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49 min ago by arnekiel

LitGas in Talks for a Klaipėda LNG Bunkering Vessel
Dalius Misiunas, Chairman and CEO at Lietuvos Energija, UAB (Lietuvos Energija) says the a joint venture between LitGas, UAB (LitGas), and Blue LNG is being considered, which could see Blue LNG operate a small liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel that will perform bunkering operations and transport gas from Klaipėdos Nafta's Klaipėda LNG terminal, Baltic media reports. As Ship & Bunker reported in November, Blue LNG is a joint bunker supply vessel project, which was established between Hamburg-based Bomin Linde LNG GmbH & Co. KG (Bomin Linde LNG) and Klaipėdos Nafta. It is expected that under a deal between LitGas and Blue LNG, a LNG vessel will transport gas from Klaipėdos Nafta's LNG terminal to an onshore LNG reloading station, as well as conduct LNG bunkering operations. shipandbunker.com...

 Draken Harald H.  (Cargo Ship)
54 min ago by arnekiel

Crew of 33 sails across North Atlantic ocean in reconstructed Viking ship
A floating museum is awaiting visitors to Toronto's harbour this weekend — an enormous replica of a Viking ship that sailed across the North Atlantic following the same route the Vikings took more than a thousand years ago. The ship, christened the Draken Harald Hårfagre, is visiting the city along with a fleet of international tall ships, as part of the Redpath Waterfront Festival taking place from Friday to Sunday at HTO Park on Queens Quay West. The Draken looks much like the Viking ships that terrorized Europe and explored the northeast coast of North America a millennium ago. But the similarities go well beyond how the ship looks. According to its crew of 33, the two-month trip was very much like those Viking voyages of centuries ago. "It was quite tough and rough," said Charlie Gicquel, one of the sailors. "It was cold, wet, icy and windy, but we also got good weather sometimes." The crew had no showers and no shelter other than a tent where no more than 24 people could sleep at a time. The sailors rotated between four hours of sleep and four hours of work during their journey. www.cbc.ca/news/c...

 Disney Wonder  (Passenger ship)
55 min ago by arnekiel

Refurbishment in the works for Disney ship
Disney Cruise Line is about to sprinkle some magic pixie dust on one of its cruise ships. Disney Wonder will be in dry dock Sept. 9 to Oct. 23, undergoing a transformation that will include new experiences for cruisers of all ages. www.palmbeachpost...

 Awassi Express  (Cargo Ship)
56 min ago by arnekiel

Saudi sheep trader's ship caught fire in port in Australia before live cattle shipment
A ship meant to ferry Kiwi sheep to Saudi Arabia in a controversial government trade deal caught fire and smouldered for days in an Australian port last November. The ship's owner is Saudi businessman Sheikh Hmood​ Al Khalaf​ an owner of farms in New Zealand and Saudi Arabia and a key figure in an Audit Office inquiry into a New Zealand government deal to export sheep and set up a Kiwi farming and agritech demonstration farm in the Middle East nation. Al Khalaf​ wanted to use Awassi​ Express, to routinely ship female sheep from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia for breeding, TV3's The Nation reported on Saturday. The show reported Al Khalaf​ denying he threatened to sue the New Zealand government for $20 to $30 million, as claimed by Foreign Affairs minister Murray McCully, as compensation for an axed sheep export deal. www.stuff.co.nz/b...

59 min ago by arnekiel

Blohm + Voss announces the opening of refit facility in France
Blohm + Voss has been awarded the tender for the establishing of a new superyacht maintenance and refit facility located in La Ciotat, the German shipyard announced today. Blohm + Voss is to partner with La Ciotat Shipyards in the venture who will provide a large dry-dock and adjacent workshop site that falls within the existing shipyard, for the servicing of yachts over 80 metres in length. Operations are predicted to begin in November this year, with Blohm + Voss now in the process of appointing a management team that will oversee the preparations of the facility as well as all future yard operations.Blohm + Voss Chief Executive Officer, Fred van Beers commented: “Setting up a maintenance facility for megayachts in La Ciotat is an important step in our current growth strategy. With our new office in Monaco and this central location in the Mediterranean we are moving our core business closer to our customers; we are now offering more flexibility and tailored life-cycle-services. The dock in La Ciotat is 200 meters long and 60 meters wide. Our customers now have the choice of utilising our extensive shipyard facilities in Hamburg or our new base in La Ciotat for large yacht maintenance, refits or conversions. Whatever our customers require: we will provide our renowned, exceptionally high Blohm+Voss quality standards and on-time services at both sites.” Jean-Yves Saussol, Managing Director of La Ciotat Shipyards explains: “We have chosen Blohm+Voss as our trusted partner due to the quality of their business plan, their extensive track-record, the financial strength of the company and its strong desire to work closely with the local community.” Source : superyacht times

