The "Nawa 10", 1099 ts (EU-No.: 08348100), coming from the Dortmund-Ems-Canal, suffered water ingress on July 24, 2017, around 1 p.m. on the Mittelland-Canal enroute from Dorsten towards Minden, where she had sailed short past noon. The ship which was carrying a cargo of coal was threatened to sink and berthed in Bohmte-Leckermühle. The fire rescue Herringhausen wwas alerted and dewatered the ship with pumps. A diver company from Hille was called to locate the leak. Representants of the Osnabrück municipality as well as the water police, the Red Cross and the canal authority attended the ship. The situation could be brought under control in the afternoon.
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On July 24, 2017, a fire broke out aboard the "A-Rosa Riva" on the Danube near Schönbühel, Melk municipality. The ship was enroute from Linz to Budapest. The fire spread so fast that attempts to extinguish it by the crew failed. After the ship was anchored and a distress call radioed, a B4 alert was issued, and 17 fire brigades, boats the Austrain army, the water rescue, the Red Cross, the river police and the ÖAMTC-Flight Rescue attended. The 150 passengers and 39 crew members were evacuated by another river cruise ship. Eight persons were taken to hospital due to smoke gas inhalatian, two of them with the helicopters Christophorus 15 which took one victim to Amstetten, and the "Christophorus 2" which took another to Krems with fire injuries. Among the injured were the crew members who initially had tried to fight the fire in the sauna. All other evacuees were taken to Dürnstein aboard the second river cruise ship, arriving there at 3.30 p.m. They were accomodated at the local station of the fire rescue. A crisis intervention team of the Red Cross was ready. The fire rescue meanwhile worked to put out the fire which caused severe damage.
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Congestion at the Mexican Port of Veracruz has now become so bad that some consignments are being diverted to other domestic ports, claims Leobardo Saldívar, president of the National Chamber of Cargo Carriers (Canacar).
He said that the port lacks available capacity, particularly in respect of containers, with shipments therefore flowing through other ports and generating extra work for the road haulage community.
The Port of Altamira has been a particular beneficiary, where traffic has increased by 25% and is expected to continue growing given buoyant demand.
According to Mr Saldívar, Altamira is benefiting from a traffic boom that is expected to continue into the second half of the year.
He added that the situation at Veracruz is so bad that neither terminals nor customs officials have any spare capacity left to accommodate further vessel calls and that Altamira remains the main alternative. Source: Port Strategy