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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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Marine Insurance and Looters

Tomi EleganceHaving gone ashore during Typhoon Haiyan on 8th November, the owners of the general cargo ship Tomi Elegance was seeking to declare the vessel a constructive total loss, if the cost to refloat and repair the vessel proves to be excessive.

Looking at photos of the ship high and dry there seems little doubt that this is indeed the case. Tacloban Oil Mills were awaiting the arrival of surveyors at Tacloban City to determine the extent of damage sustained.

The vessel was also targeted by looters, who stole the vessels supplies, equipment and a part of the vessels cargo of 500 metric tonnes of copra.

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Bankruptcy Threat for CSC Phoenix

Chinese state shipping company CSC Phoenix has gone into corporate restructuring after a court accepted petitions from two creditors who argued the carrier cannot repay its debts with its net negative asset value.

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Shipping Companies Play Their Part

Typhoon Haiyan aftermathSome 4mn people were displaced following Typhoon Haiyan, which rolled over the central portion of the Philippines in November.

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Collision off Coast of Vietnam

Heung A DragonA South Korean container ship sank after it collided with the Marshall-Island cargo vessel Eleni off the coast of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on 7th November. No casualties were reported.

The Heung A Dragon was 2.2 nautical miles off the coast and carrying containers from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City. The Eleni was departing from Phu My Port in Tan Thanh District in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

Read more: Collision off Coast of Vietnam


NYK Stolt Tankers Expands Chemical Tanker Fleet

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Stolt InvestionNYK Stolt Tankers, a joint venture between Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Norway’s Stolt Tankers, has ordered a 38,000 dwt chemical tanker from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

Read more: NYK Stolt Tankers Expands Chemical Tanker Fleet



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