Technip charters ‘Polar Onyx’ for Angola ops

first_imgGC Rieber Shipping has secured a time charter agreement with Technip Angola for the SURF vessel Polar Onyx. The vessel will conduct SURF and construction duties in Angola. The charter starts prompt and lasts for up to two months.GC Rieber noted that the charter is in direct continuation from the previous charter in UK sector where the vessel worked for the marine solutions and specialist engineering service provider James Fisher Marine Services.“This is an interesting contract for us where the operational capabilities of the vessel and her equipment get fully utilized. Technip’s strong presence in West Africa makes the contract strategically important to us, and we look forward to cooperating with them also in this region,” says CEO Irene Waage Basili.The SX121 designed offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx was delivered in March 2014 from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is designed to operate in the SURF/Construction/IRM markets, with high capacity for flexible pipe loads.last_img read more

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INSIDE AFCON 2019: Rohr Calls Nigeria Underdogs Ahead of Cameroon Clash (AUDIO)

first_imgALEXANDRIA – Nigeria’s loss to Madagascar in the group stage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations means the Super Eagles go into Saturday’s Round of 16 encounter against defending champions and bitter rivals Cameroon as underdogs according to Nigeria’s head coach Gernot Rohr.The Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions will renew their storied and long-running rivalry at the Cup of Nations for the first time in nineteen years at the Alexandria Stadium tomorrow as they jostle for a place in the quarter-finals.And while Nigeria were 2-1 winners in their quarter-final clash in 2004 when Cameroon were defending champions as they are now, Rohr said, while speaking at the pre-match conference ahead of the match, that the loss to Madagascar might have taught his players “humility” but Cameroon who are unbeaten and are yet to concede in the tournament must be viewed as favourites.Download audio“The positive thing about the loss to Madagascar is that it’s a lesson in humility because sometimes it’s very good for everybody to have it. For the player, for the staff, for the officials, for the fans. And also, I think after this match [against Madagascar], we are not really the favorites for the match of tomorrow.”Notwithstanding Nigeria’s less than ideal end to the group stage, Rohr said the five-day gap before the clash against the Indomitable Lions means his side has been able to fully research tomorrow’s opponents with the players.And with the players fully rested and perfectly prepared, Rohr says his players must show “fighting spirit” and must use tomorrow’s encounter to “make Nigerians proud” and show against Cameroon that the loss to Madagascar was “an accident”.Download audio“It’s a great football match for us and for everybody and we are happy to be qualified for the second round, and of course Cameroon are one of the best sides in this AFCON and it could be a final but its already a match of Round of 16 and we are preparing it very well,” Rohr said.“We had the time this week to recover very well, to have good training sessions and also to hold some good meetings with the players and to see how this good Cameroon team are playing.“Now the moment is come tomorrow to show Nigerians that the last match was an accident and our team hasn’t lost its football and it’s a very exciting game all the players must be happy to play such a game.“I told them yesterday that they should be happy to play this match for us and they have to enjoy playing these great matches. I want to see fun, fighting spirit because now a new tournament is beginning and each match is so important that I’m sure we will give all that we can give make Nigeria proud.”Relatedlast_img read more

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Former President George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU

first_imgABC News(HOUSTON) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush and his wife at a Houston hospital said on Monday the former president is out of the ICU, and the former first lady has been discharged.George Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Jan. 14 after exhibiting shortness of breath, and has been treated for pneumonia in the intensive care unit during his stay.Barbara Bush, 91, entered the same hospital Wednesday with bronchitis. President and Mrs @GeorgeHWBush thank their fellow Americans and friends from around the world for their prayers and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/PhpXXGKl6p— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) January 23, 2017Drs. Amy Mynderse and Clint Doerr, who have been treating the Bushes, answered reporters’ questions about their medical treatment Monday morning.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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