Hull 2477, currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard, is planned for delivery in April 2020 Image: MGM owner John Angelicoussis and Excelerate Managing Director and President Steven Kobos sign the agreement. Photo: courtesy of Excelerate Energy. US-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Excelerate Energy has signed a five-year bareboat charter agreement (BBC) with Maran Gas Maritime for the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), Hull 2477.Under the terms of the BBC contract, Excelerate will have the option to purchase Hull 2477.Hull 2477 is currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard and is planned for delivery in April 2020.Excelerate owner George Kaiser said: “We are pleased for Excelerate to enter into this transaction with MGM, a leading provider in LNG world shipping.“MGM’s growing fleet is a testament to John Angelicoussis’ vision and commitment to the LNG industry.”Hull 2477 will have a storage capacity of 173,400m³The Hull 2477 vessel will have a storage capacity of 173,400m³ and will be capable of operating as an FSRU and a fully tradable LNG carrier.MGM owner John Angelicoussis said: “We believe this transaction leverages the strengths of both our companies.“Excelerate are market leaders in the FSRU space and we are delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate thereby securing a productive future for this state-of-the-art FSRU.”Hull 2477 will join Excelerate’s fleet of nine FSRUs, all built by DSME, and will serve Excelerate’s portfolio of regasification customers.Excelerate Technical Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Excelerate, will provide ship management for the vessel.In August 2018, Excelerate Energy Bangladesh commissioned Bangladesh’s first-ever LNG import facility in the form of the $179.5m Moheshkhali Floating LNG (MLNG) terminal.The MLNG terminal, built by the Bangladesh subsidiary of Excelerate Energy, is located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal.Excelerate provides innovative floating LNG solutions and integrated services along the entire LNG value chain with an objective of delivering rapid-to-market and reliable LNG solutions to customers. It also offers a full range of floating regasification services from FSRU to infrastructure development to LNG supply.
November 14, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today American Hospital Ship to Support Philippines American Hospital Ship to Support Philippines Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.Berthed in San Diego, USNS Mercy has been in a reduced operating status, which is normal for a hospital ship. Harris’ activation order accelerates Mercy’s ability to attain full operating status to include moving necessary personnel and equipment to the ship.If ordered to deploy, Mercy would get underway in the next several days and could arrive in the Philippines sometime in December, joining other U.S. Pacific Fleet units already supporting Operation Damayan.On Nov. 11 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and her escort ships to depart early from a liberty port in Hong Kong and make best possible speed for the Philippines. George Washington, USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USNS Yukon (T-AO-202) will arrive off the coast of the Philippines the evening of Nov. 14 local time.U.S. Pacific Fleet ships already operating in the Western Pacific were also immediately diverted. USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), and USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) are now on station and coordinating with the Philippine government. The U.S. Navy also has P-3 maritime aircraft already supporting the disaster relief effort led by the Government of the Philippines.The amphibious ships USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Germantown (LSD 42) are departing Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 14 local time. After picking up Marines, equipment and relief supplies in Okinawa, the two ships will arrive at the Philippines in approximately one week. USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) are also heading to the Philippines.This collection of ships and their complement of aircraft, to include much-needed helicopters, will provide food and water, the capability to move relief supplies to isolated areas, and to help move the badly injured for medical care.The U.S. Navy persistently trains with numerous Pacific nations and military units, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to prepare for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. In 2012, Mercy participated in the annual Pacific Partnership mission, which included working with Philippine authorities in the vicinity of Tacloban, the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Because of the long-standing partnership between the two nations, the U.S., working through the Philippine government, is able to rapidly respond with critically needed capabilities and supplies in times of crisis.The role of U.S. military forces during any foreign humanitarian assistance event is to rapidly respond to host nations’ requests for support to help mitigate human suffering, prevent further loss of life and mitigate property damage. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team has a particularly successful history of working with international relief organizations and host nations to respond to natural disasters.Operation Damayan is part of the broader U.S. Government effort to support the Government of the Philippines’s request for humanitarian assistance. This joint team effort includes coordination by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, in constant consultation with Philippine authorities. To date, Philippine and U.S. personnel have transported more than 107,000 pounds of relief supplies.[mappress]Press Release, November 14, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article
