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 Cotrans 9  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Std von Timsen

Barge allided with bridge
On Oct 31, 2014, the "Cotrans 9" allided with the Beutels Bridgge in Rotterdam. The wheehlhouse was torn off in the accident. The ship had tried to pass the span bridge though it was not open. Car traffic over the bridge could be continued in spite of the allision. The barge was berthed nearby. Dutch report with photos: www.rijnmond.nl/n...

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Tchibo plans to import via Wilhelmshaven
German Retail chain Tchibo is examining the possibility to route its import containers via Wilhelmshaven deep-water port. First test shipments are currently being made, the company said in its press release. At the intermodal railway station adjacent to the EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven, the first Tchibo containers were loaded from ship to rail. The train left Wilhelmshaven at 9 a.m. yesterday and arrived in Bremen at 11.30 a.m. From there, the goods are transported to Tchibo’s high-bay warehouse, from where they are distributed to the Tchibo sales outlets in Germany and the rest of Europe. Tchibo ships its containers from the Far East to Wilhelmshaven. Source: PortNews

 Tuapse
vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Rosneft puts into operation its bunkering tanker RN Tuapse
RN-Bunker LLC, Rosneft subsidiary, has put into operation its state-of-the-art bunkering tanker at port Tuapse. According to Rosneft press center, cargo capacity of the vessel named RN Tuapse is 7,000 t. The tanker meets all safety requirements and complies with all international shipping conventions. RN Tuapse is the fifth bunkering tanker which was jointly put into operation by Rosnefteflot CJSC and RN-Bunker LLC under Rosneft programme on the development of the company’s bunkering business. RN Magellan, RN Taurus, RN Polaris and RN Olimp have been providing bunkering services from 2011. Source: Portnews

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Southern California Port Congestion reaches critical point, says carrier Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd informs about the congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that has reached a critical point. I. Several container ships are anchoring off the harbor and waiting in line to berth. Now Vessels are also being delayed due to ongoing congestion. II. There continues to be an acute shortage of truck power. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that the industry has a shortage of approximately 30,000 drivers nationwide. Hapag-Lloyd continues to explore opportunities to contract additional vendor companies. III. The success of the import delivery appointment system at some terminals has been limited in part by a lack of sufficient container handling equipment to pre-mount those containers prior to the scheduled pick-up appointment. Import customers and their motor carrier vendors are encouraged to confirm availability of their cargo by checking the terminal’s website prior to sending a truck to the terminal in order to avoid a denial of service when they arrive at the terminal gate. IV. Chassis shortage is also exacerbated due to our services being fragmented over many terminals. A chassis relief team comprising of terminals, chassis vendors and PierPass has been established and is looking to set up a temporary asset sharing plan among the chassis providers with the next 30-90 days. A long term solution is expected in 2015.

 Asphalt Venture  (Frachtschiff)
vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Seven Indian Seafarers Released By Somali Pirates After 4 Years
The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed the news that seven Indian Seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin on 28 September 2010 have been released and are safe in Kenya. The 1991-built, Panamanian flagged, 3884 dwt., general cargo ship “MV Asphalt Venture”, with a crew of 15 was hijacked by Somali pirates on 28 September 2010. In April 2011 the vessel with 8 of her crew was released while the remaining 7 Indian seafarers were detained ashore. Following lengthy negotiations, the release of these men was arranged after a modest payment was made to cover the logistical and transport costs of the group holding the men. Preparations are now being made for their return to India in the next few days. Their families have been informed. Chairman of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP), Peter Swift, commented as follows: “After more than 4 years in captivity we are delighted for them and their families after the terrible ordeal and hardship that they have suffered. The tremendous efforts and generous support of all those who helped to secure their release and safe return are greatly appreciated, including the team at Holman Fenwick Willan who stepped in on a pro bono basis to help make this happen.”

 Saipem 7000  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Giant crane ship passing Istanbul on its way to Burgas
On the way from Italy to Burgas, Bulgaria; the crane vessel Saipem 7000 is passing through the Strait of Istanbul at the moment. Entered the Strait on 07:00 this morning (Oct. 31), Saipem 7000 expected to stay in the Strait for 8 hours after which the giant ship will be in the waters of Black Sea. Saipem 7000 is towed by two big tugs: Maersk Tracer and Maersk Transporter. 4 tugs from Turkish Coastal Safety Administration are also escorting the ship: Kurtarma 1, Kurtarma 6, Kurtarma 8 and Kurtarma 9. There are currently two suspension bridges at the Strait of Istanbul that limit the maximum air draft of passing vessels; 54 and 64 meters respectively from South to North. The Saipem 7000 will take extra care while passing under these bridges by balancing the air draft by increasing the water draft. Saipem 7000 is the world's second largest crane vessel, after the Thialf. The crane radius of the Saipem 7000 grants a lifting capability of 14,000 tonnes at 42 meters while the Thialf can lift 14,200 tonnes at 31.2 meters. Surce and Some pictures on www.seanews.com.t...

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

In LA-LB woes, Oakland sees opening to land first inbound calls
Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could result in the realization of a long-time goal at the Port of Oakland: becoming the first U.S. West Coast call for inbound cargo from Asia.

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

LA-Long Beach harbor truckers impose congestion surcharges
Port congestion has gotten so bad in Los Angeles-Long Beach that harbor truckers are imposing congestion surcharges of $50 to as much as $100 an hour, and retailers and other beneficial cargo owners are paying the extra.

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

New, larger ships begin calling on Philadelphia port
A new and larger capacity class of shipping vessels is calling on the Port of Philadelphia. On Oct. 17, the Monte Rosa made its first call to the port by docking at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in south Philadelphia. The ship is the first in a new series of vessels to begin service between the east coasts of South America and North America, according to a news release. It possesses a capacity of 5,562 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) and its arrival marks a substantial expansion of existing refrigerated cargo capacity between the two continents, according to the release. “The Monte Rosa represents the next generation of refrigerated cargo ships to dock in Philadelphia,” David Whene, president of Greenwich Terminals LLC, which operates the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, said in the release. “As the first of several 5,500 TEU ships to be phased into the existing East Coast-Brazil service line, this vessel will greatly increase our capacity to deliver fresh South American produce to the Philadelphia market and beyond.” Operated by Hamburg Sud, the Monte Rosa is one of 10 Monte-branded class vessels. Of its on-board capacity, 1,356 slots include refrigerated container plugs for transporting perishable cargo, according to the release. The ship is the first of seven vessels with more than 5,500 TEUs to begin weekly service between South America and the U.S. Calling on the port for the past four decades, Hamburg Sud is one of the port’s long-time ocean operator partners. Source: The Packer

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

China’s first floating LNG project completed
China’s first floating liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal completed its first phase of construction in the northern port city of Tianjin. Covering an area of 75 hectares and designed to supply 3 billion cubic meters of gas each year, it can supply imported liquified natural gas to energy-thirsty cities such as Beijing and Tianjin, said the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, which owns the terminal. Two low-temperature storage tanks have a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters of gas each and were built specifically for the project. Construction began in 2012 with a total investment of 3.3 billion yuan (537 million U.S. dollars). The terminal is one of the key projects for air pollution prevention in the Chinese capital. It will also supply natural gas to Hebei and Shandong provinces in the long run. Floating LNG facilities can be moored offshore and allow energy companies to store, regasify and supply LNG close to markets. Source: Xinhua

vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Breakwater protecting ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles to be fixed by late December
Repairing damage caused by Hurricane Marie to the breakwater protecting the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles could be completed as early as late December, an Army Corps of Engineers official said. Greg Fuderer, spokesman for the federal agency that owns the breakwater, said that the contractor is about three weeks into repairing the breakwater’s 12 most severely damaged breaches and is on track to finish the work by late December to early January. The $5 million, 90-day contract, awarded Sept. 18, involves delivering 20,000 to 30,000 tons of rocks on a barge from the rock quarry at Catalina’s Pebbly Beach to the breakwater and using a crane to lay down each 8- to 15-ton stone in the gaps piece by piece. “We’re making good progress,” said Fuderer, who was at the construction site Wednesday to survey the work. “We’re optimistic about meeting that target.” Of the three breakwaters that protect the ports, Long Beach and San Pedro, the Middle Breakwater took on the most damage from Hurricane Marie-powered 15-foot waves, suffering 1,550 feet of major damage, 850 feet of significant damage and 1,725 feet of moderate damage, according to the Army Corps. The corps also identified 32 areas of “major and significant damages” on all three breakwaters. The federal agency has also been examining the feasibility of getting rid of or reconfiguring the Long Beach barrier. Those in favor of taking it down or reconfiguring it say the breakwater kills natural wave action and contributes to water pollution. Opponents say the breakwater protects homes along the Peninsula and other areas vulnerable to flooding. Hurricane Marie’s powerful waves forced vessel operations at two cargo terminals at the Port of Long Beach to shut down for more than a day and hurled heavy rocks from the sea wall onto Nimitz Road near the Sea Launch satellite-launch vessels, closing the roadway. Pilings at Pier T were also damaged. In his last breakwater report, port Chief Executive Jon Slangerup said damage to Long Beach port roads and structures were estimated to be at least $4.4 million, including $3.5 million in dike repair to the Navy Mole, a man-made peninsula in front of the former Naval Shipyard, and Pier F. He added that at least $3 million in damage was incurred by tenants Sea Launch, the U.S. Maritime Administration, Pacific Container Terminal and Total Terminals International. Port spokesman Lee Peterson said Wednesday that the port is in the design stage of repairing damaged areas, such as the Navy Mole and Pier F. Construction will likely occur three months from now, he said. Meanwhile, the debris has been removed and roads have been restriped away from the damage so there’s access, he said. Legislators, port officials and stakeholders have urged the Army Corps to repair the breakwater, fearing that operations at the nation’s two busiest seaports would be affected if the breakwater wasn’t fixed. The corps said that the breakwater was functional as long as wave condition is average, but a significant wave or storm event could compromise its functionality, the federal agency said. Source: Daily Breeze

 Rabigh
vor 7 Std von arnekiel

Saudi Arabia investing $30bn in port infrastructure development
Saudi Arabia has big plans for the future, largely centred around King Abdullah Port at Rabigh. Today, the phase one 2.7m teu container terminal there is nearing completion. It boasts a 1,470 mlong quay and has four berths, with 700,000 sq m of yard space. Completion of a fourth and final berth is expected to take place in Q4 2014.

