In the midday hours of May 29 six experteds boarded the "Purple Beach" in order to connect four hoses to the "Neuwerk" so that pumping of on the whole 2000 tons sea water into hte cargo hold could be resumed. The ship may be towed to Brake next week and berthed at the quay of the J. Müller Agri Terminal GmbH & Co. KG as in Nordenham no suitable storage capacity is available. This was, however, not yet confirmed.
The "Mark" suffered technical trouble at the bow thruster system after leaving the Tersan Yard in Mukran on May 27, 2015. It was repaired at an anchorage off Kiel on May 28. The ship got class by the German Lloyd and was to transit the Kiel Canal on May 29 with tug assistance destined to Ijmuiden. In the midday hours the trawler resumed its voyage, accompanied by the tug "Kitzeberg" from Kiel.
28 workers evacuated from burning oil platform off Louisiana
A fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico caused the emergency evacuation of 28 personnel on Friday.
All 28 workers aboard were taken from the platform onto a nearby supply vessel and then to the shore. No one was hurt, according to the US Coast Guard (USCG).
The incident, in shallow waters near Breton Island, 20 miles offshore New Orleans, Louisiana, was on a rig owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Co, based in Houston.
Fire crews were fighting the blaze into Friday evening.
The well was shut and production closed down.
After initially estimating a possible release quantity of 4,000 barrels of oil into the water, the USCG scaled back its number to 130 barrels while also reporting from aerial observation that there was a visible 1.4 nautical mile “rainbow sheen” on the water.
A spokesman for Texas Petroleum Investment said the platform can produce up to 2,200 barrels per day of crude oil from up to 60 wells. That’s relatively modest by industry standards.
It was unclear what caused the incident, which happened in waters overseen by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources because of its relative proximity to the shore. splash247.com/28-...
Route to Rosario port blocked after Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground
Pigs in China and bakers in Brazil will have to wait as Argentine exports from soybeans to wheat are delayed by the closing of the Parana River’s main channel. The route to Rosario port — from where 80 percent of Argentina’s grains and oilseeds are shipped — is blocked after the Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground on Tuesday, 290 kilometers (180 miles) from Buenos Aires. That forced authorities to close the channel, delaying 48 other vessels, according to Rosario Port Manager Guillermo Wade. The holdup could be costing a total of $960,000 a day.