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Summer 2010

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Anglo-Eastern gives back.

Big year for Anglo-Eastern in India : P 11-20

Contents
CEO’s editorial AE breaks into offshore market Prem Pride re-born as FSO 3 day Dockwise seminar in Ukraine Massive generator for MV Explorer Jenny N creates stir in El Salvador Bocimar seminar in AE Odessa Saga Enterprise rescue 9 in heavy weather Man in water rescued at Singapore anchorage Altamira Express rescue stranded catamaran MV Mineral Noble rescue sailors from sinking yacht Yacht Express blessed Man and dog saved by MT Torm Esbjerg Saga Monal in night rescue Shipping as a Career Choice? AE gives back! Annual Mumbai Seminar 1st graduates from AE Maritime Academy An investment in the future – yours and ours The 10 Commandments of advice for AEMA graduates Bigger office for AE Mumbai Training goes hi-tech in Manila Teambuilding seminar for AECM in Manila Annual Manila Seminar Boom start to 2010 for Anglo-Eastern New ships join Anglo-Eastern fleet Indian awards for AE Hammerfest – where the summer day never ends
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People. The driving force behind successful growth at Anglo-Eastern!
We are more than ever convinced that July 2010 will be recognized as yet another milestone in our corporate life: a time when the first batch of home grown deck cadets graduated from our Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy. 120 young people – eager to go on board our ships after a few months rest – proud to be associated with our group as from day one. With the engineering batch being groomed for October 2010 – our dream is now a reality and the institute will from now on have its own life. Industry wise, we are obviously concerned about the large number of bulkers hitting the market. In the meantime, this trend has kept our bulker division in Hong Kong, more than busy. It also meant the time was ripe to promote a number of our trusted colleagues to fleet manager positions, with their own client basis – and we wish them all success in their new positions. We are just back from our officers seminar in Manila where, on the back of us taking new office space in Manila, we have had significant growth. Investment in training equipment (simulators and PC based software) and the setting up of a recruitment office in Cebu – has had the desired effect of profiling ourselves much better than ever before in the Philippine market. With the help of a Luxembourg Russian offshore contracting company – we now have our first pipe laying barge under full technical and crewing management. A big step up from our traditional position, as a supplier of crew and labour expertise to the offshore industry. There are a number of projects still in our pipeline and with China’s ambition to enter the international oil and offshore markets at our doorstep – we are in a good position to grow this division. The prediction of crew shortage in the years to come vary wildly – but are worrying – especially taking into account the expertise required on the water, with the bar being raised by regulations and the expectations of the public in general, all the time. It would be interesting to be able to look back into 2010 from a future period in time: is 2010 going to be the turning point when the supply of bulkers is by far in excess of demand – or – will it turn out not too badly in the end?
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Mr Peter Cremers, CEO, Anglo-Eastern Group

This will have a significant bearing on the crew supply situation and our industry’s ability to put an end to diluting competency standards just to keep ships moving. Because that’s what’s happening – and in an international industry as shipping is – no owners, no managers can isolate themselves completely from global trends. At Anglo-Eastern, we can at least try to be consistent in defining our future crewing needs and translate these into present day training requirements – down to nautical school level. If more people would follow this logic, our industry would be in better shape today. In going with the times – we have finalized our first Social Responsibility report – and soon it will be available on the web. One can argue that our foremost social responsibility is the one created by giving employment to so many people in so many countries – a responsibility I and my senior colleagues take extremely seriously. In creating this report we try to place this responsibility in a context of environmental, training and social activities. In looking back over my comments above, you would be right in thinking that we only talk about people, much more so than about ships. For us, people are the life blood of our industry – by looking after our people, from nautical school level onwards, we have created our own AngloEastern culture. A culture that creates its own loyalty, sets high safety standards and ensures the continuous growth and success of our Company.

Anglo-Eastern breaks into the offshore market
In another first for Anglo-Eastern, the Company has capitalized on its reputation for managing hi-tech vessels, by being appointed to handle the technical management of the PLB Fortuna, a “Pipe Laying Barge”, built by ZPMC Shipyard in Shanghai and taken over by Anglo-Eastern on July 19th, 2010. The vessel was built under ABS Class, is flagged to the Hong Kong Registry (also the first offshore vessel under the Hong Kong Registry) and is the first offshore vessel in the Anglo-Eastern fleet. CEO, Peter Cremers said: “We see this as a growing market and hope this will be the beginning of a growing fleet of offshore vessels to join Anglo-Eastern.” The PLB Fortuna is capable of laying submarine pipe lines in 300 meter depth

A general view from the stern of the PLB Fortuna

The main deck of the PLB Fortuna with conveyor and anchors.

water. The Barge can accommodate 81 ship staff and a 230 person project team during pipe laying operations. The Fortuna has state-of-the-art pipe laying equipment and we all wish her success for her first project off Sakhalin, Russia.

The vessel will depart from the ZPMC Shipyard in Shanghai and will be towed to the project site at Sakhalin, Russia, from where she will commence pipe laying operations with a 40 inch gas pipeline for a Russia-based company.

Prem Pride is re-born as FSO

Holi celebrations onboard ship

A happy, smiling crew onboard the Berge Nantong, can be seen enjoying the Holi celebration on 01 March 2010. The vessel was in port, loading at Bonny, Nigeria and sailed later that evening. M.T. Prem Pride, Aframax Tanker, undergoing conversion to FSO at Dubai dry-docks in 2010

The Prem Pride recently underwent a conversion process which included fitting-up a 5.4t helipad with foam system; bow loading arrangement (Port and Starboard); simultaneous loading and discharging arrangements; CCTV; fenders; RO forward generator and a
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steam injection system on existing FWG. The Prem Pride, once a 109,597 dwt tanker, has now commenced operations as an FSO at Panna Oil fields, located 50km east of the Mumbai high field and 95km NW of Mumbai city.
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Annual Dockwise 3 day seminar held at AESM Ukraine office
The number of seafarers joining the AE Group from Ukraine has been consistently increasing over the past few years and is currently over 1600 seafarers. To meet this demand and to ensure that top quality officers are recruited and trained for AE Group managed vessels, the company has setup its own manning and training centre at a convenient location in central Odessa in August 2009. One of the main events at our Ukraine office this year and last, has been the annual Dockwise/DYT seminar, last held in the Anglo-Eastern Odessa office, in April this year. As part of Anglo-Eastern’s policy of close interaction with ship owners and our sea staff, representatives of Dockwise, DYT and Anglo-Eastern together with our officers regularly serving on Dockwise yacht carriers and heavy lift vessels were invited to the seminar. Unfortunately, the distant Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in southern Iceland, which had been dormant for almost 200 years, erupted around the same time - disrupting air travel in the region. Changes had to be made in the planned agenda as many of our specialist trainers and DW guests could not reach Odessa for the seminar. DYT Operations Manager Mr. Frank van Delft, Mr. Anand Sharma, Capt Vikrant Malhotra, Capt Somasundar Nair from AESM HK, Capt Oleg M. Lukyanchenco, Capt Andriy Boyko, Mr. Vladimir Katuna from Odessa Training centre and Mihails Poznaks from AESM Latvia and Univis key members attended the seminar. In addition, over 20 officers from the yacht carrier and heavy lift fleet were in attendance.

Presentation by Mr. Frank van Delft, DYT Operations Manager.

Day 1 of the Seminar was taken up by the representatives of Odessa Training Centre, Capt. Andriy Boyko and Mr. Vladimir Katuna who presented a review of Internal / External Audits and PSC reports of 2009. He analyzed the latest requirements for Bilge Water Separator equipment and reviewed the common mistakes and guidelines of the Oil Record Book. All the presentations were followed with discussions on the relevant topics with the seminar participants. Day 2 of the Seminar was presented by our Hong Kong office representatives, Capt. Somasundar Nair, Capt. Vikrant Malhotra and Mr. Anand Sharma. Topics ranging from Review of AESM and DW KPI’s 20092010, Manning Review 2009 and Accident/ Incident/Injury Review, including Root Cause Analysis and issues related to Low Sulphur use. On the last day, DYT Operations Manager Frank van Delft presented a report about Yacht Damages and Cargo Care, discussed an article in Dock Walk and reviewed “Monster Moves” – a documentary made by Discovery channel on board of Yacht Express. This was followed by Capt Mihails Poznaks, AESM Latvia representative, justifying the importance of STOP Program Training. A very interactive open forum ensued with various interesting points being discussed. On being asked to comment on challenges facing Anglo-Eastern, ‘safety and quality’, was considered one of the most important challenges for the future. A sentiment that should resonate well with all of AngloEastern’s staff. Overall, ship staff found the seminar very informative and interesting. Traditionally, the last day of the seminar was followed by cocktails and dinner with a variety of entertainment which the seminar attendees and their families enjoyed to the fullest. Thanks to AE Ukraine office for a wonderful organised seminar.

Group photo

Maiden trip for newbuilding UASC Yanbu

A chilly start to the maiden voyage of the UASC Yanbu, channeling along the icy Elbe river in January of this year. 4 Summer, 2010

Dockwise heavy lift vessel, MV Explorer, ships massive generator module
In early June, 2010, the MV Explorer was asked to load and ship an Oseberg D - HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator) Module, from Marghera, Italy. The job required intensive planning and preparation and from the time of the arrival of the MV Explorer on June 04, 2010, it took 5 days of onsite planning, 1 day of actual loading and the ship left on the 7th day. module) and arrange for their local labour to prepare sea fastening grillage on the deck of the MV Explorer. It was a hard first day. On the second day (05th June 2010), a project meeting was held onboard and preparations for load grillage commenced. A few sections of grillage were loaded onto the cargo deck. The Loading Master,

Jenny N creates media stir in El Salvador
The arrival of the Jenny N to the port of Puerto Corsain, was a big event that drew media attention from the largest daily newspapers and TV channels – primarily due to its size. The vessel, a 60,000cbm, 43,601dwt LPG carrier was the largest vessel yet to enter and berth at the port and discharged some 2.7 million gallons of propane gas (sufficient for all of El Salvador for 15 days) to Tropigas, one of the largest suppliers in El Salvador. The size of the ship and the size of its cargo attracted media attention immediately and our agent received media requests to board the Jenny N for an on-site report. On February 20th, reporters from the daily newspapers and local TV channels were received. The reporters were briefed and all safety and legal formalities were carried out - prior to capturing the vessel on record answering questions on the size and logistics of the vessel, as well as the cargo. The biggest barrier the Master and crew had to overcome was the language – and ample use was made of the local agent, who became the formal translator.

