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Fishing ship Chloe T sank in English Chanel

| Maritime News | 01/09/2012

Chloe T fishing ship   The fishing ship Chloe T sent a distress signal in English Chanel about water ingress in the engine room. The vessel was operating on 17 nautical miles off Salcombe, UK and got serious failure, when the ship started sinking. In the beginning the crew started pumps to take out the water, but soon after the accident the engine stopped and the ship got full blackout. All the crew abandoned the fishing ship to a life rafts and the Brixham Coastguard sent a rescue boat and helicopter to the scene of the accident. The ships in the vicinity also responded to the distress signal, reaching the life raft before the rescuers. All the five crew members from the fishing ship Chloe T were in good condition and transported to the closest city, where will pass medical examination. The ship almost sank, when the rescuer boat reached the accident and they were not able to perform any salvage operation.

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BBS Star collided with Snoekgracht in Kiel Canal

| Maritime News | 30/08/2012

BBS Star cargo   Collision in Kiel Canal closed the shipping in the important maritime hub for a few hours. The general cargo ship BBS Star got rudder failure and was left without ability to maneuver, colliding with heavy lift cargo vessel Snoekgracht. The vessel Snoekgracht hit with the bow the portside of the general cargo ship BBS Star, causing serious hole and water ingress into the cargo hold. After the collision the the general cargo ship head to Brunsbuettel for discharging of the grain and full repair and inspection. The rudder will also be repaired, which will delay the arrival of the ship to the destination point. The heavy lift cargo vessel Snoekgracht got slight damage of bow and the forepeak. the ship will be able to continue the voyage without any repairs.

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Pirates abandoned the product tanker Energy Centurion

| Maritime News | 30/08/2012

Energy Centurion tanker   The pirates left the product tanker Energy Centurion a few hours after hijacking it in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessel was tracked the followed by naval forces of France and Great Britain, which feared the pirates. They were not able to steal the cargo according to their plan, but got a lot of values ​​and techniques from the crew. All the crew members are in good health and the product tanker continued the voyage to Lome, Togo according to the voyage plan. The product tanker is loaded with 50,000 tones of gasoil and should be discharged in the destination port. The vessel first head to the shore, but then changed the course to south, where pirates abandoned the ship in fast boat.

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Cargo ship Pacific Carrier broke in two by giant waves

| Maritime News | 30/08/2012

Pacific Carrier broke two   The cargo ship Pacific Carrier drag anchor and later broke in two on 1 mile off South Korean port Busan. The accident was caused by the heavy sea and giant waves from the typhoon Bolaven. The bulk carrier was anchored new Busan after the collision with the container vessel Hyundai Confidence in December 2011. The ship was under ballast and anchored before the shipowner pay the repair of the ship and the fine for the collision. The vessel was detained by the local authorities without any crew members on board. Last days the typhoon Bolaven passed through South Korea and Indonesia, making giant waves and disturbed the shipping in the region. They dragged the anchor of the cargo ship Pacific Carrier and broght him to the rocky shore, where the ship damaged and broke on two parts.

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Cosco Guangzhou container ship

| Maritime News | 29/08/2012

Cosco Guangzhou   One of the largest container ships of the world is called Cosco Guangzhou. The vessel is really impressive in size, capacity and engineering, built according to the latest practices and standards of IMO. The container ship was built in 2006 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in their shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea under yard number 1643. The vessel is part from line of 5 container ships with same particular measures, size and capacity. The ship Cosco Guangzhou is really modern, safety, large and environmental for operations. The length of the vessel is 350.00 m, the beam is 43.00 m and the maximum summer draft is 12.20 m. Cosco Guangzhou is owned by the Greek shipowner Costamare and operated on time charter by the maritime transport company COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd, part from COSCO Group. The vessel has deadweight of 107,277 DWT, gross tonnage of 109,149 GRT and net tonnage of 52,743 NT. The vessel has improved capacity in the cargo holds and over the deck with increased stability, which allow loading of 5% more containers on board in comparison with same size ships. Cosco Guangzhou has total cargo capacity for 9,469 TEU and 700 reefer plugs, which allow carrying of perishable goods and foods. The hull and the cargo holds of the vessel have improved design, which highly decrease the water resistance and increase the ship’s speed.

