The "Klos-C" docked in Eilat in the evening of Mar 8 after a three-day voyage from its point of interception by the IDF near Port Sudan. Following the ship's arrival, the military was slated to carry out further inspections of the weapons on board. An Israeli navy boat escorted the "Klos C" into Eilat port. Earlier in the afternoon, the two Navy boats that seized the vessel docked at the military port in Eilat.
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On Mar 8 at noon the "Just Mariiam" left the port of Lorient where it had been blocked since Feb 11, and headed for Tripoli to unload a cargo of scrap. The ship had been given permission to sail already last week. But there was still a financial dispute to resolve including paying the towing Services of the "Abeille Bourbon".
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On Mar 7 the "Aviso", 862 ts (EU-No.: 06002090; MMSI-No.: 205262190; CS: OT2621), allided with the Albert Schweitzer Bridge in Alphen on the Rhine. The bridge was scraped and according to investigations only minor damaged, but the wheelhouse of the tanker was completely crushed. The master had misjudged the height of the bridge when passing underneath. He escaped unhurt.
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The Coast Guard was monitoring the fire aboard a 730-foot container barge about 40-miles southeast of Freeport, Bahamas on Mar 8. A commercial fire fighting tug boat arrived on scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. to begin extinguishing the fire and another tug was en route to further assist. There continued to be no threat to the general population or the seven crew members aboard the "Patriarch". The Coast Guard Cutter "Robert Yered" was on scene to assist with communications between the vessels involved and to provide search and rescue efforts if necessary. Watchstanders at the Seventh District Command Center in Miami received a call from the Patriarch at 12:30 p.m. on Mar 7 reporting the container barge they are towing had caught fire.
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On Mar 8 the "Yusuf Cepnioglu" after having run aground in a rocky are north of Mykonos at 3.30 a.m. was pounded by the surf, down by the stern and listing to port. The crew of 14, all Turkish nationals, had abandonded ship in the night. 11 were rescued with a Syros Coast Guard vessel and the other three with a Super Puma helicopter. The deck containers partially toppled and went over board. Engine room and cargo holds were flooded after the grounding. A small oil pollution was sighted in the surrounding area, and the Coast Guard laid out oil barriers to prevent athe spill from spreading. The "Os Elakt" of the Coast Guard, a tug and three others ships arrived on scene from Piraeus. The Regional Pollution Incident Response Plan was activated. The Greek Navy Accident Investigation Service ( ELYDNA ) of the Ministry of Marine sent a team to the grounding site where the ship was pounded by the surf, down by the stern and listing. On site were northern winds of five beaufort at the time of the grounding. Unconfirmed reports indicated that a lighthouse was not working properly.
Fourteen sailors had to be rescued after a Turkish cargo ship ran aground near the Greek island of Mykonos on Friday night.The 6,928-deadweight tonne container ship, the 'Yusuf Cepnioglu', had been anchored at a port in the western Turkish city of Izmir en route to Tunisia.The ship, with 14 personnel aboard, ran aground on the northwestern shore of Mykonos at 03:30 GMT on Friday night.The Greek coast guard announced that 11 of the crew were rescued by coast guard boats. Helicopters were sent to the scene to rescue the remaining three. There were no reports of any injuries.The ship, which was carrying 204 containers, ran ashore after its engine room took on water. www.eco-reconstru...cyclades24.gr/ind...
Enroute from St. Petersburg, where it had sailed on Mar 2, to Port Said the "Amgu", while passing the Kiel Canal westbound, ran into the embankment at Dükerswiscjh/Hohenhörn on Mar 8, 2014. At 7:35 a.m. the ship was able to refloat itself. At 9.30 a.m. it moored at the railway station pilings in Brunsbüttel for investigations. At 6 p.m. the vessel continued ist voyage and was being expected in Port Said on Mar 20.
Second valemax enters China despite Beijing ban on largest bulkers
Friday 07 March 2014 Lloyd's List Asia: An unladen very large ore carrier operated by Brazilian miner Vale has sailed into Chinese waters, despite Beijing’s continuous ban that prevents bulk carriers larger than 350,000 dwt berthing..
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
Singapore-based shipping company Odfjell Asia has pleaded guilty to federal pollution charges and agreed pay a $1.2 million fine in relation to yet another “magic pipe” case onboard one of their ships. A statement from the U.S. Justice Department said that Odjfell and one of its senior crewmembers pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS). The crewmember faces up to 6 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According to court documents and statements made in court, Odjfell operated the M/T Bow Lind, a 577-foot, 26,327 gross ton petroleum/chemical tanker, which in November 2012 was discovered by U.S. Coast Guard inspectors to have discharged oily bilge water directly into the sea by way of a so-called “magic pipe”.
(Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
Eastern Shipbuilding Hands Over MV Bravante VI to Boldini
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivered the M/V Bravante VI (Hull 156 ) on Friday February 28, 2014 to Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE GROUP of Brazil. The BRAVANTE V (Hull 155), the first in the series, was delivered three months earlier and is currently on charter in Brazil. The BRAVANTE VI is the second STX SV290 design