A crane ship is mobilized to transfer oil from the almost-submerged oil carrier Doola No. 3 in seas off Jaweol Island in Incheon on Jan. 16, 2012.
The product tanker exploded in waters off the port city of Incheon January 15, After departing from Incheon port, the ship headed toward Daesan port in South Chungcheong Province. Before the departure, the ship unloaded 6,500 tons of gasoline at Incheon.
The explosion of the 4191-ton vessel Doola No. 3 took place in waters three miles north of Jawol Island near Incheon around 8:05 a.m.,
The manager DOOLA SHIPPING CO LTD, Gang,Geon U/Gang,Ji Eon, CEO said that the explosion took place while gas was being drained from the oil tank. "The vessel usually transports diesel, but this time it carried gasoline. We are now examining whether it had any relation to the explosion,"
Before leaving port in Incheon, the ship had unloaded 6,500 tons of gasoline.
9262106 DOOLA NO. 3 DSQZ2 Chemical/Oil Tanker 6536 2002
manager DOOLA SHIPPING CO LTD.
ex Sunrise Peony
FAIRCHEM BOGEY imo 9423750 V7UB6 dwt 25390 2010 chemical tanker carrying just a partial load of methanol, was released yesterday afternoon, for an estimated $8 million.. A helicopter was observed hovering over the vessel yesterday in anticipation of making the ransom drop
The 420-foot Coast Guard Cutter Healy creates a return path in the Bering Sea ice to assist the Russian-flagged tanker Renda 165 miles south of Nome, Alaska, Jan. 8, 2012. The cutter Healy and tanker Renda have been making way to Nome through the Bering Sea ice for two days to deliver more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel Nome. The fuel could arrive in Nome sometime around Sunday, depending on the progress through the ice. Vitus Marine CEO Mark Smith says his team is putting their efforts towards the final delivery in Nome.
8129618 RENDA UFFA Tanker 4999 1984
The chemtanker OLIB G, Malta-flag, Frio Maritime S.A. Greece, , with a crew of 18 (15 Georgians and 3 Turks), was released after the $3 million ransom was dropped onto the ship
An investigation into the grounding and breaking up of the Rena, a Liberian-flagged ship owned by the Greek shipping firm Costamare, is ongoing. The ship's captain and navigation officer, both Philippine nationals, will next month face criminal charges relating to operating a vessel in a dangerous manner and allowing the release of toxic materials.
NCIS's Schminsky said the Iranian boat's captain thanked the U.S. for assistance. "He was afraid that without our help, they could have been there for months," the U.S. team gave the crew food, water and medical care, and on January 6 they moved the captured pirates to the Stennis. They will remain there while the U.S. considers options for prosecution and consults with other nations that have joined forces against piracy.
"Sadly, this is not a new thing," Nuland told reporters, citing more than 1,000 pirates picked up at sea who are under prosecution in some 20 countries. "So this is always a question of where to send them and who will do the prosecution."
At approximately 12:30 p.m,January 5, an SH-60S Seahawk from the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) detected a suspected pirate skiff alongside the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al Molai. The Navy took custody of the pirates under Josh Schminky, a Navy Criminal Investigative Service agent aboard the Kidd. The next morning when they were transferred to the USS John C. Stennis where the matter will be reviewed for prosecution. The pirates currently remain on the Stennis. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations
Somali pirates released the Indian-flagged Savina al-Salaam and its' 16 all-Indian crew without ransom on Thursday.
The pirates released the boat late on January 5 at 4:30pm. There was no ransom paid.
It's unclear why the pirates abandoned the boat, but it seems that they weren't expecting a ship carrying livestock. “The boat carried 3620 livestock, and it appears the pirates thought the boat was carrying only goods – so they thought to use it to mount attacks from – but they didn't want to deal with the livestock, the hijackers found the Savina too heavy to use as a mothership for launching attacks.
The Savina al-Salaam is now on course for Oman.
[earlier]Livestock carrier said to be named Savina Al-Salaam,and owned 'by India', has 16 crew. All are Indian. The boat also carried four Somali passengers, three women and one man, all have Oman visas, The cargo was 3620 animals, livestock loaded at Bosaso Port. The name of captain is Naaji Hussien. They hijacked while the boat was at sea and heading to Oman,"
9,206 grt; 12,113 dwt.
Built: 1975 by ENVC - Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo SA. Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Yard no 95.
Main engine: six-cylinder,two -stroke H Cegielski-Sulzer 6RND68 of 7,200 bhp at 157 rpm. Speed: 18 knots.
Built for Arya National Shipping Lines SA, Iran as ARYA ZAR; renamed in 1980.
2003-to breakers at Mumbai, India 28/6
Status: Dead Added: Dec 01, 2011
Name: Iran Salam
Last known flag: IRAN
- Arya Zar (Until 1980 Jul 19)
388,133 DWT, Ore Carrier, Built 2011
Owners/Managers are Berge Bulk AS, Built at Bohai Shipbld., Panama Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 360.97 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 345.34 m., Draught of 23.00 m., Beam of 65.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 195,199, Wartsila Engine, Speed of 14.80 kts.
Berge Bulk (Norway) AS
Strengthened for Ore, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo.
IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Berge Everest. Capesize Bulker, Call Sign 3FIE3, IMO Number 9447536. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 30.50 m., Tonnage of 66,019 International Net and 382,003 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7RT-flex84T-D.
The first of Vale's (VALE5.SA) giant dry bulk vessels to arrive in China has completed delivery of its iron ore cargo. Vale's ChinaMax from Dalian is heading back to Singapore - presumably for bunkers - then Brazil for the next cargo.
The crude carrier was rocked by three blasts on Thursday that erupted at the aft of the ship, damaging its engine room, living quarters and bridge. The Mercator chairman, HK Mittal, and the Anglo-Eastern Group chief executive, Peter Cremers, issued a statement in which they promised an investigation to "prevent a repeat of such a tragedy".
[AESM seminar on complacency] Marcel Liedts, COO of the Anglo-Eastern group, who explained the relevance of the theme of the seminar and stressed on how the company must protect itself from the scourge of complacency among seafarers.
The process of an MBO ( Management Buy Out) in 1998 and a subsequent merger with an established UK ship manager, Denholm Ship Management in 2001 were the key factors in establishing the present AE Group as a truly independent global based ship manager
Mr. Mittal acquired Mercator Lines Ltd. in 1988 . His personal ventures include a Ship Building Yard in Mumbai suburbs, a Healthcare unit & a Sulphuric Acid production plant in north India.
IMO Number: 9138599
Builder:Country: People`s Republic of China
Company: Dalian NS
Type: Oil or Oil Products Tanke
rSequence: MNSNMKFHull Form: HTonnage:Gross Tonnage: 57,950 tonsDeadweight: 109,227 tonnesDimensions: 244.47×42.03×15.52m (802.07×137.89×50.92ft)Speed: 15.3ktMachinery:Screw Type: Single ScrewEngine Type: Motor vesselCompany: SulzerEx Names: ex-SeaqueenNotes: Similar todocument.write('DONAX') 
Sister/Similar Ships: Sister: DL IRIS  (Ko) ex-SeastarProbably sister: SEAPRIDE I  (Ma)