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 Malaviya Two  (Tug)
1 hour ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Mumbai 29.08.16

 Stewart  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 29.08.16

 Sea Dragon  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 27.08.16

 Bao Yue  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 30.08.16

 Delta Pride  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 30.08.16

 Box China  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 30.08.16

 Szymanowski  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage 29.08.16

 Tove Knutsen  (Tankship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage 30.08.16

 Seaspan Excellence  (Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 30.08.16

 Stolt Jade  (Tankship)
2 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 30.08.16

 Skik  (Pleasure Craft)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Catamaran dismastet off Spanish coast
On Aug 29, 2016, the "Skik" suffered a broken mast off the Spanish coast. The rescue ship "Salvamar Shaula“ (MMSI-No.: 224033840) of Salvamento Maritímo came to assist the single hand skipper, but he refused the help and intended to reach the port of Cedeira with own engine. Photo: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrCwPiHWcAAAKqK.jpg:large

 Costa Concordia  (Passenger ship)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Last sponsons removed
The last two sponsons were removed from the "Costa Concordia" wreck this week, and the vessel is ready for transfer to dry dock. Deck 0 is watertight and the hull has been restored to autonomous buoyancy. A decision will be made on Sep 1 about which day next week the wreck will be towed to Dry Dock no. 4, where the final dismantling operations will occur over the next few months. The wreck was towed to Molo ex Superbacino in May 2015 where it is being recycled by the Ship Recycling Consortium – a group formed by Saipem (51 percent) and San Giorgio del Porto (49 percent). The dismantling project is expected to take over a year and to cost $114 million. Around 50,000 tons of steel and 2,000 tons of copper are expected to be recovered from the vessel. Prior to arrival at Molo ex Superbacino over 5,700 tons of furniture and interior equipment was removed so the wreck could be towed over the breakwater of the Prà Voltri Port to reach the dismantling dock. Around 80 percent of the vessel is anticipated to be able to be recycled.

 Spirit Of Baltimore  (Passenger ship)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Captain suspended from duty
Spirit Cruises suspended the captain of the "Spirit of Baltimore" which crashed into a dock in Maryland. Two of the 412 passengers on board had suffered minor injuries. They were taken to a hospital and have since been released. The dock was damaged and two small boats were scratched by the ship which did not incur any significant damage and has been cleared to sail. Future cruises will go on as scheduled. An investigation of 10 years' worth of records showed nearly half a dozen cases during which authorities looked into the "Spirit of Baltimore". Five months ago, the U.S. Coast Guard investigated the ship after a similar incident occured. In these cases, the ultimate responsibility lies with the captain. The Coast Guard will also review human error as a potential factor in the incident.

 Ocean King  (Tankship)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Laid up after contract expired
Atlantic Offshore reported that the "Ocean King"'s contract with Statoil has expired and no extension has been added. In December 2015 the company had extended the contract for the vessel on the Norne field until summer. The last contract of the "Ocean King" expired on July 2, 2016. The ship berthed in Frederikshavn on Aug 3 and was laid up.

 Eendracht  (Cargo Ship)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Fire during repair work
In the midday hours of Aug 29, 2016, a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Eendracht", 628 ts (EU-No.: 02006317), which was on the slipway at the Het Bosch shipyard in Zwartsluis. The master remarked the fire which broke out during repair works. After workers in vain tried to put out the fire, the fire rescue was alerted. The fire departments from Zwartsluis and Hasselt attended and had the fire quickly under control. After the engine romm was ventilated, it was finally checked with a thermal imaging camera to make sure no hotspots were left. Dutch report with photo and video: www.zwartewaterkr...

 Amicitia  (Passenger ship)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Clipper complied with all requirements
The "Amicitia" did comply with all applicable requirements, inspections and certificates when the mast collapsed on Aug 21. At this time, the mast is being studied by the TNO. The ship has not yet been released by the police so that the classification society could not yet get on board. At present, research was being done into the cause of the accident by the Research Council for Safety (OVV), the National Unit of the police and Inspectorate of Transport (ILT). The results of the investigations and the findings of the classification society may lead to changes in the test mode or to appoint special focal points for subsequent inspections.

