Superfast VI sold to Genting Group - owners of Star Cruises
Attica Holdings S.A. announces that it has contracted to sell to Genting Group the RoPax vessel Superfast VI for a total cash consideration of Euro 54mln. The delivery of Superfast VI is scheduled to take place at the beginning of April 2013. Superfast VI will be replaced in the Patras-Igoumenitsa-Ancona route by another vessel of the Group's fleet. From this transaction, Attica Group is expected to book capital losses of approximately Euro 6.3mln which will appear in the company's 2012 financial results. After the repayment of the bank debt and all other expenses, the remaining cash is expected to reach Euro 21mln approximately. Source : Ferries outside Europe
A heavy lift crane hoisted the "Justice" from the bottom of the Mississippi River and refloated it on Mar 7 in St. James Parish. McKinney Salvage and Heavy Lift Inc. of Baton Rouge, arrived on scene in the morning and were able to lift the vessel which was expected to remain on the water for a few days. The Justice went down around midnight on Mar 5 after taking on water. Three crew members aboard the tug were able to get off before it sank. It had just finished moving a barge. Coast Guard responders had been overseeing pollution response operations since 6 a.m. Mar 6. Floating containment boom had been deployed around the vessel as it rested on the river bottom, and Coast Guard personnel were watching for any effects on the shoreline. The Coast Guard was investigating the cause of the incident.
The "Marco Polo" ran aground with 1117 passengers onboard on Mar 9, 2013, off Sortland. The cruise ship touched the bottom when leaving the port and suffered a leak in a ballast tank. A lifeboat attended and sent a diver down to inspect the hull. The ship docked in Sortland.
High speed passenger catamaran, ferry Federica M ran aground near or at the entrance of Reggio Calabria port at around 13:30 LT Mar 7 13 with about 180 passengers on board. All passengers were taken to land by 15:30. Present vessel’s position and condition unknown. On local media photo Federica M on the rocks near Reggio Calabria port. Maritime Bulletin www.news.odin.tc/
Coaster Budi Jasa sank after collision with ferry Sea Hawk
MPA Singapore reports: At 0625hrs (Singapore time) on 9 March 2013, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report that an Indonesian-registered coaster craft, Budi Jasa 18, had sunk in the West Keppel Fairway. 5 crew members onboard the craft has been rescued and 1 person was reported missing. Budi Jasa 18 sank as a result of a collision with Sea Hawk, a ferry that was proceeding from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal (PPFT) to Pulau Bukom. At the time of the incident, Sea Hawk was carrying 200 passengers. 8 passengers suffered injuries, of which 5 were sent to Bukom Clinic to receive medical treatment for cuts and abrasions, and 3 were sent to Alexandra Hospital.
No data found on Budi Jasa 18 coaster, there are about 10 Budi Jasa vessels reported by AIS websites, all under Budi Jasa and number names, but no Budi Jasa 18. Judging from data on other Budi Jasa vessels, the one which sank is a small vessel with length 20-30 meters. Maritime Bulletin www.news.odin.tc/