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 Salvage Titan  (Tug)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Tug ran aground in storm
The "Salvage Titan" which was en route to Malaysia from Oieka, ran aground at Barangay Marzan in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, in the morning of Nov 28, 2016, with 16 Filipino crew members on board. The ship as towing a barge loaded with a crane. Due to strong waves and inclement weather, it drifted in the sea off Sanchez Mira and eventually ran aground off the coast of Sitio Calingkingan in Brgy. Barzan, Sanchez Mira. The tug was manned by Capt. Christopher Guebalangen; six of his crew members received medical assistance after they were rescued by the Philippine Coastguard. Repoort with photo: news.abs-cbn.com/...

 Alaska Juris  (Fishing Boat)
5 hours ago by Timsen

Testimony regarding alarm and repairs
The Coast Guard wants to know why a siren failed to go off as water flooded the engine room of the "Alaska Juris". When water first began flooding into the ship on July 26, a network of bilge alarms should have unleashed a cacophony of sound to alert the crew that something was wrong. “The siren can wake the dead. Anywhere on the vessel you can hear the alarm,” said Ben Eche, an electrician who did shore-side work on that alert system, in testimony Tuesday during Coast Guard hearings in Seattle into the sinking of the vessel. But crew testified the alarm did not go off, a troubling development that prompted Coast Guard officials to question Eche about how the system operated. Eche said he had tested the alarm system while the Alaska Juris was in port, and it worked properly. Eche speculated, in his testimony, that it may have malfunctioned because someone deliberatively disabled the system. That might have happened because someone didn’t want to be bothered to respond to the alarm if small amounts of water frequently entered the bilge. But Eche didn’t venture to state a possible motive. Word-of-mouth ended up serving as the alarm once the engine room flooded, and everyone was able to assemble on deck, don survival suits, evacuate into life rafts and make it safely to shore. Coast Guard investigators are trying to determine, during two weeks of hearings that began on Dec 5, what caused the seawater to rush into this below deck area. On Dec 6, an Alaska-based welder testified about repairs to the "Alaska Juris", an aging vessel built in the 1970s that had a patchwork network of below-deck piping. Some of it was thin-walled pipe from Japan, according to the testimony. Though some had been replaced, Ian Bagley, of Alpha Welding, confirmed in testimony that the vessel’s chief engineer had put in a request for a major overhaul of the piping system. Bagley said he felt it was safe to go out on. But he described the boat as pretty average, “probably a bit dirtier but there are a lot of old factory trawlers out there."

 Zjawa IV  (Sailing vessel)
5 hours ago by Timsen

Draining oil a complicated task
The Swedish Coastguard managed to drain about 10 % of the 600 liters oil on board of the "Zjawa IV" on Dec 6 after an attempt to pull the ship, which has a depth of about 2.5 meters, had failed the previous evening and the ship flooded completely. The boat has made a long journey from Miami, via the Azores and Norway before it grounded at Måkläppen. The final destination was Gdynia. The police questioned the master and mate in the evening of Dec 5 and started a preliminary investigation regarding negligence in maritime traffic. On Dec 6 it has closed down as there was no longer any suspected crime. The master was breathalyzed with negative result. The question why the ship ran aground remained to be investigated. It was relatively severe weather and ot was probably due to faulty navigation. The Coast Guard has launched a major environmental rescue operation to prevent fuel from leaking out. The process was complicated as the tanks were below the water. Måkläppen is a sensitive natural area. The ship's owners have contacted their insurance company and the hope was that the boat could be raised immediately, perhaps as early as Dec 7. Only when the fuel is drained one can see how much damage the boat suffered. Actually the "KBV 003 - Amfitrite", "KBV 034" and "KBV 499" were at the grounding site.

 Puffin  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to undisclosed buyers for US$ 4.0 Mill.

 Aurora Christine  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to undisclosed buyers for US$ 4.90 Mill.

 Hanjin Newcastle  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to greek buyers in private deal

 Hanjin Port Walcott  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to greek buyers in private deal

 British Liberty  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold in en bloc deal for US$ 12.4 Mill. each to greek buyers BRITISH UNITY, BRITISH LIBERTY, BRITISH LOYALTY

 Dong Hai Jiu 101  (SAR-Vessel)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Search for lost flight stopped
The "Dong Hai Jiu 101", one of the two vessels still looking for the missing flight MH370 of the Malaysia Airlines ceased its search. The vessel returns to its home port in Shanghai. The ship began in February to look into an area of ​​120,000 square kilometers. At that time, three other vessels were in search of the Boeing 777. The ship will return to China, because their share of the search was complete. The search for the plane now rested solely on the shoulders of the Dutch "Fugro Equator" which was going to restock in the Australian port city of Fremantle. Then the ship will continue the search with advanced ultrasound equipment on the seabed of the southern part of the Indian Ocean. The search was expected to close in February 2017.

