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Friday, June 22, 2018

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MES Delivers Bulk Carrier Desert Harrier

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V.  Desert Harrier (MES Hull No. 1910) at its Chiba Works on February 1, 2017 to Genoa Shipping and Investment Limited, Marshall Islands.   This is the 21st ship of the builder's neo60BC line, and the third Eco-Ship line up of its neo series. Length overall: 199.99 m Breadth (molded): 32.25 m Depth (molded): 18.50 m Gross Tonnage: 34,507 Deadweight: 60,447 metric tons Main Engine: MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3 x1set Service Speed: abt. 14.5 knots Complement: 24 persons Classification Society: ABS Flag: Marshall Islands Date of Delivery: February 1, 2017

MES Delivers 66,000 DWT Bulk Carrier

22nd Ship of MES’s Eco-Ship neo66BC Photo MES

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "INDIGO BREEZE" (MES Hull No. 1926) at its Tamano Works on 22nd February, 2017 to ARIST MARITIME S.A., the Republic of Panama. This is the 22nd ship of our “neo60BC”, the third Eco-Ship line up of our “neo series”. Service Speed  abt. * The vessel has four (4) cranes and five (5) cargo holds, and keeps the superior usability of “Mitsui 56”. * The vessel achieves over 60,000 deadweight with Panamax beam and keeps our neo56’s compatibility for ports and trade routes.

Fatal Bulk Carrier Explosion off Cape Cod

An explosion aboard Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Tamar has killed one crewmember and left three others severely injured roughly 1,300 miles offshore Cape Cod, Mass. At approximately 7 a.m., Tamar’s captain contacted watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard command center reporting an explosion in the ship’s forward storeroom killed one crewmember and caused three others to suffer massive burns and are in need of immediate medical attention. The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing and the Canadian and Portuguese Coast Guards to provide a medical emergency response. The New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing launched an HC-130 aircrew with six pararescuers and one combat rescue officer.

[Update] Two Dead in Bulk Carrier Explosion

At approximately 7:45 p.m., Monday, the captain of the bulk carrier Tamar reported that a second crewmember was killed from an onboard explosion. The New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing pararescuers arrived on board the Tamar at about 9:30 p.m., after deploying from their HC-130 with two small boats and advanced life-saving equipment. They are staying with the ship until higher medical authority can take over care of the injured crew. The Portuguese Coast Guard are scheduled to launch a helicopter and pick up the injured crew members and bring them to Ponta Delgada. They are expected to be within range of the Azores, Portugal within 24 hours.

Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen off Peru

Photo: NYK Line

The commercial bulk carrier Global Vega rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru. While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard. Global Vega is a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line. Captain: Arturo F.

LNG-fueled Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier Design Unveiled

The project partners of the "Green Corridor" Joint Industry Project (JIP) came together for a meeting at the DNV GL Group headquarters in Høvik this week. They also presented the results from stage one of the JIP at the Nor-Shipping trade fair. Photo: DNV GL

Project partners BHP, Fortescue, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Rio Tinto, SDARI, U-Ming, Woodside, and DNV GL presented the results from stage one of their “Green Corridor” joint industry project (JIP), which demonstrated the commercial potential and technical feasibility of bulkers fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the iron ore and coal trade between Australia and China. The result is an LNG-fueled Newcastlemax design which is in the process of receiving Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV GL.

Active Shipping Moves Tanker and Bulk Carrier Fleet to Sealink VSAT

Nordic Thunder (Photo: Marlink)

Active Shipping is teaming up with Marlink and its regional partner Ozsay Satellite Communications to move into the world of high-speed maritime broadband and ship digitalization. By installing Marlink’s Sealink Global VSAT service combined with the XChange digital solutions platform, the Istanbul, Turkey-based ship manager will experience a significant boost to its operational capabilities on its vessels, which comprise oil tankers and bulk carriers. Active shipping will run…

MES Delivers Another Bulk Carrier

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "Cyclades" (MES Hull No. 1958) at its Tamano Works on August 17th, 2017 to Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, Hellenic Republic.   This is the 25th ship of the "neo60BC”, the third Eco-Ship line up of our “neo series”.   Principal Particulars Length overall - 199.99 m Breadth (molded) - 32.25 m Depth (molded)  - 18.50 m Gross Tonnage - 34,094 Deadweight - 60,384 metric tons Main Engine -  MITSUI-MAN B&W Diesel Engine 6S50ME-B9.3 x1set Service Speed -  abt. 14.5 knots Complement - 24 persons Classification Society - NK Flag -  Republic of Malta Date of Delivery - 17th August, 2017

