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 Sudak  (Other Tanker)
270 days ago by Timsen

Collision in Strait of Kerch
On Oct 30, 2014 at 06.00 a.m. LT the railway ferry "Petrovsk" was in collision with the "Sudak" in the Strait of Kerch while en route from the northern Caucasus to Oktyabrsk. The "Sudak" was coming in ballast from the Transpetrochart St. Petersburg and was en route to Rostov-on-Don. At 03.20 a.m. the "Petrovsky" docked in Kavkaz with a breach of four length and a width of one meter on port side 1,6 meters above the waterline. The "Sudak" moored at anchorage 455 with some rail damage and dent on starboard side. The ship docked in Rostov-on-Don on Nov 1.

 Neckar Highway  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
270 days ago by Timsen

Repairs in Flushing completed
The "Neckar Highway", 9233 gt (IMO: 9179995), left the Damen Shipyard in the port of Flushing after completition of repairs of the damage suffered in the collision with the "Baltic Breeze" (IMO: 8312590), on Oct 31 at 6 pm. The ship was bound for Emden as next port of call and docked on Nov 1 at 11.15 a.m. before continuing to Grimsby in the evening, where she docked on Nov 3 at 1.45 a.m.

 Atlantic Lady  (General Cargo Ship > Refrigerated Cargo Ship)
270 days ago by Timsen

Reefer still anchored off Copenhagen after collision
The tanker "Kraslava" was allowed to resume its voyage after an inspection by the relevant Danish authorities and headed for Riga with an ETA of Nov 4, 7 a.m. The tanker suffered a breach and dents at the starboard bow. The "Atlantic Lady" lost a part of the living quarters on starboard side which was torn off by the "Kraslava" and remained anchored north of the Middelgrunds Fort near Cppenhagen until decisions were taken regarding the seaworthiness.

 Kraslava  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
270 days ago by Timsen

Damaged tanker heading for Riga
The "Kraslava" was allowed to resume its voyage after an inspection by the relevant Danish authorities and headed for Riga where she arrived on Nov 4 and docked at Kugu Buvetava at 9 a.m., being assisted by the tugs "Orion" and "Castor". The tanker had suffered a breach and dents at the starboard bow a.o. The reefer "Atlantic Lady" lost a part of the living quarters on starboard side which was torn off by the "Kraslava" and remained anchored north of the Middelgrunds Fort near Cppenhagen until decisions were taken regarding the seaworthiness.

 Eider  (General Cargo Ship)
270 days ago by Timsen

Collision on the Elbe
In the evening of Nov 1, 2014, the "Eider" was in collisoin with the Sandau-ferry on the Elbe. The barge was underway unloaded from Hamburg to Magdeburg. When passing the ferry pt. at 7 p.m. it hit the ferry which had to suspend its service. The "Eider" was detained for investigations. She suffered dents at the port side bow. Travellers were routed to the ferry Werben - Räbel sand the B188 bridge near Tangermünde. German report with photos and video:

 Celebration  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
270 days ago by arnekiel

Passengers describe scenes of pure chaos after cruise ship ran aground
A cruise ship nightmare in the Bahamas is finally over. The ship, that had many Americans onboard, ran aground and was severely listing as it came into port. "It was like an actual Halloween horror cruise turned into real life," said passenger Daniel Fana. Photos show passengers lining up to grab life jackets. Nine hundred and sixty passengers onboard the Bahamas Celebration Cruise Line captured the emergency on their phones. After the 600 foot tall ship hit the dock, it was tilting dangerously to one side. Back on solid ground, passengers described the scene as pure chaos. "Everybody was screaming at each other," passenger Joan Fischer said. "It was just a nightmare." "The panic was just too much for my comfort," said passenger Amanda Jones. Fellow passenger LaShawn Farrar added, "We could feel the boat tipping over." "People were crying," said passenger Daniel Fana. "People were hysterical." And passenger Rod mason simply said, "We were scared." Passengers were clearly terrified, especially following the tragic disaster of the Costa Concordia two years ago. That luxury cruise ship also ran aground, killing 32 people. Forced to abandon ship, passengers told ABC News the vessel came to a jerking halt before plunging into a blackout. A young couple said, "We were in the middle of gambling. We were playing roulette and the lights went out." That's when the luxury liner hit an unidentified object off Grand Bahama Island. Celebration Cruise Line officials say: "No passengers were ever in any danger." On Sunday morning, the luxury liner, which is almost the size of two football fields, was safely docked. Officials are now assessing the damage to determine the cause of the collision. And some passengers are assessing their love of cruises. "I would never do this kind of thing again," said passenger Ruth Hurd. Fischer agrees, "It turned out to be an absolute disaster and it made us never wanna go on a cruise ship again." Video on

 Copiapo  (Container Ship)
270 days ago by arnekiel

CSAV to receive first two of seven 9,300 TEU vessels on order
TWO 9,300-TEU ships, built by Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries are to become the largest vessels in the fleet of Chilean shipping company, CSAV. The vessels were named the Copiapo and the Cautin, at the South Korean shipyard in a ceremony attended by CSAV chairman Francisco Perez Mackenna and CEO Oscar Hasbun. The carrier has seven 9,300-TEU ships on order that will replace chartered vessels and raise the proportion of its owned fleet to 50 per cent, reported Seatrade Global. "The integration of these vessels is part of the company's restructuring, which includes an increase on its own fleet. In this context the company made a significant capital injection for the acquisition of assets," said Mr Hasbun. The Copiapo will be delivered on November 26 and will start operations in Shanghai on the trade between Asia and the Middle East, while the Cautin will be received on December 18 and will be deployed on the service linking ports in northern Europe with the east coast of South America.

 Celebration  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
270 days ago by arnekiel

Halloween Cruise to the Bahamas with Frightful Ending
The Bahamas Celebration cruise ship gave passengers a bit more than the expected spookiness of cruising over Halloween. Reports indicate that the ship struck an object late Friday evening while en route from Freeport Harbor, Bahamas to Palm Beach, Florida. According to the Tribune Freeport, the ship ran aground approximately 200 yards outside the port around 9pm. James Verillo, owner of the Bahamas Celebration cruise line, stated “the ship is listing at about 10% and there is a whole host of professionals on board dealing with the issue. There was a small hole on the side that has already been patched.” No word yet has been released on the damage or the cost of repairs. All passengers and non-essential crew were evacuated from the ship and passengers were returned to Florida on Saturday. Celebration Cruise Line has cancelled scheduled cruises pending repairs of the vessel. Source: gCaptain

 Omalius  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
270 days ago by Bohachval

AHTS sold
Solstad Offshore, a Norway based offshore ships supplier, has entered into an agreement for the sale of “Normand Draupne” AHTS built in 1985 to an international buyer. The vessel is expected to be handed over to new owners during December 2014. The sale of the vessel will have a positive cash effect for SOFF of approximately NOK 50 million and with a booked gain of approximately NOK 27 million. Solstad operates 47 vessels all over the world. In addition, the company has 1 large subsea vessel under construction. The Normand Draupne is not the only 29-year-old being sold today. Sweden’s Viking Supply Ships has announced it sold the 1985-built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus, to focus on more modern vessels. Offshore Energy Today Staff, September 17, 2014 Posted on September 17, 2014 with tags 29-year old, AHTS, Sells, Solstad. Quelle: www.offshoreenerg...

 Aghios Makarios  (Bulk Carrier)
270 days ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 02.11.14

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