Cedar Car Carrier AS owned vehicle carrier City of Tokyo will be refused access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MoU region because she failed to call at an indicated repair yard in November 2016. This measure excludes the port and anchorage of the ship’s flag state of Panama. The 42,247gt/1987 built City of Tokyo was detained in Antwerp on 23rd October 2015 and, a year later, departed on 21st October 2016 but failed to call at the repair yard in Dubai as agreed, before 30th November 2016. In accordance with Section 4.2 of the EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC1, and the provisions of the Belgian shipping act, access to the Paris MoU region will be denied until the provided evidence shows that the ship fully complies with all applicable requirements of the conventions and is satisfactory to the Belgian administration. The Paris MoU consists of 27 participating maritime administrations and covers the waters of the European coastal states and the North Atlantic basin from North America to Europe. The ship’s Italian classification (Registro Italiano Navale) was suspended from 4th January.

Euroseas of Greece has scrapped the 37,707gt/1997 built dry bulk carrier Eleni P, the oldest dry bulk vessel in the fleet. The 72,119dwt vessel was delivered to the scrap buyer at the beginning of January 2017 and is replaced by the 75,100dwt Capetan Tassas, a 39,783gt/2000 built vessel acquired in November.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) delivered a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier on 30th November to a consortium comprising Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), and the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI). The 112,791gt membrane-type vessel, named Prachi, has a capacity of 173,000 m3 and was built to order for a long-term time charter contract with India’s LNG importer Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). HHI has also signed contracts to construct 14,500 TEU containerships and 49,000dwt product/ chemical carriers for Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

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