Hundreds of Alaskans attending the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines were stranded on May 24, 2015, after the "Taku" suffered a mechanical problem. The ferry Matanuska was inserted and left Juneau at 1 a.m. on May 25 on an added run to Haines. Arriving at 5:30 a.m., it left Haines at 6:30 a.m. and arrived in Juneau at 11:30 a.m. Approximately 1,500 tickets were sold for this year’s Haines brewfest, and another 100 or so brewers, alcohol distributors and volunteers attended on free tickets. While many traveled by car from Canada, Interior Alaska and Southcentral Alaska, many more arrived in Haines by ferry. The "Taku" had been scheduled to make two trips between Haines and Juneau on May 24.
The fire aboard the "Anwaar Afriqya" which was carrying 30,000 metric tons of gasoil from Motor Oil Hellas’s refinery in Greece, and which was attacked while anchored off Sirte in central Libya, was extinguished by the crew. The attack on the tanker killed one person and wounded another. The ship’s cargo was meant to supply the electricity station in Sirte. NOC’s Tripoli-based management condemned the attack, saying the tanker had the permission to carry the fuel to the city. The ship was struck by planes belonging to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the head of the armed forces of the internationally recognized administration, according to Issa. The ship reached Sirte on May 22 after sailing from Agio Theodhoroi.
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28 workers evacuated from burning oil platform off Louisiana
A fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico caused the emergency evacuation of 28 personnel on Friday.
All 28 workers aboard were taken from the platform onto a nearby supply vessel and then to the shore. No one was hurt, according to the US Coast Guard (USCG).
The incident, in shallow waters near Breton Island, 20 miles offshore New Orleans, Louisiana, was on a rig owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Co, based in Houston.
Fire crews were fighting the blaze into Friday evening.
The well was shut and production closed down.
After initially estimating a possible release quantity of 4,000 barrels of oil into the water, the USCG scaled back its number to 130 barrels while also reporting from aerial observation that there was a visible 1.4 nautical mile “rainbow sheen” on the water.
A spokesman for Texas Petroleum Investment said the platform can produce up to 2,200 barrels per day of crude oil from up to 60 wells. That’s relatively modest by industry standards.
It was unclear what caused the incident, which happened in waters overseen by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources because of its relative proximity to the shore. splash247.com/28-...
Route to Rosario port blocked after Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground
Pigs in China and bakers in Brazil will have to wait as Argentine exports from soybeans to wheat are delayed by the closing of the Parana River’s main channel. The route to Rosario port — from where 80 percent of Argentina’s grains and oilseeds are shipped — is blocked after the Nord Hydra, laden with coal, ran aground on Tuesday, 290 kilometers (180 miles) from Buenos Aires. That forced authorities to close the channel, delaying 48 other vessels, according to Rosario Port Manager Guillermo Wade. The holdup could be costing a total of $960,000 a day.