Offshore – Accomodation Platform TEMIS in the Mediterranean Sea – 26.12.2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) owned DP 3 accomodation vessel TEMIS was spotted opposite Zichron_Yaakov (the Israel/Lebanon border) on her spot without anchoring using her Dynamic Position system. The 84 x 32 metre TEMIS was last reported as transported from Singapore to Gabon during August 2018 by Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) semi-submersible heavy load vessel […]

Livestock Ships – ELBEIK originally palletized carrier TYRO

Interesting converted livestock ship is the vessel ELBEIK. Built in 1967 by Giessen de Noord yard at Krimpen in Netherlands as the reefer cargo ship TYRO which also had 2 palletized ramps on both port and starboard side and 2 cargo cranes ( 1 ho/3 ha/3 tweendecks). At one time she was chartered for many […]

Tanker news – CPO Tankers renamed Zeaborn Tankers – 04.11.2019

Claus Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (CPO Tankers), formerly the tanker management subsidiary of Offen Group, has been renamed Zeaborn Ship Management Tanker (Zeaborn Tankers) by its new owner Zeaborn Group. CPO Tankers became part of Zeaborn in June after a deal was announced in May, and has started trading under its new name with effect from November 4. Zeaborn Tankers […]

Conro News – MSC completes deal for 49% of Messina Group – 14.06.2019

Gianluigi Aponte’s Italian holding company Marinvest and Messina Group have formally signed an agreement which makes MSC the new owner of four ships and a minority stake in the Genoa based shipping company. Aponte will invest €25m ($28.5m) for a 49% stake in the Ignazio Messina & C. group and a 52% stake in a […]

Casualties – Turkish Ship EFE MURAT aground – 23.02.2019

On Saturday 23rd February 2019 the Turkish flag and owned general cargo ship EFE MURAT ran aground with bad weather conditions with Gale Force winds on the south coast of Bari, Italy, near the beach of Pane e Pomodoro. She had a crew of 15 all of whom were identified as Turkish nationalities. She departed […]

Offshore News – Early redelivery of VYACHESLAV TIKHONOV – December 2018

Polarcus Limited (“Polarcus” or the “Company”) (OSE: PLCS) announces that an early redelivery option has been agreed with the charterers of the VYACHESLAV TIKHONOV , originally named POLARCUS SELMA. The vessel has been on bareboat charter to Sovcomflot (“SCF”) since delivery from yard in 2011. The current charter period will expire in October 2019. SCF […]

Passer By – BGP CHALLENGER – 28.12.2018

The 2008 Chinese built Research/Seismic Vessel BGP CHALLENGER  was spotted at 2100 hrs (2000 UTC)  passing by 37.9 nautical miles off Valletta, Malta on Friday 28th December, 2018 while on passage from Las Palmas ( leaving 19.12.2018 ) to Dubai, UAE. She was built by Bohai Oil Shiprepair at Tianjin in China with IMO : 9441532; 55m […]