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IMO hangs over MEH to Indonesia

| Maritime News | 06/08/2012

MEH   The Government of Indonesia got the control over the Marine Electronic Highway, which was managed and created by International Maritime Organization (IMO). The information system is providing traffic details and control over the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, which are some of the heaviest load marine routes in Asia and all over the world. The IMO secretary, formally handed over the Marine Electronic Highway system to the General Director of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) on formal ceremony in Batam, Indonesia. The Marine Electronic Highway project is arrangement of the three countries Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, which together with the partnership of IMO, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will create better traffic control over the most busiest shipping routes.

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NCC Najem

| Maritime News | 06/08/2012

NCC Najem   NCC Najem is the newest chemical tanker, which was built in the South Korean shipyard of SHINAsb (ex SLS). The vessel is property of the South Arabian company National Chemical Carriers Ltd, part of the National Shipping Company BAHRI. The ship was completed in August 2012 and constructed according to the latest standards of IMO and MARPOL. The vessel is part from the large order, which National Chemical Carriers Ltd signed with the South Korean shipyard. The chemical tanker is really modern, large and highly environmental. The overall length of the ship NCC Najem is 183.00 m, the beam is 32.25 m and the depth is 18.90 m. The chemical tanker has maximum summer draft of 12.15 m, when fully loaded with cargo and free board of 6.75 m. Such dimensions are really large, when talking about chemical tankers, but the shipbuilders introduced their most modern technologies inside and make the vessel really safety. The deadweight of NCC Najem is 45,499 DWT, the gross tonnage is 29,168 GRT and the net tonnage is 11,678 NT. The cargo ship has improved size and cargo capacity, which definitely makes the vessel more profitable for the shipowner. The ship is classified as tanker for Chemicals & Oil Products, with class notation 1A1 CSR Tanker for Chemicals and Oil Products ESP SPM E0 NAUT-OC VCS-2 HL(1.55) BIS ETC TMON. All the cargo tanks have epoxy coating, which allows carrying of large variety of chemical inside and makes the vessel more flexible for operations.

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Cruise ship Dawg Daze exploded in USA

| Maritime News | 06/08/2012

Dawg Daze ship   The charter passenger vessel Dawg Daze got explosion on board 28 miles off Portland, USA. The explosion was followed by fire on board and the officers sent immediately distress signal to the coast guard. The officers reported for one injured passenger during the explosion. The coast guard sent rescue boat with fire fighting equipment to the scene of the accident, which reached the vessel 8 nautical miles off shore. All the passengers were transfered to the rescue boat and the max was transported to the Maine Medical Center for treatment. The condition of the injured passenger is unknown, but according to the press release there is no danger to his life. All other passengers are reported to be in good health condition and to have no serious injuries. The port authorities and coast guard started investigation of the accident and found that the source of fire is butane stove, which exploded due to technical malfunction.

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BAHRI launched the chemical tanker NCC Najem

| Maritime News | 06/08/2012

NCC Najem ship   The chemical tanker NCC Najem entered into the fleet of BAHRI, which is the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia. The new chemical tanker is brand new, built in the shipyard of SHINAsb (ex SLS) in South Korea with large size and capacity. The chemical tanker was part from contract for 155 million USD, signed for building of five chemical tankers in South Korean shipyard. The vessels will be delivered later in 2012 and 2013 and will form one of the largest chemical tankers fleets of the world. The company BAHRI is leader Saudi Arabia and Asia in chemical carrying and definitely is planning to grow and increase its market stake in the years of decrease of maritime transport. Part of its order is also 75,000 DWT chemical tanker, which will be built in Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd, which will be largest vessel with such classification in the world.

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Yacht sank in Southport, USA

| Maritime News | 06/08/2012

Yacht sank Southport   Small 20-feet recreation boat sank after collision with a platform near the port of Deep Point Marina in Southport, USA. The yacht broke its hull and quickly sank, due to the serious damages of the hull. The seamen were able to sent distress signal before sinking of the yacht using the VHF station. The rescue boat arrived at the scene of the accident and found 3 people boarded on the platform and one person in the water. The four people were rescued and boarded on the rescue boat and transported to the Deep Point Marina medical center. The medical professionals checked the situation of the castaways and transported them to Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. One of the people had serious injuries after the accident and died into the hospital.