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Costamare bought container ship Messini

| Maritime News | 29/08/2012

Messini container   The container ship Messini was sold for 6,800,000 USD to the Greek shipowner Costamare. The financial part of the deal was cleared as the new owners paid all the acquisition price and taxes. The vessel was built in 1997 and fully repaired and maintained in 2010 and the condition is almost perfect. The Greek company Costamare agreed for time charter with Evergreen for a period of 18 months with daily value of 8,100 USD. The thrifty charter will repay large part of the amount of the container ship Messini. It is expected the ship to be delivered on 23rd September 2012. The order will expand the fleet of Costamare Shipping, as at presence the company owns 48 container vessels, with total capacity of 242,500 TEU. The largest ship owned by Costamare is the giant Cosco Guangzhou and the four other sister-ships chartered by Cosco.

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Product tanker was hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea

| Maritime News | 29/08/2012

Energy Centurion   The product tanker Energy Centurion with 24 Russian crew members was hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessel was headed to Lome, Togo, when armed pirates attacked it and open fire to the tanker. All the crew was reported to be in good health, but the position of the vessel is unknown. The product tanker Energy Centurion was loaded with 50,000 tons of gasoil and most probably the vessel was attacked for cargo stealing. The pirates attacks in the Western Africa and the Gulf of Guinea became more frequent, as a few days ago another product tanker was hijacked and released after 5 days. Usually the pirates are interested only with cargo stealing and attack product tankers and chemical tankers in the region, as they have low free board and low speed. The navy presence in the Gulf of Guinea is quite smalled than in Eastern Africa, which makes pirates to be bolder and to attack larger ships.

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Fire and Explosion on chemical tanker Soechi Lesmana

| Maritime News | 29/08/2012

Chemical Tanker   The chemical tanker Soechi Lesmana caught fire in the engine room on 20 nautical miles off the Indonesian coast. The fire started in the engine room and was followed by explosions. One of the crew members died during the accident and another two are seriously injured. The accident happened on 20 nautical miles off Belang-Belang port in Mamuju, Indonesia. The chemical tanker Soechi Lesmana was fully loaded with 3,000 tons of petroleum products, but the cargo holds remained slightly damages. According to the port authorities the explosion came from the fuel pipes and did not damages the cargo holds. On board of the ship there were 23 crew members during the accident. Two of the seamen were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, one died during the explosion and other 20 people were transported to the port. Still there is no information about pollution during the accident.

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Carnival Breeze broke lines in Venice

| Maritime News | 28/08/2012

Carnival Breeze ship   The cruise ship Carnival Breeze cut its lines, while being mored in Venice. The accident was caused by strong winds of more than 70 mph and heavy sea. The vessel was berthed at the quay, when two of the transverse lines broke and the captain reacted immediately, releasing the other lines and started maneuvering with the vessel. During the accident on board of the cruise ship Carnival Breeze were more than 3000 passengers, who were informed about the situation. The master was able to stabilize the movement of the ship, keeping it away from the pier. The master of Carnival Breeze started again the maneuvering operations and berthed the cruise ship again in less than an hour. No-one was injured during the accident and the ship caused no damages. The port authorities admired the accurate and adequate actions of the captain, which saved the port and the ship. The ship was in 11-night Mediterranean sailing cruise and one of the ports was Venice, where the accident appeared.

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Two fishing ships sank in East China Sea

| Maritime News | 28/08/2012

Yuejiangchengyu91104 ship   Two fishing ships sank in East China Sea, because of the heavy sea and the typhoon Bolaven. The two fishing ships were operating with 34 crew member son board, when waves with heights of over 4 meters hit their boards and capsized them. The accident happened 1 nautical mile off SE Jeju Island coast. The Chinese fishing vessels were caught by the typhoon, which caused gale-force winds and big waves. Three crew members were able to swim to the shore and informed the local authorities about the accident, but the other 31 seamen are missing. The local authorities are not able to organize search and rescue operations for the missing men, because of the storm in the region and the giant waves.

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