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 Atyla  (Sailing vessel)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Damaged main engine keeps tall ship in Bremerhaven
The "Atyla" is being stuck in Bremerhaven since Aug 17 due to a severe engine damage. The ship had to be emergency anchored on the Weser that day and was towed back into the fishing port. The repair costs have been estimated to be around 60.000 Euro. Some thousand Euro have been collected since for captain Rodrigo de la Serna who built the ship and had to cancel all charter sailings for the time being. German report with video: www.sat1regional....

 Morning Glory  (Other Ship)
9 hours ago by arnekiel

Libya Plans to Sell Ex-rebel Tanker
Libya plans to sell a tanker that a former rebel group used in an attempt to bypass the Libyan government and export oil on its own last year, the Tripoli-based state prosecutor said on Thursday. The group had loaded crude on the "Morning Glory" at the eastern port of Es Sider and sailed in March 2014. U.S. Navy SEALs stopped the tanker off Cyprus and returned it to Tripoli. "The office of the prosecutor general announces the sale of the Morning Glory tanker," the prosecutor said on its website, the accuracy of which was confirmed by an official at the prosecutor's office. An auction is scheduled for next Thursday. The incident typifies the chaos in Libya since the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The ship had been sold to a Libyan national close to a rebel group led by Ibrahim Jathran, who had seized major eastern oil ports in 2013 to press for eastern autonomy, according to a copy of the sale contract seen then by Reuters. It was unclear whether the tanker had been sold again since then. www.marinelink.co...

9 hours ago by arnekiel

Portland Port set to welcome biggest ever cruise ship on Sept. 6
PORTLAND is set to welcome the biggest cruise ship ever seen at the port as another successful season comes to a close. The 93,000 tonne, 294 metre long Costa Luminosa will sail into Portland Port on Sunday, bringing up to 2,500 passengers to our shores. Commercial general manager of Portland Port Ian McQuade said by the end of the cruise ship season later this month, they will have welcomed 27,000 passengers, bringing an estimated boost of more than £1m to Dorset’s economy. And there could be even better news for the future. Mr McQuade said: “We are expecting next year to be down, although there doesn’t seem to be any particular reason for that, just ships being redeployed to places. It’s too early to tell for 2017 but looking longer term we hope to grow and expand. “Our berths have stood us in good stead but ships are getting bigger and it’s important we have the ability to handle that. Our board have just approved an expansion to our main cruise berth which will allow us to welcome ships up to 330m long.” According to industry body Cruise Lines International Association the average spend per passenger on a day visit is €62 while crew members spend €23. That means visitors have spent around €1.5m (£1.1m) this year alone. www.dorsetecho.co...

 Aldaem  (Other Ship)
9 hours ago by arnekiel

New Tug delivered to Al Subah LNG terminal in Aqaba
After tugs & Towing reported recently on delivery of the first of a seven vessel order by Sanmar for Aqaba Port Marine Services Company, three more in the series have now joined the Al Subah LNG terminal in Jordan. The latest three additions comprise the second RAstar 2800 tug Petra 3, the RAscal 1500 line-handling tugs Aldaem (pictured right) and the 16.7m, 20 knot twin-screw Camarc UK Ltd designed pilot boat Al Sanad. This trio follows the earlier delivery of the first RAstar 2800 Hashim 3.

 Windcat 38  (High-Speed Craft)
9 hours ago by arnekiel

Windcat delivers latest newbuild
Netherlands-based Windcat Workboats has handed over its latest newbuild, ‘Windcat 38’, to UK-based SSE for use on Great Gabbard offshore windfarm.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

NYK Establishes First Exclusive RORO Terminal in Saudi Arabia
On September 3, NYK signed a joint-venture agreement with Ports Development Company (PDC) to establish NYK’s first exclusive RORO terminal operating company at King Abdullah port (KAP) on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.

 NYK Hyperion  (Cargo Ship)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

Video: Containership NYK Hyperion docking at DCT Gdansk
Nyk Hyperion, built in 2013 unit with a capacity of 13 000 TEU, is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide. It belongs to the shipowner NYK Line – Nippon Yusen Kaisha. It was the fourth ship which docked in the DCT Gdańsk under the G6 Alliance. https://youtu.be/ktpmbZTOq4E

