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 Soley Sigurjcns  (Fishing Vessel)
163 days ago by Timsen

Repairs of fire damage completed
The "Sóley Sigurjóns" which had been damaged by fire on Sep 22 and berthed in the fishing port of Reykjavik since Sep 27, left the port again after repairs to the damaged areas on Nov 17 at 5 p.m. bound for Keflavik. On Nov 18 at 2 a.m. the ship sailed towards the Strait of Denmark.

 Norwegian Pearl  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
163 days ago by Timsen

Case of woman who was lost over board turned over to FBI
The case of Kaylin Rose Summer who went overboard on the Mad Decent Party Cruise has been turned over to the FBI on Nov 15 to determine what happened, and if any crime took place in the process. She was observed intentionally going overboard the "Norwegian Pearl" on the EDM cruise featuring Diplo and Skrillex. Information was still scarce surrounding the details of what went on aboard the Mad Decent Party Cruise, where Sommer presumably lost her life. The ship was just off the coast of Cuba on its way to Cozumel when she went into the water. A year earlier, Sommer got married aboard the same ship. Reports of Sommer being involved in a twerk-off on the Mad Decent Part Cruise have since been debunked. The FBI was now heading the investigation that started with the U.S. Coast Guard. Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Nov 15 to begin an investigation as soon as the ship pulled up to port. The festivities aboard the Mship had been cut short in deference to the case that occurred on the first day of sailing. Report with photos:

 Queen Of Burnaby  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
163 days ago by arnekiel

Extreme weather means ferry sailings cancelled from Tsawwassen and Gulf Islands
High winds have led BC Ferries to cancel last Monday sailings between Tsawwassen and the southern Gulf Islands.Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall says the extreme weather means sailings of the Queen of Burnaby were halted for the day. Sailings were also suspended between Comox and Powell River to Texada Island and beyond to Cortez Island. Marshall says service on those routes may resume Monday, depending on the weather.She says weather conditions will be closely monitored to determine whether sailings will continue from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island. Marshall says winds of 40 knots or more on major routes can lead to cancellations but other factors, including the direction of the wind, are also considered. Source: The Province

 Perla  (Service Ship > Dredger)
163 days ago by Timsen

Cleaning work will still take some time
Útgerðar­stjóri Björg­un­a saw no chance that it would be possible to use the "Perla" again. At this moment it was not possible to say what would be done with the ship after the police investigation. It was in the hands of insurance to decide on the fate. However, it would still take several days to pump the oil from the rear and out the engine compartment, and there was much work left to clean the ship which was surrounded by an oil boom at the berth in the Faxaflóa Port after having been refloated successfully by pumping out 700 tons of water. Icelandic reports with photos:

 Kmp.wihan Sejahtera  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
163 days ago by Timsen

No fatalities after ferry sinking
All 175 passengers survived the sinking of the "Wijhan Sejahtera" off the port of Surabaya. There were only 16 injuries among them when the ferry 175 literally flipped the Madura Strait, shortly after leaving port towards Maumere on Flores Island. The Indonesian authorities have opened an investigation to determine the causes of the accident.

 Ar Louarn  (Fishing Vessel)
163 days ago by Timsen

Body of missing crew member recovered
One crew member of the "Ar Louarn" has been recovered dead off Cotinière (Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron) in the afternoon Nov 17. Another sailor was still missing. The search had been stopped at 6 p.m. when darkness fell. It seemed that the trawler had suffered a leak in the engine room and the crew has not had time to launch the ship's rescue boat before the trawler sank.

 Njord Magni  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
163 days ago by Timsen

Oil spill in Norddeich contained
About 200 liters diesel were spilt into the east port of Norddeich on Nov 17, 2015, at 10.15 a.m., from the "Njord Magni". The accident happened during pumping operations aboard the vessel. Diesel flowed from a vent over the deck into the water. The crew immediately laid out oil absorbents, and the alerted fire rescue kept the oil with booms from spreading. A company from Leer was tasked with the oil removal. The fire rescue cleaned the hull of the offshore ship with a boat from outside. German reports with photos: www.feuerwehr-nor...

 Boudicca  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
163 days ago by arnekiel

Boudicca Refit Happening at Lloyd Werft - Ship arrives on Nov. 18th
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca will be entering drydock at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany in November 2015, in preparation for the forthcoming 2016/17 cruise season. Boudicca will arrive in Bremerhaven on Nov. 18 2015 from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, following a 16-night cruise, and will undergo various engineering work, general refurbishment and interior and exterior painting. During the drydock, Boudicca will also see 28 cabins on Lido Deck 7 fitted with terrace balconies. These new terrace balcony cabins will extend out 1.2 metres from the ship’s bulkhead. www.cruiseindustr...

 Lisboa  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
163 days ago by Timsen

Ship very much being recycled... maritimematters.c...

 Silver Bridge  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
163 days ago by Timsen

Fishing vessel sank after collision with tanker
The Vietnamese fishing vessel "BTh 98738" was in collision with the "Silver Bridge" on Nov 16, 2015, at 11.20 p.m. in the area of the Bach Ho Offshore Port southeast of Vung Tau. The fishing vessel sank, the crew of 10 was rescued by nearby fishing vessels. The tanker entered the port on Nov 17 around 3.30 p.m. and sailed again on Nov 18 at 3.30 a.m.

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