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 Fast Julia  (Frachtschiff)
vor 13 Std von Timsen

Fatigue caused grounding off Hiddensee
On Dec 21, 2014 at 01:23 a.m. the "Fast Julia", enroute from Antwerp to Kaliningrad, ran aground northwest of Hiddensee at the l/h Dornbusch. The ship got off with own means and was ordered to enter the Ferry port of Sassnitz/ Mukran for inspections. The ship berthed on Dec 22 at 07:26 a.m. at berth 6 where Police boarded the ship and prohibited it from sailing. The cause of the grounding was fatigue of the helmsman. Drug tests were negative. He had to pay a safety fine of 228,50 Euro. In the run of the day a Port State Control was to be carried out.

 Melody  (Frachtschiff)
vor 16 Std von Timsen

Iron ore became wet on the Northsea
After the "Melody" had departed from Rotterdam on Dec 5, 2014, loaded with iron ore, the vessel reported to the Dutch Coast Guard that the cargo was getting wet and they encountered stability problems. The vessel was directed to the Den Helder anchorage where the ship was moored on Dec 6 and authorities boarded the vessel for inspection. The master was then informed that further sailing was prohibited and the vessel had to be discharged first. The "Melody" berthed in the Naval Harbour Willemsoord on Dec 11 and shifted to berth 36-39 in Den Helder on Dec 22 for further action. Dutch report with photos: www.newdeep.nl/na...

 Atlant  (Fischfangboot)
vor 16 Std von Timsen

Senior foreman died in fire
A fire broke out aboard the "Atlant" fishing near the Kuril island of Simushir in the Sakhalin Region, killing a senior Foreman in the night of Dec 21, 2014. Two vessels, the "Yasny" and the "Vostok", approached the burning Atlant and took aboard the crew from the burning ship. The senior foreman suffocated in smoke and died. The master suffered two broken fingers. There was a strong storm at the site of the incident.

 Folgefonn  (Passagierschiff)
vor 16 Std von Timsen

Disabled ferry towed to shore
On Dec 22, 2014, at 7:09 a.m. the ferry service Jektavik-Nordhuglo-Hodnanes was suspended because the "Folgefonn" had suffered technical trouble. The ferry was on its usual route when an engine error caused a full stop. The Coast Guard towed the drifting ferry to Sunde where the passengers were disembarked, while Norled was looking for a reserve ferry. Norwegian report with photo: www.sunnhordland....

 Uranus Gas  (Tanker)
vor 16 Std von BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 14.12.14

 Lorelei  (Tanker)
vor 17 Std von Timsen

Medevac off New Orleans
The US Coast Guard medevaced a Filipino crewmember from the "Lorelei" 23 miles south of Southwest Pass on Dec 21, 2014. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the crew of the tanker reporting a crewmember was suffering from a reportedly broken left leg. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch and arrived on scene to hoist the Filipino crewmember at 12:38 p.m. The aircrew flew the patient to the West Jefferson Medical Center and safely transferred him for further medical care. Report with video: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Stena Danica  (Passagierschiff)
vor 20 Std von arnekiel

Unique district heating connection to Stena Danica launched
Earlier this month, Stena Line, the City of Gothenburg and Göteborg Energi inaugurated the connection of the district heating network to the Stena Line ship, Stena Danica. This is the first time a ship in regular service has been connected to a district heating network. The innovative connection will result in a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in Gothenburg of approximately 500 tons per year.

 Fugro Frontier  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 20 Std von arnekiel

Third and final Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessel delivered to Fugro N.V.
December 15th 2014. Three months after its last delivery, Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen on December 12th 2014. Like her sisters, FUGRO FRONTIER is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a variety of tasks. However, FUGRO FRONTIER has benefited from tailoring to the conditions she will meet in its chosen market off the coast of Africa. This will be utilised as a survey vessel where areas of shallow water would prevent a larger craft from entering. Although FUGRO FRONTIER is the third vessel to have been recently built directly by Damen for Fugro, recent years have seen the two groups developing a relationship through collaboration on a number of refit projects. A further vessel for Fugro is also presently under construction in Brazil.

 El Danto  (Schlepper)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

EPN takes delivery of new Damen tug
Damen Sales Manager Pieter Becker signed the contract for the Stan Tug 2608 on 2 September this year, during a maritime trade mission to Nicaragua organised by the Netherlands Council for Trade. Mr Becker: “For the client, the delivery time was the most important factor. Building proven vessels from stock, we’ve been able to meet EPN’s requirements very quickly.” The Stan Tug 2608, named EL DANTO, was built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. She is currently on her way to Nicaragua, sailing on her own keel and is expected to arrive in the country’s largest port, Puerto Corinto, on 26 December. “The port already has smaller Damen tugs in its fleet,” says Mr Becker. “Now, though, they need a more powerful harbour tug, to work with the largest vessels the port handles. The Stan Tug 2608, with a 47 tonne bollard pull, is a perfect fit for the job.”

vor 21 Std von arnekiel

Fears grow that Stena Line could pull out of Dún Laoghaire-Holyhead route
After the recent cancellation of Stena Line's Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead service over the Christmas period, it is now thought that the ferry operator could be considering completely pulling out of the harbour.It is understood that Stena and Dún Laoghaire Harbour are in negotiations over the future of the service. The Irish Times reports that neither side will comment on the finances of the deal, as they say that the information is "commercially sensitive". Stena already operate a route between Dublin Port and Holyhead. Located just 14km north of Dún Laoghaire, the port could absorb traffic if the south Dublin service is withdrawn.Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead sailings normally run through the summer, and over the busy Christmas period. When the the company announced that this year's festive service had been dropped it cited, "commercial and operational reasons".Stena is believed to be Dún Laoghaire Harbour's biggest customer. The company have recently indicated its plans to try and attract more cruise traffic.These boats generally dock in Dublin Port and the harbour is arguing that it is better suited to tourist traffic. The Stena plan to attract more traffic is being backed by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement Group. The harbour company is planning to spend €15m building a special berth for cruise traffic.Some 23 cruise ships are expected to bring 66,867 passengers to Dún Laoghaire in 2015. Source : irishexaminer

 Fv Morn Seselwa  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

PIRIOU delivers a new 80 m tuna purse seiner to SAPMER
PIRIOU has just delivered its 8th tuna purse seiner to SAPMER, a 80 m tuna deep freezer of 1,520 m3 capacity with special design. Built by PIRIOU in Vietnam, "MORN SESELWA" will operate in the Indian Ocean while based in the Seychelles. She is an evolution of the previous 90 m tuna seiner generation and benefits from the feedback of the existing fleet and from a close collaboration between the ship-owner and the shipyard for future development.“MORN SESELWA" is a versatile vessel designed to be operated in the Indian Ocean as well as in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans thanks to several variants. PIRIOU will offer its other potential customers this design as a part of its tuna deep seiner range.

