name of its first ship “SCARLET LADY” at its shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Founder Sir Richard Branson and president and CEO Tom McAlpin revealed further details about the cruise line’s debut ship, including a ban on single-use plastics on board, renderings and animations of nine new public spaces and the plans for its wellbeing programme, “Vitamin Sea”. The single-use plastics ban will range from bottled water to take-away coffee and tea cups as Virgin Voyages strives to create one of the cleanest fleets at sea. Mr McAlpin said: “We believe that in order to fulfill our purpose of creating an ‘Epic Sea Change for All’ we must make a commitment that is bigger than just eliminating straws.

 Sewol  (Passagierschepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Court: S Korea government liable for botched MV Sewol rescue
A court orders the South Korean government to pay $177,000 for families of deceased passengers of ill- fated ferry. The South Korean government is liable for the botched rescue of 304 people who drowned when their overloaded ferry sank, a court has ruled. The Seoul Central District Court ruled on Thursday that next of kin of the deceased passengers should be compensated $177,000 and that the parents of the students who lost their lives should be awarded $35,000, according to Yonhap news agency. The court also awarded between $4,400 and $17,500 to the siblings and grandparents of the deceased. Thursday's decision marked the first time a court found the state liable for the disaster. MV Sewol was overloaded and travelling too fast when it capsised en route to Jeju island on April 16, 2014, investigators have said. The crew told the passengers, the vast majority of them schoolchildren, to stay inside the vessel while the captain and crew were among the first to flee the sinking ship on a rescue boat.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

North Korea’s coal smuggled into South via Russian port
South Korean authorities have opened an investigation into a UN panel’s finding that North Korea transhipped over 9,000 tons of coal, disguised as Russian exports, to South Korean ports in Incheon and Pohang, North Gyeongsang, last October. According to a recent United Nations panel of experts report, North Korean coal shipped to the Russian port of Kholmsk was reloaded on two vessels that entered South Korea’s Incheon and Pohang ports and arrived after the UN Security Council’s comprehensive coal ban was implemented in August last year.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Amsterdam: Carbon emissions in North Sea Canal Area to be reduced by half by 2030
Industrial companies based in the North Sea Canal Area seek to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, bringing them down from the current level of 15 megatons. Virtually all circular waste flows must be recycled by 2050 and carbon emissions minimised. In committing to these targets, the area aims to be among the leading regions in Europe when it comes to reducing climate change.

 Trans Harmony 2  (Vrachtschepen)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Asian Terminals, Inc. welcomes newest Toyofuji car carrier to Batangas port
Batangas Port, the country’s largest car carrier port managed by listed Asian Terminals, Inc. (ATI), recently welcomed MV Trans Harmony 2, the newest pure car carrier of leading vehicle transporter Toyofuji Shipping, as she officially entered service for the growing car market. Trans Harmony 2 boosts Toyofuji’s capacity and efficiency in the region, following the launch of her sister ship Trans Harmony 1 early this year. Trans Harmony 2 runs a weekly rotation through Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Batangas.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Port Of Liverpool To Receive New Container Services
Peel Ports’ flagship deep-water container terminal, Liverpool2, will welcome its largest regular caller to date when 2M (Maersk and MSC alliance) introduce a new transatlantic container service to the port beginning 22 July 2018. 2M is switching its TA2 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool on a temporary basis. At the same time, Maersk Line’s South American service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, exporting UK goods to Newark. Liverpool will be the final port of call for both weekly services as they head westbound across the Atlantic. The ships will load UK export cargo such as Scotch whisky, food products and trade machinery. The new services will also see the Port of Liverpool open up direct links with the US ports of Charleston and Savannah.

 Hamina
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Belgian firm pledges 50m makeover of Hamina port
The Belgian transport engineering company Sarens has agreed to double a planned investment to modernise the port of Hamina in southeast Finland. The deal builds on a 2016 agreement between Sarens and Tengizchevroil (TCO) — a consortium of oil companies operating the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan — to build a trans-shipment base in the Finnish coastal city. The new port in question would primarily be used for offloading cargo from ocean-going vessels. TCO has entrusted Sarens with the transportation and installation of oversized pre-assembled equipment for a new plant designed to increase the production capacity of the existing Tengiz refinery.

 Explorer Of The Seas  (Passagierschepen)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Two crew members fell into the water
The "Explorer of the Seas" was returning from Alaska and heading to Seattle when on July 19, 2018, at 8:21 p.m. the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria was alerted after two crew members reportedly fell into the water, after boarding one of the ship’s rescue boats. The JRCCwas uncertain why the crew were in the rescue boats, but they may have been running drills. They fell from some height and were rescued by the pilot boat of the Pacific Pilotage Authority. Both were still responsive. The rescue boat broke down and was towed by the "Vic 1" boat before it restarted, when it could be cut free and hoisted back on board. The two crew members were sent to hospital, but C-Tow said they were checked out by B.C. Emergency Health Services, given the okay, and put back on board.

