The "Briz" got the propeller fouled by its Trawl early in the morning of May 29, 2016, in the Barents Sea, west of the Island Novaya Zemlya. The vessel was disabled and adrift, and the salvage tug "Murmanryba" (IMO: 7830868) was sent to tow the trawler to safety.
The "Carnival Elation" reached Jacksonville a bit behind schedule in the morning of May 30, 2016, following a power outage. The ship experienced a short power outage starting at around 1:45 a.m. The ship’s technicians promptly restored power and the ship berthedat the Dames Point JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in Jacksonville at approximately 9:30 a.m.
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Managers take over operations, reopen pipes at French oil hub
Managers have taken over operations and reopened pipes at the CIM oil port terminal in Le Havre, northern France, after union members decided to extend their strike on Friday, a CGT union official said.
CIM, which handles about 40 percent of French crude imports, has not been able to deliver crude to refineries and refined products to the market since Tuesday after workers joined a nationwide rolling strike against planned labor reforms.
Unions, teachers, students and youth groups led the initial strikes and protest in March and April against the labor law changes but opposition was faltering until the government began the process of forcing the bill through the lower house of parliament on May 10.
The oil workers’ intervention has given the protests, which began in March, new impetus.
The CGT objects particularly to proposals that would let companies opt out of national obligations on labor protection if they adopt in-house deals on pay and conditions with the consent of a majority of employees.
“Managers have taken over control of CIM and they have started to reopen pipes because Exxon’s Gravenchon refinery, which was still operating, was running low on crude,” CGT union official Thierry Defrense told Reuters.
“This was ordered by the local government official,” Defrense said. www.hellenicshipp...
New Panama Canal set to open - handover of the completed project on May 31
The Spanish-led consortium working on the expansion of the Panama Canal is planning to hand over the completed project on May 31, after suffering major delays and cost overruns.
But the Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) consortium, which is headed by Spanish company Sacyr, still does not now how much money it will receive for what it terms “the biggest engineering project in the world.”
That is because a legal battle is still underway to decide the price of the construction work. Depending on what a Miami arbitration court decides, the project could mean losses for the builders.
Consortium leaders told a group of Spanish journalists in Panama that “it is going to be very difficult for this project to make money.”
The expansion of the century-old waterway was awarded to GUPC in 2009. The project had an initial budget of $3.2 billion (around €2.85 billion), but Sacyr says that the costs have spiked to €5.58 billion, triggering company demands for more money from Panama Canal authorities.