Tenby lifeboat launches to injured container ship crewman
Tenby RNLI launched to rescue a container ship's 2nd mate who was injured in an accident last Tuesday. The Haydn Miller launched at 2:20pm after the 2nd mate of the 135m container ship 'ENDEAVOR' caught his hand in a door when it slammed shut on it in very
rough seas 25 miles west south west of St Anne's Head. He suffered a deep cut to his hand. The ship was enroute from Liverpool to Bilbao in Spain. With no helicopter available and with the sea state makin it impossible for a lifeboat to get alongside in their current position, it was decided, upon speaking with Milford Haven Coastguard that the best course of
action was for the ENDEAVOR to make best speed possible to the shelter of Freshwater East. Once launched, the lifeboat was soon on scene. The coxswain then had the difficult task of getting the
lifeboat alongside the container ship in high winds and
swell. This was soon accomplished and the casualty was
taken aboard the lifeboat where he was assessed by the lifeboat crew before being taken back to Tenby where he was met by paramedics at Tenby Lifeboat Station before being taken to hospital. Source : westerntelegraph
Damen Delivers Fourth Seismic Chaser to Rederij Groen
Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the ‘7-Waves’, the second of three identical Seismic Research Support Vessels ordered from Damen Shipyards Group.
The third vessel of this series is planned for delivery in January 2015 from Damen’s Maaskant yard and all three will eventually be placed on charter to Dolphin Geophysical.
Prior to ordering the three 35-metre Seismic Research Support Vessels of this current ‘7’-class in November 2013, Rederij Groen had commissioned the building of the 40-meter SRSV’s ‘Astra-G’ and ‘Aquarius-G’ which were were delivered early 2013.
Venezuela’s PDVSA fixes second VLCC of Algerian Saharan crude oil
A second cargo of Algeria’s Saharan crude bound for Venezuela has been fixed to load on a VLCC, under a new deal between the two countries’ state-owned companies, PDVSA and Sonatrach, shipping sources said Wednesday. The Venezuelan refiner has fully fixed the Boston vessel to carry a 270,000 mt crude cargo from Algeria to Venezuela
Nordic secures US$ 70 mill – 5 years firm charter contract for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel
Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy, the international energy provider. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won this long term charter contract directly with a highly reputed international oil company
DP world welcomes first scheduled vessel to newJebel Ali terminal
DP World has on October 22 welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility. The ‘APL Phoenix’ was welcomed by DP World Chairman, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
A 55-foot tugboat towing an empty barge capsized and sank Wednesday night (Oct. 22) off of Point Judith, Rhode Island.
All four people aboard the tug were rescued from the water by a nearby fishing boat.
The incident was reported to the Coast Guard at approximately 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.
It is unclear from reports if the barge had broken away from the tug and was adrift or if it was still tethered to the tug, which sank in about 88 feet of water.
Winds at the time of the incident were reported to be 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 40 knots.
Salvors were expected to re-asses the situation Thursday after the weather subsided.