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Sinking Pacific Cargo Ship Crew Transferred to CG Cutter

Rich Forest & Cutter Sequoia: Photo credit USCG

Survivors of the sinking cargo ship 'Rich Forest' have been transferred safely from the AMVER rescuing ship 'C.S. Sunshine' to Coast Guard Cutter 'Sequoia'. The 500-foot cargo ship Rich Forest was abandoned by its 24 crew-members after the engine room flooded and were picked up from their liferaft by the AMVER participating vessel, C.S Sunshine. The US Coast Guard report that the C.S. Sunshine has now been released from the case and will continue its voyage to Japan. The Sequoia and the Coast Guard Cutter Assateague conducted a final visual assessment of the Rich Forest, before departing for the islands of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. They reported the casualty to be riding low at the stern, but still afloat, and apparently the owner has continued to pursue options for salvaging the vessel. The Sequoia is expected to arrive in Saipan Friday where the survivors will be met by Department of Homeland Security Investigations for processing and the Assateague will make its way back to its homeport of Guam. Earlier in the week, the log-carrier Rich Forest bound for China had  experienced flooding in the engine room and subsequent loss of propulsion. The Chinese crew took to the liferafts having reported the vessel was taking on 160 tons of water per hour and the generators had failed. Pending the later arrival of the Coast Guard cutters they were picked up by the AMVER vessel.  


Hudong-Zhonghua Selected to Build LNG Carriers

Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced today that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, to build four LNG carriers in .  These carriers will provide LNG transportation from the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Gorgon Jansz LNG projects and will be jointly owned by MOL and China Shipping (Group) Company (CS). 


MarAd Announces Vessel Sale and Tranfer

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has given approval to C.S. Global Sentinel, L.P., of Baltimore, MD, to transfer the industrial vessel Global Sentinel, Official No. 973792 to Marshall Island registry and flag, without change in the ownership of said vessel. The Global Sentinel now used as a cable vessel is 434 ft. in length and has a gross tonnage of 13,201. The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has given approval to Polar Tankers, Inc


Aker Yards Wins Container Vessels Contract

Aker Ostsee in Germany, a part of Aker Yards, has been awarded a contract to build two plus two container vessels for Thien & Heyenga Bereederungs- und Befrachtungsgesellschaft m.b.H. in Hamburg (Germany). The vessels are of the newly developed type Aker CS 1700. The total contract value is approximately EUR 120 million. The contract for two of the vessels is due to settlement of financial issues. The vessels are due to delivery in the second quarter of 2006 as well as in the first and


Boksa Marine Design, Custom Steel Boats Yacht

Boksa Marine Design and Custom Steel Boats developed the CS 85. Designed specifically for an avid SCUBA diver and his family and friends, the CS 85, an 85 ft x 22 ft expedition style motor yacht, combines accessible exterior spaces with liveable interior spaces.  There is a large dive locker located in the lazarette with easy access to the large swim platform.  An Opacmare Transformer provides a large swim-up deck for diver access to the water


Victor Marine's Lite Oily Water Separators

lightweight version of Victor Marines CS Series range of separators

Victor Marine Ltd has announced that they have recently received and fulfilled a significant order from one of India’s largest engineering and construction conglomerates to supply a series of lightweight Oily Water Separators for installation on fast attack interceptor vessels.   These lighter units have now been added to Victor Marine’s full range of products and are available to any interested parties


MOL Supports Quake Victims of the Tohoku District

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) reported that MOL has begun the following support activities to help victims of the quake and to help restore their homes and cities: MOL has decided to donate ¥50 million to help support and rescue victims of the quake. MOL executives and employees have organized a charity donation program within the MOL Group of companies, the proceeds of which will be donated to organizations that are working to support victims and


P&O Welcomes Cable Installation Vessel

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P&O Maritime Services has announced the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK.  Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been equipped to install inter-array power cables between wind turbines in the rapidly expanding UK European Offshore Renewables market.  Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to install fiber optic cable for the Telecommunications sector and was built to


Undersea Laboratory Cable Array Repaired

VENUS SIIM Being Deployed: Photo courtesy of OceanWorks

OceanWorks International announce the successful re-deployment of the VENUS coastal network in the Strait of Georgia after repairs. Placed in Canadian waters in the Strait of Georgia, VENUS is part of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory, is a cabled undersea laboratory with nodes that provide live video, acoustic images and real-time data for ocean researchers and explorers. VENUS delivers real time information from seafloor instruments via fiber optic cables to the University of Victoria


Crew Rescued from Sinking Bulk Carrier

Image: USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported that 24 crewmembers are safe after abandoning ship approximately 440 miles west of Guam Monday. At 8 a.m. Sunday, watchstanders at the USCG Sector Guam Command Center received report of flooding from the 500-foot bulk carrier cargo ship Rich Forest. The ship, carrying logs enroute to China, experienced flooding in the engine room and subsequent loss of propulsion. The Chinese crew reported the vessel was taking on 160 tons of water per hour and