The HRSG module on the deck of the MV Explorer

On arrival, Mr. Delfo Mazzoli (Port Captain, Intermare), Frank Berrens (Dockwise Project Manager), Theodor R.Krioen (Senior Dockwise Project Superintendent), Jouke Koning (Lead Dockwise HSES Engineer), Alexander Van den Berg (Dockwise HSES Engineer) and Dott. Alvise Semenzato(R. NAVI boarded the ship for an initial meeting/discussion. Dockwise had hired R.NAVI to reinforce the stern door and install additional supports as per loading plan. Master, Chief Officer and the Chief Engineer visited the Macchi Office, at the manufacturing yard of Indromacchine, to meet with Ms. Monica Renate Peterson, Statoil Project Manager, other charterers’ representatives and their general subcontractors Aibel. During the meeting, a tentative plan of all operations for loading the HRSG Module on board the MV Explorer at Indromacchine’s terminal was discussed. Statoil asked Aibel to contact their local subcontractor, Macchi (who built the
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with crew assistance, marked the position of grids on the deck and subcontractors commenced to prepare/grind the deck for welding. Lead HSES Engineer, Alexander Van den Berg, HSES Engineer prepared, on request of the clients, the HSES Module Management Plan, HRSG Module Project HSE Bridging document, Visio Flowchart A3, and Hazid Statoil HRSG Output document (HAZID form with all indicated risks and precautions). They discussed all items with charterers and carried out verification of the vessel to comply with a/m documents. The third day (06th June 2010), saw local labour coming onboard, commencing deck preparation for welding grids. The fourth day (07th June.2010) was taken up with deck preparations and meetings with all parties concerned.

Jenny N Master, Capt. Bipin Kumar with local media reporters.

The subsequent media reports centered the physical size of the ship – mentioning the crew having their own gymnasium and basketball court, as well as the size of the cargo.

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BOCIMAR seminar held in AE Odessa training centre

YM Antwerp stage “Pacific Games”
In the month of April 2010, with the thought of “all work & long sailings was making the crew of the YM Antwerp a dull crew”, it was decided to make the PACIFIC crossing of 13 days – a bit more exciting.

Capt. Dewilde highlighting the PSC performance of AE Antwerp fleet.

From May 26th – 27th in Odessa, Ukraine the first ever BOCIMAR seminar was conducted, with BOCIMAR representatives, Anglo-Eastern managers and senior officers serving on BOCIMAR ships, participating. It was a wonderful chance for AESM officers to interact closely with owners, AE Antwerp and Odessa branch office managers and training superintendents. All AE representatives were pleased to meet senior managers of BOCIMAR - Capt. Ronald De Pauw, Jan Uyttendaele, and Andrzey Wasilewski.

should communicate with Anglo-Eastern’s office in a proper and timely way. The first seminar day was followed by cocktails and dinner in a cozy Odessa restaurant, where our guests and all seminar attendees, along with their spouses, could communicate with each other in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy the live music and sophisticated cuisine. The beginning of the second day, was devoted to the Accident and Damage review, observation of H&M Cases and analyzing of FPD appraisal reports – Drug & Alcohol Policy, Health and Hygiene. Senior Superintendent, Yash Chawla introduced a new version of the Knowledge Management System - Ocean Manager, which AE started to implement on ships at the beginning of this year. That was followed by a review of training and training needs by AE Senior Training Superintendent, Capt. Andriy Boyko. At the end of the second day all participants of the seminar had an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss the topics they were interested in. Director of “Integrated Transport Service” (manning company), Capt. Yevgen Kudiyenko and other managers attended the seminar for the whole period and in total more than 50 participants attended the Seminar - deemed a success by all present. We want to thank all our crew members and guests from BOCIMAR and Anglo-Eastern Antwerp office, for finding time to visit Odessa and for covering interesting and important topics relevant to each participant at the seminar. Of course, also many thanks to all the seminar attendees for their interest and enthusiastic participation. Thank you all for coming, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon, at AngloEastern Ukraine!

YM Antwerp crew members enjoy a good game of table tennis!

Through the influence of the INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, the crew members & supernumeraries were divided into four teams of 6 members each. The teams were named as following: 1) FOCSLE RANGERS 2) ACCOMODATION PANTHERS 3) POOP DECK RAIDERS 4) ENGINE PARAMETERS The junior most member of the team was assigned to play the role of the Team Captain. The tournament consisted of four events – table tennis, darts, carom and tug of war - with each team having to play with the other three teams in all four events. The winning team in each match was awarded 4 points. The event was a huge success with all teams dedicated to winning. Every evening after 1730 hrs, all available crew members assembled at the place of the event. On the final day of the event, two teams ACCOMODATION PANTHERS & POOPDECK RAIDERS were tied for 1st position - which was then decided by having a final shoot out in the DART event and eventually “ACCOMODATION PANTHERS” took the 1st position in the league. The event was then officially concluded with a barbecue party & prize distribution for the winning team. Photographs & text by: C/OFF Shiraj Choudhury
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Capt. Oleksandr ex Mineral Ningbo making a point

The 1st day of the Seminar started with a welcome from Antwerp Fleet Director Harald Klein. This was followed with a report about the necessity of efficient communication and a review of Internal Audits, PSC & External Audits feedbacks, from AE QHSE Manager, Capt. Carmen Dewilde. After that Operational Manager, Gurbinder Tiwana, overviewed and discussed different offhire cases. Then Fleet Superintendent, Yash Chawla demonstrated grab handling and wire rope maintenance and reviewed common mistakes and incorrect inputs into PMS and e-filing systems. There was plenty of discussion and remarks from sea staff and the main point of agreement at the end of the 1st day was, the ship’s Master, in case of any issue or doubt on any aspect of safe ship operations,
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Dramatic rescue of 9 fishermen, in heavy weather
The following is a once in a lifetime experience, faced by the Master and Crew on board the MV Saga Enterprise, on 28th January 2010. The dramatic rescue of 9 fishermen, in heavy weather off the coast of Portugal, was a day to remember. At the onset let us begin by saying that two days earlier, on the occasion of our Country’s 60th Republic Day, the entire complement of the MV Saga Enterprise had been addressed by the Master - Capt. Ranjit Singh Chauhan, on being disciplined in all respects and to carry out our duties in a professional manner. This was very much reflected two days later, as our Vessel was passing the Portugal coast on a Voyage from Santos to Zeebrugge. On 28th Jan, at around 0310 LT, a Navtex message was received stating that a fishing vessel named “LUIS FORTUNATO” was in distress. On ascertaining the position it was observed to be about 33 miles on our course line. The Master was informed and he immediately came up to the Bridge. The weather conditions at the time were unfavourable with strong NE’ly winds (Force-8), and very rough seas, swell height of 4 mtrs, and with the Vessel doing only 8 knots of speed it would take approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach the distress position. An Inmarsat telephone call was also received from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Portugal who advised the Vessel to keep a good lookout and offer any assistance if required. Shortly thereafter, a Mayday message was received on the VHF, from the distress craft stating there were 9 personnel in a survival craft. The Master immediately announced on the PA system that a Search and Rescue operation was in progress. The whole crew immediately responded to the call. A rescue helicopter had also been summoned by the Shore Authorities and arrived at the distress location but were only able to rescue two of the fishermen as they had only limited fuel and had to return to base. The rescue helicopter was in touch with the MV Saga Enterprise and we had been kept informed of the situation. From there on the entire operation was carried out by MV Saga Enterprise under the command of Capt. Ranjit Singh Chauhan, who managed to maneuver the vessel to within 10-15 metres of the life raft, in such heavy weather conditions. Then
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Survivors with ship staff

The overall experience, the team spirit, and most importantly the leadership of our Captain, in this rescue operation has left all of us onboard the MV Saga Enterprise with happy memories. Thank you also to the Office and Shore Staff who greatly appreciated our efforts, by sending their best wishes. Goddard D’Cunha Second Officer

heaving lines were thrown and the life raft was pulled along side the vessel and all the 7 remaining personnel boarded the Vessel from the starboard side Pilot ladder. All the survivors were immediately escorted to the Mess room where they refreshed themselves with coffee and breakfast. They still seemed to be in a cheerful mood – despite spending over 8 hours in the liferaft. None of the survivors needed any medical attention. They were grateful to the Master and his entire team for their brave efforts and wished each one of us pleasant voyage ahead. Later on, with our own vessel en route to our destination, the survivors were airlifted from the MV Saga Enterprise by a Portuguese Air Force Helicopter.

After successful completion of the search and rescue mission, when the skipper of the sunken fishing vessel thanked me with a hug, it was a very satisfying, noble and wonderful feeling for having saved 7 lives at sea! I sincerely thank AESM (HKG & MUM) and SAGA for appreciating the ship staff’s efforts. Capt. Ranjit Singh Chauhan Master, M.V. Saga Enterprise

Man in water rescued at Singapore anchorage
On June 12, at about 2320 LT, at Singapore’s Eastern special purpose anchorage ‘A’, the Duty Officer of the MV Transporter (a 53,806 dwt, heavy lift semi-submersible), heard noises in the water, some 15 metres off the starboard bow. On investigation, it was discovered that a man was in the water. The crew threw him a lifebuoy and he was pulled to the pilot’s ladder and then picked up on board with a safety harness. The survivor was found to be tired but without any signs of injury. Singapore MPA, Control and Safety Service and Agent were all informed and the Coast Guard and MPA Representative boarded the vessel at 23:45 LT.
Duty OS J.Zovnarenko, who spotted the man and raised the alarm has been congratulated and rewarded for his vigilance and quick action with the Certificate of Merit and Bonus. 7

It appears that the survivor found himself in the water after his launch, loaded with metal pipes, sank in the nearby vicinity.

