The South Korean shipping line Hanjin has taken delivery of the 4,600 teu vessel HANJIN SCARLET . The new ship is the second of three small overpanamax units which Hanjin ordered in January 2011 at Samsung Heavy Industries for a reported price of USD 62 Mio per unit. The gearless HANJIN SCARLET is 250.00m long and 37.40m (15 rows) wide and offers provisions for up to 500 reefer containers.
Cap San Nicolas - largest reefer container vessel in the world - delivered
Hamburg Süd has taken delivery of the 9,669 teu container vessel CAP SAN NICOLAS. Equipped with onboard generators to supply up to 2,100 temperature controlled forty-foot containers with electricity, the new ship is now the world’s largest reefer container vessel. Hamburg Süd will deploy the Hyundai-built ship to its Far East to ECSA service ‘ASIA’ (#456), which the Germans and their Brazilian affiliate Alianca operate jointly with Maersk Line (‘ASAS’).
French chemical tanker Adour is missing since June 13 13, last known position 04:00 UTC June 13 in 05 41N 001 18E (some 30 nautical miles south of Lome, Togo), shortly after leaving Lome anchorage (probably offloading STS). Presumably tanker Adour is hijacked by pirates. Operator of the vessel didn’t make any statements yet. Master and Chief officer (or Second) are French, the rest of the crew is of international mix.
About 270 square meters of coral reefs have been damaged when the "Unicorn Logger" ran aground off the coast of Sambawan Island in Maripipi, Biliran. There was no sign of oil spil , but the coral reefs were hit. After a thorough check on the reefs, some of the corals destroyed by the vessel was more than 300 years old. The ship was carrying 1,607 pieces of lumber weighing about 806 tons and was sailing from Sandakan, Malaysia to Japan when it hit a shallow portion of the reef. "It inclined about four degrees during low tide but was already afloat around 2:19 p.m. on June 14. The ship has 18 Vietnamese crew members. The vessel was docked at the Naval port pending further inquiry by the PCG. It was to be taken to Cebu for repairs.
Tourist dead after rubber boat capsized during disemarkation
A woman in the 60s died after falling into the sea from a rubber boat in the Fjortende Gulf in Spitsbergen on June 17, 2013, in the morning. The accident happened during disembarkation from the "Sea Spirit" which was on a cruise in the Arctic and Antarctic for the U.S. company Quark Expeditions. The boat was hit by a large wave, and all 13 aboard fell into the sea. The deputy governor Svalbard sent a Super Puma rescue helicopter with a doctor on board. When the helicopter reached the cruise ship, the woman was dead. Three others in the boat that was also being used for ship-to-shore shuttles and excursions suffered minor injuries. Two of them were flown in the rescue helicopter to the hospital at Longyearbyen for treatment. The woman's body was being sent for autopsy.
The accident was under investigation. The witnesses told them the boat was hit by a large wave and tossed around. All its passengers were hurled into the water and later swept ashore. The woman whih had lost consciousness was treated by the cruise ship's doctor, but her life could not be saved.