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2018-11-06

MARS PROJECT


The installation works of Mauritius Rodrigues Submarine Cable (MARS) which consist of the laying of 677 kilometers of cables up to 3 000 meters deep in the sea has started. Scott Shipping Intl Ltd as agent of Sharaf Shipping, has been assisting E-Marine in this venture.

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2018-05-02

Our first Maersk Husbanding duties ...


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2018-04-29

TRUST LOGISTICS LTD


Trust Logistics Ltd (TLL), the last-born of Scott Shipping International family, has come into operation as of 2nd April 2018 as clearing and forwarding agent in Mauritius.


TLL will focus on gaining market share whilst keeping our traditional closeness to our customers and partners in this new venture.


2018-04-20

Project Cargo - New Radar for Mauritius Meteo


Scott Shipping Intl Ltd proudly ventured with Sharaf Shipping in Dubai & Marubeni Logistics in Japan to provide complete logistics services for the delivery of equipment for the installation of the new Meteorological Radar System to the newly built tower at Trou aux. More than 600cbm of equipment has been shipped from Japan to Mauritius for delivery on site.

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2018-03-14

Unloading operations of Cement in Big bags from bulk carrier Centenario Forza ...


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2017-09-04

Hawk and AskePott - Scott Shipping took up the Challenge...


Successful mobilisation and demobilisation of 83 personnels parraleling supply of provisions and spare parts on board both Heavy Load Carrier, Hawk and Statoil Petroleum SA rig, Askepott, this Friday 01st September 2017.


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2017-04-04

BENITA case - Photograph winner!


First prize

The Annual International Salvage Union (ISU) Associate's day took place on the 23rd March 2017 at Merchant Taylor's Hall in London, where lots of people attended from the salvage and associated industries.

FIVE OCEANS SALVAGE gave a presentation about the BENITA project, describing the challenges faced during the operation and the invaluable assistance of the Authorities, making this project successful. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dRjysol1rs

The Mauritius Director of Shipping, Mr Alain Donat, also present, made a presentation on the salvage case, which can be downloaded by clicking on this link here.

 

Every year during the ISU Associate's day, the ISU holds the annual photograph competition where ISU members/salvage companies submit the most spectacular photographs from operations they undertook the previous year.

This year, 112 photos were gathered, and from them 7 were shortlisted and presented to the Executive Committee members of the ISU for their final vote. Out of these seven, two were of the Benita.

We are proud to inform that a Five Oceans Salvage photo won the first prize, being the one that captured the tremendous effort of all involved given the practical difficulties of the operation but most importantly the amazing skillset of the Mauritius Police Helicopter Squadron pilots!

We would like, once again, to convey our gratitude to the Helicopter Squadron. Without their dedicated support all those years and in particular on the BENITA case, it would be impossible to protect the environment, refloat the casualty and be successful. Pilot's determination, professionalism and ethics made the Helicopter Squadron part of the FIVE OCEANS SALVAGE family and the first prize of this competition proves that other people recognized the aforementioned values that are embedded in the Helicopter Squadron's motto.


George Kallimasiotis
FIVE OCEANS SALVAGE

 


2017-03-06

Successful loading of Mammoet SPT Trailer on board K-Line Pure Car Carrier Eastern Highway


Scott Shipping Intl Ltd agent of K-Line Pure Car Carrier in Mauritius, has been supervising over night the delicate operations of securing Mammoet equipment on mafi.

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Mammoet SPT Trailer and the 4 mafi of equipments being smoothly loaded onboard Eastern Highway Voy 88....

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2017-01-30

Maasmond Maritime News


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2016-11-01

Japanese Carrier Trio K Line, MOL, and NYK Announce Consolidation Plan


Monday October 31, 2016
Japanese Carrier Trio K Line, MOL, and NYK Announce Consolidation Plan

The companies say markets have been hit with a decline in the container growth rate and a rapid influx of newly built vessels.

Japanese container shipping lines Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Monday said they are to merge their shipping and overseas terminal operations.

In a statement Monday, the companies said that, subject to the appropriate regulatory approval, they would establish a new a joint-venture company to integrate their container shipping businesses that would also include worldwide terminal operating businesses outside of Japan.

"Although growing modestly, the container shipping industry has struggled in recent years due to a decline in the container growth rate and the rapid influx of newly built vessels. These two factors have contributed to an imbalance of supply and demand which has destabilized the industry and has created an environment that is adverse to container line profitability," the companies said.

"In order to combat these factors, industry participants have sought to gain scale merit through mergers and acquisitions and consequently the structure of the industry is changing through consolidation. Under these circumstances, three companies have now decided to integrate their respective container shipping on an equal footing to ensure future stable, efficient and competitive business operations."