 Gener8 Pericles  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for US$ 14.0m to chinese buyers

 Ratna Shradha  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold in package deal for xs US$ 90.0m to undisclosed buyers RATNA SHALINI RATNA NAMRATA RATNA SHRUTI1 RATNA SHRADHA

 Ratna Shruti  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold in package deal for xs US$ 90.0m to undisclosed buyers RATNA SHALINI RATNA NAMRATA RATNA SHRUTI1 RATNA SHRADHA

 Ratna Namrata  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold in package deal for xs US$ 90.0m to undisclosed buyers RATNA SHALINI RATNA NAMRATA RATNA SHRUTI1 RATNA SHRADHA

 Ratna Shalini  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold in package deal for xs US$ 90.0m to undisclosed buyers RATNA SHALINI RATNA NAMRATA RATNA SHRUTI1 RATNA SHRADHA

 Gener8 Spyridon  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for US$ 15.0m to Greek buyers

 Welwitschia  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for xs 5 Mio. US$ to Wilmar

 La Paz Star  (Passenger ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for US$ 2.0 Mill. to greek buyers

 Qin Feng 180  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold at auction
Sold for RMB29 at auction to CHINESE buyers

 Newlead Venetico  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for an undisclosed price to Raffles Ship Management

 Bulk Brasil  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for US$ 11.2 Mill. to undisclosed buyers

 Thelisis  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for US$ 11.2 Mill. to greek buyers (Hellenic Carriers)

 Antonis  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for abt. US$ 16.0 Mill. to undisclosed buyers

 Nordems  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold for abt. US$ 5.0 Mill. to chinese buyers

 Gadani
6 hours ago by arnekiel

Gadani ship-breaking yard reopens after month halt
Ship-breaking activities at Gadani, housing the world’s third biggest ship-breaking hub, resumed this week after a provincial court ordered reopening of the yard that was on halt following the November’s tragic incident that killed at least 26 workers. Officials said the High Court of Balochistan ordered the resumption of activities at Gadani ship-breaking yard, setting aside an earlier order of the provincial government to cease ship-breaking following a fire accident on November 1. Officials said the provincial court ordered the removal of section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting assembly of more than four people in an area. Ikhlaq Memon, acting chairman at Pakistan Ship Breakers Association said the association received the court order. “The fullfledge activities will resume in a couple of days.” Last week, the association urged the federal and provincial governments to allow resumption of the ship-breaking activities. It also filed 22 appeals in the local court against the section 144.

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Huanghua Port becomes China’s largest port for coal transportation
Huanghua Port in northern Hebei province has become China’s largest port for coal transportation, according to a press conference. The throughput of the port reached 204 million tons in the first 10 months of the year, a year-on-year growth of 49 percent, Zhao Zhenqing, chairman of the Gangzhou Port Group told the press conference. With total investment of more than 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion), a sea channel capable of taking 200,000-ton ships, with 33 berths for ships weighing more than 10,000-tons, has been built at the port. The port launched its first freight train bound for Duisburg, Germany, in June. It also opened its first international direct flight to Southeast Asia in September. So far over 20 ship companies have opened 13 container shipping lines starting from the port. The rapid development of the port will support the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional integration and the Belt and Road Initiative, said Zhang Guodong, director of the administration for Bohai New Area in Cangzhou City. Source: Xinhua

6 hours ago by arnekiel

TCP Invests R$25 Million in New Navis Terminal System
TCP, the company responsible for managing the Paranaguá Container Terminal, one of the largest container terminals in the country, has implemented a new integrated port operation system to increase terminal productivity, reduce costs and improve the interface with its customers. As part of the new system, the company has adopted Navis N4, a market leader in Brazil and worldwide, acknowledged as a complete solution for port terminals. The investment for the overall system implementation reaches R$25 million. The migration to the new system is due to the evolution of the infrastructure and processes of the Paranaguá Container Terminal. “Navis is the world’s most widely used operating system and should generate increased efficiency and productivity for the terminal. With that, we are able to integrate port information into the system, generating even more speed and reliability to the work developed by TCP,” explained Alexandre Rubio Teixeira Pinto, CFO of TCP. According to the executive, the modernization of the management system is in line with the terminal’s growth plan, which provides for an increase in capacity from 1.5 million TEUs to 2.5 million TEUs by 2018. “With Navis, TCP will achieve improvements over the previous system, including optimizing yard management with the use of automated processes, promoting a more efficient allocation of trucks that transport the containers between the equipment and the ships, and better segregating containers in the yard,” he emphasized. www.hellenicshipp...

