Tien Hau: grab-fitted small handysize escapes

China Maritime Search and Rescue Center (MSA) said Feb. 6 that the ship has never been hijacked, and is now sailing safely with escort of the Chinese anti-piracy navy fleet.

Tien Hau, which was registered in Hong Kong, China, had been followed by a suspicious boat for a while, but it was never attacked or hijacked.
Earlier, Yemeni Interior Ministry had said the ship was hijacked by pirates some 20 kilometers off the Yemeni island of Al-Tair off the city port of al-Hudaida, and was heading to Somali coast.

SANAA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Somali pirates hijacked a ship off Yemen's western city port of al-Hudaida in the Red Sea, Chinese military attache to Yemen confirmed
The Chinese military confirmed that the ship, which was registered in Hong Kong, China, had been hijacked by the Somali pirates off the Yemeni coast
9143312 TIEN HAU VRYK3 General Cargo Ship 18299 1996 Hong Kong

Ship Name: TIEN HAU
IMO: 9143312
MMSI: 477278000
Callsign: VRYK3
Flag: Hong Kong
Ocean View Shipping Limited, Hong Kong

Fenwick Shipping Services Ltd. is a bulk cargo shipping company operating out of Hong Kong with a fleet of five modern dry bulk carriers concentrating on the Asia and Oceania region.

First established in 1973 as Wheelock Marine Chartering, the company’s name was changed to Fenwick Shipping Services Ltd. in 1985 and now has representative offices in Sydney, Australia and Pune, India.

Fenwick Shipping Services Ltd was established in Hong Kong in 1972. It is capitalised at HK$5,000,000. Its two shareholders, Antony L Marden and Oistein H Thorsen, both have over 20 years shipping experience. The company is a shipping agent acting on behalf of principals as chartering and sale and purchase brokers. It offers technical and commercial management as well as extensive consultancy services in shipping related fields. The company's market orientation concentrates on modern grabfitted small handysize dry bulk carriers in the Asia/Oceania region.
The company has close relationship with National Marine Corporation of the Philippines andBlantica Shipping in Indonesia which enables it to provide a comprehevsive service to customers who wish to trade in these countries.

Name M.V. 'Tien Hau'
Delivery 31 January 1996
Port of Registry Hong Kong
Owner Ocean View Shipping Limited, Hong Kong
Official No. HK-0985
Call Sign VRYK3
Inmarsat Telex 447727810
Radio Telex (MMSI) 477278000
Builder Chng Ku Marine Industrial Co. Ltd.
Hull CKS- 1089
Class NK NS* MNS*
Tonnage Net 6,091
Gross 11,478
Deadweight 18,299 tons at 9.065 M
LOA/LBP/B/D 145.0 M / 133 M / 24.0 M / 12.8 M
TPC 28.85
No. of deck One
No. of Hold/Hatch 4H/4H
Hatch Size No.1 11.70 M x 12.60 M
No.2 18.15 M x 14.00 M
No.3 20.30 m x 14.00 M
No.4 16.80 M x 14.00 M
Hold Capacity Grain/Bale 22,695.1 m3 / 21,106.4 m3
No. 1 3,382.4 / 3,145.6
No. 2 6,230.9 / 5,794.7
No. 3 6,975.6 / 6,487.3
No. 4 6,106.2 / 5.678.8
Strength Tanktop 12.0 ton / m2
Deck 2.5 ton / m2
Hatch Cover 2.0 ton / m2
CO2 in Hold Fitted
Hold Ventilation Mechanical
Cranes 3 x 25 T SWL Kawasaki Electro-hydraulic
Grabs 2 x 6 cbm radio controlled grabs
Main Engine Ssangyong B & W 7S35MC
4,891 kw @ 160 rpm
Generator Engine Yanmar M200L-UN
2 x 400 kw @ 720 rpm
Boiler Miura composite vertical water tube boiler
Consumption at sea 13 knots at 17.0 mt/day IFO 180 cst
in port
idle 1.5 mt/day IFO + 1 mt /day IFO for boiler
wkg 2.8 mt/day IFO + 1 mt /day IFO for boiler
Tank Capacity full H.F.O. - 862 cbm B.W. - 4,433 cbm
M.D.O. - 125.86 cbm F.W. - 204 cbm
Trading Area World Wide
Insurance Hull Norwegian Hull Club
P & I Gard
IMO No. 9143312
Class No. 960427
No. of Officers/Crew 25


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