 San Felipe  (Frachtschiff)
vor 8 Std von Timsen

Fire still smouldering
While the fire that broke out on board the "Al Riffa" has been extinguished already on Oct 28 at 8.30 p.m. LT, fire fighting was still ongoing on the "San Felipe" in the night of Oct 31. The "San Felipe" is managed by Bernhard Schulte for Ship Finance International (SFI) and Al Riffa is owned by United Arab Shipping Co (UASC). The Port Klang Authority was working with the relevant agencies, the owners/shipmanagers, and the experts appointed by the ship’s insurance company to extinguish the fire on board completely. The "San Felipe" has been safely towed and anchored at the outer anchorage of Pintu Gedung while the fire fighting was continuing.

 Carthage  (Passagierschiff)
vor 9 Std von Timsen

SAR operation after man probably fell from ferry
A search operations was launched in the port of Marseille after a man likely fell off the "Carthage" in the evening Oct 31, 2014 at 7.30 p.m. Zhe captain of the "Carthage" alerted the CROSS Med after the probable fall of a man after the ship entered the port of Marseille, and an SNSM lifeboat was immediately dispatched in the area of the bay of Marseilles, where the man could have been. No trace of the man was detected in the evening. Rescue operations continued in the morning of Oct 31 with the help of a Falcon 50 of the Navy. It scanned the route followed by the "Carthage" taking into account the potential drift of the victim in the sea.

 Fv La Fanette  (Fischfangboot)
vor 9 Std von Timsen

Medevac off Ushant
On Oct 30, 2014, around 8 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was alerted after a crew member of the "Fanette" was injured at his eye. After a conference call between the center of maritime medical consultation (CCMM) in Toulouse and the trawler, a medical evacuation of the sailor, aged 44 and Portuguese national, was decided. The trawler was 40 nautical miles north of Ushant. The CROSS Corsen dispatched a Cayman helicopterof the naval air base Lanvéoc-Poulmic which took off at 9.30 p.m. with a medical team on board. At 9:40 p.m., the Cayman airlifted the injured man who was delivered at the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest at 10:20 p.m.

 Bitu Gulf  (Tanker)
vor 9 Std von Timsen

Last hostages of tanker captured in 2010 released
On Oct 30, 2014, Somali pirates have released seven Indians held as hostages in Harardere district after being abducted in Somalia in Sept 2010. The pirates kidnapped the "Asphalt Venture" with its crew of 15. The vessel and eight of the crew members were released in April 2011 after the then owners, Bitumen Invest of Norway, paid a ransom of $3.6 million. But seven crew members stayed in captivity. Now they were freed and flown from Dusamareb airport to Mogadishu. The hostages were released after an initiative by the Somali government, but there were also unconfirmed reports that a ransom was paid. The releasе of the seven seafarers decreased the number of hostages in Somalia to some 33. The tanker was later renamed "Bitu Gulf" an sank in the South China Sea on Jan 20.

 Monte  (Frachtschiff)
vor 10 Std von Timsen

Propeller damage repaired after taking on 1500 tons ballast water
Coming from Klaipeda, the master of the "Monte" remarked a propeller problem underway to Lübeck. As no dock space is available in this port, once the ship berthed on OCt 18, 2014, the ballast tanks were filled with 1500 tons water to get access to the propulsion gear above the water. It was found out that the propeller had suffered corrosion damage. The works were completed on Oct 23 so far that the ship headed for the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg, where it berthed on Oct 29. German report with photo: www.ln-online.de/...

 Kiran  (Frachtschiff)
vor 10 Std von Timsen

Differences about arrested bulkcarrier to be settled
Essar and Dr. Peters look to have settled their differences over a charter dispute that saw the "Kiran" arrested on Oct 2, 2014. Dr. Peters had the ship arrested in what appeared to be a longstanding row over unpaid hire for a VLCC. The German owner was seeking to recoup around $3m in unpaid hire owed on the 301,000-dwt "Ashna" which was chartered to Essar as part of a sale-and-leaseback deal arranged in 2004, court documents showed. This was the second time in less than a year that the Indian-flagged ship had been arrested following its detention in October 2013. Singapore’s Cara Shipping had the ship detained to secure a London arbitration over allegedly unpaid charter hire. Cara initiated the proceedings against the Indian owner over $250,000 in allegedly unpaid voyage freight and demurrage. On Nov 17, 2013, Singaporean authorities arrested the Essar-owned "Kishore" over an unpaid bunker bill on instructions from the local law firm Oon & Bazul. Court documents revealed that bunker supplier Bunker House Petroleum claimed it was owed over $640,000 for bunkers plus costs.

 Kertu  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Kertu safe in port
On Oct 30 at 12:40 a.m. the "Kertu" arrived in the port of Oxelösund. The Coast Guard ship "KBV 002" with the salvors on board assisted. In the afternoon divers were to examine the hull. The weather was calmer with winds of 7-8 meters per second from west. The previously evacuated crew was transferred back onto the ship when it approached Hävringe, an island with lighthouse and pilot station in Oxelösund's outer archipelago at the entrance to the ports of Nyköping, Norrköping and Oxelösund around 10 a.m. Swedish reports with photos: sverigesradio.se/... www.kustbevakning...

 Virgen Maria B  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Altavia  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers,date of arrival 04.11.14

 Oscar Wilde  (Passagierschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Investigation in death of 11 greyhounds
The Department of Agriculture has said it is investigating and incident in which 11 greyhounds were discovered dead in a van on board the "Oscar Wilde" just before it docked in Cherbourg in the afternoon of Oct 27, 2014. The greyhounds were being transported in cages in the van and it is believed they suffocated during the 14-hour journey from Rosslare to Cherbourg. Irish Ferries swere unaware the dogs were being transported in the vehicle. The driver was questioned by French police but has since been released. As a precaution, nine other pet owners travelling with their animals were held on board the vessel for a short time after it docked until the cause of the greyhounds’ deaths was established. The Department of Agriculture described the incident as very serious and was continuing to liaise with French authorities. The Bord na gCon, which regulates greyhound racing in Ireland, promised to provide all possible assistance to investigations into the incident by authorities in France and by the Department of Agriculture here to determine whether there has been breach of animal welfare regulations surrounding the transport of animals.

 Anoushka  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Alang breakers

 San Felipe  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Major fire on San Felipe still raging
Authorities were investigating the collision between two the "San Felipe" and the "Al Riffa" at Westport in Port Klang. The incident happened when the "San Felipe" allided with the "Al Riffa" when it was approaching the berth. The fire on the "Al Riffa" was extinguished on Oct 29 at 8.30 p.m. The "San Felipe" was towed to a secure area as the fire on it was still burning and to avoid obstructing other vessels. The authorities were working hard to extinguish the fire but were having trouble because some of the cargo might be combustible goods. The South Channel access to the port was reopened on Oct 29 at 10:00 a.m. Report and photos: www.thestar.com.m... https://www.facebook.com/... https://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/accidents/ www.vesselfinder....

 Hong Peng  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14 Plot 25

 Zim Atlantic  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Pacifico  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 30.10.14

 Svebaaen  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Disabled shrimper towed away from Russian border
The "Svebåen" got in distress in the night of Oct 24, 2014, after an engine breakdown in the Varanger Fjord between Kirkenes and Vardo. Severe weather with gusts up to hurricane strength reduced the speed of ​​the lifeboat "Reidar von Koss" wich had been called to assist while the "Svebåen" was drifting towards the Russian border. The crew of three feared to be taken in tow to Murmansk then. Fortunately the lifeboat reached the shrimper in time, six hours after the initial emergency call. The casualty was towed to Berlevaag within nine hours. Norwegian reports with photos and videos: fiskeribladetfisk... www.finnmarkdagbl...

 Navion Norvegia  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Deltamarin designs the Libra FPSO
Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd for the basic engineering of the Libra FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading unit). Deltamarin’s scope of work covers the marine part of the Navion Norvegia shuttle tanker conversion into the Libra FPSO.

