Day: August 18, 2017

Transocean to acquire Songa Offshore Transocean has agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Songa Offshore , under a transaction estimated at around $3.4 billion. The combination of Songa Offshore and Transocean is a strategic fit,” said Frederik W. Mohn, chairman of Songa Offshore. “By adding Songa Offshore’s Semi-Submersible Oil Rigs (SSDR) to Transocean’s existing harsh …

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Disabled Russian trawler under tow by Norwegian Coastguard. Russian trawler BOREY fouled  a net in her propeller at 1930 hrs on August 16th in the Norwegian Sea 30 nm south of Bear Island. Disabled vessel requested assistance, which was rendered by Norway Coast Guard patrol ship KV SENJA took trawler on tow and headed for …

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Luxury yacht fire, at Nice, France. A fire broke out  aboard the 39 metre motor yacht IF ONLY  earlier on August 17th as the vessel approached Nice, France. Local enforcements were quickly on scene and managed to secure all guests and crew before continuing to fight the fire. There were 11 people on board, including 7 …

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Senegal Detained Italian Grimaldi’s ro/ro ship Dakar High Court on Aug 8th warranted detentions of Italian ro/ro ship GRANDE NIGERIA, as a security until damage cost is paid. On July 29th GRANDE NIGERIA broke off her moorings at Dakar port, and collided with berthed ferry DIAMBOGNE, which is serving Dakar-Ziguinchor route. DIAMBOGNE suffered severe damages …

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Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship FORT AUSTIN fire at Birkenhead, UK Fire erupted on upper deck of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA FORT AUSTIN A 386  on Aug 15, at Cammel Laird Dock, Birkenhead. Fire was quickly extinguished by reportedly, firefighting engines, while all 60 ship’s personnel were evacuated. Fire estimated as not serious, though …

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