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Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Dockyard at Motukea Island, Port Moresby is conveniently
situated to service vessels on the Australian and Southeast Asian Shipping trade
routes whilst offering all year deep water access.
Ship repair and associated services. International Wharf, berthage, up to 5000T lifting
capacity by wedge cart, Maintenance bays for 7 vessels depending on length,
emergency dockings, in-house logistical support by air and sea, on site security
personnel, crew accommodation and messing are just some of the services available
at our 77 hectare facility.
Our qualified national and expatriate staffs provides professional service and quality
workmanship,ensuring fast turnaround within budget. Welders qualified AS2980/
ASME-9, NDT Technicians Class 3, certified marine engineering services including
new builds and heavy fabrication. Work Hours: 24 hours a day, six days a week.
Motukea Island, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Tel: (675) 321-2254 or (675) 321-8172 Fax:(675) 321-2505
Manager: Kurt Behnke
Email: email@example.com // Website: www.pngdockyard.com.pg
Australia Office: Tel: +61 407 581507 Fax:+61 747 506258
The cruise ship ‘Carnival Splendor’, which lost power after
experiencing an engine room fire, was towed to the port of
San Diego arriving on November 11.
As the ship came closer to coastal areas, guests began to
receive intermittent cellular service. Additionally, the ship’s
phone system started working on a limited basis and guests were
able to make complimentary calls home.
At approximately 0600 hrs on Monday, November 8 (US
Pacific Standard Time), ‘Carnival Splendor’ experienced a fire in
its aft engine room. The fire was extinguished without injury to
guests or crew.
The ship then operated on auxiliary generators and engineers
were unable to restore additional power to the vessel. The ship,
which measures 113,000 gross registered tons and first entered
service in July 2008, was carrying 3,299 guests and 1,167 crew.
The vessel’s master was in contact with the US Coast Guard,
which deployed aircraft to the cruise ship’s location and
provided additional provisions due to the lack of refrigeration
Guests on the aborted voyage have been promised a full refund
along with reimbursement for transportation costs, according to the
Carnival Group. Additionally, they will receive a complimentary
future cruise equal to the amount paid for this voyage.
Vinashin “made up”
The state-owned Vietnam Shipbuilding
Industry Corporation (Vinashin)
was falsifying financial reports to
the government, glossing over
VND90 trillion (US$4.5 billion) of
Last year, Vinashin suffered losses of
VND1.6 trillion (US$82 million) but it
reported its profit as VND750 billion
This has “misled” the authorised
agencies from taking prompt measures to
tackle the group’s financial woes, claim
government news sources.
The government has said that the
management, as well as mechanisms for
evaluation, monitoring and auditing, were
inefficient and inadequate. The government
has blamed the Ministry of Transport
for failing to quickly investigate the
Teams of inspectors and auditors
who worked separately with the
shipbuilder many times between 2006
and 2009 had failed to unmask the
group’s false reports.
According to General Government
Inspectorate Director Tran Van Truyen,
the investigation into Vinashin
should end by the end of October. The
investigation report will be submitted to
the Prime Minister, according to
Carnival cruise ship limps back to US
Vinashin “made up” positive reports
A US Navy image of ‘Carnival
Splendor’ adrift 150 nautical miles
southwest of the US port of San Diego
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