The "Mytilene" was being idle since Feb 5, 2015 due to an undisclosed engine failure in Neon Karlovasion Port. Her crew stays at a local hotel as the ship has run out of diesel and there was no electricity on board.
The master and the chief engineer of the "Trader" have been arrested in Volos on May 29, 2015, for allegedly, fuel contraband. 10 tons of fuel oil and 9,4 tons of diesel oil wer not declared, in an excess of declared 24 tons of fuel oil and 12 tons of diesel oil.
On May 30 at 4.20 a.m. the "Scali Reali" finally entered the port of Kårstø. The ship had suffered an engine failure off the port, suffered a blackout and lost propulsion power. Due to the calm sea and good weather the ship was not in immediate danger and, after requesting assistance from the local authorities, was towed to Kårstø anchorage for repairs and inspection. The unlaoded ship was underway from Le Havre to Haugesund and was to load petroleum gas before heading to Canada.
On May 29, 2015, around noon, the "Conmar Island" allided with buoy and got stuck in port of Norrkoeping while maneuvering for berthing after the Arrival from Copenhagen at 10.30 a.m. during a strong winds and storm. The ship drifted towards the buoy and hit it with the stern. The propeller got entangled in the buoy anchor chain, and the "Conmar Island" lost propulsion. The vessel dropped anchor and waited for salvage after the storm calmed down. The ship was later towed to the quay and needed a repair of the propeller. The local authorities started an investigation of the accident and held a full inspection of the ship. On Mar 30 at 2.30 p.m. the "Conmar Island" left the port again, bound for Hamburg with an ETA of Mar 31, 3 a.m.
In the afternoon of May 29 two more hoses could be connected between the "Neuwerk" and the "Purple Beach" so that six hoses were flooding the cargo hold. In the early evening the work was interrupted after 2000 tons sea water were pumped into the cargo hold. Cooling of the hull was continued to reduce development of smoke. On May 30 the safety zone was reduced to two miles. Only mininal smoke development was observed. Weather conditions worsened with winds of up to 8 Beaufort and wave heights of more than two meters, making it impossible to board the ship for more measurements at the time being.
Phoenix ship departure delayed again after employee wage complaint
A complaint sent to Transport Canada by the 17 sailors aboard the Phoenix — many of whom are Indian — alleging three months of non-payment has prevented the 186-metre-long ship from leaving port once again. The ship, known in a previous life as the Phoenix Sun, had been docked in Sorel-Tracy since November 2012.
A group of Turkish sailors lived on the boat while arguing with their employer over non-payment of salaries.
The ship was sold to Holborn Shipping in November 2014 for just over $682,000. Holborn then sold it to London Bridge Shipping Ltd., based in the Cayman Islands.
The Phoenix finally left Sorel-Tracy on May 22, destined for Dubai where it is supposed to undergo extensive repairs. However, it only made it as far as Quebec City before the engine broke down.
The ship was scheduled to depart again on Friday morning.
However, on Thursday night Transport Canada received a complaint from the 17 sailors aboard the ship alleging they had not been paid by their employer for the last three months.
Transport Canada blocked the ship from leaving port while it investigates under the Marine International Labour Convention.
The ship was moved from the port to just off the southern edge of Île d'Orléans to make space for other ships at the port. www.cbc.ca/news/c...
Airbus launches ship carrying first components for Mobile facility
Airbus A320 family aircraft production in the U.S. is on schedule to begin this summer as the large aircraft components for the first U.S.-produced aircraft departs today from the port in Hamburg, Germany. The components are bound for Mobile.
The major component assemblies (MCAs) consist of the wings produced in the UK, the rear fuselage section produced in Germany - including the tail cone (produced in Spain), and the forward fuselage section which includes the cockpit produced in France, all of which contain parts from all over the world. The horizontal (from Spain) and vertical (from Germany) stabilisers are also on board. The first aircraft is an A321ceo destined for delivery to JetBlue in 2016.
Airbus established the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile to assemble and deliver A319, A320 and A321 aircraft to meet the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere. It is the company's first U.S.-based production facility, and the fourth in the network which includes Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; and Tianjin, China.
“This is a day of celebration as we reach another important milestone in aircraft production in the U.S.,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “North America is one of the largest single-aisle aircraft markets in the world. This manufacturing facility brings us closer to our customers, and strengthens the aerospace industry in the U.S., Europe and around the world. Production will begin in just a few weeks, with first delivery scheduled for 2016.” More to read on www.myfoxal.com/s...