• Rasmussen ranked cheapest place to buy a home in Townsville Principal at Elite Properties Townsville Glenda Worrall has recently put this block of land under contract at 29 Springside Terrace in Fairfield Waters.REAL estate agents are beginning to see green shoots in Idalia’s property market post-floods with demand ramping up in the area.Principal at Elite Properties Townsville Glenda Worrall, whose target markets are Idalia and Annandale, has put two blocks of land under contract in Idalia in the past three weeks. “I think people are getting in while the market is low and they can see Idalia bouncing back to life with strong business confidence in the area,” Ms Worrall said. “What happened with the floods was a one-in-500-year event and people still want to live on the lake and have that aspect.“It’s similar to what happened in Brisbane with the floods there – it really didn’t end up affecting the values of those areas.” RELATED>>> • Investors buy up with Townsville City apartments the cheapest in over a decade It is understood that one of the lakefront blocks Ms Worrall put under contract is due to settle for over $450,000 and was snapped up after being listed on the market for one day. The other block of land that was put under contract about three weeks ago was listed for $289,000.Ms Worrall said the overall property market in Townsville had been more active over recent weeks. “I’ve sold three properties in the last week and that’s unheard of in this market,” Ms Worrall said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I’m also seeing triple the amount of people coming through open homes.“Buyers seem to have a thirst for properties that are well presented.”REIQ regional director and principal at Keyes and Co Property, Damien Keyes, said Idalia offered the same opportunities as always and more with the third stage of Fairfield Central to open this Saturday.“Buyers are definitely still interested in Idalia and they’ve been going out to have a good look at the few properties that are on the market,” Mr Keyes said. “It’s still the great suburb it always was and buyers aren’t ruling it out at all, especially with the next stage opening of Fairfield Central and Otto’s (Fresh Food Market) at the Precinct. “There hasn’t been a huge amount of options for buyers in the area post-floods but more are coming on the market and I think we will definitely continue to see an increase in sales in the suburb leading up to Christmas.”Agent at Ray White Townsville Ray Daniels sold a two-bedroom unit at the Sanctuary Apartments complex in Idalia for $182,000 in July and said demand had been high.“There is definitely no shortage of interest in that complex,” Mr Daniels said. • Cleaning business Easy Vacate embroiled in cash dust-up
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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Nancy Staley · 268 weeks ago I enjoyed reading about how well the swim team, as individuals and as a team, is doing this year. Thank you for explaining the differences in the two course lengths and how that may affect qualifying for District. Good job, Sailfish! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down No one special · 268 weeks ago Way to go Travis! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Vickie Ricke · 268 weeks ago Congratulations, Jensen! Great accomplishment, and best wishes for many more “broken records” ahead! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jennifer Bonham · 268 weeks ago Way to go Jensen!!! You’ve had your eye set on beating Aurora and Savanna’s records from day ONE and you’ve done it!!! You’ve officially booted the second Bonham girl out of the Wellington Swim Team Records. 🙂 We’re so proud of you!! Your hard work and determination has totally paid off. Congratulations! Report Reply 1 reply · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 268 weeks ago Jennifer, I gave you a thumbs up on your comment. That was classy. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down bina72003 22p · 268 weeks ago Super proud of you Travis! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Carol Hadorn · 268 weeks ago Bliss, you do an excellent job of reporting the team results. Congratulations to all of the swimmers! Your hard work is showing in the times. Keep up the good work. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kimberly Langford · 268 weeks ago Very nice article! