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VLIERODAM WIRE ROPES Ltd. - Welkom bij Maasmond Maritime
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Number 236** COLLECTION OF MARITIME PRESS CLIPPINGS ***Monday 20-11-2006
News reports received from readers and Internet News articles taken from various news sites.
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EVENTS, INCIDENTS & OPERATIONS
The BBC SWEDEN seen arriving in the port of Callao
Photo : Ken Lim ©
More pod problems for Celebrity
Celebrity Cruises, Miami, said it would cancel the December 10 seven-day cruise of the Millennium to replace the
port thrust bearing in the ship's propulsion system.
The ship must enter drydock to replace the bearing and it is expected to return to its scheduled sailings on December
17. Millennium is fitted with two 19.5 MW Mermaid podded propulsion units.
This is Celebrity's third cruise cancellation this year because of pod related problems and the 14th since its first
Mermaid-equipped vessel was introduced
Guests booked on the cancelled sailing will receive a full refund and a free Celebrity cruise of equal value from North
America of up to seven nights, departing on or before December 31, 2007, excluding holiday and Celebrity Xpedition
sailings. Travel agents will receive full commissions for the cancelled sailing, plus a $50 rebooking fee per stateroom
when their clients reschedule their cruise.
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"I sincerely apologize to our guests for the disruption this cancelled cruise will cause them," said Dan Hanrahan,
president of Celebrity Cruises. "We will do everything we can to assist them onboard other sailings. Millennium
continues to operate safely, however, this is a matter that can only be addressed through repairs in a drydock."
Celebrity has established a special help desk to assist guests and travel agents with rebooking, air transportation, land
tours and other issues. The cancelled cruise is expected to have a negative impact on the earnings of Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd. of approximately $.02 per share.
PAKJESBOOT 12 ARRIVED IN MIDDELBURG
Another Sinterklaas arrived in Holland, this time the PAKJESBOOT 12 seen arriving in the port of Middelburg
Photo : Wim Kosten ©
Tweede KNRM Benefietgala
overweldigend succes
Op initiatief van het Palace Hotel in Noordwijk aan Zee vond afgelopen vrijdag het tweede KNRM Benefietgala plaats.
De sfeervolle avond leverde de KNRM €
291.550,- op, bijna € 100.000,- meer dan
de opbrengst van het gala in 2005. Dat
bedrag wordt in zijn geheel gestort in het
speciaal opgerichte Reddersfonds. De
opbrengsten van dat fonds worden jaarlijks
aangewend om een deel van de
bemanningskosten te betalen: opleidingen,
trainingen, verzekeringen en
overlevingspakken.
Presentator Peter Tuinman (links) Ane
Ruijg (rechts) beroepsschipper van de
Reddingboot Arie Visser, West Terschelling.
Foto : Arie van Dijk ©
Achter de gesloten deuren van het met vijf
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sterren 'bekroonde' Palace Hotel – het vijfsterren hotel was deze avond exclusief voor de gasten van de Redding
Maatschappij - vierden ruim driehonderd gasten uit diverse branches een stijlvol feest dat in het teken stond van de
redders van de KNRM. Als vertegenwoordiger van die redders was Terschellinger reddingbootschipper Ane Ruijg
uitgenodigd. Zijn verhaal stond deze avond centraal, een verhaal waaruit de vele kanten van het reddingwerk werden
belicht en waardoor de gasten een helder beeld van het reddingwerk voorgeschoteld kregen. Er waren optredens van
onder anderen Liesbeth List, Linda Wagenmakers en (een selectie van) de Marinierskapel. Een veiling en een loterij
zorgden voor stortingen in het Reddersfonds, dat kosteloos wordt beheerd door de Morgan Stanley bank.
Dankzij genereuze schenkers blijkt de KNRM telkens weer in staat om investeringen te doen in de nieuwbouw van
boten en boothuizen. Tegelijkertijd heeft de Redding Maatschappij de grootste moeite om haar begroting (11 miljoen
euro) rond te krijgen. Dit noopte de KNRM tot een iets andere aanpak van haar fondsenwerving, waarbij het dekken
van de zogenaamde exploitatiekosten het voornaamste doel is. Door de opbrengst van het gala niet te besteden aan
een eenmalige investering,
maar het totaalbedrag in
een fonds te storten,
kunnen de stortingen van de
tientallen bedrijven worden
beschouwd als een bijdrage
voor de lange termijn.