Stranded catamaran rescued by Altamira Express
In June of this year, on a voyage from Le Harve to Veracruz, our vessel was contacted on the VHF by catamaran “Catbird”, some 7 miles off the port bow, at approx 30 29.7N 063 58.9W. The skipper of the “Catbird” reported that they had run out of diesel some 8 days ago and required some 40 gallons of diesel to enable them to reach Bermuda, about 100 miles off. The Master of Altamira Express agreed to provide 8x20 litre drums of diesel. Security precautions were taken in circling the catamaran, rigging fire hoses and allowing only one person (in a small boat) to come alongside and load the drums of diesel. The skipper of the catamaran thanked the Altamira Express and advised no further
Rescue boat on way to “Catbird” with diesel oil (red and blue pails) received from Altamira Express.

MV Explorer - cont. (P5) On the fifth day (08th June 2010), there were more meetings to discuss the plan of activities. The sixth day (09th June 2010), saw two Ducts of HRSG loaded onboard, with the assistance of a shore crane. On the seventh day (10th June 2010), The Pilot was onboard by 09.30 – and we were ready! The Ship cast off its lines from the forecastle, shifted to the middle of the channel, then changed position for loading (stern door adjusted to angle quay, for lowering) and installing of the stern fenders. When the ship was in position to start ballasting, we had to keep the stern door on the same level with the quay to compensate for the tide. At the same time Fugiolli had installed a temporary ramp ashore, to adjust the level of the stern door and keep quay level for smooth drive of SPMTs. A few boxes with accessories were loaded via the stern door. At 15.24 two SPMTs commenced drive onto the stern door. Loading operations were very smooth. Cargo was finally checked by the surveyor and sea fastening was resumed. Ten riders joined the ship. They were Technicians for carrying out jobs on the HRSG module during the voyage. On the last day (11th June 2010), we carried out a pre-departure meeting with all parties concerned, as well as safety familiarization with all riders and some general cargo was loaded by shore crane. At 13.30 the HRSG Module was sea fastened and at 14.12 Marine Surveyor issued a Certificate of Approval – and the Vessel departed safely. We thank Capt. Vyacheslav Bilovodenko for his contribution of this article and photos and congratulate all of our ship staff for a successful loading operation.

assistance need as they had sufficient water and provisions to reach Bermuda. After a 30 minute stoppage, the Altamira Express resumed its voyage.

MV Mineral Noble rescued sailors in middle of Pacific Ocean
In response to a request from the US Coast Guard, the Master and crew of the MV Mineral Noble recently came to the rescue of two distressed sailors whose yacht was sinking, some 2,240 miles south of Hawaii. The US Coast Guard Amver office sent a note of acknowledgement and thanks for the efforts of the Master and crew, as below. From the United States Coast Guard Amver office: The M/V MINERAL NOBLE (IMO number 9283681) was recently requested by United States Coast Guard personnel to divert and investigate a possible vessel in distress. The master and crew of the MINERAL NOBLE arrived on the scene of the distress approximately 2,240 miles south of Hawaii and rescued two sailors.

Survivors (Mr. William & Ms. Cheng) heaving a sigh of relief

These actions are to be commended and do not go unnoticed. Your company’s willingness to participate in the Amver system is testimony to ensuring that no call for help goes unanswered. I would be interested in any photographs and video the crew may have taken of the rescue operations so we could include them on our website or an upcoming edition of the Amver bulletin. I also hope you can provide a photograph of the vessel and a narrative of the rescue operations from the Master. Please pass along our sincere appreciation to the master and crew. Regards, Benjamin M. Strong Director of Marketing Amver Maritime Relations United States Coast Guard

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Consecration Ceremony on Yacht Express
On 16th March 2010 in Portugal, Dockwise Yacht Transport vessel “Yacht Express” had its ‘Ceremony of Consecration’ by the Orthodox Priest, Father Vasiliy. The ceremony was attended by all ship staff (who are Orthodox Christians) and AESM Superintendent, Capt. Valeriy Yakovlyev. C/E Kushnir Igor, of the world’s only dedicated Yacht Carrier, the “Yacht Express” shared his view that the blessing from Father Vasiliy would remove any negative aura from the ship and bring only positive energy.

MT Torm Esbjerg saves man and his dog in middle of ocean

The survivor, clutching his dog, stands mightily relieved with his rescuers, the crew of the MT Torm Esbjerg

Yacht Express loaded with luxury yachts

A crew member offers a helping hand to the man, stranded after his boat exploded.

Father Vasiliy blessing the Yacht Express

Father Vasiliy explained that the Consecration Ceremony would improve the relationship and motivation for all that sailed on her, by opening the soul and heart and removing any negativity from the inside. The Yacht Carrier was purified by Holy Water, Prayers and the Holy Cross.

After completion of the ceremony all enjoyed a delicious lunch with Father Vasiliy. The Crew felt it was really a great event for the prosperity of both Yacht Carrier and Company. The “Yacht Express” departed Lisnave shipyard on 17.03.10 and loaded its first full load of mega luxury Yachts, of the 2010 spring season, at its home port – Port Everglades, USA.

On a recent voyage from Come By Chance, Canada to Savannah, USA, on May 26, 2010, on a well moonlit night with heavy waves and strong breeze at about 2130LT, the watchfulness of the Bridge Officer saved 2 lives at sea. The 3/O onboard the MT TORM Esbjerg (a 51,527dwt Product/Chemical tanker) observed a small light flashing to us on our starboard bow - in reply the 3/O (Sagar R Pardeshi) flashed his aldis lamp. To his, and his lookout’s surprise, the next thing they saw were hand flares and rocket parachutes, the 3/O immediately reacted and called the Master. They activated the emergency response and a crew was mustered and performed their required duties. On approaching the light, it was observed to be a small life raft with one person onboard and on closer inspection it was confirmed to be one man and dog onboard the small life raft. The man and dog were safely taken onboard with the help of nets & ladder. The man was given first aid, his wounds tended to and then he told his story. He was a French national and was sailing in a sail boat (from Bahamas to Bermuda). During a storm, his boat caught fire and exploded. He was forced to abandoned his boat, in a life raft and was drifting for a day before being rescued. Along with his dog, the man was safely handed over to the USCG at the next port. Capt Anuj Jain MASTER, TORM ESBJERG.
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Saga Monal in night rescue
was unable to raise the target on VHF, and noted no distress messages on the GMDSS equipment. Some 15 minutes later, the Duty Officer noticed firing of a Red Rocket Parachute Flare. The Master also sighted the firing of a hand flare by the target and turned to starboard in position Lat. 11 08.3N Long 028 20W, reaching the vicinity of the target at about 0430 (LT). The ‘target’, was found to be a sailing boat, “E S Coto” with a single sailor onboard, Mr Louis Emile Marot. Mr Marot was sailing from Brazil to Cape Verde and was in need of diesel and food. Assistance was rendered as requested and by 0535, the Open Hatch Bulk Carrier resumed her voyage from Santos to Zeebrugge, in position Lat. 11 04.3N Long. 028 11.3W.

Rendering assistance for food & fuel

On May 18th, 2010, in the vicinity of Lat. 11 04.3N Long. 028 11.3W, at about 0325 (LT), Duty Officer on the Bridge of the Saga Monal noted a target to starboard, showing a red light and flashing white light. He
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Can Shipping be an attractive career choice for youngsters?
On May 11th, 2010, at a seminar at the IMO headquarters in London, on a ‘study on the future global supply and demand for seafarers’, Capt Pradeep Chawla, Director, QA & Training, gave a presentation on how the Anglo-Eastern Group is handling the problem. The study had been undertaken by The Nippon Foundation and the Japan International Transport Institute (JITI). Below is a summary of the key points of his presentation. The recruitment of new seafarers, especially officers, is and has been a long-term problem for the industry as a whole, even more so than for Anglo-Eastern. Our company’s retention rate is among the highest in the industry and our current employment of over 12,000 seafarers is sourced from many different nationalities, sailing on over 300 ships under our technical management. We also employ over 500 new entrants each year and presently employ about 1,300 (thirteen hundred) trainees. In order to select the 500 new entrants each year we process over 3000 applicants each year. We hope you consider this as adequate experience. Challenges for Recruitment What are the challenges in recruiting new ‘talent’ for the industry? Today sees a greater choice of professions, as opposed to 20 years ago, professions that did not exist in the past. Knowledge based companies such as Google and Microsoft offer a lot more of an intellectual challenge than seafaring. The financial sector with their much talked about bonuses is far more attractive than going out to sea. Many of these professions have a more glamorous image in the media than seafaring. While at the same time, the general image and perception about life on board ships has deteriorated from the ‘Love Boat’ fun filled profession to that of a low-tech industry with long hours of work, social isolation and with the dangers of piracy and jail sentences. Plus of course, the wages at sea which used to be higher than most land based professions are no longer higher. Today a graduate from college can often start at twice the salary that a maritime graduate can get. Yet the growing complexities of
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our industry also require an ever increasing higher standard of education. So what can we do to compete and attract good quality entrants to our industry? Company level solutions that work We believe that every ship must have at least one deck and one engine trainee at all times. We further believe that it should be a mandatory part of the minimum manning scales. It is also important for shipowners and shipmanagers to have a long term view for the nationality of the seafarers employed. We started employing Indian seafarers in the mid 1980s and today we have over 8,000 seafarers from India with our own training college and state of the art training centres. We have made similar commitments in Ukraine, China and Philippines. What are new entrants to the industry looking for? At Anglo-Eastern, we believe that young people looking for a career at sea, tend to rate health and safety standards at the same level as good wages, when choosing a company. Seafarers look for long term employment and a career in a company that offers job security. We have a policy to try and take at least fifty percent of our shore staff from our own seafarers and all shore jobs are advertised internally. Communications and staying in touch with their friends and families is a fundamental ‘need’ for a youngster today. We have been providing free email and the cheapest rates for telephones for many years. Families are allowed to sail on board and we have a dedicated welfare officer appointed in all of our recruitment centres to assist the seafarers’ families. We meet our seafarers and their families on a regular basis through company seminars and company sponsored social events. On an international level, we believe that the training standards will need to be raised. The revised STCW Convention to be passed in June is still trying to raise the levels of education and training. We see some countries being too lenient in their examination standards for the seafarers’ certificate of competencies. We strongly believe that the minimum
Captain Pradeep Chawla shares his views on the worldwide crew shortage problem.