 Nave Sextans  (Tanker)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

Navios Maritime Announces Employment for MR2 Product Tanker
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the NAVE PYXIS and the NAVE SEXTANS have been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for three years at a rate of $16,294 net per day. The vessels are expected to generate approximately $7.0 million of annual EBITDA (approximately $20.9 million of aggregate EBITDA for the charter period in total) assuming operating expense approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Acquisition stated, “The rate environment for tankers has materially improved and we have taken advantage of this dynamic by securing three year charters at attractive rates. As the rate market evolves, we would expect to re-balance our charter periods to include longer term contracts when available.”Navios Acquisition has contracted 66.9% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2015.The average charter-out period of Navios Acquisition’s fleet is 1.1 years. Source: Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.

 Nave Pyxis  (Tanker)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Announces Employment for Two MR2 Product Tankers
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the NAVE PYXIS and the NAVE SEXTANS have been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for three years at a rate of $16,294 net per day. The vessels are expected to generate approximately $7.0 million of annual EBITDA (approximately $20.9 million of aggregate EBITDA for the charter period in total) assuming operating expense approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year. Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Acquisition stated, “The rate environment for tankers has materially improved and we have taken advantage of this dynamic by securing three year charters at attractive rates. As the rate market evolves, we would expect to re-balance our charter periods to include longer term contracts when available.”Navios Acquisition has contracted 66.9% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2015.The average charter-out period of Navios Acquisition’s fleet is 1.1 years. Source: Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.

 Taklift 4  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

Boskalis awarded contract for Wikinger offshore wind farm
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) have been awarded a contract by Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea. The work comprises the transport and installation of seventy wind turbine foundations and six offshore substation piles. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 75 million for Boskalis. The Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm is located 34 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen and will generate a total capacity of 350 MW. Each of the seventy wind turbine foundations consists of a four-legged jacket and four piles that will be transported from four different locations in Europe to Sassnitz-Mukran in Germany by Boskalis barges and anchor handling tugs and Dockwise semi-submersible transport vessels. Following the transport from Sassnitz-Mukran to the wind farm the piles will be driven into the seabed after which the jackets will be installed and connected to the piles. The pile installation activities will be executed by a Boskalis Giant barge with a 1,000-tonne crane and the installation of the jackets by the Boskalis 2,200-tonne Taklift 4 sheerlegs. The project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2016 with completion expected in the fall of 2016.

 Sewol  (Passagierschiff)
vor 21 Std von arnekiel

Widow of South Korea ferry tycoon blamed for Sewol sinking gets suspended jail sentence
The widow of the South Korean tycoon blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more than 300 passengers has received a suspended 18-month jail sentence on Thursday for embezzlement.Prosecutors indicted Kwon Yoon Ja, 71, for siphoning off some US$28 million (S$36.5 million) from a business group that owns Chonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ill-fated Sewol ferry. A district court in Incheon City also sentenced her brother Kwon Oh Kyun to five years in prison for pocketing the diverted funds.Kwon Yoon Ja is the widow of Yoo Byung Eun, the late patriarch whose family controls Chonghaejin and its affiliates.Their son, Yoo Dae Kyun, was sentenced last month to three years in prison for siphoning off some US$7.2 million from Chonghaejin Marine and its six sister companies between 2002 and late last year. Yoo Dae Kyun's uncle was also sentenced to two years for misfeasance in office last month. Yoo's sister, Yoo Sum Na, is currently fighting extradition from France on similar charges as his younger brother, who is still abroad and wanted by the police, is also linked to charges of embezzlement from the family-run conglomerate. Source : straitstimes

 Jazan  (Schnellboot)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Jazan in collision in Jazan
On Dec 21, 2014, the "Jazan" had to avoid the collision with a fishing boat that passed in front of the ferry during its routine journey from the port of Farasn to the port of Jazan. The attempt by the ferry captain to avoid the fishing boat caused the collision of the ferry with the ferry "Leen Almilahiah" which was waiting for the entry of "Jazan" first to the port of Jazan and then take its turn to enter the port. There was some damage to a number of cars that were on board the ferry during the trip.

 Floreat Sh60  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Trawler took in water off Lerwick
The "Floreat" was involved in a mayday incident early on Dec 21, 2014, after getting into difficulties while fishing south-west of Fitful Head. The ship alerted the coastguard at 7.15 a.m. to report that a line had become fast to the seabed, one of her doors was open and she was listing and taking in water. Her pumps were struggling to cope with the situation. The Lerwick lifeboat was called out and the Sumburgh Coastuard helicopter proceeded to the location with extra pumps onboard. The helicopter stood by until the lifeboat arrived but by that time the situation had improved and the Floreat was able to make her own way to Lerwick with the lifeboat escorting her in. Both vessels arrived at Lerwick at around 1 p.m. Vans from L&M Engineering and the Coastguard attended on the pier. Photo: Jim TaitWhile the helicopter was on that mission another call was received by the coastguard, just after 8 a.m., to report that a crewman was injured on the Murchison oil platform, around 120 miles north-east of Shetland. The helicopter headed back to Sumburgh to refuel before tackling the second incident. Then it headed to the platform, picked up the man and landed him at Clickimin in Lerwick about 12.30 p.m. Report with photo: www.shetlandtimes...

 Al Safat  (Frachtschiff)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Captain and first officer cahrged with manslaughter
Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of the "Al Safat" with manslaughter in connection with the collision in the Red Sea that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen on Dec 20. The defendants have been detained since the incident and the prosecutor has ordered the seizure of the ship, last reported as docked in Safaga port. Three crew members of the "Badr Islam" were still missing.

 Bara Ar Vro  (Fischfangboot)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Search operation for missing crew member
On Dec 21, 2014 at 5:53 a.m. the CROSS Etel was alerted by the skipper of the "Bara Ar Vor" after a crew member, aged 40 and equipped with integrated buoyancy clothing, was missing. The ship was fishing 120 nautical miles off the Pointe de Penmarc'h. The CROSS Etel coordinated search operations and routed several commercial vessels like the "Am Jigon" and the "Sea Frontier" and the fishing vessel "Idatsa" to the area and dispatched a Cayman helicopter of the Naval Air Station Lanvéoc Poulmic which took off at 7:10 a.m., reaching the scene at 7:50 a.m. At 9 a.m. a Falcon 50 of the Naval Air Station Lann Bihoue relieving the helicopter. At 2 p.m. another Falcon 50 relieved the first aircraft. The search which was hitherto unsuccessful, should continue until nightfall.

