Ship of the Week

Friday, 14 June 2019 11:16


  The Maersk Transporter is a tug actively working with the Ocean Cleanup initiative, removing plastic from our oceans. She is currently anchored at Duncan Bay to pick up her new floating system and will then move on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   GT: 4678 DWT: 3507 Flag: Denmark Built: 2009  
Friday, 07 June 2019 13:21


  Seaspan Shipyards launched the CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier this week. It is the second largest non-combat vessel to be designed and built under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy. The boat features four science labs and state of the art acoustic survey equipment. The vessel measures 63.4 metres, and the bow features an ice-strengthened hull which is capable of operating in areas of thin ice. The vessel will soon begin the journey to its home port in Dartmouth, N.S. and is expected to join the coast guard after completing its sea trials.    
Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:43

May 31 - Ural

Built:               2020Type:              IcebreakerTonnage:        33540 gtLength:           173 mWidth:               34 mSpeed:              21 kn Russia has launched another nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of a program designed improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential by renewing and expanding its fleet of vessels. The ship, the Ural, is one of three Project 22220 icebreakers that when completed will be the largest, most powerful icebreakers in the world. The Ural is due to be handed over to Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom in 2022.  The ship was constructed by the Baltic Shipyards in St Petersberg and is designed to be crewed by 75 people and will be able to cut through ice up to around 3 metres thick.  Along with sister ships Arktika and Sabir, Russia is looking for the vessels to support what is calls the Northern Sea Route.  This route would bypass Europe, Africa and Asia altogether, cutting a long expensive shipping route down, and would be easy for Russia to control.                
Friday, 24 May 2019 10:09

May 24 - Universal Leader

  Vessel Type:              TankerYear Built:                   2019Gross Tonnage:         156331Summer DWT:            299981 tLength:                        336 mBreadth:                      60 m   The Universal Leader is the first among the five ships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) under a contract signed between HMM and DSME in September 2017. HMM will receive a total of five ships from DSME at an interval of two months until September of this year. The five vessels are loaded with scrubbers in preparation for the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s regulations on sulfur oxides which will be implemented starting next year. On May 20th HMM also launched its new Corporate Identity (CI) to reflect its vision and ambition to take a leap forward to the bright future.                                 The new CI features a pride of Korea’s national flagship carrier as well as an intuitive grasp of shipping business. The blue…
Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:42

May 17 - Jacob Oldendorff

    Photo of the Jacob Oldendorff loading at the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. The Jacob Oldendorff is on her maiden voyage after being delivered to Oldendorff Carriers from Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Ship Engineering Co Ltd (Dacks) in China. Oldendorff Carriers is a privately owned German shipping company owning about 100 bulk carriers and operating an additional 600 bulk carriers. The Jacob Oldendorff is a 61,500-tdw ultramax bulk carrier with a length of 199.9 metres and a beam of 32.24 metre and 4 x 30 ton cranes. Fitted with a B&W fuel-efficient main engine and fuel saving devices, the Jacob Oldendorff adds to the modern “eco” vessels in the Oldendorff fleet.  
Friday, 03 May 2019 10:07

May 3 - Freewinds

Vessel Type:                   PassengerCapacity:                        360 passengersYear Built:                      1968Gross Tonnage:              9780Deadweight:                   7500 tLength:                           134 mWidth:                             21 m The cruise ship Freewinds was quarantined in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia this week after it was identified that there was a confirmed case of the measles on board. Passengers and crew members were not permitted to leave. The ship’s doctor requested and received 100 doses of the measles vaccine from the St. Lucia Department of Health and Wellness, as advised by the nation’s chief medical office. The Freewinds had remained moored at St. Lucia until around midnight on Thursday, when it departed to the west of the island. The ship is reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology and is used as an exclusive training center. AIS tracking currently shows the next port of call…
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