CMA CGM will shortly put pen to paper for up to nine world-beating 22,000 teu class ships. Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are the only two companies in the final running for this landmark order. The order will be signed within the next fortnight and the record breaking ships are expected to feature LNG dual fuel engines. At 22,000 teu, the new class of ships would beat out the current largest boxship afloat, the "OOCL Hong Kong", which was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries earlier this year, clocking in at 21,413 teu in capacity.
Moroccan media report that the general cargo vessel "Oya 1" (ex name Celia) was boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on the night of July 29. The attackers reportedly abducted two Moroccan officers, Ahmed Janani and Abdelkader Benhala, and three other crewmembers. The ICC IMB Piracy Reporting Centre confirmed that the Nigerian Navy responded to an attack on a general cargo ship 15 nm southwest of Bonny Island at about the same time. IMB said that it was reported that some crew members were missing, and that the Nigerian Navy towed the vessel into port for an investigation.
More than one in four offshore vessels are now laid up, according to data from online pricing portal, VesselsValue. PSVs are the worst affected with 36% of the fleet currently laid up. VesselsValue’s senior offshore analyst Charlie Hockless commented: “Estimating the number of vessels in lay-up is an imperfect science, however, using a big data approach VesselsValue can provide a valid estimation using the following methodology. VV observes the recency of a vessel’s AIS signal and filters the data appropriately. Vessels that have not signalled for over a week are considered to be in lay-up.”
Italian officials have detained the maritime migrant rescue vessel "Iuventa", operated by youth charity Jugend Rettet, on suspicion of "facilitating illegal immigration." "Enquiries begun in October 2016, and conducted with the use of sophisticated techniques and investigative technology, have produced circumstantial evidence of…Iuventa being used for activities facilitating illegal immigration," Italian police said . Jugend Rettet said initially crewmembers were being interviewed as part of "standard procedure," and that it had received no official notification about any vessel detention. It is now thought the vessel has been seized.
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