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Robert McDonald
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« on: December 19, 2011, 06:40:03 pm »

With a wounded Vale Beijing still anchored about 5 miles off Sao Luis in the Roads, plans are moving forward to load the "Rio."

Vale Rio de Janeiro begins loading at PDM Berth 1 this afternoon (Brazil time.) She is scheduled to load 386,000 mt. This will be a "nail chewer" for everyone to be sure!

Vale Italia is scheduled to Berth 1 to load 390,000 mt, on Wednesday the 21st.

Plans to load Vale China are uncertain, probably based on what happens - or doesn't happen with the "Rio" and "Italia" over the next few days. She is scheduled to Berth 1 on New Years, but notice on today's Position Report, no estimate to berth nor departure dates entered!

Events this week may change that schedule.

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:59:15 pm »


Today we read that one of Vale Beijing's sisters is coming to Rotterdam early Januari, so I guess it could be Vale Rio de Janeiro who will come to Rotterdam.
We'll see.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 11:04:49 pm »

Ah Fred,
I've still got my fingers crossed for you. Maybe if your Christmas present didn't arrive as predicted something may turn up in the New Year! Here's hoping Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 04:18:57 am »

Her AIS shows Canary Islands, ETA 28 December.
Going to join the C Whale perhaps?
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 07:06:29 am »

I wonder if they are going easy with the loading, perhaps with a lower loading rate, until they find out why Vale Beijing was damaged during loading...

Of course both Vale Rio de Janeiro and Vale Italia were built by DSME, which already has a good track record with Vale Brasil, while the ill-fated Beijing was built by STX. Rongsheng-built Vale China is another "wild card", being the first of her kind.

There are some external differences between the Valemax ships built in different shipyards, not to mention Berge's 388,000 DWT VLOCs that are apparently also referred to as Valemax vessels as they have been chartered by Vale, but it would be interesting to see some in-depth comparison between the different ships, e.g. steel drawings and strength calculations.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 10:38:05 am »


Vale Rio de Janeiro left her berth in San Luis and is heading for Canary Island, ETA: 2011-12-28 13:00 (UTC) At this moment she is doing only 1 knot.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 11:31:19 am »

She seems to have given up Fred.
Now parked at an anchorage.
She has been replaced on the berth though by Vale Italia.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 02:02:30 pm »

Bummer Embarrassed

I had bad feelings already, when I saw her there doing only one knot.
I still think we will see one of them here real soon, I stay optimistic.

Cheers Fred
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 08:50:19 am »

VALE RIO DE JANEIRO was at anchor off Tenerife about some 4 hours ,refueled by SPABUNKER 50 and now she is sailing to Rotterdam eta 05-0300. The recorded track can be seen in LOCALIZATODO.COM.  Prepare your video Fred
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 09:55:15 am »

I' ll be pitch black at that time Sad
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 10:12:42 am »

Don't give up just yet Fred, weather can play a big part in voyage times this time of year and delays can be expected.

Keep everything crossed  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2011, 10:59:21 am »

Hi Phil, don't worry, I'll be there. Guess she has a timeslot with that draft, so don't count on delays to much. We will see.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2012, 08:55:18 am »

New ETA Rotterdam 05/0900 passing Finisterre now in LOCALIZATODO.COM
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 10:42:12 am »

Now that is good news:)
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 07:03:39 pm »

Hi Fred,

ETA Maasmond 5/15:00 but has to exchange berth with EVA N. On top, deep draught and force 6 winds expected. Keeping our fingers crossed ... for Friday ?!

Ciao,
Rob.

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