NEWS
Meral Güney’s 20th Anniversary in Armona Family
01/12/2020
We wish to congratulate you on your 20th anniversary in Armona family and would like to thank you for your valuable contributions during this period.
We are appreciative of the dedication showed by you in your work and wish you continued success.
We do hope to spend many more beautiful years together with health, happiness, peace and prosperity.
 
With love and respect,
 
Armona Denizcilik A.Ş
Meral Güney’s 20th A...
01/12/2020
We wish to congratulate you on your 20th anniversary in Armona family and would like to thank you for your valuable contributions durin...
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Shining like the Sun
23/10/2020
Atlantis Almeria (Gross Tonnage: 4,263 | IMO2 Chemical/Oil Tanker) was here in Tuzla / Istanbul for her second Class Special Survey Period with RINA as she is 10 years old already and the first thing we, as technical managers of our good lady, had to do, was to repair and paint the cargo tanks as a general rule and acceptance as well. In addition to this, we have already completed the following major engine overhauls such as main engine, diesel generators, oil fired boilers, diesel and oil separators (purifiers), anchor windlass and mooring winches, cargo plant systems and so on which we have been also performing during the spot repairs on the cargo tanks coated with Marineline.
 
After the above mentioned works completed she was accordingly drydocked (floating dock) at last to be able to finish the measurements after withdrawing of both Controllable Pitch Propeller and Rudder within the scope of the special survey and in parallel with these measurements and inspections as well we had applied a Hempel Hempaguard X7 Anti-fouling Paint once again as a third consequtive X7 silicone ship at the same time. Just to be more specific, It provides smooth, low surface energy, repellent surface with unique fouling control properties. These characteristics allow for high fuel savings potential (plus approx. one nautical mile per hour speed increase when compared to the sailing period before the drydock) and are especially suitable for vessels operating with long idle periods or in warm waters also.
 
In the light of above, we do see that our good lady is now even faster than the seatrial tests at the end of her new-building stage around 10 years ago by referring to the last two X7 painted ships last year (firstly Antibes 5800 dwt and secondly Andaman 6400 dwt) at the same time.
 
Shining like the Sun
23/10/2020
Atlantis Almeria (Gross Tonnage: 4,263 | IMO2 Chemical/Oil Tanker) was here in Tuzla / Istanbul for h...
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Applying ActiGuard® technology
16/10/2020
The propeller of Atlantis Almeria will be painted with a  high solids, advanced fouling defence coating based on ActiGuard® technology which utilizes the added effect of advanced hydrogel silicone and an efficient fouling preventing biocide. This will boost the antifouling barrier and prolongs the fouling free period.
 
The preparations till here were intensive. The Propeller shaft including the hub and blades was removed from the ship, completely dismantled in a workshop, checked for wear and overhauled  whereby all sealings were renewed. In the workshop the blades were grinded with sandpaper. After refitting to the ship the blades are being sanded with a special grid that is produced from walnut shell. This grid creates a surface that is ideal for adhesion of the epoxy layer that will carry the antifouling coating.
 
Applying ActiGuard® te...
16/10/2020
The propeller of Atlantis Almeria will be painted with a high solids, advanced fouling defence coating based on ActiGuard® technolo...
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CEO Visits Reaching New Heights
13/10/2020
In the middle of the Atlantic, in an archipelago between Guinea and Brazil, our CEO Lorenz Weinstabl and Training Superintendent Menduh Aydin had awaited the Atlantis Aldabra to arrive from Europe. The Royal Dutch Shell-related Leadership & Safety visit was conducted after all on-board crew and visitors took a fresh Covid-19 PCR test, thus allowing for a mask-free setting. The visit was of great significance as the entire crew will be off signing in the coming days to be replaced by new crew members...
 
Sidenote: since March 2020 and due to the Corona pandemic, Armona chose to prohibit their seafarers from leaving their vessel for shore visits.
 
CEO Visits Reaching New...
13/10/2020
In the middle of the Atlantic, in an archipelago between Guinea and Brazil, our CEO Lorenz Weinstabl and Training Superintendent Menduh...
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Hull Condition after 5 years
13/10/2020
Almeria entered the bay of Tuzla for her 2nd special survey on August 22th. The antifouling has preserved the hull’s condition for the 5 years period very well. The propeller blades and hub have set on barnacles, which is very normal, the growth occurred within 26 months, which was when we had last grinded the blades with a diver underwater. Propeller blades that have barnacle growth reduce the efficiency of the propeller considerably, as their resistance increases created by turbulences the rough barnacle surface produces, which are result in a pure energy loss. For the first time in our history, we will paint a propeller during this docking, to test if we can achieve to prevent growth until the next docking in five years and thereby save energy and contribute to less emissions.  
 
Hull Condition after 5 ...
13/10/2020
Almeria entered the bay of Tuzla for her 2nd special survey on August 22th. The antifouling has preserved the hull’s condition fo...
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Woman Empowerment - Interview with Irem Captain
12/10/2020
1. Bizlere biraz kendinizden bahsedip hem eğitim hem de iş hayatınızın bugüne kadar nasıl ilerlediğini anlatır mısınız?

