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 Rossiya  (Service Ship > Icebreaker)
549 days ago by arnekiel

Nuclear icebreaker Rossiya entered the Baltic Sea
Nuclear icebreaker Rossiya has entered the Baltic Sea. According to the tracking satellite system, the icebreaker was on Jan., 21, 2013 morning going not far from the Danish island Rønne with the speed of some 13 knots and is bound for St. Petersburg. The icebreaker was chartered for 90 days by Rosmorport for icebreaking assistance in the Gulf of Finland.

 Itri  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
549 days ago by arnekiel

ITRI hijacked off Abidjan, taken to the coast off Ghana
Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5,000 tons of oil from an Ivory Coast port and taken it off the coast of Ghana, though its precise whereabouts is unknown, government authorities and maritime officials said on Monday, Jan 21, 2013. The Panamanian-flagged vessel ITRI was first seized on Wednesday as it was preparing to deposit oil at the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast's commercial capital, said a statement from the Ivory Coast government, communicating for the first time on the case. The statement said officials located the vessel off neighboring Ghana, and that authorities were mobilized. The tanker, with 16 crew members aboard, was listed as missing, said Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau's pirate reporting center in Malaysia. He couldn't release information about the nationalities of the crew, but said in many previous cases, the pirates released the crew after they had siphoned out the oil and obtained any valuable cargo. The ship initially had trouble docking because a sandstorm reduced visibility, a government statement said. Later, the ship's captain radioed the port manager to report difficulty maneuvering. Shortly afterward, contact was lost with the vessel. Then ship consignee Koda Maritime informed port officials that armed men had taken control of the tanker.

 Itri  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
550 days ago by Timsen

Itri seized off Abidjan
Armed men have seized the "Itri" off the Ivory Coast in the main city, Abidjan. The tanker was attacked as it prepared to deposit 5,000 tons of oil.

 OPDR Andalucia  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
550 days ago by Timsen

Cargo ship heading in Gibraltar direction after fire
The "OPDR Andalucia" was proceeding in Gibraltar direction, last known position 19:40 CET on Jan 20 in 34 34N 008 30W, speed 4.5-5.0 knots. The vessel was assisted by the salvage tug "VB Artico/HP9983", IMO-No.: 7613014, odin tc. reports.

 Suecia Seaways  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
550 days ago by Timsen

Cruise missiles reached Iskenderun
In the morning of Jan 21, 2013, the "Suecia Seaways" carrying Patriot missile systems for Turkey has docked in Iskenderun. The German Patriot batteries will be sent on to Turkey’s south-eastern province Kahramanmaraş, while Dutch missiles will be deployed in Adana province in south-central Anatolia. Over 130 containers with NATO equipment will be loaded off the "Suecia Seaways" shortly. The missiles were shipped to Turkey in response to its plea for protection in the face of the Syrian conflict, which has been spilling over into the neighboring countries. A total of six Patriot batteries will go operational in late January. Report with photo: www.worldbulletin...

 Rainbow Warrior  (Pleasure Craft > Yacht)
550 days ago by Timsen

Rainbow Warrior refused to enter port of Lyttelton
The "Rainbow Warrior" has been forced to cancel a scheduled trip to Southland and Bluff, amid tense negotiations with the Port of Lyttelton. The ship, which was in need of routine maintenance, will not be able to enter the port’s dry dock until the end of the week. The repairs were expected to take around two days. The Port of Lyttelton has had difficulty with Greenpeace activists in the past. In 2008 the "Rainbow Warrior II" blockaded the port, preventing a ship carrying 60,000 tons of coal from leaving. Greenpeace requires the dry dock to raise their ship out of the water and clean off substances harmful to the environment as it is the only dock in the South Island that can lift the "Rainbow Warrior". The delay has forced Greenpeace officials to change the planned schedule, before a trip to the Sub- Antarctic Islands. The ship is on a six-week tour of New Zealand to protest deep sea oil drilling.

 Ardmore Centurion  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
550 days ago by Timsen

Tanker joined search for missing fishing vessel off Guam
The U.S. Coast Guard Station Guam has launched a high seas rescue in co-ordination with the U.S. Navy searching for a Taiwanese vessel "Yow Hsu Man" believed to be in distress about 80-nautical miles north west of the island on Jan 21, 2013. The National Weather Service on Guam has issued a Gale Warning for the waters around the Mariana Islands. Gusts of over 20 knots and seas in excess of 18 feet have been reported. The 54-foot fishing vessel was making its way to Guam in order to seek medical treatment for the master of the vessel who was experiencing medical complications. The USCG Sector Guam Joint Rescue Coordination Center had been monitoring the ship for the last two days, but they lost contact with the vessel in the night. The last communications with the vessel were late on Jan 20 evening. The condition of the master and the vessel are unknown at this time. All attempts to regain communications with the vessel have been unsuccessful so far. The Coast Guard Cutter "Washington" and the tanker "Ardmore Centurion" which diverted from its voyage from Crockett to Malliao were enroute to the position 80 miles NW of Guam. The Navy also has launched one of its Sea Combat Squadron 25 choppers. They were currently experiencing 18-foot seas and winds in excess of 20-knots. The Coast Guard has enlisted the help of Mandarin and Indonesian speakers to assist in the radio call-outs to the vessel.

 Rofos  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
550 days ago by BerndU

beached at Gadani 15.01.13 picture: www.shipspotting....

 Penrith  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
550 days ago by Timsen

Supplier ran onto rock and sank
On Jan 17, 2013, the "Penrith" which was being used for an offshore oil and gas project in Burma, sank off Taninthayi Region’s Dawei district near Mawgyi Village in Yephyu Township after hitting a rock. It had run into a massive rock while conducting pipelining services for the Zawtika natural gas project. The 42-member crew was rescued by two motorboats. The Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd. declined to give further details. The vessek just had started a four-month project last month. Concerns were rising about pollution in the area. The Zawtika gas field is located in the Gulf of Martaban, about 300 km south of Yangon and 290km west of Dawei. Its depth ranges between 135 m and 160 m.

 Bara Mann  (Fishing Vessel)
550 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Pointe du Raz
On Jan 20, 2013, at 7:10 p.m., the "Bara Mann" contacted the CROSS Corsen and indicated that a crew member was severely wounded at the hand. A conference call was immediately initiated between the CROSS, the trawler and the Marine Medical Consultation Center Marine in Toulouse. A medevac by helicopter was recommended. The fishing vessel was located approximately 110 km west of the Pointe du Raz. The CROSS Corsen dispatched an NH90 helicopter of the Navy Base Lanvéoc, which took off at 8:10 p.m. with a medical team on board. The injured sailor was hoisted and taken to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest, where he was delivered at 9:35 p.m. Weather in the area was winds of 20 knots, a moderate sea and average visibility.

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