The"Szafir" has been brought to Onno under guidance of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and escorted by the Nigerian Navy fot further investigation. The Nigerian Navy and other security agencies have started search and rescue operations for the captain and four crew members of the vessel which had been attacked on Nov 27, approximately seven nautical miles east of Brass, at 01:49 a.m.
Crane ship raised sunken cabin boat - no trace of its crew of two
On Nov 28, 2015, the "Hebo Cat 15" salvaged a 11-m-motorboat of a couple from Randstad which had disappeared in the Ijssel Sea near Lemmer one day before. The buccaneer was en route from Lelystad to Lemmer when it disappeared from the Radar in the view of the harbor. On board were the owner who bought the boat from the rental Centerpoint Charters Sneek with an acquaintance. The search for the crew of two was unsuccessful, it was thought they died when the motor yacht with the homeport Sneek was run over by a yet unknown other ship which, however, was not seen on radar. Debris of the motor boat drifted onto the beach after the accident.
The wreck was transferred to a warehouse in Lelystad for further Investigation.
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Hamburg creates more space for big ships at Tollerort
Already well advanced in the heart of Europe’s second biggest port – Hamburg - are extensive works to improve accessibility and manoeuverability for big container and cruise ships.
Three phase construction on the €98 million redesign and restructuring project at Tollerort in the German North Sea port began in 2014 and Maritime Journal has been told that work is still on schedule late year for completion in 2017.
The project, described by some as “open-heart surgery” because of the activity around it, involves the removal of the Tollerortspitze, a four hectare area of land which juts into the Norderelbe, the busy northern arm of the River Elbe. The excavated soil is being used to backfill the Kohlenschiffhafen harbour basin which lies alongside and that area will become replacement land for the adjacent big Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).
Martin Boness, spokesman for the Hamburg Port Authority, told Maritime Journal in November “work is progressing according to schedule. We plan to complete the project in early 2017”. More to read at www.maritimejourn...
Strikes Planned At Rotterdam Port In December And January
Container workers at the Port of Rotterdam have voted to hold a series of 24-hour strikes in December and January in protest at possible job cuts, threatening to freeze the movement of goods through Europe’s largest port.
Niek Stam, leader of the FNV Havens union, said in a statement members of the union had voted in favour of the strikes to back their demand for guarantees of no layoffs for the coming nine years.
Major container employers ECT, APMT and RWG have rejected that demand in contract talks which have been running since April. www.marineinsight...