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 John Lethbridge  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
529 days ago by Timsen

Research ship supports recovery work at crashed jet site
The US company Deep Ocean is lending a hand to the "Laplace", the French hydrographic vessel already on the crash site of the lost Egypt Air A 320 Jet, which detected the ping of the black boxes, estimated in a radius of 1- km. The "John Lethbridge" was due to reach the area of ​​the Crash on June 10, 2016. It is equipped with a side scan sonar system and also carries an underwater robot capable of descending to great depths and make visual observations, with a directional hydrophone to capture the signal boxes. Finally, it is capable of recovering objects at great depths, as in this place where it is to be at 3000 meters. The A320 EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on the night of May 18 to 19 with 66 people on board.

 Mistral  (General Cargo Ship)
529 days ago by Timsen

Ship banned from sailing due to defiencies in Hamburg
On June 8, 2016, the "Mistral" was subject of a port state control by the marine Police in Hamburg. The officers found a breach of marine environmental legislation and suspected unauthorized waste handling. They found that the wastewater treatment plant was taken out of Service, and the ship had no holding tank. All valves (discharge and outboard line) were closed. This state of the system had already been since a long time, since the valves could be operated only by force. A sampling was impossible for reasons of self-protection without endangering people because the entire System was under 5 bar pressure, although no pump has been used. This suggested that the feces had accumulated in the system already up in the superstructure of the ship. The ship was temporary banned from sailing and may only continue once having been released by an inspector. In addition, requirements for disposal of fecal water were issued. The prosecutors om Hamburg imposed a security fine of 3,600 Euros. Other shortcomings regarding marine environmental regulations have been observed in the field of fuel conversion. Appropriate fines were initiated and 757 Euros were confiscated.

 Condor Liberation  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
530 days ago by Timsen

Engine trouble caused delays
Passengers of the "Condor Liberation" were facing delays of up to two hours because the ferry developed engine problems after leaving Poole in the morning of June 8, 2016. The fault on a high pressure outlet hose, on the vessel's port main engine, meant the ship would be operating on reduced power throughout the day. Engineers have assessed the fault and were working to repair it but it was unlikely to be able to complete repairs until this evening. Passengers who may be affected by these schedule changes should check the sailing updates on www.condorferries...

 Northwind  (Other)
530 days ago by Timsen

Ageing yacht towed to repair yard
The "Northwind" left Bremerton's marina in the morning of June 8, 2016. The vessel, which had been listing and taking on water in April, was towed by the tug "Ruby VIII", operated by Campbell Maritime Inc., to a dry dock in Ballard, where it will undergo repairs to make it seaworthy again. Hansen Yachts appeared to have negotiated a sale of the vessel from an estate in Florida to a new owner. The details have not been finalized, according to broker Steve Hansen. The sale price was not disclosed; the vessel had been advertised for $750,000. When the yacht appeared to be sinking in April, marina staff informed the Coast Guard, which hired a marine salvage company to inspect and stabilize it. But they couldn't keep the "Northwind" from taking on water. The Coast Guard removed 2,000 gallons of fuel. Christian Lee Lint, a captain and owner of several historic vessels in Bremerton Marina, was dismayed at the work by the contractor. While the dry dock in Ballard will be able to fully repair any leak, the contractor was unsuccessful in doing so. If the sale proceeds, Lint will take the vessel to Mexico for additional work on behalf of the undisclosed new owner. Report with photo:

 Queen Of Melbourne  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
530 days ago by Timsen

Rusting ferry towed to port
The "Queen of Melbourne" has been taken to port from its long time mooring in the Corio Bay on June 8, 2016. The ferry sat idle in the bay since May 2015 after a dispute erupted between her owner and the captain. She was originally brought out to Australia from Norway, with the former owner hoping to use her as a party hire boat in Melbourne. The vessel has now been docked at Corio Quay after concerns were raised about her continued seaworthiness. The Victorian Regional Channels Authority was now trying to find out what the future plans were for the ferry. The Victorian Regional Channels Authority was now charging the owner $200 per day after shifting the ferry to the Corio Quay wharf. Reports with photos: www.geelongadvert...

 Trident V  (Passenger Ship)
530 days ago by Timsen

Ferry evacuated and towed to port
On June 8, 2016, the 20 passengers were taken off the "Trident V" operating between Guernsey and Herm and the boat was towed to safety following an unspecified incident. Some of those on board reported hearing a crash amid thick fog at 3.35 p.m. The passengers were transferred aboard the St. Peter Port lifeboat and the workboat "Sarnia". The ferry was towed to St. Peter Port where ambulances were scrambled but not needed. Report with photos:

 Infinity 1  (Other Tanker > Bitumen Tanker)
530 days ago by Timsen

Bitumen tanker saved from sinking
On June 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the "Infinity One" suffered water ingress 20 miles off Goa and started listing to starboard. The crew reported that the list was increasing despite their dewatering efforts. The Indian naval ship "Trikand" from the Western Naval Command was in the vicinity and responded immediately by sending a team of four, including two officers, and a high speed dewatering pump. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre was also informed. The Coast Guard vessel "Amal" and a tug from Goa have also been dispatched for assistance. Another naval ship, the "Kondul" has been placed on standby. The "Infinity One" dropped ancor, and additional pumps were readied for immediate delivery. Dewatering by pumps from the "Trikand" and "Amal" were continuing. The bitumen tanker was now proceeding to Karwar escorted by the "Trikhand" at slow speed and was expected to enter harbour later in the day. The vessel with 14 Indian crewmembers on board was enroute from Kandla in Gujarat to Karwar, Karnataka. Reports with photos: indiatoday.intoda... www.indian24news....

 Lunes Santo  (Fishing Vessel)
530 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Comodoro Rivadavia
A crew member of the "Lunes Santo" was medevaced 121 nautical miles off Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province. The Argentina Naval Prefecture dispatched a helicopter from the Air Station Comodoro Rivadavia with a doctor on board and a support aircraft, and the sailor was then taken to hospital. The man, aged 54, had suffered a shoulder injury from a fall while performing routine tasks, which caused a head trauma, unconsciousness, convulsions and vomiting. Upon arriving on shore, the patient was taken to the Regional Hospital by an ambulance.

 Jondal  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
530 days ago by Timsen

Ferry sidelined due to technical trouble
Ferry operator Norled had to withdraw the "Jondal" from the Utne-Kinsarvik route on June 8, 2016, due to technical trouble, unutil further notice. Vehicles queued at the detour route to Kvam and was directed over the E 16 and Fv7.

 Vos Ocean  (Offshore Vessel > Standby Safety Vessel)
530 days ago by BerndU

arrived Ghent Scrapyard
arrived Ghent Scrapyard 06.06.16

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