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 City Of Sidon  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Aliaga anchorage
arrived Aliaga anchorage 28.11.14

 Trio Vega  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Aliaga 11/2014

 Repubblica Di Roma  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Aliaga 11/2014

 Divyan  (Tankship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 27.11.14 Plot 75

 King Merry  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 27.11.14

 Shield  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 27.11.14

 Voyager Of The Seas  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas completes bow-to-stern revitalization
Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas, the largest cruise ship based in Asia Pacific, has just successfully completed her month-long $80 million revitalization bringing guests in the region a variety of first-at-sea features such as the FlowRider surf simulator and Virtual Balcony staterooms. In addition the ship also received a 3D cinema, digital signage, a new Diamond Club for Crown and Anchor Society members as well as new dining options including Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Giovanni’s Table Italian trattoria and Chops Grille steakhouse. The ship’s revitalization was carried out under a contract with Sembawang Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd. and is also the largest cruise ship revitalization project ever completed in Singapore, the company said in its press release. The newly revitalized ship is sailing today from Singapore to Sydney where she will be based for her 2014/15 winter-spring season.

 MSC Magnifica  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

MSC Magnifica undergoes succesful drydocking at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
After a very fast and successful 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) for Hamburg on schedule to start her next cruise. Commenting on the MSC Magnifica project, Marc Derks, Shiprepair Rotterdam Project Manager, comments: “This was an excellent operation, I am very proud of the team. The advance planning and preparation paid off.”Khalil Benjelloul, Cruise Vessels Product Manager of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, adds: “Everything went very smoothly, we managed to do this demanding job safely and on schedule, which is vitally important in the cruise industry.”Built in 2010, the MSC Magnifica is 293 m long and has a capacity for more than 2,500 passengers. She arrived at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on October 20 and was berthed at the yard’s largest drydock, which is 307 m in length. Mr Derks stresses that this project had the added challenge that the ship’s 800-strong crew remained on board during the work

12 hours ago by arnekiel

L&G Forest Products сreates timber hub at the Port of Tilbury
The Port of Tilbury announces today (27 November) a new agreement with L&G Forest Products to create a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub at the port serving the Grafton Group and others throughout England, the company said in its press release. L&G, who are part of the Grafton Group which owns the Buildbase depots in the UK, have chosen Tilbury to consolidate their timber distribution alongside their panel products operation. They have taken advantage of Tilbury’s unique Portcentric service which will increase operational efficiency and ultimately save cost throughout the supply chain. The increase in demand from Buildbase has promoted the move to create a bespoken timber hub where product is shipped in, stored at the port and then distributed around the country. Source: PortNews

 Alex F Mccall  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat
Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics. With a length between perpendiculars of 186 feet and a 13-foot molded depth the new vessel has a light ship displacement of 277 long tons (281.45 mt). Interior capacities include 92,418 US gallons of fuel, (349.8 cubic meters), 10,848 US gallons of drill /fresh water (41.1 cu. met.) and 3,200 US gal. of potable water (12.1 cu. mt.). Discharge rates are: for drill water 300 gallons per minute at 380 feet, for fuel oil 354 gpm at 394 feet. The 132 by 27 foot (40.2x8.2 m.) cargo deck is estimated to have a 400-long ton (406.4 metric ton) capacity. Crew accommodation includes eleven berths in six cabins. Seating is provided for 64 passengers. The Alex F. McCall is equipped with three Cummins QSM11 powered 290-kW main generators. In addition to pumping and general ship’s needs these also power the three electric-operated 200 HP Thrustmaster tunnel bow thrusters for the DP-2 certified crew-supply boat. www.marinelink.co...

 Federal Mayumi  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland
Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th year since the founding of the company, 55 years of continuous general cargo liner service from FALLine and 50 years since the establishment of its terminal division, FMT (Federal Marine Terminals).

