Cargo Ship Launched

Monday, February 27, 2006
On February 25, the Ben Kien Shipbuilding Industry Company successfully launched the Grace Casablanca cargo ship of 8,700 ton. This is the first of four 8,700 ton ships ordered by Kanematsu group of Japan. The ships, designed by Japan’s AZ company, are 111.8 metres long, 18.6 metres wide, 9.65 metres high. The main engine of 3,120 kW is supplied by Mitsubishi. The company will continue its efforts to finish construction of the ship and start building the remaining three ships as ordered. (Source: Nhan Dan)

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Passenger Vessel Allides with Pier in Baltimore

Passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning, causing 60 feet of damage to the pier and cosmetic damage to the vessel’s hull.

Indian Cargo Ship Sinks Off Oman

An Indian cargo ship loaded with vehicles and food supplies destined for Yemen sank on Saturday off the coast of Oman but without loss of life, Oman’s ONA state news agency reported.

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

 
 
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