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|Supply Vessel/Tug||2011-10-28||Brazil||RIO DE JANEIRO|
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At least 12 sailors on a Chinese-flagged cargo ship have died of suspected food poisoning off Vietnam's southern coast, a government official said on Friday.After receiving distress calls from the ship's captain, authorities in the island district of Con Dao deployed helicopters to bring the victims and nine other sailors to a hospital onshore, according to Huynh Trung Son, a local government official."The survivors are in critical condition and our medical staff are trying to save them," Son said via telephone."We haven't been able to identify the nationality of the sailors, but they are likely Chinese," he added.
Numerous barges have run aground on the lower Mississippi River, and grain barge shipping rates are soaring to historic highs this week, as drought has dropped inland waterways to levels not seen in decades.And with little rain in the forecast, the low water levels are hampering already sluggish grain exports at the U.S. Gulf Coast, where some 60% of U.S. corn, soybean and wheat exports exit the country.The logistical snarls come as the Midwest harvest progresses and the busiest crop export season starts, in a year when tight global supplies and strong demand for food and fuel are helping propel inflation to soaring highs.
Subsea services company DOF Subsea said Friday it had won multiple contracts in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company has received a contract award for the provision of services to "a major operator" in the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the fourth quarter of 2022. Jones Act Compliant vessels operated by DOF Subsea will be used for an estimated 180 days over a one-year term, undertaking a range of activities, including light construction, IMR, and commissioning support at multiple field locations.
Tanker owner Performance Shipping announced on Friday that it has signed a deal to acquire a 105,525 dwt secondhand Aframax tanker from an undisclosed seller for $35 million.The vessel is the Phoenix Beacon, built in 2011 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. The ship is fitted with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), and its next scheduled special survey is in 2026.Performance Shipping said it expects to take delivery of the vessel by early December 2022. It will be renamed P. Monterey.Andreas Michalopoulos, Performance Shipping CEO, said, “The acquisition of our latest Aframax tanker, M/T P.
EUNAVFOR Atalanta and both the Regional Maritime Information Fusion Center (RMIFC/Madagascar) and the Regional Coordination Operations Center (RCOC/Seychelles) conducted their first joint operation from September 21 to 24. This first Operation, named MARLIN, was aimed at strengthening maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean through sustainable collaboration between the States of the region and international partners. It contributed to the implementation of the cooperation agreement signed between EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA and the two regional centers in December 2021