The shipping lines said that the joint venture will see K Line and MOL each contribute 31 percent of the overall 300 billion yen ($2.85 billion) equity, and NYK the remaining 38 percent.

The combined operations will consist of around 1.4 Million TEU of capacity, making it the 6th largest in the market with approximately 7 percent of global capacity share, they companies added.


2016-10-22

FIVE OCEANS SALVAGE & SCOTT SHIPPING-PREM KOONJOO: «Se parer ... en cas d’urgence dans nos eaux»


Article paru dans Le Mauricien |

Pour marquer d’une pierre blanche leurs cinq années d’assise à Maurice, Five Oceans Salvage, via son navire Ionian Sea Fos, responsable du remorquage du MV Benita au Bouchon, a fait une démonstration de la lutte contre les incendies en mer. Étaient entre autres présents le ministre de l’Économie océanique Prem Koonjoo ainsi que Nikolaos Pappas, Xavier d’Unienville et Henri Boullé.
Dans son discours, Prem Koonjoo a soutenu que « l’économie océanique, en tant que nouvelle frontière économique, représente une occasion unique de faire croître l’économie ». Se disant conscient de l’importance de parer à toute éventualité en cas d’accidents, il s’est appesanti sur le cas du MV Benita au Bouchon « qui a rappelé l’importance pour un pays d’être prêt à faire face à de telles situations d’urgence pour lesquelles la coopération et la collaboration sont d’une importance capitale ». Et de poursuivre : « Nous ne pouvons nous permettre aucune liberté dans de telles situations où la réaction doit être rapide et efficace. […] Quand un accident se produit dans la zone exclusive d’un État, le gouvernement est le premier concerné en vue de protéger ses eaux ainsi que la côte. »
Le ministre Koonjoo devait ensuite énumérer les nombreux accidents qui se sont produits depuis 2011. « Il y a eu le cas du MV Angel 1 qui s’était drossé sur les récifs de Poudre d’Or avec une cargaison de riz de même que 990 tonnes de fioul à son bord, la dérive du MT Wisdom dans l’est après une panne de moteur, l’incendie du MV Hansa Brandenburg dans le nord-est de Maurice alors qu’il se dirigeait vers Durban, forçant 17 membres d’équipage à abandonner le navire, et plus récemment le MV Benita avec, à son bord, 147 tonnes métriques de diesel. Et dans tous ces cas, les propriétaires de bateaux ont fait appel aux « salvors » », a rappelé Prem Koonjoo.
Son ministère, devait-il préciser, a dû instaurer un Coordination Committee pour s’assurer que toutes les procédures ainsi que les exigences légales sont respectées avec un minimum de dégâts à l’environnement marin. Ainsi, un risque de contamination d’huile a été épargné.
Poursuivant que les opérations de sauvetage par Five Oceans Salvage, en partenariat avec Scott Shipping, ont été des « réussites », Prem Koonjoo se dit convaincu que le secteur privé à un rôle prépondérant à jouer « pour s’assurer que nous ayons une capacité d’intervention forte et résiliente ». Le ministre en a profité pour dire que l’État a déjà récupéré Rs 12 millions pour l’opération de dragage en mer après l’échouement du vraquier MV Benita au Bouchon. Il a aussi remercié les pêcheurs et les Ong ayant aidé à la réussite de cette opération.


2016-10-22

MV Benita: «L’État a déjà récupéré Rs 12 millions»


Le ministre de l’Économie océanique Prem Koonjoo (C) aux Salines en compagnie des cadres de Five Oceans Salvage, ce vendredi 21 octobre.

Le ministre de l’Économie océanique Prem Koonjoo (C) aux Salines, en compagnie des cadres de Five Oceans Salvage, ce vendredi 21 octobre.



En cinq ans d’existence, le MV Benita reste leur plus grosse affaire. C’est ce qu’a déclaré le directeur général de la compagnie Five Oceans Salvage, Nikolaos Pappas. Une réception a été organisée pour célébrer le cinquième anniversaire de la compagnie à Maurice, aux Salines, ce vendredi 21 octobre.

Également présent, le ministre de l’Économie océanique, Prem Koonjoo, a profité de son allocution pour dire que l’État a déjà récupéré Rs 12 millions pour l’opération de dragage en mer après l’échouement du vraquier, MV Benita, au Bouchon. Il a aussi remercié les pêcheurs et les ONG qui ont aidé à faire de cette opération un succès.

Et d’ajouter qu’«on est prêt à développer l’économie bleue à Maurice». La gestion après l’échouement du MV Benita en serait la preuve, selon le ministre. La réaction a été rapide et effective.

