Australian ship detentions rise

The number of ships detained in Australian ports increased by 15.5% in 2014, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Port State Control 2014 report released this month.
The authority detained 269 ships last year, up from 233 in 2013.
Along with the sharp increase in detentions,

Panamax Containership Arrested In Singapore

By MarEx 2015-07-23 10:21:27

The 4,468 TEU Panamax SCI Chennai containership was arrested Tuesday in Singapore. Owned and operated by the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), the Chennai was apprehended at 6:15 pm according to the Supreme Court of Singapore’s records.

While the reasons for detainment have not yet been revealed, it follows an action by local law firm Oon & Bazul LLP. Such actions are frequently made in response to payment disputes.

Built in 2008, the SCI Chennai is the sister vessel of the SCI Mumbai, and is one of five containerships in SCI’s 59 vessel fleet.

The Chennai is the 12th ship arrested in Singapore this year, and has an estimated market value of $21.25 million.


Keppel eyes more FLNG business

Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) said it believed the floating LNG (FLNG) sector will be a new growth area, even as low oil prices have slashed rig orders.
The Singapore-based rig builder made this announcement on 23 July as parent company Keppel Corporation posted its second quarter 2015 results.