Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Berge Everest at Dalian

Some photos of the 'Berge Everest' berthing in Dalian, China - the first of Vale's ChinaMax fleet to deliver a cargo to its intended destination. From Dalian, she is heading back to Singapore - presumably for bunkers - then Brazil for the next cargo.

News on her less fortunate cousin 'Vale Beijing', which remains at anchor of Sao Luis. Bad weather has so far prevented the ship from being debunkered. Lloyd's List reports that three ballast pumps are working at full capacity to match the inflow of water in from the hull failure. STX Pan Ocean are looking for a large dry-dock in Portugal or Turkey for repairs. Temporary repairs may be attempted in Brazil. No news on whether the cargo will remain in her for the voyage to dry-dock.


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