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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maersk Shipper & Maersk Searcher sink off Brittany on: September 10, 2019, 06:17:19 pm
The report said that originally the Maersk Chancellor was chosen to tow these two vessels to the scrap yard but because she got a contract this was changed.
Maersk chancellor was equipped with a towing winch was suitable for a double tow, Maersk Battler was not equipped with this.
The option was chosen to tow these two vessels alongside each other was simple, it was the cheapest way.
They had 3 options, tow alongside (unmanned), spool a second tow wire on the Maersk Battler to make her suitable for a double tow (expensive because a new wire for only 1 trip is expensive} or MB tows the second vessel and the second vessel connects het main wire on the third vessel but this would mean that they have to put a crew on the second vessel to pay out or pay in the wire when necessary (also expensive because they have to start up a vessel that was in lay up and heva to put a crew on her), Maersk Searcher was layed since 04-01-2016 and Maersk Shipper was layed up since 18-10-2015, I don;t know if they were manned or cold layed up.

There's oly one question that bothers me, why on earth did Maersk not hire a marine waranty surveyor (MWS) to make the final approval and deliver the tow certificate.
Were they to arrogant to hire one (we are Maersk and we know how to do it) or was it to expensive.
For sure is that a MWS would never ever approve this configuration off towing.
According to the report they bought second hand yokohama fenders for this trip, ones that were already weared and too small, new and bigger ones were too expensive.

According to me Maersk sorted out the most cheapest option to make this tow.
Also they lied about the remaining fuel/lub and hydraulic oil on board.

I personally have 25 years experience at sea and did many double tows so i know what I am talking about.

Cheers

Leon
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: BLUE MARLIN and FORTE on: August 27, 2019, 05:13:33 pm
Blue Marlin arrived saterday evening at everingen anchorage to take bunkers.
She was empty and sailed sundaymorning early.
Presently she's underway to Ciudad del Carmen.

She didn't have cargo on her deck.

Cheers

Leon
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: January 28, 2019, 09:46:16 am
DIAMOND       9220548   Malta     now   SEA DIAMOND  Dutch    (tug/supply)
SMIT KOMODO   9328273   Bahama's  now   KOMODO       Malta    (tug/supply)


Diamond is not renamed yet, SB side is showing Sea Diamond but PS side reads still Diamond, checked this morning.

Best regards

Leon
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Help recognize tug on: November 28, 2018, 10:06:02 am
Hi Denis,

it's the Norwegian tug Chief, build in 1979 at flekkefjord.

See pic from shipspotting

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2854133

Cheers

Leon

5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: TOISA PROTEUS , IMO 9247522 GOING FOR SCRAP ? on: November 23, 2018, 06:06:34 pm
Hi Peter,

The chains on the bow are there to create a towing bridle and that's normal procedure for a tow.
Only when good weather or short tow you can tow on a single bridle or wire.
With coastal tow/Ocwan tows it's normal procedure to rig up a towing bridle wich normally consists of chains until the triangle plate or a combination of chains and steel wires till the triangle plate.
The advantage of the combination is the reduction in weight of the bridle.

Best regards

Leon de Hoop
C/O En Avant 30
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maersk questions on: November 18, 2017, 09:06:32 am
Good morning Chas,

Thanks for the information.
Another bit off the puzzle solved.

Best regards

Leon
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maersk questions on: November 18, 2017, 08:34:40 am
Hi Roy,

Thank you very much for all this info.
I was really unaware of all the other classes although I suspected the L class also.
Yes I know about the G class and according to pics on here the Gunhilde didn't have the elevation yet.
It's a lot off searching again but fun to do.

Best regards

Leon
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Maersk questions on: November 17, 2017, 09:38:23 pm
Good evening Gents,

I have three questions;

1) Can someone supply me with the Keel Laid/Launch and Delivery dates of the Benalder/Benarty and Benavon.

2) Since 2011 Maersk is rebuilding 5 classes of their container fleet.
   Can someone supply with the years of rebuilding of these vessels.
   Not all vessels are done yet but all info is welcome.
   I already know the A.P. Møller according to the pics from Denys.
   According to my info the concerned classes are; A-class (Only A.P. Møller done)
                                                   C-class (except Clementine/Columbine/Cornelia)
                                                   E-class (except Ebba/Estelle/Evelyn)
                                                   G-class (except Gunhilde)\         
                                                   S-class (don't know yet)
                                                   

3) Are there websites available where you can find this kind of info.


All conversions were done by CSIC Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Qingdao

Best regards


leon
   
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Searose FPSO on: June 11, 2017, 06:52:16 pm
Hi Ian,

Thanks very much for the information.
As I already suspected Maersk was only involved with the designing and not the operation.

Thanks!!

Best regards

Leon
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Searose FPSO on: June 10, 2017, 08:47:07 pm
Good Evening,

I have a smaal question.
Somewhere I found out that the Searose FPSO (imo 9274501) was managed by Maersk in 2004.
According to Sea-Web this never happened and she was always owned by Husky oil.

Can anybody confirm if she was managed by Maersk or this is falls information.

Thanks.

Cheers

Leon
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Sea-Land/CSX/Maersk on: February 12, 2017, 07:17:13 pm
Hi Jadran,

That already clears already a lot for me.
I could not find it somewhere.

Thanks a lot.

Cheers

Leon
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Sea-Land/CSX/Maersk on: February 12, 2017, 06:46:18 pm
Good Evening,

I have a question for our American members.

In 1999 Maersk acquired Sea-Land from CSX and in 2003 CSX was sold to Horizon Lines.

My question is;

The ships that were present in the fleet dec-1999 were they all transferred to A.P. Moller or did some vessels stayed with CSX.
The reason is that according to Sea-Web not all the vessels from Sea-Land were owned by Maersk.

Wich I'm also interested in is the charters at that time, were they all ended or did they continue.

Best regards

Leon
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipscrapping on: November 24, 2016, 12:09:39 pm
Hello Peter,

Thanks for the info, I will send him a mail to ask about it.

I'm interested becasue nowadays a lot of former Maersk/MSC vessels are beiing scrapped and also some tugs/supply vessels.
I use the info for my personal database of Maersk and MSC.
Since 1992 I'm building databases of the total Maersk/MSC fleet and I try to keep them up to date.

Best regards

Leon
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Shipscrapping on: November 24, 2016, 11:43:56 am
Good afternoon,

I have a question,

I was told that there is a German site about shipbreaking.
It's really actual so really of interest to me and maybe other members.

Is there anybody who knows this site.
The only thing I know is that it's called abwracken or something like this and that mr. Gert Uwe Detflefsen is a contributor or member of this site.

Maybe somebody can help me?

Best regards

Leon de Hoop
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Sundance imo 8613281 on: July 24, 2016, 10:55:00 am
Thanks Juergen and Patrick for the info.
Most likely I made the wrong notes with her.
Are there also dates know of arrival/beaching?

Best regards

Leon
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