 Symi  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Medevac in Flushing
The lifeboat from Breskens was alerted on Dec 20, 2014, after a crew member of the "Symi" suffered cardial problems and had to be evacuated urgently. The "Zeemanshoop" headed to the entrance of the lock port of Flushing where the tanker was bunkering. Once on site, two crewmembers were transferred on board the tanker to examine the patient. The emergency center was asked to send an ambulance towards the Bootliedenwacht BV which was the nearest place. The sailor complained of severe chest pain and loss of function in the arms and legs. It was decided not to take a risk and evacuate him with a stretcher. Via the gangway of the tanker and the deck of the bunker barge "Finitor" the patient was transported onto the lifeboat. Once the stretcher was in the wheelhouse it headed towards the Flushing Bootliedenwacht BV and taken to the hospital from there. Dutch report with photos: www.knrm.nl/waar-...

 Bomar Juno  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Pilot collapsed in the wheelhouse
The KNRM Breskens and a Belgian Sea King helicopter were alerted in the morning of Dec 21, 2014, due to a medical evacuation on the Wester Scheldt off Wielingen. The pilot of the "Bmoar Juno" had collapsed and become unconscious. The "Zeemanshoop" was the first to reach the tanker and transferred two crewmembers with AED and oxygen aboard to provide first aid as quickly as possible. After the lifeboat also the pilot boat went alongside to bring a new pilot on board. When the KNRM crew arrived in the wheelhouse, the man had regained consciousness. The medical condition of the man appeared to be stable, so it was decided to wait for the medical on board the Sea King, which was on site within 10 minutes. After the medical examined the patient, it was decided to evacuate him with the helicopter. Under the guidance of the physician and the KNRM crewmembers, the man was brought to the bow of the tanker. The helicopter hoisted his staff and the patient on board and headed with great urgency toward the hospital of Bruges. The lifeboat "Zeemanshoop" took off the equipment and the crew and returned to the station. Dutch report with photos: www.knrm.nl/waar-...

 Orakai  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Tanker hit fishing vessel
in the morning of Dec 21 the KNRM in Hoek van Holland and Stellendam was alerted at 07.00 a.m. after the British f/v "Margriet - LT 36", (IMO: 9284166), was in collision with the "Orakai" 45 miles off the Dutch coast. Also a helicpüter and an aircraft were dispatched to the scene. The f/v had suffered damage at port side, but the situation was under control, and the vessel headed to IJmuiden while the tanker, which had suffered only slight damage, continued the voyage from Sillamae to Portbury, ETA Dec 23, 7 a.m.. The "Antoinette" from Stellendam remained on scene, until it was sure that the situation was under control, while the "Jeanine Parqui" returned to Hoek van Holland at 9 a.m. Neither the Crew of four of the f/v nor the crew of 13 aboard the chemical tanker were injured. The "Margriet" berthed in the fishing port of Ijmuiden at 3 p.m. Dutch Report with photos: visserijnieuws.pu...

 Simple  (Tanker)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Suspected fire was only smoke
The KNRM-boat "Antoinette" from Stellendam" and "Jeanine Parqui" from Hoek van Holland as well as an aircraft and a helicopter of the Dutch Coastguard were alerted due to a suspected fire after much smoke emerged from the "Simple" on the anchorage of Rotterdam off Hoek van Holland on Dec 17, 2014, at 11.37 a.m. One man was hoisted onto the tanker to investigate the cause. It emerged that there was no fire on board but simply a lot of smoke from the exhaust pipes. How the smoke originated was to be sorted out, it was suspected that contaminated fuel was the cause.

 Margriet Lt36 Fv  (Fischfangboot)
vor 1 Tag von Timsen

Fishing vessel hit by tanker
in the morning of Dec 21 the KNRM in Hoek van Holland and Stellendam was alerted at 07.00 a.m. after the British "Margriet - LT 36" was in collision with the Gibraltar flagged tank m/v "Orakai" (IMO: 9402689), 45 miles off the Dutch coast. Also a helicpoter and an aircraft were dispatched to the scene. The f/v had suffered damage at port side, but the situation was under control, and the vessel headed to IJmuiden while the tanker, which had suffered only slight damage, continued the voyage from Sillamae to Portbury, ETA Dec 23, 7 a.m.. The "Antoinette" from Stellendam remained on scene, until it was sure that the situation was under control, while the "Jeanine Parqui" returned to Hoek van Holland at 9 a.m. Neither the Crew of four of the f/v nor the crew of 13 aboard the chemical tanker were injured. The "Margriet" berthed in the fishing port of Ijmuiden at 3 p.m. with a crushed wheelhouse, damage to the gear, a bent mast and a damaged diesel tank with eight tons of diesel most of which had leaked onto sea. The cutter only had been allowed to enter the port of IJmuiden after the Coast Guard plane had established that there was no outflow any more. At the quay the ship was surrounded by an oil boom and then the tanks were drained. Dutch reports with photos: www.kovanleeuwen.... visserijnieuws.pu... www.ijmuidercoura... https://twitter.com/KNRM/status/546698251463057408/photo/1

vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Mitsui to participate in new container terminal development in Jakarta jointly with Ipc, Nyk Line & Psa
Mitsui & Co, Ltd., jointly with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) ("IPC"), PSA International Pte Ltd ("PSA") and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha ("NYK Line") have agreed to participate in the construction and operation of a new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, Indonesia. This new terminal will be developed and operated by the newly established project company PT New Priok Container Terminal One ("NPCT1"), the company said in its press release.

 Geco Triton  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Ocean Yield ASA sells the seismic vessel Geco Triton
Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to sell the 1991 built seismic vessel "Geco Triton" to the charterer for USD 8.2 million. The sales price includes full payment of remaining charterhire until December 2015. The current book value of the vessel is about USD 12 million. As there is no debt on the vessel, the net cash proceeds will be equal to the sales price, the company said in its press release. About Ocean Yield:Ocean Yield is a ship owning company with investments within oil-service and industrial shipping. The company focuses on modern assets with long-term charters to solid counterparties. The company has a significant contract backlog that offers visibility with respect to future earnings and dividend capacity. Ocean Yield has an ambition to pay attractive and growing quarterly dividends to its shareholders.

