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482 days ago by arnekiel

Search continues for missing eight from capsized barge 'Guo Liang 677'
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) says that search and rescue operations are continuing for eight missing crew members of a barge which capsized in Singapore waters around 1pm on Wednesday. The MPA has been co-ordinating rescue operations and two crew member have been rescued so far, however a total of ten crew members were on board the Mongolian-flagged barge Guo Liang 677. Search and rescue operations has involved two Super Puma helicopters and a Fokker-50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, three patrol vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy, two PCG patrol craft, divers and two diving support vessels and fourteen passing commercial vessels. [SeaShip-News 26/07/13]

482 days ago by arnekiel

Piracy in Indonesia jumps 50% in first six months of 2013
Globally piracy incidents were on the wane in the first half of this year, but Indonesia sticks out as a worrying hotspot with the number of incidents reported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) jumping 50% in the six-month period. Worldwide, the total number of pirate attacks has fallen from 177 in the first half of 2012, to 138 in the first half of 2013, according to the IMB. Of the 43 actual attacks reported in Indonesia in the first half of 2013, 35 of the ships were anchored, four were berthed, and four were steaming, the report said. Six of the 13 ports and anchorages which had three or more reported incidents were located in Indonesia, with the ports in Dumai and Belawan encountering the highest number of attacks with eight each.

482 days ago by arnekiel

After slamming into rogue iceberg, grounded Alaska ship leaking fuel
A tug and barge that went aground Wednesday in the Gulf of Alaska, 60 miles southeast of Cordova, is leaking an unknown amount of fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard released Thursday. The 77-foot-long Hook Point-Alaganik found trouble in rough waves and an especially high tide that led it to crash into ice that had floated into the gulf from Seal River. This impact broke the mechanical system holding the barge and tug together, before both were washed ashore. At the time it went ashore, the Hook Point-Alaganik, as the vessel is known, was reportedly filled with more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel, as well as 90 gallons of hydraulic oil and 30 gallons of gasoline. The Coast Guard has no estimate yet of how much spilled. www.alaskadispatc...

482 days ago by arnekiel

After slamming into rogue iceberg, grounded Alaska ship leaking fuel
A tug and barge that went aground Wednesday in the Gulf of Alaska, 60 miles southeast of Cordova, is leaking an unknown amount of fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard released Thursday. The 77-foot-long Hook Point-Alaganik found trouble in rough waves and an especially high tide that led it to crash into ice that had floated into the gulf from Seal River. This impact broke the mechanical system holding the barge and tug together, before both were washed ashore. At the time it went ashore, the Hook Point-Alaganik, as the vessel is known, was reportedly filled with more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel, as well as 90 gallons of hydraulic oil and 30 gallons of gasoline. The Coast Guard has no estimate yet of how much spilled. www.alaskadispatc...

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482 days ago by arnekiel

Titanic II may set sail for Dubai in 2016
Construction work on the replica of Titanic, an iconic ocean liner which sank on its maiden voyage 15 April 1912, is expected to start by the end of the year. UAE firms are trying to strike a partnership with Australian businessman Clive Palmer in his Titanic II project. Blue Star Line which has undertaken the project, reveals talks are underway to bring the ship to Dubai when it completes construction in 2016. Australian business magnate Clive Palmer had revealed plans to build a replica of the grand ship back in April of 2012.

483 days ago by arnekiel

Port of NY & NJ Agree Bayonne Cruise Terminal Expansion
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today approved plans by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to build a new cruise terminal building at the Port Authority-owned marine terminal facility in Bayonne – a major public investment that will spur continued growth in the New Jersey cruise business. As part of its expansion plans, Royal Caribbean also agreed to base its new Quantum of the Seas vessel – the largest cruise ship serving the New York-New Jersey region – at Bayonne beginning in 2014. The new vessel, which can accommodate up to 4,180 passengers, will sail to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and Bermuda. The Port Authority acquired the Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in June 2010 as part of its purchase of the 131-acre portion of the former Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne. More at www.panynj.gov/pr...

483 days ago by arnekiel

CMA CGM Round the World upgrade to fortnightly wins Tilbury first call
Tilbury's London Container Terminal has won a first call from CMA CGM's upgraded direct Panama service started September 18 as part of and the upgrade of the French carrier's Round the World service from fortnightly to weekly. It will begin and end at Tilbury, allowing fast delivery to final destinations for time-sensitive cargo such as fresh produce, reports Lloyd's Loading List. Said Forth Ports COO Perry Glading: "London Container Terminal handles in excess of half a million containers per year, cementing the Port of Tilbury as a key shipping and distribution location offering unrivalled access to London and the south east of England." The new service now covers 15 markets, two more than the fortnightly service, ranging from South America to the Baltic and the Black Sea. "We are thrilled to be the opening port of call for the Round the World Panama direct weekly service. As the only UK port servicing both deep sea and short sea customers, we are delighted to be part of an extensive, reliable and fast shipping service." Source : Asian Shipper

483 days ago by arnekiel

APL doubles capacity of Kaohsiung – Philippines shuttle (MNX)
APL is to double this week the capacity of its standalone 'MNX' Kaohsiung to Philippines shuttle. The 2,468 teu APL DALIAN will phase out of the single-ship service to be replaced by the 4,700 teu APL LOS ANGELES, which again after one month on the 'MNX' will be replaced by the 4,308 teu APL RIYADH. The weekly service, on which MOL and Hyundai take slots, will continue to call at Kaohsiung, Subic Bay, Manila and Kaohsiung. Source : Linervision

483 days ago by arnekiel

Grand Alliance adds Port Everglades to northern Europe service
Shipping consortium Grand Alliance will add direct ocean service from South Florida’s Port Everglades to to northern Europe starting in August. The alliance will use the port’s Florida International Terminal as its terminal operator and stevedore for its Gulf Atlantic Express service, jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd and its partners NYK Line and OOCL. The service covers trade between northern Europe and U.S. Atlantic and Gulf seaports. The service operates a fleet vessels that stop at Port Everglades, Houston, Savannah, Charleston, Portsmouth/Norfolk as well as Antwerp, Belgium; Thamesport, England; and Bremerhaven, Germany.The first vessel calling at Port Everglades will be the Philadelphia Express set to arrive Aug. 24.

484 days ago by arnekiel

Drummond's Colombia workers at Puerto Drummond go on unlimited strike
Workers at the Colombian operations of U.S. coal miner Drummond went on indefinite strike late Tuesday, in a move set to cut output in the world's No.4 coal exporter by around a third and bolster prices. Drummond, which has two mines and the port Puerto Drummond (near Santa Marta) in Colombia, and the Sintramienergetica union, which represents about half of Drummond's roughly 10,000 workers, had been in negotiations for weeks over pay and upcoming job cuts among port workers. One local source told, he understood there was a ship at port which was 33,000 tonnes short of loading its scheduled 170,000-tonne cargo. It was not clear whether the union would allow it to finish loading and depart.


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