 Norgas Napa  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Sale and leaseback of the vessel Norgas Napa
I.M. Skaugen SE (“IMS”) and Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (“Teekay”) have agreed the terms pursuant to which IMS will sell the 10.200 cbm sized LPG / Ethylene carrier Norgas Napa (“The Vessel”) to a subsidiary of Teekay for USD 27.0 mill, which reflects the fair market value of the Vessel.

 YM Ultimate  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

MC-Seamax Takes Delivery of the 8,200 TEU Containership YM Ultimate
MC-Seamax Management Limited (“MC-Seamax”) announced that it took delivery of the 8,200 TEU containership YM Ultimate. The 2007 built YM Ultimate was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and commenced a four-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Maritime Transport. (“Yang Ming”). The ship is the second vessel to be chartered by MC-Seamax to Yang Ming

 Maersk Interceptor  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Maersk Drilling names world’s largest jack-up rig in Norway
In a ceremony held at GMC Marine Partners yard in Mekjarvik in Norway, Mrs. Anita Utseth, Senior Vice President in Det norske oljeselskab ASA (Det norske) had the honour of naming the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor. Maersk Interceptor is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs.

 Auto Baltic  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Repairs of allision damage completed
The "Auto Baltic" left the Kaiser Dock 2 in Bremerhaven again on Oct 29 at 2.30 p.m. after repairs of its allision damage, and shifted to the North Port. On Oct 30 at 1.20 a.m. the vessel finally departed from Bremerhaven, being bound for Wallhamn as next port of call with an ETA of Oct 30, 11 p.m.

 Luyang Eagle  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Luyang Eagle stuck at Lazaro Cardenas since May over Iron Ore Dispute
Authorities in Mexico have been holding four Chinese ships and their crews since May as they try to end drug cartels’ involvement in iron ore sales. Some 95 Chinese crew members are on the ships, sources with knowledge of the matter say, and they are encountering health problems related to being stuck on board for months. Mexico started cracking down on drug cartels’ involvement in the iron ore business in March, reports The Financial Times, a British newspaper. The Luyang Eagle, owned by Luyang Group, from the eastern province of Shandong, finished loading ore at Lazaro Cardenas on May 17, and was not permitted to set sail for the same reason. Mexican authorities told Luyang Group that their ship could not leave unless it unloade the ore, a manager said.

 Best Vision  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

4 Chinese Ships Stuck in Mexico since May over Iron Ore Dispute
Authorities in Mexico have been holding four Chinese ships and their crews since May as they try to end drug cartels’ involvement in iron ore sales. Some 95 Chinese crew members are on the ships, sources with knowledge of the matter say, and they are encountering health problems related to being stuck on board for months. Mexico started cracking down on drug cartels’ involvement in the iron ore business in March, reports The Financial Times, a British newspaper. The illegal organizations earn about US$ 15 for each ton of exported ore. One group, called the Knights Templar, smuggled some 272,000 tons of ore in 2013, about 44 percent of Mexico’s output. Best Vision, a ship owned by Fuzhou Ocean Faith Shipping Ltd., was detained in the Pacific Ocean port of Manzanillo after customs officers examined the iron ore it had on board on May 6. Mexican customs officials said that since the ore sellers involved could not prove their product came from a legitimate source, the ship could not depart. Fuzhou Ocean Faith is based in the eastern province of Fujian.

 Jamila  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

CMA CGM improves its service from Rouen to West Africa
CMA CGM is pleased to announce the improvement of its service from Rouen to West African destinations. Starting with MV JAMILA voy. 6E028S, calling at Rouen on November 1st, 2014, cargoes from Rouen to West Africa will be loaded on our DUNKRUS EXPRESS service.

 MOL Brightness  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Fifth 10000 TEU SAVER Containership
Seaspan Corporation (SSW) announced that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Brightness. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. using Seaspan’s fuel-efficient SAVER design, is Seaspan’s fifth 10000 TEU SAVER design containership scheduled for delivery in 2014. The MOL Brightness will commence an eight-year, fixed-rate time charter with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (“MOL”). The ship is the second of a total of five 10000 TEU SAVER design vessels, and the eighth of a total of eleven vessels, to be chartered by Seaspan to MOL. The delivery of the MOL Brightness expands the Company’s operating fleet to 76 vessels.

 Infinity  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Infinity suspected to be involved in hit & run accident
Vietnamese authorities have been investigating an accident which took place on Oct 26, 2014, off Da Nang. A bulkcarrier suspected to have been the "Infinity" had rammed a fishing boat and had run away from the scene. Five minutes later, the fishing boat sank. It had been anchored 60 nm off Da Nang at the time of the accident, the foreign vessel fled the scene. The crew of the fishing boat was rescued by a nearby boat right in time before it sank. There were no reports of injuries. The crew members of the sunken Vietnamese vessel stated that the name of the bulker was "Infinity" and the IMO number 8115215. It was believed that the vessel was en route from Tieshang Xingang to Singapore. In the evening of Oct 30 the "Infinity" was scheduled to arrive in Singapore.

vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Tanzania says construction of China-funded port at Bagamoyo to start in 2015
Construction of a Chinese-funded port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10 billion will start in July 2015, the president’s office said in a statement on Monday, for the first time setting a start date for the delayed initiative. Tanzania aims to build a huge port at Bagamoyo, 75 km (47 miles) north of commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the site of the country’s main port, where shippers complain of congestion and inefficiencies. A construction agreement for the port and associated zone was signed on Sunday and follows a framework deal signed last year. An official said a start date for building work had taken time to set because of other negotiations about infrastructure to link the port to national transport networks. The planned Bagamoyo port, new investment in Dar es Salaam and other spending on roads and railways are part of Tanzania’s efforts to become a transport hub that could challenge the dominance of Mombasa in neighbouring Kenya

vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

BP puts Pernis storage terminal in Rotterdam up for sale
BP has put its Pernis storage terminal in Rotterdam up for sale as part of a broad push to sell assets, a company spokesman said. The 90-acre Pernis terminal is connected via pipeline to BP’s 400,000 barrel-per-day Rotterdam refinery and is used for storing and loading oil products such as gasoline and diesel onto barges

 Haifa
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Israel starts work on new seaport, Haifa port workers on strike
A Chinese construction firm began work on a new Mediterranean port in Israel, prompting a strike at Haifa docks further up the coast where the workers oppose the new competition. Israel’s government, looking to break up the monopoly of two state-owned ports in Haifa and Ashdod through which nearly all exports and imports pass, recently approved creating private ports adjacent to the current ones. The move, it says, will bring down the cost of goods across the board. A subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Co is building the 3.3 billion shekel ($876 million) port in Ashdod, which is due to be completed in 2020. The port’s operator has not been chosen and the contract for Haifa has yet to be awarded. The new ports will eventually be able to receive the large container ships that presently cannot dock in Israel. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior ministers gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony in Ashdod, workers in Haifa left their posts — for the second time this month — complaining that the new competition would hurt their jobs. They called on the government to reach a deal with unions about any moves it makes in the port sector. “You have rights,” Netanyahu said of the port workers in a speech. “But eight million Israeli citizens also have rights — the right to have competitive, modern, efficient port services.” Netanyahu said the project was a “further expression of the strengthening ties between Israel and China”. The port unions in Israel are known for frequently disrupting operations and a labour court usually orders the workers to return to their jobs within a day. The Finance Ministry has also announced a three-year privatisation plan for state-owned companies that calls for selling off Ashdod port in 2015 and Haifa port in 2016. Source: Reuters

 Napoleon Bonaparte  (Passagierschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

French Ferry Operator SNCM to Seek Court Protection Next Week
Oct 29 (Reuters) – France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM will file for court protection next week, a source close to the company told Reuters on Wednesday, which will clear the way for its shareholder Veolia to restructure its transport division. Water and waste firm Veolia and the French state, which together control SNCM, have said court protection from creditors is the only way to shield the loss-making ferry operator from two separate European Union state aid repayment claims totalling 440 million euros. Public passenger transport firm Transdev, a joint venture between Veolia and French state bank CDC, owns 66 percent of SNCM and is set to put it under court protection next week. Following a 17-day strike in June-July, Transdev had promised unions not to take the court route before the end of October. “Transdev will surely put SNCM under court protection next week,” a source familiar with the company told Reuters. A second source, who also declined to be identified, said Transdev could move as early as Monday. SNCM said in a statement on Wednesday that a new meeting with unions set for Nov. 18 would not extend the moratorium on seeking court protection and called on unions not to strike. Once the firm goes under court protection, a new shareholder could buy some of SNCM’s eight ferries and continue operations under a new legal structure, with some 800 to 1200 of SNCM’s more than 2,000 staff, according to a management plan outlined to unions earlier this month.