 Vos Glamour  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Vroon announces delivery of VOS Glamour
Vroon has taken delivery of VOS Glamour. The vessel was delivered to the company at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, the company said in its press release. VOS Glamour is a 60-m field-support vessel (FSV) and the first in a series of four such FSVs being built at the Shipyard for Vroon. The vessels feature a revolutionary, wave-piercing bow shape. The remaining three vessels will be delivered to the company over the next few months. The company has ordered a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery between 2014 and 2016. In a ceremony held last month at the Shipyard, VOS Glamour was christened by Mrs Renza Stanga, aunt of Vroon’s Managing Director, Coco Vroon. VOS Glamour will be heading for the North Sea, where she will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen.

vor 1 Tag von arnekiel

Port Workers in Argentine Grain Hub End Strike
Port workers in part of the Argentine grains hub of Rosario lifted a work stoppage on Friday, only a day after they went on strike over demands for higher year-end bonuses, a union official said. The strike briefly halted activity at the ports of Timbues, San Martin and San Lorenzo, all part of the Rosario shipping complex along the Parana River. "We just signed a deal with the export companies, which has allowed us to end the work stoppage," Edgardo Quiroga, spokesman for the CGT labor organization told Reuters. Argentina is the world's No. 3 soybean exporter and top supplier of soymeal livestock feed. It is also a major producer of wheat, shipped mostly to neighboring Brazil, and corn. Labor relations are touchy in Argentina, where pay increases lag the country's soaring inflation rate, which some private economists estimate is around 40 percent, far higher than official estimates.

 Klaverbank  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Ship adrift in gale after engine failure
In the afternoon of Dec 19, 2014, the "Klaverbank" went adrift in a southwest gale 15 miles NW of Smøla after having suffered engine failure enroute from Mo i Rana to Averøya. Florø radio was notified at 4.51 p.m. After some hours the crew of eight was able to start the engine again during the night, and the ship proceeded to Kristiansund for further repairs where it safely berthed on Dec 20 at 4.35 p.m.

 Hai An Cheng  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von BerndU

arrived Scrapyard
arrived Jiangyin scrapyard 20.12.14

 Beagle I  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Search for man lost over board
A search was being conducted for a missing crew member from athe "Beagle 1" approximately 210 nautical miles south-southeast of Palau. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report from Japan Coast Guard in the evening of Dec 18, 2014, regarding a man who went overboard from the cargo ship. The "Beagle 1" conducted initial searches of the area. The Coast Guard Sector Guam is coordinating the search along with the container ship, a U.S. Navy aircraft from Kadena Air Base in Japan, and the Palau patrol boat PSS "President H. I. Remeliik".

 Skogoy  (Schnellboot)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Disabled ferry assisted to Bodø
On Dec 18, 2014, the Norwegian lifeboat "Sundt Flyer" was called to assist the "Skogsøy" which had suffered engine trouble during trials after a yard stay at Svolvær. The Ferry was towed to Bodø. Norwegian photo report: https://twitter.com/NSSR/status/545578938622541824/photo/1

 Abis Cardiff  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Cargo ship towed to Cherbourg
Enroute from Rouen, where she had sailed on Dec 17, to Nador the "Abis Cardiff" reported engine trouble to the CROSS Jobourg, on Dec 18, 2014, at 3 p.m. The vessel was drifting 18 nm north of the Cap de la Hague in the English Channel. The owner contracted the "Abeille Liberte" (IMO; 9308699) to assist. In the evening the ship was taken under tow despite bad weather. The convoy arrived off Cherbourg at 4:10 a.m. in the morning of Dec 19, supported by the port tugs "Sirocco" and "Saire" of theCherbourg naval base. The ship was anchored and waited for another tug to be towed to Rotterdam. French report with photo: https://www.premar-manche... www.meretmarine.c...

 Grampian Venture  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Supply ship disabled off Aberdeen
On Dec 18, 2014, at 5.30 p.m. the "Grampian Venture" reported to the Aberdeen Coast Guard to have been disabled and to be drifting around 100 miles east of Aberdeen in the North Sea. A tug was sent to tow the supply ship to Aberdeen, ETA Dec 20.

 Pasila  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von Timsen

Propulsion damage needs repairs in Tallinn
When the "Pasila" touched bottom in Raahe harbour basin in the evening of Dec 13, the ship suffered damage at the rudder and propeller. On Oct 18 at 5 a.m. the ship was towed as dead vessel out of Raahe for drydocking in Tallinn for repairs by the Finnish tug "Ukko", ETA Dec 21, 3 a.m.

 MSC Oscar  (Frachtschiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

MSC Containership to Edge Out CSCL Globe as World’s Biggest Boxship
The battle over the title of world’s biggest boxship continues with Mediterranean Shipping Company announcing the upcoming delivery of the MSC Oscar, a 19,224 TEU capacity containership. MSC Oscar has been under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea and plans call for the ship to be put into service next month. With a nominal carrying capacity of 19,224 TEU, the containership will narrowly beat out China Shipping Container Lines’ CSCL Globe, which can carry 19,000 TEU and is currently embarked on its maiden voyage from China to Europe. Despite its greater carrying capacity, MSC Oscar will measure just 395.4 meters long, making it shorter than the 400 meter long CSCL Globe and also the 400 meter Maersk Triple-E’s, which can carry about 18,000 TEU. MSC Oscar will however be slightly wider, with a beam measuring 59 meters compared to the 58.6 meter beam of the CSCL Globe. Triple-E’s, on the other hand, also have a beam of 59 meters, leaving many wondering where exactly they are finding the room to put the extra boxes without increasing the dimensions of these vessels. MSC says that the DNV GL-classed MSC Oscar will be registered in Panama and is expected to be inaugurated during the first week of January 2015 before joining the Albatross service later in the month. A second vessel of the same size is due in April 2015.

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Safety Zone for New Year Fireworks
To mitigate the risks associated with a fireworks display, the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Delaware River near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, GAC reports. The safety zone will be effective on December 31, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The zone spans from the Pennsylvania shore to the New Jersey shore and is bounded in the south by a line from position 39-56.18N, 075-08.30W to 39-56.17N, 075-07.56W and bounded to the north by the Ben Franklin bridge. Mariners will not be allowed to transit during the times when the safety zone is active. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port's representative will be on scene and can be contacted on VHF channel 16. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or her on-scene representative. Once operations are concluded, an informational broadcast will inform mariners that the safety zone is no longer being enforced.

vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

Bosphorus closure for work on bridge on Dec. 20
The Bosphorus will be closed to all transit traffic in both directions today, 20 December, from 06:00 to 15:00 hours, due to works on 3rd Bosphorus Bridge. Masters of vessels trading must act in line with VTS instructions and take all related precautions.

