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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Yesterday, 10:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By callpor
I note from the maritime news today that the...

I note from the maritime news today that the salvage operation is estimated to cost $200 million. They are planning to cut the vessel up in situ! This is the largest insurance loss in 2019 to date?...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th October 2019, 16:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By callpor
First came across a similar arrangement on the...

First came across a similar arrangement on the CGT cargo vessels "Rochambeau" and "Sufferen" in 1968! They had a full complement of polyvalent officers with Deck/Engine Certification. Seemed to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th September 2019, 15:56
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By callpor
Bourbon Rhode Sinks in the Atlantic Ocean; Three Rescued

Bourbon Offshore has reported that three crew members from the offshore tug Bourbon Rhode have been rescued from a liferaft in the Atlantic Ocean. The company confirms that the vessel, caughjt up in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th September 2019, 09:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By callpor
Tradewinds reporting that salvage/uprighting...

Tradewinds reporting that salvage/uprighting could take months!

Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th September 2019, 10:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By callpor
This is the sixth similar incident to Car...

This is the sixth similar incident to Car Carriers this year, as reported by Tradewinds today! There have been many similar well publicised incidents in previous years.
Due to their inherent...
Forum: Tankers 28th August 2019, 15:22
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By callpor
According to Marine Traffic, they are? Getting...

According to Marine Traffic, they are? Getting more hits than any other vessel!
Forum: Tankers 26th August 2019, 13:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By callpor
Today's maritime press is reporting this! ...

Today's maritime press is reporting this!

"Iran says Adrian Darya 1 crude oil cargo sold
Tehran says it no longer owns the crude oil caught up in diplomatic controversy with the West"

If true,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd August 2019, 15:18
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By callpor
All the details are in EQUASIS.ORG! Confirms...

All the details are in EQUASIS.ORG! Confirms built 1879.
Even had 7 Port State Inspections recorded with no detention. Cheers, Chris
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th August 2019, 12:58
Replies: 299
Views: 27,126
Posted By callpor
You got it in one! ....but will it make anyone...

You got it in one! ....but will it make anyone wake up to the problem?
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th August 2019, 17:29
Replies: 21
Views: 7,545
Posted By callpor
Hi all, Didn't spot this the first time round,...

Hi all,
Didn't spot this the first time round, but hello Harry. I sailed with Esso from 1972 to 1979 as 2/O/D to Master on the Fawley, Milford Haven, Purfleet, Preston, Cardiff, Mersey, Severn and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th July 2019, 13:49
Replies: 73
Views: 7,122
Posted By callpor
The Dryad advisory today contains some comments...

The Dryad advisory today contains some comments which SN commentators may find of interest? It appears to be advising UK shipowners to re-flag to China (Is this possible?) and not to employ security...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 14:21
Replies: 73
Views: 7,122
Posted By callpor
You are mistaken! This is what Stena had to say:-...

You are mistaken! This is what Stena had to say:-

"Stena Bulk has issued the following statement about M/V Stena Impero, the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran claims to have siezed.

Stena...
Forum: BP Shipping 13th July 2019, 13:45
Replies: 19
Views: 2,515
Posted By callpor
Best example of this was the Limburg. Explosives...

Best example of this was the Limburg. Explosives penetrated both hulls causing explosion,major fire and pollution but almost certainly the DH saved the vessel.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th June 2019, 14:03
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By callpor
Interesting follow-up from Rick Spilman's Old...

Interesting follow-up from Rick Spilman's Old Salt Blog today? Tends to confirm the earlier post about MSC. Wonder if they are reviewing further use of these chartered vessels in MSC service?

"Who...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2019, 13:40
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By callpor
Cool MSC GAYANE Drugs bust!

So MSC are really living up to their nick name as the Mafia Shipping Company? This is just the latest of many drugs busts on their vessels, but by far the most bizarre! See report from Old salt Blog...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th June 2019, 16:06
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By callpor
David, According to the many reports both...

David,

According to the many reports both tankers were fully loaded outward bound from the Gulf.
MT KOKUKA COURAGEOUS 27KDWT Panamanian Flag Product/Chemical Tanker, Japanese Owned and operated...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 08:48
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By callpor
A dreadful tragedy that was preventable? Watching...

A dreadful tragedy that was preventable? Watching a number of videos, ship to ship interaction is probably the cause! Bernoulli effect is unforgiving if vessels get too close! The Viking boat was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd June 2019, 13:40
Replies: 25
Views: 2,935
Posted By callpor
Interesting you should discuss the MSC OPERA...

Interesting you should discuss the MSC OPERA incident in Venice and yet no one on SN mentioned the far more serious incident at Budapest on the Danube in which 28 people have died?
The solution for...
Forum: The Bridge 2nd June 2019, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By callpor
These digital libraries are automatically...

These digital libraries are automatically corrected each week and include Notice to Mariners for any paper charts that are carried. All other charts are digital ENC vector charts used on the dual...
Forum: The Bridge 1st June 2019, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By callpor
I remember NEMEDRI very well! Even tho' well into...

I remember NEMEDRI very well! Even tho' well into my 70's I still ride the occasional vessel for short voyages doing Navigational Assessments for the operators. I haven't seen any mention of NEMEDRI...
Forum: The Bridge 29th May 2019, 17:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By callpor
Have to agree with you about OCIMF generally, but...

Have to agree with you about OCIMF generally, but most of these subjective opinions come from OCIMF accredited but individual SIRE inspectors, who place their own interpretations on OCIMF...
Forum: The Bridge 29th May 2019, 13:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By callpor
Jim, Navigational Assessments, although...

Jim,

Navigational Assessments, although carried-out by some companies for several decades, really came to the fore with their requirement in the Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA)...
Forum: The Bridge 27th May 2019, 15:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By callpor
You far exceeded my wildest expecations!...

You far exceeded my wildest expecations! (Applause) Hope you take no exception but taken a copy for my files. chris
Forum: The Bridge 26th May 2019, 13:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By callpor
Cool Virtual navigation!

North bound from Casablanca to Antwerp on a bulker last Tuesday morning (doing a Navigational Assessment) experienced my first Virtual Navigation Marks? I had read about them as an idea in SEAWAYS...
Forum: Esso Tankers 3rd May 2019, 10:21
Replies: 57
Views: 35,510
Posted By callpor
Although before my time with Esso I remember the...

Although before my time with Esso I remember the Esso Northumbria launching as I was at Wallsend standing-by the Atlantic Causeway. It brought back some memories today to find the following post on...
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