Bulk Carrier Splits in Two in the Black Sea

A dry cargo vessel broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey's northwest coast, television images showed early on Sunday, while the 11-man crew was rescued. Mongolian flag carrying Leonardo, a 114-meter-long dry cargo ship, started buckling and broke in two while on anchor off Istanbul's Kilyos coast. Half of the ship was taken ashore by tugboats, while the remainder is in the water gradually sinking. Turkish media reports said the ship, constructed in 1975, was going to Istanbul's Tuzla dockyard for repairs. (Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Mark Potter)

China Launches World's Largest Bulk Carrier

Ore Tianjin. Image courtesy: New China TV

China launched world's largest bulk carrier 'Ore Tianjin' in the port city Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, reported China Daily. The mammoth ore ship, built by the Wuhan subordinate of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), can carry 400,000 metric ton deadweight (DWT). It will go into service for ore transportation between China and Brazil upon delivery, which is expected in April 2018. At 362 meters long, 65 meters wide and 30.4 meters deep, and a deck equivalent to three soccer fields, it's 25 meters longer than the world's largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford.

Bluetech Finland Signs Bulk Carrier Design Contract

Photo: Bluetech Finland

Navibulgar has contracted 4+2 Bluetech 45 handymax bulk carriers from Yangzijiang.   The Bluetech 45 design is based on the successful Bluetech 42 design. The ship will have a length of 190 m, maximum draught of 10.8 m, a dwt of 45 000 tons, a large hold volume for its class and an ice class 1C.   Bluetech bulk carrier designs have the largest hold volume and deadweight and lowest fuel consumption in their class, making them the most eco-friendly on the market. The designs are marketed worldwide by Clarksons Platou Shipbroking.

Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Three off Costa Rica

The crew of bulk carrier Navios Sagittarius came to the rescue of three people in the water approximately 33 miles off the coast of Costa Rica on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. According to a rescue report submitted to the AMVER center, the Navios Sagittarius witnessed people in the water and the bridge team activated the man overboard alarm while the master requested the ship slow to maneuvering speed. The crew then lowered a lifeboat and safely rescued the three people from the water. Once the survivors were on board, the ship resumed its voyage to Balboa. The Navios Sagittarius, managed by Navios Shipmanagement of Piraus, Greece, enrolled in AMVER on April 12, 2009. AMVER (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System), sponsored by the U.S.

MES Delivers 60,000 DWT Bulk Carrier

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) said it has completed and delivered a 60,000 dwt bulk carrier M.V. Venezia (MES Hull No. 1959) at its Tamano Works on October 25, 2017 to Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, Hellenic Republic.   This is the 26th ship of the builder's “neo60BC”, and the third Eco-Ship line up of its “neo series”. Length overall: 199.99 m Breadth (molded): 32.25 m Depth (molded): 18.50 m Gross Tonnage: 34,094 Deadweight: 60,388 metric tons Main Engine: MITSUI-MAN B&W 6S50ME-B9.3 Diesel Engine x1set Service Speed: abt. 14.5 knots Complement: 24 persons Classification Society: NK Flag: Republic of Malta Date of Delivery: October 25, 2017

Ferus Smit Launches Bulk Carrier for Erik Thun

Ferus Smit launched Snow Crystal for owner Erik Thun AB (© Simon Marrink / Ferus Smit)

Shipbuilder Ferus Smit said it has launched newbuild bulk carrier Snow Crystal on October 21 at its shipyard in Westerbroek, Netherlands. Snow Crystal (Ferus Smit newbuild 445) is the first ship in a series of two for Swedish ship owner Erik Thun AB. Designed for specific trades in the Baltic region, the vessels are “mini bulkers” with two cargo holds and ice class 1A, the builder said. The breadth of the ships is limited to 13.35 meters, in order to fit into the locks of the Trollhattan Canal – which will only be applicable for Snow Crystal.

Grounded Bulk Carrier Refloated in Washington

Coast Guard monitors aground motor vessel in Columbia River  (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an incident involving a motor vessel that grounded in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington, Friday night. The motor vessel Rosco Palm, a 751-foot Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship reportedly ran aground at 7:49 p.m. on Friday night, refloated, moved to a few miles upstream to mitigate collision risk and then grounded while at anchor on sand bottom while waiting for first light assessment. The vessel has refloated with the tide at 7:40 am and there is no indication of pollution being discharged.

