MUSCAT: MV Fairchem Bogey, a 26,350 deadweight tonnage
(DWT) Indian chemical tanker that was freed by Somali pirates on January 12, for an estimated ransom of $8 million after five months of captivity, docked at Salalah Port on Tuesday night.
The 11,520 deadweight tonnage
vessel "Aegean Star," which was sailing from Ghana to Benin was attacked some 20 kilometers off the coast of Benin, the managing company said.
Currently, the Middle East has a fleet of 2,040 vessels with combined deadweight tonnage
(dwt) of 57.
Later, the Acting Chairman told newsmen that the ships will be acquired later this year with deadweight tonnage
(DWT) of 65,716, and 46,710 and the third one will have DWT of 76,830.
They were converted from two 2002- built double hull Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCC) tankers of 442,000 deadweight tonnage
The 350 metre-long, 120,000 deadweight tonnage
(dwt), 9,700 teu 'CMA CGM Pelleas' called at KCT on Monday 15 March 2010, where work was carried out under eight gantries, for the first time in the history of the terminal.
On March 31, Mitsui OSK Lines--the world's biggest shipper by deadweight tonnage
and fleet size--announced a new mid-term management plan including environmental protection.
8 million 119,000 * Deadweight tonnage
(Dwt) is the total carrying capacity of a ship and is expressed in long tons (1 long ton = 2,240 pounds).
Tanker class Deadweight tonnage
(dtw) * Handysize 10,000-39,999 Handymax 40,000-59,999 Panamax 60,000-79,999 Aframax 80,000-119,999 Suezmax 120,000-199,999 VLCC 200,000-319,999 ULCC 320,000 and higher * dtw = deadweight ton, the weight of the fuel, stores and cargo.
The 380-meter tankers, which have a deadweight tonnage
of more than 440,000 tons, will drydock for maintenance and survey later this year.