Removal attempts of the "Caraka Jaya Niaga 316" which sprang aleak on Nov 5, 2013, and sank with cargo of 3500 tons cement on board on Nov 6 in the waters of the Meneng District off the village Ketapang in Kalipuro, East Java, were due to start. The vessel was half submerged after it sank because of water ingress. It was still unclear whether the wreck would be removed in one section or scrapped on the spot. First the cargo would have to be removed. The plans were to be finalized within three to five months. The foreship and parts of the superstructure were still emerging above water.
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On Jan 13 at 5.30 p.m. LT a fire erupted on board of the "Citeca", which was anchored in Akita port, Honshu. The cargo of plywood on the cargo deck was on fire. The ship had come from Plastun to Akita and loaded 4100 tons, 1400 tons of which were to be unloaded before proceeding to Ishinomaki in the Miyagi Prefecture. The crew of 14 Russians, aged 21-63 years, was evacuated, no spill reported. Port firefighting teams were engaged in firefighting until the next day. Smoke was still emerging from the deck of the ship which was surrounded by an oil boom.
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Monjasa Group (Monjasa) has issued court proceedings for the arrest of a Bangladeshi bulker over an unpaid bunker bill in the amount of $192,819, according to Gujarat High Court documents. The bulker, CRYSTAL GOLD, is believed to be owned by Chittagong-based Crystal Navigation Ltd. (Crystal). Monjasa is understood to have supplied the ship with 260 tonnes of IFO380 fuel at Singapore in May 2014. Reports suggest the vessel has been placed under arrest in India. Tradewinds late-December reported that the 1986-built, 27,600 deadweight tonne Crystal Gold had only just been released from arrest over another unpaid bill. Crystal agreed to settle out of court in that instance with Cochin-based Oriental Exim Agency for $10,063.Last week Monjasa announced it had opened a new office in Panama Source : Ship & Bunker News Team
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Troms Offshore Supply AS takes delivery of new build MV Troms Mira
On January 7th Troms Offshore Supply AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc., took delivery of its new build no 791 at VARD Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. The ship has been given the name MV Troms Mira, the company said in its press release. Troms Mira is a Clean Design diesel electric PSV (Platform Supply Vessel) with a deck area of 830 m2. Engines and propulsion in combination with advanced catalyst technologies ensure low fuel consumption, efficient operations and reduced emissions to air. MV Troms Mira is a VARD PSV 108 CD design. The Troms Mira will primarily be positioned for operations in the North Sea and arctic waters and will be managed by the Troms team in Norway. Troms Offshore Supply AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tidewater Inc., which is the leading provider of Offshore Services Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry. The company has its head office in New Orleans. Troms Offshore operates a fleet comprising 12 ships from its home port in Tromsø in Northern Norway. The Company owns five large Clean Design PSVs each with a deck area in excess of 1,000 m2 and two medium size PSV with a deck area of approximately 850m2. Based on its experience and competency in operating in challenging arctic waters, Troms Offshore focuses on expanding its position as a leading provider of offshore supply services in Northern Norway and in arctic areas. Source : PortNews
Cruise ship worker jailed for 30 years for raping and beating passenger
A cruise ship worker has been jailed for 30 years for raping, strangling and beating a female passenger before trying to throw her overboard. Ketut Pujayasa, 28, told police he carried out the attack on Thursday 14 February 2014 near Roatan, Honduras, because he had become angry after he felt slighted by her earlier in the day.The woman was on a Bare Necessities nudist cruise on Holland America's NIEUW AMSTERDAM, reported the Daily Mail.
Salvage crews on Jan 13 were preparing to batten down the hatches on the "Hoegh Osaka" ahead of severe weather hitting the region. Svitzer Crews have boarded the vessel for the first time in 24 hours to continue work and also enforce measures to steady the ship ahead of gales and storms forecast for tonight. The measures included strapping down cargo with more lashings, deploying another tug to hold it in place and they are considering pumping more water in to keep it steady on choppy seas. In case the weather was too bad they have preparations in place for her to be moved to a nearby sandbank to rest. But they hoped to begin work on righting her as soon as the storms has passed on Jan 15 morning and were planning to tow her back to the port of Southampton. Extra lashings were being put in place. The withdrawal of crew from the vessel had given them an opportunity to improve the plan and were planning to pump water into the ship to increase its stability. They even might pump more water into the vessel in a deeper place to increase the stability. At the same time salvors used the calmer window of weather to install two new pumps and for divers to inspect the hull.
An Egyptian crew member of the "Helen H", aged 29, was medevaced by the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) off the Paphos coast on Jan 13, 2014. The JRCC received an urgent call at 2:45 p.m. saying that one of the crew was injured and suffering severe bleeding on his arm. The master requested an immediate transfer to hospital. The JRCC dispatched a National Guard helicopter with an experienced nurse from the Paphos General on board.
Despite adverse weather conditions, the hoist was executed successfully and the sailor was transferred to the Paphos General emergency room at 4:05 p.m. His condition was described as stable.
Greek authorities have successfully airlifted all six crewmembers of the "Mare", among them three Turks, two Azeris and a Georgian, off the vessel, which had been enroute from Lanarka to Bizerte carrying 800 tons of bulk cargo and 400 packaged mineral feldspar, after she ran into severe trouble in a gale near Kolymvari just off the southern island of Crete on Jan 13, 2015. A Super Puma Navy helicopter hoisted the crew in the late afternoon and took them to Chania when the ship was anchored in 9-10 Bf winds 0,5 miles off Kolimbari at the northwestern coast of Crete. The Turkish master initially requested to abandon the ship in the morning, but later told Greek authorities he had the situation under control which changed again at 3 p.m. Three tugs were heading for the abandoned ship.
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