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Buenos Aires to have two box terminals
The Port of Buenos Aires is planning to issue two tenders for new container terminals in the first few months of 2017 as a result of a major shake-up of the port’s installations. According to the head of the General Ports Administration, Gonzalo Mórtola, terminal 1 will require investment in the region of $350m, while terminal 2 needs $500m. The two terminals will replace three existing box terminals. At the same time, the national government is putting up for sale some key port land: the railway sidings at Empalme Norte (Retiro) and practically all of the customs warehouses adjacent to the container handling facilities in Puerto Nuevo, which will have to be moved because of work associated with Paseo del Bajo. Mr Mórtola stated that the port had “signed agreements with the ports of Barcelona and Rotterdam to validate the designs” of the two new terminals. Source: Port Strategy

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Port Hedland dust problem could be solved using nanoparticles with $100 million price tag
he chief executive of a Canadian-based environmental firm says he has a solution to Port Hedland’s dust problems and plans to launch a dust control trial within months. NTI Nanotechnology Corp CEO Andre Voskuil visited Port Hedland at the weekend to meet mining companies, politicians and community members. He said he secured a handshake deal to launch a pilot program which would test the effectiveness of his company’s dust clean-up techniques in Port Hedland. “I can definitely see that there is a significant dust issue. Walking around the mining sites is perhaps not very fair because obviously there is a lot of dust in those operations,” Mr Voskuil said. www.hellenicshipp...

 Ennore
6 hours ago by arnekiel

India expects to build three more LNG terminals on east coast
A.P. Sawhney said the three new terminals will be located at Ennore, Kakinada and Dhamra ports on the east coast. Sawhney was speaking at the Petrotech energy conference in New Delhi. India expects to build three more LNG terminals on east coast India expects to build three more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals on its east coast, a senior oil ministry official said on Tuesday, as the country tries to increase consumption of the cleaner-burning fuel. A.P. Sawhney said the three new terminals will be located at Ennore, Kakinada and Dhamra ports on the east coast. Sawhney was speaking at the Petrotech energy conference in New Delhi. The country was also looking at reviving stranded gas-based power generation capacity, Sawhney said. Source: Reuters

6 hours ago by arnekiel

Removal of customs bond lifts transit cargo at the port
Transshipment cargo at the port of Mombasa grew 2.4 per cent in ten months through October compared to the same period last year, the Kenya Ports Authority data shows. The increased volumes has been attributed to abolishment of customs bond by the Kenya Revenue Authority. This followed transition to Regional Customs Transit Guarantee which started in February for goods cleared under the Single Customs Territory. The East Africa’s largest port handled 461,502 tonnes of transshipment cargo between January and October compared to 450,472 tonnes handled a year earlier, marking an upward trend for the third year in a row. Total container throughput closed at 1,076, 118 TEUs ( twenty-foot equivalent units) compared to 1,012 ,003 TEUs previously, a 6.3 per cent growth year-on-year.

 Kertu  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Transport Agency and Coastguard critizised for handling of Kertu accident
Both the Transport Agency and the Swedish JRCC were critizised in a report of the Swedish Accident Investigation Commission on the grounding of the "Kertu" in 2014. The ship ran aground off the Landsort on Oct 29 enroute from Bålstad to Kokkola. It was blowing hard at the moment, about 15 meters per second. The pilot had just left the ship - because of the weather just inside pilotage line - when the accident occurred. The VTS center contacted the ship which did not require any assistance and also alerted the JRCC, the Transport Agency and the Coast Guard. After a few hours on the shoal the master contacted the Coast Guard and the JRCC because the ship was leaking diesel oil. The Coast Guard sent one of its ships to the scene and found that the ship was leaking. The Swedish Accident Investigation Board found it most remarkable that the ship was contacted by any authority only four hours after the grounding. The fact that the JRCC did not made contact with the ship was striking, given the weather. The Transport Agency started its Maritime Assistance Service only started ten hours after the grounding. It should have been done much earlier. No one knew what the MAS really is. The direct cause of grounding was, according to the report, a misunderstanding between the officers on the bridge regarding the ship's position. Some responsibility also rested on the pilot as he discontinued piloting and asked the VTS to guide the ship out of the pilot area. Normally, one can pilot on the west side of Landsort, but because the weather was so hard the ship did not go there. The pilot chose to get round the port to get shelter which he also has the right to do in severe weather. But then, he should still continue piloting perhaps in combination with the VTS to get the ship out of the area. After four hours, the ship managed to get off the shoal and headed to an anchorage offshore. Soon after, the ship reported that it took in water in the holds. The crew, except the captain and the chief engineer, were evacuated to a nearby Coastguard vessel. The "Kertu" was then close to capsizing. A major effort to prevent it from capsizing was carried out by the Coast Guard together with the Maritime Transport Agency inspectors remotely. The ship was then towed to the quay in Oxelösund. Had a pilot or a maritime inspector soon been sent to the scene, they had clearly seen how the skipper tried to maneuver from the shoal. He was shocked, exhausted and needed support. But no one was sent out. In contrast, the Coast Guard saw the ship was operated and also reported it. But they did not have the knowledge of what it might mean. Besides the criticism to the Coast Guard and Transport Agency, the Swedish Maritime Administration has also recommended that the Ministry of Industry should evaluate existing legislation on ship in distress regarding the powers to order a port to accommodate ships in distress. The Department of Justice recommended to evaluate legislation on the boundary between state and municipal emergency services responsible for ports and channels associated with shipping accidents. Full report: www.havkom.se/ass...