Eğitim hayatım biraz rastlantı olarak başladı aslında, liseden beri bu mesleğin içindeyim. Ortaköy Denizcilik'i seçmem tamamen bir tavsiye ve gençlik hevesi ile oldu. Lise tercih döneminde annemle birlikte bir kafede konuşuyorduk. Yan masadan bir amca konuşmamızı duyup niye Ortaköy Denizcilik'i yazmıyorsun yeri de güzel meslek de güzel parası da güzel diyince biraz araştırdım dedim ki neden olmasın denizi de seviyorum sonuçta. Hiç bir bilgim yoktu ilk başta ama sonradan farkettim ki; mesleği, denizde olmayı gerçekten seviyorum. Devamı da Piri Reis Üniversitesi ile geldi.  İş hayatımsa asıl olarak Armona Denizcilik ile başlıyor. Denizciğin hem kara hem deniz ayağını gördüğüm ve deneyimlediğim yer burası oldu.

Could you tell us about yourself and how your education and professional life in Maritime came to be?

Actually, my education life in Maritime began as a coincidence. I entered this profession in high school, and the decision to attend Ortaköy Maritime High School  was derived from good advice and young ambition. During the period in which I had to choose a high school, I was at a cafe with my mother and a man heard our discussion and asked "Why  don't you choose Ortaköy Maritime High School? The location is good and profit is good." After he said this, I said to myself "Why not?”. Essentially I love the sea. At the beginning, I didn't have any information about this profession but later on I came to the realisation that I truly loved being at sea. I continued my education at Piri Reis University. My work life began with Armona Denizcilik. It was the place where I saw and experienced both the shore and sea side.


2. Denizciliği seçmendeki en büyük pay nedir?

Denizciliğe devam etmemdeki en büyük etken aslında sabah 8 akşam 5 bir işte çalışmak ve hergün aynı trafiği çekip akşam televizyon karşısında uyuklamak istemememden kaynaklanıyor. Karada kalmanın kendine has dertleri var, ben denizin dertlerini tercih ettim.

What had the biggest impact on your decision to work in Maritime?

The primary reason I chose to be a seafarer was that I didn't want to work a typical 8a.m. to 5p.m job, to deal with the exhaustive daily traffic and to fall asleep in front of the TV every evening. Working at shore has its issues, but I prefer the issues of working at sea.

3. Seni zorlayan durumlar var mı?

Deniz herkesi zorluyor aslında özellikle kadınlara özel bir zorluğu olduğunu düşünmüyorum. Yalnızca şunu diyebilirim, pozitif ayrımcılık yapıldığında rahatsız hissediyorum. İnsanlar kadın olarak gemide bulunduğunda sürekli bir şeylere yardımcı olmak istiyorlar, oysaki zaten bir konunun içinden çıkılamadığında herkesin herkese yardım etmesi gerekir.

Do you face any particular difficulties?

Sealife is difficult for everyone onboard. In my opinion, being at sea is not particularly difficult for women seafarers. However I can say, I feel uncomfortable when people discriminate in terms of gender.  Male seafarers think female seafarers are unable to do certian things. However, if an issue seems unsolvable, everyone should help one another.

4. Çalıştığın şirketin kadın çalışanlara yaklaşımıyla ilgili neler söylemek istersin?

Bu konuda Armonada olmaktan mutluyum. Pozitif ayrımcılığın minimum düzeyde yaşandığı bir firma. Şu an tersanedeyiz görüyorsunuz. Cebimde anahtarlar var ve valf söküp bakımlarını yapıyorum ve bunun gibi bir çok iş. Şirket açısından bir ayrımcılık yok ve aksine teşvik etmeye çalışan bir yaklaşım var.

What do you think about your company’s approach towards female employees?

I am happy to work at Armona Denizcilik. It is a company in which discrimination is kept minimal. At the moment, we are at the shipyard and as you can see, I am unscrewing valves with my tools, undertaking maintenance as well as other similar jobs. In the company, there is no discrimination, on the contrary, there is an encouraging approach.

5. İlerisi için hedeflerin nelerdir?

Süvariliği alana kadar denizde kalmayı planlıyorum. Sonrasında bi kaç planım var ama tabi zaman ne gösterir bilinmez.

What are your goals for the future?

I am planning to work onboard until I get my Masters license. Afterwards I have some plans but we never know what the future brings.
 
 
 
 

 
Woman Empowerment - Int...
12/10/2020
1. Bizlere biraz kendinizden bahsedip hem eğitim hem de iş hayatınızın bugüne kadar nasıl ilerlediğini anlatır mısınız?...
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Atlantis Antao
11/10/2020
Atlantis Aldabra becomes Atlantis Antao.
There are routine deliveries into a charter and such that are life-time-experience. The one of Atlantis Aldabra was so unusual as it could be. However, many helping hands were supporting the transition into a different legislation, different flag and the change of the classification society and we want to especially thank the Marine Administration, our consultants, our office and the ship’s crew for the patience and the efforts they showed to make something possible we had heart beat on in respect of the chunk of problems there were at the door and the time we would need to perform the transition.
 
Thanks to all

 
Atlantis Antao
11/10/2020
Atlantis Aldabra becomes Atlantis Antao.
There are routine deliveries into a charter and such that are life-time-experience. The...
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