Shipowner Hartmann Group has purchased a 2019-built liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carrier from China’s CIMC Sinopacific Offshore, shipbroking sources have reported.The 22,000 cbm resale unit was picked up by the German company for a reported price of USD 45 million.The vessel in question (hull 1030) had previously been ordered by Odfjell Gas Carriers at Sinopacific Offshore. However, Sinopacific Offshore and Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group went bankrupt in 2016, and the Norwegian owner cancelled a total of eight gas carriers.According to information found on the Hartmann Group website, the purchase of the resale ship would bring the total number of LEG carriers in the company’s fleet to 15.
The regular season ended on a sour note Saturday for the Wisconsin women’s hockey after losing 4-2 to Ohio State on Senior Day.It comes as just the third loss for the Badgers this season, who enter the postseason with a 29-3-2 record.Wisconsin found itself in trouble early, falling victim to a 3-point deficit midway through the first period. UW made it interesting late in the third period when senior forward Carolyne Pr?vost cut the Buckeye lead to one, but the Badgers weren’t able to complete the comeback.“We dug ourselves a hole really quickly, and if anything, I think we’re extremely proud of our perseverance throughout the game and being able to dig ourselves back out, but unfortunately we ran out of time,” forward Hilary Knight said.The Badgers pulled goalie Alex Rigsby for the game’s final 21 seconds, but a turnover in the neutral zone resulted in an empty net goal for Ohio State, ending any chance of a last second comeback for Wisconsin.UW struggled to produce numbers offensively, despite having seven more shots on goal than Ohio State. The Buckeyes played tough defensively, and particularly well in the neutral zone where they disrupted many fast break opportunities.The Badgers remained positive after a rare defeat and didn’t hang their heads over the loss because they were proud of the way they fought back from a large deficit.“We had a good effort coming back,” senior forward Brooke Ammerman said. “At least we gave ourselves an opportunity to tie the game and maybe win it. So that’s one of the bright sides, that we did come back and we did put a couple in the net, but we do have to realize that we can’t go down 3-0.”It’s a difficult end to the regular season for the Badgers, but they remain focused on the road ahead.“I mean it sucks, but there’s nothing you can do about it now,” Ammerman said. “You just move on to the playoffs and hopefully we’ll get the job done there.”Knight remained more upbeat after the loss and believes it will help the team in the playoffs. No team enjoys losing, but it may be beneficial in refocusing the team.“I think it’s great that we lost,” Knight said. “I mean, I hate losing but I think it really refocuses us. It’s hard to come back from a loss and then come work hard on Monday, but I know our team will do that. You know, I think it also instills the feeling that nothing is for granted from now on and we really have to come out in the first five minutes and not get down.”Saturday’s loss came as a slight surprise, considering the Badgers had only lost two games in 33 contests and defeated the Buckeyes by a 7-1 score on Friday afternoon. That win made Wisconsin outright WCHA regular season champions for the fourth time in seven years.Knight enjoys the WCHA crown, but thinks about the bigger picture heading into her final postseason as a Badger.“Last night I was reflecting on my entire career here and how it’s game-by-game now,” Knight said. “It’s scary but I think I’ve had a wonderful four years here, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to go forward with.”Head coach Mark Johnson emphasizes moving forward after this weekend and learning from mistakes. He will have his team focus on just one weekend at a time, starting with next weekend’s WCHA playoffs.“It’s a lesson learned and you put it in the back of your mind, you put it in your back pocket and you move forward,” Johnson said. “It was a good season. You know, you never want to lose a game, especially on Senior Day, but you know it’s spilled milk right now. It’s over with and you move forward and get ready for next weekend’s playoff series.”
Almost €40,000 has been raised after another terrific Lord of the Rings white-collar boxing night organised by Letterkenny Rugby Club and Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.More than 1,200 people turned up at the gala night at the Silver Tassie Hotel to see 32 brave boxers give it their all. Co-organisers Brian Gribbon and Boyd Robinson said they had never expected Friday night’s event would match the inaugural even last year – but it did!“It’s hard to believe we all pulled it off again – but we did. It was a terrific night and tribute has to go firstly to the 32 boxers who gave up their time for the past two months for the event.“From the first fight it was a terrific night and I think anyone who was there will agree it was more than value for money. It was a great occasion,” said the lads.They also paid huge tribute to boxing coaches Danny Ryan, Brendan Ryan and Tommy Stewart who gave up their time to help all the participants. It was hard to single out a fight of the night but many thought the match between Highland Radio’s Kevin Collins and Padraig Breslin from Falcarragh was a breath-taking affair from start to finish.Another bruising encounter was between another Highland Radio man Barry White and John Curran.Brian Gribbon said he is hopeful they can raise around the same money as last year for both charities.“All the money is not in yet but we would be hopeful of raising the same kind of money as last year.“It was a terrific night and it was great to work alongside Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital again.“I don’t think there’s any question we can give it another go again next year,” he said. Indeed Mr Gribbon and his co-organiser Mr Robinson both had a bruising encounter themselves when they were coaxed into a hastily arranged ‘grudge’ match during he interval.But when it became obvious it was hard to land a punch wearing sumo wrestling suits, it was decided a dance-off was the only way to find a clear-cut winner.Needless to say chances of either receiving invitations to join a Strictly Come Dancing charity event are remote.The night was ended in perfect fashion when well-known singer and boxer on the night Karol Harvey led the other 31 boxers in an emotional version of the national anthem. “We couldn’t have ended the night on a more perfect note. I was very proud to be part of it,” said Brian Gribbon.EndsDDTV VIDEO: WHITE COLLAR BOXING RAISES ALMOST €40,000 AFTER KNOCK-OUT NIGHT was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)