CCPC Found Moving Iran, Venezuela Oil To Chinese Refineries
By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) – A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted...
Update (December 2, 2013) – Vernicos Salvage and Tug reports that the fire onboard the Ocean Countess has been brought under control through firefighting efforts by the crew of their Alexander 3 tug. Photos added below show extensive fire and smoke damage to the ship.
December 1, 2013 – Firefighting crews over the weekend were struggling to contain a fire onboard Majestic International’s Ocean Countess cruise ship while laid up at a shipyard in Greece.
Reports in the media say that the Ocean Countess caught fire Saturday at the Chalkis Shipyard near Chalkis (or Khalkis), Greece, north of Athens. All five crewmembers were evacuated safely, but as of Sunday firefighting crews were still trying to contain the blaze, reports say.
The Ocean Countess was launched as the Cunard Countess in 1976 and has been laid up at the shipyard for over a year since its last charter to UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages ended.
Reports indicate that the vessel is scheduled to re-enter service next year.
Images courtesy Vernicos Salvage and Tug
Join the 71,167 members that receive our newsletter.
Have a news tip? Let us know.