On the night of Nov 17 fire started in cargo hold of fish processing trawler Oriental Angel, vessel is Anadyr Bay Bering sea. Chief mate of the vessel died fighting fire, meanwhile fire went out of control and engulfed the vessel, crew went to life rafts and boats, and was rescued by nearby fishing vessels. As of 0800 Moscow time Nov 17 Oriental Angel is anchored 14 nm off Beringovskiy town, fire is still on, reportedly vessel is engulfed in thick smoke. Crew reportedly 89, Koreans, Indonesians, Chinese and Myanmar. Maritime Bulletin www.odin.tc
Sunnmore run into trouble in the morning Nov 14 2011, after engine failure disabled vessel was drifting towards nearby shore, south of Race Island, north of Bodo. Rescue boat Strombull was alerted by Bodo Radio at 0640 and steamed to assist, managing to take Sunnmore on tow minutes before grounding. Later Stormbull towed distressed vessel to Bodo. Maritime Bulletin www.odin.tc
Oofficials of Maritime New Zealand are saying that crews are facing increasing difficulty salvaging containers from the grounded "Rena" even in calm weather. Removing containers from the crippled vessel has simply become too risky. Workers have managed to remove all but about 50 tons of heavy fuel oil from the ship.
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Rescuers found everyone on board the "Kapitan Kuznetsov" safe, and now the ship was towed to Archangel. The ship had been found on Nov 16 at 11.30 a.m. hours by an ASW Il-38aircraft of the Northern Fleet approximately 100 kilometers from Cape Kanin. The people on board moved without panic. In this area the wind speed reached 23 meters per second, and the waves a height of 5 meters. After rescuers were winched onto the ship by an MI8-helicopter, two slightly injured crew members were medevaced. The ship was approached by the icebreaker "Dikson". A wave had damaged a bulkhead, kicked out of action all the instruments, so the ship had no communication means left, no electricity and no rudder control. It was expected to be pulled to port by the "Dikson" within one day. In the meantime, even the engine could be restarted.
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In the night of Nov 14, 2011, the "Dürnstein" ran onto the wreck of a cargo vessel which sank on the Danube near Regelsbrunn in May 2010. The ship which is connected to a barge can only be pulled off the wreck when the water level is rising as otherwise the hull may be breached. The wreck underneath the "Dürnstein" is to be dismantled in January 2012.
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Star Kappa enters into time charter contract for $12,500 gross daily rate
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Pacific Basin Chartering Limited BVI for the Star Kappa for approximately one year, at a gross daily rate of $12,500. The Star Kappa is a Supramax vessel of 52,055 dwt built in 2001.
The new contract is expected to contribute a minimum of $4.2 million to a maximum of $5.1 million in gross revenue. The vessel is expected to be delivered to Pacific Basin once it finishes its scheduled drydock.
Fire aboard the UND Adriyatik: appeal courts disagree over liability regime
In February 2008 the roll-on, roll-off vessel UND Adriyatik caught fire as it sailed from Turkey to Italy, destroying about 200 trucks. Since then, several courts in Germany have considered the liability of Turkish carriers under the Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). A number of judgments have addressed the question of whether the fire aboard the UND Adriyatik was an "event which could only have occurred in the course of and by reason of" the sea carriage in terms of Article 2(1)(2) of the CMR. Several courts have held that the fire aboard the UND Adriyatik was to be considered an event typical for sea carriage only. On the other hand, however, some courts have ruled that the fire was not an event which could only have occurred in the course of and by reason of the sea carriage. Read more at www.international...
Rescuers from the helicopter sent to Maritime Bulletin pictures of reefer Bereg Nadezhdy grounded on a very cold coastline of Murman, and another pic taken during heaving on helicopter injured crew member. See pics at www.odin.tc/news/... Maritime Bulletin
The "Moinos", 2563 ts (EU-No.: 04803510), caught fire on the Rhine at Ludwigshafen in the evening of Nov 15, 2011. The ship was berthed in the Old Rhine Port Mundenheim when the fire broke out in the ship's electronic. The fire which led to development of dense smoke could soon be extinguished by the automatic fire suppression system and was already out when the fire rescue arrived. The crew of the ship which was bound from Rotterdam to Wesseling evacuated by boat. The engine room was ventilated by the fire rescue.
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