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 Costa Fascinosa  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
102 days ago by Timsen

Cruise ship passengers reached Marseille after terrorist attack in Tunis
1,300 passengers aboard the cruise ships "Costa Splendida" and "Costa Fascinosa" reached the port of Marseille on Mar 21 in the morning, after a traumatic journey. 12 passengers of the "MSC Splendida" and five passengers of the "Costa Fascinosa" died in the attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. On site, a team of eight psychologists of the marine brigade of Marseilles and the SAMU were expecting the passengers. Among the twelve passengers from the "MSC Splendida" were three French, two Colombians, three Japanese, two Spaniards, an Englishman and a Belgian who were part of a tour group. 13 other cruise passengers were injured, including two who were in serious condition, among the injured were seven French, one Belgian, four Japanese and one South African. Moreover, a Spanish couple with a young pregnant woman who spent the night hidden in the Bardo museum was safe. Costa for his part reported three dead, two missing and eight injured. The Costa Group has set up a hotline to answer all questions of cruise passengers and families: 0805.23.23.44

 MSC Splendida  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
102 days ago by Timsen

Passengers reached Marseille after traumatic events in Tunis
1,300 passengers aboard the cruise ships "Costa Splendida" and "Costa Fascinosa" reached the port of Marseille on Mar 21 in the morning, after a traumatic journey. 12 passengers of the "MSC Splendida" and five passengers of the "Costa Fascinosa" died in the attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. On site, a team of eight psychologists of the marine brigade of Marseilles and the SAMU were expecting the passengers. Among the twelve passengers from the "MSC Splendida" were three French, two Colombians, three Japanese, two Spaniards, an Englishman and a Belgian who were part of a tour group. 13 other cruise passengers were injured, including two who were in serious condition, among the injured were seven French, one Belgian, four Japanese and one South African. Moreover, a Spanish couple with a young pregnant woman who spent the night hidden in the Bardo museum was safe. Costa for his part reported three dead, two missing and eight injured. The Costa Group has set up a hotline to answer all questions of cruise passengers and families: 0805.23.23.44

 Nordervon  (Fishing Vessel)
102 days ago by Timsen

Nordervon disabled off Honningsvåg
On Mar 21, 2015, the Norwegian lifeboat "Odin" was called to Honningsvåg to assist the offshore veesel "NSO Crusader" which had taken the disabled "Nordervon" in tow. The ship was moored safely at the quay with the aid of the lifeboat from Hammerfest. Photo: https://twitter.com/NSSR/status/579349187067834369/photo/1

 Heranger  (General Cargo Ship)
102 days ago by Timsen

Collision on Mississippi
The bulkcarrier "Costas L" was in collision with the "Heranger" at 07.40 a.m. on Mar 20, 2015, at mile mark 89 on the Mississippi River near Chalmette, New Orleans. The "Heranger"'s anchor got caught in the mooring line of the "Costas L". The "Heranger" was entering anchorage when it lost power. It then drifted into the "Costas L". The damage was minor. The collision did not affect navigation on the river. The Coast Guard is still investigating the incident.

 Costas L  (Bulk Carrier)
102 days ago by Timsen

Collision on Mississippi
The "Costas L" was in collision with the bulkcarrier "Heranger" at 07.40 a.m. on Mar 20, 2015, at mile mark 89 on the Mississippi River near Chalmette, New Orleans. The "Heranger"'s anchor got caught in the mooring line of the "Costas L". The "Heranger" was entering anchorage when it lost power. It then drifted into the "Costas L". The damage was minor. The collision did not affect navigation on the river. The Coast Guard is still investigating the incident.

 Andreas  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Tanker)
102 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Eleusis Bay
The "Axios" while maneuvering in the Eleusis Bay allided with the moored "Andreas" in the morning of Mar 20, 2015, and hit portside by bow. Both vessels suffered slight damages and were detained for surveys.

 Axios  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
102 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Eleusis Bay
The "Axios", while maneuvering in the Eleusis Bay, allided with moored chemical tanker "Andreas" in the morning of Mar 20, 2015. It hit the tanker portside by bow. Both vessels suffered slight damages and were detained for survey.

 Akademik N.strakhov  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
102 days ago by Timsen

Research vessel left stranded by Russia
The "Akademik Nickolay Strakhov" is stranded in Colombo port, Sri Lanka, since August 2013. The vessel doesn’t have electric power, all supplies ran out, 14 crew members are requiring immediate assistance, some of the crew were in need of hospitalization. The vessel had suffered a mechanical failure at the propeller shaft while conducting research in Indian ocean, she was towed to the Maldives and then to Colombo. There were 45 people on board, crew and research staff. 14 men required for vessel’s maintenance were left on board. The problem is, the owner of the vessel, The Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Science in Moscow does not have money to pay port dues debts and repairs. The Academy of Science doesn’t allocate required funds.

 Palmali Discovery  (General Cargo Ship)
102 days ago by Timsen

Sick captain medevaced
On Mar 21, 2015, at 2.52 p.m. the "Palmali Discovery" requested medical assistance while the ship was enroute to Mersin as the captain had fallen ill. The lifeboat "Kiyem 2" attended, the patient was taken off at 3.20 p.m. and delivered to a waiting ambulance in Rumeli Feneri İstasyonu’nda. Turkish Report with photos: https://www.kiyiemniyeti....

 YM New Jersey  (Container Ship)
102 days ago by arnekiel

Diana Containerships purchasesYang Ming chartered panamax for $21.5M
New York-listed Diana Containerships said that it signed memoranda of agreements to purchase two panamax 4,920-teu containerships, the YM Los Angeles and the YM New Jersey. Diana is paying $21.5m each for the two 65,123 dwt vessels, which were built in 2006 at Japan’s Koyo Dockyard (now Hiroshima Shipyard). Delivery is scheduled during April


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