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 Spring Bay  (General Cargo Ship > Refrigerated Cargo Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Reefer towed away with unknown destination
The 15 crew members of the "Spring Bay" were being held by the Mozambican authorities in the southern province of Inhambane until fees owing to the Mozambican state are paid. The ship travelled from India to Maputo, and on the return journey the crew claimed it suffered a serious breakdown off the coast of Jangamo district in Inhambane. The Inhambane maritime administrator, Americo Sitoe, was suspicious of the supposed breakdown. The ship’s call for help was sent at night 95 miles from the Jangamo coast, yet the following morning the “Spring Bay” was just two miles from the coast. This suggested that the ship\s engines were working and that it approached the coast under its own steam. Sitoe believed that the true purpose of the breakdown story was a cover for eventually scuttling the ship off the Mozambican coast, in order to claim over two million dollars on the insurance. The ship was towed away last week by an unidentified tug supposedly for maintenance work at a dock in Madagascar, after which it would continue its journey to India. All the ship’s equipment was turned off. The Mozambican authorities have no way of knowing whether it went to Madagascar or not. The ship also left its crew in Jangamo, and the authorities have decided they cannot leave until the money owing to the state has been paid. The cost of the assistance provided by the authorities since the ship appeared off the Jangamo coast is about 11,950 US dollars. A man claiming to be a ship’s agent gave the authorities two cheques to cover these costs. It seemed that there was not enough money in the account they were drawn on, since the maritime administration was still waiting for the cheques to clear. The “Spring Bay” should not have lifted anchor and left Jangamo before all money owing had been paid as there had been some complicity between the ship’s owners and members of the Mozambican National Naval Institute (INAMAR), since somebody in INAMAR had authorized the ship to leave without observing international shipping norms. Furthermore, the “Spring Bay” had left Maputo without the necessary clearance documents from the customs, immigration, health and maritime administration authorities. In a further violation of shipping norms, the ship’s owners did not make the obligatory deposit to cover any environmental damage it might cause while in Mozambican waters.

 Maasdam  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Maasdam skipped call at Sitka due to storm
Gale-force winds and high seas forced the "Westerdam", the "Amsterdam" and the "Maasdam" to cancel their port calls at Sitka. The ships were scheduled for Sep 21, 22 and 23, 2016. Two ships were still scheduled to call in Sitka with the "Norwegian Jewel" slated to stop on Sep 24 and the "Westerdam" again on Sep 28. Storms also kept the "Silver Shadow" from calling on Sep 10.

 Amsterdam  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Amsterdam skipped call at Sitka due to storm
Gale-force winds and high seas forced the "Westerdam", the "Amsterdam" and the "Maasdam" to cancel their port calls at Sitka. The ships were scheduled for Sep 21, 22 and 23, 2016. Two ships were still scheduled to call in Sitka with the "Norwegian Jewel" slated to stop on Sep 24 and the "Westerdam" again on Sep 28. Storms also kept the "Silver Shadow" from calling on Sep 10.

 Westerdam  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Westerdam skipped call at Sitka due to storm
Gale-force winds and high seas forced the "Westerdam", the "Amsterdam" and the "Maasdam" to cancel their port calls at Sitka. The ships were scheduled for Sep 21, 22 and 23, 2016. Two ships were still scheduled to call in Sitka with the "Norwegian Jewel" slated to stop on Sep 24 and the "Westerdam" again on Sep 28. Storms also kept the "Silver Shadow" from calling on Sep 10.

 Limin Venture  (Service Ship > Cable Layer)
213 days ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chinerse Breakers

 Aidastella  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Passenger died in restaurant
On Sep 21, 2016, a passenger of the "Aidastella" suffered a heart attack in the Market Restaurant on Deck 9. The passenger suffered a heart attack, the situation was critical and the person not conscious. The medical team, under the command of Captain Volker Baumgart. was quickly on scene, but it was not possible to stabilize the 70 year old passenger who died. The "Aidastella" was berthe in Civitavecchia at that time. The scheduled departure at 10 p.m. to Palma de Mallorca was delayed by 35 minutes due to the tragic event.

 Maersk Ensenada  (Container Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Hanjin ship allowed to enter port of Hamburg
The "Hanjin Harmony" was expected in the port of Hamburg in the night from Sep 25 to 26 to unload its cargo. It had been underway from Algericas in the Bay of Biscay with only 0,3 knots until a solution was found.

 Deo Favente  (General Cargo Ship)
213 days ago by Timsen

Dea Favente allided with bridge
In the evening of Sep 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. the "Deo Favente", 2316 ts (ENI-No.: 02333026), allided with the Scharber Bridge of the freeway 76 on the Juliana Canal in Elsloo. The wheelhouse which had not been lowered down when approaching the bridge, was crushed, one man fell over board and suffered leg injuries. He swam ashore and taken to a hospital in Geleen by ambulance. The ship stopped only 100 meters off the accident site. The Dutch police launched an investigation. Reports with photos and video: https://www.aachener-zeit... www.1limburg.nl/s...

 The Forgiver  (Bulk Carrier)
213 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Gadani 22.09.16

 Agile  (Service Ship > Cable Layer)
213 days ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 22.09.16


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