Grandweld delivers third of six seismic support vessels
Grandweld Shipyards has delivered Bourbon Gannet, the third hybrid seismic support vessel in a series of six for Bourbon Offshore. The vessel was handed over in a delivery ceremony held on 23 November 2013 at Grandweld's facilities in Dubai Maritime City.
The 54m, 50 tonnes bollard pull vessel will be operated by CGG to assist in seismic operations such as chasing, towing, storage and transport of offshore supplies and crew.
Shanghai: Cosco Shipping’s general cargo ship Da Cui Yun has been arrested in Singapore, according to acourt document.The Hong Kong-flagged ship remains anchored in Singapore since it was detained. The arrest order was submitted by Incisive Law, with the reasons for the arrest are said to be related to unpaid bills for services. [SinoShip News 05/12/13]
Pearl Seas Cruises to begin Caribbean service in spring 2015
Pearl Seas Cruises' spring 2015 Caribbean schedule for the new 210-passenger Pearl Mist includes sailings to the Bahamas, US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, St. Martin, Martinique and other destinations. The Caribbean schedule follows Pearl Mist's 2014 inaugural season that begins in June with an 11-night sailing from Baltimore to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the ship will initiate a series of Canadian Maritimes and Great Lakes cruises. Pearl Mist is currently undergoing final outfitting at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. Pearl Seas Cruises is the international sister brand of American Cruise Lines.
Salvors at Le Claire were in a race against time on Dec 4 to get patches at the hull of the "Stephen L. Colby" completed and temporarily seal windows and doors to get the tug ready to move before temperatures dropped into the single digits by Dec 7 night. The vessel has a hole measuring about 12-by-30 inches along a seam on the bottom near the rear. Most of the oil spill has been cleaned up. The aim was to pump the water and remaining petroleaum products out and tow the ship from the accident site to a commercial repair facility.
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Ralisman Sinopec Energy UK has evacuated 85 workers from the "Buchan Alpha" in the North Sea because of an approaching storm. pThe platform is located 83 miles northeast of Aberdeen. 85 employees were taken off the platfrom ion Dec 4 and 5 in a planned evacuation in advance of the expected storm. 68 employees were sent ashore on Dec 4 and the remaining 17 were flown back to Aberdeen on Dec 5. The production will remain shut down until the conditions have improved.
Enroute Helsinki-Vyborg the "Riona" ran aground off Kasnäs, south from Kimito Island (Kemiö) on Dec 4, 2013, around midnight. The vessel was not leaking oil, but hard around. The salvage ship "Kemiö Vyborg" was on the way to the ship and its crew of four, among them three Finnish and one Estonian, as well as a trainee, however, an immediate evacuation was deemed not necessary. The Southwest Finland Rescue Services sent a diver to survey the hull, and after daybreak the next steps were to be decided. A first salvage attempt by the crew which had tried to back off from the rocks had failed. The tug "Kraft" was sent from Hankö to Kasnäs and was expected to arrive later at noon.
An inspector from the Maritime Administration has been on board the ship which has a small hole in the bow and was taking on water in a ballast tank. The oil recovery vessel "Halliwell" was dispatched. The "Riona" has 15 000 liters of fuel in the tanks. The load consisted of 970 tons of bagged feldspar. The cause of the grounding was not known.
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On Dec 2, 2013, around midnight the "E.R. Visby" allided with a gate of the Kiel Canal locks in Brunsbüttel while entering the canal eastbound, coming from Rotterdam Waal Port, where it had sailed on Dec 2 around 3 a.m. being bound for St. Petersburg. The ship suffered a breach in the port side bow, the hull was dented and scratched. After investigations the ship proceeded from Brunsbüttel on Dec 3 at 1 a.m. and docked in the Scheer Port in Kiel at noon. The Lindenau Yard Kiel was contracted to repair the damage at the fully loaded vessel on site using scaffoldings to gain access to the damaged region at the foreship within the next few days.
Fire broke out on Dec 4 13 in one of the cargo holds of general cargo vessel Hanseatic Scout docked in King’s Lynn port, UK, North Sea. Vessel was loading of offloading the cargo of wooden chips. Norfolk Fire Service teams put fire out in two hours. No injures reported, the assessment of the damages, if any, underway.