 Anuket Emerald  (Tankers)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker grounded off Elegushi Beach
The "Anuket Emerald" which has been moored off Lagos Elegushi since Apr 9, 2016, in pos. N 06° 21.01' N 003° 25.22' E has recently drifted onto Elegushi beach and remained there since. The tanker was intercepted on March 8, 2015, by officers of the Nigerian Navy, during a routine patrol within Nigerian waters. Further investigation by the EFCC revealed that the registered owner of the vessel was Combe Shipping Limited and the beneficial owner was Alliance Tankers Incorporated. The Monjasa DMCC of Dubai UAE were the chatterers of the vessel. Photos: https://i1.wp.com/toplistng.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ship.jpg?w=587&ssl=1

 Fd Athina  (Boten met hoge snelheid)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry encountered vibrations
The Port Authority of Argosaronikos was informed on July 21, 2018, at midday that upon the arrival of the "Flying Dolphin Athina" at Piraeus port on its scheduled service from Agistri to Aegina with 27 passengers and six crew members on board, a damage of the starboard main engine occurred. The crew had remarked vibrations at the propeller shaft. The ship safely disembarked its passengers while the port authority detained the ship until the damage was rectified and the class attendance certificate was presented by the relevant classification society.

 Cakiryildiz  (Sportbooten)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Collision off Symi
On July 21, 2018, at midday the small fishing boat "Tasos" was in collision with the "Cakir Yildiz" at the entrance of Symi port. The port authority sent an inflatable boat as well as a patrol boat. The skipper of the "Tasos", aged 72 years old, wasrescued by a sailboat. His semi-submerged ship was towed to the coast by the inflatable boat. The skipper was checked at the Sympos Multi-Purpose Clinic, and was found in good health. The "Cakir Yildiz" suffered only minor abrasions. An investigation was carried out by the Port Authority of Symi.

 Ocean Nhava Sheva  (Vrachtschepen)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Robbers stole mooring ropes
The "Ocean Nhava Sheva" in pos 22 02 00N, 091 46 50E, at the Chittagong outer anchorage was boarded by robbers on July 19, 2018, at 5 p.m. The robbers stole three mooring ropes and escaped. The duty crew noticed the theft on the next scheduled rounds. They notified the Bangladesh Coast Guard, who dispatched a patrol vessel to the location. The Coast Guard vessel searched the waters around the area and was able to identify the robber's boat and recover the stolen mooring ropes, which were returned to the vessel.

 Frio Nagato  (Vrachtschepen)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Reefer damaged in pirate attack off Nigeria
The "Frio Nagato", while under way in pos 04 06 00N, 006 55 54E, about 18,7 miles southwest of Bonny Island was fired upon by seven pirates in a blue coloured speed boat, on July 1, 2018, at 10.30 a.m. The mster raised alarm, contacted the local authorities, activated SSAS, increased the vessel?s speed and mustered the crew. A Nigerian naval vessel responded and escorted the reefer to a safe anchorage. The superstructure of "Frio Nagato" suffered gunshot damage in the attack.

 Panorama  (Passagierschepen)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Engine damage in Petalioi Gulf
The "Panorama" on its scheduled service from Rafina to Marmari with 235 passengers on board, sustained engine damage in the Petalioi Gulf, on July 20, 2018. A Greek Coast Guard vessel proceeded to the vessel, and two fishing vessels were put on standby to assist. Engineers on board the "Panorama" were able to carry out repairs. The vessel sailed without assistance to Marmari, where the passengers were safely disembarked. On arrival at Marmari, the vessel was detained by the local port authority until repairs were completed, and a class maintenance certificate was issued.

 MV Haksa  (Vrachtschepen)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Ship towed to Tutla for repairs
As permanent repairs of the "Haksa" could not be carried out in a laden condition, the cargo was discharged at Split, Croatia. The tug "Gulf II" was appointed to tow the vessel from Split to the Tuzla shipyard area. Towage commenced on July 20 upon completion of towage approval formalities. During the Canakkale Strait passage, a Coastal Safety tug provided escort service for the vessel and also to ensure Strait traffic safety, ETA at Tuzla was July 26.

 Lucille  (Passagierschepen)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Passenger ship disabled in New York
The US Coast Guard assisted the "Lucille" in the New York Harbor and on the East River in the afternoon of July 21, 2018. At approximately 4:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center vessel traffic service were notified by the captain of Empire Cruises vessel that it was disabled in the vicinity of Liberty Island with 41 people aboard. The command center launched two 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boatcrews from Coast Guard Station New York. A safety broadcast was also issued to all commercial and recreational traffic in the harbor informing all mariners to transit the area with caution. The boatcrews from Station New York arrived on scene at approximately 4:20 p.m., and Lucille was able to restore power after the Coast Guard and partner agencies FDNY and NYPD arrived on scene. The Coast Guard and partner agencies escorted the vessel up the East River to Skyport Marina where it moored around 6:00 p.m., and all passengers safely disembarked the vessel.




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