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 Le James Joyce  (Other Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Patrol boat rescued 433 distressed migrants
The "LÉ James Joyce" rescued approximately 155 migrants from the Mediterranean in the early hours of July 28, 2016. Following a request from Italian rescue co-ordinators, the crew located and successfully rescued the migrants during two operations in the sea to the North West of Tripoli. All migrants taken are board were now receiving food, water and medical assistance. The first operation began at 6.20 a.m. and rescued around 25 people from a wooden vessel. The vessel was again called on at 7.15 a.m. to assist with the rescue of a further 130 individuals from a rubber vessel in the same area. The first operation took 35 minutes while the second lasted for over two hours. In another mission a further 278 migrants were rescued from a rubber craft 40 nautical miles from Tripoli. The "LÉ James Joyce" was subsequently tasked to rendezvous with the NGO vessel "Luventa" from which a further 163 migrants were transferred. They were being brought to a port where they will be handed over to the Italian authorities. Last week the LÉ James Joyce rescued 453 people from the Mediterranean during a single operation in which 16 bodies were also recovered.

 Challenger  (Fishing Boat)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Injured skipper hoisted off the Sables d'Olonne
On July 29, 2016, at 2:10 a.m. the CROSS f Etel was contacted by the "Challenger" after the skipper had suffered a head injury. The trawler was 63 miles off the Sables d'Olonne. After the connection to the CROSS Etel was suddenly interrupted, the emergency services continued their investigations with the "Le Battant", another trawler in the vicinity of the "Challenger". The decision was then taken to evacuate the injured sailor to the hospital in La Rochelle. A Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in La Rochelle took off towards the trawler. The injured was then hoisted and taken to Hospital in La Rochelle. The three crew members who had remained on board were heading back to the port of Cotinière, Saint Pierre d'Oléron where the ship arrived in the afternoon.

 Barolo III  (High-Speed Craft)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Yacht bumped into a stone
The Norwegian JRCC was notfied that the "Barolo III" was disabled on July 28, 2016, at 5.50 p.m. at old Hellesund off Lillesand. The lifeboat "Bendt R. Rasmussen" was called to assist. It had been 300 meters away and took the yacht in tow soon after. The owner Bjørn Maaseide stated that the yacht had bumped into a stone which damaged the propeller, so that the engine shut down subsequently. They were two people on board. After an investigation the yacht continued the journey towards Kragerø following the reset of the system one hour later. Norwegian reports with photos: www.agderposten.n... www.vg.no/nyheter...

 Nimbus Spb  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker grounded in fairway off St. Petersburg
The "Nimbus SPB" ran aground in the morning of July 28, 2016, between the buoys 29-30 area in St. Petersburg while proceeding towards the port. The accident was caused by steering failure. One hour later tanker managed to refloat with own means, and berthed in the port at 10.15 a.m.

 Makarski Jadran  (Fishing Boat)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Allision with pier in Jelsi
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.

 Likoni  (Passenger ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

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.

 Queen Of Burnaby  (Passenger ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

"Queen of Burnaby" back in service
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.

 Alaska Juris  (Fishing Boat)
14 hours ago by Timsen

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. Report with photo: www.ktuu.com/cont...

 Kelly Ovayuak  (Tug)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Tug and barge aground
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. Report with photo: www.cbc.ca/beta/n...

 Seven Waves  (Other Ship)
16 hours ago by arnekiel

Seven Waves sails into Lerwick
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....

 Vckfun  (Other Ship)
16 hours ago by arnekiel

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.” Read more here: www.bradenton.com...

 Alvheim Fpso  (Other Ship)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Gas leak in pump compartment
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.

 Navios Felicity  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Illegal wheat shipment confiscated
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.

