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Pirates hijacked chemical tanker Bintang and robbed the crew

| Maritime News | 24/09/2012

MT Bintang   The chemical tanker MT Bintang was hijacked and robbed by pirates near Tanjung Piai, Malaysia. The ship was operating on route to Singapore, when armed men boarded the ship with fast wooden boat. They attacked the unarmed ship and were able to hijack it for more than two hours. The pirates robbed everything, which was expensive according to their opinion. They took all the values, technologies and money from the crew before leaving the ship into their fast wooden boat and head to Malaysia. The robberies in the route were quite frequent last years as three more ships were attacked and robbed in the same way. The crew on board of the chemical tanker MT Bintang is in good health and had no injuries during the pirates attack.

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Zodiac bought chemical tanker Bow Europe

| Maritime News | 14/09/2012

Bow Europe   The UK company Zodiac Maritime AgenĀ­cies Ltd added one more chemical tanker into its fleet. The company bought Bow Europe from the Japanese shipowner Iino Marine Services for the price of 18,000,000 USD. The deal was completed yesterday and the new chemical tanker will join the fleet of Zodiac during the next month. The company is planning to expand its fleet, because of the new contracts signed last months. Currently the company has total 14 chemical tankers, which has capacity for carrying of 301,802 cubic meters of cargo. Zodiac Maritime AgenĀ­cies Ltd is one of the leaders in ship management in Europe and has plans to grow the fleet even more by acquisition of used cargo ships.

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Chemical Tanker Reinhold Schulte was named today

| Maritime News | 02/09/2012

Reinhold Schulte ship   The IMO II Chemical/Product Tanker Reinhold Schulte was named today on an official ceremony in Nantong dockyard of the shipbuilder Mingde Heavy Industries. The ship is the third and last from the order made by Bernhard Schulte, which will increase their fleet and will modernize it according to the latest standards of IMO and MARPOL. On the naming ceremony were invited guests from the shipowner’s office, SMC, DNV and the Shipyard. According to the official press release from the technical superintendent of Bernhard Schulte, the shipbuilders integrated the most modern technology and reached the standard of the world’s top class shipbuilding. Definitely the cargo vessel is combining, environmental engineering, powerful propulsion system and really quality design.

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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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Chemical tanker Amaranth got engine failure in the Bay of Biscay

| Maritime News | 22/08/2012

Amaranth tanker   The chemical tanker Amaranth got blackout and full engine failure during the voyage from Safi, Morocco to Gdansk, Poland. The technical malfunction was the main reason for the blackout, which happened a few miles off the French coast in the Bay of Biscay. The ship agent requested support from the local port authorities and towing tug was sent to the scene of the blackout. The chemical tanker Amaranth was tugged and docked into the CIB Brest Shipyard, where the engine will be repaired. The vessel will have maintenance of the engine and replacement of the defected elements, which might cause delay into the ETA with a few days. After the repair the chemical tanker Amaranth will be fully inspected by the local authorities.

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Fire on board of chemical tanker Guyenne in Mediterranean sea

| Maritime News | 19/08/2012

Guyenne chemical tanker   Technical malfunction started fire in the engine room of the French chemical tanker Guyenne in Mediterranean sea. The accident happened on 18 nautical miles east off Palamos, Girona and only due to the fast reaction of the crew and the accurate firefighting the vessel was saved and there were no serious damages. The crew was able to extinguish the fire, but after that the engine did not started and the chemical tanker Guyenne was disabled drifting on 15 nautical miles off the shores. The ship’s engine ordered tug service and the vessel was towed into the port of Marseille, where the repair of the main engine will be done. Also the local authorities were informed about the accident and requested full inspection of the vessel before returning to operation.

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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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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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Odfjell ordered four 46,000 DWT chemical tankers

| Maritime News | 01/08/2012

Odfjell chemical tanker   Hyundai Mipo Dockyard won a profitable contract from the Norwegian company Odfjell for building of for chemical tankers with deadweight of 46,000 DWT. The ships will be constructed according to the latest marine engineering standards and will have 22 coated cargo tanks, available to carry large variety of cargoes. The ships is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2014. The vessel will be designed and built with new and modern engineering, low fuel consumption and latest environmental requirements. The chemical tankers will be part from the renovation of the fleet of the Norwegian company. Odfjell plans to replace the old chemical tankers, which service is quite more expensive and operate with lower profit. The old chemical tankers most probably will be sold and will continue operations for other chemical tanker operator.

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Ammonia leakage from LPG Carrier Al Marona

| Maritime News | 01/08/2012

Al Marona   Leakage and water pollution was reported from New Mangalore port authorities. The LPG Carrier Al Marona was discharging ammonia into the port, when a strong leakage started from broken pipe. Four people are injured – two crew members and dock workers during the accident. The injured people were transport to the local hospital for medical intervention. The LPG Carrier Al Marona had pipe damage and one of the duty deck officer left one of the valves closed during the offloading operations. The pressure has become harder and broke the pipe. The local port authorities started investigation of the accident and fined seriously the master and shipowner of the LPG carrier – Qatar Shipping. The situation requested evacuation of the ship and the dock from civil and dock workers. The pollution as restricted from the local authorities and the process of cleaning started immediately.

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