 Petrojarl 1  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 2 Tagen von arnekiel

TOO seals Brazil contract
Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) has secured a contract to supply an FPSO for work in waters off Brazil. The contract was awarded by a consortium led by Queiroz Galvao Exploracao e Producao SA (QGEP). The value of the deal was not disclosed. In connection with the contract TOO has agreed to acquire the Petrojarl I FPSO from parent Teekay Corp for $57m. It is then due to be upgraded at the Damen Shipyard Group’s Schiedam Shipyard in the Netherlands for a fully built-up cost of about $240m, which includes the cost of acquiring the Petrojarl I. The FPSO is scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2016 under a five-year charter contract with QGEP. TOO says the charter contract is expected to generate annual cash flow from vessel operations of about $55m to $60m. The Petrojarl I FPSO will be used as an early production system (EPS) unit on the Atlanta field which is located 185 km offshore in the Santos Basin. The field is at a water depth of about 1,550 meters and contains an estimated 260m of recoverable barrels of oil equivalent. “We continue to secure new, accretive growth in our Offshore Production business with our second contract award in just three months,” said TOO chief executive Peter Evensen.“The QGEP contract award further strengthens the Partnership's position in the fast-growing Brazilian offshore market.” Source : Tradewinds

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APM Terminals set to begin construction in 2015 on $1 billion Costa Rica port
A makeshift beach hut frames a cargo ship waiting to dock at Costa Rica’s Moín Port. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times After years of lawsuits, appeals, and a strike in October that paralyzed the ports in Limón, APM Terminals is finally set to start construction on a new $1 billion terminal on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The green light comes after the National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry (SETENA) announced Wednesday afternoon that it had approved the project’s environmental impact study, one of the last major hurdles. The Dutch company APM Terminals already had won several appeals by the Atlantic Port Authority’s union to block the project from moving forward. Advocates of port modernization, which likely will begin in 2015, say it will create hundreds of jobs and serve as a catalyst for development in the Caribbean province, the poorest in Costa Rica. Environmentalists vowed to contest SETENA’s decision. The environmental assessment’s approval is valid for two years.

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Nidera Acquires Terminal in Port of Constanta
Nidera has fully acquired the USA/USC Terminal in the port of Constanta, Romania. With the full ownership Nidera secures its position in this strategic port at the Black Sea. The port of Constanta is a traditional partner for Central and Eastern European countries with high agricultural production. It plays a key role in the export of these products from the inlands of Romania and the Balkans. Throughout the past years Nidera has already been using this terminal for the export of various grains and oilseeds. However, with an ever increasing market share as a result of improvements in our origination program, full ownership of such a terminal in the port of Constanta is essential for the realization of our growth strategy in this region. The terminal is a welcome addition to the two currently owned inland silos and the two planned silos in Romania. This new network of facilities will allow us to further increase our origination capacity and optimize our logistics. The current USA/USC Terminal is known to be the most efficient in the port of Constanta. Marc Kwakkelstein, Executive Vice President Europe of Nidera: "This acquisition fits perfectly in our growth strategy. It is a great opportunity for Nidera to establish and sustain a leading position in the origination and distribution of agricultural commodities in Central and Eastern Europe." The terminal has a total storage capacity of 250,000 metric tons and is able to load two Panamax vessels at the same time, with loading facilities for trucks, trains and barges.

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New APMT Rotterdam terminal will have zero-emission footprint
APM Terminals said one its nw Rotterdam terminals will be the first in the world to have a zero-emission footprint, thanks to a two-year contract to buy wind-generated electricity. The two-year, $6.2 million contract with NV Nuon Energy to power APMT’s new Maasvlakte II terminal takes effect Jan. 1. Maasvlakte II began landside operations on Nov. 26, and will begin receiving regular services in February. APMT said the 212-acre fully automated terminal is the most technologically advanced container facility in the world. “We are very proud of our technological advances in making this the world’s first zero-emission terminal operation to improve the port environment and set the industry pace in sustainability” APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Managing Director, Frank Tazelaar, said in a press release.The entire terminal runs on electricity and battery power, from electric quay and yard cranes to electric, battery-operated lift vehicles. The wind-power will make Maasvlakte II completely environmentally sustainable, APMT said. The terminal has an annual capacity of 2.7 million TEUs. Source : journal of commerce

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Svitzer extends contract with Egyptian LNG Terminal
Svitzer has extended its contract with Egyptian LNG, the operator of the LNG terminal in Idku, Egypt. The new contract will keep Svitzer’s four tugs and three pilot boats servicing the terminal until 2020. Svitzer and Egyptian LNG have worked closely together to identify the best operational solution for Egyptian LNG’s current gas export requirements, providing Egyptian LNG with full operational flexibility at a competitive cost level. Commenting on the extension, Torsten Holst Pedersen, Managing Director at Svitzer AMEA, said: “We are very happy to continue the successful partnership with Egyptian LNG. For nearly 10 years we have been able to operate efficiently and with a supreme safety standard at the terminal. We are confident that the cooperation will be beneficial for both parties during the next 5 years as well.” Source : LNG Industry

 Mazovia  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von brodacz

MASOVIA ex EUROFERRY BRINDISI
EUROFERRY BRINDISI was bought by PŻB - POLFFERIES and renamed to MASOVIA, after modernization of the shipyard in Szczecin will operate between Swinoujscie - Ystad

 Lorena  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Smouldering fire in cargo
On Dec 18, 2014, a fire broke out in the cargo hold of the "Lorena" which was berthed at the power plant in Emden. The fire rescue was alerted at 7 p.m. after the crew remarked smoke emerging from the cargo of 1000 tons wood pellets. In a depth of 1,5 meters of the cargo a temperature of 115 degrees Celsius was measured.A crane started to remove the cargo which was stored on the pier and spread with water. Two hours after the cargo operations started, the smouldering fire could be detected. Now the cargo was permanently kept wet during the whole night. In the morning of Dec 18 at 4.15 a.m. the fire rescue of Borssum was released by the fire rescue from Widdelswehr/Petkum. Some of the water was pumped off by the ship's crew. At 10.30 a.m. the fire rescue could leave. German reports with photos: https://www.facebook.com/... https://www.emderzeitung....

