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Collision in Tokyo Bay

Pegasus PrimeTwelve crew members were rescued by a passing passenger vessel after a Panama-flagged general cargo ship, the Beagle III, sank in Tokyo Bay following a collision with a container ship, the Pegasus Prime, on 17th March.

The 17,224 dwt, 2009-built Beagle III, owned and operated by Taiwan’s Wisdom Marine Lines, was carrying a crew of 20, all Chinese nationals, 11 whom were rescued by the Japanese coastguard shortly after the accident.

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Singapore Confirms Its Third Collision in Two Weeks

Mare ThraciumA collision in the Singapore Strait early in February, became the third such incident within two weeks. The Liberia-flagged container ship Hammonia Thracium and a Panama-flagged chemical tanker, the Zoey, collided off Sebarok Island, which is about 10km south of mainland Singapore.

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Big VLGC Order for Daewoo

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ALVBAHIYADaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has signed an order to build eight 84,000 cu m Very Large Gas Carriers for China Peace.

Earmarked for delivery in 2016 the ships represent a major investment with a price tag of around $80m each. The company, which also has an option for a further four ships, is just the latest to join the rush to invest in building VLGCs.

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Asia Poised for Cruise Growth

ArcadiaAsia has the potential to become one of the world’s biggest cruise markets with broad economic benefi ts driven by the cruise industry’s long value chain, so says Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry who was speaking at the ASEAN Tourism Forum Ministers’ Meeting in Sarawak.

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Hobart Shipping Observations

Alexander SpiritThe Port of Hobart is one of the best deepwater ports in the world; a thriving commercial port offering safe all-weather access to all kinds of vessels, both large and small.

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Asian Yards to Build First Methanol-Fuelled Tankers

S90MEGIMitsui OSK Lines and two other companies are building the world’s first chemical and product tankers that can run on both methanol and conventional bunker fuel.

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Langness Lighthouse on the Isle of Man was established in 1880 and was a manned lighthouse until being automated in 1996. The stars of Orion’s Belt can be clearly seen. The brightest object is actually the planet Jupiter. The dark skies on the Isle of Man make it an ideal location for admiring the celestial wonders (Ron Strathdee