SVITZER WARUNDA

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SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by JHAVER » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:19 pm

former HAI GANG 108

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Nick Smith » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:37 am

She is now on her way down the NSW Coast.

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Nick Smith » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:06 am

She is now in the Port of Newcastle.

Pic is here.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/pho ... id=2161546

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Merlion » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:34 am

SVITZER WARREGO is following, due Newcastle NSW on 1/1/2015.

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Post by Henk » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:51 pm

SVITZER WARUNDA
2014 -
Svitzer Australasia Pty.Ltd. (Svitzer A/S) - Kingstown; in December 2014 Sydney; 31-12-2015 Svitzer Middle East Ltd. - Kingstown
Delivered 28-11-2007 by Shanghai Harbour Fuxing Shipping Services Co. - Shanghai/Sanlin (FXSL200643)
29,50 x 27,60 x 11,20 x x 5,40 m
350 grt;
J.8.B-5121 / J.8.B-5398
IMO 8668250; MMSI 375408000
2x 4SA 6 cilinder Yanmar type 6EY26 each connected to a Voith Schneider propeller
5.400 bhp; 3.680 kW
56 tons BP
In the fleet 24-07-2014 named HAI GANG 108 from China Government Shanghai Port Authority - Shanghai
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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by JHAVER » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:17 pm

Svitzer Warunda for Svitzer Newcastle
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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Nick Smith » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:48 am

Svitzer Warunda has now been removed from service due to asbestos.

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Post by Henk » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:55 pm

Nick Smith wrote:Svitzer Warunda has now been removed from service due to asbestos.
Good advertising for the yard!
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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Nick Smith » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:14 pm

It came from the MUA.

Svitzer has removed two of its nine Newcastle tugs from service after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) reports.

The MUA said both vessels were certified as being clear of asbestos before they sailed to Australia.

The union’s assistant national secretary, Ian Bray, said the asbestos was contained in electrical wiring and had led the union to take a ”closer look” at Svitzer vessels in other Australian ports.

Svitzer has confirmed asbestos in one vessel, the Warunda, and inspections are under way in its sister ship, the Warrego.

Bray said concerns were raised after an asbestos-free certificate for one of Svitzer’s tugs said it had been inspected in Brisbane on a day the union knew it was in Bowen, more than 1,000 kilometres north.

Svitzer Australia’s communications manager, Jeff Singleton, said the tugs had been imported, second-hand, from China because there was ”no recognised” Australian tug-building industry.

Singleton released four inspection reports showing more than 1,000 asbestos gaskets and varying amounts of asbestos lagging, or pipe insulation, had been taken from each ship before leaving China.

The certificates show the work was done in stages between July and September last year in a Shanghai shipyard.

Both vessels came back with clear results when tested in China for airborne asbestos in their engine rooms.

Singleton said the company did not know what the union was referring to with the Brisbane test results.

He said an electrician preparing the Warunda for service had suspected asbestos was present in some wiring he cut, and this was confirmed by testing.

According to Singleton all of the Warunda’s wiring was being replaced, and inspections were taking place on the Warrego to see if similar work was needed.

He said Svitzer had kept the relevant authorities and regulators fully informed and would pay for health checks for any employees who worked on either vessel.

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by Merlion » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:43 am

Not so good advertising for the Svitzer staff that approved the acquisition.

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by JHAVER » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Strange for a boat which was build in 2007. I thought asbestos was banned from 1993 worldwide.

But if you see where she was build ; China ...... I assume Europe transported the asbestos to China ??

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Re: SVITZER WARUNDA

Post by TonyAllard » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:57 am

very good answer Jhaver,

Abestos is outlawed mostly everywhere, yet products in china and some other countries, seem to not have very good regulation and asbestos seems to appear in cheaply made products, and products where quality control is not very good.

just done a quick google search and have come up with this.

have a look at this article, its a few years old
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10685397

Unions are alarmed at the ­potential harm to consumers and workers, with examples of asbestos recently found in cheap plasterboard from China — a recipe for disaster for plasterers — gaskets, trains, mining equipment and other vehicles.

While virtually all the Western world has shunned asbestos in recent years, China and Russia have failed to act meaningfully against the product, which is linked with long and painful respiratory diseases believed to have killed hundreds of thousands of people.


and this article,
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nationa ... 7234672890

i am not surprised at these findings as Health and Safety are not big concerns in china, i was talking to a chinese man called david, and he told me its common to hear of a mining explosion or an accident.

long term good health is the most important thing, i strongly think health of consumers is often overlooked by these manufacturing companies for cheaper materials to cut costs and make more profit.

Tony.

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