 Harvest Frost  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Post-Panamax Bulk Carrier Rides Air Bubble Blanket to Reduce Emissions
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the delivery of the first of three post-panamax bulk carriers to achieve energy efficient operations through the use of an air bubble lubrication system. The recently delivered bulk carrier, MV Harvest Frost, is the first vessel of its size to use MHI’s proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces the drag between the vessel hull and seawater by blowing air bubbles produced at the vessel bottom. MHI says that use of the system has been proven to help Harvest Frost achieve a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional bulk carriers, exceeding the target figure of 25%. Harvest Frost was delivered to the U.S. company ADM Harvest Shipping, part of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, following its completion at MHI licensing partner Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.’s shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. The vessel was constructed with MHI providing the conceptual design and various green technologies, including the MALS. The new vessel also features a new bow shape designed to reduce resistance, while shallow draught facilities help the MALS achieve its target energy savings. For propulsion, an innovative system is adopted that effectively converts the main engine power into propulsion power by positioning fins forward of the propellers and placing special grooves in the propeller boss cap, according to MHI.

vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Two-day maintenance shutdown
No vessel loading operations will be conducted at Port Kembla Coal Terminal from 0700 on 31 October until 0700 on 2 November, due to the shutdown of No.1 reclaimer for urgent repairs

 MV Marigold  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Report - Generator fault behind fire on bulker Marigold
A generator fault was behind a fire on board the 207,250dwt bulk carrier Marigold in Port Hedland, Western Australia on 13 July, according to preliminary findings released today.

 Eurodam  (Passagierschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Eurodam Achieves perfect score of 100 on United States Public Health Inspection
Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam achieved a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This achievement marks the seventh consecutive perfect score for the ship. The unannounced inspection of ms Eurodam was held Oct. 22, 2014, during a call at Boston, Mass.

 Midnatsol  (Passagierschiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Hurtigruten Becomes British - Sale to a British equity firm planned
If all goes according to plan, Norwegian Hurtigruten will soon be British-owned. The board has recommended a sale to TDR Capital – a British equity firm. At NOK 7 per share, the company has been valued at NOK 2.94 billion. Driving the transaction are majority shareholders Trygve Hegnar and Peter Stordalen. Hegnar previously held a majority interest in Norwegian Cruise Line and also ran the Miami-based company. Hegnar, who started buying into Hurtigruten some five years ago, has been chairman of the board and will reduce his ownership from some 33 percent to less than 5 percent. He will reportedly receive close to NOK 1 billion for his shares and is expected to post a NOK 500 million profit on the deal. Hurtigruten receives an annual government subsidy of NOK 640 million through 2019 in an agreement said to be engineered by Hegnar in 2012, far exceeding its previous support to maintain the coastal mail and cargo service in Norway.

 Rothensee  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Mittelland Canal remains closed after sinking of Rothensee
The "Rothensee" which sank at Oebisfelde underway to Berlin will be salvaged end of the week at the earliest. The Mittelland Canal remained barred between Rühen and Calvörde as the wreck was lying perpendicular in the fairway on a water depth of four to 4,5 meters. Divers were investigating the condition of the hull which may be broken in two. On Oct 30 the recovery of the 817 tons iron bars started with a dredger and was expected to last until the evening Oct 31, before the wreck itself may be raised the following week. German reports with photos: www.haz.de/Nachri... www.noz.de/deutsc... www.mdr.de/sachse...

 Kertu  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Kertu under tow to Oxelösund
On Oct 30 at 05:55 a.m. it was reported that the "Kertu" was being towed slowly toward Oxelösund by the tug "Freja" (IMO: 9175262) with the assistance of the Coast Guard vessels "KBV 002" and "KBV 031". The speed was about two knots, and the estimated arrival in Oxelösund was sometime after lunch in the afternoon. The previous evening the water depth in the cargo hold could be lowered from four to 1,5 meters. Draining continued during the night with four pumps. Winds on scene were around 4 m/s in the area now. Swedish report with photos: www.kustbevakning...

 E.r.stralsund  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Copenhagen to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 E.r.copenhagen  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Stralsund to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 E.r.copenhagen  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold en Bloc
sold en Bloc with E.R.Stralsund to undisclosed buyer each 6,4 million USD

 Blue Mckinley  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold
sold to Greek buyer 44,5 Million USD incl.T/C 13.750 per Day

 Camilla Bulker  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold
sold to Carval 40,5 million USD

 Equinox  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold
sold to undisclosed buyer

 Gas Jawa  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers as is Indonesia 400 USD/TO

 Gas Sumatera  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers 400 USD/TO as is Indonesia

 Morning Carrier  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Bright  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers 450 USD/TO

 Kota Berkat  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong breakers 490 USD/TO

 Tiger Pearl  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers 477 USD/TO

 Aghios Makarios  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Gadani breakers

 Caribe  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 29.10.14

 Kertu  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Situation stabilized
The Swedish Coast Guard estimated that the situation on board the "Kertu" has been stabilized. Later in the evening, the ship shall be taken to Oxelosund for an examination of the damages. First it was very severe weather with 3-4 meter high waves which hampered salvage efforts. But later the wind has calmed down somewhat, and the Coast Guard has been able to get over more bilge pumps. Timewise between 50 and 75 percent of the cargo hold of "Tertu" filled with water, but with the help of the Coast Guard the water level was now declining with eight centimeters per hour. The Coast Guard was unable to say anything about how the accident could happen, but that an investigation will be started. The ship had been evacuated in the afternoon because it takes in water. The master and chief engineer and personnel from the Coast Guard remained on board to try to pump water out of the ship. The Coast Guard aircraft Lifeguard 906 and the vessels "KBV 311", "KBV 03", "KBV 480" and "KBV 002" as well as the "Pilot 111" were on scene. Oil was pumped from the damaged tank to an undamaged tank. The multipurpose vessel "KBV 002 Triton" arrived at noon. During the afternoon, the ship has taken in more water, and the Maritime Administration has launched an SAR operation, trying to pump out water from the ship. The seven crew members who were evacuated have been taken care aboard the Coast Guard vessel "KBV 031". They were unharmed and in good spirits. The first Coast Guard ship on scene had been the "KBV 311" at 7.20 a.m. At 8.45 a.m. the ship came off and reported water in the hold at 11.20 a.m. As the pumps could not cope with the flooding, an SAR Operation was launched and the "Lifeguard 906" in Nörrtalje alerted. The pilot boat 111 headed for the casualty to put on board a pilot to guide the ship to Oxelösund. At 11.35 the "KBV 480" arrived and put on board two men to assess the Situation. At noon the "Kertu" listed five degrees to starboard. 15 minutes later seven of the crew were taken off. At 1.20 p.m. the tug "Freja" arrived. Winds on Scene were 8-10 meters per second. At 1.40 p.m. the "Lifeguard 906" headed to Skavsta Airport to refuel. As the seas subsided somewhat, two additional pumps could be transferred aboard. With several pumps running at 2.45 p.m. the situation improved. At 2.45 p.m. the pilot boat was released and returned to Landsort, the helicopter returned to Norrtälje. The SAR Operation ended at 3.30 p.m., turning the Mission into an environmental rescue effort with the Coast Guard being responsible. There was no estimation yet if or where lost fuel could come ashore. Swedish reports with photos: www.kustbevakning... ekuriren.se/nyhet... www.expressen.se/...

 Search  (Schleppendes Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Ghent breakers. Under tow of the tugs ANDRE B and MULTRATUG 9

 Kertu  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Cargo ship in danger of sinking
On Oct 29 at 12.45 a.m. all crew except an engineer and the master as well as members of the Swedish Coastguard left the "Kertu" which was in danger of sinking due to the strong water ingress, and severely listing to port. They still tried to get control of the water ingress. Swedish report with photos: www.kustbevakning...

 Triton  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 11/14 MONTHS T/C $9,250/DAY GLENCORE

 Voyageurs  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 11/14 MONTHS T/C $14,100/DAY SWISSMARINE

 Zhong May  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 12/16 MONTHS T/C $15,500/DAY SWISSMARINE

 El Rama  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD ON PRIVATE TERMS UNKNOWN BUYERS

 F.d.jacques Graubart  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD FOR 18.5 MILLION USD TO UNKNOWN BUYERS

 Pacific Success  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold to Breakers
SOLD FOR SCRAP $470/LDT AS IS SINGAPORE FOR DELIVERY TO BANGLADESH

 Regina Oldendorff  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD FOR 16.7 MILLION USD TO AEC CARRIERS, BAHAMAS

 Aegean Power  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED WITH SISTER 'AEGEAN Nobility' 30 MONTHS T/C $20,000/DAY CLEARLAKE

 Aegean Nobility  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED WITH SISTER 'AEGEAN POWER' 30 MONTHS T/C $20,000/DAY CLEARLAKE

 Bergina  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 12 MONTHS T/C $17,000/DAY SHELL

 Desh Vishal  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 9/12 MONTHS T/C $28,000/DAY KOCH SHIPPING, U.S.A.

 Socrates  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED WITH SISTER 'SELECAO' 2 YEARS T/C $16,450/DAY PETROBRAS, BRAZIL

 Selecao  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED WITH SISTER 'SOCRATES' 2 YEARS T/C $16,450/DAY PETROBRAS, BRAZIL

 Cansu D  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD FOR 6.5 MILLION USD TO TURKISH BUYERS

 Ravnanger  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD WITH SISTER RISNANGER 10.25 MILLION USD EACH UNKNOWN BUYERS

 Risanger  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD WITH SISTER RAVNANGER 10.25 MILLION USD EACH UNKNOWN BUYERS

 Bf Nilou  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 12 MONTHS T/C IN D/C $6,000/DAY CMA CGM - TRADING AS 'OS BODRUM'

 Zante  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

new charter
FIXED 18/24 MONTHS T/C AROUND $15,000/DAY HAPAG LLOYD

 Cape Falster  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold
SOLD FOR 4 MILLION USD To CONTINENTAL INVESTMENT, SINGAPORE

 San Felipe  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

One fire extinguished
The "San Felipe" had to be towed away from Westport some kilometers to prevent the fire from spreading to other areas of the Westport wharf after the Port Klang Fire and Rescue Services Department received an emergency call on Oct 28, 2014, at about 8.00 p.m., about the incident at Wharf 20. Three fire engines with 21 personnel from the Port Klang, Kota Raja and Andalas fire stations rushed to the scene. Several tug-boats were sent to the scene to douse the fire using seawater. Reports with photos: www.thestar.com.m... www.thestar.com.m... www.themalaymailo...

