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World’s Biggest Containership Drops Anchor in Singapore

| Maritime News | 23/12/2014

The world’s biggest containership CSCL Globe paid a maiden call at Pasir Panjang port, Singapore, the Strait Times writes.

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A new generation of ports for larger container ships

| Maritime News | 11/08/2013

Larger container ships need ports with increased cargo handling capability and they are driving change at ports around the world.

The DP London World Gateway, in Essex, UK, is aiming to meet industry demands of increased container capacity. It has been designed to handle 3.5 million TEU (one standard 20 feet container) a year.

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Bulk carrier Double Progress collided with anchored container ship in Malaysia

| Maritime News | 09/10/2012

Double Progress vessel   The bulk carrier Double Progress collided with the anchored container ship E.R. Turku off Port Klang, Malaysia. The Panamax dry bulk carrier, which was loaded with 30,000 tones of coal, was driven by pilot and master for entering into harbor, when the negligence of the situation caused collision with the anchored ship. The current and the wind in the position of the accident were middle, as the weather conditions were good for operations. The collision was minor and both ships had no sufficient damages into their hulls, but the local authorities investigated the accident and fined the guilty master of bulk carrier Double Progress. The operations in the region are not disturbed by the collision and the maritime transport is normalized.

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Fire on Amsterdam Bridge was completely extinguished

| Maritime News | 12/09/2012

Amsterdam Bridge firefighting tugs   The fire on board of the container ship Amsterdam Bridge was extinguished and the danger was completely removed. Two tugs were engaged with firefighting of the burning cargo hold of the vessel, but according to the Coastguard the fire was completely extinguished and only a smoke is coming out of the burning containers. Several experts boarded the vessel was inspected the damages of the containers. Totally 7 containers were burning and the affected ones were 26. However, after opening all the affected containers from the fire, was notices that there is no damage of the cargo of most of them and the harms were small. The local authorities experts will also board the container ship Amsterdam Bridge to ensure that it will not cause any danger for the port and most probably will enter in the port of Mumbai in next few days.

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Container ship Amsterdam Bridge caught fire in India

| Maritime News | 10/09/2012

Amsterdam Bridge fire   The container ship Amsterdam Bridge caught fire in India. The vessel was carrying dangerous chemicals on board operating from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to Sri Lanka, when during the passage through Mumbai Bay fire started in one of the cargo holds. The officers on board reacted immediately and made dangerous maneuvers to the anchorage without any visibility from the thick smoke. The ship send distress signal to Mumbai port authorities and requested assistance. The fire fighting tugs arrived at the scene of the accident and tried to get control of the fire. The fire spread to the neighbor containers and is still not extinguished by the fire tugs. All the crew was evacuated during the salvage operations and was reported that there are no seriously injured people and no reports for pollution in the region. On board of the cargo ship there are several dangerous cargo containers, which are containing chemicals and dangerous goods. The fire fighting is still in progress and there is no information about the cargo type of the burning containers.

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Container ship R.Partner was sold to Simatech Shipping

| Maritime News | 04/09/2012

R.Partner>   The container ship R.Partner was sold to the United Arab Emirates company Simatech Shipping. The price of the deal is 2,700,000 USD and the contract was signed today by the Arab company and the German owners Rickmers Reederei. The company Simatech Shipping is operating with fleet in the Persian Gulf and connect the ports in all Arab world. The new ship will expend the fleet of the UAE shipowner and will continue its growth as to cover more ports and cargo. The container ship R.Partner was announced for sale by the German shipwoner Rickmers Reederei as part of the fleet renew and innovations in the cargo vessels, which should become more effective and cheaper for operations. The UAE company Simatech Shipping found the price for the container ship highly reasonable and contracted the deal for buying the vessel. The delivery is expected to be done till the end of October 2012.

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MSC Flaminia got approval to continue her journey to Germany

| Maritime News | 03/09/2012

MSC Flaminia damages   The container ship MSC Flaminia, which caught fire in the mid-Atlantic is finally ready to be towed to German territorial waters, where the vessel will be fully surveyed and inspected by the shipyard and will decided her future. MSC Flaminia is seriously damaged and four of the cargo holds suffered sufficient damages during the fire, but according to many experts there is opportunity the ship to be repaired and to continue operations. The ship was delayed for about 2 months, waiting for approval from France, UK, Belgium and Netherlands to enter in their territorial waters as transit route to Germany. After experts boarded the ship and ensured that the fire is completely extinguished and there are no dangerous cargo on board, which may cause ecological disaster, MSC Flaminia was allowed to continue the route to Germany. Today the vessel left her holding position 20 miles south off Lands End and headed with 3.5 knots to the continent.

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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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Vega Sagittarius container ship ran aground in Greenland

| Maritime News | 19/08/2012

Vega Sagittarius aground   The container ship Vega Sagittarius was hit by strong current and ran aground 12 nautical miles off Nuuk, Greenland. The cargo vessel was on route from Nuuk to Aasiaat, when the navigation officer was not correct enough with steering the course and missed the current near the island. The container ship hit the rocky bottom and got some damages above the waterline. The officers tried to maneuver for refloating the ship during the high water, but without any success, so it was necessarily to require assistance from the port authorities. The salvage operations of Vega Sagittarius are on way, but the tugs are waiting for the next high tide to perform refloating. The cargo ship was loaded with containers during the accident and the officers reported that there is no missing cargo and no damages of over it. The salvage can be done even with discharging some of the containers to lighten the vessel, before tugging.

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