BC Ferries LNG ferry nears completion at Remontowa
BC Ferries’ newest passenger ferry Salish Orca is one step closer to her autumn 2016 delivery now that she has been wrapped in her new art decal.
Designed by Darlene Gait, Coast Salish artist and member of Esquimalt Nation (the first people of Victoria, British Columbia), the decal was produced by local graphics printer Ampco Grafix. It depicts a pod of orcas moving through the water. The same design will also be reproduced inside the vessel. www.cruiseandferr...
P&O Cruises Oriana prepares for November dry dock at Hamburg
P&O Cruises’ Oriana is preparing to undergo a three-week interior refurbishment in Hamburg, Germany at the end of November 2016.
British design firm Richmond International has taken guest feedback into consideration when designing the new interiors.
The team will replace the soft furnishings and furniture, upgrade bathrooms and complete maintenance on balconies in the cabins and suites. It will introduce a new colour scheme and replace carpets and chairs in the Peninsular and Oriental Restaurants, and also reupholster the seating and add new lighting and sound equipment in the Theatre Royal. In addition, the sauna, steam-room, whirlpool and changing areas in the Spa will also be retiled and fitted with modern furniture and contemporary equipment, as well as heated loungers and a living plant wall.
AIDA Cruises’ AIDAsol made the last of 24 scheduled calls to the port of Hamburg
AIDA Cruises’ AIDAsol made the last of 24 scheduled calls to the port of Hamburg in Germany on 19 October.
AIDAsol docked a total of 16 times at the Großer Grasbrook cruise terminal in Hamburg, where she was supplied with low-emission power by Becker Marine Systems’ LNG hybrid barge. Although AIDAsol was first successfully powered by the LNG barge on 30 May 2015, this year marked the first time that the ship was supplied with power by the barge throughout an entire season. www.cruiseandferr...
Sri Lankan sailor found dead in ship at Dhamra port in Odisha
The captain and crew of a cargo ship found one of the sailors lying dead near his cabin in a vessel anchored at Dhamra port in Odisha’s Bhadrak district on Sunday. The ship, Bedford Castle, having a Panama registration, has been here for the past two days, loading iron ore to be transported to China.
Police sources said the body of Hettiarachige Sugath Criyantha D’Silva (44) was spotted by the crew members near his cabin. D’Silva, a Sri Lankan national, was a deck fitter of the ship owned by Navalmar (UK) Ltd company. The captain of the ship told police that D'Silva had dined with him the previous night. The sailor is suspected to have died of a cardiac arrest. www.dailymirror.l...
Rescue workers of the German navy also saved 844 people in the weekend's operation together with the Italians. The refugees were being brought to an Italian harbor aboard the support ship Werra. The German military has been participating in the action, called Operation Sophia, since 2015.
On Oct. 22, a passenger aboard the Carnival Vista there was a medevac from the cruise ship. The ship had previously left Barcelona for Gibraltar. There was no mention whether the passenger was ill or had been injured. www.cruiselawnews...
Japanese crew member of LNG Tanker DOHA overboard in Malacca Strait
NYK owned LNG tanker DOHA reported 56-year old crew member of Japanese nationality overboard early in the morning Oct 23 in Malacca Strait. Vessel turned back, after 4 hours searching the vessel resumed voyage. Vessel was en route from Japan to Qatar.
After a fierce exchange of fire, the Nigerian troops thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta.
Lieutenant Commander Thomas Otuji said in a statement that seven suspected pirates and militants were killed in crossfire last week during the rescue operation. A group of hostages had also been freed unhurt.
"Troops of Operation Base 2 repelled a hijack of a vessel (MT VAJARA) by heavily armed bandits in Ramos River, around Agge area of Delta state," he said.
The commander said the Nigerian military were taking measures to make the entire Niger Delta and the waterways safe for oil firms, vessels and their crew.
In another incident, the troops arrested five people on October 17 and 18 near oil pipelines around the port city of Warri. www.wionews.com/w...
Bulk Carrier collides with sand carrier Longhao1 off Zhenjiang
Bulk carrier XINZHOU18, ballasting from Zhenjiang to Caofeidan, in the morning Oct 22 collided with cargo vessel LONGHAO1, loaded with 2700 tons of sand, near Zhenjiang, Yangtze river. LONGHAO1 capsized and sank, three crew were rescued. Salvage under way, salvors are to surface and refloat LONGHAO1. It is not clear yet how collision happened, investigation under way.