 Windea La Cour  (Other Ship)
59 min ago by arnekiel

Bernhard Schulte and ICBC leasing jointly namedthe first wind farm service vesselfor their customer SIEMENS in Hamburg.
The godmother Sophie Schulte named the first wind farm service vessel of the Hamburg based shipping company Bernhard Schulte and Beijing based ICBC Leasing “WINDEA LA COUR”. Poul la Cour was a Danish meteorologist and innovator for wind turbines. Starting from summer the vessel will work at the Gemini wind farm in the Netherlands for Siemens Wind Power Service to ensure the production of green energy from 150 wind turbines. turbine.”The vessel is the first of two SOVs built at Ulstein Verft in Norway, which Bernhard Schulte Offshore will deliver to Siemens. Both vessels are co-owned with a Chinese company. Ian Beveridge, CEO of Bernhard Schulte, said: “We are glad to extend our long relationship with ICBC Leasing by ajoint venture to provide service to Siemens, which was initiated at the Chinese-German trade conference lead by Li Keqiang and Angela Merkel in 2014. Main particulars of the vessel: Length 88m, breadth 18 m, speed 13.5 knots, accommodation for 60 people and equipped with a motion compensated gangway system (Uptime) to transfer technicians to the wind turbine.

1 hour ago by arnekiel

10th LNG shipment arrives in Klaipeda
Indre Miliniene, spokeswoman for Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the Klaipeda LNG terminal’s operator, told BNS that the Arctic Aurora had entered the Lithuanian port at around noon on Tuesday. The last time a LNG tanker came to Klaipeda was in early June. The Lithuanian buyers of Norwegian gas are the gas trade companies Litgas and Lietuvos Litgas said on its website that the tanker was to deliver around 9,800 cubic meters of LNG for it. LDT, which supplies gas to household consumers, is unlikely to purchase much gas in the summer. Therefore, most of the shipment has apparently been delivered to Achema.Twelve LNG tankers are to deliver around 1.35 billion cubic meters of gas in total to the terminal by late September. Source: The Baltic Course

 Vole Au Vent  (Other Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Jan De Nul Group to supply installation vessel to install turbines for Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
Near to the port of Blyth in Northumberland in the UK, an offshore wind farm will be developed by EDF Energy Renewables. MHI Vestas have been asked to deliver five of the largest wind turbines ever manufactured in the world (V164-8.0 MW) turbines, and these will be installed using the by Jan De Nul Group Installation Vessel. the vessel VOLE AU VENT will be mobilized to execute the turbine installation. It will be installed in water depths up to 45 m approximately 5.7 km off the coast of Blyth, north of Newcastle in the UK. The installation is expected in Q3 2017.

 Aodabao  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by BerndU

beached at Alang 02.07.16 Plot 111

13 hours ago by Timsen

Major port expanson plan has started
Work has started on the first phase of a major port expansion plan at the Danish port of Fredrikshavn. Located in the north of Demark on the east coast, Fredrikshavn is a major ferry terminal for ferries to Sweden and is also used for imports of bulk materials and oil. Full report: www.maritimejourn...

 Lady Leyla  (Cargo Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Cargo ship underway from Turkey with aid for Gaza
The "Lady Leyla" sailed from Mersin for Ashdod on July 1, 2016, carrying aid for Gaza as part of a deal between Ankara and Israel. The ship was loaded with over 10,000 tonnes of supplies including food and toys when it set off from Mersin. It would take 30 hours to reach Israel and the aid would arrive in Gaza before Eid celebrations on July 5 marking the end of Ramadan. Ankara was seeking the lifting of Israel's naval blockade against the Palestinian enclave, but as part of a compromise its aid will be delivered via the Israeli port of Ashdod.

 Black Watch  (Passenger ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Fire in auxiliary engine room
In the morning of July 1, 2016 a fire broke out in the auxiliary engine room of the "Black Watch" which was enroute from Funchal to Madeira with 696 passengers and a crew of 365 on board. Three of the seven generators suffered damage though the fire could be put out within short time. The four main engines remained unaffected. Until all necessary investigations have been carried out, the ship is running only on emergency energy. The cruise ship continued to Madeira, and the necessary repairs were expected to have been completed until July 2.

 Ionic Halo  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Allision in Brake
On June 29, 2016, the "Widor" allided with the "Ionic Halo" while unmooring in the port of Brake. When the ship which was berthed behind the bulkcarrier at the South Quay abd turned towards the fairway, it was caught by currents and pushed against the stern of the "Ionic Halo". The cargo ship scraped the stern with its port side and then backed to its former berth for investigations. While the bulkcarrier left the port short before midnight the same day with an ETA at Riga as of July 2, 5 p.m., the "Widor" finally sailed on June 30 at 6.15 p.m. bound to Fredericia, ETA July 1. Video: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Widor  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Allision in Brake
On June 29, 2016, the "Widor" allided with the "Ionic Halo" while unmooring in the port of Brake. When the ship which was berthed behind the bulkcarrier at the South Quay abd turned towards the fairway, it was caught by currents and pushed against the stern of the "Ionic Halo". The cargo ship scraped the stern with its port side and then backed to its former berth for investigations. While the bulkcarrier left the port short before midnight the same day with an ETA at Riga as of July 2, 5 p.m., the "Widor" finally sailed on June 30 at 6.15 p.m. bound to Fredericia, ETA July 1. Video: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Amadea  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac on the Elbe
On June 29, 2016, an emergency happened on the "Amadea" on the Elbe. A female passenger was seriously injured. The DLRG was alerted. The boat "Kiek Ut" with a crew of three and four medicals was mobilized in Stadersand and reached the cruise ship within three minutes. The woman had been resuscitated in the ship's hospital. 45 minutes later she was disembarked onto the DLRG boat while the "Amadea" was moving with slow speed ahead in the narrow fairway. The patient was taken to Stadersand where an amulance was waiting to take her to the Elbe-hospital.