Thoresen Sells Bulk Carrier

Photo: Thoresen Thai Agencies Plc.

Thoresen Thai Agencies sells M.V. Thor Horizon, a general cargo vessel with a rated capacity of 47 111 DWT and built in 2002 for  just over US$5.38 million. "The Vessel was sold to a company which is not a connected person of the Company by Thoresen Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company," said a press release. After the sale of M.V. Thor Horizon, the Thoresen fleet will consist of 21 vessels with an average size of 53,491 DWT and an average age of 12.0 years.

Eagle Bulk Buys Ultramax Bulkcarrier

Photo: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Eagle Bulk Shipping announced that it has acquired a 2015-built CROWN-63 Ultramax bulkcarrier for a purchase price of USD 21.275 million. The vessel was constructed at Yangzhou Dayang Shipbuilding CO.,LTD., the same yard as the nine Ultramaxes acquired by the Company earlier this year, and is of similar design. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to the Company in January 2018, and will be renamed the M/V New London Eagle. Including the M/V New London Eagle, the Company’s fleet will consist of 47 vessels, including 12 Ultramaxes acquired over the last 12 months. Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier for 12 Months

Hong Kong flagged bulk carrier Five Stars Fujian has been banned from Australian ports for 12 months once it was discovered that the vessel lacked sufficient provisions for its intended voyage and the crew had not been paid in several months. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued the ban after detaining the vessel August 12. The vessel has been at anchor off Gladstone since July when it was arrested by the Federal Court over a commercial matter. “The crew of the Five Stars Fujian have been forsaken off the Australian coast for over two months, with limited supplies and thousands of dollars of unpaid wages,” said AMSA General Manager of Ship Safety Allan Schwartz.

Interlake Steamship Bulk Carrier Repowered

The newly repowered M/V Herbert C. Jackson departed Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wis., yesterday giving a farewell salute to the Twin Ports where it has been undergoing its steam-to-diesel conversion since December 21. As the last steam-powered ship in Interlake Steamship Company’s fleet, the conversion of the Herbert C. Jackson represents the final phase of the company’s decade-long modernization program to create the most efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible fleet on the Great Lakes. The 690-foot Jackson is the fifth ship to undergo a major overhaul and Interlake’s fourth and last steam-to-diesel conversion since 2006. “After a successful repowering at Fraser Shipyards, the Herbert C.

Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Bulk Carrier

The MH-65 air crew that performed the medevac. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Sector Corpus Christi)

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 34-year-old man from a 600-foot bulk carrier 10 miles offshore in the Brownsville Anchorage, off South Padre Island, Texas on Monday morning. At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, the vessel shipping agent contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported a crewmember on the Global Andes was experiencing symptoms from a preexisting heart condition. The ship's captain requested a Coast Guard medevac upon arrival to the Brownsville Anchorage the next morning because the ship was still 130 miles at sea.

World’s First LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier Delivered

Photo: Lloyd's Register

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGISTICS delivered the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. The vessel is the result of a collaboration project, announced in July 2016, to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fueled bulk carriers. The ship has a Type ‘C’ LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500m³, made of austenitic high manganese steel and located on the aft mooring deck.

Leaking Bulk Carrier Towed into Tallinn

(Photo: Finnish Border Guard)

A cargo ship that sprung a leak in the Gulf of Finland last week has been towed into the port of Tallinn. The Finnish Boarder Guard said several meters of water had flooded into the engine room and one of the cargo compartments of a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Glory Hongkong sailing in international waters to the west of Suursaari island en route to St Petersburg. Pumping equipment was used to drain the cargo compartment, and the leak between the engine room and the cargo hold was stopped. No oil leaked from the ship into the sea at any stage.

Bulk Carrier Secondhand Sales Booming

The festive season is here, so shoppers are out and looking to buy. However, when it comes to the bulk carrier sale and purchase market, business has been booming throughout 2016, says Clarkson Research Services. The depressed earnings environment and limited availability of finance have seen increased ‘distressed’ sales, while some investors have been hoping to pick up a bargain. Let us take a look at this ship shopping spree. A total of 567 bulkers of a combined 40m dwt were sold secondhand in January to November 2016, equivalent to 5% of bulker fleet capacity at the start of 2016. In terms of tonnage, sales were up 15% on full year 2015 and slightly above the previous annual record in 2007.

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