An explosion occurred in an engine room of Vthe 2Stellar Young", which was docked at Gwangyang in the South Jeolla Province, in the afternoon of July 22, 2017. Two Filipino crew members were injured and taken to hospital, one of them slightly injured, the other one remaining in hospital for eyes treatment. The explosion took place during maintenance works. The bulkcarrier had arrived at the Gwangyang bulk terminal, coming from Point Samson, on July 19.
The Turkish Coast Guard spotted barrels thrown into the water from the "Med Star" near Tasucu in the Silifike district of Mersin on July 18, 2017. About 100 kilos of cannabis and other drugs were found in barrels and picked up by helicopter. The shop en route from Tripoli to Tasucu. On arrival the 10 crew members were arrested on a suspicion of drug trafficking.
The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is preparing to welcome the latest generation of mega container ships as it continues with its investment and modernization plans.
Namely, the Authority said that it would invest up to EUR 18 million to increase the maximum depth at its three terminals to 17 and 18 meters in an effort to accommodate 20,000 TEU-ships.
Expected to be finalized by the summer of 2018, the upgrades would include removing up to 690,000 m3 from the sites. The extracted land would be used in the phase 1 landfill of the new container terminal that will be located in the northern extension of the port of Valencia.
When completed, the upgraded port is set to feature 1,900 meters of dock and be capable of accommodating up to four mega container ships at the same time. worldmaritimenews...