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 Marstal  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Repairs getting ahead
The "Marstal" was expected to be back in operation on Oct 14 after checks whether the oropeller had been damaged. As no damage was found, it was mounted again. The ship was now getting painted where the hull has been cut open in order to replace the steel plates. After the ship has returned to Ærøskøbing, it was expected to be back in operation in the morning of Oct 14.

 Volgoneft-255  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
533 days ago by Timsen

Tanker hard aground in Volgograd basin
The "Volgoneft 255" ran aground in the Volgograd basin on Oct 9, 2015, at 9.15 p.m. The tanker got stuck at km mark 2520 in adverse weather conditions with strong winds. As the ship was hard aground, lightering may be required, salvage work was to start on Oct 11 but delayed by ongoing bad weather. The "Volgoneft 255" was loaded with 2751 tons of heavy fuel en route from Samara on the Volga river to the port of Kavkaz.

 Consensus  (General Cargo Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Barge got stuck under bridge in Berlin
The "Consensus", 1067 ts (EU-No.: 02319490) got stuck under the Jannowitz Bridge on the Spree in Berlin on Oct 12, 2015, at 2.150 p.m. The ship was carrying a cargo of bark mulch. As the rescue boat was threatened to be torn off, the crew launched it. At 4.30 p.m. the ship had passed underneath the Bridge. The water police launched an investigation. German report with photo:

 Arca Emerald  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
533 days ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 09.10.15

 Pietro Benedetti  (General Cargo Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Engine repair in Vigo
After the "Pietro Benedetti", being loaded with a cargo of petcoke, had suffered engine failure near the Azores and was towed to Praia do Vitoria, it was pulled to La Coruna after one week of investigations at Praia do Vitoria. After the cargo was transshipped with other ships, the vessel was docked in Vigo for repairs on Oct 10.

 Norma Mary  (Fishing Vessel)
533 days ago by Timsen

Fire on trawler contained
On Oct 11, 2015, at 11.30 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "Norma Mary" in the Barents Sea, 250 miles off the Finnmark coast. Two rescue helicopters were dispatched from Svalbard towards the ship wich was about 300 nautical miles away from Longyearbyen. The fire was isolated to the trawler's freezing rooms and extinguished by the crew of 19. Smoke divers were winched aboard the ship who found no more fire but significant damage. They made sure the fire was extinguished and that it would not flare up again. The Russian Trawlers "Vega" and "LL Tezey" quit fishing and headed towards the ship. On Oct 12 at 6 a.m. the patrol boat "Sortland" reached the casualty. There was still a lot of smoke, and the ship took in some water, so it was put a pump on board. The situation was, however, under control and the trawler heading towards Akureyri. Its fish processing facilities were totally destroyed. Norwegian reports with photos and video: fiskeribladetfisk...

 Salten  (Passenger Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Express ferry pulled fishing vessel from the rocks
The "Salten" assisted a fishing vessel which had suffered engine failure in the morning of Oct 12, 2015, and had run aground south of Støtt in the Meløy municipality with a crew of two. The MRCC Northern Norway was alerted at 10.05 a.m., and soon after the "Salten" came by and pulled the ship clear from the rocks. It was then turned over to another ship which dragged it into Ornes. Norwegian report with photo:

 Fedjefjord  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Ferry sailings cancelled due to technical trouble
The "Fedjefjord" had to be taken out of the service Fedje-Sævrøy on Oct 11, 2015, at 9 a.m. and the departure at 09.15 a.m. from Sævrøy canceled due to technical problems with the power supply. Repairs were completed two hours later and the ship departed from Sævrøy at 11 20 a.m. The ferry had just returned from the annual overhaul in Vore the night before and still had mechanics frome from Siemens on board for the needed adjustments.

 Mariella  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
533 days ago by Timsen

Faulty sprinkler system flooded two decks
Enroute from Stockholm to Helsinki the "Mariella" sustained a considerable water damage after the sprinkler system went on by unknown reason on Oct 10, 2015, around 11 p.m. short time after the passage of Marihamn. The water flooded the decks four and five completely. Cabins, passengers and baggage have been soaked. Passengers in the affected cabins were evacuated to the conference board. The ship could continue the trip to Helsinki. The departure to Stockholm was expected to take place as scheduled. Finnish report with photos: www.iltasanomat.f...

 Cielo Di Monaco  (Bulk Carrier)
533 days ago by Timsen

Tanker detained in Greenore
The "Cielo di Monaco" was remaining under detention in Greenore. The bulker had arrived from Sheerness and was detained by Irish authorities on Sep 30, 2015. It was understood the vessel may have damage to hull.According to the Paris MoU, the bulker was listed as detained by the organisation that aims to eliminate the operation of sub-standard ships though a harmonized system of port state control. Ireland is a member state of Paris MoU and carried out the detention of the bulker managed by d'Amico Dry, a subsidiary of the Italian owned d'Amico group.

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