Ship of the Week

Friday, 15 August 2014 08:40

Aug 15 - Four Turandot

                          Four Turandot A visitor to Vancouver earlier this year was the handy size bulk carrier Four Turnadot.Built by Spp Shipbuilding, Tongyoung, South Korea in 2012Owned and managed by Four Handy Ltd, Crawley UK, a member of the Premuda Group of companiesManned by V ShipsLOA 180mBeam 30mGRT 23,456 tonsDWT 34,428 MTSister Ships: Four Aida, Nabucco, Otello, Rigoletto, Butterfly, Diamond, Emerald    The origins of Premuda date back to 1907. It was founded in  Trieste under the name of Navigazione a Vapore (Steamship Navigation) G.L. Premuda. Today the company operates a fleet of modern owned and operated bulk carriers, an FPSO (Four Rainbow) based on the west coast of Australia and a fleet of panama, Aframax and Suezmax tankers. In June 2012 the company through Four Handy Ltd. entered a joint venture with the government of Sierra Leone to form the Sierra Leone National Shipping Company (SLNSC). SLNSC control 51% of the shareholding in SLNSC with FHL controlling the remaining 49%. CEO of SLNC is Mr. Stefano Rosina, Managing Director of the Premuda Group while Chairmanship rests with the Government of Sierra Leone.
Friday, 08 August 2014 09:51

Aug 8 - Cielo di Monaco

  Cielo di Monaco – Deltamarin B.Delta 37 design The latest addition to the growing fleet of open hatch box shaped (OHBS) conventionally craned vessels for d’Amico is Cielo di Monaco which was delivered to the company by Yangfan Shipyard in Zhoushan , China, on July 30, 2014. She is the first of nine Deltamarin B.Delta 37 shallow draft OHBS designed vessels ordered by d’Amico at the Yangfan Shipyard, PRC, scheduled for delivery from 2014 to 2016. LOA 179.99mBeam 30.00mGRT 24,434 tonsDWT 38,670 tonsSummer draft 10.50m5 holds/hatchesCranes: 4 x SWL 35MT with maximum outreach of 30mDesign service speed: 14 knotsRegistry: Malta    With a cargo carrying capacity of 50,000 m3 the B.Delta37 design gives a service speed of 14 knots on design draft with a highly economical fuel consumption of around 17.6 mt/day. In addition, Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is calculated to meet the 2020 Phase II requirement, i.e. more than 20 % below the baseline. Along with the B.Delta37 design, a B.Delta43 version is also now available with B.Delta25, B.Delta64, B.Delta82 and B.Delta210 all under development. The d’Amico dry cargo business area is managed by the owned subsidiary d'Amico Dry, established in 2002 domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, with chartering offices…
Friday, 01 August 2014 08:55

Aug 1 - CCGS Moytel

                                 CCGS Moytel After arriving in British Columbia in November 2013, the new Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft based at Sea Island, Richmond, CCGS Moytel was formally named in a well attended ceremony this week. The new vessel is a Griffon Hoverwork hovercraft model AP1-88 Dash 400 manufactured by Griffon Hoverwork of the UK. LOA 28.5mMaximum all up weight 75,000 kgsPropulsion 4 x Caterpillar type C32 ACERT V12 engines each rated at 839kW or 1125 bhp2 x 5 bladed Hoffmann variable pitch propellersMaximum speed: 60 knotsService speed: 40 knotsRemovable crane capable of lifting up to 6,300 kgsBasic crew of 7 consisting of 2 pilots & 5 rescue specialist/diversHome port: Sea Island, RichmondPort of Registry: Ottawa    Moytel is a Halq’emélem word ‘to help each other’, in recognition of our First Nations’ contribution to the province’s history, culture and economy.” The Moytel replaces CCGS Penac and will work in tandem with the CCGS Siyay which is to undergo a mid-life extension. A sister vessel to Moytel, the CCGS Mamilossa is based on the St. Lawrence.
Friday, 25 July 2014 09:04

July 25 - Costa Concordia

  The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia is finally underway to her final resting place, Genoa (coincidentally where she was built), escorted by an armada of tugs and support craft. Her final voyage began on July 23 at 9am local time and running at a speed of 2 knots she is expected to arrive in Genoa in the early hours of Sunday July 27. Sirens were sounded on nearby boats and church bells rang on the island of Giglio as two tugs began the towage operation. The lead tugs are the Blizzard and the Resolve Earl which together have a combined 24,000 HP and 275 tons of bollard pull. See the short video of her departure from Giglio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2JS6illgYQ.   Despite the appalling recklessness that resulted in the loss of Costa Concordia when she struck a reef on the Island of Giglio in January 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, the other side of the coin has been the tremendous ingenuity and seamanship of the salvage teams that have been involved in firstly bringing the vessel upright in September 2013 and then refloating her last week.   The salvage has been led by a consortium made up of…
Friday, 18 July 2014 09:31

July 18 - Arklow Spray

                               Arklow Spray Being a conservative European coastal shipping company operating a fleet of modern single deck, box hold and container fitted vessels, Arklow Shipping took an out of character plunge in 2011 when it entered the big league with an order for a pair of handysize bulk carriers. The second of these is Arctic Spray which was delivered to her owners earlier this year.  Built by Daesun Shipbuilding and Engineering, Pusan, South KoreaDelivered in February 2014Owned and operated by Arklow Shipping, Wicklow, IrelandLOA 182.0mBeam 30.0mGRT 22,868 tonsDWT 34,905 MT5 holds/hatchesCranes: 4 x SWL 30 tonsGrab fittedMain engine: MAN B&W 5S50ME-B9.2 (Tier II)Speed 14 knots on HFO 22 tons/daySister ship: Arklow Spirit delivered in 2013    The company’s origins go back to 1966 since when the company has ridden out good times and bad but always managing to maintain steady expansion. The fleet currently stands at 45 ships with a combined carrying capacity of some 6 million tons annually. The company is an acknowledged leader within the European dry bulk trades, with chartering teams based in Arklow, Rotterdam and Liverpool. Arklow itself is a town in…
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:39

July 11 - HMS Queen Elizabeth

                                HMS Queen Elizabeth  On July 4 her Majesty Queen Elizabeth named the UK’s newest and largest warship after herself. The ceremony took place at the naval dockyard in Rosyth, Scotland and the Queen chose to replace the traditional bottle of champagne with a bottle of Scotland’s best whisky. To warm everyone before the ceremony, the UK’s Red Arrows aerobatic team entertained the crowd which included a who’s who of VIPs including the Duke of Edinburgh the Prime Minister, David Cameron and the previous Prime Minister Gordon Brown who was in office when the order for the Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship the Prince of Wales were ordered in 2008. Built by the “Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA)”, a partnership of BAE Systems, Babcock, Thales and the Ministry of Defence, six shipyards around the UK - Appledore, Birkenhead, Govan, Portsmouth, Rosyth and Tyne were been involved in building various parts of the vessel.  LOA 290mBeam 39mDraft 11mDisplacement 65,000 MTSpeed 25 knots+Range 10,000 nautical milesCrew: 679 permanent but up to 1600 plus 250 Royal Marines when requiredDesigned to accommodate several aircraft types included the F-35Cost £6.2 billion…
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