Pour lui, l’économie océanique est une économie idéale pour la croissance, qu’on peut exploiter car elle se développe rapidement. «D’ailleurs le transport maritime s’intensifie dans nos eaux», a-t-il dit. 


2016-09-28

SIX CONTAINER SHIPPING LINES BEING RAIDED BY COMPETITION COMMISSION


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At this moment (Wednesday 28 September) the Competition Commission (Commission) is conducting a search and seizure operation at the premises of six cargo shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.

The Commission says it has reasonable grounds to suspect that Hamburg Sud South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Maersk South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Safmarine (Pty) Ltd, Mediterranean Shipping Company (Pty) Ltd, Pacific International Line South Africa (Pty) Ltd and CMA CGM Shipping Agencies South Africa (Pty) Ltd have engaged in collusive practices to, inter alia, fix the incremental rates for the shipment of cargo from Asia to South Africa in contravention of the Competition Act.

The search and seizure operation is conducted as part of an ongoing investigation which was initiated by the Commission based on information from a member the public. During the search the Commission will seize documents and electronic data, which will be analysed together with other information gathered to determine whether these companies have contravened the Competition Act.

More details in next news edition of PORTS & SHIPS......

Terry

Extract from Ports & Ships News


2016-09-27

Refloating made possible, with Dyneema


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After the MV Benita, a bulk carrier headed to the South African city of Durban, was grounded on June 17, Five Oceans Salvage (FOS) was brought in to refloat the casualty after removing the 145 tons of fuel onboard the ship. Due to the harsh conditions, ropes made with Dyneema® were the only option both strong enough and light enough to help refloat the vessel.

Fighting the odds



Following the grounding incident, FOS was brought in to assist with the salvage efforts, along with the support of the ship owner’s underwriters and the Mauritian authorities. The primary aim of the operation was to maintain the vessel in its grounded position and prevent it from running further aground, while simultaneously removing the bunkers from onboard. Efforts were further complicated by Benita’s location on top of the reef, where surf waves ranging from four to eight meters high formed – making an approach by sea impossible for the salvage tugs.

The impassable location of the MV Benita further complicated response efforts.



Both of FOS’ salvage tugs are equipped with 64mm steel towing wires. However, due to the grounding of the Benita, the vessel had no power and the shallow water in the surrounding area prevented the salvage tugs from getting closer than 200 meters to the ship. Without power on the receiving vessel side, the only way for the salvage team to connect the tugs to the casualty, and hold the Benita in position for refloating, was by using ropes made with Dyneema® – which were light enough to be handled by the salvage crew and transported by helicopter.

Bad weather complicates refloating efforts



Weather proved to be an ongoing challenge throughout the refloating efforts. In fact, two tugs were connected to the Benita at all times in order to ensure no further running aground occurred.

“Since the bad weather prevented us from getting close to the vessel, the only option was to transfer ropes to the ship by helicopter,” says tug master Captain Kyriakos Goudas. “Ropes made with Dyneema® were the obvious choice; light enough for the job, while providing the strength we needed for the refloating efforts.”

PULL QUOTE: The crew was able to easily attach the ropes to the vessel due to their lightweight and ease of handling.

Dyneema® offers a lightweight solution



Dyneema Lines To Salvage TugThe inherent properties of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, makes ropes made with Dyneema® as strong as steel, yet seven times lighter, which enables faster and safer handling. Additionally, ropes made with Dyneema® are more durable, UV resistant and show extraordinary performance even in extreme conditions.

“The ease of handling of the ropes made all the difference in the refloating efforts,” says Goudas. “Ropes made with Dyneema® sped up the operation, without compromising the safety of my crew.”

Two FOS tugs with Kapaneema Plus rope were used to refloat the MV Benita



IONIAN SEA FOS: 10,560 BHP Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel / 102 tons bollard pull
CORAL SEA FOS: 9,000 BHP Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel / 80 tons bollard pull
Both vessels carried a 400mtrs x 64mm; 300 ton MBL Kapaneema Plus rope made with Dyneema® and manufactured by D. Koronakis S.A. In addition to the inherent advantages of Dyneema® fiber, the rope’s dual-color jacket allowed the crew to identify, and remove, twists within the towing line, while still protecting the Dyneema® core.

“We have been extremely satisfied not only with the breaking load, but also with the longevity of our Kapaneema Plus ropes,” says the Engineering Department of D. Koronakis S.A. In fact, the staff admits that they are astonished to receive and re-test rope that maintains its original properties after 10 plus years in use.

Postscript



On July 23, almost exactly five weeks after the MV Benita wrecked off the coast of Mauritius, the vessel was successfully refloated. Although a successful refloat this story does not have a happy ending as on July 30th the vessel sank on route to Alang in India.