 Lone  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

SAL into offshore renewables
German headquartered maritime logistics company SAL Heavy Lift has made its first successful foray into the offshore renewables industry. German engineering and services group Bilfinger, which was awarded the test pile contract for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project, chose SAL as subcontractor to transport and install the test piles and equipment with their DP Class II vessel ‘MV Lone’. The crew of MV Lone’s test objectives for the recently completed first stage of its contract with Bilfinger were to confirm the design of the wind farm foundations by testing the performance of the piles against static, dynamic and cyclic loads specific for offshore structures. Located 30 km off the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea and covering an area of 34 km2, the Wikinger offshore wind farm project will consist of 70 wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 350 MW Spanish energy company Iberdrola is developing the project, scheduled to begin operations in 2017. www.maritimejourn...

12 hours ago by arnekiel

Seattle to invest in terminals and its new partnership with Tacoma
The Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday approved its 2015 budget that calls for $373.8 million in capital expenditures for the seaport and for Sea-Tac International Airport. Seaport investments will include modernization of Terminal 5 to make the facility big-ship ready.

12 hours ago by arnekiel

Montreal port gets back to normal after one-day strike
Operations at the port of Montreal are returning to normal after a day-long strike by municipal workers opposing the state’s pension reform plan interfered with access to the terminals and disrupted operations. A one-day municipal workers strike disrupted cargo operations at the port of Montreal on Wednesday Nov.26.

12 hours ago by arnekiel

Fewer container ships at anchor at LA-LB versus earlier in the week
Seven container ships, two more than the previous day but fewer than earlier in the week, were at anchor on Thursday morning awaiting berths at the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, reports JOC.

 Denak Trader  (Cargo Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier may be detained on arrival in Camden
The U.S. government has a court order allowing it to seize the "Denak Trader" once it arrived in Camden on Nov 29, 2014, unless the Turkey-based shipping firm Denak Depoculuk Ve Nakliyecilik A.S. of Istanbulresolves a dispute over a maritime accident. The federal government wants almost $2 million from the ship’s owner. The Turkish firm owes that money because another of its ships, the "Feyza", damaged a federal facility in Jersey City in Dece 2011. The ship hit a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marine terminal after it lost control while attempting to dock in New York Harbor. Authorities were alerted to the "Denak Trader" ’s arrival because foreign-flagged vessels entering U.S. waters must submit an electronic “notice of arrival” to the Coast Guard. The bulk carrier intended to stay in Camden until Dec 2. On Nov 25 the U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneiderapproved the attachment and garnishment of the "Denak Trader" which would allow federal authorities to hold the ship unless Denak has agreed to resolve the dispute and guarantees funds for potential repairs.

 Sajir  (Tankship)
13 hours ago by arnekiel

UASC Names First Ever LNG-Ready Ultra Large Container Vessel at HHI Shipyard in Ulsan
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today named the industry’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel. MV “Sajir” is the first vessel in UASC’s current newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels. With a capacity of 15,000 TEU (A15), the DNV GL classed vessel is the largest and most eco-efficient vessel in this capacity range. Preliminary calculations indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit established by the IMO. MV “Sajir” will start operating on the Asia–North Europe route after delivery. Ten further A15 vessels and six 18,800 TEU (A18) box ships will be delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries to UASC by mid-2016. Speaking at today’s naming ceremony in Ulsan, H.E. Salem Ali Al Zaabi, Chairman of UASC, said: “At UASC, we see efficiency as a key competitive differentiator in an increasing competitive market. Whether it stems from improving vessel design through our newbuilding program, strategic partnerships or empowering our people onboard and ashore to deliver improvements, efficiency pervades every facet of our expansion plans. The “Sajir” perfectly embodies this ethos and, as the first of 17 vessels in our current newbuilding program, represents an important milestone in the evolution of UASC.” “UASC is proud of its Middle Eastern heritage and the “Sajir” takes its name from an area in Saudi Arabia that is known for its luscious landscape and farming heritage. We hope the “Sajir” personifies her namesake in many ways, with a long and fruitful career and full cargo holds,” Al Zaabi added. “These highly efficient vessels help us significantly reduce the amount of fuel we consume per container,” said Jorn Hinge, President and Chief Executive Officer of UASC. “We operate one of the world’s youngest container vessel fleets and are committed to making it more environmentally sustainable. The A15 vessels go beyond what regulations require and set new standards in terms of efficient, safe and sustainable operations,” he remarked. “Energy efficiency and sustainability are instrumental in developing and constructing state of the art container ships – and the A15 vessels fall in this category. We are happy to be working with UASC on this truly innovative project and are pleased that our technical expertise could help the owner in realizing it,” said Choi Kil-Seon, Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Heavy Industries.