 Jolly Marrone  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold to Breakers
SOLD FOR SCRAP $465/LDT AS IS PORT RASHID FOR DELIVERY TO UNKNOWN BUYERS

 Bramani  (Tanker)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

sold to Breakers
SOLD FOR SCRAP $400/LDT AS IS INDONESIA FOR DELIVERY TO UNKNOWN BUYERS

 Mar De Marin  (Fischfangboot)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Oil observed at sinking site
After some oil was observed at the sinking site of the "Marin de Marin" which foundered after a collision on Apr 1, the Centre for Maritime Rescue Coordination (CCS) on Oct 28 sent the "Salvamar Mirach" to Vigo to investigate the risk of an oil spill. The ship had on board about eight tons of fuel when it sank. Much was spilt through cracks in the hull immediately after the collision with the "Baltic Breeze". An inspection of the wreck which was resting in a depth of 57 meters which was carried out by divers of GEAS Salvage and the Civil Guard ended with the last body being recovered and the removal of the ship rigging, ropes and other fishing gear which may have presented a hazard to navigation. Diesel and oil was spooted this week by inshore fishing boats.

 Eid  (Passagierschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Ferry ran aground at Fure
On Oct 28, 2014, around 10 a.m. the "Eid" on its way from Askvoll to Fure in Sogn/Fjordane in the Fjaler municipality with 11 passengers, three trucks, four other vehicles and a crew of four on board ran aground in a short distance to the pier while trying to dock. Two ships went to assist in case an evacutation was required, but it was decided to keep the passengers on board until the ferry was free again. The ship could be refloated at noon by a fishing vessel and the passengers and cargo were put ashore. The "Sunnfjord" was inserted to replace the ferry in the afternoon. An additional ferry was inserted at 3:10 p.m. from Askvoll to Værlandet. The departure was from Værlandet at 4:20 p.m. via Gjervik to Askvoll. Norwegian report with photos: www.firda.no/nyhe...

 Andromeda  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Andromeda sank barge on Mittelland Canal
On the Mittelland Canal in Oebisfelde the German flagged, self propelled barge "Rothensee", 772 ts (EU-No.: 04030590) sank with a cargo of 800 tons iron after the collision with the self propelled, Czech-flagged barge "Andromeda", 749 ts (EU-No.: 8348071), in the evening of Oct 28, 2014. The channel had to be closed for ship traffic and may be barred for some days. The sunken ship was trying to moor in Bergfriede but drifted straight into the fairway and was rammed by the "Andromeda". The two crew members of the "Rothensee" spent some time on the wheelhouse roof waiting for them to be rescued by firefighters. Only the bow and the aft remained above water. The "Andromeda" was barred from sailing for the length of investigations. German report with photos: www.mdr.de/sachse...

 Rothensee  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Sunk barge blocking the Mittelland Canal
On the Mittelland Canal in Oebisfelde the German flagged, self propelled barge "Rothensee", 772 ts (EU-No.: 04030590) sank with a cargo of 800 tons iron after the collision with the self propelled, Czech-flagged barge "Andromeda", 749 ts (EU-No.: 8348071), in the evening of Oct 28, 2014. The channel had to be closed for ship traffic and may be barred for some days. The sunken ship was trying to moor in Bergfriede but drifted straight into the fairway and was rammed by the "Andromeda". The two crew members of the "Rothensee" spent some time on the wheelhouse roof waiting for them to be rescued by firefighters. Only the bow and the aft remained above water. The "Andromeda" was barred from sailing for the length of investigations. German report with photos: www.mdr.de/sachse...

 Union Emma  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 29.10.14

 M.v Triumph  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 29.10.14 Plot 10

 Oeyglimt  (Passagierschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Fire in wheelhouse quickly contained
On Oct 29, 2014, a 07.16 a.m. the police in Sogn/Fjordane was notified about a fire on the "Øyglimt" which had just docked at the express terminal in Maloy/Vågsøy. There were three crew members but no passengers on board when the fire started. The crew managed to extinguish the fire in the electrical system of the wheelhouse without external assistance. The fire department, ambulance and police proceeded to the quay. The ferry crew was medically checked due to suspected smoke inhalation. Norwegian report with photos: www.fjt.no/nyhete...

 Jia Cheng 399  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Cargo ship evacuated after grounding off Dalian
On Oct 25, 2014, the "Jia Cheng 399" ran aground near Changxing Island off Dalian. The incident occurred at about 4:30 pm LT while the vessel was en route from Yingkou to Yantai. It did not sustain damage initially, but an hour after the grounding, it was listing about three degrees to port. The Liaoning authorities dispatched the rescue vessel "Bei Hai Jiu 116", two tugs and pilots. The "Jia Cheng 399" was abandoned at around 9:30 p.m. The 12-man crew was evacuated, there were no reports of injuries.

 Wen Feng 8  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Cargo vessel evacuated after crash on breakwater
On Oct 21, 2014, at 0:47 a.m., the "Wen Feng 8" ran aground close to a breakwater at the Dalian port as the crew lost control of the cargo vessel. After the crash into the breakwater, a diesel tank and three ballast tanks were damaged. The crew of 18 was evacuated, all were reported in good health condition.

 Kertu  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Grounded ship came off, leaking oil
The "Kertu" which had run aground in rough seas on Oct 29, 2014, at 4 a.m. off Öja at the Fudden reef approximately 1000 meters east of Landsort was refloated at 8.30 a.m. But it was taking in large amounts of water and was listing to starboard. It was slowly moving towards an anchorage. The ship had on board a crew of nine and 52 tons bunker fuel. The accident occurred after the ship was piloted out. The crew did not seem to have listened to, or have misunderstood, the pilot's instructions and had a wrong course to sea. The Coast Guard has not been able to board the vessel, which has been leaking oil as the vessel moved too much in the bad weather with waves of four meters heigth and winds blowing up to 20 meters per second. One tank on the ship sprung a leak, and some oil has leaked into the sea. Two Coast Guard ships, the "Triton" and the anti pollution vessel "KBV 031", were on their way to the site to prevent further leakage and to begin the cleanup. There were streaks on the water and there is a strong smell of diesel. The ship was headed from Södertälje to Kokkola. Swedish reports with photos: nynashamnsposten.... sverigesradio.se/... www.svt.se/nyhete...

 Brusno  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Grounding on Viytegra
The "Brusno" ran around on Oct 27, 2014, at 9.44 p.m. Moscow time on the Vytegra in the Russian North-West Inner Waterways. The ship got stuck outside the fairway. No damages were reported, the salvage was under way. The vessel was loaded with 1914 tons of gravel.

 Rescue Dagfinn Paust  (SAR-Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Lifeboat towed disabled fishing vessel
The Norwegian f/v "Vornesvaering" (MMSI-No.: 57518600; CS: LK5647) was disabled after the net fouled its propeller off Andenes on Oct 29, 2014. The NSSR-lifeboat "Dagfinn Paust" was called to assist and towed the 15-m-vessel to port. Photo: https://twitter.com/NSSR/status/527061179093778432

 Amen  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Sold to breakers
Ther former "Loveboat" No. 2 has been renamed "Amen" and was listed as "to be broken up" on Oct 14, 2014. The ship anchored off Port Said on Oct 24, destined to Dubai with an ETA as of Nov 8, after having finished its last cruise in Avonmouth.

 Happy Star  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

BigLift Shipping Welcomes Happy Star
BigLift Shipping celebrates the name-giving of its new HeavyLift Vessel Happy Star. The ceremony was held at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamen and was performed by Mrs Leanda Breakell, spouse of Mr. Greg Breakell, Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd. Happy Star is the latest addition to BigLift Shipping’s fleet of Heavy Lift Vessels. She was built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in China. With her 29 m wide deck and two 900 mt heavy lift mast cranes she will be the new flag ship. Together with Happy Sky, the Happy S Series is now complete. Happy Star features two 900 mt Heavy Lift Mast Cranes – built by Huisman and installed at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamen – which make her excellently geared for the handling of heavy cargoes all over the world. With her high crane pedestals and lengthened jib she has a lifting height unmatched in the worldwide fleet of heavy lift vessels. Happy Star is 156 m long and has 18.374 dwt. Her length and the forward position of her superstructure offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. She has pontoon type hatch covers and a large poop deck which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage. Source: www.maritime-exec...

