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 Boudicca  (Passenger ship)
15 min ago by Timsen

Medevac off Lanvéoc
On July 31, 2014,around 5 p.m. the CROSS Etel was alerted after a passenger aboar the "Boudicca" fell ill. After a conference call between the center of maritime medical consultation (CCMM) in Toulouse, the SAMU in Brest, the vessel and the CROSS, a medical evacuation of the passenger, aged 75 and of British nationality, was decided. The ferry was 150 nautical miles south of Lanvéoc. At 7 p.m. a Cayman helicopter of the Air Station Lanvéoc-Poulmic with a medical team on board took off. At 7:45 p.m., the Cayman hoisted the patient who was delivered to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest at 9:20 p.m.

 Ulfat  (Cargo Ship)
27 min ago by Timsen

Ferry disabled and towed to Novorpssiysk
The "Ulfat" suffered a compressor failure and got disabled in the night of July 31, 2014, enroute from Poti Georgia to Kavkaz Russia, some 30 nm off Novorossiysk in the Black Sea, odin.tc reports. The vessel was taken on tow by a tug which had been dispatched from Novorossiysk and was docked in Novorossiysk in the evening July 31.

 Welle  (Cargo Ship)
32 min ago by Timsen

Collision in Azov area
On July 31, 2014, the "Borisfen" and "Welle" were in collision in the Azov area, odin.tc reports. Both vessels were under way with pilots on board and on opposite course. The "Borisfen" suffered dented bulwarks and bulkheads in portside forepeak bilge and tears on the main deck. The vessel was loaded with wheat and was en route to Turkey from Rostov. The "Welle", which was sailing in ballast, was en route to Rostov. At 0500 UTC on Aug 1 the "Borisfen" was anchored on Azov roads, and the "Welle" was docked in Rostov.

 Borisfen  (Cargo Ship)
32 min ago by Timsen

Collision in Azov area
On July 31, 2014, the "Borisfen" and "Welle" were in collision in the Azov area, odin.tc reports. Both vessels were under way with pilots on board and on opposite course. The "Borisfen" suffered dented bulwarks and bulkheads in portside forepeak bilge and tears on the main deck. The vessel was loaded with wheat and was en route to Turkey from Rostov. The "Welle", which was sailing in ballast, was en route to Rostov. At 0500 UTC on Aug 1 the "Borisfen" was anchored on Azov roads, and the "Welle" was docked in Rostov.

 United Kalavrvta  (Tankship)
43 min ago by arnekiel

Tanker in Kurdish oil dispute faces arrest off Galveston Coast
American authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a tanker loaded with 1M barrels of Kurdish crude that has become entwined in Middle East geopolitics. As of 29 July, the Suezmax United Kalavryta, owned and managed by Piraeus-based Marine Management Services, has been anchored roughly 95km (60 miles) off the coast of Galveston, Texas. The 159,156dwt, 2005-built vessel arrived at the anchorage on 27 July. Shortly after the crew completed a US Coast Guard certificate of compliance exam to allow the vessel to begin lightering operations. However, a lawyer representing Iraq's central government claims that the oil was exported illegally by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). "Our assertion is that (KRG) doesn't have a right to the oil, it belongs to the Iraqi people," Phillip Dye, an attorney with the law firm representing the Iraqi government, Vinson & Elkins, told IHS Maritime. More and source: www.ihsmaritime36...

 Sorolla  (Passenger ship)
47 min ago by arnekiel

Acciona to sell Trasmediterranea
Spanish infrastructure and energy group Acciona plans to sell its shipping subsidiary Trasmediterranea before the end of the year 2014, Fairplay reports.

 Celebrity Eclipse  (Passenger ship)
51 min ago by arnekiel

Celebrity Eclipse to Undergo Major Refurbishment in April 2015
Celebrity Cruises' UK-based ship Celebrity Eclipse will undergo a major refurbishment next April, with a number of new features including a new dining venue, according to a report in Travel Weekly. The ship's Cellar Masters wine bar will become the Gastrobar -- currently only on Celebrity Equinox -- and will serve more than 40 craft beers, with passengers ordering their food and drink on iPads, as in the ship's restaurant Qsine. The pool area will have a new frozen drink bar called Slush; the American-style casino will become more "British" with 12 new British-themed slot machines, and American-style roulette wheels will replace European-style ones. Eclipse will also have a private photo studio. The ship will return to its homeport of Southampton in May 2015