 Angela Arcella  (Fishing Boat)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Sunken trawler salvaged
On Aug 28 the salvage of the "Angela Arcella - NA 2139" (IMO: 8688391) has commenced. The capsized wreck has been righted recently, and part of the mast and superstructure t emerged. On Aug 29 the wreck was brought back to the surface by the "Utec Surveyor" and a sheerleg. The salvors worked through the afternoon at Laboratory Wharf to resurface and dewater the ship. Report with video and photo: www.timesofmalta.... www.shipspotting....

 Carnival Vista  (Passenger ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Cruise ship wreaked havoc in Messina
Two piers were destroyed, one beyond repair, and a number of ancillary facilities such as anchor lines of boats were damaged, a moored boat sunk and another dozen small boats were in poor condition after the "Carnival Vista" wreaked havoc in the Marina del Nettuno in Messina in the afternoon of Aug 28, 2016, The amount of damage was more than 250.00 Euro. The safety measures were concluded in the early afternoon of Aug 29. In the morning the divers have dropped the damaged modules. One jetty was ruined beyond repair. However, at the moment the port was fully functional. The cruise ship had swamped piers and many smaller boats. While the ship was leaving port, it came perilously close to the piers and the thrust from its stern created a turmoil which turned over the piers and swamped smaller moored vessels, sinking several of the boats. The damage to the piers was so severe that some of the passengers thought that the ship must have hit the piers and boats. The local port authority was conducting an investigation regarding the incident. Italian report with photos and video: www.gazzettadelsu... www.tempostretto....

 Five Stars Fujian  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

ITF demands stranded Five Stars Fujian crew be allowed ashore
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) warned today the Chinese stranded crew onboard the Five Stars Fujian off Australia must be allowed onshore as supplies run out on the ship. The bulker was detained six weeks ago by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) off Gladstone in Queensland over labour breaches. “Welfare agencies have so far been denied access and there is no end in sight for these unfortunate souls,” ITF assistant co-ordinator Matt Purcell said in a statement on Tuesday. “This has gone on for long enough. It’s time these seafarers are allowed to come onto dry land for humanitarian shore leave.” A couple of weeks ago the Hong Kong Shipowners Association spoke out on the issue of the Hong Kong-flagged Five Stars Fujian, with the HKSOA’s managing director Arthur Bowring telling Splash: “The abandonment of seafarers is abhorrent, and this association and I personally will do everything we can to ensure that abandoned seafarers are properly cared for, the flag states to be made to realise that they also have an obligation to the ships that fly their flag and the seafarers that serve on the ships, and for the owners to be identified and, where possible, be made to realise that their actions are irresponsible and unacceptable.” splash247.com/itf...

 Espiritu Paraguayo  (Other Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Tug sank on Paraná
The "Espíritu Parauayo" sank after the collision with an underwater object on Aug 29, 2016, in Bella Vista at km mark 1078 kilometer on the Paraná river. The tug came to rest on the bottom on even keel, with the superstructure remaining above the water. The Prefecture Naval Argentina attended the accident site after fuel oil spilled during the sinking. As a preventive measure, the prefecture decided to suspend navigation in the area and initiated technical procedures to prevent the spread of the oil spill on the river. Spanish report with photo and video: www.infobae.com/s...

 Shin Heiryu  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

Winning takes $10.4m newcastlemax
One of the year’s most aggressive capesize buyers is back in the market after a summer break. China’s Winning has taken its seventh cape in seven months, sources tell Splash. The Singapore-headquartered firm started beefing up its fleet in February. The active bauxite shipper has paid $10.4m for the Japanese-built newcastlemax Shin Heiryu. The 13-year-old ship was owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The purchase is Winning’s first reported move in the S&P market since the end of May. Winning has had a preference for Japanese-built capes, and this will be the fifth Japanese cape it has bagged this year. splash247.com/win...