MOL Crew Rescues Mariners from Disabled Vessel

A scene of rescuing crew members

While steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. operated coal carrier C. S. Sunshine rescued all 24 Chinese crew members of a disabled freighter January 20. At 8:15 a.m. (local time) on January 20, the Panama-registered C.S


Recent Vessel Sales: January 2014

Reported – Vessel Name – DWT – Built(Age) - Price Millions USD Bulk Carriers 01/13 BAO YUN DA - 5,769 - 96(18) - $1.5 01/20 PACIFIC CHIKUSA - 16,870 - 00(14) - $5 01/13 CYNTHIA PIONEER - 23,641 - 09(5) - $15 01/20 DANIELA BOLTEN - 23,641 - 08(6) - $14.8


Five Minutes With Tomas Tillberg

Tomas Tillberg

Modern cruise ships can cost upwards of a billion and built to last more than 25 years, so the platforms must be built for change, as evolving style & taste, material innovation & maritime regulation dictate. “Built to stand the test of time” is the mantra


Australia's Victoria state may sell two biggest ports

Australia's Victoria state government said it may sell Port of Melbourne, the country's largest container and general cargo port, continuing a rush by states to sell major assets to fund new infrastructure projects. Victorian Treasurer Michael O'Brien said the government will commission a


Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting, Oct 26-27

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Notice of Open Meeting: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic


USN Tests Security Response to Facilities, Personnel

Active-shooter Training: Photo credit USN

USN wraps up large scale security exercise testing response to nationwide threats The Navy wrapped up its largest annual security exercise after a week of training designed to test the service's ability to respond to nation-wide threats to its installations, units, personnel and families


CargoWise Continues North American Expansion in Canada

Chicago — CargoWise is continuing its expansion into Canada with the implementation of its  ediEnterprise solution for the Canadian-based C.S World Cargo 2000 Ltd and CAN ASL Inc. CargoWise’s rapid expansion into the Canadian market is centered on providing solutions


Dynamic Positioning Takes Control at Sea

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Growing reliance on DP technology, a burgeoning global market and the focus on offshore safety means that DP capabilities are no longer optional.   Markets & Trends The requirement for Dynamic Positioning (DP) capabilities on offshore tonnage is growing in leaps and bounds; directly


Z-Tech 6500 Class Terminal/Assist Tug for ICDAS

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The Z-Tech 6500, ICDAS 19 has been successfully delivered to ICDAS Port Operations, by sister company, ICDAS Shipyards. This vessel was conceived, constructed and will be operated entirely in house under the parent company; ICDAS Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim A.S, in Turkey.  


GCS Adds New Feeder and Short-Sea Links

The Global Container Service Group (GCS) has added new feeder and short-sea links to the list of services calling at the NUTEP terminal in Novorossiysk. Both GCS and NUTEP are members of the Delo Group. X-Press Feeders X-Press Feeders has launched the BSX service to Novorossiysk


UK's Victor Marine Customise Separator for Indian Navy

Lightweight Separator: Image credit Victor Marine

Victor Marine Ltd fulfill a significant order for a series of lightweight oily water separators for naval fast attack interceptor vessels. These lighter units have now been added to Victor Marine’s full range of products. Due to the weight constraints applied to this project


Recent Ship Sales

Shipping Intelligence, Inc. prepared a list of recent vessel sales as of June 1, 2013. Reported_Vessel Name____________DWT_BLT/Age_Price_ BULKCARRIERS 05/07/13  SUNRISE MISEN                   


Pneumatic Chainsaw Designed for Underwater Use

CS Unitec 5 1028 Chainsaw

CS Unitec introduces a series of pneumatic chainsaws suited for use in underwater applications or in wet, hazardous environments. Series 5 1028 air saws are designed with a chain brake to stop chain movement during kickback or repositioning of the saw during cutting


Recent Vessel Sales: August 2013

Below is a list of vessel sales for August, 2013 prepared by Shipping Intellegence, Inc., New York. All sale Prices are listed in Millions USD. Reported_Vessel Name_DWT_BLT/Age_Price Bulk Carriers 08/27/13 - PAN LEADER - 16,695, 86(27), $2.2 08/09/13 - ORIENTE PRIME - 21,995, 94(19), $4.5


GIMF Completes Construction of New Liftboat, The Bellator

The Bellator (Photo: Gulf Island Marine Fabricators)

Gulf Island Marine Fabricators (GIMF) has just completed construction of a new liftboat, The Bellator, for C.S. Liftboats, Inc, Abbeville, La. The Bellator is ABS Classed A-1, AMS, and Mobile Offshore Unit. The new boat, designed by A.K. Suda Inc


 
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