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 Maersk Ensenada  (Container Ship)
516 days ago by Timsen

Boxship idle off Heligoland
After the departure from Eurogate the unloaded "Hanjin Europe" dropped anchor off Heligoland with supplies for 17 days left, adjacent to the fully loaded "Hanjin Harmony", which left out the calls at Antwerp and Rotterdam coming from Algericas, but could not enter the port of Hamburg.

 MSC Topaz  (Container Ship)
516 days ago by Timsen

Boxship idle off Heligoland
After the departure from Eurogate the unloaded "Hanjin Europe" dropped anchor off Heligoland with supplies for 17 days left, adjacent to the fully loaded "Hanjin Harmony", which left out the calls at Antwerp and Rotterdam, but could not enter the port of Hamburg.

 Wega 2  (Passenger Ship)
516 days ago by Timsen

Passenger ship detained due to increased weight
After the completition of overhauls and repairs a dead weight control was carried out under supervision of the GL whicch showed that this head increased by nine tons. The ship was detained accordingly until a stability test was carried out on Sep 19. The result was not yet known.

 Windhoek  (Container Ship)
516 days ago by Timsen

Pirates ransacked container ship
The "Windhoek" was boarded by pirates at Conakry anchorage on Sep 21, 2016, at 03.52 a.m. 1.09.2016: 0252 LT: Posn: 09:18.47N – 013:45.51W. Six robbers armed with guns boarded and fired upon the duty crew onboard the anchored container ship. The master activated the SSAS alert, raised the alarm and locked the accommodation. The robbers however, gained access into the ship by breaking the bridge wing windows. After taking the crew hostage the robbers ransacked and looted every crew cabin, stole crew personal belongings, ship’s cash and escaped. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre liaised with the Guinea Navy who responded and boarded the ship. All crew were reported safe.

 Jin Gwo Dee I Haw  (Other)
516 days ago by Timsen

Fire in Mauritius
In the morning of Sep 21, 2016, a fire broke out in the superstructure of "Jin Gwo Dee Has 1", which was in Port Louis. The blazing and listing ship was towed out of the port to an anchorage at Sable-Noire. No injuries reported. French report with photo: defimedia.info/po...

 Sam Wolf  (Bulk Carrier)
516 days ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier hard aground
On Sep 16, 2016, at 5 p.m. the "Sam Wolf" ran aground at a beach El Faro, Puerto Cortes North of Honduras, while approaching Puerto Cortes enroute from New Orleans. The vessel was pushed off fairway by strong currents the ship is aground about 500 meters northeast of the buoy 2 of the access channel. The port authorities demand from SAM Shipping to refloat the vessel as soon as possible. Spanish report with photos and video: tiempo.hn/barco-e...

 Omega Livestock  (Specialized Cargo Ship > Livestock Carrier)
516 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Aliaga 09/2016 picture:www.instagram.com...

 Wsf Kaleetan  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
517 days ago by Timsen

Ferry broke down in Bremerton
In the afternoon of Sep 20, 2016, the "Kaleetan" broke down. Washington State Ferries (WSF) took her out of service around 4:00 p.m. due to a mechanical issues. That left one ferry, the "Hyak", to transport hundreds of walk-on passenger and drivers from Bremerton to Seattle and back. The "Hyak" can only handle 600 passengers, including those in vehicles. At least three sailings from Bremerton and two sailings from Seattle were canceled. Due to the one-shipservice, the 10:30 p.m. scheduled sailing from Seattle left at 11:40 p.m. The last ferry to Bremerton scheduled to depart Seattle at 12:50 a.m. will also leave late. The "Kaleetan" was docked at the ferry terminal in Bremerton. WSF hoped to have it repaired and back in service by Sep 21 morning. Report with photos: komonews.com/news...

 Fv Muxia  (Other)
517 days ago by Timsen

Collision in Walvis Bay
On Sep 18, 2016, the "Muxia" was in collision with the reefer "Nova Coledonia" north-east of the Pelican Peninsula in Walvis Bay. No fatalities or injuries were reported. The fishing vessel made contact with the hull of the reefer on its port side. Both vessels remained in a stable seaworthy condition and returned to port immediately after the accident. The fishing vessel berthed at the fishing harbour and the reefer at the Walvis Bay Container Terminal in the main port. Assessments were launched to determine damages caused to both vessels.

 Nova Caledonia  (General Cargo Ship > Refrigerated Cargo Ship)
517 days ago by Timsen

Collision in Walvis Bay
On Sep 18, 2016, the fishing vessel "Muxia" was in collision with the "Nova Coledonia" north-east of the Pelican Peninsula in Walvis Bay. No fatalities or injuries were reported. The fishing vessel made contact with the hull of the reefer on its port side. Both vessels remained in a stable seaworthy condition and returned to port immediately after the accident. The fishing vessel berthed at the fishing harbour and the reefer at the Walvis Bay Container Terminal in the main port. Assessments were launched to determine damages caused to both vessels.


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