 MS Chi-cheemaun  (Passenger ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

Lake Huron ferry undergoes three years of renovations
When a 2013 market feasibility study prepared for the MS Chi-Cheemaun showed a steady decline in the ferry’s ridership, the ship’s operator, the Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC), sat up and took notice. The report predicted dire consequences for the ferry if it didn’t make some changes to reverse the declining trend. “We took the recommendations from the report to heart, because they went out there and they found out: what do people want this ship to be,” said Susan Schrempf, OSTC president- CEO. “And (riders) didn’t want it to be just a way to get back and forth; they wanted the experience.” In operation from April to October, the ferry has transitioned over the last four decades from its original purpose, shuttling vehicles between South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island and Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, to a key component of the tourism industry in both communities, which flourishes during the summer months. www.northernontar...

 Carnival Vista  (Passenger ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

Carnival Vista Swamps Piers and Boats in Messina, Sicily
The Carnival Vista destroyed piers and sank smaller boats while leaving the port of Messina, Sicily on Aug. 29. Italian Video report on www.gazzettadelsu...

 Le James Joyce  (Other Ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

Record 771 migrants rescued in a day by Irish Naval Service 0
The Irish Naval Service made a record 771 migrant rescues in one day in the Mediterranean yesterday (Aug. 29,2016), following several operations which began at 6.40am. It came as the weather improved and cash-hungry people-smugglers sent hapless refugees out in even flimsier craft — primarily because the navy have destroyed the vessels the Islamic State-controlled gangs are using after rescuing migrants from them. The crew of LÉ James Joyce initially rescued 617 people from three wooden craft and five dinghies and brought them onboard the ship where they were given food, water, and medical treatment. Lieutenant Commander Neil Manning, who is in charge of the ship, then sent more boarding parties to a number of other migrant-carrying vessels to rescue their 154 occupants. www.irishexaminer...

 Busan
11 hours ago by arnekiel

MOF to Enlarge Cruise Dock at Busan North Port by 2018
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) said on August 30 that it will start the construction to enlarge the Busan North Port to accommodate international cruise ships measuring up to 220,000 gross tonnages. The construction will be completed by August, 2018. Busan Port currently has two docks exclusively for cruise ships: the Dongsam-dong dock for 80,000 gross tonnage ships and the North Port redevelopment area for 100,000 gross tonnage ships. As cruise ships are globally getting larger in size, there is a growing need for expansion of facilities suitable for larger cruise ships so as to strengthen the competitiveness in the global cruise market. The MOF plans to widen the Dongsam-dong dock to 40 meters from 30 meters and extend its length to 440 meters from 360 meters so that even 220,000 gross tonnage cruise ships can dock. www.businesskorea...

11 hours ago by arnekiel

Brownsville Recycler wins Navy contract to scrap USS Independence
The decommissioned USS Independence, the last of the Forrestal-class of aircraft carriers that plied the seas from the 1950s to the 1990s, will begin its final voyage to Brownsville later this year. International Shipbreaking Ltd., part of the EMR Group, won a U.S. Navy bid to tow the mothballed 61,000-ton “supercarrier” from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., to the Port of Brownsville for dismantling. Robert Berry, the company’s vice president, said the vessel will require two months of preparation for the 4 1/2-month tow from Bremerton around the tip of South America to Brownsville. More at www.brownsvillehe...