Five Oceans Salvage



Based in Greece, Five Oceans Salvage is an international salvage, towage, wreck removal and emergency response contractor that’s been operating worldwide since 2007.


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2016-09-21

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2016-09-12

After the success of Hoi Siong No. 5, Five Ocean Salvage team is now busy on RUANG LAP CHAROENH


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2016-09-08

Hoi Siong No.5 refloating ...


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2016-09-05

Salvage on-going in Port Louis...


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2016-08-25

Mis-Declared Cargo Causes 27 Percent of Incidents


The UK P&I Club has cited statistics that indicate that 27 percent of cargo-related incidents on ships can be attributed to cargo being mis-declared, second only to poor packaging. All dangerous goods must be carried in accordance with the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, which is a set of globally accepted rules that enables packaged dangerous goods to be carried safely by sea. “As around 10 percent of all container cargoes constitute dangerous goods, virtually all container ship services fall within the scope of the Code,” says Risk Assessor David Nichol.

“It is imperative for the safety of the ship and crew that all necessary steps are taken to handle and stow dangerous goods in such a way that reduces the risk of an emergency incident and that, in the event of fire, the crew have the information they need to respond quickly with the appropriate fire-fighting measures. To enable this, a ship’s master must be provided with a correct, universally recognized description of the goods and the potential hazards they may present.” The following factors contribute, either individually or in combination to cause incidents:
• Mis-declaration or non-declaration by shippers
• Quality and selection of packaging
• Provision and accuracy of documentation and labelling
• Professionalism of the container packing process
• Human factors – regional, cultural and company attitudes to good practice and compliance
• Unchecked irregularities in the product production process
• Mis-handling or dropping containers

Taking one current issue, calcium hypochlorite is an oxidizing agent and is designated a Class 5.1 oxidizer in the IMDG Code. However, it is unstable and undergoes exothermic decomposition at elevated temperatures which can result in serious fires and explosions. There have been instances where calcium hypochlorite has been mis-declared as calcium chloride and other names encountered have included BK Powder, bleaching powder, CCH, disinfectant, Hy-chlor, chloride of lime or chlorinated lime. “It is a requirement of the IMDG Code that cargoes are declared by their ‘Proper Shipping Name’ to combat issues of mis-declaration. Calcium hypochlorite is a Proper Shipping Name and as such should only be carried under that name with the appropriate UN number,” says Nichol. “The International Group of P&I Clubs and the shipping line members of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) have recently produced a new set of guidelines for the carriage of calcium hypochlorite in containers. It is hoped that these new guidelines will be seen as providing a clearer and more logical step-by- step guidance from issues surrounding cargo hazards, categorization under the IMDG Code, container selection, container packing and stowage on board ship.”Between 1997 and 1999, there were six major incidents on container ships involving calcium hypochlorite in various forms, including the Contship France, Maersk Mombasa, Sea Express, DG Harmony, Aconcagua and CMA Djakarta. In 2012, the container ship MSC Flaminia suffered an explosion in a cargo hold, and a similar fire occurred in 2006 on the Hyundai Fortune.Maersk Line recently announced a ban on carrying calcium hypochlorite as a containerized cargo. In July 2010, on Charlotte Maersk a calcium hypochlorite shipment caught fire en route from Malaysia to Oman. The crew of 25 received a special IMO Bravery Award for their eminent and brave extinction of the fast developing fire with flames of a height of up to 15 meters. Source : MAREX - Extracted from Clipping News


2016-08-02

MV Benita Sinks while En Route to India


Image Courtesy: Five Oceans SalvageThe bulk carrier MV Benita, which was under tow en route from Mauritius to India, sank some 93.5 nautical miles from Mauritius on July 30, according to Greek company Five Oceans Salvage.


2016-01-29

1st of February - Public Holiday in Mauritius


Dear All,

Monday 1st of February is a public holiday in Mauritius, Abolition of Slavery.

For any urgent matter, please contact:-

Melvyn Novel, Operations Manager; 5728 9175
Christian Appou, Operations Officer; 5729 3188
Clyde Waterstone, Commercial Manager; 57281319


2016-01-13

Launching of our New Web Site


Dear Client,

We are pleased to inform you of the launching of Phase 1 of our new website, which we have endeavoured to be as interactive as possible.


Phase 2, which will include an online booking functionality, is in the pipeline and will be launched soon.


Your views count for us. We invite you to send your appreciation using our contact form.


Best regards
Rudolphe Séblin
I T & Administrative Manager


Scott Shipping Intl Ltd

Ground Floor IKS House, Marine Road, Port louis

Tel: (230) 216 30 42 or E-mail Us