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Mixed impact of strike on ports in Mumbai
Operations at Mumbai Port Trust were completely stopped due to the national strike on Sept. 3, but cargo handling at country’s largest container port JNPT across the harbour was only partially hit as operations continued in its two private terminals. “Both NSICT-DP World and GTI-APM Terminals are working as normal and the liquid terminal is also unaffected. For the container terminal operated by us, we had prepared a contingency plan and offloaded all the cargo in advance itself,” JNPT chairman Neeraj Bansal told PTI. He said around 1,400 workers at the port, a majority of them handling operations at its own terminal, have not reported to work today while 300 officers are at port. The port is hoping that workers will join midway through the second shift, as the single day strike ends, Bansal said, adding that in the worst scenario, he does not expect an impact in cargo handling of over 2,000 standard container units because of the strike. All-India Ports & Docks Workers Association secretary and Mumbai Port Trust employee Uday Choudhary said a majority of the 12,000 employees at one of the oldest ports in the country have abstained from work, halting operations completely. No official from MbPT was immediately available for comment. Choudhary said the port employees are protesting against corporatisation of major ports announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the budget, to stop hiring workers on contracts and also for pension benefits. The two ports handle a sizable component of the country’s export-import trade and serve a big hinterland, stretching up to the national capital region. Ten central trade unions today went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs, hurting normal life in various parts of the country, including in West Bengal and Kerala. BJP-backed BMS and NFITU however stayed away from the strike. Trade union leaders claimed that around 15 crore formal sector workers are on strike in support of their 12-point charter of demands. The day-long strike was seen affecting transport and banking operations among other services. Source: PTI Powered by Translate

 MOL Marvel  (Cargo Ship)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

MOL Testing New Containership ‘Windshield’ aboard MOL Marvel
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has started testing a new containership ‘windshield’ technology that it hopes will help cut wind resistance, leading to fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions. The new windshield was installed on the bow of the MOL-operated containership MOL MARVEL and a demonstration test of its effectiveness in reducing CO2 emissions is under way. MOL jointly developed the technology with industry partners including MOL Techno-Trade, Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Akishima Laboratory (Mitsui Zosen) Inc., and the University of Tokyo. The project was backed by ClassNK’s “Joint R&D for Industry Program”, which is aimed at promoting wide-ranging research and development in cooperation with industry, government and academia. “With today’s larger containerships, the height of the containers loaded on their decks has increased, subjecting the vessels to greater wind resistance,” MOL said in a statement. “MOL recognized the need to address this issue in a cost-effective way.” Development of the new device began with an examination of the bow’s aerodynamics through wind tunnel testing, leading to a horseshoe-shaped design that encloses the front line of the stacked containers to maximize the wind resistance-reducing effect. The new windshield has enough strength to meet the ClassNK rules concerning wave impact pressure and, by obliquely setting the containers placed along the sides of the vessel behind the windshield, the sides of the vessel will be more streamlined, leading to even greater reduction of wind resistance.

10 hours ago by arnekiel

Mobile in Final Stages of Carnival Homeport Contract
Mobile, Alabama may finally be getting a homeported ship again as Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced that the city is in “final stages” of a contract negotiation with Carnival Cruise Line for future cruises sailing from the port. He said that when the final contract is in place, it will be provided to the City Council for approval, which he expects by the end of the month. Carnival last visited mobile regularly in October 2011.

 Aidaprima  (Passenger ship)
10 hours ago by arnekiel

AIDAprima Delivery this December
Following another delay reported in August, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has said the new AIDAprima will be delivered to AIDA Cruises this coming December. The ship is currently under construction at the company’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Nagasaki, and was originally intended to be delivered earlier this year, but two delays on the advanced prototype vessel have pushed the schedule back. “Now MHI has agreed with AIDA Cruises to set December as the new handover schedule of the first ship,” said a statement from Mitsubishi. “The new schedule was decided working closely with AIDA Cruises to ensure delivery of a first-class passenger ship of the very highest levels of quality, comfort and entertainment.”

 Eva II  (Tankship)
10 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 31.08.15

 Reis-g  (Cargo Ship)
10 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Alang breakers

 Umay  (Cargo Ship)
10 hours ago by BerndU

beached at Alang 03.09.15 Plot 82

 Haddad 1  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Inspection of smuggler ship completed, crew prosecuted
The authorities in Heraklion have completed their inspection of the 12 containers remaining onboard the "Haddad 1" and found no further weaponry. Seven members of the crew, which includes nationals from Syria, Egypt and India, have been brought before the competent public prosecutor in Heraklion. Over 5,000 “police-type” firearms and more than 490,000 rounds of ammunition were found in two containers the cargo vessel, and were believed to have been bound for Islamic State forces in Libya. The two containers were loaded at the ship’s last port of call, İskenderun. The final count of weaponry onboard the vessel stood at 4,881 weapons and 491,950 bullets. The weapons and ammunition were carefully hidden deep inside the containers behind other cargo such as drawers, cupboards and gymnastics mats. Additionally, a large quantity of cigarettes were found in seven other containers. The Coastguard was still trying to verify their legality. The "Haddad 1" was being commercially managed by Piraeus-based IMS Hellenic, the registered owner being the Haddad Shipping Co. Report with photos: splash247.com/no-...

 Storfjord  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Engine shutdown due to technical problems
The ferry service Festøy-Solavågen between Ørsta and Sula was cancelled in the morning of Sep 4, 2015, because of an engine shutdown of the "Storfjord". The "Hjørundfjord" was operating alone until further notice. The ferry lost lube oil pressure on one of the machines. A technician was called for repairs.

