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 RMS Queen Mary 2  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
575 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Nantucket
US Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuated a man with symptoms of renal and heart failure 180 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the "Queen Mary II" on May 9, 2015. Watchstanders at the 1st District Command Center received a call via satellite phone at 12:00 p.m. stating a 39-year-old man needed medical attention aboard the cruise ship. A conference call between the Coast Guard flight surgeon and the ship's doctor determined that a MH-60 Jayhawk crew was the best option for an evacuation. The Jayhawk crew launched from Air Station Cape Cod with plans to meet the cruise ship near Nantucket. Making its best speed, the cruise ship steamed towards Nantucket to lessen the distance for the helicopter crew. At approximately 3:00 p.m. the man was safely hoisted and brought to Tuft's Medical Center in Sommerville, Massachusetts. Report with video:

 Bothniaborg  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

Royal Wagenborg orders Wärtsilä scrubber system for Bothniaborg
Royal Wagenborg, the Dutch ship owner and operator, has ordered Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two of its RoRo carriers, the 'Balticborg' and 'Bothniaborg'. These will be Wärtsilä's first deliveries of its scrubber systems to Royal Wagenborg. The contract was signed in March. Read more:

 Balticborg  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

Wärtsilä to deliver scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two Dutch RoRo carriers
Royal Wagenborg, the Dutch ship owner and operator, has ordered Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two of its RoRo carriers, the 'Balticborg' and 'Bothniaborg'. These will be Wärtsilä's first deliveries of its scrubber systems to Royal Wagenborg. The contract was signed in March. Read more:

 Star Breeze  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

Windstar Cruises Christens Star Breeze Cruise Ship
Star Breeze, the second of a trio of 212-passenger ships Windstar acquired from Seabourn Cruises, was officially welcomed into the fleet yesterday under sunny skies and cool breezes at Nice's Port Olympia. Following the ceremony, Star Breeze, which just completed a massive $9 million refurbishment, departed Nice for Monte Carlo, the first port of call on its maiden voyage. Cruise Critic is onboard the four night cruise that will also visit Italy's Portofino and Corsica's Portoferraio before winding up at Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. www.cruisecritic....

 Misana  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
575 days ago by Timsen

Pilot medevaced
The KNRM boat from Hansweert was called for a medical evacuation from the "Misana" in the afternoon of May 9, 2015. The ship was enroute from Antwerp to the North Sea. The river pilot on board did not feel good. The "Jan van Engelenburg" set course for the ship. The pilot boarded over the fallreep and was treated with oxygen. Meanwhile the crew ordered an ambulance to the dock to Hansweert. As a precaution the ambulance took him to the hospital. Dutch report with photos:

 Ocean Falcon  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

Zamakona Yards delivers Ocean Falcon vessel to Atlantic Offshore in San Sebastián
Zamakona Yards delivered the vessel “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián, the company said in its press release. The ship is construction (C-735) and is the last of three signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S., all with Havyard HY820 design. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey (C-721) and Ocean Marlin (C-722) were the first and second respectively of the contract with this prestigious customer, being all pretty similar, with some technical variations between them. The main aim of the ship is to provide prompt attention to emergencies on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea. This is a Field Support Vessel (FSV) and incorporates the latest technologies including systems for towing operations with a pulling capacity of 65 tons. With 66.80 meters length and 16 meters beam, it has the capacity to rescue 300 people. It has 2 MAN main engines with a power of 1935 kW each. It sails now towards Aberdeen where its baptism ceremony will be held on the 29th of May and has already a contract for this year of 5 + 5 years with Shell, UK. Source: PortNews

 Amsterdam  (General Cargo Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

UN-chartered ship docks in Yemen with fuel
A ship chartered by the UN's World Food Programme has docked in conflict-hit Yemen bringing precious fuel to boost aid deliveries, the agency said in a statement on Sunday, May 10. The boat docked Saturday in the western port of Hodeida in a move aimed at "opening up a new humanitarian lifeline for civilians impacted by the conflict" in Yemen, where drastic fuel shortages have hurt aid operations, the WFP said. It said that the MV Amsterdam brought into Yemen 300,000 litres of fuel and supplies for humanitarian organisations, while a second vessel would bring an additional 120,000 litres of fuel on Sunday.

 Polar Pioneer  (Offshore Vessel > Drilling Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

Greenpeace ordered away from drill ships
Alaska--A U.S. judge has ordered Greenpeace protesters to stay away from Royal Dutch Shell PLC ships. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason on Friday also prohibited Greenpeace from flying unmanned vehicles over the offshore Arctic area where Shell plans to drill. The safety-zone injunction is in effect until Oct. 31, reported the Alaska Dispatch News. Shell Offshore Inc. sued on April 7, one day after six Greenpeace protesters boarded the Blue Marlin, a heavy-lift ship carrying a Transocean Ltd. semi-submersible drilling unit, the Polar Pioneer, as it crossed the Pacific. The injunction establishes buffer zones from 90 meters to about 1,500 metersfor all of Shell's Chukchi Sea fleet, anchor lines and buoys attached to ships. Shell wants to drill this summer in the sea off Alaska's northwest coast to determine whether there are commercial quantities of oil and gas. Arctic offshore reserves are estimated at 26 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 130 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates. Shell said it was pleased with the injunction. “We cannot condone Greenpeace's unlawful and unsafe tactics. Safety remains paramount,” Shell said in a statement. Greenpeace called the ruling disappointing.

 RMS St Helena  (General Cargo Ship > Passenger General Cargo Ship)
575 days ago by arnekiel

RMS St Helena to make last voyage
A final chance to experience a slower way of life has spiked interest in the RMS St Helena, says John Hamilton, the cheerful purser who organises activities on board, from card games to on-deck cricket matches. “The ship is coming to the end, so more people want to travel before she stops working,” Hamilton said. The shipping company has added a dozen cabins to meet demand before the ship cuts back on its trips when 4.5-hour flights from Johannesburg begin in February 2016. The RMS Saint Helena - the only passenger ship serving the British island - makes the journey from the South African city of Cape Town every three weeks. The boat travels 3 100 kilometres in five days at 15 knots, before heading to Ascension, another British island. The RMS St Helena schedule will run until April 2016, two months after the airport opens. Then what? There is talk of a cruise, perhaps northwards to England, before the ship is most probably sent for scrap.

 Fatma Sari  (Bulk Carrier)
575 days ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier broke lose from moorings
Due to strong gusts of winds the "Zena C" broke loose from the mooring buoys in the Waal Port of Rotterdam on May 5, 2015. The tug "Fairplay I" just arrived in time to prevent an allision and kept the bulkcarrier in position. The ship left Rotterdam again on MAy 10 bound for Cartagena.

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