An 20 ft boat of Resolve Salvage which was involved in the "Rena"-salvage blocked a section of State Highway 2 near the Pukehina turnoff after a 4WD vehicle towing the boat crashed into a bank on Apr 21. Police called for tow trucks to remove the boat sitting on its side in the middle of the road about 2 km south of the Pukehina turnoff. Emergency services responded to the call at about 9.50 a.m. after the 4WD towing the boat crashed into a bank. The female driver was driving south towards Whakatane when the boat started fishtailing on her. The vehicle has spun right around and the boat has catapulted off the trailer and it’s ended up facing in the opposite direction sitting completely across the lane of traffic. The 4WD which has gone over a bank before resting on its side was still connected to the trailer, which was also damaged. The next step was to try and get the boat back off its side without damaging the outboard motors. Resolve Marine Group salvage master Frank Leckey said the vessel was an inflatable boat at which some repairs had been done. After a new engine was put in the salvors had to go back to the shop because there was something wrong.
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At the Tuzla Shipyard a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Yildizlar" during maintanance work on Apr 21, 2013, at 3.45 p.m. The tugs "Kurtama 5" and "Kurtama 7" as well as the lifeboat "Kiyj Emniyewti 2" attended and had the fire under control at 4:45 p.m. supported by the fire department from shore.
Incat Crowther announced the launch of Kilimanjaro IV, a 45m passenger ferry for the Tanzania Operator Coastal Fast Ferries. The vessel capitalizes on the rapid growth in the operator’s passenger numbers, bringing the Coastal Fast Ferries’ fleet to seven successful Incat Crowther-designed vessels. More with photos at shipbuildingtribu...
U.S. Ship 'Advantage' Unloads 25,000 Tons of Wheat for Syrian Refugees in Beirut & Mersin
The United States has delivered to the World Food Program enough wheat to feed more than a million Syrians for four months, the U.N. agency said in a statement on Sunday.
The MV Advantage ship offloaded part of the 25,000 tons of wheat in Beirut on Monday, April 15 and the rest in Turkey's Mersin port on Friday, April 19, the WFP said, adding that it will milled and then distributed across Syria as part of its emergency assistance program.
Greenpeace paints the word 'illegal' on South Korean ship Premier hull
Port Louis, Mauritius, April 21, 2013 – Seven Greenpeace International activists peacefully demonstrated in a Mauritian port on Sunday against a South Korean vessel accused of unlawful fishing in West African waters, demanding the Seoul government order the ship's recall.
The activists painted the word "illegal" in Korean and English on the hull of the FV Premier, owned by South Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries. Activists also held flags and banners calling the ship "criminal" in response to accusations of wrongdoing off the West African coast. The nationalities of the activists are Fijian, Taiwanese, US, Spanish, Indian, French and Italian. www.scoop.co.nz/s...
The fire on the "Kai Xin" was out on Apr 21, but the gutted ship was still slowly drifting in northeastern direction towards the open sea. On Apr 20 the fish factory was 32 miles off the Fildes Bay and 22 miles from the coast of King George Island in position 62 ° 35.880 S 58 ° 08 468' W. The Chilean Navy, supported by the Air Force, was monitoring the drift with a Twin Otter aircraft of the Antarctic Exploration Group of the IV. Air Brigade, and with different satellite systems of the naval Servicio de Búsqueda y Salvamento Marítimo.
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On Apr 20, 2013, at 8.30 a.m. a NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were called out to rendezvous with the "Patriot SW" which was sailing from Cameroon to Singapore,with Cape Town as last port of call after a Burmese crewman onboard was found to be unconscious and running a fever. Accompanied by a Gaurdmed paramedic the sea rescue boat "Spirit of Toft" rendezvoused with the ship in the shipping lanes, and the patient was found to be in a critical condition suspected at first to be suffering from Yellow Fever. The 43 year old man from Myanmar was transferred onto the sea rescue boat and brought to Port Elizabeth. He has been transported to hospital by Gaurdmed ambulance where he is being treated for Malaria, not Yellow Fever as at first suspectedm and he remained in a critical condition.
On Apr 20, 2013, the "Astor“ passed the Kiel Canal with a delay of five hours enroute Sylt-Copenhagen. The ship had to wait for five hours off the Brunsbüttel locks due to the lock failure and a lot of traffic. The ship could enter the locks only at 1 p.m. and reached Kiel at 9 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. as scheduled. The "Astor" finally berthed at the Langeline Quay in Copenhagen on Apr 21 at 8.15 a.m.
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