The salvage contract for the "Southern Phoenix" has been awarded to a company in Australia. The ship had sunk on May 6, 2017 at Suva Harbour. A report from the MSAF technical committee and relevant communications from all stakeholders, on actions to be taken will be forwarded to the International Maritime Organisation. Following that will be the preparations for the investigations of the interview report itself, a report of the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) and a report from MSAF technical committee and relevant communications from all stakeholders, on which actions that need to be taken. All reports compiled, all information have been handed to the Cruz Holdings Ltd, the owner of the vessel. MSAF is required to provide a copy of the report to the International Maritime Organisation.
Norsk Gevenvinning to send barge carrier to breakers
More than a year after the ship grounded off Jæren, the Norsk Gvenvinning company has taken on the mission of sending the "Harrier" to the breakers. The former "Tide Carrier"had been arrested last year as a consequence of Norwegian authorities claiming that the ship which is defined as special waste was on the way to illegal breakup in Pakistan.
The company has thoroughly negotiated with Norwegian authorities before they decided to take the assignment. The export application shall be processed and approved by both Norwegian and Turkish authorities before the ship is sent to Turkish breakers.
In the run of Apr 25 the wreck of the 11-m-pleasure boat "Serenia" which sank after it slammed into the bow of the "Imago" was recovered with a crane. Divers pulled slings around the hull so that a crane could raise the boat in the port basinc of Osloß which was then dewatered. The "Imago" continued the voyage to Uelzen in the run of the day.
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The arrested "Fadl-E-Rabbi" has been shifted from berth SM-10 in Chittagong to the outer anchorage of the port on Apr 23, 2018, after more than 620 days in port. The vessel was still waiting for owner instructions and resolving of litigation.
On Apr 24 at 10 a.m. during the wreck removal operation, a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Berra G" at the grounding site off Eregli. The local municipality fire brigade team immediately attended the scene and began fire extinguishing operations. Slight oil leaks were noted drifting from the vessel to the sea. No one was injured in the incident.
The "Shengsong 168" sank in the Yangtze river estuary on Apr 24, 2018. The ship was resting on bottom on even keel with the wheelhouse remaining above the water. Of the six crew members on board, three jumped in water and were thought to have drowned, three were taken off the wheelhouse by helicopter.
The "Algosteel" suffered a hydraulic oil leak in the steering gear system, causing a total system failure in heavy seas off Cape Hurd on the Northern Lake Huron, Ontario, in position lat 45 13.4N, long 082 17W, on Apr 15 at 1.20 p.m. The vessel was repaired and resumed its voyage to Ile Parisienne, where it arrived on Apr 23 at 0154 a.m.
The former ferry "Twin Capes" is getting ready for one last sailing that will end at the bottom of the ocean in May 2018. The vessel, which once plied the waters between Cape May and Lewes, Del., was to be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean sometime in May to become part of an artificial reef aimed at boosting marine life and join others that make up the Del-Jersey-Land Reef located at a point 26 miles in the ocean from Cape May, Indian River, Del., and Ocean City, Md. The ferry was declared surplus in 2010 by its operator, the Delaware River and Bay Authority.
The "Twin Capes" was last used for passenger and vehicle service in 2013. Unable to sell the vessel to another ferry service, the DRBA decided to let it be used for the reef.
The artificial reef project to benefit the divers and sport fishermen of Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland.
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