 Vestaswind  (Segelschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Salvage team underway to grounded yacht
Neil Cox was heading to Mauritius for the salvage of the "Vestas Wind". While the boat was not deemed repairable, the team was eager to salvage as much as they could. They want to bring as much of the boat back as possible. Floating the boat off the reef provided the best chance to salvage the boat and limit environmental impact. If they get to the other side of the reef, it gives us the chance to set it up in a controlled fashion to either be able to tow the boat back to Mauritius, or there is a Maersk Line ship to use their derrick to get it on the ship. The alternative is to dismantle the entire boat – hull, equipment, and spar – on the reef and remove it in pieces. Skipper Nicholson joined Cox in Mauritius in the evening of Dec. 17. They have set up the recovery operation in Port Louis, liaising with local resources, chartering a boat they’ll use as a mother ship, getting all the necessary tools through customs and the permits to go back to the Saint Brandon archipelago. In the meantime, the Île du Sud inhabitants have maintained a watch on the boat, and sent some photos with the supply boat two days ago. It appeared that the boat hasn’t moved much. Cox and Nicholson was now enroute to the location along with their shore crew Tom Kiff plus two local guys, five recovery people from Durban, South Africa, and a cameraman. The mother ship on the leeward side of the reef and 2,5 miles away from the boat has the facilities for the crew to live onboard, because there was no way to stay on the island. They have also chartered local fishing boats to cross the lagoon everyday. Report with photos: www.sailingscuttl...

 Red Sky  (Segelschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Abandoned yacht looted
The owner of the "Red Sky" has hit out at looters who took gear and personal belongings from the stricken yacht and had tried to tow the abandoned vessel. The yacht started taking water in heavy swells on its way to Sydney from the Gold Coast. In the aftermath of the rescue, the crew’s possessions were looted. The devastated crew has lost everything. An outboardm the dingy or even the bottle of Scotch the owner was saving for his 60th birthday or my other possessions were stolen. Once the yacht had been washed ashore the owner discovered the yacht’s rudder had been sliced by a cable and the hull was damaged from a buoy the yacht hit. Report with photo: www.northernstar....

 Sri Kandi 515  (Tanker)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Stern of grounded tanker now awash
Engine oil has begun leaking from the grounded I"Srikandi 515" which was driven ashore by heavy seas in Narathiwat in November and was washed up on Narathat beach on Dec 12 after having been anchored 400 meters off the shore. The stern of the vessel which carried 2.7 million litres of palm oil, was awash and apparently punctured by the coastal rocks off the beach in Muang Narathiwat district. Attempts to salvage the ship have been unsuccessful for three days and hampered by bad weather. Engine oil was spreading out. It was feared the tanks might be breached. Reports with photos and video: www.google.de/img... www.bangkokpost.c... www.thejakartapos... https://www.youtube.com/w...

 Fv Marjanic  (Fischfangboot)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Marjanic recovered one man lost over board from fellow trawler
45 nautical miles west of the island of Oléron the "Marjanic" raised alert at the CROSS Etel on Dec 18 around 3:45 a.m. after two crew members of the trawler "La Nioulargue" from Oléron fell into the sea. Seven ships immediately headed to the area, and after 25 minutes one of the two victims was pulled aboard the "Médéluc". 50 minutes after the alert, the second man was found by the "Marjanic". When he was retrieved he was unconscious. At 4.45 a.m. after a conference call between the center of maritime medical consultation Toulouse, the Cross Etel, and the owner of "Marjanic" a helicopter evacuation of the man was decided. A Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in La Rochelle took off at 5 a.m. with a team of the emergency room in La Rochelle on board. 27 minutes later, a diver and a physician were hoisted on board, on the deck of the "Marjanic" which was a delicate maneuver performed in 30 to 40 km/h winds. Despite their efforts, they could not save the life of the man. On Dec 18 at 11 a.m. the body was taken to the port of Cotinière. Regarding the cause of the accident, it may have been a hydraulic problem which forced a move to bring the trawl aboard. When the rope swept the deck, the two sailors were thrown overboard.

 Isamar  (Sportboot)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Wreck raised for dismantling
The "Isamar" which wrecked off the coast of Corsica on Aug 17, 2013, after hitting the reefs of Olmeto, was recovered from a water depth of 54 meters off Bonifacio. The salvage operation was hampered by bad weather encountered in the recent weeks. A towed barge has been used to lift the wreckage that weighed 100 tons. Road works carried out in the center of Ajaccio preventing the transit to the land site selected for deconstruction, so the Navy agreed, exceptionally, the transfer of the wreck to the naval base Aspretto to be dismantled. French report with photos: www.corsenetinfos...

 Torenvalk  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Master died after fall in cargo hold
Jan Geluk, the master of the "Torenvalk" died in an accident on Dec 18, 2014, in the IJsselmeer Port in Rotterdam. He fell from a container into the cargo hold of his ship and deceased immediately. Emergency services in vain tried to resuscitate the 36-year-old man. The Inspectorate SZW was investigating the circumstances of the accident.

 Pacific Ocean  (Frachtschiff)
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Collision in Adriatic Sea
A fishing vessel was in collision with the "Pacific Ocean", which was coming from Monfalcone, on Dec 17, 2014, around 7 p.m. LT between Tremiti Islands and Pelagosa Island in the Adriatic Sea. The fishing vessel was damaged, but remained afloat and managed to reach a port, no injures were reported. The bulk carrier remained on site in case emergency assistance was required, until the f/v was safe, and then resumed its voyage. Italian report with photo: www.statoquotidia...

 Spirit Of Manila  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Officer of boxship died in fall over board
The third officer of the "Spirit of Manila", a Filipino national, drowned in the night of Dec 18, 2014, in the Manila Bay after he fell overboard. Two hours after the alarm was raised the body of the man was found and recovered. The ship had come from Shanghai.

 Malaysia Express 1  (Schnellboot)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Sinking ferry run aground, all saved
The "Malaysia Express 1" started to sink on Dec 18, 2014, at 1.15 p.m. LT en route from Malacca Malaysia to Dumai Indonesia, Malacca Strait, with 171 passengers on board, due to water ingress in the aft section. All passengers were rescued by nearby fishing vessels and the police boat "Satpolair Bengkalis" at 6.20 p.m. They were taken to Dumai aboard the "Indomal 3". The vessel remained afloat in pos. 101.32.6' N 02.18.1 E. At 12:25 p.m. the "Malaysia Express 1" had sailed from Porck Dicson to Dumai. The ferry was grounded in shallows off Pulau Rupat, Kabupaten Bengkalis. Indonesian report with photo: www.goriau.com/be...

