- As Passenger Ship Allides with Pier in Baltimore
Greece-based shipping company Enterprises Shipping and Trading has placed an order for two 158,000 dwt tankers with South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, data published by VesselsValue shows.
Although the price of the vessels was not disclosed, VesselsValue said that the market value of each of the ships stands at USD 58 million.
The new ECO Suezmaxes are scheduled to join their owner in 2018.
Enterprises Shipping and Trading operates a fleet of 41 vessels, 24 of which are bulk carriers with a total of over 2.6 million dwt, while the remaining 17 are tankers.
The company’s entire tanker fleet features over 1.2 million dwt.
Meanwhile, the passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore sustained superficial damage after it allided with the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Maryland in the morning hours of August 28, according to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
The authorities said that there were 447 people aboard the vessel at the time of the incident.
The vessel’s hull sustained cosmetic damage, while some 60-feet of pier was damaged.
Coast Guard investigators from Sector Maryland-National Capital Region are investigating the incident and assessing the damage to the vessel and pier.
Relevant authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
USCG said that there were currently no reports of pollution.
According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the passenger ship is currently stopped in Baltimore.
World Maritime News