"Bremen 1" delivered to Bremen police and fire department
Fire and police in Bremen have taken delivery of their new boat, "Bremen 1." The nearly 24 meters long and 6 meters wide ship is both police and fire-fighting boat. Built in the Netherlands, "Bremen 1" has a large and a small fire pump. "This ship is unique," said Bremen's Senator Ulrich Maeurer (SPD) at the presentation on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. Ships of this type were built not for more than 30 years in Europe. The Bremen 1 is seen as a model "for future replacements in the ports of Europe". Normally, the ship is operated by three police officers, at fire-fighting operations eight other officials of the fire department to come on board. The costs of the new ship were about 4.5 million €.
Stena Ro-Ro has confirmed it has submitted an offer for one of three ferries formerly operated by collapsed crossChannel operator SeaFrance. It joined Eurotunnel and DFDS in making offers for the vessels before the deadline for bids closed last week. The Stena subsidiary did not disclose which vessel “ BERLOIZ, RODIN or freighter NORD PAS DE CALAIS “ it was looking to acquire, but a spokesman said that if the bid was successful, it would not be deployed on the Channel. Source : lloydsloadinglist
Newly-built deepwater pipelay crane vessel to sail for South China Sea gasfields
The newly-built deepwater pipelay crane vessel "Hai Yang Shi You 201" was delivered from her building yard in Qingdao. The vessel, with a length of 204.65 meters and width of 39.2 meters, will sail for the South China Sea to conduct pipelay operation in the Liwan 3-1 gasfield. english.peopledai...
Anchored passenger vessel catches fire at Kidderpore dock
A fire broke out in passenger vessel MV Harshavardhan anchored at Kidderpore dock at Kolkata for repairs on Tuesday afternoon (May 15, 2012). Ten cabins, including the captain’s, were gutted. Six fire tenders were pressed into service, and the fire was brought under control in four hours. There has been no casualty and the extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained. The ship belonged to Shipping Corporation of India. www.expressindia....
Christchurch: Oyang 77 captain and manager charged with illegal fish dumping
The skipper and factory manager of the Oyang 77, a fishing vessel part-owned by South Korea’s biggest fishing company, will face 13 charges of misreporting and illegal dumping of fish, Newzealands Ministry of Primary Industries says.
The skipper faces eight charges and three have been laid against the factory manager. The pair will appear in court on July 5, 2012. www.nbr.co.nz/art...
Underwater search for Rena debris - more than 50 objects found
An underwater buggy is being used to see if more than 50 large objects spotted at the bottom of the ocean are containers washed overboard from wrecked container ship Rena.
This week a comprehensive sonar sweep of about 800 sq km around Rena, stuck on Astrolabe Reef off Mount Maunganui, found more than 50 objects that were most likely to be containers.
However, they could also be large rocks, a spokeswoman for environmental clean-up company Braemar Howells told NZ Newswire.
These have been spotted in the area surrounding the wreck, Port of Tauranga shipping lanes, and off Matakana and Motiti Islands.
A Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) will be lowered onto the sea floor from a ship next week.
The ROV will record images using an attached video camera and can also tag transmission devices to any identified containers.
All objects detected during the sonar scan are at a depth of 30-80 metres. news.msn.co.nz/ar...