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Disney Cancels Cruise Port Plans for Bahamas Island
In early July, rumors of a planned Disney private cruise port on Egg Island, Bahamas emerged on cruiser discussion forums. The posts included images of a jackup barge for drilling core samples of the nearby sea floor, typically a precursor to marine construction. Disney initially declined to comment, but the Nassau Guardian confirmed with government sources that the company was exploring plans to lease the island for development. Nearby residents began an online petition campaign opposing the development, and collected 2,000 signatures over several weeks. The group cited the potential for environmental harm from dredging near coral reefs, building a deepwater cruise ship pier and otherwise altering the ecology of the island. The petitioners, led by local attorney Holly Peel, intended to take their cause as high as the prime minister's office, and on July 20, PM Perry Christie told a national radio program that talks with Disney were only preliminary and that no deal had been signed. Both sides had agreed that impact assessments must be done first, he said. www.maritime-exec...

 Maersk Valiant  (Other Ship)
16 hours ago by Timsen

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.

 Disney Dream  (Passenger ship)
16 hours ago by arnekiel

Boy medically airlifted from cruise ship
Personnel with the U.S. Coast Guard station in Lake Worth medically evacuated a 6-year-old boy from the Disney Dream cruise ship, on Thursday evening due to abdominal pain, according to the USCG. The Dream is based out of Port Canaveral. According to the tracking site cruismapper.com, the vessel was wrapping up a five-day trip to the Bahamas and was off the Palm Beach County coast when the rescue took place. It's due in Port Canaveral overnight. The boy was awaiting emergency medical services at the Lake Worth station, the Coast Guard added. www.floridatoday....

 MSC Diego  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by arnekiel

Search ongoing near Port of Montreal for missing person
Montreal police will resume their search Friday for a person who was presumed to be aboard a speed boat that collided with a container ship near the Port of Montreal late Tuesday. The accident happened about 10 p.m., and witnesses said at least one person was on the boat before it sank. Small pieces of the boat, along with a life vest, were found shortly before the initial search was called off due to darkness at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Montreal fire chief John Primiani. A search of the area, which extends to Varennes, was begun Wednesday by firefighters, Montreal police, the Canadian Coast Guard and a Sûreté du Québec helicopter. It continued Thursday with Montreal police and firefighters joined by an SQ search team in the afternoon. “The SQ has sonars more powerful than the ones we have, that is why they are collaborating with us for this search since some parts of the river are deeper,” Montreal police spokesperson Benoit Boisselle said. Police have not yet received a report of a missing person. montrealgazette.c...

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Incident Sees Dunkirk LNG Terminal Put into Safe-Mode
EDF Tuesday announced that the Dunkirk liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal had been put into safe-mode and was being tested after LNG entered the flare system, causing "a larger flame than usual." The terminal has been in testing since the July 8 arrival of the first LNG carrier to the site. As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the facility is also set to become an LNG bunkering station. Roof vents of the terminal's three tanks were said to have been opened to control in-tank pressure, and the incident brought under control without any injuries or external help. shipandbunker.com...

 Hermann Rudolf Meye  (SAR-Vessel)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Lifeboat assisted distressed fishing vessel
The German 25-m-f/v "Margrit – ABH 1-N“, 78 gt (built 1949 at Kremer & Sohn in Hamburg as "Pascal - BL 1"), ran aground on the lower Weser at river km 38 near Brake in the morning of July 28, 2016, and suffered water ingress in the engine room. At 4.15 a.m. the MRCC in Bremen received a mayday call as the skipper feared the bilge pump might not be able to cope with the flooding. The lifeboat "Hermann Rudolf Meyer" of the DGzRS station Bremerhaven was allowed to proceed with a speed of more thant 23 knots river upstream towards the vessel which was in a distance of 12 miles, and was on site within less than 30 minutes. The "Margrit" had proceeded in the opposite direction with slow speed ahead and rendezoused with the lifeboat at the ferry pt. Sandstedt. The water ingress could be kept under control in the meantime. The "Hermann Rudolf Meyer" went alongside, and two of its crew members boarded the "Margrit". The lifeboat started towing the fishing vessel alongside to be able to intervene on short notice if the water ingress had got worse. It managed to take the ship to the Bremerhavener Dock GmbH shipyard in the fishing port of Bremerhaven. German report with photo: www.seenotretter....

