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16  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Stephen B Roman on: November 21, 2018, 04:19:27 am
Stephen B Roman now headed towards Bermuda, according to AIS.
She never actually docked in Halifax, only met with the launcher Eastcom, assumingly to drop off Canadian crew that assisted navigation through Canadian waters. Redwise is the Dutch ship delivery company that has been providing proper management and crew for the voyage.

Anyone know why she would be headed to Bermuda if she was bound for scrap? Is there a scrapper in Bermuda or somewhere else in that general southern direction that sheís possibly headed for, rather than the typical trip east?
17  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Stephen B Roman on: October 29, 2018, 02:27:36 am
I have done some digging to figure out the fate of this vessel but have had little luck so far. What I do know is that ownership of the vessel was taken over by McKeil Marine Ltd. from Algoma Central Corp. in early 2017, and she was laid up in Toronto in March of that same year, having not moved since.

A little over a week ago, Boatnerd website posted a news update stating that the vesselís Canadian registry had closed on October 10, and she was scheduled to depart Toronto for Montreal on October 20, where her future ownership/fate would be further decided. Her registry has been changed to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, suggesting a possible move/change of ownership to come soon, but she has obviously been delayed, as she still sits in Toronto currently. The reason for the delay by Boatnerd has been listed as, ďapproval from the required authorities.Ē Other speculation on Boatnerdís forum has stated that availability for a pilot could be the reason for delay.

As for the vesselís fate, there is no clearly stated destination that I could find, but several possible options have been listed on the Boatnerd forum, those being:
-she travels overseas, (most likely Turkey) under her own power to be scrapped
-she travels overseas under tow to be scrapped
-a Caribbean firm has taken ownership of the vessel and she will re-enter service in that area

Of course this is all speculation, but the last option (Caribbean purchase) makes the most sense for the current situation.

There is not a lot of concrete evidence currently about the vesselís future, but this is what I have been able to dig up so far, and Boatnerd is my best bet for future updates.

If you would like me to post links to the forum topics and news postings about the vessel,  I will gladly do so. As for now, I will keep my eye out for future updates, and try to remember to post them here when I see them.
Hope this has helped!
18  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: How come I don't see any ship icons in Hawaii waters? on: September 24, 2015, 02:02:10 am
Have your tried using Marine Traffic?
19  Shipspotters all over the world / Consultations and review of site standards / Re: Topic 3: Distortion, enhancement and appearance on: September 16, 2015, 02:26:32 am
Here is an example of what I was talking about earlier with helis and go pros.

Credit of photos goes to Denis O'Hara
20  Shipspotters all over the world / Consultations and review of site standards / Re: Topic 5: Ship as Main Subject on: September 14, 2015, 02:35:04 am
I agree with Ted, that photos with the ship in one part of the photo and something else that is picture-worthy on the other part: lighthouse, tugs, etc.

Photo examples: (all photos credited to Ken Newhams)
21  Shipspotters all over the world / Consultations and review of site standards / Re: Topic 3: Distortion, enhancement and appearance on: September 14, 2015, 02:24:02 am
GoPros have fisheye lenses which is right now not allowed as it is stated. But I think that GoPro pictures should be allowed even though they have fisheye lenses because GoPro cameras can take amazing photos in places that a normal camera cannot like drones, RC Helicopters, etc.
22  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Coast Guard suspends search for man that jumped overboard on: September 01, 2015, 12:04:08 am
8/26 - Further reports say that the man jumped due to being confronted about alcohol use, as the company has a zero tolerance policy. As reported by the Mason County Sheriff, the man was confronted about his drinking and was told to stay in his quarters until the ship made port. Instead, the 41 year-old man from Cleveland, Ohio jumped into Lake Michigan. He has still not been found.
23  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Joseph L. Block rescues boater from the cold water in Lake Michigan on: August 31, 2015, 11:55:49 pm
8/24 - Lake Michigan - The freighter Joseph L. Block responded to a distress call and pulled a man out of the 49 degree water after his 28 foot boat started to sink 10 miles of of Port Washington, Wisconsin.
The ship was in the area and quickly diverted towards the distress call. The crew spotted the sinking vessel and a man in a life jacket waving his arms. They acted quickly and threw heaving lines to the boater and lifted him from the water.
A Sheboygan Coast Guard Station vessel and an Ozaukee County Marine vessel arrived on scene to take that boater to the Port Washington Municipal Marina for medical attention.
The Ozaukee County Marine vessel towed the 28 foot vessel towards the marina with two dewatering pumps, but the vessel was essentially too unstable and the vessel's tow was released where it immediatly sank about 8 miles offshore in more than 350 feet of water. Several floating items were recovered and no visible pollution was reported.
24  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Coast Guard suspends search for man that jumped overboard on: August 31, 2015, 11:33:39 pm

8/24 - Lake Michigan - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a freighter near Big Sable Point in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning.

Just before 2 a.m. the Stewart J. Cort reported that they had a man overboard approximately 3-4 miles offshore of Big Sable Point. Crew members witnessed the man climb over the rail and jump from the vessel. The crew members immediately deployed three life rings and notified the navigation bridge. The vessel turned and began a systematic search for the man. Due to conditions at the time and the impending weather forecast, the decision was made not to deploy the vesselís small workboat. The Samuel D. Champlain, Joyce L. VanEnkevort and Vikingbank were also in the area and assisted with the search.

The Coast Guard launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Manistee, Michigan, aboard a 45-foot response boat and a crews from Air Facility Muskegon, Michigan, and Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, aboard Dolphin helicopters. The Coast Guard completed a total of 11 different searches covering 76 square nautical miles. Additionally, multiple commercial vessels in the area participated in the search efforts.

Forecasted weather for the search area include a small-craft advisory in effect through Monday evening with 20-25 knot winds veering west to 30 knots. Showers and thunderstorms are likely until midday and waves range from 3-5 feet.
25  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Locations not available on: August 22, 2015, 12:33:05 am
How do new ports make it onto the website? I always thought that when a photograph was uploaded in a port that wasnt on the site, thats when the admins would add the port. Maybe I am wrong? Or is there more to it than that?
26  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: 2 millionth photograph ! on: August 14, 2015, 02:21:30 am
I asume that the 2 millionth photo would be included with the deleted photos. It is after all the 2,000,000th post.
27  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: What Image Editing Program Do You Use? on: August 07, 2015, 04:59:37 pm
Thank you for your reply, Cody.
28  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: How do you find out the cargo of a ship? on: August 07, 2015, 04:57:05 pm
http://duluthboats.com All the info that you need for the ports of Duluth-Superior, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor, and sometimes Marquette.
29  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: What ship registration spotting books are out there? on: August 07, 2015, 02:49:52 am
There is "Know your Ships" Which has a list of all the companies and the ships owned by those companies that operate on the Great Lakes. Tugs, cargo vessels, ferries, etc. It also has a list of all the foreign ships that transit the Great Lakes/ Seaway. They are currently on their almost 50th edition. It it very helpful. Not sure if this is what you are looking for but it is something. You can order it on boatnerd.com.
30  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: What Image Editing Program Do You Use? on: August 02, 2015, 10:46:16 pm
While we are on the subject, I feel I should ask.
Are any of the programs that anyone listed available as an app for mobile devices? Or does anyone have programs that aren't posted in the topic that are available as apps?
If so please PM me with the apps that you use as I don't want apps to get mixed into the topic and cause confusion with what Cody has asked.

Regards,

Tristin Woolf
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