JES’ ex-CEO disputes resignation

Embattled Singapore-listed Chinese shipbuilder JES International has entered into another legal row over the resignation of its former chief executive officer Jin Xin.
“The company has since received a letter from law firm Colin Ng & Partners who is writing on behalf of Mr Jin Xin, dated 2 July

Bulk Carrier Rescues Five off Kiribati

By MarEx 2015-07-13 01:42:40

The bulk carrier Shourong Harmony rescued five men over the weekend. The men were stranded at sea in a 14-foot skiff since last Wednesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the bulk carrier was able to rescue the men after the HC-130 Hercules air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, spotted the 14-foot aluminum skiff 184 miles east northeast of Teraina Island, Kiribati.

The men were reported to be in good condition once they were rescued.

Shourong Harmony

The Coast Guard mounted the search after the men were reported missing last Wednesday. They had departing Kiribati on a fishing trip on Monday.

The men were in a skiff with no engines, little provisions and no lifesaving equipment.

After searching for several days with negative results, the Hercules air crew located the men at 4:15 p.m., Friday, and dropped food, water, two VHF radios, a Coast Guard issued Personal Location Beacon, a signal mirror and flares to the skiff.

In conjunction with AMVER, watchstanders at the JRCC in Honolulu and the Kiribati Search and Rescue Liaison coordinated two vessels, the Shourong Harmony and the Moamoa to assist with the rescue of the men.

The distance from Honolulu, Hawaii, to where the men were rescued was about 1,087 miles.

AMVER, sponsored by the Coast Guard, is a computer-based, voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond.


Box ship catches fire off Japan

A container ship burst into flames on 12 July in waters off Japan.
The 1999-built Kamala, a 2,011teu ship, had just set sail from Okpo when it caught fire some 220 miles west of Kuchinoshima in the East China Sea around midnight that day.
The Japan Coast Guard took action after receiving a

Samsung HI hit by another deferment

Yet another customer has sought to delay the delivery of a drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries.
South Korea’s second biggest shipbuilder said in a Korea Exchange filing on 10 July that a European customer had asked to delay the delivery of the drillship from 15 August 2015 to 28 February 2017.