manning scales need to be reviewed and the scales must be revised upwards. The manning scales have not looked deeply enough on the consequences on watchkeeping and safety standards on board. The perception of long hours of work is not a good image for the industry trying to recruit youngsters in large numbers. Perhaps the time has come to re-introduce Pursers or Administrative Officers. The ISM code has certainly improved the operating standards of ships but we now need to slow down the regulations. Every IMO publication is increasing in size with every revision. We need to consolidate the implementation of the existing rules, not be over-burdened with regulations. Our industry needs to have a more open contact with the general media for promoting the industry to the youngsters. To make our industry more attractive, let’s look at visa formalities for seafarers – past records show that seafarers are not terrorists. Living conditions on board must be improved to be in line with the expectations of youngsters. The minimum requirements must be upgraded so that the accommodation on board feels like a ‘home’ and not a posting to a remote location. The cost of the little ’extras’ in the accommodation is not exorbitant, when compared to the overall cost of a new ship. The workload on board can certainly be reduced if all the countries agree to the same set of forms to be filled up! It is (cont. P19)
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Anglo-Eastern gives back to the Maritime Community!
Earlier this year, a momentous occasion was witnessed by many, from Government dignitaries, to heads of many of AngloEastern’s clients and other VIPs from international maritime associations and companies. The occasion: the inauguration of the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, in Karjat, just outside of Mumbai, India. On February 2nd, 2010, the CEO of the Anglo-Eastern Group, Mr Peter Cremers and his wife, Mrs Myriam Cremers, unveiled the plaque in front of three hundred plus (local and international) guests and students, gathered at the Academy. Guests included the Director General of Shipping and Indian Maritime UniversityDr. P Vijayan, Vice Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University; Capt Ashok Mahapatra of the International Maritime Orginisation (IMO) and Mr Amitava Banerjee, Chief Surveyor with the Government of India and over 40 international guests, including most of Anglo-Eastern’s current clients. Following an impressive turn-out by the students, in full uniform and their first ever ‘march past’, Mr Peter Cremers, CEO of the Anglo-Eastern Group, gave the opening address. Mr Cremers praised the Indian shipping community, “the Indian seafarer has been a mainstay of the development of Anglo-Eastern for 3 decades, which has seen our fleet develop from 17 ships to technically managing over 300 vessels of all types and sizes.” “We think it’s now time to give back and setting up this Maritime Academy, which will bring us Cadets straight from High School, is the first step.” Mr Cremers said. The Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, set on 53 acres, in Karjat, is an ideal setting for a maritime academy, with lots of room for expansion. Originally an existing school, our Maritime Academy today has a batch of 120 students, who have been there for some 6 months, enrolled in a first-year nautical science course. A graduate mechanical engineering course, a one-year curriculum to convert mechanical engineers into marine engineers, is set to commence with 40 students. “We still have a job to do – there’s a long way to go: this institution has to become one of the standard bearers of Nautical and
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Mrs. Myriam Cremers and CEO Mr Peter Cremers unveiling the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy plaque.

Engineering Education in India – that’s the goal – and we will see to it that this happens.” Mr Cremers explained. “Our clients have been very supportive insofar as having cadets on board our ships and we hope they will continue to do so, by supporting our Maritime Academy”. Urging ship owners to provide more places for cadets, he said: “An ideal situation would be to have our own training ship for 20+ cadets. He emphatically requested the ship owners- “Help us to get a training ship for 20 cadets, and we will manage it free of charge.” That shows the commitment from the CEO, who has seen manning crises and associated problems for more than two decades. A number of other speakers followed Mr Cremers, among them, Capt Pradeep Chawla, Director of Quality Assurance and Training at Anglo-Eastern, who said, “It has been a long wait to realise this strategic goal of being able to fully control the quality of teaching of our young recruits, right from the start. We aim to build on our existing reputation as a leader in the field of maritime training to become one of the top maritime colleges in the world. Together with our present training centre, situated in Mumbai, we will have the largest and most wellequipped training establishment in India. “We expect our own deck cadets and Engineers are going to be Captains and Chief Engineers in the year of 2020.” Capt. Chawla concluded, in his welcome address and his advice to all the young lads “Dream big, focus on your goals and work hard”. Dr. P. Vijayan, the Vice Chancellor of Indian Maritime University, in his address, reiterated whole hearted support from the Indian Maritime University for the growth of the Academy.

Ashok Mahapatra, the head, maritime Training and Human Elements sectionIMO, mentioned that the young dynamic boys are capable of doing wonders, if guided properly. He also mentioned like any other profession seafaring also has its own merit and demerits. However a well trained Officer who can take right decisions at the right time is certainly an asset to the shipping industry and to the shipping company that employs him. Mr. Amitava Banerjee Chief Surveyor (I/C) with the Government of India and Chief Examiner of Engineers also addressed the august gathering. In his speech, he requested the faculty to unleash the potential of the young lads to make them think differently and to allow their imagination to grow in the right direction. All the guests had a good tour and appreciated the natural beauty of the campus, which is highly conducive for learning. The campus has its own hostel which can accommodate up to 280 trainees and is well equipped with modern facilities. All the aspects of long term stay, including ergonomics have been well thought off in the design of all hostel rooms and study areas, including playgrounds, swimming pool, indoor playing facility and fitness studio. Not forgetting a separate dining block, which hosted a lunch for all the visiting guests. Mr Cremers also displayed a model vision of the future development of the campus, detailing the future design of the campus (Phase II), which maximizes the advantages of the geography and topography of the land. This phase is expected to be completed in 2012- 2013. “We have great plans for our Academy in the coming years.” Mr. Cremers proudly announced.
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Annual Anglo-Eastern seminar in Mumbai
This year, Anglo-Eastern’s Annual Seminar was definitely looking to the future. With a topic of “Seafaring Today and in the Future”, there was eager anticipation among some 350 officers, management, industry VIPs and Principals from Anglo-Eastern’s clients, all over the world. The two day seminar was held at the Grand Hyatt and on February 3rd, the Grand Hyatt Ballroom was packed. Anglo-Eastern’s Group Managing Director, Marcel Liedts started the day’s proceedings by welcoming everyone to the 19th Annual Mumbai Seminar. As we have always emphasized, “people are our best assets as they have a direct impact on our Company and the shipowners,” stated Mr Liedts. He further commented on the need for an Annual Seminar and explained: “This seminar is held so that we can meet our own people, interact with them, share grievances and see how we can keep all our people happy.” Group CEO, Peter Cremers went on to say that despite 2009 being pretty bad for businesses worldwide, Anglo-Eastern continued to achieve and listed a few of the Company’s accomplishments: • the opening of our Maritime Academy • addition of a new LNG vessel • renewal of the Dockwise fleet contract • the continuous additions to our fleet – 25 in the last quarter alone. “We are growing at the rate of 12-14% per annum and have a retention rate of crews of 90+ percent. This is possible only because we have the resources and by resources, I mean people.” “70 percent of our crews are Indians (not including the Indian employees that make up the majority of our shore based staff) and we have a lot to thank them for.” Mr Cremers said. “One of our main themes this year is that of ‘onboard mentoring’. Mentoring is meant to help not only in deciding who and when you are ready for promotion, but also to assist in tackling the issue of complacency, among officers and ratings alike.” Mr Cremers then concluded with: “Finally, I want to thank all of you for a job well done – continue the good show.” In the first session of the first day there were a number of excellent presentations from the owners. Andre Goedee, CEO, Dockwise Shipping, Richard von Berlepsch, Senior
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the Center for Seafarers Rights, USA. Towards the end of the day, we had the ‘AESM Performance Review 2009’ and ‘QHSE Issues for 2009’, from Capt Pradeep Chawla, Director, QA & Training. Philip Wake, CEO of The Nautical Institute made a presentation and the day concluded with a review of AESM’s manning and training review by Capt Vinay Singh, Resident Director, Anglo-Eastern Mumbai and Capt KN Deboo, Director & Principal, Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre (AEMTC). As usual the evening’s celebrations for guests, staff and officers alike was a grand affair. Spouses and children were catered for with lavish entertainment, including a magic show for the kids. Darren Das & the Sixth Sense were a delight and kept the dance floor overflowing. The second day saw the Owners’ representatives and guests visit the AEMTC – while the officers were treated to a motivational presentation by Khursheed Merchant of Empowerment Specialists; and a presentation on the ‘Rightship Vetting System’ by Iqbal Kazi, Vetting Superintendent of Rightship. The Deck and Engine officers were then split up for some specific breakaway sessions and in the final in-house session all AESM managers came back together to interact with the sea staff. With a vote of thanks by Capt KN Deboo, another successful Anglo-Eastern seminar was concluded.

Mr Cremers delivers his speech as the Anglo-Eastern Mumbai Seminar 2010 gets underway.

