CPO China: Claus-Peter's chemtanker escapes
2010-built, 50,699 dwt CPO China was boarded by pirates in the early afternoon local time, with seafarers locking themselves inside a panic room and contacting the naval authorities for assistance.
Claus-Peter Offen spokesman said that the stand-off continued for around 10 hours until an Australian frigate arrived at the scene, at which point the assailants departed.
Owner of the "Y3K" leads Maxi Class
Hamburger Claus-Peter Offen new IMA president The Hamburg shipowner Claus-Peter is new president of the International Open Class Association of Maxi yachts, IMA (International Maxi Association). The owner of the fastest yachts in the world with a length of 18 meters up the 62-year-old was elected on September 7, the closing day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, unanimously.
At the beginning of 2007, the company made its first move into the chemicals and product tanker market. A new company Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (Offen Tankers) was formed; eight special-purpose tankers with 36,000 dwt and a further eight with 52,000 dwt were ordered from the Hyundai Mipo yard in South Korea, for delivery starting in 2008.
The ship operator Claus-Peter Offen (founded in 1971) is based in Hamburg, and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of modern container ship tonnage.
It has some 130 container vessels in service or currently under construction; most of them are chartered under long-term contract to leading shipping lines. They are employed in worldwide service.
Having ordered 4 bulk carriers in 2008 the company soon will also operate in the bulk market. Two ships each were ordered at the shipyards Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME, South Korea) and Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI, Romania) with a tonnage capacity of 180,000 dwt. The 4 bulkers will be delivered in 2010.
The company currently has a workforce of approximately 3,000 people on shore and at sea.
Ship Name: CPO CHINA
Flag: United Kingdom
. CPO China. IMO: 9434204; Type: Combined Chemical And Oil Tanker ... Owner: CPO China Offen Reederei; Address: Bleichenbruecke 10, Hamburg,