The "Vormann Steffens" of the DGzRS-station Hooksiel medevaced an 38-year old crew member of the "Marselisborg" on May 26, 2016, in the Northsea off Wangerooge. The Philippino had suffered severe injuries at the legs and hip when falling during maintenance work on board the ship. The MRCC was alerted at 4.30 p.m., and the lifeboat headed to the freighter which anchored six miles north of Wangerooge on Neue Weser Nord roads. A doctor was transferred on board once the boat went alongside who stabilized the patient so that he could be transported aboard the "Vormann Steffens" on a stretcher. Once on shore, he was taken to hospital.
The search for a crewman who was feared to have gone overboard off the "Isle of Inishmore" off Pembrokeshire coast has been suspended on May 26, 2016. The alarm was raised several hours after the Irish Ferries service from Rosslare arrived in Pembroke Dock, once it was realised he was missing. The Coastguard would not restart until new information was available. The man was last seen as the ship was entering the port and then it was on the return leg he failed to take up his position. The man, who has worked for the company for more than a year and was part of the catering staff on the ferry, was last seen about 45 minutes before the ferry docked at 12:45 BST. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan and RNLI lifeboats were involved in the search, which included an area several miles off St Anne's Head. A top to bottom, thorough search was carried out aboard the ship before the Coastguard was alerted when the man could not be found.
The vessel was given authority to continue to Rosslare, where a further search was carried out without success.
A Filipino seaman’s disappearance off the Pilbara coast in Western Australia has prompted an international marine union to call for an investigation by the Australian Federal Police. Robert Bantol, a Filipino national, was reported missing on Apr 30, 2016, as the "Spring Hydrangea" was in international waters 80 kilometers north of Dampier, Australia on its way to China. Bantol was last seen on the ship at 10 a.m., but was reported missing overboard to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) shortly afterwards.
The family believes an Australian investigation could prompt the ship’s company to tell more about the circumstances of Bantol’s disappearance, a spokesman of the International Transport Workers Federation told ABC.
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Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding delivers 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier to Aquasol Shipmanagement
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. "ZITA" (MES Hull No.1884) at its Tamano Works on 26th May, 2016 to Aquasol Shipmanagement Corp., Marshall Islands.
This is the 13th ship of our "neo66BC", the "wide beam shallow draft vessel" of our line up “neo series”.
Flag hoisting ceremony held onboard M/V Ecolog built by Okskaya Sudoverf shipyard
he new ship combines the functions of three different vessels: collection of bilge/waste water, bunkering of PORT FLEET and skimming of spilt oil. With the new ship in its port fleet, Tuapse Commercial Seaport will be able to reduce cost of bunkering services, minimize the risk of oil spills during bunkering operations performed by third-party contractors, reduce repair and maintenance expenses, strengthen its position in the market of PORT FLEET services.
The vessel’s major characteristics: length max – 41.3 m, width – 8 m, cargo tanks’ capacity 400 cbm, speed – 10 knots.
The bunkering tanker is intended for transportation of marine diesel fuel with hazard level 3 according to International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (light fuels with flash point of over 60°С) and density of у=0.82-0.86 t/m3 as well as for bunkering of vessels and collecting bilge/waste water. The vessel is fitted with equipment which can be used for collecting diesel fuel and oil from water surface in case of oil spills.
The vessel was launched on September 17, 2015. en.portnews.ru/ne...
Samskip has announced it will be increasing the frequency of its barge service between Rotterdam and Duisburg to six transports per week. The service will be maintained by Pro-Log, which will be deploying a second vessel in addition to the ‘Theodela’. This allows the company to also include a call on Nijmegen in its itinerary in the near future.
By now, Pro-Log and Samskip have been working together along this route for 10 years. In this period, the ‘Theodela’ has completed 2,876 round trips. According to Samskip, this has resulted in savings of 479,415 kg in CO2 emissions compared to road transport.
Serco Marine Services has announced that it has brought into service its 30th new vessel, which is operating on the River Clyde.
It will be supporting Serco’s contract to provide marine services to the UK Ministry of Defence in Scotland.
Based at HM Naval Base Clyde, SD Angeline was designed to conduct lifts on and off submarines berthed alongside and at the base.
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DNV GL has welcomed Royal Caribbean’s new vessel Harmony of the Seas into class. With 227,000 GT and a length of 361 metres, Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever to set sail. After her delivery at STX Europe shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, the DNV GL-classed vessel sailed to Southampton last week and will set sail to Northern Europe on a series of short getaways before embarking on her maiden cruise on 29 May, arriving in Barcelona on 5 June. www.marineinsight...
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The discharge of pollutants from the "Siteam Anja" near the Isla de Lobos in Maldonado has commenced on May 26. The Uruguayan flagged lighter tanker "Sea Lion" managed to get alongside at starboard side. This allows the transfer of pollutants. On the main deck compressors and accessories were placed for the discharge of ballast water which entered the damaged tanks. Oil booms were also deployed around the ship.
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The call pf the "Ocean Majesty at Montoir scheduled for May 27 was canceled because of social revolts. The vessel was diverted to Belle-Île. This is the second cruise ship stopover which was canceled in the port after that of the "Braemar" on June 19. It ws still unclear whether the arrival of the "FTI Berlin", scheduled May 27, will be maintained.