 Atlantas  (Tankship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

The largest oil tanker in history at the Port of Gdansk
On 15 August, the largest oil tanker in history - the size of three football fields - moored at the Naftoport Liquid Fuel Terminal at the Port of Gdansk, bringing nearly 300,000 tonnes of oil from Iran, says press center of Port of Gdansk Authority. This is the first operation of this type since the moment that international sanctions against Iran regarding oil trade were lifted. In practice, opening US and EU markets to Iran's resources - the second largest oil deposits in the world - means that Polish refineries, too, will be able to purchase this raw material from Iran. Lotos already took advantage of this opportunity and signed a contract fora test delivery of 2 million barrels of oil, which set off on board the Atlantas ship from the Kharg export terminal located on a small Iranian island situated in the North of the Persian Gulf at the end of June, reaching Gdansk's port two months later. Due to its size, the ship could not travel via the Suez Canal - Atlantas is a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) type of ship - up to 60 m wide, up to 333 m long, with a maximum draught up to 22.5 m (2.5 m more than permissible in the Suez Canal). Such parameters made it impossible for the vessel not only to cross the Suez Canal, but also the Danish straits, where the maximum permissible draught of a ship is 15 m. On that account, before sailing into the straits, Atlantas was partially unloaded using the STS system in the roadstead of the Frederikshavn port in Denmark in order to decrease the vessel's draught and make it possible for it to enter the Baltic Sea.

11 hours ago by arnekiel

Chinese/Polish operator CHIPOLBROK launches heavy-lift service to Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia based Neptumar Ltd, St. Petersburg has been chosen as Booking Agent for Chipolbrok in Russia effective as of Sept. 1,.2016. The Agent will cover Chipolbrok service to/from Port of St. Petersburg, the Company said in a press release. Subject to sufficient inducement vessels can call port of St. Petersburg directly or with transshipment in Antwerp for part cargo. Service is dedicated to heavy lift, project and break-bulk cargoes from Far East, Middle East/India to St. Petersburg and vice versa. About Chipolbrok Founded on June 15th, 1951, Chipolbrok (Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company) was the first joint venture in People’s Republic of China. Started with 4 old vessels, Chipolbrok now has developed into an ocean shipping corporation with a net asset of over USD 300 million, a fleet of 19 professional heavy lift vessels boasting a total capacity of nearly 500,000 DWT, and liners reaching all major global harbors.

 Krutoyar Pr02780  (Other Ship)
11 hours ago by arnekiel

Rosmorport takes delivery of buoy tender Krutoyar
Buoy-inspection boat Krutoyar of Project 02780М arrives at Big Port St. Petersburg on August 26, 2016. The ceremonial delivery of the vessel to FSUE Rosmorport was held the same day, says Rosmorport. Petrozavodsk, Karelia based Onezhsky Shipbuilding Ship Repair Yard contracted by FSUE Rosmorport for construction of two vessels of Project 02780М completed sea trials of the Krutoyar, the first serial ice-class buoy tender, in early August. The boat will operate at the waters of Vyborg and Vysotsk seaports and at the approaches to them (North-West Basin Branch of FSUE Rosmorport. The vessel launched on April 27, 2016 is intended for maintenance of navigational aids (ATON) to ensure safety of shipping in the waters of the country's seaports. Key particulars: class - КМ Ice3 R3-RSN AUT3, LOA – 22.2 m, BOA – 6.6 m, navigational draft – about 1.5 m, speed – 10 knots, crew/personnel – 2/5, fuel range – 650 miles.

11 hours ago by arnekiel

Abu Dhabi shipbuilder’s huge floating drydock up and running at Mina Zayed
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has opened its floating dry dock facility at Mina Zayed, the first such facility at the port, as it looks to expand its commercial service offering. "The addition of the floating drydock contributes to our commitment to expand our service offering, strengthening our local maritime services and industries, and delivering on the large scale goal of Abu Dhabi’s continued economic diversification," said Khaled Al Mazrouei, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB). The new floating drydock adds to the company’s service capabilities, allowing ADSB to service ships that were previously too large to be handled at its headquarters in Mussafah. The new facility allows ADSB to dock vessels up to 180 metres in length, almost the length of two football pitches, and 30 metres wide. The floating dock has received its first customer to undergo routine drydocking, electrical and mechanical works at the port. More at www.thenational.a...

