The Orient Overseas Container Line will extend in September its Mediterranean network to the Adriatic, including the port of Koper. In the first stage OOCL will act as a slot partner on the existing Ocean3 regular service, while for the future there is a possibility for the deployment of its own fleet. First free slots will be available on the vessel Xin Yan Tian, which is expected in Koper on 24th September 2016 and then every week within the existing service.
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Massive oil tanker Bow Singapore removed after running aground off Rosebud
A massive oil tanker that ran aground in Port Phillip Bay on Friday has been removed.
The 115-metre Bow Singapore is believed to have hit a sandbar while turning in a shipping channel, just west of the Hovell Pile beacon, off Rosebud. Port of Melbourne Corporation chief executive Nick Easy said the liquid bulk carrier did not cause any environmental damage.
He said the tanker was removed from south channel east with help from the tugboat Hastings last night. The operation was coordinated with the rising tide and started at 11.40pm. It took 20 minutes for the tanker to be removed from the channel.
Mr Easy said the ship lost its steering in south channel at about 4pm on Friday, running aground in the sand near Hovell Pile.
The tanker, which can carry up to 6219 tonnes of oil or chemical products, was bound for Geelong and had a pilot on board.
"The vessel is now safely located at the outer anchorage in the north of the bay and will continue on to Geelong in due course," Mr Easy said. www.theage.com.au...
Video - Woman Shouts For Cruise Ship To Come Back After Missing Departure
A woman from the Carnival Legend missed the ship in Ketchikan, Alaska last week. The unnamed woman was caught on video walking fast down the pier as the ship was just starting to move away from the dock.
The Spirit class ship which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line was calling at the port of Ketchikan on Saturday, August 13. At around 1:00 PM passengers on the ship were surprised to see a woman shouting “hey! hey! hey! hey!, come back! come back!” as she was walking fast along the pier to try to catch the ship. There were several passengers on board shouting out “hey” back to her who can be heard in the video. www.cruisehive.co...
A decision when to start the refloating operation of the "Transocean Winner" was to be taken in the of Aug 21,. The salvage team hoped to start the process by Aug 23 morning at the latest. By the morning Aug 20, salvage teams on board had successfully transferred 137 metric tonnes of diesel fuel from the two intact tanks below the waterline to tanks above sea level. It was hoped that a transfer of the recovered oil from the higher tanks within the rig to the supply vessel "Olympic Orion" should be completed within the next 24 hours. A small quantity of diesel oil will be retained on board to supply the emergency generator and other essential services. During the past 24 hours, further equipment for the refloat operation has been placed on the rig. No pollution has been reported.
Three sailors were rescued from the "Lynx" on the River Tay after their boat caught fire in the early hours of Aug 20, 2016. The Broughty Ferry RNLI boat raced to the mouth of the Tay, south of Buddon Point, after receiving a distress call shortly before 3 a.m. Despite hazards being created by thick fog, the all-weather lifeboat "Elizabeth of Glamis" arrived on scene within minutes. The Dundee Port Pilot boat “Lynx”, had been on route to provide guidance to an incoming ship when the fire broke out.
The "Ocean Gala" is now up for sale because it appeared that the Swedish Migration Board was trying to get out of the contract and that they cooperated with the municipality and the provincial government.
Enroute to Lithuania the "Weilheim" rescued the crew of five of a distressed Polish yacht in the night of Aug 19, 2016. The boat had suffered a broken mast and engine damage 70 kilometers SW of Klaipeda in stormy seas. The mine hunter entered the port of Klaipeda on Aug 19 at 7 a.m.
On Aug 19, 2016, at 12.24 a.m. the "Werra" discovered a rubber boat 157 Kilometers NW of Tripolis which was rapidly approaching the ship. On board were three persons who intended to flee from the fights in Libya to Italy. The boat held course in spite of evasive manoevers, warning shots and attempts to get contact via VHF. They finally responded after being adressed with loudspeakers.
In accordance with the Force Headquarter (FHQ) and the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center ROM (IMRCC) they were taken aboard. On Aug 20 at 7.58 a.m. the "Werra" was tasked to the NGO vessels "Astral" and "Aquarius" 92 kilometers NW of Tripolis to support a rescue operation.
The crew of the "Werra" destroyed an empty raft which was a hazard for Navigation. The rescued people were transferred aboard the "Sirio".
In the morning of Aug 20, 2016, a fire broke out aboard the "Noord Nederland" 361 gt (IMO: 9269611), off the port of Terschelling. The emergency services were alerted after smoke development was remarked in the engine room. One engine was shut off. The KNRM stations Terschelling and Vlieland dispatched the lifeboat "Arie Visser". Also the fire brigade of West Terschelling attended. The catamaran Ferry was escorted into port by units of the KNRM and Noordgat There was a crew of two on board and was carrying vehicles. At 11:05 a.m. the smoke development was brought under control by the fire department.It was found out that the affected engine had overheated. The ship sailed to the car ramp in the port of Terschelling. It left the port again at 5.50 p.m. and berthed in Harlingen at 8 p.m.
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