Directeur Palace Hotel de
heer Dubbeling Notaris KNRM - KNRMvoorzitter Cees van
Duyvendijk
KNRM-voorzitter Cees van
Duyvendijk sprak in zijn
dankwoord zijn waardering
uit voor de ondernemers,
die met hun aanwezigheid
hun betrokkenheid bij de
Redding Maatschappij hadden getoond. Annemarie Jorritsma sprak, als voormalige minister van Verkeer & Waterstaat
en als voorzitter van de Koninklijke schippersvereniging Schuttevaer, op haar beurt haar waardering uit voor de
vrijwillige reddingbootbemanningen van de KNRM.
De KNRM is voornemens om volgend jaar opnieuw een benefietgala te organiseren.
Vrijdag 16 november 2007 staat daar inmiddels voor gereserveerd.
Karachi Port operations
Seven ships carrying cement, containers and to load molasses are expected to arrive at the outer anchorage on
Sunday, according to KPT sources.
Berthing activity at the wharves active where half a dozen vessels were berthed to unload and load containers. They
are: Kuo Change, Gallant Wave and Soon Fu, with containers, Afea to offload fertiliser, Sea Lion, to unload highspeed diesel and Rising Moon, to load lube oil.
Six ships, Eric G. Gibson, Guido, Salam-4, Johar, Southern Unicorn and Arun Kheterpal Pvc departed on
Saturday, while Kuo Chang, Gallant Wave, Mega-1, Orient Independence, Induruwa Valley and Soon Fu are
due to sail out on Sunday.
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Cargo handling activity at the wharves was active where a total tonnage of 85,638 tons comprising 2,564 tons of
export cargo and 83,074 tons of import tonnage was handled.
The following ships are due during the next two days: Iran Kordestan, Wan Hai-206, China Star, with containers,
Freedom Age, with 1,700 vehicles, Zheng Xing, to unload cement and H. Marhrosyan to load molasses.
The re-floated and up righted fuel barge ORION-I seen offshore Karachi
Photo : Imran Farooq ©
Rescue Operation Completed
Two bodies have been pulled from the water from a sunken Russian fishing vessel off Kunashir Island, part of the Kuril
chain bordering on Japan in the West Pacific.
12 fishermen from the 14-man crew were rescued, a Russian coast guard spokesman said Friday.
The spokesman said the last missing sailor was found dead early Friday. The schooner "Yoshi maru-31", owned by
a Kuril-based Russian company, sank Thursday 6 kilometers (about 3.5 nautical miles) off Kunashir Island when a
sudden storm broke out, according to a preliminary investigation.
Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the accident under the article "Violation of safe sailing rules
and water transport use that entails death through negligence."
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The Rotterdam based police patrol vessel P-3 seen operating offshore Hoek van Holland
Photo : Patrick van der Linden ©
Referring to the article of the Giant wave in the Pacific I received the following message from
Capt Bauke Weever
Like Westwood Star Bergen operates in the same trade with more then 70 ships, forest products from the West and
East coast Canada and United States included the US Gulf to the Far East and Europe.
I made several trips for Star on both services and have a long time experience on the north Pacific.
On a transpacific run from Vancouver to Sendai Japan I sailed from Vancouver on the 6h of November 1994 with the
Star Lorraine a 45.000 tons DW geared conbulker with a draft of 11 mtrs and loaded with wood pulp timber and
large ingots of aluminum.
On the 9th of November we encountered near hurricane conditions in the same area as the Westwood Ponoma.
We were hove to, winds estimated NNW 11 Beaufort with higher gusts, Seas exceptional high and breaking.
At two in the morning we saw a huge sea that came in abeam and was considerable higher than the average height.
It washed over the forward part of the vessel and although the top of the hatch coaming was about 8 meters above
sea level the deck cargo of timber on number one hatch cover was shifted against heavy construction on deck,
container stools and beams which brook loose and considerable damage was sustained
Due to our draft we could not enter Goos Bay as the Westwood Ponoma did, instead we had to proceed to San
Francisco.
Later we tried to calculate the actual wave height on the 9th of November and being very conservative we came to 25
meters and the freak wave must have been about 30 meters. For these wave heights the conditions were very
favorable.
Such as duration of high winds from the same direction and a long stretch of water over which the wind blows, in this
case from the Aleuts Islands to the Mexican border.
Before satellites could measure wave heights reports from mariners of exceptional high waves were not taken serious.