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Approval of LNG Bunkering at Port of Fremantle an "Australian First"
EVOL LNG Thursday announced that the Fremantle Port Authority (Fremantle Ports) has given approval for the company to conduct liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering at the port - a development that EVOL LNG says is an "Australian first." The company says it will have the capacity to supply ships with up to 45 tonnes of LNG per hour, and provide the fuel at a competitive price against low sulfur marine diesel. "The availability of LNG as a bunker fuel, which will be delivered from EVOL LNG's Kwinana LNG plant, will pave the way for LNG-fuelled ships to visit the port, and provide the option for local ferries and workboats to switch to the lower-cost, lower-emission fuel," stated the company. shipandbunker.com...

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Latvijas Tilti will perform dredging and reconstruction works at the port of Klaipeda
According to the statement published by Nasdaq Baltic, AS “LATVIJAS TILTI” informs that on July 25, 2016 the group of entities AS “LATVIJAS TILTI” and UAB “Borta”, a responsible partner - AS “LATVIJAS TILTI”, concluded a Construction agreement with the Klaipeda’s State Seaport Authority about the completion of construction works of the object “Dredging of Malkų Bay down to 14,5 m, including the Installation of the Seawall – the Reconstruction of the Quay at Malkų Bay Botanical Reserve and the Part of the Coastal Protection Structure of Quay No 145 in Perkelos Str. 10, Klaipeda” (hereinafter – Agreement). The Agreement value is 11,73 million euros, including value added tax. The part of works performed by AS “LATVIJAS TILTI” as the responsible partner amounts to 93%. The total period of the execution of works is 19 months of the start of the construction works. The remuneration for the completed works will be carried out in accordance with monthly acts of completed works. en.portnews.ru/ne...

 Texelstroom  (Passenger ship)
16 hours ago by arnekiel

Advanced dual AlphaBridge delivered to double ended ferry Texelstroom
JRC and Alphatron Marine has announced the delivery of the AlphaBridge on the double ended passenger ferry Texelstroom built at La Naval Shipyard in Bilbao, Spain. The fully integrated and ergonomically designed bridge features full navigation, (internal) communication and observation equipment, captain’s chairs on sliding rails with steering control built in the armrest and various workstations, with the exact same equipment installed on both ends of the vessel. The vessel, owned by Dutch company Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO) will be sailing between the city Den Helder on the mainland and the West Frisian island of Texel, situated in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, along the edge of the Wadden Sea. Besides building a sustainable, environmentally friendly vessel, one of the most important objectives is continuity, safety and reliability. In every aspect, the AlphaBridge fits perfectly within this philosophy as it lies in the very foundation of our company.

16 hours ago by arnekiel

Port Bronka handles first vessel of China COSCO which delivered oversized and heavy equipment
MSCC Bronka (Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka, Big Port St. Petersburg) has handled the first vessel of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited - HUA AN CHENG (length – 161.33 m; breadth – 27.41 m), says the Bronka investor Fenix LLC. The vessel has delivered oversized and heavy equipment from port Shanghai (China). Total volume of unloaded cargo - 945 tonnes. The cargo was handled by a unique mobile crane LHM-800. The capacity of Bronka’s Phase 1 is 1.45 million TEUs and 260,000 units of Ro-Ro cargoes. In the future the MSCC Bronka expansion will help increase the facility's container throughput to 1.9 million TEUs. Upon completion of the port's construction and dredging MSCC Bronka will be able to accommodate Post-Panamax containerships and the ferries of Finnstar class. The Bronka Complex will comprise three specialized facilities: a container terminal encompassing 107 hectares, the Ro-Ro terminal of 57 ha and a logistics center of 42 ha. Container terminal will have a 1,220 m-long quay wall (including 5 berths). The length of Ro-Ro terminal's dock line will be 710 meters (3 berths). Implementation of the Bronka project is expected to generate 2,300 jobs in the region.

 YM Worth  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by HOOBOT

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