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 MV Aldebaran  (Bulk Carrier)
232 days ago by Swiss63

Reported 03/2012 broken up

 Sewol  (Passenger Ship)
232 days ago by Timsen

Death toll at 228
While recovery efforts continued for missing passengers from the "Sewol", the death toll has risen to 228, with another 74 missing. On May 2 , the search team scoured the fourth and fifth decks of the ship. There were more than 100 divers involved, but they’ve encountered difficulties because of strong winds, high waves and rain. Four bodies were found in waters four kilometers away from the ferry.

 Prevelis  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
232 days ago by Timsen

Ferry grounded near Santorin
In the early morning of May 3, 2014, at 3.50 a.m. the "Prevelis" ran aground off Santorin with 190 passengers on board who were mustered on deck with life vests. Three hours later the ship which was stuck near the uninhabited islet Aspronisi was refloated and entered the island port at 7.30 a.m. after divers had surveyed the hull for damage. Already 40 minutes after the grounding, vessels from Santorini had pulled up next to the Ferry to assist in taking off passengers if needed. A Coast Guard vessel and a small passenger ship approached the ship off the rocky islet. The ship sailed from the port of Piraeus, Greece, at 6 p.m. the night before on a scheduled route that would take it to Milos, Santorini, Anafi, Heraklion, Sitia, Kasos, Karpathos, Diafani, Halki and Rhodes. Besides the passengers, there were also 32 trucks, 19 cars, two buses and six motorcycles also on board. The accident might have been caused by a loss of power, according to preliminary reports. Report with photo: greece.greekrepor...

 Green Ridge  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
232 days ago by Timsen

Black widow spider in car deck
Stevedores found black widow spiders and spider webs in the car decks of the "Green Ridge" off Guam around 8 p.m. on May 1, 2014. While unlashing cargo they noticed the spiders and spiderwebs aboard thecar carrier and notified Guam Customs and Quarantine,. The ship was moored at the Port Authority of Guam but was ordered out to the harbor. After the port workers made the discovery, the customs' maritime office personnel and biosecurity task force office reassessed the ship, took samples of what was found, and sent them to the University of Guam and the Department of Agriculture to verify. Customs officials on May 2 crafted a plan to eradicate the species. Pestex was contracted by the shipping company Ambyth Group to perform the treatment to eradicate the spiders. Report with photo:

 Mv.putra Permai  (General Cargo Ship)
232 days ago by Timsen

Vessel adrift with broken propeller
The "Putra Permai" was disabled and adrift with a broken Propeller the Banda Sea, reports. On May 2, 2014, at 2 a.m. Jakarta time the vessel was in position 04 05S 124 41E, some 130 nautical miles west of Kendari, South East Sulawesi.

 Sena T  (General Cargo Ship)
233 days ago by Swiss63

Sena T is reportet as Broken up 30.12.2013

 Hanjin Jungil  (Container Ship)
233 days ago by arnekiel

2nd unit of 17 ordered SEASPAN Super Saver 10.000 TEU container ships delivered
After the delivery of the 1st unit, the HANJIN BUDDHA now the 2nd unit out of a series of 17 SEASPAN Super Saver 10.000 TEU container ships build in China named HANJIN JUNGIL left from Taicang Offshore base April 30th for her maiden voyage. The Seaspan container ship hull lines have been optimised for a speed range of 18 to 22 knots. In this range, the fuel consumption has been reduced by 16 to 27 percent compared to contemporary similar-size ship series presently operated by the industry. Compared to current 10,000TEU container vessels in operation or presently being built, DNV said the improvements due to new design features are substantial. The cargo capacity is increased by 10 percent while the fuel consumption is reduced by 20 percent.

 CMA CGM Florida  (Container Ship)
233 days ago by arnekiel

Miscommunication, protocol breaches caused CMA CGM Florida collision
Miscommunication over VHF radio and actions contrary to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (ColRegs) led to the collision of the bulker Chou Shan and boxship CMA CGM Florida (Florida) on 19 March 2013. The collision caused a spill of 610 tonnes of fuel oil in the East China Sea, as well as the damage or loss of 263 containers. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report shows that in the run up to the incident, which occurred at 0033hrs, Florida changed course to avoid a group of fishing vessels with a closest point of approach under 0.1 nm. The container ship's course change caused a risk of collision with bulk carrier Chou Shan, which was to cross Florida port to starboard. In a radio conversation over VHF Chou Shan's officer of the watch requested Florida pass around Chou Shan's stern. The use of VHF to prevent collision runs contrary to industry advice and the course agreed contravenes rule 15 of ColRegs, which places the duty to give way on the ship which has the other on the starboard side, in this case Chou Shan. The call to Florida was conducted in Mandarin and answered by her second officer, as the Filipino officer on watch did not speak Mandarin. Miscommunication and confusion over the agreed course change led to an attempt to agree a port to port pass as the ships closed, but it was again unclear which course both ships should take and were taking. In the resulting collision 610 tonnes of fuel oil were spilled from Florida, as it sustained extensive damage to its port side, affecting cargo holds, five decks of the accommodation block, the port lifeboat, fuel tanks and 263 containers. Chou Shan sustained heavy damage to her bow and no injuries were reported on either vessel. CMA CGM and Sincere Navigation have both taken steps since the incident to prevent a recurrence. Source : seatrade global

 Ensco 5006  (Offshore Vessel)
233 days ago by arnekiel

Rig ENSCO 5006 in twin-tow delivered in Singapore
Tugs Fairmount Summit en Fairmount Alpine have towed rig ENSCO 5006 safely from Cyprus to Singapore. The Fairmount twins towed the rig over about 13,000 miles. Before the departure off Limasol, Cyprus, both Fairmount tugs performed anchor handling work for the rig. On request of its owners cargo and crew runs were done during a stop off Las Palmas and a bunker stop was made at Port Nqgura, South Africa. During parts of the voyage transit speeds up to 9 knots were reached. The ENSCO 5006 is a semi submersible drilling rig, capable for drilling operations up to 7,600 meters.

 Niccolo Machiavelli  (Service Ship > Dredger)
233 days ago by arnekiel

Seafloor dredger which environmentalists are calling “The Reef Destroyer” arrives at Bimini
THE arrival this week in Bimini of a huge seafloor dredger which environmentalists are calling “The Reef Destroyer” is proof that the Bahamian government is flouting a top judge’s stern warning, environmental watch group reEarth is claiming. The 450-foot, 1,200 ton NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI is a specialised cutter-suction dredger designed to break up hard material which standard dredgers cannot remove. It is among the most powerful machines of its kind and environmentalists are concerned it is set to be unleashed on one of the most pristine and significant marine ecosystems in the world. “Resorts World Bimini is being allowed to move full speed ahead by a government that has failed in its mandate to act in the interest of Bahamians – and this despite a strong warning from one of the country’s top judges.” Last week, Mr Smith wrote to the Attorney General’s Office urging the government not to do anything to jeopardise the Bimini judicial review proceedings and to Resorts World Bimini, asking the company to confirm whether the government had granted any permits, licences or approvals in respect to the development. Source : Tribune 242

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