 Oceana  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Passenger ship capsized rowing boat
In the early morning of Sep 3 a rowing boat was in collision with the "Oceana" and capsized. The boat with four rowers was en route to Kellogg's, the "Oceana" heading to the Martini wharf to embark passengers. All four rowers aged between 47 and 54 years, fell into the water when their boat capsized. All swam to the shore, none of them was injured.

 Rene Descartes  (Other Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Coos Bay
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a Frenchman reportedly suffering from a heart attack aboard the "Rné Descartes" 80 miles west of Coos Bay on Sep 3, 2015. Coast Guard 13th District command center watchstanders in Seattle received a notification from Rescue Coordination Center France personnel that the man was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend safely transferred the 55-year-old man to emergency medical personnel at 6:33 a.m., who transported him to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay. Report with video: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Joyce L Van Enkevort  (Other Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac in Cleveland
A helicopter crew of the Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, hoisted a man experiencing chest pains from the "Joyce L. Van Enkevort" in the morning of Sep 3. The symptoms appeared to be that of a heart attack and recommended the man be taken to a hospital as soon as possible. The tug altered course to facilitate the evacuation due to heavy storms in the area and rendezvoused with the Coast Guard helicopter crew once conditions allowed. The helicopter crew hoisted the man from the tug and departed for Sturgeon Bay Airport. Weather conditions diverted the helicopter crew from its original destination but the crew safely arrived at Ephraim-Fish Creek Airport in Ephraim, Wisconsin, where emergency medical crews were waiting.

 Fv Souviens-toi  (Fishing Boat)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Casquets
On Sep 3, 2015, at 6:20 p.m., the CROSSJobourg was informed by the fishing vessel Cherbourg "Souviens Toi" that one of his crew members had suffered a hand injury. The trawler was in the traffic separation scheme (DST) Casquets. The CROSS Jobourg immediately started conference calls between the ship, the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse, and the Maritime Medical Coordination (SCMM) of Le Havre, and a medical evacuation of the sailor, aged 21 years, was decided. An EC 225 helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus was sent to evacuate the man and ransported him to the University Hospital of Caen.

 Svetoslava  (Cargo Ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding in Azov port
The "Svetoslava" ran aground in the Azov port basin on Sep 3, 2015, while trying to avoid the collision with another vessel proceeding ahead of the "Svetoslava" in the same direction. The "Svetoslava" had to reduce speed, and was then taken by strong currents and pushed aground. The vessel which was loaded with a cargo of grain was en route from Rostov-on-Don towards the Black Sea.

 Gipanis  (Passenger ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Passenger ship grounded
The "Gipanis" with 36 passengers on board ran aground in the First Kuril Strait on Sep 2, 2015, while en route from Severo-Kurilsk, Kuril Islands, to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. The bow of the ship got stuck, but some time later the vessel managed to refloat by own means, no damages reported. The "Gipanis" then resumed its voyage and berthed in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy on Sep 3.

 Zhe Pu 01833  (High-Speed Craft)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Cargo ship sank, crew safe
The "Zhe Pu 01833" ran aground on a reef near Taohua Dao, south of Zhoushan, in pos. 29 49N 122 12E after an engine failure in the morning of Sep 3, 2015. The vessel was loaded with cement in bulk and was en route from Zhoushan. The hull was breached in the grounding, and attempts to control the water ingress failed. The crew of five was evacuated by a lifeboat, but the "Zhe Pu 01833" sank.

 Dimitrios  (Fishing Boat)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Trawler sank, seven missing
The "Dimitrios" capsized and sank on Aug 30, 2015, in the economical zone of Guinea-Bissau. The vessel lost stability in a fresh weather while making a sharp turn and tipped over. Of the crew of 19 only 12 men were rescued, another seven went missing, among them the Greek captain. He was found dead by local authorities on Sep 3. No other bodies were found. It was believed that the vessel experienced problems caused by bad weather. Greek authorities were making arrangements for the captain’s body to be shipped home for burial. The rescued crew was taken to Dakar.

 CMACGM Bougainville  (Cargo Ship)
14 hours ago by arnekiel

The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE becomes the largest containership in the world sailing under the French flag.
The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE has entered the group’s fleet and becomes the largest containership in the world under French flag. It is the fourth vessel of the 18000TEU series, bearing the names of great explorers. Largest vessel sailing under French flag, the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE was delivered on August 25th. With her 400m length – about 4 football fields end to end – and 54 meters width, this giant of the seas and her extraordinary dimensions, has a capacity of 18,000 TEU (twenty-feet equivalent containers). The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE was delivered by the Korean shipyard Samsung on August 25th and begun its first rotation by calling at Asian ports. She will call at Shanghai on September 5th, Port Kelang on the 13th, Suez on the 15th and Algeciras on October 1st to finally arrive at Le Havre on October 5th in the morning. The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE symbolizes the dynamism of a French group, which became a world leader and a key player of the world’s global economy.

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