In the morning of Sep 10, 2014, the "Hanna", 844 ts (EU-No.: 05109340) was in collision with the German barge "Weser", 1358 ts (EU-No.: 04008980), on the Elbe-Side-Canal near Bad Bevensen in the Uelzen municipality. The "Weser" which was carrying a cargo of 1.300 tons wheat suffered only slight damage, but the foreship of the "Hanna", which was carrying 800 tons coal, was flooded and submerged. A small amount of fuel spilt into the canal. Oil barriers were laid out by the fire brigage. Divers investigated whether the leak might be temporarily patched under water. The canal was closed for ship traffic between the ship lift Scharnebeck and the Esterholz lock until further notice.
German reports with photos:
Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2008 ‘Offshore Waddenzee’ - officially named
04 Sep 2014 - Offshore Wind Services’ (OWS) latest windfarm supply vessel – the Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2008 ‘Offshore Waddenzee’ - was officially named at Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam.
The FCS 2008 is the second vessel the Dutch company, which is a specialist in the provision of crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry, has ordered this year. In January, OWS became the first company to order the next generation Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610. This vessel is being built in Singapore for delivery later this year.
The Offshore Waddenzee, which was christened by Ellen Cornelise Nieuwenhuis, the wife of Pieter Tavenier, ENECO managing director wind, will be working alongside two other OWS vessels on the construction phase of the Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm for Van Oord. Source: www.maritimejourn...
Seajacks Hydra commissioned in under 10 days by Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
The Seajacks Hydra, a jack-up vessel owned by Seajacks UK Ltd., was commissioned within 10 days at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, which is part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. In late July, a heavy-lift vessel shipped the Seajacks Hydra platform into the port of Rotterdam. Seajacks Hydra was towed to the repair yard. It was a time-constrained project since the platform had to be delivered to a project of Seajacks which started in August. In spite of the tight schedule, Hydra was delivered on time. The scope of work was among other the installation of four azimuth thrusters (rudder propellers). The Seajacks Hydra was jacked-up 8 meters above the water surface, while divers kept an eye on the process and the soil condition. Source: Damen Shipyards Group
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) would announce details at the SMM shipping trade fair in Hamburg, of its first major LNG repair and maintenance project since being awarded the coveted Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) licence in June.
ODC, which is the largest ship repair yard in the Middle East, has just completed work on the Ibra LNG, owned by Oman Shipping Company (OSC), one of the biggest shipping companies in the Gulf.
It is the first membrane containment LNG vessel, to be repaired at the yard after ODC passed stringent tests, to be awarded the GTT quality systems licence for LNG repairs.
ODC deputy CEO Sheikh Khalil Al-Salmi said: “The Ibra carrier project involved a series of complex repair and maintenance jobs. The vessel needed hull blasting and painting, cargo tank inspection by GTT and an overhaul to machinery.
“This included the engine room, propeller, boiler and generator as well as outfitting and electrical jobs. The speed and efficiency of our service combined with our world class facilities and location enabled us to complete the project ahead of schedule. For painting we have the perfect climate that few other yards can offer.
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The NOVA STAR ferry that runs between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, failed to reach passenger goals in its inaugural season and is stopping service a few weeks early, officials said Monday. The ferry will depart Portland for the last time on Oct. 14 instead of Nov. 2, as originally planned, allowing Nova Star Cruises to focus on finding offseason opportunities and returning stronger in the spring."It's taken time to bring the service back after a five-year hiatus from having the ferry in place," Nova Star cruises president Mark Amundsen said. "With that being said, we have good optimism for the 2015 season." The 650 passengers hurt by the early cancellation will each get a full refund, along with a free reservation for the remainder of the current season or half-price on a booking next season.The 528-foot cruise ferry, with cabin space for 600 passengers, began service in May, restoring daily ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth. The Scotia Prince ran from 1982 to 2004, and The Cat, a high-speed ferry, operated from 2006 to 2009. The Scotia Prince topped out at about 150,000 passengers per season.Business got off to a slow start in the spring but is picking up.Nova Star had more than 45,000 passengers including more than 20,000 passengers in August. Before the season, company officials said they'd hoped to have 100,000 passengers in the inaugural season.Ridership jumped 55 percent from July to August.Part of the problem with the fall season is that the service started too late for the company to lock in contracts for motor coaches which are popular for fall foliage trips, Amundsen said. After its final run next month, the ferry will reside temporarily in Yarmouth while the company looks for winter work or alternative berthing. Whether NOVA STAR finds work this winter will make a difference in determining whether the company's Canadian-subsidized service ends the season in the red or in the black, Amundsen said. Source : miamiherald
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