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Jensen Lynnes breaks Sailfish record in 50 freestyle.By Bliss Baird, Wellington swim team correspondent â€” Records are a bit like time capsules. They wait, buried somewhere deep in computer systems or languishing in files until, suddenly, one is broken. Then, the entire list is catapulted into the light and poured over meticulously by wide-eyed, aspiring young athletes.The names represent swimmers who set goals and attended practices and raced hard and did not give up and, finally, left their mark on their team. The list with its patchwork of names and dates testifies that any young swimmer can follow in their footsteps or â€“ should I say â€“ can surpass their splash.Jensen Lynnes, daughter of Chad and Jenoa Lynnes of Wellington, went into the Winfield meet last Tuesday with her sights set on the Wellington swim team record books. By the end, she had added her own page. Despite being the only ten and under swimmer in a heat of eleven and twelve year-olds, Lynnes entered the 50 Free with the top seed and won handily.Better yet, she shaved over a second off her time. Best of all, Lynnes seized the team record for the 9-10 girls age-group, previously set by Savanna Bonham in July of 2009. Lynnes already holds four long course and five short course team records, and she is not the only current swim team member to have earned a spot in the record books. Swimmers Marisa Black and Chance Hamel, Coaches Lyndsie Oathout and Devin McCue, and yours truly hold records.Achieving a team record rarely happens all at once. Many Wellington swimmers took steps towards this goal through personal records, the fancy title for best times. Eliesse McComb cut the most time in a single race: 1 minute 22 seconds on her 100 Free. Despite losing her goggles, Emberly Gonzalez cut 1 minute 5 seconds in an electrifying 100 Free. While an improvement of that magnitude is remarkable at any age, it is extremely rare for an older swimmer. Gonzalez did not stop there, though, cutting just under twenty seconds on her 200 IM for the greatest sum of the night. Travis Cody, Rogan Wetta, Ashlyn Sowersby, Derick Kotchavar, Makenna Wylie, Mya Sowersby, Alec Gonzalez, Colin Green, Aidan Young, and Averie Burns also cut ten or more seconds from one of their races. Cody even achieved the double-digit distinction in all his individual events!Tuesdayâ€™s meet was notable for another reason. Winfield is a long course pool, the first Wellington has encountered this season. The 50 meter design (long course meter or LCM) is preferred by USA Swimming for the summer season and required for most elite meets (including the Olympics), but it is not always swimmersâ€™ favorite. Wellingtonâ€™s home pool is 25 meters (short course meters or SCM), which looks far less intimidating and allows twice as many turns. Because it is very difficult to train for long course meets in a short course pool, racing long course is a challenging transition no matter a swimmerâ€™s ability or experience. However, adjusting is crucial to end-of-season success since League Finals, Districts, and Championships are all swam on 50 m pools.Previous District qualifiers Chance Hamel, Jensen Lynnes, and Jordan Thompson took advantage of the opportunity to dramatically improve their seeds by achieving Districtâ€™s LCM time standard. Missouri Valley has created different time standards for long course and short course pools and gives preference to long course qualifiers.For example, if Swimmer A secures an LCM qualifying time and Swimmer B gains an SCM qualifying time, Swimmer A will be placed in a faster heat than Swimmer B at Districts even if A barely snuck in by 0.01 seconds and B crushed the time standard by twenty. Lynnesâ€™ record-breaking 50 Free also earned her another event at Missouri Valley Championships.This weekâ€™s top finishers were:Seth Brown (Second â€“ 13-14 Boys 200 Free)Travis Cody (First â€“ 9-10 Boys 50 Fly)Rose Dickinson (Second â€“ 13-14 Girls 200 Free; Third â€“ 50 Free)Kage Farley (Third â€“ 9-10 Boys 50 Free)Alec Gonzalez (Third â€“ 9-10 Boys 50 Back)Emberly Gonzalez (Second â€“ 13-14 Girls 50 Free; Second â€“ 200 IM)Cat Green (Second â€“ 15-18 Girls 200 Free)Colin Green (First â€“ 11-12 Boys 50 Breast; Second â€“ 100 Free)Chance Hamel (First â€“ 13-14 Boys 50 Free; Second â€“ 100 Breast; Second â€“ 200 IM)Derick Kotchavar (Second â€“ 13-14 Boys 100 Free; Third â€“ 50 Free; Third â€“ 100 Back)Dakota Lynnes (Third â€“ 13-14 Boys 100 Free; Third â€“ 200 IM)Jensen Lynnes (First â€“ 9-10 Girls 50 Free; First â€“ 50 Back; First 200 IM)Quinn McCue (First â€“ 13-14 Boys 400 Free; Second â€“ 50 Free; Second â€“ 100 Fly)Ashlyn Sowersby (Third â€“ 9-10 Girls 50 Back; Third â€“ 50 Breast)Jordan Thompson (Third â€“ 15-18 Girls 50 Free; Third â€“ 100 Back; Third â€“ 100 Free)Alexis Tracy (Third â€“ 13-14 Girls 100 Breast)Teylin Wartick (Third â€“ 9-10 Girls 100 Free)Maddox Wylie (Second â€“ 9-10 Boys 50 Breast)Aidan Young (First â€“ 11-12 Boys 200 IM; Second â€“ 50 Free)Aurora Young (Second â€“ 9-10 Girls 100 Free)Terrell Zani (Third â€“ 15-18 Boys 50 Free)Averie Burns, Ashlyn Sowersby, Aurora Young, and Jensen Lynnes (First â€“ 9-10 Girls 200 Free Relay)Follow us on Twitter.