The "Kat Express 2" was facing trouble with an error a technical snag one of the ship's four engines the recent days. After having encountered delays during the past few days because the ferry was more difficult to maneuver, the Mols-Line on May 16, 2013, announced to cancel two sailings. Technicians were called to look at the problem. The ferry has been in operation on routes between Jutland and Zealand since May 2.
Repair at Damen Shiprepair in Schiedam due to start
The "Maersk Kalmar" left Bremerhaven on May 12 at 10.20 a.m. and berthed at the APM Terminal in Rotterdam on Apr 13 at 10.15 p.m. After the cargo was unloaded, it was expected at the Schiedam Yard of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on May 16 at 10 p.m. for repairs of the collision damage. The "Conmar Avenue" was undergoing repairs at Bredo Shipyard in Bremerhaven.
Zhen Hua 21 reached Fremantle with ganty crane with a delay due to storm
On May 14, 2013, the "Zhen Hua 21" entered Freemantle Harbour to deliver the first of four enormous state-of the-art gantry cranes manufactured in Shanghai. The cranes had travelled almost 9250 km to their first stop in Western Australia, slowing down to about three knots as storms lashed Perth start of May. It had taken 180 tonnes of sea fastenings to hold the cranes in place for their 21-day journey, and it was to take some days to unload the 104 m-tall crane, which is 34 m wide and has an outreach of 50 m. Three of the cranes were bound for Sydney and Melbourne. The Fremantle crane, imported for use by Patrick Terminals, should be operational by the end of June. The new cranes would improve container handling at its ports around Australia.
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Creane boom collapsed and injured Philippino crew member seriously
A Filipino crew member of the "Nordic Visby" had to be taken to hospital in Tauranga with serious injuries after the main crane boom collapsed on the logging ship in the morning of May 15, 2013. He was a serious condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. The 42-year-old man was working on deck operating a winch, when an apparent mechanical fault resulted in the winch wire catching him across his body around 5.30 a.m. The main crane boom snapped and a steel rope struck him in the chest. Tauranga and Mount Maunganui St John Ambulance paramedics were called to the Port along with Mount Maunganui Police. The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition around 6 a.m. He suffered substantial injuries and lacerations to his upper chest. The Mount Maunganui Police was called to the incident site. Maritime New Zealand was aware of the incident and officials were to launch an investigation too. The crane boom was hanging twisted over the port side of the ship at that time. The "Nordic Visby" had berthed in Tauranga at 2.12 a.m. coming from Napier and being scheduled to depart on May 19 at 1.30 a.m. bound for Lanshan in China.
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