Many thanks Bauke for your article and that you shared this experience with the other readers !!!
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The sheerlegs TAKLIFT 1 seen moored at the CDM shipyard in Curacao ready to start the offloading of the barges
onboard the BLACK MARLIN in Caracas Bay Monday morning
Photo : Kees Bustraan ©
Man dies after fall from ferry
A man died today after falling overboard a ferry and going missing for two hours. The man was travelling on the Isle
of Innishmore ferry from Rosslare in Ireland to Pembroke Dock in Wales when he fell into the sea at Milford Haven
estuary at around 12.40am this morning.
The Angle Lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor were launched to carry out a search of the immediate
area.
Shortly after 2.30am, the man was spotted in water near the Texaco Oil Refinery Jetty, which is between 100-200
yards offshore. He was taken by the rescue helicopter to Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, but was pronounced
dead on arrival.
The Pembrokeshire coroner has been informed and Dyfed-Powys Police are trying to notify next-of-kin of the death.
A spokesman for the force said: "From initial inquiries there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances
surrounding the death of this person, however inquiries are continuing."
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The 1995 built Dutch AOR 836 AMSTERDAM seen departing from her homeport the Den Helder naval base
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Technical details AOR 836 AMSTERDAM
D: 17,040 tons (fl)
S: 21 kts (20 sust.)
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USS McCampbell to replace USS Gary at Yokosuka
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The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell will replace the USS Gary at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, the Navy
announced Friday. The Arleigh Burke-class McCampbell, currently based at San Diego, is scheduled to arrive at
Yokosuka in June. After a turn-over of duties, the Gary will return to the United States, the Navy said. The change is
part of the Navy’s long-range plan to replace older ships in its forward-deployed forces with newer, more capable
surface combat ships.
New navy ship off the docks
The first of seven new navy patrol ships - has been launched in Melbourne's
dockyards where it will be fitted out for delivery. The launch is part of the
New Zealand Defence Force's plan to double the fleet, and at $500 million,
the Navy says it is a bargain.
"Around the world other navies can't believe that we're getting seven brand
new ships for that amount of money," says Chief of Navy Rear Admiral David
Ledson. With just a lone 25mm gun and no anti-missile defence, Otago is
no warship. But its hull is toughened for the ice, making it suitable for tracking illegal fishing in southern waters.
Otago and its twin, Wellington, will free the Navy's two Anzac frigates from these duties, allowing the fleet to range
further. Another of the new vessels, Canterbury, will replace the ailing Charles Upham as the Defence Force's
troop carrier. A multi-role vessel, Canterbury will have the ability to land a company of soldiers and armour. "[We've
had] East Timor, we've had the Solomons, we've had Bougainville and the tsunami relief operation up in Indonesia.
This would've been absolutely ideal vessel to do that," says Ministry of Defence spokesperson Gary Collier.
At nearly $200 million, the Defence Force has spent more than five times the original estimate to upgrade to
Canterbury, but they say it is a far superior ship. "This is what we call a tactical sealift ship which can take
equipment to the shore. The Charles Upham was only intended for strategic sealift, taking equipment from port to
port or wharf to wharf," says Collier. The Navy will begin deploying its new fleet next year.
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Daewoo Shipbuilding's profit in Oct
rises 37% to 23.5b won
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co, the world's second-largest shipyard, said its profit in October rose 37
per cent from a year earlier because of a stronger won against the US dollar.
Net income increased to 23.5 billion won (S$39 million) in October, compared with 17.1 billion won a year earlier,
Daewoo Shipbuilding said yesterday in Seoul. Sales fell 5.3 per cent to 441.9 billion won.
A stronger won helps cut Daewoo Shipbuilding's foreign currency-denominated debt when converted to the local
currency. The won traded at an average of 953.80 won in October, gaining 9.7 per cent from a year earlier. Rising
demand for oil and vessels needed to transport fuel products are boosting orders at shipyards in South Korea, home to
the world's largest.
At the end of October, Daewoo Shipbuilding won contracts to build vessels and offshore projected valued at about
US$10.43 billion. It has an order backlog worth US$22.55 billion.
