On May 24, 2016, at 10 a.m. the "Karlsruhe" was tasked to a distressed migrant boat 90 kilometers NW of Tripoli. On scene the fregate took aboad 289 migrants from two rubber boats, aming them 95 women and four children. Also two women and two children were transferred aboard from the British HMS "Enterprise" for medical treatment. The boats were sunk as navigational hazards. With on the whole 191 men, 97 women and six children aboard the ship headed to Brindisi, ETA May 26, where they were to be handed over to the Italian authorities.
Port infrastructure development projects in Germany’s biggest universal seaport Hamburg are costing about €200 million this year with cruise handling facilities and bridges drawing current attention.
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) Board Chairman Jens Meier said about €227 million had been spent last year and that investment was at about the same level this year with port infrastructure remaining a main focus of city investment.
Among the important projects this year, Meier mentioned the introduction in June of a new on-shore power supply facility for cruise ships at the Altona Cruise Terminal. He said that project, part funded by the EU and Berlin, was “technical virgin territory” and singled out its high-tech cable power transfer system.
Meier said on-shore power supply would also be introduced at the port’s third cruise centre in Steinwerder (CC3), completed in 2015. He described CC3 as a “spot-on” development which had laid a solid foundation for further cruise sector growth in Hamburg.
Hamburg’s port bridges are also news highlights. Expected to open to traffic in summer after reported spending of about €173 million since 2011 is the giant new Rethebrücke bascule bridge.
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Goods handling remains suspended at Chittagong port due to Cyclone
Goods loading and unloading from all ships remain suspended at Chittagong seaport since the morning as Cyclone Roanu nears the Barisal-Chittagong coast.
The port already removed all the 19 ships due to high tide, our Chittagong correspondent reports quoting of Chittagong Port Radio Control source.
Following a meeting of the Chittagong Port Authority, it asked all mother vessels to go to safer places and lighter vessels to move upstream. It stopped activities in the outer anchorage.
The Met Office has issued cautionary signal-7 for Chittagong, Mongla and Payra ports, which means the port will experience severe weather.
Maritime port the Cox’s Bazar was asked to hoist cautionary signal-6.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority imposed restrictions on the movement of all ships and ferries across the country. www.hellenicshipp...