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 Napoleon Bonaparte  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Napoleon Bonaparte sold by SNCM
The "Napoleaon Bonaparte" has been sold by SNCM for € 60 million. The value of the damaged ship in 2012 was estimated to be € 50 million. The shipping company reached an agreement with its insurance for the sale of the "Napoleon Bonaparte", which partially sank in October 2012 in the port of Marseille. On Feb 25, the Supervisory Board will consider the acquisition of four new ships.

 Viking Cinderella  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Crew discovered body
The crew of the "Cinderella" discovered a body in the water at Stadsgården in Stockholm in the early evening of Feb 17. 2014. The unidentified man obviously has been a long time in the water according to the Stockholm police.

 Eship1  (General Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Repairs of rotor ship completed after one year
After lengthy repairs the "E-Ship 1" left the port of Emden again on Feb 16 bound for Cherbourg as first port of call with an ETA of Feb 19, 10 a.m. Enercon had taken the ship out of service about one year ago after the ship repeatedly had encountered trouble with the diesel generators which were supposed to serve the main engine and the rotors as well as providing electricity on board. All seven generators have been exchanged at the Emder Dockyard EWD, and the whole technical systems were made more efficient. On Feb 11 the ship left the yard for final works at the North Quay in Emden. Enercon will cooperate with the ship operator Auerbach in Hamburg in the future. During the forthcoming sailings the propulsion system will be validated by Enercon and a performance-monitoring be carried out from shore. French and German report with photos: www.nordic-market...

 Altamar  (General Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Rudder failure on the Maas
On Feb 18, 2014, the "Altamar" after having left the port of Rotterdam at 10.40 a.m., suffered rudder failure at the height of the Maas lock at the Rozenburg side. The ship was emergency anchored off a dam. The "RPA 12" arrived at the position 20 minutes later, followed by the "ZP Chalone" which connected at the stern of the "Altamar" and held it until another 10 minutes later the "Limburgia" also was on scene and held the ship at the bow. The anchor chain of the "Altamar" was twisted as the ship was pulled to the Northen Waal Port in Rotterdam where it was moored at 1.15 p.m. Dutch reports with photos: www.tugspotters.c... www.tugspotters.c...

 Polarstream  (General Cargo Ship > Refrigerated Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Reefer with storm damage docked in Dover
Coming from Bueons Aires, where she had sailed on Feb 10, the "Polarstream" docked at the port Dover on Feb 18, 2014, at 11.30 a.m. with apparent storm damage to its deck cargo where containers had toppled and were crushed on starboard side. Photos: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting....

 Norwegian Getaway  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off San Juan
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew evacuated an ailing passenger of the "Norwegian Getaway" on Feb 17, 2014, approximately 80 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. The 67 year-old man, U.S. citizen, had suffered a suspected heart attack during the transit from Miami to the island of Saint Maarten. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center watchstanders received a request for assistance from the crew of the "Norwegian Getaway" at approximately 8 p.m. and dispatched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen to carry out the rescue. The helicopter and aircrew arrived on scene and deployed their rescue swimmer to the cruise ship to assess the patient’s condition. The patient was placed in the helicopter’s rescue basket and hoisted aboard the aircraft. The Coast Guard helicopter crew transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the Isla Grande Airport in San Juan for transport to a local hospital to receive specialized medical care. Report with photo:

 Julieta  (General Cargo Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Engine trouble off Karistos
On Feb 18, 2014, the "Julieta" suffered mechanical failure south of Karistos after crossing the Kafirea Strait in the Aegean Sea, reports. The vessel sailed to Karistos road where the problem was resolved. After a survey the ship was allowed to resume the voyage frin Sfax to Rotterdam with an ETA of Mar 3.

 Rizopon  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
223 days ago by Timsen

Tanker saved 125 distressed migrants
The "Rizopon" enroute from Az Zawiyah to Augusta changed her course on Feb 17, 2014, and sailed to a position where a distressed migrant boat was drifting northeast of Tripoli, Libya. The tanker spotted the boat and rescued 125 migrants, two of them were dead. The tanker resumed the voyage to Augusta and berthed at the Marina di Melilli at on Feb 18 at 2.45 p.m. where the migrants were disembarked. Greek reports with photo:

 Svendborg Maersk  (Container Ship)
223 days ago by Timsen

Container loss much larger than expected
The "Svendborg Maersk" lost much more containers than first expected on Feb 14 in a storm in the Bay of Biscay. Initially it was thought that it was about 200-300 container but it turned out to be 520 which was even worse than Maersk had feared. The "Svendborg Maersk" had experienced unexpected, extreme weather after having reached a position 60 miles off Brest, where the first container went over board. The waves were up to eight meters high and there blew a wind of up to 46 meters per second. Maersk will now carefully review its procedures to see whether there is a need to correct them in order to avoid similar incidents in the future, stated Palle Laursen, deputy chief operating officer at the Maersk Line. Only when the container ship entered the port of Malaga on Feb 17, staff could go aboard and count up how many containers exactly were missing.

 Kw45  (Fishing Vessel)
223 days ago by Timsen

Anna Hendrika with engine trouble off Katwijk
On Feb 17, 2014, the "Anna Hendrika - KW 45" suffered technical trouble 90 miles off Katwijk. After consultation with the KNRM it was decided at 8 p.m. that the lifeboat "Valentijn" of the KNRM station in Katwijk should transfer an engineer on board. About 30 miles west of Katwijk both ships met, and the technician after boarding the fishing vessel was able to quickly resolve the problem, so that the "Anna Hendrika" could resume its fishing trip. Around midnight the "Valentijn" was back at its base. Dutch report with photos:

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