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July, 2014 - Oshimana - Discharging Record in Qingdao

 

Oshimana - Discharging Record in Qingdao

On July 9th, Qingdao Port, as the world biggest pulp discharging port, used 27 hrs to discharge MV Oshimana with total 43366mt pulps on board, breaking the discharging record with 1606mt per hour for the whole vessel.

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July, 2014 - Saga Forest Carriers Intl AS and Westfal-Larsen Shipping AS Form Pool Cooperation

 

Saga Forest Carriers Intl AS and Westfal-Larsen Shipping AS Form Pool Cooperation

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May, 2014 - Okiana record lift of wood pulp in Vancouver
 

The Okiana loaded a record lift of wood pulp in Vancouver. The full story is published in the COS magazine


March, 2014 - Elongation of Okiana
 

Elongation of Okiana is already well underway. Here is a brief report from Masterbulk and some pictures to illustrate parts of the operation.

Okiana arrived the shipyard 28 Feb 2014.

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November, 2013 - Elongation of O-class in progress

On 27/11-13 Osakana arrived at Chengxi shipyard, here the vessel was cut in two with the purpose to add one additional cargo hold. The vessel was cut in way of no 5 hold and separated by use of hydraulic bogeys placed to take the whole weight of the ford part. Hydraulic controls on each are synchronized to act at same time by one remote control.

The new block weighing close to 1000 tons, was lifted off the berth by floating crane, brought to the dock, lowered and soon after in her resting place. Welding of the after part of the new section was completed first and then the shipyard brought back the forward section of the ship and welded also that part to the ship.

After rewelding of the section, there will be done some strengthening works and sea trials.  The whole operation has run like clockwork and the ship is expected ready for trading on 4th January, and the whole process is expected to take about 30 days. The next vessel to follow will be Okiana. She is now en route China and will be ready for elongation in mid-February.

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