Top News of the Week July 1 – 6, 2013

Top News of the Week July 1 – 6, 2013

Saipem Jack-Up Rig ‘Perro Negro 6′ Sinks Off Angola

Saipem informs that on July 1, the jack up drilling rig Perro Negro 6, due to the collapsing of the seabed under one of the three legs, suddenly tilted and suffered hull damages, causing water intake.

MOL Comfort’s Fore Part Breaks Free from Tow

The dramatic rescue operation of MOL Comfort has faced another turn when the vessel’s fore part broke free from tow amid adverse weather conditions, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced.

GALLERY: First Triple-E Vessel Delivered

Yesterday, on 2nd July, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) delivered the first Triple-E vessel, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller to Maersk Line.

Two Bulk Carriers Collide Off Singapore Causing Oil Spill

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that a South Korean-registered bulk carrier, Oriental Pioneer, and a Bahamas-registered bulk carrier, Atlantic Hero, had collided at about 6.6km south-west of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on 2 July 2013. One of the Oriental Pioneer’s bunker tanks was damaged and approximately 100 metric tonnes of fuel oil were spilled.

Maran Gas Takes Delivery of Its First LNG Carrier with Electric Propulsion

The first electrical LNG carrier to be ordered by Maran Gas incorporating induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE’s Power Conversion businessis expected to enter commercial service in July.


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