 Havnefjell  (Fishing Boat)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Trawler disabled off Havøysund
In the night of Aug 29, 2016, the "Havnefjell" suffered engine failure off Havøysund. The NSSR-lifeboat "Odin" was called to assist and towed the disabled trawler into the port of Havøysund in the early hours of next morning. Photo: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrEpkwUWYAEykfY.jpg:large

 Endura  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach...
..at Alang: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Rio  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach..
..at Alang: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Le James Joyce  (Other Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Patrol boat saved 165 distressed migrants
The "LÉ James Joyce" has rescued a total of 165* migrants in three separate vessels during SAR operations north-east of Tripoli.The search and rescue (SAR) request came on Aug 29, 2016, from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. During the first operation, 15* migrants were rescued from a wooden vessel located 40 nautical miles north-east of Tripoli. The rescue commenced at 6.40am and all migrants were taken on board the "LÉ James Joyce" and are now receiving food, water and medical treatment where required. The "LÉ James Joyce" was re-tasked to assist with the rescue of a further 150* people from two rubber vessels also located 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital. The second rescue commenced at 7.50 a.m. and all migrants were currently on board. A further search and rescue operation is currently underway. *Figures for today's operation are provisional until confirmed by the Italian authorities. LÉ James Joyce departed Naval Service Headquarters in Haulbowline, Cork to assist the Italian Authorities in operations in the Mediterranean in May The OPV90 class ship first deployment in SAR began on 8 July.

 Bourbon Argos  (Tug)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Libyan navy admitted taking part in confrontation
The Libyan navy has admitted taking part in a confrontation with the "Bourbon Argos" in international waters off the coast of Libya, following days of speculation about who attacked it. A navy spokesman claimed that Libyan forces had approached the rescue boat, chartered by the aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), after its crew allegedly refused to identify themselves. But the navy denied that it had fired directly at the MSF boat, and claimed it did not board the boat itself. “A Libyan coastguard patrol was about 25 miles offshore. She observed an unidentified vessel to which the order was given to stop, but [the vessel] did not comply. We fired five warning shots. We did not storm the boat, we are categorical [about that]. And the patrol then returned to the coast. We informed Operation Sophia” – an EU naval operation based off the coast of Libya – “of this incident and we have opened an investigation. We are the Libyan coastguard and the boat should stop and identify themselves.” The Libyan navy’s claims are inconsistent with MSF’s account. The aid group said the attackers fired at least 13 bullets directly at its boat, some of which hit the ship’s bridge, or control room. MSF also said the attackers boarded the boat for approximately 50 minutes. The claims were further complicated by the fact that the "Bourbon Argos" has been working openly in international waters off the Libyan coast for over a year, rescuing tens of thousands of asylum seekers. Its activities have long been known to Libyan authorities, it is clearly branded with MSF’s logo, and its identity is visible on the automatic identification system (AIS) to which all ships and naval authorities have access.

 MV Vitim  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding in Zolotaya Bay
The "Vitim" ran aground in the Zolotaya Bay in the Strait of Tartary north off Primorye. The vessel lost propulsion power and was pushed onto a rocky shallow by the currents and winds. The hull suffered breaches below the waterline and ensuing water ingress. The engine compartment and ballast tanks were flooded. The accident was reported to the local authorities which dispatched three salvage tugs and divers to carry out underwater inspections and to assist with the refloating work. It was estimated that due to the damage the ship might have to be lightered before towing it off.

 Balt Flot 11  (Tankship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker holed in allision
In the night of Aug 29, 2016, the "Balt Flot 11" allided with anchored barge "B-442" on the river Kama at km mark 1429 on the Russian Inner Waterways. The tanker, loaded with 5010 tons of gasoil, suffered hole of 70x70 centimeters size above the waterline in the bow area. No spill was reported. The tanker was enroute to St. Petersburg.




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