Director, Hapag Lloyd and Eivind Holte, Technical Manager of Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS. The next session focused on what was expected from Anglo-Eastern, in the eyes of Charterers, PSC and the Flag State. Presentations came from Capt Andrew Smiley, Vice President at Koch Shipping Inc and Brian Poskaitis, Sr VP, Fleet Operations, International Registries, Inc. This was followed by David Wendel, Head of Section SeaSkill of DNV Norway, speaking about training with SeaSkill. The last session started with Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager Asia Pacific at Intertanko, who made a presentation on current environmental issues and new regulations due. This was followed by a timely presentation on seafarers rights, well explained by Douglas Stevenson, Director at

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Passing-Out Parade

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First batch of sea cadets pass-out from Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)
On 19 July 2010, the first ever “Passing Out Parade and Prize Distribution” function was held at the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy, Karjat. This marked the completion of Pre-Sea Training of 120 deck cadets. With enthusiasm and pride, the KC Gupta Memorial batch of Diploma Nautical Science Cadets became the first to pass out from the Academy. The course was christened as the The KC Gupta Memorial Batch of 2009/10, in memory of Mr KC Gupta and acknowledgement of his contribution in building the Anglo-Eastern group. The 120 DNS cadets completed their final semester exams, conducted by Indian Maritime University on the 14 Jul 2010 and the next few days were spent in imparting pre-induction training to prepare cadets for further training. Dr SB Agnihotri, Director General of Shipping (India) was the Chief Guest and presided over the function which began with a flag ceremony, followed by a tour of the campus and culminated in a prize distribution ceremony, followed by a luncheon for all guests. Apart from about 200 parents and guests of the graduating cadets, others who attended the function included Mr Marcel Liedts, Anglo-Eastern Group Managing Director, Mr Vijay Gupta, Managing Director, Captain PK Chawla, Anglo-Eastern Director Quality Assurance and Training and Mr. K. N. Menon, Group HRD Director Sea Staff. At the prize distribution ceremony, the graduating cadets presented a skit, enthralling the audience with their acting skills. The skit was primarily based on the life of the cadet in AEMA and it very subtly brought out the intricacies of training and the view points of the cadets. The skit drew good response and rave reviews from the audience. This was followed by an address by Mr. Marcel Liedts Anglo-Eastern Group Managing Director who stated that after enjoying the skit presented by the cadets he could only say that the cadets were brilliant. Mr. Vijay Gupta AE Group Managing Director and Captain PK Chawla, Anglo-Eastern Director Quality Assurance and Training also spoke, prior to the prizes being given out. The prize giving ceremony was presided over by Dr. S.B. Agnhihotri, Director General, who congratulated the Cadets and
Flag break and commencement of the passingout parade of the KC Gupta batch of AEMA cadets 2009/2010

the staff of AEMA on their achievement. He stressed that practical experience was more useful than the theoretical aspects which we learn in class or from books, by sharing his past personal experience. This was followed by a prize distribution ceremony, wherein the outstanding cadets in various fields were awarded certificates and prizes. Cadet Akhil Nambiar was nominated as the best overall cadet.

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An investment in the future – yours and ours
Dear Friends, It is with pride in my heart and confidence in the future that I am here today to celebrate with you what is a first for my company and a step forward not only for us as a company, but also for India. When you will walk out from here today, it is not just as potential Master Mariners, but also as our hope for the future. You can ask why did our company decide to start our own college at great expense? Learning is what you will have to continue for the rest of your life. Never lose the willingness to learn. One who thinks he knows everything becomes arrogant and arrogance closes your mind for further development. Also never forget one can learn from everybody. For your future, which I will follow with pride, I have to warn you that on board of the ships you will meet, are all kind of people and all kind of mentalities. My friends, the Academy has given you a head start. The future is yours to take. Please never lose your integrity in whatever you do. Some tasks might look boring, menial and routine but remember that the marine environment can be harsh and a boring task well carried-out can be a life saver one day. Do your paperwork properly, with integrity. It is important. Respect for the life, environment and property is our duty as citizens of this world and the more so when working for AngloEastern. Also when on duty at night, some of you pretty soon will stand on a bridge or in an engine room alone or with a watch keeper. Never forget that at that moment you are in charge of what is potentially a multimillion dollar killer machine. The life of other people on board of your ship, on other ships, and the environment depend on you. Another point I would like you to remember is that as seafarers it is our duty to help anyone else at sea as and when required, without restrictions. Safety of life at sea is everyone’s problem. You have chosen an intriguing and proud profession. Welcome to it and welcome to our company. Stay safe and stay with us. I also have the pleasure today to introduce a new initiative as follows: Each promotion or each batch of students will get an identifier in the form of a name of a person who has shown to be an invaluable asset to our company or to the Indian seafaring community. The name we have chosen for your batch is the Kamal Gupta batch. Kamal unfortunately left us in 2008 after a too short but deserved retirement as it goes. He was my friend and a person of indisputable honesty and integrity. His brother Vijay will explore Kamal’s life a bit deeper. Let me just say that I trusted him with my life, and I would like you all to take him as your example. As from now on, the name of the batch will be announced as from the beginning of the batch - so inspiration can start from day one. Thank You Marcel Liedts
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Group Managing Director, Mr Marcel Liedts, addresses Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy’s first batch of graduating cadets.

Generally speaking we are not happy with the mentality, the motivation and present day knowledge of the cadets we get from the existing institutes. The legal curriculum is followed all-right, but we feel that the schools are not following close enough the evolution in the shipping world and do not offer to the cadets, insight into what is happening in today’s Maritime Industry. We want people on our ships that have the right knowledge and the right mentality. Therefore and at great expense and effort I must say, a small private company such as ours, decided to invest in the future, your future. I spoke to some of you last time I was here and this very morning, and I found you all very interested in your job and very eager to show what you know and what you have learned. I am impressed. Keep it like that. Never get bored or complacent.
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You will meet the good people that work for us, and we want you to become like them. Unfortunately you will also meet substandard people and when you meet them, and sometimes suffer because of them, please remember that you are there to replace them. Don’t take their example. And I will not lie to you, but your life will not always be easy and you will be told to do menial tasks sometimes. Take it like a man, don’t become bitter but instead consider it as part of the learning process. Stay strong and if it really is above what you can do, if you have a just case, we are there for you. If I think about my past, the tough task masters are the ones I remember, and also the ones, strangely enough, I think I learned most from. And remember, a ship is not a democracy. It is a benevolent dictatorship. It’s a difficult environment and never underestimate the power of the sea.

The 10 Commandments of advice for AEMA graduates
It is a great honour and a pleasure to see the first class of students passing out today. It is an important day for all of us gathered here. The students are happy to complete the training and are looking forward to embark on a career of their choice. The parents, I am sure, are happy to see that their sons have found a rewarding profession and do not have to be reminded daily about the importance of studying! The staff of Anglo-Eastern are happy because we have achieved our goal of controlling the education and training of our employees, in our efforts to constantly improve our performance as a company. Before I say anything further, I would like to thank all the staff of the college for their dedication and hard work. I would also like to thank the students for their constant perseverance and dedication towards their studies as well as their excellent co-operation with the staff in the difficult start up period. I am sure all the students are going to excel in their examinations. I am sure that you all want the speeches to be short - and to be ‘free’- but the reality is that freedom is not a ‘release’. Freedom brings responsibility. In order to help you with your responsibilities, it is customary to give some advice in graduation speeches! I will keep my advice short and restricted to just ten points. They are not the Ten Commandments because you have the freedom to accept or reject the advice. We hope that in this institution, we have taught you to think for yourself along with all the nautical subjects. Did you know that in 399 B.C., Socrates was tried, found guilty and condemned to death for corrupting his pupils, by encouraging them to think. Here’s my advice, which I hope will help you in your career and in handling whatever life brings your way. 1) Believe in yourself – you can do it! In 1936, Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals. When asked about his success, he said “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, selfdiscipline and effort.” He came from a poor family- number 7 of 11 children.
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2) Never Stop Learning. When you were a child you probably drove your parents up a wall, asking WHY for everything. Keep that curiosity alive forever. The course that you have completed is not the end; it is the beginning of your learning journey. 3) Learn good qualities from others. You will sail with many different officerseveryone has some good qualities and some bad ones. Disregard the bad ones and emulate the good ones. 4) Do not lie – or get pressured to lie. Honesty and integrity are the hallmarks of all great leaders. 5) Take initiative. Make the extra effort, run the extra mile, volunteer to do more than others. Good work is always recognized. Don’t just rely on your family connections! 6) Do not fear failure – Learn from your mistakes. Failure should only make your resolve stronger. 7) Listen to others with an open mind – It is important for teamwork. The worst enemies of self improvement are “I”, “Me” and “Myself”! 8) Learn to prioritize – Time is never enough. Facebook, movies, chatting are all useful – but in limited quantities. 9) Respect other cultures. Think as a global citizen. Others too have a right to their views of life, same as you have your beliefs. 10) Take responsibility for your own actions. Graduation should also be looked at as ‘coming of age’ – you will be away from home and your parents and all of us would like you to behave like grown ups now. The most important responsibility you have, is to come back safe and sound to your families after each tour of duty. Be responsible for your own safety and the safety of your colleagues. As you have been taught – It takes only a minute to know the risks! Indians have a great tradition in shipping – the first known dock in the world was in Lothal (Gujarat) – dating back to 2400 B.C. Maritime trade from India has flourished through the centuries.

Capt. Chawla imparts ten pearls of wisdom for Anglo-Eastern’s first batch of cadets.