 Tunis
13 hours ago by saidaiffamctc

rades port
no more congestion in rades port

13 hours ago by arnekiel

Brazilian ultra-large ore freighters may return to Chinese waters
There are growing signs of Beijing’s willingness to lift a ban on the entry of mega ore vessels known as Valemaxes, since their owner, Brazilian mining company Vale, signed agreements with a Chinese state-owned shipping company and port management, Shanghai’s China Business News reports. Vale dry-cargo ships, known as Valemaxes, are the largest in the world and belong to Vale SA, a Brazil-based metals and mining company. Vale and the management of Lianyungang port in China’s eastern Jiangsu province signed a cooperative agreement in July to pave the way for Vale’s ultra-large Valemaxes, which have a capacity of 400,000 dead weight tons (dwt), to dock at the port and boost productivity of their operations. Vale is facing transit times to China more than three times longer than its Australian competitors, and opted to build 35 Valemax vessels in 2008 to achieve economies of scale and slash transport costs, according to the CBN report. The 35 Valemax ships are capable of shipping 56 million metric tons of ore to China per year and can sharply cut transport costs. Yet Valemax ships are not permitted to dock at Chinese ports under existing rules, which only permit ships with a capacity of at least 250,000 dwt. Chinese shipping companies had lobbied hard to ensure that Valemax ships are not allowed to dock at Chinese ports. They argue that allowing so would exacerbate overcapacity in the shipping industry.

13 hours ago by arnekiel

Australia’s Port of Melbourne lining up three bidders
Three of Australia’s largest infrastructure funds plan to bid for the country’s largest container terminal in a sale expected to fetch about A$5 billion ($4.27 billion) for Victoria state, a source with knowledge of the process said on Wednesday. The prospect of three bidders suggests Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, will reap a hefty price for the asset and encourage other Australian states looking to sell a combined A$130 billion of assets in the next 18 months. Pension fund IFM Investors has hired investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co and Barclays Capital to prepare a bid for Port of Melbourne, while a consortium of Hastings Funds Management Ltd and Kuwait sovereign fund Wren House Infrastructure Management have hired UBS AG, the source said. Queensland state fund QIC Ltd is also expected to appoint a bank to place a bid, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to comment publicly. Hastings declined to comment and IFM and QIC were not immediately available for comment. A successful port sale in Victoria will be good news for other states hoping to sell assets to pay down debt and finance infrastructure. Governments of smaller Queensland and Western Australia state are also planning to sell container terminals. The government of larger New South Wales state hopes to sell half the state electricity grid for an estimated A$20 billion, and promises to spend the proceeds on road and rail upgrades in Sydney. Victoria, unlike NSW and Queensland, faces no political obstacles to the Port of Melbourne sale, with both major parties supporting the move ahead of an election on Nov. 29. In April, Hastings and China Merchants jointly bought Australia’s biggest coal terminal, Port of Newcastle in NSW, for A$1.75 billion. In 2013, IFM and several other pension funds bought Port Botany in NSW for $A5.07 billion. Source: Reuters (Editing by Stephen Coates)

 Baris  (Cargo Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Number of immigrants at 595, 21 people arrested
Greek port authorities conducting a preliminary investigation arrested 21 people who were aboard the "Baris", including seven crew members, two immigrants suspected of being traffickers and 12 immigrants who caused tension on the ship. In the meantime, authorities completed the safe transfer of all the undocumented immigrants ashore at tIerapetra on the Aegean island of Crete. The immigrants qwew hosted temporarily at the city's indoor sports hall, while authorities were waiting until Nov 28 to perform the official counting. According to the first estimations, the total number of immigrants aboard the freighter was 595. The aim now was to bring the traffickers to justice. The vast majority of the immigrants were from Syria. Report with photos: www.ansamed.info/...

