In the afternoon of Aug 19, 2016, the "Markgrafenheide" was disabled by engine damage with 28 persons on board in the sea canal of Warnemünde. The liefeboat "Arkona" of the local DGzRS Station was called to assist the ship. It was taken alongside and pulled into the narrow old port.
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Container ship with supplies for Syrian refugees in Turkey left N.J. this weekend
A cargo ship container carrying 15,000 hygiene kits packed with shampoo, combs and towels left the Elizabeth seaport this weekend bound for Turkey to help Syrian refugees there (Aug. 20).
The shipment is a project of a coalition of nearly 70 faith-based and humanitarian organizations that joined together to address the Syrian refugee crisis. The kits were loaded on the ship destined for Turkey on Friday, which was World Humanitarian Day, an annual reminder of the need to help the suffering.
A container ship with supplies is leaving the Elizabeth port
One of 15,000 hygiene kits prepared for people in war-torn Syria.
The cargo is expected to leave Elizabeth Saturday and the kits should arrive at their destination in about six weeks, an organizer said.
“These are items we take for granted, but if you are a refugee living in a place that doesn’t have anything, you don’t even have a comb or a nail clipper, and this is essential for them,’’ said Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg, director of outreach communications, programs and multifaith relations for the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. “As the United Nations and other world health organizations will tell you, to maintain grooming and hygiene is basic to maintaining their health.” www.northjersey.c...
Van Oord executes various beach replenishments in Spain
Van Oord’s Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A. has been awarded a number of long-term beach maintenance contracts. These projects will contribute to both coastal defences as well the development of tourism. This year’s beach replenishments in Barcelona and La Pineda near Tarragona have already been completed. Activities on the beach of Playa de Castillo on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura are in full swing.
The works were completed using the small trailing suction hopper dredger that Van Oord acquired early this year. This new addition to the Van Oord fleet was recently named Costa Verde, after the coast of Asturia in northern Spain. With its small dimensions and shallow draft, the ship is very well-suited to the shallow water and smaller harbours that dominate the Mediterranean market.
M/V "JIGAWA" refused access to the Paris MoU region
M/V "JIGAWA" was detained in port Genoa (Italy) on 30th July 2016. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months.
The ship flies the flag of Moldova, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list. Therefore under the provisions of section 4 of the Paris MoU, Article 16 of EU Council Directive 2009/16/EC1, the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MOU region, except a port and anchorage of the ship's flag State.
This refusal of access will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorized to leave this port and anchorage. As this is the first refusal of access order the period of the refusal of access will be 3 months.
The Orient Overseas Container Line will extend in September its Mediterranean network to the Adriatic, including the port of Koper. In the first stage OOCL will act as a slot partner on the existing Ocean3 regular service, while for the future there is a possibility for the deployment of its own fleet. First free slots will be available on the vessel Xin Yan Tian, which is expected in Koper on 24th September 2016 and then every week within the existing service.
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Massive oil tanker Bow Singapore removed after running aground off Rosebud
A massive oil tanker that ran aground in Port Phillip Bay on Friday has been removed.
The 115-metre Bow Singapore is believed to have hit a sandbar while turning in a shipping channel, just west of the Hovell Pile beacon, off Rosebud. Port of Melbourne Corporation chief executive Nick Easy said the liquid bulk carrier did not cause any environmental damage.
He said the tanker was removed from south channel east with help from the tugboat Hastings last night. The operation was coordinated with the rising tide and started at 11.40pm. It took 20 minutes for the tanker to be removed from the channel.
Mr Easy said the ship lost its steering in south channel at about 4pm on Friday, running aground in the sand near Hovell Pile.
The tanker, which can carry up to 6219 tonnes of oil or chemical products, was bound for Geelong and had a pilot on board.
"The vessel is now safely located at the outer anchorage in the north of the bay and will continue on to Geelong in due course," Mr Easy said. www.theage.com.au...
Video - Woman Shouts For Cruise Ship To Come Back After Missing Departure
A woman from the Carnival Legend missed the ship in Ketchikan, Alaska last week. The unnamed woman was caught on video walking fast down the pier as the ship was just starting to move away from the dock.
The Spirit class ship which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line was calling at the port of Ketchikan on Saturday, August 13. At around 1:00 PM passengers on the ship were surprised to see a woman shouting “hey! hey! hey! hey!, come back! come back!” as she was walking fast along the pier to try to catch the ship. There were several passengers on board shouting out “hey” back to her who can be heard in the video. www.cruisehive.co...
A decision when to start the refloating operation of the "Transocean Winner" was to be taken in the of Aug 21,. The salvage team hoped to start the process by Aug 23 morning at the latest. By the morning Aug 20, salvage teams on board had successfully transferred 137 metric tonnes of diesel fuel from the two intact tanks below the waterline to tanks above sea level. It was hoped that a transfer of the recovered oil from the higher tanks within the rig to the supply vessel "Olympic Orion" should be completed within the next 24 hours. A small quantity of diesel oil will be retained on board to supply the emergency generator and other essential services. During the past 24 hours, further equipment for the refloat operation has been placed on the rig. No pollution has been reported.
Three sailors were rescued from the "Lynx" on the River Tay after their boat caught fire in the early hours of Aug 20, 2016. The Broughty Ferry RNLI boat raced to the mouth of the Tay, south of Buddon Point, after receiving a distress call shortly before 3 a.m. Despite hazards being created by thick fog, the all-weather lifeboat "Elizabeth of Glamis" arrived on scene within minutes. The Dundee Port Pilot boat “Lynx”, had been on route to provide guidance to an incoming ship when the fire broke out.