Be proud of your culture and history and go forward and prove to the world that Indians are still amongst the best seafarers in the world! Good luck and wishing you safe voyages! If you ever feel like getting more advice, do not hesitate to contact me! Pradeep Chawla

Shipping as career choice - cont. (P10) incomprehensible to the younger seafarer why in today’s world of electronic data exchange they have to fill up these obsolete forms - sometimes as many as 7 times in a week at each different port. Criminalisation is perhaps one of the reasons that seafarers no longer encourage their own children to go out to sea. The Oil Record Book has become a ‘feared’ document. Reports in the press about jail sentences are making youngsters avoid this industry. It is our belief that considering the importance of the environment and our obligation to the future industries, the whole issue of waste management can be better handled with technology. We look forward to the day when the regulations require that every discharge is automatically recorded and the equipment prevents any discharge of any illegal waste stream. Shipping is the first truly globalised industry and socially responsible companies must look at their workforce as their own responsibility, irrespective of where they are recruited from. Look after your workforce and the results will become self-evident. We are proud to be setting an example in the manner we recruit and treat our seafarers and the growth of Anglo-Eastern as a consequence.
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Anglo-Eastern’s rapid growth leads to new and bigger office for Mumbai
With in excess of 350 ships under full technical management and 60 odd ships under crew management, the Indian seafarer (some 10,000 in numbers and about 60% of our total crewing requirement) is of vital importance to Anglo-Eastern. It is therefore no surprise that our Mumbai office has once again outgrown itself. On July 19th, 2010, a new office at Leela Business Park, Andheri (E), Mumbai was inaugurated by Mr. Marcel Liedts (Group Managing Director), with senior officials of AESM Hong Kong and India including Mr. Vijay Gupta (Managing Director), Capt. Pradeep Chawla (Director, QA & Training), Mr. K.N Menon (Director, Group HR – Sea Staff), Capt. Vinay Singh (Director – AESM, India), Mr Chetan Desai (Finance Director), Mr. Deepak Arora (Fleet Director), Capt. K.N Deboo (Director, AEMTC) and many more in attendance. Within the new offices, AngloEastern has now been able to group its companies, Manning and Shipmanagement, under one roof.

Group Managing Director, Mr. Marcel Liedts cutting the inauguration ribbon.

Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Director, QA & Training added: “We are doing what we can to reduce the industry shortage of officers of late with our Anglo-Eastern Maritime

Academy and our long established Andheri Training Center, where we have trained over 8,000 people, including training for other companies’ seafarers.”

Capt. Vinay Singh (left), Mr. Marcel Liedts (middle) and Mr. Vijay Gupta (right) all smiles.

In officially opening the new office, strategically located, on a main road, within 2km from the international and national airport, Group Managing Director, Marcel Liedts was impressed by the looks and wished all staff in the new offices “a healthy and fruitful working environment.” Capt Vinay Singh, Director, AESM, India pointed out that Anglo-Eastern took care of its seafarers to a high degree, for example AESM runs its own NGO, called PARIVAR, which is being looked after by wives of our officers and office staff. “We take initiatives for old age homes and other similar things. We also provide some disaster management programs for schools.” “Our social responsibilities towards our staff at sea & shore really work for us. Take our office staff, you will find almost same people for the past 15-20 years. There are many people with a 25 year history and our people know we look after them.”
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The Anglo-Eastern Mumbai Team outside the new office entrance.

Anglo-Eastern senior management congregate for a photograph. Summer, 2010

News from the Manila Desk:
Training goes hi-tech
The much awaited ARI OOW-SMS (mini-bridge) was finally installed and commissioned at The Manila Training Centre on 21st May 2010. With this equipment, Manila Training has received a fillip for extending the inhouse training to include simulator based navigation training. This is one very important area of competency training which was being outsourced to external training centres with less than satisfactory results. The “OOW-SMS” equipment is an integral part of the classroom. Thus, due to its proximity and “always-on” accessibility, it will assist the instructor to impart the required knowledge in an effective, precise and efficient manner.
Deck officers engrossed in a collision avoidance simulation exercise.

The theoretical aspects of the existing classroom based Collision Avoidance course will now be complimented by simulations to achieve superior transfer of knowledge and understanding. Beginning September 2010, Bridge Team Management courses will be offered inhouse at our Manila Training Centre. Anglo-Eastern Manila, now has the opportunity to provide Anglo-Eastern’s high standard and quality of Navigation training, in-house. 10th June 2010 saw the latest version of the “OceanManager” software - a web based electronic document access and exchange system being installed at the Manila Training Centre. The first session of a oneday course was also conducted for our Filipino Officers by the Safaltek software

engineer who visited Manila especially for this purpose. The classroom arrangement ensures that trainees will receive hands-on training at their individual workstations. This will give them the confidence to efficiently operate the OceanManager software on board. By the end of July, the Manila Training Centre will be offering 14 courses in-house with more simulator based courses planned in the second half of 2010. Next event, see page 23: The annual Filipino Officers’ Seminar on 29th July 2010 at the New World Hotel, Manila!! This year’s theme: Enhancing knowledge – the first step towards true competence

The first session of the OceanManager course being delivered.

With its own ship models like a 302m container vessel, a 225m Bulk carrier, a 171m bulk carrier, a 125m general cargo coaster, a 333m crude oil tanker and another 274m tanker and with more models to be added soon, Manila training will be able to provide simulation experience for a wide variety of ship types.

Mineral Dalian and FMG Matilda

Ship of Refuge

A good aerial shot of the Mineral Dalian and FMG Matilda, taken from a helicopter, during the approach to Port Hedland. The FMG Matilda was already loading at the FMG Terminal at the time. Fortescue (FMG) is the New Force in Iron Ore and has joined the world’s leading producers of iron ore. Summer, 2010

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Teambuilding Seminar – the spirit of AECM in Manila

Mr. Steve Treadwell (second from left) goes on the “Booby – Trap” blind folded, getting instructions from Mon Villaflores in one of the group activities.

Capt. Greg Sialsa (second from top left) is all smiles together with some of the dynamic AECM Philippines staff who enjoyed the Teambuilding’s activities.

The day-to-day operations of a real manning company in the Philippines is characterized by 24/7 dedication. Seafarers are sought from a seemingly narrowing market, efforts are made to ensure company branding and recall, midnight calls need to be taken and made due to time difference within the worldwide operation, training courses need to be fitted within short crew vacations, seafarers join and sign off with ever-changing port schedules, wives call, due to children’s hospitalization and health benefits, flights are cancelled due to volcanic eruption… nothing can surprise us anymore. Wanting to have a smooth urgent new ship takeover, each crew member may be in so

much goal orientation that along the way, feelings are unknowingly hurt with words that were not meant to sting or actions that were not meant to jolt another. And to make things better, it’s not only one new ship! Conflicts are like friction, it’s everywhere, a part of life. What is more important is how we manage it when it arises. In Manila, we do not deny its existence but we try to break the monotony of work so we can face our seafarers and their families with renewed stance. Above are pictures taken during our Teambuilding Seminar in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines on 09 April 2010. We had team exercises, we cheered, we flexed some

The managers and supervisors of AECMP pose for a souvenir photo with our external facilitator (second from right) after the information – packed Manager’s Seminar.

“unused” muscles and we even literally carried each other in some of the activities - no holds barred under the extreme heat of summer. It is our second year of teambuilding- still young, but we intend to sustain it! After the company teambuilding, AECMP Manila’s managers and supervisors then underwent a course called “Sustaining a High Performance Team: The Manager’s Role as a Team Builder” in Tagaytay City, Philippines on 29 April 2010. Having hindsight of the staff activities in Calamba, we had inputs on team enhancement, management and leadership. Most of us have spent considerably long years either in our present positions or within the company. But still, as they say, we must not stop learning. As pointed out to us, we may have spent ten or twenty years with the company but how can we be so sure that it is not just one year of experience repeated ten or twenty times. Both of these training courses were aimed to the development of each staff, as we believe that when we continuously develop ourselves, we are able to give better services to AECMP seafarers and their families. Mabuhay! By Rosemarie G. Salem
Summer, 2010

Good Luck for the Federal Progress

A rare photograph of complete rainbow taken by Ch. Off Ghanshyam Singh on 14th July 2010 in the Pacific Ocean North of Hawaii, while on a passage from Balboa to Nantong. Surely a sign of good fortune to come for all on board! 22

Anglo-Eastern Annual Manila Seminar “Enhancing knowledge – the first step towards true competence”.
On July 29th, 2010, the Manila office of Anglo-Eastern had its turn at creating an environment of learning and the celebrating of past achievements of the Filipino seafarer. Some 67 Anglo-Eastern officers took time from their hard earned leave to attend this Seminar, held this year at the New World Hotel, Makati. “We are not at these numbers by chance. At Anglo-Eastern, we strive to go beyond the widely accredited standards of ship management, always reviewing performance and never compromising quality”, affirmed Mr. Peter Cremers, CEO, Anglo-Eastern Group, in his opening address. “We now have around 2,000 Filipino seafarers working on-board our vessels, with a projected 2,500, by this time next year” were his next encouraging words. But he quickly reminded the gathering, “Anglo-Eastern requires quality seafarers, to ensure there are no vessel breakdowns; safety on-board is paramount and AngloEastern maintains and will always maintain a zero tolerance policy with regard to environmental damage. We also had a VIP guest speaker, Mrs. Brenda Pimentel, IMO Regional Coordinator, East Asian Sub-Region, who spoke to the Officers regarding the IMO and its relevance to the Filipino seafarer. Capt. Ajay Hazari, Operations and Risk Management Director, gave an informative presentation on Bulk Carrier operational safety while Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Director, Quality Assurance and Training, discussed current QHSE issues, port state control and vetting inspection performance. He announced the introduction of broadband telephone for the crew on board and also announced that Capt. E. Santos would be joining Anglo-Eastern Manila Training from 2nd August 2010 which would be a significant step towards expanding AngloEastern’s training activities in Manila. Mr. Sudhir Bhimani, Anglo-Eastern Group’s Environmental Compliance Manager, spoke about environmental issues, the current inspection regime and legal implications. Attitude is a vital ingredient in all training and for all seafarers in carrying out their

AE Managers and seminar participants in the hotel lobby after the seminar

all the training courses that are being offered in-house. He also highlighted the new Bridge Simulator that has been recently installed. Capt Sialsa announced that from August 2010, new simulator based navigation courses would also be conducted in-house and before the end of the year, Manila Training would be offering the Swedish Club certified MRM course, to our officers, as an in-house course. An Open House Forum gave sea-staff the opportunity to interact with the AESM Managers and provide valuable feedback.