Daewoo Shipbuilding raised last month its target for new orders this year to a record US$12 billion on increased
demand to produce and transport energy goods. Its operating profit dropped 34 per cent to 12.2 billion won from a
year earlier
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Pilot David Leijzerzapf seen onboard Allseas CALAMITY JANE whilst departing from Rotterdam
Photo : Frans Bausch ©
PORT OF SILLAMAE EXPANDING WESTWARDS
SSG-TALLINN. On 14 November Estonian President Toomas-Hendrik Ilves attended the ceremony marking the first
step in the construction of a new breakwater in the Port of Sillamae. The construction company Eesti Ehitus will build a
1,172 metre long breakwater and 610 metre long quay with a water depth of 10-14 metres for Baltic Chemical
Terminal (BCT). This part of the port will be completed in December, 2007. The planned capacity for BCT is one million
tons of ammoniac and 500,000 tons of liquid fertilizers per year. BCT is a subsidiary of the Russian chemical group
Acron.
ESTONIA PLANNING TO ORDER ICEBREAKERS
SSG-TALLINN. The Estonian Maritime Administration will soon ask for tenders for the planning of a new icebreaker.
It will have a beam of 28 m and will also be fitted with oil clearance and firefighting equipment. After ordering the first
new icebreaker, preparations for a second unit will be made. The Estonian government has also approved an
icebreaking program for 2006-2013, which includes the construction of three new multifunctional icebreakers.
The Estonian Maritime Administration is responsible for assisting ships into the ports in Tallinn and Kopli bays, Muuga,
Kunda, Sillamae, Paldiski and Parnu. Until the first new icebreaker has been delivered, the icebreaker Tarmo will
operate in the Gulf of Finland and the EVA-316 in Parnu Bay. In order to be able to replace or supplement the current
icebreakers, the Estonian Maritime Administration has signed an agreement to charter a Swedish icebreaker and
ordered supplementary icebreaking in Parnu Bay from Alfons Hakans.
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MOKSTER ORDERS AN AHTS WITH OPTION
SSG-TONSBERG. Simon Mokster Shipping in Stavanger has ordered an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel at
Havyard in Western Norway for approximately NOK 290 million for delivery in November, 2008. Mokster has also
secured an option to build a sister vessel and this option will have to be exercised before the end of the year. The
optional vessel would be for delivery in 2009. Mokster´s newbuilding program will consist of four vessels worth a total
of NOK 1.2 billion, and NOK 1.5 billion if the option at Havyard is included
The MSC BRASILIA seen at the Westerscheldt river enroute the Belgian port of Antwerp
Photo : Richard Wisse ©
"K" Line To Order Boxships
“K" Line is mulling an order on 4x 2,400 TEU ships for delivery in 2009/10 at the latest, reports Dyna Liners. The
construction price and the name of the shipyard have not been revealed so far.
HK container volume up 4.2% in Oct
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, PSA International and other operators at Hong Kong's sea port handled 4.2 per cent more
containers in October, helped by China's rising trade.
Cargo volume at Hong Kong, the world's second-busiest container port, rose to 2.13 million 20-foot boxes last month,
according to preliminary figures posted on the Port Development Council's website yesterday. In the first 10 months of
the year, Hong Kong's cargo volume rose 4.9 per cent to 19.7 million containers.
China's exports rose 30 per cent last month, as the country sold more toys, clothes and other items overseas. The
growth in exports helped boost shipments through Hong Kong's port, which mainly handles goods made elsewhere
and then sent to the city for re-distribution.
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Singapore, which overtook Hong Kong as the world's biggest container port last year, handled 2.18 million containers
last month, 9.3 per cent more than a year earlier, according to the city state's port authority. It handled 20.5 million
boxes in the first 10 months of the year.
Growth in Hong Kong's container traffic has slowed because of competition from Shenzhen and other southern Chinese
ports, which are winning customers through low prices.
Trucking a 20-foot container from a factory in southern China and shipping it from Hong Kong costs US$333 more on
average than moving it out of Shenzhen, according to a study commissioned by the Hong Kong government. Volumes
at the Kwai Chung terminals, where more than 60 per cent of Hong Kong's sea cargo is processed, rose 16 per cent to
1.51 million boxes last month. Hutchison and PSA, the world's two largest port operators, have a venture that
manages 11 berths at the terminals.
They also have a separate venture with Cosco Pacific Ltd that manages two berths.
CONDOR RENAMED
The CONDOR is November 15th renamed in EUROPE ORION
Photo : Michel Kodde ©
Oceania set to pump up cruise fleet
The Frank Del Rio outfit has $400m in hand to buy its chartered-in trio.
Frank Del Rio's Oceania Cruises has raised $400m of bank debt to fund the purchase from Cruiseinvest of its three
chartered ships and position the company for an expansion of its fleet.
