The "NW Storm Petrel" on June 5, 2013, has resumed its journey from Nagoya to Dampier after an ill crew member was airlifted from a ship off the northern Australian coast and flown to hospital in Darwin. The chopper of Darwin's CareFlight after the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, arranged the rescue following a request from the ship which diverted from its course to allow the man to be flown from the ship. The Brisbane man told CareFlight flight nurse Paul Campbell he had become progressively unwell since Juune 2. The state of the ship's air-filled LNG tanks means it was not permitted to approach any closer to Darwin Harbour. Pilot John Beasy, and air crewman Daniel Warring landed on the ship's helideck to allow the flight nurse to take over treatment of the man who was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital for treatment where he remained in a stable condition on arrival.
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CMA CGM launches "CMA CGM Jules Verne" under attendance of french president
CMA CGM shipping company launched the world's biggest container ship Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in a ceremony attended by President Francois Hollande. The CMA CGM Jules Verne, named after the French author of 19th century science fiction classics like "Around the World in Eighty Days," can hold about 16,000 containers or about 180,000 tons of cargo, Radio France Internationale reported. The vessel is more than 1,200 feet long. The ship is owned by the company CMA CGM. The launching in Marseille was the first attended by a French president since 1960 when Charles de Gaulle launched the passenger liner France.
Stavangerfjord has been honored by IMO with the prestigious Energy Efficiency Award
The Energy Efficiency Award (previously Clean Ship Award) went to Fjord Lines' Stavangerfjord - designed and constructed by Bergen Group Fosen. The winner of the award was published at the opening day of Nor-Shipping in Oslo on June 4th 2013.
Stavangerfjord is the first international service passenger ferry to run on pure LNG engines. The award pays tribute to the ship that makes the greatest contribution towards energy efficiency in relation to its function or operation. Stavangerfjord will, from mid July, operate as a night ferry on the Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals route in Norway and as a day ferry on the Hirtshals-Langesund route. www.4-traders.com...
A man is recovering in hospital after being evacuated from a gas carrier about 48km off the coast near Darwin. The ship Northwest Stormpetrel, which was travelling from Japan to Western Australia, put out a request for help on Tuesday night (June 04, 2013). It is understood a 56-year-old Australian crew member aboard the 272-metre vessel had a serious gut problem and needed to be evacuated. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority contacted CareFlight to arrange the rescue. CareFlight director Ian Badham said a nurse arrived at the ship on Wednesday morning and the ill man was flown in a helicopter to the Royal Darwin Hospital. Mr Badham said the man's condition was not considered as serious as first thought.
The "Anna" left the port of Esbjerg on June 3 at 7.30 p.m. It sailed from the Trafikhavns Quay bound for Marin with an ETA of June 8. The ship had docked there on June 27 after its grounding off El Ferrol on May 19, and moved to the Tvaer Quay on May 29 where it remained until June 3 before shifting back to the Trafikhanvs Quay and heading out into the Northsea the same evening.
Repairs of the "Conmar Avenue" after its collision with the "Maersk Kalmar" (IMO: 9153862), have been completed at the Bredo Yard in Bremerhaven. The ship docked at the Strom Quay on June 4 at noon and sailed on around midnight bound for Hamburg as its first port of call with an ETA of June 5, 9 a.m. The "Maersk Kalmar" still remained at Damen Shipyard in Rotterdam.
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from the "Zuiderdam" which was docked in Skagway, Alaska, on June 4, 2013. The helicopter crew transported the 76-year-old man, who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pain, to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Juneau for further care. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received the medevac request from the crew of the cruise ship at 7:45 a.m., and directed the launch of the helicopter and crew. The aircrew was accompanied by Capt. Thomas White, a Coast Guard flight surgeon at Air Station Sitka, who monitored the cruise ship passenger on the flight from Skagway to Juneau, where emergency medical services were waiting to transport the ailing man to Bartlett Regional Hospital. At the time of transfer, the injured passenger was reported in stable condition.
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