 Bremen Express  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Coconuts on fire
Coconuts in one of the containers on board of the "Bremen Express", which was docked at Global Terminal on the Jersey City/Bayonne, New York, caught fire on Dec 18, 2014, around 2 p.m. The fire also spread to the next container. Jersey City Fire Department land and marine units were engaged in firefighting, extinguishing the fire by 5.30 p.m. Both containers were offloaded and placed on a pier. The flames on the second container had not spread to its contents. Jersey City Fire Department land and marine units put out the fire and hazmat equipment was brought to the scene while officials were trying to determine what was inside the burning containers. The coconut charcoal is used as a flavoring. The cause of the fire appears to have been accidental. Report with photos: www.nj.com/hudson...

 Al Safat  (Frachtschiff)
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Al Safat said to be vessel which sank the "Badr Islam"
Unconfirmed information pointed out that the "Al Safat" was the vessel involved in the collision with the Egyptian fishing vesse "Badr Islam", with 40 or 45 people on board, early in the morning Dec 14, 2014, in Gulf of Suez between Ras Ghareb and Tor Sinai port, some 50 kilometers from Hurghada port. 13 people were rescued, 13 dead bodies recovered, the remainder of the crew was missing. The collision took place in the dawn. The Kuwaiti container ship’s captain and first officer have been both detained for four days. Preliminary reports showed that the fishing vessel had capsized following the collision with the Kuwaiti ship, which had just passed through the Suez Canal and was heading south. S source told that the cargo ship was sailing in her right course and speed when the fishing boat cut her way. The cargo ship went hard to port in attempt to avoid the clash but unfortunately hit the fishing boat with her aft. The master of the cargo ship was informed by the officer on board about the incident. He contacted VTS Ras Gharibtelling them he suspected they had hit a boat. Since no distress call was received, the cargo ship was allowed to continue and was arrested upon her arrival in Safaga Port wherer The ship’s crew was under questioning by the prosecutor. Meanwhile, the death toll of the collision has risen to 17 as rescuers retrieved four more bodies from the sunken ship. The small fishing vessel had 44 men on board.

 Sultanahmet  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von Timsen

Ferry damaged in collision, passenger injured
On Dec 18, 2014, at 7.40 p.m. the "Sultamahmet", 1065 gt (IMO: 9415519) was in collision with the Belize-flagged bulkcarrier “Tanais Dream" in the Istanbul Strait, injuring one passenger and risking the lives of hundreds of others. The bulkcarrier, was on the way from Novorossiysk to Castellon and passing the Strait without using the service of a qualified pilot, despite the strong recommendations by the International Maritime Organization and by the Turkish Government. Both ships were damaged, the superstructure of the ferry dented. The sea rescue service sent the tug "Kurtarma 6" and the lifeboats "Kıyı Emniyeti 4" and "Kıyı Emniyeti 5" to the accident site. All passengers and cars of the “Sultanahmet” were disembarked. The injured passenger was taken to hospital. The “Tanais Dream” was anchored at Ahırkapı. Turkish reports with photos and video: https://www.kiyiemniyeti.... www.seanews.com.t... www.trthaber.com/... www.gazete5.com/h... www.haberimport.c... www.sabah.com.tr/...

 Western Monarch  (Sonstiges Schiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Man falls to death while working on ship in Galveston
A worker fell to his death Thursday while working on a ship moored in Galveston, authorities said. Police were withholding the name of the worker, an employee of Malin International Ship repair, said police spokesman Sgt. Joshua Shirard with the Galveston Police Department. The man was working on the cable laying ship Western Monarch at an undisclosed time in the morning on a ladder about 30 feet above the deck, Shirard said. He lost his balance and fell, striking his head on an I-beam, Shirard said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Malin is conducting its own investigation into the cause of the fall. Shirard said that so far police do not suspect foul play. www.chron.com/nei...

 Tanais Dream  (Frachtschiff)
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Ferry collied with bulk carrier in the Strait of Istanbul
A passenger-car ferry collided with a bulk carrier in Istanbul Strait last evening (Dec. 17) injuring one passenger and risking the lives of hundreds of others. M/F Sultanahmet, a 73-meters long ro-ro passenger vessel which makes local voyages, collided with a 168-meters long, Belize flag bulk carrier, which was on the way from Novorossiysk, Russia to Castellon, Spain. Both ships were slightly damaged after the accident, one passenger injured on the ferry, but many others were put under risk as the accident could be disastrous. SeaNews found out that Belize flag vessel was passin the Strait without using the service of a qualified pilot, despite the strong recommendations by the International Maritime Organization and by the Turkish Government.

 Dammam
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

New cranes to help develop Dammam Port
Three giant gantry cranes arrived this week at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, the highest technological devices ever to be had at a Saudi port so far. These crate’s state-of-the-art technology, which includes remote control of up to one kilometer, has a total cost of SR90 million, and will help develop the port, according to authorities. “They will help push further our goal to provide operating companies with the highest and best services for their customers,” Director General of King Abdul Aziz Port Naim Al-Naim, told the media. Over the past five years, the port’s container terminal increased its work volume, reaching 17 million TEUs last month, according to Al-Naim. However, this surge also translated in a bigger effort to keep up increased vessel size, which rose from 5,000 container ships to the current 11,000. Jay, CEO of the International Ports Services Ltd, KAP containers’ operating company in Dammam, praised the port’s new purchase. “The new cranes are a great leap to improving KAP’s port services in the Kingdom and to help continue our commitment and ability to provide the fastest possible service to the shipping lines operating in the port of Dammam.” The new cranes can reach up to 44 meters high and access over 60 meters and can be operated either from a control room at the top of each one, or remotely. It features computer screens in air-conditioned rooms, closer to the central planning department. These gigantic cranes operate in a small number of stations around the world, and are used to handle the largest freight ships at ports. Operators in charge of handling these cranes will have to undergo intensive training at ports in different parts of the globe. Source: Arab News

