Evolution of Car carriers, Going Down the Maritime Memories

The article published by Captain James McNamara in Freight waves tells us the evolution of the car carriers experienced, from early 1960s with period of time.

Let us get into the details for more information about this wonderful concept ‘ the evolution of car carriers’.

Car carriers – Then VS Now

The modern car carrier could not have evolved without the period of dual-purpose and converted ships.

Today, a car carrier is referred to as a pure car carrier (PCC) or a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC)....


Golden Ray dismantling continues into new year

The new year has begun the same way the last one did in St. Simons Sound. The M/V Golden Ray is still there.

To be fair, not all of the capsized car carrier remains off the coast of the Port of Brunswick, Georgia. Two of eight sections have been cut off and at some point in 2021, all traces of the 2019 accident should be gone.

St. Simons Sound Incident Response is indeed responsive to inquiries and posts regular updates on the mission to cut apart the vessel, which was transporting about 4,300...


VIDEO: Golden Ray responders well into second cut

The St. Simons Sound Incident response team is now well into the cut that will separate the stern section of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray. Meantime, the bow section of the wreck, which was successfully lifted off the vessel at the end of November, was yesterday reported as nearing a Louisiana recycling facility aboard the barge Julie B.

The wreck is being cut into eight sections, using a chain manipulated by the giant catamaran heavy lift vessel VB-10000. The now removed bow was...


[Watch] Car Carrier Master Medevaced by Helicopter

A car carrier requested urgent medical assistance to the ship’s Master on Dec 7, Mexico, Pacific, reports Maritime Bulletin. 

What happened?

Car carrier TARAGO requested urgent medical assistance for it’s Master, who was suffering from severe chest pain and gastritis, on Dec 7, off Cabo San Lucas, Baja California peninsula, Mexico, Pacific. 

The 48-year old Norwegian Captain was medevaced by helicopter and transferred to hospital. 

Voyage resumed

TARAGO resumed her voyage, en route from Long Beach...


Fuel From Waste: Volkswagen Powers Car Freighters With Used Oil From Restaurants

Volkswagen Group selects marine biofuel leader GoodFuels to run fossil-free car transport operations

The Volkswagen Group continues to force the pace of climate protection: in future, Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry. The first car freighter was re-fuelled for the first time with this oil in mid-November 2020 and a second ship is due to follow at the beginning of 2021.

“We are the first automaker to make...


Japanese Car Ship Arrested In Melbourne Over Crew Change

NYK Metis Leader

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) officials have been involved in stopping a Japanese-owned car import vessel from slipping through Australian authorities’ fingers in the Port of Melbourne. The ship had brought vehicles to Australia earlier this week, including the Great Wall, Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru brands

A number of seafarers on the Panamanian-flagged MV ‘Metis Leader’ had been working aboard the vessel in excess of the 11 months maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour...


Grimaldi amplía su flota con el car carrier ‘Grande New Jersey’

Grupo Grimaldi ha ampliado su flota con la llegada del nuevo car carrier Grande New Jersey. Se trata de la cuarta nave recibida de la serie de siete buques encargados al astillero chino Yangfan, ubicado en Zhoushan.

Según los datos aportados por la naviera italiana, la nueva embarcación cuenta con una eslora de 199,9 metros y una manga de 36,45 metros, dispone de un tonelaje bruto de 65.255 toneladas y una velocidad de servicio de 19 nudos. El Grande New Jersey es uno de los mayores...


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...


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