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Al Qaeda targets oil tankers in Gibraltar
Terror chiefs have called on militants to destroy tankers bound for the west by ramming them with boats laden with explosives or by hijacking the ships and running them aground. An attack would cause “phenomenal” reaction around the world and help ramp up oil prices, shipping rates and maritime insurance as well as military spending. British oil workers in the Middle East are also legitimate targets according to the new Al Qaeda magazine, Resurgence, released last week. A spokesman for the Government of Gibraltar told the Sunday Express: “This is not the first time that threats have been made to target merchant shipping passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. “Defence and security in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters is the responsibility of the United Kingdom Government and not of the Government of Gibraltar. “Having said that, it is only to be expected that those responsible for security in the region will take every precaution possible.” The Ministry of Defence confirmed last night it was aware of the threats and would act accordingly. Every year 106,000 ships, including 5,000 oil tankers bound for the West, pass through the Strait.

 Ningbo
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Ningbo on track to push Busan from number 5 spot in world port ranking
NINGBO-Zhoushan port in eastern China's Zhejiang province handled 1.7 million TEU in September and is now positioned to knock out Korea's Busan as the world's No 5 container port.

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Saint Lawrence Seaway Workers Threaten Strike on Friday Oct. 31
(Reuters) – Union workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, have given notice of a possible strike, which could start on Friday afternoon, Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, said on Tuesday. The not-for-profit St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp could not immediately be reached for comment. During another dispute with the same union in 2008, the corporation said a strike could close the Seaway. Unifor has five locals and 460 members along the waterway, which stretches from Montreal to Lake Erie. All five locals have given 72 hours’ strike notice. The union said the two sides are in talks. The Seaway has been retrofitting locks to operate automatically, and eliminating staff that run them. Unifor said that is a key contract issue, and it is arguing that some staff should be kept at the locks to respond to emergencies. (Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson and Richard Chang)

 Al Riffa  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Fire breaks out on Al Riffa after collision with San Felipe at Port Klang
Two large containerships collided Tuesday night (Oct. 28) at Malaysia’s Port Klang, sparking a large fire on at least one of the vessels. The containerships involved were the Marshall Islands-flagged MV San Felipe and the Maltese-flagged MV Al Riffa. A photo from the scene shows a large fire in the cargo area of the San Felipe and damage to some of the containers on deck. A spokesman for the Port Klang Fire and Rescue Services Department said that they were notified of the incident at approximately 8 p.m. local time, according to reports. The spokesman added that a fire broke out onboard the Al Riffa and it was towed away from the scene to prevent the fire from spreading to the wharf. No injuries have been reported. Looking at the AIS data from both vessels, it appears the inbound MV San Felipe struck the moored Al Riffa. Firefighting operations were expected to continue overnight.

 San Felipe  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Containerships Catch Fire After Collision at Malaysia’s Port Klang
Two large containerships collided Tuesday night at Malaysia’s Port Klang, sparking a large fire on at least one of the vessels. The containerships involved were the Marshall Islands-flagged MV San Felipe and the Maltese-flagged MV Al Riffa. A photo from the scene shows a large fire in the cargo area of the San Felipe and damage to some of the containers on deck. A spokesman for the Port Klang Fire and Rescue Services Department said that they were notified of the incident at approximately 8 p.m. local time, according to reports. The spokesman added that a fire broke out onboard the Al Riffa and it was towed away from the scene to prevent the fire from spreading to the wharf. No injuries have been reported. Looking at the AIS data from both vessels, it appears the inbound MV San Felipe struck the moored Al Riffa. Firefighting operations were expected to continue overnight.

 Costa Diadema  (Passagierschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Fincantieri S.p.A. delivers Costa Diadema to Costa Cruises
Costa Cruises announced on Oct. 25 that it “presented” its new ship, the Costa Diadema. She has been built for a 550 million euro at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. According to the yard, the project has involved approximately 1,000 shipyard workers plus another 2,500 subcontractors and about 400 contracted suppliers, most of which are Italian firms, engaged for the fitting-out of the interiors of the cruise ship. The Diadema is the 12th cruise ship built in Italy by Fincantieri for Costa, for a total investment worth more than 5 billion euro. “Costa Diadema is our new flagship, she will set new standards in the European cruise industry and further strengthen Costa's leadership in Europe. She is the best expression of our new brand positioning: Italy's finest. It`s passion and modern Italian lifestyle, hospitality and elegance" commented Costa’s CEO, Michael Thamm. Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri S.p.A. said:“Costa Diadema is the 44th cruise ship we have built since 2002 and the 12th cruise ship we have built for Costa. This is thus a very special occasion to us and we are very proud to present the latest result of the Italian excellence, which confirms our leading position in ship design and construction for cruise sector, a sector without parallel in terms of technological complexity and competitiveness.” At 132,500 gross tons, more than 300 meters long and 37 meters wide, the Diadema has 1,862 passenger staterooms. Costa promised she will be an Ambassador of Italy’s finest offering the best of Italian lifestyle, entertainment, gastronomy and hospitality. The interiors were described as “even cozier, roomier and more modern in terms of facilities and layout of her public areas. She is a cutting-edge vessel which offers large, split-level rooms directly overlooking the sea and conveniently interconnected, thus evoking the atmosphere of a buzzing Italian seaside resort.” The outside promenade on deck five is said to be like “a real terrazza all’ italiana,” extending over 500 meters, where passengers can go for a stroll and enjoy the spectacular view over the sea, or relax in one of the several bars and restaurants. After the delivery, the Diadema will set sail from Venice on October 30 and will reach Trieste, from which her “vernissage cruise” will start on November 1, then call at Dubrovnik, Corfù, Malta and Naples, arriving in Genoa on November 7, for her naming event. The Diadema will be deployed in the Mediterranean from November 8 until the end of 2015 summer season, sailing seven-day cruises from Savona to Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Naples and La Spezia. Source: Costa Press Release

 Quantum Of The Seas  (Passagierschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Quantum of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean
On Oct. 28 in Bremerhaven, Meyer Werft delivered the 167,800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean. The first ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness. It features highly energy-efficient systems, optimised hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems, according to a statement released by Meyer Werft.

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Cruise Vessels Can Now Plug In For Shore Power At Port Of Halifax
The air may be a little less polluted over the Halifax waterfront now that the port authority is wired for cruise ships. Until this fall, all cruise ships that docked in Halifax used diesel-powered auxiliary engines to run their electrical systems during their stay. But a new, $10-million shore-based power system at Pier 22 will reduce diesel use for ships wired to hook up to land-based power.The Halifax Port Authority doesn’t have numbers on how many litres of diesel fuel the power will save per ship per visit but said the systemcan provide nine to 13 megawatts an hour, or about enough to run a homefor a year.George Malec, the authority’s vice-president of operations and business development, said at the announcement Sunday that besides cutting emissions, the move could boost traffic to the port because of the cost-savings. Source : thechronicleherald

 Red7 Alliance  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Red7Marine Acquires New Diving Support Vessel
Red7Marine Offshore, air diving provider based in Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen, will add saturation diving to its wide range of offshore and subsea services to the oil & gas and renewables markets with diving support vessel Red7Alliance. Capable of working worldwide, the vessel will operate from the company’s Great Yarmouth marine base where it is ideally placed for use by companies working in the southern and central North Sea. Martin Spurr, chairman of Red7Marine Group, said: “We already have companies waiting to use our services and the vessel will go straight to her first deployment as soon as she arrives in Great Yarmouth.”The acquisition is a milestone for the Red7Marine Group whose turnover has grown tenfold from £5.5m in 2008 when it was formed through the merger of Anglian Marine Services and Haven Ports to over £50m this financial year. It employs about 100 people around the UK with more than 200 divers, vessel crews and sub-contractors working across its operations at any time.The company will soon announce key on and offshore job opportunities and services for Red7Alliance when she joins the Dynamic Positioning II vessels Red7 Tonjer and Red7 Reel in the Red7Marine Offshore fleet. Key features of the 78.3m vessel – purpose-designed for working in close proximity to structures due to her superior station holding capabilities and folding helicopter deck- include a 16-man saturation diving system allowing continuous diving operation, accommodation for 80 people and 140t main deck crane. Source : offshorewind.biz

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Record-breaking ship arrives in Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour has welcomed the largest vessel to have docked in the city, as its latest plans for the proposed expansion at Nigg Bay continue on public display. The MV PACIFIC ADVENTURE, a general cargo and container vessel, which is 160m in length and 27m wide, now holds the record at the port with a gross tonnage of 19,128 tonnes, beating previous record holder, the diving support vessel, SKANDI ARCTIC, by 488 tonnes. The Hartmann Project Lines vessel, under the agency of Euroline Shipping, recently arrived with a cargo of oilfield materials from Mauritania. Aberdeen Harbour chief executive Colin Parker said: “Our ability to accommodate vessels of this size is thanks to a programme of strategic engineering work, completed in 2012, which widened and deepened the navigation channel.It illustrates a trend towards bigger, more efficient vessels requiring access to Aberdeen and further reinforces the need for the development of a second, deeper port facility at Nigg Bay, if the North East of Scotland is to remain economically competitive.”

 Ji Da  (Frachtschiff)
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vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Abu Dhabi welcomes first ship of the new cruise season
Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s (ADPC) Zayed Port has welcomed the first cruise ship of the 2014/2015 season. The MS Rotterdam which called on Saturday 25 October kicks off the new season which will see 93 ships and 220,000 passengers visiting Abu Dhabi, the company said in its press release.

