Univision reports that a passenger has gone overboard from the MSC Divina cruise ship. In an article entitled "cae al mar un mexicano que viajaba en crucero mundialista," the network says that a passenger fell 50 meters from deck 15 into the water. The MSC cruise ship was sailing with around 3,500 Mexican citizens to various locations in Brazil for the World Cup. A Mexican newspaper, Tribun Digital de Quintano Roo, says that the cruise ship was transporting Mexican passengers between the three cities where Mexico plays in the first phase of the World (Natal, Fortaleza and Recife). MSC Divina The cruise ship stopped to search for the overboard passenger without success.
The Consulate of Mexico in Rio de Janeiro confirmed that "a Mexican citizen who was aboard MSC Divina cruise ship fell into the sea after the ship sailed from the city of Fortaleza in northern Brazil, heading to port of Recife."
The report further states that it is unknown if the Mexican citizen was traveling alone, with family or with friends.
The report says that the passenger was intoxicated. Source: www.cruiselawnews...
Signet Maritime takes delivery of ASD tractor tug from Patti Marine
Adding to its fleet of 37 conventional and ASD vessels, Signet Maritime Corporation took ownership of its ninth newly constructed tractor tug in six years. SIGNET ARCTURUS, a 105’ x 38’ Z-Drive, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia was delivered by Patti Marine Enterprises of Pensacola, Florida on May 25, 2014, the Corporation said in a press release. SIGNET ARCTURUS is powered by two Caterpillar model C175-16 main engines, each rated 3417 BHP at 1800 RPM. The engines are coupled to two Rolls-Royce US 255 CP azimuth thrusters via carbon fiber shafting, providing thrust for ABS certified sustained bollard pull of 83.45 metric tonnes. All Caterpillar mains and John Deere 6068TFM76 generator engines aboard the vessel are U.S. EPA Tier 3 certified for reduced emissions.
Courts order shipping companies to pay sailors for unpaid work
The Courts ordered two ships by shipping companies registered in Panama to pay substantial sums to local companies, a bank and sailors. One ship was ordered to pay €617,279 to a bank and four local oil suppliers, whilst another had to pay €43,152 to 22 sailors. The first case was brought before the Courts by Dr Ann Fenech, representing Macquire Bank Limited, Salvo Grima & Sons Limited, San Lucian Oil Company Limited, Island Bunker Oils Limited and Cassar Petroleum Services Limited against the Ship called “A LADYBUG”, owned by the company; ‘A Ladybug Corporation’. The bank asked to be paid €70,362 for unpaid work done by 12 seamen aboard the vessel, which the bank had forked out. Macquire Bank Ltd also paid a sum of €123,435 to the Transport Authority, €74,950 for the ship to anchor in Malta and €48,485 for the provision of ‘emergency bunker fuel’. The four local companies also requested payment for fuel and water supplied to the ship. Following the company’s failure to react to the request for payment by the other companies, Judge Mark Chetcuti ordered it to pay the requested sum. Meanwhile, Judge Anthony Ellul ordered a vessel belonging to another company of the same parent corporation, to pay the sum of € 43,152 to 22 sailor who were not paid for services they provided. International Transport Workers’ Federation’s Paul Falzon opened this case against the ship called “B LADYBUG” and told the Courts that although the company had agreed to certain settlements equivalent to € 43,152, had not yet paid. After the company failed to respond to the request within the specified time limit, Judge Anthony Ellul granted the request of the crew and ordered the company to pay the requested sum. Source: Malta Independent