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 Pacifc  (Passenger ship)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Enroute to Bhavnagar breakers
Enroute to Bhavnagar breakers with a runner Crew of 21, ETA Feb 17, 2015. Photos from Jan 29: https://www.flickr.com/ph...

 MV Hua Du Hai  (Cargo Ship)
5 hours ago by BerndU

scrapped at Ning De 12/2014

 Dal Va  (Cargo Ship)
5 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 27.01.15

 Black Iris  (Cargo Ship)
5 hours ago by BerndU

broken up
broken up (SINCE 24/02/2014)

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Hanjin cargo ship turns away from Portland as port labor issues near crisis
Chronic labor issues at the Port of Portland's marine terminals appear to be reaching a crisis. Dockworkers walked off the job twice this week at Terminal 6, according to the terminal operator, another flash point in months of labor strife at Oregon's only international container shipping terminal. Slowdowns and shutdowns are accompanying contentious contract negotiations between terminal operator ICTSI Oregon and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Shippers fear that Hanjin Shipping may again be contemplating pulling out of Portland. That could have major consequences for big importers including Fred Meyer and Columbia Sportswear, while leaving exporters including farmers and timber companies paying substantially more to truck their containers to the Port of Seattle. www.oregonlive.co...

 Selene Leader  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Japanese shipper fined $1.8M for illegal oil discharge, with whistle-blower taking $250K
A japanese ship operator was ordered to pay $1.8 million for illegally dumping oil residue and bilge water into the ocean last year, as part of a plea agreement Friday (Jan. 30) in federal court in Baltimore. A crew member on board the ship who acted as a whistle-blower will receive $250,000 of that, while $450,000 will go to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for projects benefiting the Chesapeake Bay, according to the office of Rod J. Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for Maryland. The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake, came after Hachiuma Steamship Co., the operator of the M/V Selene Leader, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. More at www.baltimoresun....

 Red Rover  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

AMSA Bans Ship from entering or using any port for 12 Months
For the first time, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned a vessel from entering or using any port in Australia for 12 months. Indonesian flagged container ship Red Rover (IMO9481673) has been issued with a direction not to enter or use any port in Australia for 12 months after being detained by AMSA three times since September 2014. The most recent detention was on 28 January 2015 in Fremantle, Western Australia. All three detentions identified failings in the vessel’s Safety Management System, including a lack of effective passage planning and failure to use appropriate charts and publications. This is the third vessel operated by PT Meratus Line (Company Number 0313623) which has been banned from accessing Australian ports for a period of time. All three of these vessels repeatedly demonstrated they were not operating or being managed to meet applicable standards despite repeated advice by AMSA to take action to improve performance. AMSA banned the MV Meratus Sangatta (IMO 9116797) earlier this month and the Territory Trader (IMO8812899) in November last year, from entering or using any port in Australia for three months.

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Broken Beacon Leaves Bay Bridge Vulnerable In Dense Fog
It has been more than two years since an empty oil tanker collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. Coast Guard investigators blamed the accident in part on a broken broken radar beacon on the bridge. That piece of safety equipment was found to be broken again during a monthly inspection. One of the bridge’s three beacons — which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers — has not been working properly since December 17. Caltrans is in charge of maintaining the beacons and has replaced the broken one twice, but the backups have failed. Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, tells KPIX 5 that these broken beacons are a disaster waiting to happen and she used the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill as a reference for what might occur if the beacons aren’t fixed properly. “We have a very sensitive environment here and once you get oil into it, it’s very hard to get it out,” she said.

6 hours ago by arnekiel

19 container ships anchored off LA-LB ports
Nineteen container ships were anchored outside the congested ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Saturday morning (Jan 31), according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. The tally of anchored container ships has been in double digits every day but one since Jan. 14 amid monumental backlogs at the ports.

 Kocak  (Other Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

SMIT and Nippon Contracted to Salvage Grounded MSC Ship
After running aground 8 days ago off the east coast of Okinawa, Japan, plans to salvage Military Sealift Command’s USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) are under way today. In a phone call with MSC spokesperson Nathan Potter, he says the ship is currently being dewatered and that a tanker is on its way to defuel the vessel. MSC says the defueling will likely commence Monday and that two salvage companies, SMIT and Nippon Salvage, have been contracted for the eventual float-away of the ship. The ship is currently stable and once floated, will be brought to White Beach, Okinawa where divers will assess the damage and repairs will be made.