 Qing  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Cruise ship now resting on the bottom
With the weather improving slightly on June 30, the "Qing" stabilized and settled on the shore bed at Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL), Mormugao. Efforts to salvage the vessel and pump out bunker oil from within it came to naught after WISL union workers put a spanner in the initiatives- A plan was chalked out to help refloat the vessel. Divers have been kept on standby to enter the ship and study the extent of flooding and damage caused. As per the plan, the divers will enter the vessel and block the ingress of more water, while high pressure pumps will be deployed to remove water from within it. The oil on board will also be pumped out. As a contingency measure, the Indian Coast Guard vessel "Samudra Prahari" arrived at Mormugao to tackle any oil spill. The "Qing" has 350 tonnes of oil on board and some bunker fuel. Report with photos: www.business-stan...

 Potomac  (Tug)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Tug sank on Hudson River
On June 30, 2016, at 12:04 p.m. rescuers from Rockland were notified that the “Potomac” was taking on water in the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site. Nyack volunteer firefighters responded first in a fire boat. Members of the Piermont dive team also responded as did the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department. The tug was submerged in nine-feet of water. Two crew members had safely evacuated by the time rescuers arrived. No one was hurt. It is unclear what caused the ship to sink. It was carrying up to 1,500 gallons of fuel. It did not immediately appear that any of the fuel leaked into the river. Later the water was drained from the ship and it was moored at a barge, while the Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the mishap. The Coast Guard was also looking into potential pollution in the water and analyzing safety concerns in the area. Reports with photos and video: westchester.news1... newyork.cbslocal.... nypost.com/2016/0... www.midhudsonnews... www.poughkeepsiej...

 Tjeerd Jacoba Ds7  (Fishing Boat)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Fishing vessel disabled off Hoylake
An RNLI lifeboat came to the rescue of the "Tjeerd Jacoba" which was stranded nearly 40 miles off the Hoylake coast after the engine failed on June 30, 2016. The crew requested help from HM Coastguard, which asked RNLI volunteers at Hoylake lifeboat station to make their way to the ship. The "Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood" reached the vessel quickly and was able to tow it towards Liverpool. Once the ship had been towed north of Liverpool, another nearby fishing vessel took up the tow towards Cumbria. Reports with photos: www.liverpoolecho... rnli.org/NewsCent...

 Ana Cecilia  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Date for sinking fixed
The "Ana Cecilia" will become an underwater memorial to boaters who were lost at sea. Palm Beach County plans to sink the cargo ship on July 13. The ship will become part of an artificial reef a few miles off the coast near Singer Island. The county is affixing bronze plaques to the ship's wheelhouse, and the boat's sunken remains will serve as an attraction for divers. One set of plaques will honor Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14. The Tequesta teens never returned from a fishing trip on July 24, 2016. The other plaque will honor Palm Beach County sheriff's corrections officer Fernandes Jones, his 9-year-old son Jaden Jones and Fernandes' stepfather Willis Bell. The three boaters, who lived in Port St. Lucie, perished when their boat took on water during a fishing trip in April near Stuart. A fourth person on the boat who survived, Robert Stewart, said he hung onto the boy as long as he could but couldn't save him. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized the "Ana Cecilia" during a drug investigation in September 2015. Investigators found cocaine with a street value of more than $10 million hidden inside the ship. The "Ana Cecilia" also made international headlines when it embarked upon the first humanitarian voyage from Miami to Havana in more than 50 years in 2012. The ship is actually being cleaned in Miami. The county plans to film it being scuttled. Beachgoers should be able to view the sinking of the ship from Ocean Reef Park. Weather could affect when the ship is sunk.

 Thor Endeavour  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier seized off Galle
The "Thor Endeavour" which left Colombo without clearance was detained off Galle by the Navy and Coast Guard. On a request made by the Sri Lanka Customs, the Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard intercepted and boarded the bulk carrier 7,5 nautical miles off Galle. The vessel had left Colombo anchorage, destined for Port Klang wih an EA of July 4, 2016, without proper clearance while investigations were underway on the ship by Sri Lanka Customs. Subsequently custom officials sought the assistance of the Navy to seizure of the vessel. Two Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft were dispatched from Galle along with Sri Lanka Coast Guard and custom officials. Upon reaching the location, the ship was boarded by Sri Lankan officials and the ship with a 27 member crew onboard was seized.

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