C/E Adonis Alfonso presenting a token of appreciation to the CEO Peter Cremers

Finally, for both guests and officers, there was an evening of cocktails, dinner and live music in store for everyone at the hotel ballroom.
Mr. Peter Cremers replying to a question during the open forum

Mr. Cremers repeatedly emphasised that, “as a Group, we are 100% MARPOL compliant and fully transparent; no cutting corners, no MARPOL violations.” Apart from our CEO, speakers from AE offices in Hong Kong and Singapore discussed different topics with the aim of updating, informing and educating our Filipino Officers.
Summer, 2010

normal duties. Mr Ruel Montenegro, President of Corporate and Career Consultants, facilitated a one and a half hour workshop wherein participants and guests acknowledged the importance of continuous learning. Capt. Greg Sialsa, President and Operations Manager, AECMP, reiterated the importance of learning and urged the sea-staff to make use of

The Officers’ wives, who had been attending their own very exciting seminar, arranged specially for them, finally got together with their husbands. What followed was an evening of relaxation, fun and enjoyment A happy ending, to a very successful and eventful day. Anglo-Eastern Crew Management, Phil Inc. By Capt Deepankar Das
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Boom start to 2010 for Anglo-Eastern
The first 7 months of 2010 saw a steady stream of vessels being taken over into full technical management, with 52 vessels joining and 20 vessels leaving (either due to sales or scrapping) the Anglo-Eastern family. Even more pleasing was the source of these new ships with 42 of the 52 coming from existing clients. The other 10 vessels were from new clients based in the Netherlands (6 ships), Singapore (2 ships), China (1 ship) and Monaco (1 ship). Of the 42 ships from existing clients, over 30 were newbuildings, including tankers, bulkers, ro-ros and container vessels. As CEO, Peter Cremers was happy to point out: “Cradle-to-grave, is the ideal way for us to maximize the life of any ship and allows our proprietary preventive maintenance programme to really show its worth in terms of cost savings.”

Unique adds 2 and names a very special Godmother
The past few months have seen Unique Shipping add two crude/product tanker newbuildings, ‘MT Unique Developer’ and ‘MT Unique Explorer’, to their fleet with Anglo-Eastern. Both vessels were built at the Onomichi shipyard in Japan. In addition to this, Anglo-Eastern was given the honour of Mrs. Myriam Cremers, wife of Group CEO, Peter Cremers, being asked by Unique Shipping to be the lady sponsor of these vessels. Photos of the naming ceremony for the ‘MT Unique Explorer’ are shown right and below! This was a fine way to end the spring term for Anglo-Eastern and Mrs Cremers in particular, who thoroughly enjoyed these special naming ceremonies. We would like to thank the Unique Shipping team once again for this fantastic event!

Mrs Cremers, lady sponsor of the two crude/product tankers, proudly receives a bouquet of flowers at the naming ceremony for the MT Unique Explorer.

Unique Developer : May, 2010

Unique Explorer : July, 2010

The MT Unique Developer, a crude oil/product tanker, taken over by Anglo-Eastern, from the Onomichi Shipyard in Japan – on May 18, 2010. This 47.366 dwt tanker is HK flagged and classed with NK. 24

Mrs Cremers cuts the string to officially name the “Unique Explorer”.

This 50,000 dwt crude/product oil tanker was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at the Onomichi Dockyard, Japan on July 23, 2010, The vessel was flagged with Hong Kong and classed by NK. Summer, 2010

Anglo-Eastern welcomes new owner Synergy Marine, Singapore
Another new owner from Singapore recently brought 2 aframax tankers to Anglo-Eastern for full technical management and we warmly welcome them to our fleet.

Trident Star : February, 2010

Isis : February, 2010

The MT Isis, was taken into the Anglo-Eastern fleet on February 26. Built in 2007 at TSU shipyard, Japan; the vessel is a 116,093 dwt oil tanker and is classed by LR and flies a Panama flag.

Oil tanker, Trident Star, was taken over by Anglo-Eastern, into its management, from Namura Shipyard, Imari, Japan on February 15, 2010. This 105,996 dwt vessel is Panama flagged, classed by ABS.

East Sunrise – new Chinese owner brings Panamax bulker to Anglo-Eastern
We were happy to see yet another Chinese owner, contract with AngloEastern to look after a Panamax bulker newbuilding. Thank you for your confidence and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

C Transport Maritime SAM becomes first owner from Monaco for Anglo-Eastern
More firsts for Anglo-Eastern, as we took over a capesize bulker from a Danish shipyard and welcomed our first ever owner from Monaco, into the Anglo-Eastern family.

East Sunrise 88 : January, 2010

Aquavictory : May, 2010

January 18, 2010 saw Anglo-Eastern take delivery of the 92,500 dwt bulk carrier, from Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, China. Flagged with Hong Kong, it was classed by American Bureau of Shipping. East Sunrise is a new client for Anglo-Eastern, from mainland China. Summer, 2010

The MV Aquavictory was taken over in management by Anglo-Eastern on May 10, 2010 at Fredericia, Denmark. The Liberian flagged 182,000 dwt bulk carrier was built by Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark and classed by RINA. 25

Eagle Bulk add 8 more
Eagle Bulk, one of our more recent owners from the USA, brought a further 8 ships (in addition to the 4 already with us) under Anglo-Eastern’s full technical management service in 2010; starting with 4 takeovers in January, followed by 2 in February and 2 more in July. Thank you Eagle Bulk for your confidence in our people and in our service.

Avocet : February, 2010

Crane : January, 2010

On February 03, 2010, the M.V. Avocet was taken over for management by AngloEastern at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, China. The newbuilding, a 53,348 dwt Supramax BC was flagged Marshall Island and classed by NKK.

Imperial Eagle : February, 2010
The M.V. Crane joined the Anglo-Eastern fleet at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, China on January 12, 2010. The 57,809 dwt Supramax BC was classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies a Marshall Islands flag.

Golden Eagle : January, 2010

On February 16, the MV Imperial Eagle joined AESM fleet at IHI Yokohama Shipyard in Japan. The Marshall Islands flagged 55,989 dwt supramax geared bulk carrier was classed by NKK.

Jay : July, 2010
The MV Golden Eagle was taken over for management under the Hong Kong fleet on January 14 at IHI Chita Yard, Japan. The vessel is a 55,938 dwt supramax geared bulk carrier, classed by NKK and flies a Marshall Islands flag.

Egret Bulker : January, 2010

Jay became part of the Anglo-Eastern managed fleet on July 12, 2010, being taken over at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, China. The 57,802 dwt Supramax BC is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies a Marshall Islands flag. The M.V. Egret Bulker was taken into the Anglo-Eastern fleet on January 15, 2010 at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, China. The newbuilding is a 57,809 dwt bulk carrier and is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies a Marshall Islands flag.

Kingfisher : July, 2010

Thrasher : January, 2010

Built in China at Dayang Shipyard, the MV Thrasher was taken over for management by Anglo-Eastern on January 28, 2010. The vessel is a 53,349 dwt bulk carrier, flies a Marshall Islands flag and classed by NKK. 26

The MV Kingfisher was taken over by Anglo-Eastern for management on July 16, 2010 at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, China. The vessel is a 57,809 dwt Supramax BC and flies a Marshall Islands flag, classed by Lloyd’s Register. Summer, 2010

Genco and Baltic fleets combined, rise to over 20
Another of our major USA clients has also increased his fleet with Anglo-Eastern to over 20 ships, with an additional 6 bulkers between April and July of this year, four of them being newbuildings.

Baltic Leopard : April, 2010

Baltic Jaguar : May, 2010

This 53,446 dwt supramax bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at Qinhuangdao, China on April 08, 2010. Flagged with Marshall Islands, it was classed by Bureau Veritas.

Baltic Panther : April, 2010
Built in 2009 at the Yangzou Dayang shipyard in China, the MV Baltic Jaguar was taken over by Anglo-Eastern on May 14, 2010 at Shanghai, China. The vessel is a 53,446 dwt supramax bulk carrier, flagged with Marshall Islands and classed by Bureau Veritas.

Baltic Cougar : May, 2010

The MV Baltic Panther was taken over for management under the Anglo-Eastern Hong Kong fleet at Haldia, India on April 29, 2010. This 53,446 dwt supramax bulk carrier is Marshall Islands flagged and classed by Bureau Veritas. Supramax bulk carrier, MV Baltic Cougar, was taken over by Anglo-Eastern, into its management from Haldia, India o May 28, 2010. Built in 2009, this 53,446 dwt vessel is Marshall Islands flagged, classed by Bureau Veritas.

Baltic Bear : May, 2010

Genco Ocean : July, 2010

The Baltic Bear joined the Anglo-Eastern fleet (Hong Kong) on May 14, 2010, from This 34,791 dwt handymax geared bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern the Shanghai Jiangnan Chanxing Shipyard, China. The 177,000 dwt capesize bulk management at the Dukpo Yard (SPP Shipyard), South Korea on July 26, 2010. Flagged carrier is classed by ABS, Marshall Islands flagged. with Liberia, it was classed by ABS. Summer, 2010 27

ESHIPS double their fleet with AESM
ESHIPS, Dubai based tanker group, have doubled their fleet of LPG and chemical tankers with Anglo-Eastern, having added 2 chemical tankers and 2 LPG vessels, all newbuildings from Korean shipyards.

Eships Maya : July, 2010

Eships Falcon : March, 2010

On March 31, 2010, the MT Eships Falcon joined the Anglo-Eastern fleet at the SLS Shipyard Tongyeong in South Korea. The Liberian flagged 51,155 dwt Product/ chemical tanker was classed by LR.

On July 02, 2010, Eships Maya came into our management at SLS Shipyard, Korea. This 51,149 dwt product/ chemical carrier is classed by LR and Liberia flagged.

Eships Dana : June, 2010

Eships Shamal : August, 2010

June 03, 2010. Anglo-Eastern Singapore take delivery of the 6,500 cbm LPG carrier, from STX Shipyard, Busan, South Korea. Flagged with Gibraltar, it was classed by DNV.