 Fdnybravest  (Other Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

FDNY’s Fireboat Responds to Brooklyn Warehouse Fire
The Fire Department of New York is battling a 5-alarm fire this morning (Jan 31) at a warehouse in Brooklyn utilizing their fire boat Bravest, along with a number of shore based assets. The 64-foot Bravest was built by Safe Boats International in 2011 and features three 1,000 horsepower Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines which powers Hamilton 403 waterjets and support onboard fire pumps which can spew out 6,000 gallons per minute on to a fire. Photos and more gcaptain.com/fdny...

 Lora  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 30.01.15

 Heythrop  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 31.01.15

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Port of Rostock Warnemunde expects 181 cruises by 39 ships in 2015
The Port of Rostock Warnemunde has announced that it is expecting approximately 181 cruise by 39 ships this coming season. The 2015 season begins on May 5 with a double port call by the Celebrity Silhouette and the Regal Princess. Both vessels are deployed in the Baltic for the first time. "In the course of the season we also look forward to first-time port calls by the Birka Stockholm, Costa Favolosa and Luminosa, Horizon, Louis Aura, Magellan, Sinfonia, Ocean Dream, Serenade of the Seas and Viking Star,“ said Jens A. Scharner, the new commercial manager for the port, having assumed his position Jan. 1, 2015. The Rostock-based AIDA Cruises will again operate two of its vessels from its Baltic home port: the AIDAdiva and AIDAmar, on 38 turnarounds. The AIDAmar will conclude the 2015 cruise season on Oct. 17. Costa, MSC, Princess and other cruise operators plan to embark and disembark some of their passengers from the German market in Rostock. The traffic is concentrated on nine days during the summer when 12 cruise ships will be calling. This year's cruise calendar includes three days with five ships in port on July 5 and 17, and Aug. 2; one day with four ships in on Aug. 30; and 12 days with tree ships at the same time. More than 100 of the calls will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In total, 111 days this year will see cruise ships calling at the port on river Warnow. More than half a million cruise travellers are expected, similar passenger numbers as last year. Among the most frequented cruise ports in the Balti, Rostock Warnemünde ranks sixth after Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki.

 Z85 Morgenster  (Fishing Boat)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Sweep of sea bottom planned
Urk fishermen will start another search for the missing crew members of the "Morgenster" in the night from Feb 1 to Feb 2 in the English Channel. While the bodies of Bert Woort (45) from Urk and the Belgian Maurice Coussaert (64) were found by an English and a French lifeboat, the skipper Jan Kramer (29) from Urk and the Portuguese Americo Martins dos Santos (48), were still missing. Four ships will leave in the night to Feb 2 from Ostend and will be sweeping the bottom of the English Channel. They moreover hoped on the efforts of a Dutch naval vessel with sonar equipment.

 Umm Salal  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Giant container ship was stuck on Scheldt river
In the morning of Jan 31, 2015, the "Umm Salal", coming from the Antwerp Gateway Terminal, ran aground on the river Scheldt near Lillo. The Container ship had öeft the Deurgang Dock at 8:40 a.m. and was turned towards the North Sea by two tugs when the engines failed and the heavily loaded vessel ran aground outside the shipping channel in the mud. Five additional URS-tugs were called to assist in a race against time as the tide would be receding at 10 a.m. The engine breakdown on board could be remedied and the ship was refloated at 9.20 a.m. After the incident the "Umm Salal" was pulled back to the PSA Deurganck Terminal to be inspected and berthed around 10.15 a.m. Dutch reports with photos: www.nieuwsblad.be... www.gva.be/cnt/dm...

 Plastun  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding in Rudnaya Pristan
The "Plastun" ran aground during the night of Jan 30, 2015, in the Rudnaya Pristan port while approaching the berth. The vessel was refloated by own means, no damages reported. The grounding was caused by a strong wind, which pushed vessel off the fairway.

 Berezovneft  (Tankship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Fire extinguished by flooding engine room
The "Berezovneft" suffered a fire in the engine room during the night from Jan 29, 2015, to Jan 30, while approaching the oil terminal Pervaya Rechka, Vladivostok. The fire was extinguished by flooding the engine room. No injures, no spill reported. The vessel was anchored on Vladivostok roads.

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