13 hours ago by arnekiel

Tenders floated to develop Duqm port infrastructure
wo tenders to develop Duqm port’s infrastructure and related works have been floated by the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm. These tenders are for providing facilities at the customs area, internal roads, two helipads, earthworks, potable water network, sewerage network, pump stations and street lighting, which will help achieve full-fledged operation as per the schedule. One of the tenders is new, while the other one is just an extension of submission date. The first tender is for building roads, commercial gates and inspection zone, while bids submission date has been extended until December 23 in the case of another tender for construction of roads, infrastructure and building at the berth area of the port. In fact, the port started early operations last year and have been attracting clients from the gas and oil fields in central Oman for various types of heavy and light cargo.

13 hours ago by Timsen

Five died on barge in Port Moresby
Five men were dead after entering an oxygen-starved compartment in the barge "Nivani Colossus" in Port Moresby on Nov 26, 2014. They were believed to have dropped unconscious and lost their lives after entering the compartment for an inspection of damage to the bow. But one man was believed to have survived after being given breathing help and heart resuscitation efforts. Three were employees of the construction company Nivani Ltd, and two were from Karavia village mid-way between Rabaul and Kokopo. The barge had suffered some damage in a beach landing recently and the men opened the hatch to one of the airtight compartments to inspect damage to the bow. One man survived the scene. Five were pronounced dead after attempts to revive them failed. Reports with photos: www.pngloop.com/2... www.pngloop.com/2...

 Bella Desgagnes  (Passenger ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry ran aground off Sept-Îles
The "Bella Desgagnés" had to be inspected in Sept-Îles after running aground in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Kegaska in the evening of Nov 25, 2014. One of the ship's propellers was damaged. Zhe crew had to deal with difficult sea conditions and winds in excess of 80 km/h. The two passengers were not injured, there was no pollution and no environmental impact. The "Bella Desgagnés" returned in Sept-Îles at reduced speed. Divers were sent down to inspect the thrusters and determine the cause of failure. The company was taking the necessary steps to take care of the passengers and distribute the cargo. The "Nordik Express" will take over the service of the "Bella Desgagnés" and in this respect will leave the port of Quebec on No 29 bound to Rimouski. French reports with photo: ici.radio-canada.... www.journaldemont...

 Kiel
13 hours ago by arnekiel

Completion of Kiel-Holtenau locks repairs
As reported on Monday 24 November 2014, the New Big North Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau was taken out of service after a vessel had collided with the No.1 lock gate. The repairs have been completed on Nov. 26 at 18.30 hrs and both big lock chambers are in service with immediate effect.

 Mct Matterhorn  (Tankship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker crew assisted injured boat operator
Coastguard Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the "MCT Matterhorn, which is registered with the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, to assist a 62-year-old man who was injured on his sailboat on Nov 27, 2014, approximately 100 miles east of Kill Devil Hills. The Fifth Coast Guard District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received notification on Nov 27 at approximately 8:30 p.m. from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, reporting they received a distress message from the sailboat "Austina" which stated the skipper fell, injured his hip and was in need of medical assistance. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, both from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, launched at 9:20 p.m. to assist. The Jayhawk crew was unable to hoist the man at the time due to inclement weather and returned to Air Station Elizabeth City. The Hercules crew and the "MCT Matterhorn" remained on scene throughout the night to monitor the situation. At approximately 7 a.m. on Nov 28, a second Jayhawk crew launched and medevaced the man. The man was taken to Air Station Elizabeth City where he was transferred to local EMS and taken to Sentara Albermarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City. Report with video: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Sun Princess  (Passenger ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

No suspicious circumstances regarding elderly man lost over board
The "Sun Princess" arrived in Sydney in the morning of Nov 25. The ship berthed at White Bay Cruise Terminal at 8.08 a.m. and was still in Sydney in the afternoon of Nov 26 before heading to Lifou in the evening with an ETA of Nov 28. A police unit, the New South Wales Marine Area Command, were investigating the loss of one passenger. The affected passengers would receive a refund for one day of their cruise and also have NZ$54 paid to their on-board account. The Australian man, presumed dead after falling 25 meters into rough seas from a cruise ship, was missing for more than four hours before his disappearance was reported. Nobody saw the 84 year-old man fall into the Tasman Sea. But his fall was captured on CCTV footage at 10.40 p.m. The man was reported missing at about 2.30 a.m. the following morning. Meanwhile the New South Wales police took over the case from the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Canberra. Investigators did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances in the incident about 320 km east of Sydney, travelling from Auckland to Sydney after a 13-night New Zealand cruise. THe passengers onboard received regular updates regarding their delayed arrival in Sydney and were being helped with onward travel arrangements. 239 people have been lost overboard on cruise ships since 2000. 16 of those cases were from Princess ships. In 2014, 19 people were lost overboard, among them two from Princess ships.

