Xin Yuan Ocean Orders Tanker from Compatriot Shipyard

first_imgzoom China-based shipowner Xin Yuan Ocean has opted to order a small dirty tanker, with an option for another vessel of the same kind, from a compatriot shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the company placed the order for the new ship on June 7.The vessel in question will feature 7,500 dwt and is expected to join its owner in 2018, while its sister ship, if ordered, would be delivered in 2019.Although the financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, VesselsValue informed that the ships have a combined market value of around USD 22 million.Xin Yuan Ocean currently operates one small dirty tanker, the 8,000 dwt Rostella. Built by China’s Quingshan Shipyard, the vessel, which has a market value of USD 17.8 million, was delivered to the company in April 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Man vs Wild No eating of grubs in episode featuring PM Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Although Man vs Wild presenter Bear Grylls is often seen eating weird insects and animals, which are otherwise considered unpalatable, there will be “no eating of grubs” in the episode which features Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Talking to news agency ANI, Grylls said, “PM (Modi) is vegetarian, so there was going to be no eating of grubs or anything.”Grylls also made it clear that it is not necessary to feed upon wild animals or insects to survive in wild, varieties of herbs and fruits can do the work and since PM had spent his early days in the wild, he was quite comfortable with that. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “In the wild, you can survive very well off berries, roots, plants and certainly, PM spent his younger years in the wild, so he was very comfortable with that,” he said.Grylls also said Modi was “very calm” during filming. “Whatever we were doing, he was very calm. That was cool to see… What shone bright for me was his humility,” he said. “PM Modi is a man who cares deeply about the environment. That is why he came on this journey with me. He has actually spent time in the jungle as a younger man and I was surprised how comfortable he was out there and how calm he was,” he added, reported ANI. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Modi is all set to appear on a special episode of the popular wildlife show with Grylls at 9 pm on August 12 on Discovery India. They will be seen spending time in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. Grylls said that the global broadcast will see the “unknown side of PM Modi” as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation. In a clip released earlier by the makers, Grylls could be seen talking to PM Modi about the dangers of spending time in a wildlife area and how he has to keep ‘the most important man in India’ safe.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more