It was not ruled out as impossible that a steel plate was knocked out when the "Perla" sank, causing a large leak in the vessel. The divers have not yet managed to seal it completely. While the divers have not found a hole in the ship, they have, however, not been able to explore the bottom of the ship as it sits flat bottom eight meters below the water surface.
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After the "APL Temasek" allided with a gantry crane and navy barge at Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) in Port Said on Oct 27, the crane was declared a total loss, Splash can reveal. The container ship has meanwhile been allowed to leave and sailed on Nov 5 bound to Le Havre, ETA Nov 12, but the losses from the crane allision will amount to millions of dollars. Despite the loss of the crane there had been no impact on terminal operations.
Noble Energy extends drillship contract with Atwood Oceanics
Houston-headquartered Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a contract extension, at an adjusted rate, from Noble Energy for drillship Atwood Advantage.
The extension agreement is effective November 9, and the drillship will be used for the plugging and abandoning of a four well program in the Gulf of Mexico. The work is expected to take 120 days during the contract term, and will take place in 2016, with the extended contract now expiring in August 217. The adjusted operating day rate of the vessel will be around $240,000 per day.
The extension follows a recently announced nine-month extension by Mubadala Petroleum for the use of jackup, Atwood Orca. splash247.com/nob...
APL Temasek hit the quay so hard that the crane is a total loss
The ultra-large containership APL Temasek which allided with a gantry crane and navy barge at Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) in Port Said on October 27 hit the quay so hard that the crane is a total loss, Splash can reveal.
The 13,900 teu vessel (pictured), a flagship of the Singaporean line’s fleet, has been allowed to leave but the losses from the crane collision will amount to millions of dollars.
A spokesperson for the terminal stressed that despite the loss of the crane there had been no impact on terminal operations. splash247.com/apl...
A man who deployed a life raft and jumped off the "Coastal Celebration" in the evening Nov 4, 2015, could be facing a fine of $40,000. The cost is for the repair of the damaged life raft, outfitting the vessel with the replacement life raft, the overtime pay for the crews on the two vessels that were involved in the search and rescue, and the extra fuel that was consumed as a result. These costs did not include extra costs incurred by the RCMP, Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM SAR). The man was later found on Galiano Island. The incident occurred when the ferry was traveling through the Active Pass on the Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route. It prompted a major search and rescue operation involving the "Coastal Celebration", B.C. Ferries’ vessel "Spirit of British Columbia", RCMP, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the RCM SAR.
Shortly after the initial call for rescue, police responded to reports on Galiano Island of a naked man who had just entered a residence. He was apparently soaked, incoherent, and not responding. It is alleged that he began to throw furniture and other items around the home causing damage. The lone female resident escaped her home without injury, fleeing to a neighbour to call for help.
The male then walked to a nearby resort and intruded into one of the cabins. He was later arrested by police, with the help of police dogs, and taken to Royal Jubilee Hosptial for assessment.
Police was recommending charges for break and enter, unlawfully in a dwelling, and mischief under $5,000. Additional charges will also be pursued by B.C. Ferries as federal law maintains that tampering with life saving equipment on a vessel is a punishable offence.
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DSD Shipping found guilty of dumping waste in the Gulf of Mexico
Norwegian shipping line DSD Shipping – full name Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS – and three of the company’s employees were convicted in a US court of dumping waste oil and contaminated waste water in the Gulf of Mexico in early 2010.
A federal court in Mobil, Alabama, found the parties in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships for knowingly using an inoperable oily-water separator (equipment which, when working properly, prevents the discharge of waste materials) on board the vessel Stavanger Blossom. They also failed to log the discharge in an oil record book as required. splash247.com/dsd...
Statoil takes option on Knot Offshore shuttle tanker
KNOT Offshore Partners has announced that Statoil has taken up its option to extend a time charter on shuttle tanker Bodil Knutsen. The extension is for one additional year, to May 2017, leaving Statoil with two remaining one-year options available. The vessel was originally fixed in May 2011, for a period of five years, after its initial delivery from DSME in Korea. Neither the original terms or terms of the extension were disclosed. splash247.com/sta...
Searches resumed on Nov 10 as the U.S. Navy attempted to locate the sunken "El Faro", document the wreckage and debris field and recover the missing voyage data recorder.
All searches were temporarily called off as Tropical Storm Kate neared the Bahamas. The National Transportation Safety Board announced earlier that the storm was too close to the area where the freighter sank to continue the recovery effort, but the search resumed after the weather cleared. The ship did partially break up and the navigation bridge and deck below it separated from the vessel. The ROV Curve 21 documented both the port and starboard sides of the vessel. The Navy was planning to redeploy the Orion side scan sonar system to generate a map of the debris field to locate the navigation bridge.
Brokers report that Zodiac Maritime has struck again linking the Eyal Ofer-chaired outfit with its fourth capesize purchase since May. Zodiac is linked to the 2009-built Aurora Venus for $26m, $1m more than online portal VesselsValue.com values the Japanese-built ship at. The news will bring Zodiac’s cape spending up to more than $100m this year. splash247.com/zod...