The "Makarski Jadran" allided with a pier in the Jelsi port upon Hvar Island on July 28, 2016, at 11.30 a.m. due to a main engine failure which was caused by the rupture of a cable. Th pier and the vessel’s bow were damaged, no injures were reported among the 255 passengers and the crew.
Al Shabaab terrorists may be plotting an attack on ferry route
Security was beefed up at the "Likoni" on July 28, 2016, following intelligence reports that the Al Shabaab extremists were plotting an attack on the vital Kilindini Harbour crossing channel. Security officers, both in uniform and civilian clothing, have since been deployed to ensure maximum security at the critical installation. Security measures have been heightened and thorough screening of both people and vehicles going through the channel has been effected.
The "Queen of Burnaby" was back in service in the morning of July 29, after another break down sent the 51-year-old vessel for repairs, touching off six days of long waits for people heading to and from Powell River. The ship had experienced an oil leak in a propeller hub on July 16, causing BC Ferries to shuffle the smaller "Island Sky" from the Earl’s Cove-Saltery Bay run to cover both the Powell River-Comox route, and the Powell River-Texada Island run.
The Jervis Inlet trip was serviced by two even smaller vessels, leading to long delays and line-ups extending kilometres back from the Earl’s Cove terminal, with travelers reporting waits of four to five hours.
The "Queen of Burnaby"’s replacement vessel "Salish Orc" is due to enter service in spring 2017.
BC Ferries planned to add an additional sailing to the "Queen of Burnaby"’s Comox-Powell River schedule on July 30.
Officials search for potential spill following water ingress on Alaska Juris
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is working to determine if the "Alaska Juris" spilled diesel fuel into the ocean. Currently the condition of the ship was unknown. It had 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and other miscellaneous lube oils on board. The fishing vessel’s last known location was about 41 miles northeast of Segula Island on the Aleutian chain. A unified command has been established to locate the "Alaska Juris" and assess its condition. The condition of the vessel was unknown as the salvage vessel "Resolve Pioneer" and the trawler "Alaska Endeavor" were making their way to the remote location in the Bering Sea. The "Alaska Endeavor" was contracted by The Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA), owner of the Juris and member of the newly formed unified command established by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is also part of the response team; their concern is marine pollution and oil Spill.
There have not been any reported effects on wildlife, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says if there is a spill, it is unlikely to reach the shoreline. MEanwhile the rescued crew has arrived in Adak.
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The "Kelly Ovayuak" ran aground in the evening of July 26, 2016, on the Great Slave Lake four kilometers outside Lutselk’e in the Northwest Territories. The tug and its barges were heading back from Lutselk’e after delivering supplies to the remote community when it ran hard aground. The wind was blowing toward the reef the evening after the barges finished unloading supplies and fuel to the community. While the barges cleared the reef, the tug stuck on it.
No reports of injuries or pollution were released. The Canadian Coast Guard and other authorities have been notified and a response team was dispatched to the scene in order to return the vessels to Hay River. NTCL made all its deliveries to Lutselk'e, including fuel to the N.W.T. government, before the incident. Another tug from Yellowknife was expected to arrive on July 29.
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July 28 - Subsea 7's construction vessel Seven Waves has become one of the first ships to use the extended quay at Lerwick Port's deepwater Dales Voe Base in the UK.The 18,666 dwt vessel is being mobilised at the Scottish port ahead of a contract offshore Canada. The first phase of the extended quay's construction has just been completed, with the second phase ready to begin.
The first ship to arrive at the extended quay was the coaster vessel Eendracht, which delivered supplies for transfer to Seven Waves.
"Seven Waves is an early harbinger of the type of work which the expanded Dales Voe Base, with its enormous capacity, quay strength, water depth and laydown space, is ideally suited for in supporting a wide range of offshore industry projects," said Lerwick Port Authority's harbour master and deputy chief executive Captain Calum Grains. www.heavyliftpfi....
New World Direct Shipping vessel makes maiden voyage from Port Manatee
World Direct Shipping’s new containership, the M/V Queen B, made its maiden voyage from Port Manatee on Tuesday as part of the cross-Gulf service with Mexico, according to a press release.
The Queen B is 430 feet long with a capacity of 700, 20-foot-equivalent container units and 128 refrigerated cargo plugs and will carry refrigerated produce from Mexico to the port, then return to Mexico with paper, recycled materials and oversized cargos.
“The right-sized M/V Queen B is ideally suited for this trade, offering enhanced energy efficiency, including the ability to smoothly transition to low-sulfur fuel when entering U.S. emissions control area waters,” Carlos Diaz, co-director of World Direct Shipping, said in a press release. “The vessel will carry on World Direct Shipping’s established transit time of only 2 1/2 days – the quickest short-sea connection between Mexico and the U.S. Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.”
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A gas leak was detected on board of the "Alvheim FPSO", which is being installed on Alvheim Oilfield in the Northsea, halfway between Shetland and Norway, in the morning of July 28, 2016. The leak occurred in one of the pump compartments. The situation was under control within a few hours, all 56 staff remained on board, as there was no danger for their safety.
The Vietnamese Border Guard agency confiscated 800 tons of wheat, which were found to be illegal, because two lighter barges, loaded with 500 and 300 tons of wheat did not have the required license. The wheat was offloaded from the "Navios Felicity" during her stay in Phu My from May 29, 2016, to June 5. The local company running those barges was a suspect in massive smuggling business. The barges were inspected right after lightering operation, and the skippers of the barges could not produce the required papers. The confiscated wheat is to be auctioned.
Contract for drilling rig cancelled due to hallenging conditions in offshore oil and gas market
ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil have canceled the contract for the "Maersk Valiant" with effect from mid-September 2016. The "Maersk Valiant" has been on a joint contract with Marathon Oil Corporation and ConocoPhillips, since June 2014. The original contract was scheduled to expirate in late September 2017. The compensation related to the early termination termination of the contract is leaving Maersk Drilling financially neutral in relation to the original contract.