53 min ago by arnekiel

Chennai Port to revive outer harbour project
After a gap of nine months, Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) has decided to revive three major projects. First in the agenda is the revival of ‘outer harbour project’. A proposal to this effect will be placed at its board of trustees meeting scheduled for August 6. Known as mega container terminal, the Rs.3,686-crore project was deferred thrice in the last four years due to reasons such as poor response and low revenue share offered by the bidders. The delay resulted in the project cost escalating to Rs.5,090 crore. To make the project attractive, ChPT renamed the project as outer harbour project that would handle different types of commodities. “In the first two rounds, Essar Ports and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone evinced keen interest in constructing the mega container terminal. But they lost interest due to lapse of time. ChPT has to move fast to revive this project as Ennore Port is likely to start the container operations within two years,” said a Trustee. Having failed in its earlier attempt to convert the coal berth of Jawahar Dock into a cargo terminal, ChPT is planning to remodel it. Jawahar Dock has a 12-meter draught and it can be used for handling multi-purpose cargoes such as steel, coil and logs, said a ChPT official. ChPT is also planning to develop dry dock facility at its century-old boat basin and timber pond. Source : The Hindu

 Seajacks Kraken  (Other Ship)
55 min ago by arnekiel

Refurbished Seajack vessel leaves Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work
‘Seajacks Leviathan’ and ‘Seajacks Kraken’ are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK Ltd. The Great Yarmouth (United Kingdom) based company has assigned the shipyard various and different major and minor adjustments on the two jack-up sister vessels in between North Sea offshore windfarm and oil & gas installation contracts. Shipdock Amsterdam’s major work on ‘Seajacks Kraken’ involved the replacement of the vessel’s two entire lifeboat davit sets. This included installing Niron Staal prefabricated foundations and the four new davits with their powerpack, cable, winch, electricity and hydraulic systems. This was finished off by surveyor-assessed test runs and loads test. Furthermore, the Kraken’s four legs were restored after an initial joint inspection round with the principal’s inspectors. Repairs involved S690 grade steel. In addition to crane tests and crane hook certification update surveys, the Seajacks jack-up vessel underwent miscellaneous minor steel work and had two new satellite dome platforms installed.

 Seajacksleviathan  (Other Ship)
57 min ago by arnekiel

Refurbished Seajack vessel leaves Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work
‘Seajacks Leviathan’ and ‘Seajacks Kraken’ are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK Ltd. The Great Yarmouth (United Kingdom) based company has assigned the shipyard various and different major and minor adjustments on the two jack-up sister vessels in between North Sea offshore windfarm and oil & gas installation contracts. ‘Seajacks Leviathan’ first had its blade racks cut loose and removed after completion of a wind turbine and propeller blade operation. Subsequently, the self-propelled jack-up had a heli deck installed in Shipdock’s 250 metrePanamax dock. This included all related drain and fire fighting piping. The heli deck had been prefabricated by Niron Staal, which too is a subsidiary of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion division and is located on the shipyard’s premises in Amsterdam. In addition, below deck reinforcements were installed to support the heavier mounts in view of future replacement of the lifeboat davits.

 MV Emer  (Cargo Ship)
59 min ago by arnekiel

Arrested in Lagos by the Nigerian Navy
A military vessel formally belonging to a European country navy has been arrested along the Lagos waterways by naval personnel of the Nigerian Navy (NN). The vessel now known as MV EMER, according to Alade was arrested because the owners did not get navy's approval before bringing in a decommissioned military ship. He said, "We arrested the vessel last week because it was formerly a naval ship belonging to one of the European countries. "Giving that it is was military vessel, the owners should have sought military approval before bringing it into our waters but they did not." Source: WorldStage Newsonline

 Gemini  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by Swiss63

Scrapped
Reported as broken up, 27.06.12, Tianjin Tianma Ship Breaking Work Co

 Zhongwaiyunyingkou  (Cargo Ship)
13 hours ago by BerndU

scrapped
acrapped at China 05/2014

 Danny Rose  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 31.07.14 Plot 30

 Wsf Wenatchee  (Passenger ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry drydocked after commute
The "Wenatchee" was towed to a Vancouver dry dock on July 28, 2014, after a commute, where it was having a stern tube replaced. The ferry was expected back sooner than expected. Repairs were made on July 31, the ferry was then to be refloated and depart on the high tide at about 9 p.m., go through customs in Anacortes and join the Kingston-Edmonds route in the afternoon of Aug 1.

 Tacoma Wsf  (Passenger ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Tacoma sidelined for investigations
The "Tacoma" which suffered a blackout en route from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on July 29 will be out of service for an indefinite time. Washington State Ferries will have to investigate the matter and fix the damage. Engineers at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility started to look into the switchboard of the engine controls, disconnecting all of the electrical components in the engine control room. Report with photo and video: www.king5.com/new...

