COVID-19, storm season sideline Golden Ray dismantling

The M/V Golden Ray will remain on its side in Georgia’s St. Simons Sound more than a year after the car carrier capsized.

Tom Wiker of Gallagher Marine Systems said during a press conference Friday that the operation to cut and dismantle the vessel was “put on pause” Thursday because of impacts from the coronavirus pandemic as well as the arrival of the hurricane season and will remain suspended until the first of October. Gallagher Marine Systems is acting as the responsible party for Hyundai...,-storm-season-sideline-golden-ray-dismantling

LNG Tanker and Car Carrier Reportedly Collided

A car carrier and a brand new LNG tanker reportedly collided off Ostend, Belgium, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

As per an unconfirmed report, car carrier GRAND VENUS and brand new LNG tanker AMBERJACK LNG collided on Jun 28 at Ostend-Zeebrugge outer anchorage.

With the available incomplete information, we get to know that both ships sustained slight damages and both were either anchored or moving in loops, waiting for order.

GRAND VENUS was in anchorage area since Jun 20, AMBERJACK LNG...;amp;

Jacksonville firefighters injured battling car carrier blaze

Smoke continued to billow from the Höegh Xiamen Friday afternoon, 24 hours after a fire was reported aboard the vehicle carrier at JAXPORT.

Höegh Autoliners said the fire broke out about 4 p.m. Thursday on the seventh deck of the vessel shortly after loading operations at Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida, were completed.   

Water being sprayed onto the ship could be seen from across a marsh. (Photo: Kim Link-Wills/FreightWaves)

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) tweeted that...

“K” Line To Receive Next-Generation Environmental-Friendly LNG Fueled Car Carrier

JAXport PCTC vehicles

n December 2018, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) placed an order for a car carrier vessel fueled by LNG (liquefied natural gas) with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. as a next-generation car carrier vessel with a reduced environmental load. Construction has been started and expected completion will be in the fall of 2020. The outline of the vessel is as follows:

  • Length Overall: about 199.9 meters
  • Width: about 37.2 meters
  • Maximum number of vehicles loadable: About 7,020
  • Gross Ton: about...

Grimaldi incorpora el primero de los siete car carriers gemelos encargados a Yangfan

La naviera Grimaldi ha bautizado este viernes en el puerto de Civitavecchia el car carrier Grande Torino, el primero de los siete buques hermanos encargados por el grupo napolitano al astillero chino Yangfan .

El buque, que enarbola bandera italiana, tiene una longitud de 199,90 metros, una manga de 36,45 metros, un tonelaje bruto de 65.255 toneladas y una velocidad de servicio de 19 nudos. Se trata, de hecho, de uno de los mayores car carriers del mercado: puede transportar aproximadamente...