The 30,000-gt former Renaissance vessels Regatta and Insignia (both built 1998) and Nautica (built 2000) have
been acquired for a total of $375m. Oceania president and chief executive Del Rio says to progress from a start-up
company in 2002 to owning its own vessels is a "tremendous achievement".
UBS Securities and Lehman Brothers acted as financial advisers for the bank-debt offering. They also underwote the
credit facilities with a syndicate of North American and European financial institutions.
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The offering consisted of a $300m six-year term loan, a $75m seven-year term loan and a $25m five-year revolvingcredit facility. The 684-passenger ships, part of a series of eight sisters built at the former Chantiers de l'Atlantique
yard in France, have been operated by Oceania under long-term lease agreements.
Del Rio told TradeWinds some time ago that some had been taken at "a very favourable rate" for five years with an
option to extend to 10.
Cruiseinvest was the vehicle set up to handle the disposal of the Renaissance fleet after that company ceased trading
following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the US.
Upmarket Oceania says V Ships Leisure of Monte Carlo remains as marine and technical manager, while ICS, a
subsidiary of Apollo Ship Chandlers in Miami, will continue to provide hotel services.
"Taking ownership of our vessels and the recently executed credit facility have perfectly positioned Oceania to enter its
next phase of growth," said Del Rio. "With our enhanced financial performance and flexibility, we can focus on fleet
expansion," he added.
Oceania has been searching for some time to add a fourth cruiseship to its fleet. It failed in an earlier attempt to
negotiate for a vessel, which would have been named Marina , for introduction in the summer of 2007.
Oceania says it now employs 2,000 crew members worldwide and 165 shore-side staff. Despite berths increasing
fourfold between 2003 and 2006, yields per passenger have risen 41% and occupancy levels have been close to
capacity, says Oceania.
As of this month, at least 72% of available capacity for 2007 and 30% for 2008 has already been booked.
Oceania was set up by Del Rio, a former co-chief executive of Renaissance, and current company chairman Joe
Watters, previously a president of Princess Cruises, Royal Viking Line and Crystal Cruises.
Bourbon Dolphin named at Ulstein Verft
Bourbon Offshore reports that the naming ceremony for its new anchor handler Bourbon Dolphin, which will be
managed by Bourbon Offshore Norway, took place last month at Ulstein Verft's yard in Ulsteinvik in Norway.
Bourbon Dolphin is designed for a wide range of offshore operations including anchor handling and towing; subsea
construction; and ROV operations.
SCANDLINES SLIPPING AWAY FROM STENA
SSG-GOTEBORG. Stena expects to lose out in the bidding for Scandlines. Stena submitted an offer in excess of SEK 5
billion at the beginning of the summer, but according to Communications Director Joakim Kenndal, Scandlines
will probably not go to Stena.
"We haven´t heard anything officially yet since the process is still ongoing, but our assessment is that we are not in
the running to take over Scandlines. A great pity as Stena would have been a very good owner", he said to SSG
following Swedish newspaper reports on Tuesday that Stena Line risks losing the bidding.
Stena Line believes that the final purchase sum will be somewhere between SEK 10 billion and SEK 15 billion, but the
company is unwilling to officially disclose its own offer. Scandlines is owned by the German railway company Deutsche
Bahn and the Danish Ministry of Transport.
THE SALE AND PURCHASE MARKET WEEK 45
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As reported by the Scandinavian Shipping Gazette
Bulkers
Mineral Poterne: 172,091 DWT blt 97 Nippon. Sold region USD 70,000,000 to Restis, Greece.
Stefania: 64,848 DWT blt 81 Hitachi. Sold region USD 10,300,000 to undisclosed buyer.
Astromar: 45,270 DWT blt 85 Verolme Estale, Crs 4 x 25t. Sold region USD 12,750,000 to Greek buyer.
Dia P: 36,764 DWT blt 77 Osaka, Crs 5 x 15t. Sold region USD 4,700,000 to undisclosed buyer.
Sunshine Jubilee: 29,111 DWT blt 84 Kanasashi, Crs 4 x 25t. Sold region 9,500,000 to undisclosed buyer.
Cigdem S: 27,687 DWT blt 77 Onomichi, Crs 4 x 25t. Sold region USD 4,000,000 to Chinese buyer.