 Cetacea  (Passenger ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Coast Guard investigating venture of Cetacea
The Coast Guard is looking into what caused the "Cetacea" to venture into restricted waters, where it became entangled on a floating cable, forcing 163 passengers to spend a night at sea. Investigators from the Coast Guard’s Inspections and Investigations branch were interviewing all parties and examining ship logs, navigational charts, and other records on July 30. The ship probably did not have a contingency plan in the event it became tangled in a line. Rstricted areas, such as the one the "Cetacea" ventured into, are marked on navigational charts. Passengers on the ship will receive a ticket refund, ranging from $36 for children to $47 for adults, a $100 voucher toward a cruise on a Boston Harbor Cruises vessel and a $500 check upon filling out some paperwork. The company will also reimburse passengers for approved expenses, such as missed flights. Hauling the boat to shore and repairing the propeller cost Boston Harbor Cruises $3,000. The cable that snagged the Cetacea was part of Excelerate Energy’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, where liquefied natural gas tankers offload gas, which is then piped underwater to shore. The mooring cable floats on the surface and is marked by buoys. Report with photo: www.bostonglobe.c...

 Bulk Ingenuity  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier released after detention
The "Bulk Ingenuity" was detained in Queensland following a port state control inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) which identified a number of deficiencies. The bulkcarrier was detained under the Navigation Act 2012 for failing to carry relevant nautical charts and publications as required under international shipping convention and failing to prepare a voyage plan taking into account the Designated Shipping Area (DSA) of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on a voyage from China to Abbot Point. The AMSA inspected the vessel following the detection of the vessel by the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service (REEFVTS), outside the DSA on July 21, 2014, which resulted in the ship’s master and second mate being convicted and fined under the Great Barrier Marine Park Act 1975. The prosecution was the result of a joint AMSA, Australian Federal Police and Great Barrier Marine Park Authority investigation. The deficiencies identified in the subsequent PSC were evidence of the failure of the ship’s safety management system with regards to the safety of navigation. The vessel had relied on photocopied charts for navigation and failed to carry appropriate charts necessary for navigating through the Great Barrier Reef. . The "Bulk Ingenuity" was detained at Abbot Point until the deficiencies were addressed and it resumed its voyage late on July 30.

 Frifjdx  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Ship left port, leaving master behind bars behind
The "Frifjord" left the port of Dundee on July 30 at 10 a.m. with a new master who had been flown in at 1.30 a.m., leaving the former captain Andrejs Borodin behind. He was charged with sailing the vessel down the River Tay, between Dundee and Perth, while being nearly four times the legal limit for driving a ship, at 137 mics. The ship had come from Norway and was heading for Canada, but was now heading back home again. The Latvian born Borodin will remain behind bars for the next few days and will appear in court again on August 5. Captain Ivan Shashkov, the Marine Superintendent at Kopervik, confirmed the changes to the ship’s schedule. There was no cargo on board the ship, limiting any financial damage the case would cause to the company.

 Aurora  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Large scale SAR operation for person thought to have jumped over board in Helsingborg
Emergency services were alerted on July 29, 2014, at 7 p.m. after a witness had seen a person fall into the water when the "Aurora" was about to enter the port of Helsingborg. There was also evidence that the person could have swum towards the pier. The SAR operation included the Helsingborgs rescue, Coastguard and a lifeboat. Divers searched the basin and investigated the area under the wharf as first reports spoke of a person swimming toward a ladder at the jetty arm at the inner side of the basin where emergency services concentrated the search. Lifeboats, jet skis and a helicopter assisted and were monitoring the area outside the harbor. There was good visibility under water, but relatively strong currents. Port traffic was stopped completely while the emergency services divers were in the water. After an hour, the ferry service resumed when the focus of the search moved to the area outside the basin. The "Aurora" remained at the dock until 8.45 p.m. The rescue operation was suspended just after 9 p.m. without results. Swedish report with photo and video: http://hd.se/helsingborg/2014/07/29/drunkningstillbud-i-hamnen/

 Reeperbahn  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cherbourg
On July 30, 2014 at 3:15 p.m., the CROSS Gris-Nez was contacted by the British and German counterparts who reported a request for medical assistance by the "Reeperbahn" after a 24 year old Filipino crew member was seriously injured at the hand. The coordination of the operation was transferred to CROSS Joburg since the cargo vessel was in its area of ​​competence about 45 nautical miles northeast of Cherbourg. Immediately, the CROSS Joburg organized a conference call with the Centre for Maritime Medical Consultation in Toulouse and the SAMU in Le Havre. An urgent medical evacuation to a hospital was recommened. The CROSS Joburg mobilized an EC 225 helicopter of the French Navy Base in Cherbourg which arrived at 4:30 p.m. A rescue diver was winched aboard the vessel to prepare the transfer of the wounded who was delivered in the port of Cherbourg at 5 pm. and taken to the hospital Pasteur by ambulance. The "Reeperbahn" was en route from Voudia to Middlesborough.




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