This 7,879 dwt LPG carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at STX Shipyard in, Busan, Korea on August 02, 2010. Flagged with Gibraltar, it was classed by DNV.

Hope Full consolidates relationship
As one of Anglo-Eastern’s newer clients from China, it was most pleasing to see Hope Full, add a further 3 vessels to its Anglo-Eastern fleet – and all under the Hong Kong flag.

ROSCO Maple : June, 2010

ROSCO Lemon : July, 2010

June 29 2010, saw the ROSCO Maple entering Anglo-Eastern’s managed fleet, being taken over at Sasebo Shipyard, Japan. The 179,995 dwt bulk carrier is Hong Kong flagged and classed by ABS. (Left to Right) : The Master, Capt Ajay Kumar Paliwal; Mr. Cheng Jiang, General Manager of Hope Full; Capt Sun Fei, Broker.

Rosco Poplar : April, 2010
The MV ROSCO Lemon was taken into the Anglo-Eastern fleet on July 21, 2010 at Kisarazu (anchorage), Japan. Built in 2002, the vessel is a 75,746 dwt bulk carrier and is classed by NK and flies a Hong Kong flag. 28 This 82,331 dwt bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at Qinhuangdao anchorage, China on April 07, 2010. Flagged with Hong Kong, it was classed by NKK. Summer, 2010

Bocimar brings total fleet to 17 bulk carriers
Long time client of Anglo-Eastern has been steadily growing its fleet within the Group, with four newbuildings, 3 handysize bulk carriers flagged with Hong Kong and 1 capesize vessel flagged with Belgium.

CMB Edouard : May, 2010

CMB Jialing : April, 2010

CMB Jialing was taken over by Anglo-Eastern (Antwerp) on 26th April 2010 at Nantong COSCO KHI Shipyard, China. The 55,000 MT handy-size bulk carrier is classed by NK, Hong Kong flagged and owned by Bocimar Hong Kong Ltd.

May 11. Anglo-Eastern take delivery of the 32,500 dwt bulk carrier, from Jiangsu Lanbo Shipyard, China. The CMB Edouard is a Hong Kong flagged bulk carrier, classed by ABS.

CMB Weihai : May, 2010

Mineral New York : July, 2010

This 33,718 dwt bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at Samjin Shipbuilding Industries in Weihai, China on May 25, 2010. Flagged with Hong Kong, CMB Weihai was classed by DNV.

On July 23. Anglo-Eastern take over the Mineral New York at Zhoushan Jinhaiwan Shipyard, China. This 154,000 dwt capesize bulk carrier is Belgium flagged, classed by ABS.

AESM Antwerp boosts its fleet with 2 bulk carriers from Cobelfret
Belgian owner, has passed 2 more bulk carriers, Belgian flagged, to AESM Antwerp office, one being a newbuilding from Japan.

Lowlands Opal : April, 2010

Lowlands Patrasche : February, 2010

This 58,790 dwt bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management in Kawasaki, Japan on February 19, 2010. Flagged with Belgium, it was classed by ABS. Summer, 2010

Technical management of this 55,381 dwt bulk carrier was taken over by AngloEastern Antwerp on April 27. Built in 2007 at the Oshima Shipyard and NKK classed, The Lowlands Opal is Belgium flagged. 29

DO Reederei boosts AESM German office with 3 newbuildings
DO Reederei has increased its fleet of containerships to 7, after AngloEastern took over 3 more containerships from Korean shipyards from April to July of this year – including one 7,000 TEU.

MSC England : April, 2010

NYK Cosmos : March, 2010

April 06 Anglo-Eastern take over this 51,668 dwt, 4,132 TEU container vessel, at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is Liberia flagged, classed by DNV.

CMA CGM Flaubert : July, 2010

This 55,483 dwt, 4,132 TEU container vessel was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on March 18. Flagged with Liberia, it was classed by Germanischer Lloyd.

The CMA CGM Flaubert became part of the Anglo-Eastern managed fleet on July 06, 2010, being taken over at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, Korea. The 85,622 dwt / 7,000 TEU container vessel was classed by GL and Liberia flagged.

Phoenix Beauty : February, 2010

Vedika Prem : March, 2010

This 170,000 dwt bulk carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at Sungdong Shipyard in, Korea on February 19, 2010. Flagged with Panama, it was classed by LRS.

George N : February, 2010

The MT Vedika Prem was taken over for management under the India fleet on March 10, 2010 at Singapore Anchorage. The vessel is a 42,253 dwt tanker, classed by IRS & NK and flies an India flag.

CMA CGM Bizet : April, 2010
This 60,000 cbm LPG carrier was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, Ulsan, South Korea on February 27. The George N is a Liberian flagged gas carrier, classed by DNV. 30 This 80,238 dwt, 6,627 TEU container ship was taken over at the Port Said anchorage on April 19, 2010. Built in 2001 at the HHIC Busan Shipyard, Korea and BV classed, the MV CMA CGM Bizet is Liberia flagged. Summer, 2010

Eagle Milan : March, 2010

Fairchem Bogey : June, 2010

March 31, 2010, the MT Eagle Milan entered Anglo-Eastern’s managed fleet, being taken over at the Naikai Shiyard, Setoda, Hiroshima , Japan. The 46,549 dwt crude oil / product tanker is Panama flagged and classed by NK.

June 08, 2010. Anglo-Eastern take over this 25,390 dwt oil/chemical tanker, at Fukuoka Nagasaki Shipyard in Japan. The vessel is Marshall Islands flagged, classed by NKK.

Morning Express : May, 2010

CL Antwerp : July, 2010

On May 25, 2010, Morning Express was taken over by Anglo-Eastern at the Sembawang Shipyard. The 105,578 dwt Oil Tanker was classed by NKK and flies a Panama flag.

Bulk carrier, CL Antwerp, was taken over by Anglo-Eastern, into its management, from the Samjin Shipbuilding Industries, Weihai, China on July 26, 2010. This 33,687 dwt vessel is Hong Kong flagged, classed by DNV.

Renate N : July, 2010

AE gets Dragon Award

The MV Renate N was taken into Anglo-Eastern management at Port Rotterdam on July 05. Flagged with Liberia, this 278,380 dwt VLOC was classed by DNV. Summer, 2010

Shown above, Group Managing Director, Mr Marcel Liedts receiving the Dragon Management Award 2010 for the “Best Performing Ship Management Company in Port State Control Inspections” from the Hong Kong Marine Department’s Mr. Francis Ho, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport Branch) at the Annual Joint Marine Department / HKSOA luncheon. 31

AESM continues to make its mark in Indian Shipping
Capt. Vinay Singh receiving from Sailor Today – “The Creation of Maximum Jobs for Indian Seafarers 2009” award.

their continuous professional development. Anglo-Eastern has won this award on 8 occasions since 2002. Earlier this year, we also won the Creation Of Maximum Job for Seafarers 2009 award, presented on 19th March during the 9th Sailor’s Today Sea Shore Award function. We have achieved this award for the 5th consecutive year.
From left to right, Capt. Neeraj Dhingra, Mr. Vineet Gupta, Mr. Naresh Jagtiani, Capt. Vinay Singh and Capt. Sandeep Sharma with “The Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers 2009” award presented by DG Shipping.

Anglo-Eastern also had three ships nominated for the Gallantry Award for saving life at sea. All of these awards have been achieved with your help, teamwork, dedication and tireless efforts. It is a proud moment for all of us and your contribution is much appreciated. We sincerely thank each one of you and look forward to your continued support.

For 2009, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has again struck gold - winning two major awards in presentations made by Sailor Today and the Indian Government. Firstly, Anglo-Eastern received The Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers award, presented on 5th April 2010, by

the National Maritime Day Celebrations (Central) Committee (DGS). The award was based on the number of ships manned, number of seafarers employed and the growth therein, retention rate, number of trainees inducted, grievances handled, privileges/facilities offered to the seafarers, training courses and seminars conducted for

Hammerfest – where the summer day never ends
The Master and crew of the LPG/C George N recently had a most unusual, but pleasant experience in sailing to the Port of Hammerfest, at the northern most part of Norway. A beautiful port situated in the northern tip of Norway, on the island of Kvaloy at 70 41N 023 36E, it is the northernmost town in Europe and well known as a fishing port, primarily for whale and cod fish. It is a calm peaceful place, with a friendly population of about 9000. Hammerfest is a beautiful place surrounded by fjords and with huge green mountains. In summer, when we were there, the sun never sets. At night 3 o’clock the suns stands right up in the meridian and stays there. The sun remains all day and all night from mid-May to July 29 and then is not seen from November 18 to January 23. The temperature in summer on land is between 5 to 20 degrees celsius where as in winter it is between -20 to -40 degrees celsius. Having just a few months of daylight means that people make the most of it by having various festivals organized. In addition to the local festivals, Hammerfest has majestic reindeers just grazing around the streets, which is very unique. After loading part cargo of Propane in Kaarsto, Norway, the vessel was to load part cargo of LPG mix in Hammerfest. After receiving the pilot through a helicopter on 17th July 10 at highest position of 71 06 N 023 27E , the vessel steamed down south for two hours in fjords with beautiful islands and mountains on either side. The actual Hammerfest LNG plant was on a small island, called Melkoya Island (which is connected to Hammerfest by an underwater tunnel), where all export of LNG is carried out. Every 5th day, an LNG vessel comes for loading and once in a month, there is an LPG vessel which comes to load an LPG Mix. The port stay was about 24 hours. As no one onboard had ever sailed so far north, everybody was very excited, especially as the crew could go ashore and have a good time. For many, this would be the first and last opportunity in their life to reach such a high latitude. On arrival, the CDI inspector boarded the vessel and the Goerge N cleared the inspection with flying colours. The vessel completed cargo operations in a smooth manner and we sailed out on our way to Panama on 18th July 2010. Prakash G Sawardekar/Master LPG/C George N
Summer, 2010

The LPG/C George N visits the beautiful city of Hammerfest, Finnmark County, in the extreme northeast of Norway. 32

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