Active/Agile/Alert/Accurate: 12,974 DWT blt 98/99/99/99 Honda, Crs 2 x 30t. Sold region USD 60,000,000 en
bloc to undisclosed buyer.
Container carriers
Nordcliff: 14,190 DWT blt 91 Sietas, 1,158 teu. Sold region USD 14,000,000 to Danish buyer, including 1 year tc at
USD 11,000 per day.
Resale Hull No:s 460, 461, 462, 463: 14,000 DWT blt 07 Daesun, 1,024 teu. Sold region USD 25,000,000 each to
German buyer, including 5 year tc at USD 12,750 per day.
Iberian Express: 11,117 DWT blt 97 Yamanishi, 749 teu. Sold region USD 14,500,000 to Vietnamese buyer.
Tweendeckers
Zuljalal: 17,199 DWT blt 78 IHI, 367 teu, Crs 2 x 25t, 2 x 22t, 1 x 10t. Sold region USD 2,750,000 to undisclosed
buyer.
Timber Trader V: 6,901 DWT blt 89 Higaki, D 4 x 15t. Sold region USD 4,200,000 to undisclosed buyer.
Seamaji: 6,842 DWT blt 86 Kochi, D 3 x 30t, 1 x 25t. Sold at auction for USD 2,400,000 to undisclosed buyer.
Tankers
Glen Roy: 144,100 DWT blt 92 Namura. Sold region USD 29,850,000 to Greek buyer.
Parapola: 68,232 DWT blt 94 Zaliv. Sold region USD 37,500,000 to Sonacol, Chile.
Alnoman: 34,997 DWT blt 03 Shin A. Sold region USD 46,300,000 to Vietnamese buyer.
Pulathane: 1,750 DWT blt 05 Turkter. Sold to Scandinavian buyer on private terms.
Havila has another 19%
Norway’s Havila Shipping has built its stake in KS company Havila Saturn, which has an anchor-handling tug supply
(AHTS) ship on order at Havyard Leirvik. It has bought an additional 19% in the company for an undisclosed amount,
bringing its holding to 39%.
The AHTS is due for delivery in October 2007. It was ordered in December last year at a cost of EUR 235m ($35m). It
came with an option for another ship at the yard. Havila Saturn is part of the shipping portfolio of Norwegian
investment company Fearnley Finans.
Fesco ups Polish order
Far Eastern Shipping Co (Fesco) has signed up for another 3,100-teu containership in Poland and increased the size of
three other newbuildings at the same New Szczecin Shipyard.
It means Fesco now has four vessels of 3,100 teu booked for delivery in October 2008 and at three-month intervals.
Fesco earlier ordered three containerships of 2,800 teu, which will now be delivered with the extra 300-teu capacity.
The Russian owner also has three newbuildings of 1,730 teu at Szczecin for delivery in 2007 and at the beginning of
2008. Szczecin's orderbook currently totals 33 vessels, comprising 10 containerships of 3,100 teu, eight of 2,800 teu
and five of 1,730 teu, as well as six conros, two multipurpose (MPP) vessels and a pair of chemical carriers. Marketing
spokesman Piotr Gumowski says the oderbook is worth $1.5bn.
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Practice bomb falls off F-16, into open ocean
A practice bomb fell off an F-16 aircraft assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron here during a routine training mission
Wednesday, according to base officials. The ordnance was a BDU-33, a 25-pound, nonexplosive training munition
made of concrete. Base officials believe the device fell into the Pacific Ocean.
Brig. Gen. Sam Angelella, 35th Fighter Wing and base commander, said initially the practice munition wouldn’t release
during a training run over Draughon Range. The pilot then tried to drop it over the water but it again wouldn’t come
off. He then planned on bringing it home but when he landed, the training munition was gone. After reviewing video
footage from the aircraft, it was determined the device dropped about 10 miles out to sea in an area away from any
boats or fishermen, Angelella said.
“We’ll do a safety investigation and figure out what happened,” he said.
Transavia-concept ook in Frankrijk
Air France-KLM bekijkt de mogelijkheden om een prijsvechter voor de Franse markt te creëren volgens het Transaviaconcept. Deze kan volgens het concern profiteren van het groeiende toerisme.
De prijsvechter zal gaan vliegen op populaire bestemmingen als Marokko, Tunesië en Spanje. Dat heeft de
luchtvaartmaatschappij vrijdag bekendgemaakt. Belangrijkste concurrenten worden easyJet en Ryanair, die beide op
Marokko vliegen, en Air Berlin.
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