More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus
About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastro-intestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced.
"Independence of the Seas is currently on a 5-night Caribbean cruise, which departed Port Everglades, Florida on December 11," Royal Caribbean said in a statement Friday to ABC News. "Over the week, 220 cases of gastro-intestinal illness were reported— representing 4.86 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew onboard." abcnews.go.com/US...
On Dec 12, 2017, at 9.30 a.m. the "Bergen Troll" allided with the pontoon barge "Hörn 20" in the East Shore Port in Kiel.
The tanker had suffered technical problems with the rudder propellers and slammed into the moored barge. The damage was significant. The tanker was detained until the cause of the failure has been established. The bunker tanker "Eloise" was called as a replacement for the supply of the Kiel-Oslo-ferries of Color-Line.
ALL UK ferries from Calais SUSPENDED on Dec. 10 after P&O ship crash closes port
A FERRY carrying 300 passengers smashed into the port of Calais today – and all ferries to the UK from France were cancelled. France's Calais port was closed after a P&O ferry ran aground.
It has since reopened.
The Pride of Kent vessel was on its way to Dover when it tried to leave the port in massive 90mph winds.
Passengers were stuck on the ship but they have since been transferred to another vessel.
A spokesperson said a large gust of wind caused the ship to lose control. https://www.dailystar.co....
China Merchants Port officially operates Hambantota Port
On December 9, 2017 local time, The joint venture of Hambantota Port between China Merchants Port Holdings and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority began operations, the company said in its press release. China Merchants Group Executive Vice President Hu Jianhua attends the ceremony and delivers a theme speech.
Sri Lanka Premier Ranil Wickramasinghe speaks highly of the investment of China Merchants Group and expresses gratitude to the support of China. Hu Jianhua says that we have confidence to build the port into an international shipping hub linking South Asia with Africa. China Merchants Group and Sri Lanka will create shared prosperities.