 Independence  (Tanker)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Lithuanian President welcomes LNG storage vessel "Independence" in Klaipėda
On October 27, 2014, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the welcoming ceremony for the arrival of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel "Independence" in Klaipėda, the presidential press center says. This terminal is a guarantor of energy and geopolitical security that will ensure energy self-sufficiency and security of Lithuania. This is the first strategic project under the European Energy Security Strategy successfully implemented in the Baltic region. Taking part in the welcoming ceremony also are Prime Ministers of Lithuania, Latvia, members of the U.S. Senate, representatives from Norway, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and other EU member states and EU institutions. "In the twenty-fifth year of its re-independence, Lithuania again stands proud of its strong spirit, courage and political will. The liquefied natural gas terminal is an important strategic project and a great victory of our state. It is not only energy independence, but also political freedom. From now on, nobody will dictate us the price for gas or buy our political will," the President said. According to President Grybauskaitė, the Klaipėda LNG terminal will play a very special role - it will be a security guarantee for the whole region. If necessary, it will be able to cover 90 percent of the three Baltic States' gas supply needs. Lithuania, the first of the Baltic States, has built a liquefied natural gas terminal. It took only three and a half years to implement this project. The LNG terminal, according to the President, is further proof that we can seek ambitious goals and stand responsible for the future of Lithuania. The LNG storage vessel was built for Lithuania in South Korea by Norwegian company Höegh LNG in association with South Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries. 57 liquefied natural gas terminals operate in Europe. Sweden is the only of our neighboring countries to have such a facility. The President has consistently encouraged and supported the implementation of the LNG project, the statement says.

 MSC Magnifica  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Damen awarded cruise repair contract
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) has been awarded a cruise repair and maintenance contract from MSC Cruises. Built in 2010, the MSC Magnifica is 293 m long and has a capacity for more than 2,500 passengers. She arrived in Rotterdam on October 20 and is berthed at the yard’s largest drydock, which is 307 m in length. The timescale is tight, with the ship expected to stay for 18 days. The scope includes extensive steelwork, cleaning, painting and replacement piping, as well as the entire renewal of the rudder system, the company said in its press release. Khalil Benjelloul, Cruise Vessels Product Manager of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, said the Group is delighted to welcome such a magnificent cruise vessel to Rotterdam and explains that the project is certainly a challenge given the timeframe. “During the drydocking the 700-strong crew will largely stay on the vessel and they have to be able to carry out their normal activities safely, so it is quite a logistical operation. At the same time, there could be up to 300 of our workers and subcontractors dealing with the project.”Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 15 repair and conversion yards worldwide, most of which are based around the North Sea. “Rotterdam was the preferred yard because it offers the large capacity needed and additionally, the MSC Magnifica will sail straight on to Hamburg, where she picks up her passengers for her next cruise. Source: portnews

vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Kalmar Bags 9 RTGs Order from Piraeus Container Terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a repeat order for nine all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) S.A. in Greece, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited. The cranes, four of which are the world's widest, will help the port meet its twin goals of increasing both capacity and savings. The deliveries are scheduled for 2015. This order further consolidates Kalmar's partnership with the terminal, as Mr Li Jianchun, Deputy General Manager of PCT, explains: "We currently operate Kalmar RTGs, straddle carriers, reachstackers, forklift trucks, empty container handlers and terminal tractors. The latest Kalmar E-One2 Zero Emission RTGs go beyond regular stacking capacity, with four of the units 10+1 wide and five 9+1 wide, which will help us maximise space utilisation in the container yard."

 High Island 4  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Drydocks World to carry out major repair on rig “High Island IV” for Shelf Drilling
Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas, and energy sectors, has been chosen to carry out the drydocking and repairs of the jack-up “High Island IV” for Shelf Drilling, one of the major players in the shallow water drilling market, and owners of 40 rigs worldwide.

vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Vasiliko oil terminal ‘almost ready’, first shipments ‘soon’
THE ambitious oil storage terminal project at Vasiliko should be completed very soon, with the first shipments expected soon after, company officials told a visiting delegation of the ruling Democratic Rally (DISY) party, headed by its president Averof Neophytou yesterday. The party leader said the oil storage terminal facilities of VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV) “is one of the largest investment in Cyprus today and a good solution for the transfer of oil stocks currently stored in Larnaca.” He also expressed his belief that with the increase of competition when the terminal begins operations, fuel costs will be reduced. He was accompanied by House Trade committee chairman Lefteris Chrystoforou, MPs Andreas Michaelides, Zacharias Zachariou, Efthymios Diplaros and other party executives. The visit was concluded with a tour at the jetty of the terminal on one of the company’s cutting-edge tug boats that will be used to tow tank vessels. George Papanastasiou, CEO of VTTV, said that the construction phase will be completed soon and the operations phase will begin shortly with the arrival of the first tank vessel. The project, that VTVV says will make Cyprus an oil product trading hub for international markets and will generate multiple benefits for the country’s economy, includes an oil storage terminal with 28 tanks of 544,000 cubic metres capacity and a jetty that will service over 500 tank vessels per year. VTTV is a subsidiary of VTTI, a joint venture of the Dutch energy giant Vitol and MISC, a major shipping company owned by the Malaysian state oil company Petronas. Source: Cyprus Mail

 Maersk Venturer  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Total Hires Maersk Venturer Drillship for Malaysian Job
The newly delivered drillship Maersk Venturer has just been picked by Total for a 45-day/one-well drilling job offshore Malaysia. The approximately USD $17 million contract includes a 40 day extension option. This ABS-classed deepwater rig was built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and is Maersk Drilling’s third drillship of four ordered from SHI. “We are happy to get the Maersk Venturer out working, especially with the short term challenges in the floater market, and we remain confident that we can secure another good contract for the drillship, when this short term contracts ends,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group.

 Alios  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Salamis Lines RoRo Breaks Free in Greece, Sinks Yachts
Mooring lines holding the Salamis Lines-owned RoRo Alios parted last Friday during an unexpected wind storm setting loose the 170 meter ship to her own devices in the port of Lavrio. Winds were upwards of 40 knots during the incident according to reports and the results were catastrophic for owners of two sailing yachts that were moored in the harbor. The 44-meter schooner H&B 1 was sunk and a small catamaran was left partially submerged. report with video gcaptain.com/sala...

vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Dardanelles traffic suspension after tanker engine malfunction solved
As reported, traffic was supended in the Dardanelles at 08:00 hours, on 27 October after an LNG carrier experienced an engine malfunction at Arzew – Marmara Ereglisi whilst transiting northbound. The engine malfunction was solved on board by the crew and the vessel completed her NB Dardanelles transit on the same day at 16:15 hours. Normal traffic resumes after 16:30 hours on 27 October.

vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Singapore steps up Ebola protective measures
Singapore Port Health Office now requires all arriving vessels that have been to the Ebola affected countries (ie, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo) in the past 21 days to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health Form to the Port Health Office.This form must be submitted regardless of whether there are sick passengers or crew on board. It should be submitted to the Port Health Office fax, 62228543 or by email to Port_Health_CRO@nea.gov.sg

 Tokai Maru  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Seized Chinese ship intended for Lapsset
THE Kenya Ports Authority has acknowledged it knew about the Panama vessel on Kenyan waters The vessel is being held by authorities on suspicion of unapproved offshore activities. KPA general manager operations Twalib Khamis on Thursday said the Si Hang Cai Shai vessel, a grab dredger previously known as Tokai Maru 8, has been in the country for three years. He said the vessel was used during the dredging and construction of berth 19 and will be taken to Lamu for the Lapsset project “The vessel belongs to China Communication Construction Company. The same company has been contracted for constructions in Lamu and we gave them permission to test their equipment,” Khamis told the Star on the phone.The company is also involved in the standard gauge railway construction. KPA’s response differs from the National Environment Management Authority inspection, which confirmed some sand and corals were spotted in the vessel. Source : the-star.co.ke

vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

DFDS Seaways ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Le Havre set to close
If you are a regular visitor to the heart of Normandy, taking your motorhome across on the ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre with DFDS Seaways, then you’ll need to start looking for an alternative. The DFDS website is taking bookings up until the end of 2014, after which it won’t accept them. The reason is because DFDS is closing the route. A spokesperson for DFDS Seaways commented, “It is with deep regret that I must inform you our intention to close the Le Havre–Portsmouth freight and passenger route. This hasn’t been an easy conclusion, but unfortunately one that is inevitable. Therefore our intention is to close the route towards the end of the year. Our reservations are open until the 31st December 2014.” Travellers are now being pointed in the direction of the Newhaven to Dieppe crossing as an alternative. Source : outandaboutlive

 Sewol  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

One more body recovered - victim's families want search to be continued
One more body was recovered from the "Sewol" on OCt 27 after more than three months of no progress in the search for those still missing. The badly decomposed body, presumed to be that of a woman, was found in the fourth-deck female bathroom at around 5.30 p.m. and was being lifted out. Meanwhile a majority of the families of the victims of the "Sewol" disaster wanted to continue searching in the water in a vote on whether to salvage the sunken vessel. Nine victims were still missing. Out of nine, four victim families wanted the ship to be salvaged, but it was far less than a majority. Only some 20 days would allow searching in the water in November. During the period, waves are not high and the water temperature was expected to be an average of 14.3 degrees Celsius. The rescue company 88 Underwater Environment informed the government that the company would finish searching by the end of October and withdraw the operation team. Although the company cannot disregard the government’s order and pull out as it likes, active rescue efforts cannot be expected when there are mixed opinions at the rescue site. The search operation cost the lives of two divers and five fire fighters who were moving in a helicopter to assist rescue efforts in the territory notorious for roaring waves. As most of the hull collapsed, divers cannot get into the vessel and few visible results have been made for 102 days. As winter comes, waves will get higher and water temperature drop, which makes diving more difficult. Against this backdrop, asking for continued searching operations may be too much. The lawyer for the families requested search efforts until when the bereaved families have no regrets. Lifting the vessel up to the surface also has timing and could be done in spring at the earliest. It would cost an estimated 190 million to 950 million dollar, and it remained doubtful whether how many more victims could be found even if it is done so. Given the costs and effects, the decision should be not just made by the bereaved families but also be based on experts’ discussion and a social consensus.

