NEWS
Steel Work on the Way of Completion
05/12/2016
During December we expect the hull of Atlantis Alicante to be finalized and the ballast tank coatings to commence. The superstructure is completed and will be fitted to the hull after launching which is also planned for December, or in terms of shipping, if all goes well. Engine Room outfitting has started, main deck piping is almost completed.
Steel Work on the Way o...
05/12/2016
During December we expect the hull of Atlantis Alicante to be finalized and the ballast tank coatings to commence.
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Armona saves 15 souls
03/12/2016
The Atlantis Armona was en route to Huelva when at 13:50 GMT+1 a refugee boat was spotted 15 nautical miles from the shore-line. At 14:05 GMT+1 the Master of the Armona informed the Spanish coast guard of the position and situation of the sighted vessel.  

Upon receiving the notice, the coastguard (Salvamento Marítimo) sent a helicopter and rescue boat to specified position. It was a dinghy carrying 15 people of African origin. In total the coastguard saved 83 refugees from 4 dinghies that day. All of them were rescued and safely brought to shore.

Pictured is the tweet from Salvamento Marítimo’s official Twitter account thanking the Atlantis Armona for having communicated with the authorities.
Armona saves 15 souls
03/12/2016
Atlantis Armona was en route to Huelva when it spotted a refugee boat carrying 15 African migrants.
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Bringing Resilience to All
29/11/2016
The process of adapting Shell Resilience Trainings to the Company has begun once again! Resilience is an essential part of the zero-incidents and safety oriented initiative “Maritime Partners in Safety” created by Shell and it currently contains 5 different modules. The modules are aimed at “enhancing the ability to cope with pressure and stressful personal or professional events.” Previously, the Company had completed Module 1 and now, led by the one of the new HSEQ Coordinators Eng. Aybars Oruç, the project to complete all five modules has picked up speed with completion of Module 2 anticipated for the first quarter of 2017!  The pictures show a Resilience Module 2 Training session that was conducted with the participation of the CEO, the CTO, a Fleet Master, and shore personnel from the HSEQ, Crewing, Purchasing, and Vetting Departments.
 
Bringing Resilience to ...
29/11/2016
The process of adapting Shell Resilience Trainings to the Company has begun once again! Resilience is an essential part of the zero-inc...
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Successful Tanker Operations
15/11/2016
A truly informative two day conference themed around the commercial, technical and operational aspects that drive the chemical, product and crude tanker sector took place in London!

Andrew Cassels (Director at the OCIMF), Capt. Howard Snaith (GM at CDI), and Stavroula Betsakou (Head of Tanker Research at Howe Robinson) shared their valuable knowledge and ideas with a crowd of enthusiastic listeners at the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference. Networking with the likes of Catrine Vesteren (Business Director at DNV GL) and Warwick Norman of Rightship was also one of the highlights. Discussions were held and memories shared with Alex Kahl (consultant and former UTC’s vetting manager in operations) and Kathi Stenzel (MD of ITOPF), regarding Germany’s past state-of-the-art management. The CEO was seen reminiscing past times with former colleague Volkmar Galke from Winterthur Gas & Diesel, who worked for MAN B&W, then Sulzer and Wartsila; he contributed to much of our knowledge and joy of getting up to speed with the developments of the industry.
 
Pictured is Edwin Lampert (Chairman of the Tanker and Shipping & Trade Conference, Group Managing Editor and host of the conference), and our CEO of Armona Denizcilik, the operator arm of the Atlantis Tankers Group.
 
A big shout-out to Edwin and a special thanks to all of his lovely staff who put their heart and soul into creating an outstanding event.
Successful Tanker Opera...
15/11/2016
Successful Tanker Operations Explained in Two Days:
A truly informative two day conference themed around the commercial, technic...
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Largest Company-Run Seminar Ever!
09/11/2016
The tradition of Company-Run Seminars that began at Armona 3 years ago as a requirement in TMSA Element 3A has exceeded all expectations! Our 6th Company-Run Seminar that took place at the Armona Office on the 8th and 9th of November was the largest and most successful yet with the participation of 25 Senior Officers, 14 Junior Officers, and many crew members and cadets.
 
Following the speeches of our CEO Lorenz Weinstabl and our CTO Semih Falay (The picture shows Captain Semih Falay addressing his welcome to the audience) the program proceeded with insightful presentations by the shore personnel and keynote speakers regarding a wide range of subjects such as the psychology of seafarers, cyber attacks, media-response, legal know-how at sea, and learning from incidents that have occured in the sector.
 
The seminar was not only educational but it also provided an opportunity for the shore personnel to become well acquainted with the company sea farers through a lunch at a famous kebab restaurant in Ortaköy, a night of rakı-balık (rakı-fish) in Beşiktaş, and a pizza party/cocktail hosted in the office.
 
Thank you to everyone who joined!
Largest Company-Run Sem...
09/11/2016
The tradition of Company-Run Seminars that began at Armona 3 years ago as a requirement in TMSA Element 3A has exceeded all expectation...
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More than a Warm Welcome
06/11/2016
It was an impressing welcome, unexpected visit, and truly warm hearted hospitality. Armona’s CEO Lorenz Weinstabl, who had been actively involved during the construction of the Atlantis Antalya in 2005 conducted a surprise visit to the vessels crew and his former new building on November 6th during loading at Holborn Europa Refinery in Hamburg, to exchange experiences, listen to inner feelings, take suggestions and criticism, to express values the companies has, and to explain the principles and procedures that Oil companies have imposed on operators and how these benefit the prospects of the industries goal, which is to avoid the occurrence of incidents, whether personal injuries or environmental damages.
 
Emin Yusuf, the cook, prepared stunning cheesy pastry (poğaça) that fueled the discussions including the intensive and emotional dialogue with the Ratings that revealed what occupied their minds. Mahmut Cengiz, the C/E and his team Mehmet and Yunus presented tiptop machinery spaces and, whether ISPS or protective equipment, all was in place on board.
 
Mustafa Mahir, the Master, is the “Charterers man”. They are full of good words to his and his team’s professionalism and performance  The Master’s team is the operators dream:  motivated officers that have been with Armona since the operator’s first day. Even the Cadet Faruk had joined an Armona Vessel for the third time. Well done!

 
 
More than a Warm Welcome
06/11/2016
It was an impressing welcome, unexpected visit, and truly warm hearted hospitality.
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Clarkson’s Reception in Hamburg
03/11/2016
A wonderful crowd of charterers, brokers and owners connected at the renowned annual Clarkson’s lunchtime/afternoon cocktail at the Ciu Die Bar in Hamburg. During the event Lorenz Weinstabl and his son spoke with brokers and traders while enjoying some drinks and finger food. We would like to thank the co-hosts Jan Aldag (Clarksons Hamburg) and Richard Whittet (Clarkson London) for their fantastic reception.
 
(Picture from right to left):
 
Richard Whittet – Clarksons/MD – Specialized Products
Marlon Weinstabl – Atlantis Tankers/Director
Lucinder Carter - Clarksons/Broker – Specialized Products
Neil Kaemena – Shell International – Products Freight Trader
Lorenz Weinstabl – Armona Denizcilik/CEO
 
Clarkson’s Reception ...
03/11/2016
A wonderful crowd of charterers, brokers and owners connected at the renowned annual Clarkson’s lunchtime/afternoon cocktail at t...
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