 Hanni  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Repairs at Norder Yard
The "Hanni" left the Ellerholz Port in Hamburg and entered the Norder Yard Hamburg for repairs on Dec 7 at 4.45 a.m.

 Daan  (Cargo Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Daan sailing again
On Dec 6 at 10.15 p.m. the "Daan" left the port of Brunsbüttel and continued the voyage to St. Malo despite the significant bow damage suffered in the impact, ETA Dec 9, 9 p.m. Photos: forum-schiff.de/p...

 Swift  (Tankship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker arrested for illegal cargo
The "Swift" was arrested by the Vietnamese Coast Guard on Dec 6, 2016, off the Phu Yen Province for carrying an illegal cargo of 4348 tons of gasoline, without being able to present the respective documents. The vessel was taken to Xuan Dai Bay, Phu Yen, and anchored. The 18 crew remained on board, an investigation was under way.

 Spranky  (Cargo Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Broken up in Kampen
On Dec 3, 2016, the "Spranky" was lifted ashore at the shipbreaking yard RDM in Kampen. Photos: www.binnenschiffe...(-2016-)/page4

 Edgar Jaegers  (Tankship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Underway to breakers in Haarlem
On Dec 5, 2016, the "Edgar Jaegers" was underway to the shipbreaking yard Treffers in Haarlem. Photos: https://binnenvaartlog.nl/edgar-jaegers-onderweg-naar-scheepssloperij-treffers-haarlem/

 Fgs Koeln  (Other Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Under tow to breakers
On Dec 6 the "Köln" was towed to RDM breakers in Kampen. Photos: https://binnenvaartlog.nl/42550-2/

 Antaios  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Smit Amandla took bulkcarrier in tow
The crew of the "Antaios" was safe at a hotel in Cape Town waiting on the arranged flights to be finalized and all should have departed by Dec 4. The bulkcarrier was currently under tow by the salvage tug "Smit Amandla", and at the time of the last position update, it was approximately 780 nautical miles from Cape Town.

 Bastide Otio Solo  (Sailing vessel)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Vendée Globe racer to be abandoned after collision
The "Bastide Otio" of skipper Kito de Pavant violently struck a drifting object on Dec 6, 2016, and asked the race management of the Vendée Globe to rescue him at 9 a.m. The impact had which destroyed the keel of his vessel. The research ship "Marion Dufresne" was diverted to the Scene and has meanwhile arrived in the zone. It was to begin the rescue operation on Dec 7 at dawn. The boat had suffered severe water ingress and was adrift North of Izet Island in the Indian Ocean. German report with video: globe

 Maersk Emerald  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa/Maerks Emerald" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 Hanjin Harmony  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 Hanjin Europe  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Hanjin ships sold
The "Hanjin Europe", "Hanjin Harmony" and "Hanjin Africa" were sold for $392 to an unknown buyer in Rotterdam on Dec 5, who was represented by the lawyer Carel van Lynden. They were owned by the Resolute Leasing on the Isle of Man, which had chartered them to Hanjin. The owner owed the German HSH Nordbank, which initiated the sell, on the whole $1,8 mrd. The ships had been moored off Scheveningen during the recent weeks.

 Muros  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Part of crew taken off
The "Gemini" (MMSI: 245192000) took on board 13 persons from the "Muros" on Dec 6. The "RT Adriaan" was remaining on site. The safety ship "Geo Ocean" went on standby close to the cargo vessel which remained grounded off the north Norfolk coast for the fourth day. The "Geo Ocean" joined a Dutch registered "Gemini" in surveying the area around the "Muros". The Haisbro Sands are a sandbank around 10 miles long and about one mile wide, running parallel to the north Norfolk coast.

 Mighty Royal  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Chittagong 30.11.16

 M.v.hawk  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Primrose  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Martha  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 06.12.16

 Pacific Pioneer  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Chittagong 06.12.16

 Zulal  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 06.12.16

 Giorgos B  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 06.12.16

 Anika Oltmann  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 06.12.16

 HS Caribe  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 06.12.16

 Coral Ace  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Alang 06.12.16 Plot V/1




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