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Pacific Orca was launched

| Maritime News | 05/08/2012

Pacific Orca WTGs   Samsung Heavy Industries delivered the Pacific Orca, which is the world’s largest windfarm installation vessel. The ship is really large with length of 161.00 m, beam of 49.00 m and depth of 10.40 m. The windfarm installation vessel is owned by Swire Pacific Offshore and will provide service for the Danish DONG Energy, as the vessel can carry and install twelve large Wind Turbine Generators, each with capacity of 3.6 MW. Pacific Orca was operate and install WTGs and wind foundations at depth of 60.00 m. The improved design and equipment on board allow safety operations and carrying of heavy wind foundation. The this has six legs, which allow the ship to lift up to 17.00 m above the ocean surface. This makes the ship less affected by the weather conditions and waves.

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THH Shipping will scrap four coasters

| Maritime News | 05/08/2012

Buse Stevns scrap   The Danish company THH Shipping will scrap four of its coasters, as the company was unable to find buyers for the old vessels. The four ships are Anna Stevns, Nural Stevns, Buse Stevns and Oliver Stevns. The coasters are sister-ships with length of 79.00 m, beam of 13.20 m and draft of 5.20 m. The ship were operating for the company THH Shipping for several years, but the heavy crisis, which hurt the maritime transport made the company to take such radical measures to exit from the debt crisis. The four ships are now towed to Frederikshavn, Denmark, where will be scrapped at the shipyard Orlas Product Business. The CEO of THH Shipping explained that theere is no prospect the situation to get better, so the company tried to sell the ships to foreign investor, but such was not found.

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Cruise vessel Didim Mavisi caught fire in Turkey

| Maritime News | 05/08/2012

Didim Mavisi fire   The cruise ship Didim Mavisi caught fire with 100 passengers on board in Aegean sea. The vessel was operating on shore cruise near the coast of Sarimsakli, Turkey, when suddenly fire started from the public places on board. The captain and the crew started fire fighting and maneuvering to the shores, where ship dropped anchor. None of the passengers is seriously injured during the accident, but the ship is fully damaged. Many of the passengers jumped overboard and swam to the shore, as the weather in the region was good and the coast was on less than half a mile. The good actions of the crew were awarded by many passengers, but they did not missed to tell that vessel was in bad condition and there were not enough life saving appliances. The coast guard and port authorities of Sarimsakli started investigation of the accident and the reason for the fire.

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Elly Maersk container ship

| Maritime News | 05/08/2012

Elly Maersk   The container shipping is highly growing sector of maritime transport, where are introduced some of the most modern developments in marine engineering and shipbuilding. The large container ships, impress with dimensions, modern equipment and environmental operations. The vessel Elly Maersk is part of the fleet of Ap Moller Maersk and was built in 2006 in Odense Steel Shipyard. The ship impress us with size, engineering and modern equipment. Elly Maersk is designed according to the latest IMO standards, strictly following the Maersk requirements for safety and environmental operations. The container ship has overall length of 398.00 m, moulded beam of 56.00 m and depth of 30.00 m. The vessel has maximum summer draft of 15.00 m, when fully loaded with cargo. Elly Maersk has deadweight of 170,794 DWT, gross tonnage of 158,200 GRT and net tonnage of 55,396 NT. The ship is part from the E series of Maersk container ships and together with her sister-ships are the largest container vessels of the world. The capacity of Elly Maersk is 14,700 TEU, according to the IMO calculations for ship’s stability. The improved capacity of the ship covers the demand of trans-ocean container carrying and decreases the price of the service. Elly Maersk was designed with increased safety and stability, strong hull construction and double hull technology.

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Russian yacht sank after collision with cargo ship

| Maritime News | 03/08/2012

Kelarvi ship   The recreation boat Rossi collided with the general cargo ship Kelarvi in Neva river, Russia. The accident happened near the Fontanka area in St Petersburg and the beat sank immediately after the collision. On board of the yacht were 2 crew members and 13 passengers, who were rescued by the vessels in vicinity. Some of the passengers had injuries, but there is nothing dangerous. The port authorities started investigations of the accident and the preliminary information says that the captain of the boat was guilty for the accident. The yacht Rossi was sailing into a channel reserved for cargo ships and denied the warning calls from the cargo ship for collision. According to the authorities the cargo ship was maneuvering correctly following the Colreg (Collision Regulation) and made all the possible actions to prevent collision. The ship had no serious damages of the hull, but was kept for inspection in the closest port.

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