 Trident Navigator  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Chief Engineer Found Guilty of Using ‘Magic Pipe’
A federal jury in New Orleans has convicted a chief engineer of environmental crimes relating to the use of a ‘magic pipe’ aboard the vessel he served on in December 2013. The U.S. Department of Justice reported late Wednesday that Matthaios Fafalios, 64, of Greece, was found guilty of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by knowingly falsifying his vessel’s oil record book during his service onboard the M/V Trident Navigator. He was also convicted of obstruction of justice and witness tampering as a result. According to the DOJ release, in late December 2013, Fafalios ordered his engineering crew to construct a so-called “magic pipe”, a hose used to bypass the shipboard pollution prevention equipment and discharge oily waste water that was in the vessel’s bilge holding tank directly into the sea. Two crewmembers onboard the vessel reported the illegal discharge to the Coast Guard during a boarding of the vessel in New Orleans in January 2014. When coast guard inspectors boarded the vessel, Fafalios then attempted to hide critical documents that indicated the illegal discharge occurred and also ordered engineers under his command to lie to the Coast Guard about the illegal oily waste water discharge. The operator of the vessel, Marine Managers LTD., had previously pleaded guilty to knowingly falsifying the oil record book and obstruction of justice and paid a total criminal penalty of $900,000. Following the allegation in January, Captain Marcos Papadopoulos, a 50-year maritime industry veteran and CEO of Marine Managers, expressed ‘absolute frustration’ over the alleged crimes, noting that the ship, her crew, and her operators had been placed on the USCG’s “elite” list, indicating a history of compliant shipping operations while in U.S. waters. “The vessel was in drydock about six months ago where the generator and the oily water separator were both overhauled and when checked by the USCG, were found to be in excellent working condition. Everyone here is puzzled, we cannot find a possible reason or why this could have taken place,” said Captain Papadopoulos of the allegations in January. A statement released by the DOJ upon Marine Managers guilty plea in June said that although the actions of the crewmembers on the vessel were contrary to the written policies and procedures Marine Managers, the company acknowledged and accepted that it is vicariously liable for its employees’ actions. gcaptain.com/chie...

 Rena  (Frachtschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Rena Grounding Final Report Reveals Errors, Lack of Oversight
A final report into causes and circumstances of the 2011 grounding of the MV Rena containership on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef has found that it was the failure of the master and crew to follow proper voyage planning, navigation and watchkeeping practices and the ship manager’s insufficient oversight of vessel’s safety management system that led to the grounding and subsequently the worst maritime disaster in the history of the country. New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission on Thursday published its long-awaited final report into the October 2011 incident, in which the MV Rena ran aground in the Bay of Plenty during a voyage from Napier to port of Tauranga. The ship hit the Astrolabe Reef at near full speed during the early morning hours of October 5, where it remained stuck and slowly broke up over the ensuing months. About 200 tonnes of heavy fuel oil were spilled in the accident, as well as a substantial amount of cargo containers were lost overboard. According to the final report, the second mate decided to deviate from the planned course- under the master’s authorization to watchkeepers to avoid known unfavorable currents and shorten the distance to the destination – in order to make an October 5, 0300 meeting with a pilot boat from Tauranga, a deadline that was dictated by the port’s tidal currents. The course adjustment included reducing the ship’s planned passage from two nautical miles north of Astrolabe Reef to just one mile in order to save time. The report found that the second mate, in order to make the shortcut, “made a series of small course adjustments towards Astrolabe Reef” and, in doing so, he altered the course 5 degrees past the 260-degree required track. The report said that adjusted course, however, did not make an allowance for any compass error or sideways “drift”, and as a result the Rena was headed straight for Astrolabe Reef. gcaptain.com/rena...

 Costa Neoclassica  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Costa neoClassica Completes $28.1 Million Refit
Following a major US$28.1 million refurbishment, Costa Cruises' 53,000-ton Costa Classica will join the Costa neoCollection as Costa neoClassica Dec. 18, 2014. With the Costa neoRomantica and Costa neoRiviera, the refurbished ship will offer itineraries in what Costa calls the "slow cruise" style, "featuring cruises to unique destinations with natural and cultural attractions." The neoClassica's renovation began at San Giorgio del Porto yards in Genoa, Italy, Nov. 8, and involved about 600 technicians and 400 crewmembers. Extensive work included the hull, engine section and hotel areas. Public areas and the 654 cabins were totally renovated with new interiors done by Partner Ship Design. In their cabins, guests can taste espresso thanks to a personal Illy brand coffee pod machine, and Elemis beauty products and amenities are provided as well. Suite balconies received new furniture. The Restaurant Tivoli has tables for two and four guests to guarantee flexible dining options, including a sea-day brunch. The Al Fresco café is a green retreat at sea with a partial roof decorated with trees that creates an open-air space with an outdoor area like a balcony on the sea. There is also the Foyer Bar, serving Ferrari sparkling wines, and at the Dolce Amore Bar guests can enjoy coffee specialties during the day and order pizza in the evening. The spa was refurbished with a new TRX area for Total Body Resistance Exercises and training classes. www.cruiseindustr...

 Artania  (Passagierschiff)
vor 3 Tagen von arnekiel

Phoenix Reisen: Renewed Artania
Phoenix Reisen has announced that the Artania has just completed a 71-day drydock at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven that included the installation of new engines and related systems. The 1984- built ship now has four new Wartsila 12V32 engines replacing its original Pielstick engines. The new powerplant has a total output of 28 MW, plus one 8L32 auxiliary engine. The engines can operate on HFO and MDO with a broad range of fuel viscosities. The ship also has 152 new balconies. In addition, 449 staterooms that were renovated, 10,621 square meters of new carpet was laid, 3.200 meters of new teak, 1,936 new curtains in staterooms and public venues, and 1,936 new, energy-saving lights. Matteo Di Maio, director of technical services for V.Group, which managed the repowering commented: “We saved 300 tons in weight. The new powerplant is also slightly more powerful and significantly more efficient. The owner will see an improvement in both fuel consumption and passenger comfort.” As the new engines run at a higher rpm, four step-down reduction gear boxes were added. Adjustments were made to the exhaust manifold, fuel lines, lube oil lines and freshwater cooling system. The automation system was completely renewed and the switchboard upgraded. Otherwise the existing reduction gears, shafts, propeller hubs and other ancillary systems were in good condition and were kept. Engineering work included the reconfiguration of engine room spaces and the creation of a new compartment for the auxiliary diesel generator. Other work focused on maintaining the ship’s structural strength and minimizing noise and vibration. Additional technical work included the modernization of the ship’s freshwater production. Di Maio added: “Five identical engines also offer economies of scale in terms of maintenance and spare parts. These are state-of-the-art engines and offer a power takeoff feature, allowing electric power generation for hotel consumption during navigation, and when in port, instead of turning the shaft alternator.




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