 Liberty Grace  (Cargo Ship)
15 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier saved 230 Syrian migrants
The "Liberty Grace" was involved in the rescue of more than 230 Syrian refugees from a a Turkish fishing trawler that was adrift 120 nautical miles southeast of Sicily. The "Liberty Grace" was transiting in ballast from the Suez Canal to Galveston when she was directed by the Italian Coast Guard to render assistance to the refugees. On Nov 17, 2014, at 0910 ha.m. the "Liberty Grace" was on station and began taking aboard the 230+ refugees, who included 65 women and children. The Italian Coast Guard remained on site watching the boarding, for the safety and security of the crew of the "Liberty Grace" as well as for safe embarkation of the refugees. The crew of the "Liberty Grace" established a feeding station on deck to provide food and water to the exhausted refugees. The vessel also provided blankets and clothing to those in need. Some of the refugees said they were doctors, engineers and other professionals, all seeking to escape Syria's war torn towns of Aleppo, Homs and others- They said that the captain and crew of the Turkish trawler set them on a course towards Italy and then deserted the refugees by embarking onto speed boats.On Nov 18 all refugees safely disembarked at Porto Empedocle where they were received on shore by United Nations High Council for Refugees along with the Red Cross and medical volunteer crews.

 Marie Maersk  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by tpsc

PATROGAS-FUEL GAS SYSTEM
PATROGAS-FUEL GAS SYSTEM-ABP4-024-001 ETD 11-30 ROTTERDAM ETA 12-31 THAILAND 10,230.0 KG 94.1 M3

 Industrial Dart  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS-SWEDEN GTG
SIEMENS-SWEDEN- GTG ABP5-003-001/ ABP5-004-001/ABP5-005-001/ABP5-006-001/ ABP5-038-003 ETD 12-14~22 NOORKOPING ETA THAILAND

 Hr Recognition  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS-SWEDEN GTG
SIEMENS-SWEDEN- GTG ABP5-003-001/ ABP5-004-001/ABP5-005-001/ABP5-006-001/ ABP5-038-003 ETD 12-14~22 NOORKOPING ETA THAILAND

 Rickmers Savannah  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS-CZECH STG
SIEMENS-CZECH STG ABP4-001-001/ ABP4-002-001/ ABP4-038-031 ABP4-001-001/ 114,181.0 KG 311,70.0 M3 TURBINE ABP4-002-001/ 79,180.0 KG 137,60.0 M3 GENERATOR ABP4-038-031/ 3,433.0 KG 4,81.0 M3 OIL PACKAGE

 Rickmers Savannah  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS-CZECH STG
SIEMENS-CZECH STG ABP4-001-001/ ABP4-002-001/ ABP4-038-031 ABP4-001-001/ 114,181.0 KG 311,70.0 M3 TURBINE ABP4-002-001/ 79,180.0 KG 137,60.0 M3 GENERATOR ABP4-038-031/ 3,433.0 KG 4,81.0 M3 OIL PACKAGE

 APL Amman  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by tpsc

AARDING VENT SILENCER 1375KG 9.5 M
AARDING VENT SILENCER ABP5-050-001 ETD 12-1 MALAYSIA ETA 12-15 THAILAND

 Anette  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS
SIEMENS ABP5-003-002/ ABP5-004-002/ABP5-005-002/ABP5-006-002/ ABP5-038-004 ETD 10-20 DEC NORRKOPING

 Anette  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by tpsc

SIEMENS
SIEMENS ABP5-003-002/ ABP5-004-002/ABP5-005-002/ABP5-006-002/ ABP5-038-004 ETD 10-20 DEC NORRKOPING




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