 Asian Trader  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Bockstiegel vessel arrested off Singapore
Singapore’s admiralty sheriff has arrested the "Asian Trader" in the early hours of Oct 25, 2014, on the instructions of local law firm HA & Chung Partnership. The ship was moored to the south west off Singapore’s Sentosa Island in position 01° 23.51'N, 103° 81.52'E.

 Anatoki  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Medevac off Timaru
Acrew member of the "Anatoki" was taken to the intensive care unit of Timaru Hospital after a medevac five kilometres off the shore in the morning of Oct 27, 2014. Timaru St John paramedics had a fairly calm retrieval trip on the PrimePort pilot boat to bring the patient back at 9.30 a.m. They stabilised the patient on board before taking him to the intensive care unit at the Timaru Hospital. The "Anatoki" berthed in Timaru at 10 a.m.

 Raunefjord  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Ferry sidelined due to oil leak
An oil leak put the "Raunefjord" out of operation on Oct 27, 2014. The ship docked at Oelansvag for repairs. Only at 6.15 p.m. the ferry service Sanvikvåg - Halhjem was resumed after the "Boknafjord" which was mobiolized as a replacement ferry had arrived from Mortavika at Sandvikvåg.

 Grande Sierra Leone  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Ship sailed in circles for hours due to missing health document
The "Grande Sierra Leone" was takein in quarantine off the Belgian coast because a health document was not delivered amid the growing tension around the Ebola virus. On return from West Africa, after a call in Tilbury, the ship set sail for Antwerp on Oct 25, 2014. On Oct 26 round 8.30 a.m. the West Flemish sea pilot came on board to bring the ship to Flushing in accordance with the normal routine until at Vlissingen the authorities stopped the ship. After it was found out that the shipping agent in Antwerp in fact had submitted a health document, the ship was allowed to dock after having sailed in circles for hours.

 Ramdane Abane  (Tanker)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Tanker suffered engine failure off Dardanelles
On Oct 27, 2014, at 09:05 a.m. the "Ramdana Abane", coming from Arzew and bound for the Botas Terminal in Silivri, suffered engine failure passing the Dardanelles on north-south course off Kilitbahir. At 10:10 a.m. the tanker with a crew of 43 on board and a cargo of 55353 tons LNG was anchored outside the traffic separation zone, sand at 1.25 p.m. it was towed to an anchorage off Marmara Eglesi by tugs. Turkish report with photos: www.coastalsafety...

 Eleonora Maersk  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

200 migrants refused to leave Good Samaritan
A boat with over 200 migrants that was expected to be brought to Malta ended up in Italy after the migrants did not want to be brought to Malta. On Oct 23, 2014, Malta’s Rescue Coordination Centre was informed that a fishing boat carrying around 200 migrants was in distress and requesting assistance 285 miles South East of Malta. The Maltese Rescue Coordination centre immediately diverted the "Eleonora Maersk" which was underway from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam and that was in the vicinity, to investigate further. Upon closer inspection and considering the worsening weather conditions with winds of force 6-7 Beaufort, it was decided to take the migrants on board the vessel. Subsequently the vessel headed in a North Westerly direction towards Malta. Vessels from the AFM’s Maritime Squadron should the migrants on board and land them at Hay Wharf Base. As the AFM patrol boats were trying to conduct the transfer of migrants from the "Eleonora Maersk", migrants on board refused to be transferred since they repeatedly requested to go to Italy. After discussions with the Italian Authorities it was agreed that the migrants would be disembarked in an Italian port. The "Eleonora Maersk" headed North with all the migrants on board.

 Kaitaki  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Passengers stuck on board due to door problem
The "Kaitaki" cancelled its Wellington-Picton return sailing in the evening of Oct 24, 2014, because of a bow door problem. Car drivers and passengers and truck drivers were stuck on the ferry for up to two hours while engineers struggled to open the doors. The crossing on Oct 24 and Oct 25 morning between Wellington and Picton were cancelled meaning additional passengers and freight were shifted to the "Arahura"'s Wellington-Picton sailing. Repairs to the "Kaitakis"’s door were completed in the afternoon of Oct 25. All three Interislander ships were back on normal schedule on Oct 26.

 Arahura  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Overloaded ferry returned to port
The Picton-bound "Arahura" was forced to return to Wellington after it sailed illegally overloaded on Oct 24, 2014. The captain realised his 440 passengers were 90 too many and made the decision to return to port. It was found out that company protocols were not followed. Once the captain became aware of the excess loading on the ship he immediately returned. The overloading occurred because the Interislander ferry "Kaitaki" cancelled its Wellington-Picton return sailing the same night because of a bow door problem. Car drivers and passengers and truck drivers were stuck on the ferry for up to two hours while engineers struggled to open the doors. The crossing on Oct 24 and Oct 25 morning between Wellington and Picton were cancelled meaning additional passengers and freight were shifted to the "Arahura"'s Wellington-Picton sailing. Repairs to the "Kaitakis"’s door were completed in the afternoon of Oct 25. All three Interislander ships were back on normal schedule on Oct 26.

 M.t Sunrise 689  (Tanker)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Investigators confirmed hijack
After an investigation, investigators had found enough grounds to determine that the "Sunrise 689" has been hijacked as reported by the vessel’s crewmembers, and were seeking help from the Interpol to track down the pirates. Through an examination of the entire vessel and the testimony of the crew, investigators concluded that the tanker suffered from a piracy attack in international waters. The Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security Based will launch an official investigation into the case and will coordinate with the Southeast Asia anti-piracy Center based in Singapore to hunt down the hijackers. It was also confirmed that the vessel’s black box had not been lost as previously reported, but police found it during their examination after the case was handed over to them from the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Border Guard on Oct 15. The provincial border guard force and the Vietnam Coast Guard had handled the case when the vessel was escorted by three Coastguard boats to the coastal city of Vung Tau on Oct 11, nine days after the hijacking occurred. The black box has been sent to the Vietnam Maritime Administration for examination to collect information stored in the device. According to a report of the ship’s captain, Nguyen Quyet Thang, the hijacking occurred on Oct 2 when the ship was transporting 5,226 tons of oil from Singapore to the northern Vietnamese southern of Quang Tri. The hijackers were armed with guns and knives. Some of them took control of the crew, while others destroyed the vessel’s communications system. They assaulted several sailors, including machinist Luong Dai Thanh, who suffered a broken toe and a badly injured left kneecap; and crewman Tran Van Lich, who sustained an ankle injury, the captain said. After offloading about 2,000 tons of oil, the pirates freed the ship at around 2 am on Oct 9 near Thai waters.

 Frank W.  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Cargo ship stuck in Kiel Canal embankment
En route from Kunda to La Pallice the "Frank W" ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal on Oct 27, 2014, close to the ferry pt. Fischerhütte. It had entered the canal westbound at 2 p.m. and had a stop in Rendsburg short past 5 p.m. The tug "Wolf" was dispatched from Brunsbüttel at 8.30 p.m. to pull the ship out which succeeded short before 11 p.m. The ship berthed at the South Quay in Brunsbüttel on Oct 28 at 1.30 a.m. for investigations. The vessel resumed its voyage from Brunsbüttel to La Rochelle/La Pallice after investigations were completed on Oct 28 at 2.30 p.m. Photo: www.vesseltracker...

 Sylt  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Sylt left Rauma following grounding
On Oct 23, 2014 around noon the "Sylt" docked in at the MSR Gryfia S.A. in Szczecin coming from Rauma after some temporary repairs and inspections during cargo discharge. The ship had sailed from Rauma on Oct 20. On Oct 11 at 2.15 a.m. the vessel had got out of the fairway and touched the bottom. One ballast tank on starboard side was breached, and the ship developed a list. It was escorted back to the harbour by the tug "Apollon" and the patrol boat "Uisko". Also a rescue helicopter from Turku had been readied for a possible evacuation of the ship's 13-member crew and the pilot. Finnish report with photo: ls24.fi/jutut/jut...

 Auto Baltic  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Car carrier in allision in Bremerhaven
On Oct 26 around 8.30 p.m. the "Auto Baltic", coming from St. Petersburg, allided with the quay of the Northern lock in Bremerhaven while entering it. The ship was entering the lock Stern first when it hit the quay with the port side. The captain had misjugded the wind and current. Both the ship and the quay were damaged. The hull was dented and some rafters bent. The ship berthed in the Kaiser Dock 2 at 10 p.m. German report with photo: www.kreiszeitung....




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