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 Canadian Miner  (Bulk Carrier)
49 days ago by Timsen

Wreck removal costs top 12 million Dollar
Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan says the last piece of the "Miner" should be removed from the island on May 15. The final of the four engines will be removed by today and then divers will scan the debris field to see what’s under the water. They didn’t anticipate a whole lot of debris from the wreck. The Community Development Association has been lobbying to have the shipwreck removed for over three years. As the final step nears completion, member Sean Howard says Ottawa should step up and chip in with the bill, which was expecting to top $12 million which was all falling on the shoulders of the Nova Scotia government. The Federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt has said her department will not help with the cleanup cost.

 Hmcs Protecteur  (Other)
49 days ago by Timsen

Protecteur paid off after fire
Afer almost 46 years of military service the HMCS "Protecteur" was officially retired on May 14, 2015. More than 100 former crew members and the current crew participated in a traditional paying-off naval ceremony that marks the end of a ship's commission. The ship's ensign and the captain's pennant were hauled down, the crew departed for the final time and the ship was no longer being referred to as Her Majesty's Canadian Ship. The "Protecteur"'s loss meant that Canadian naval ships must rely on other countries for fuel and supplies or return to port more often. The military said it hasn't yet decided what it will do with the retired vessel.

 Xiu He  (Container Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Broken up
China Cosco Holdings pushed ahead with its fleet scrapping plan by dismantling two container ships and two bulk carriers. The scrapping of the vessels incurred about $9 million in losses, according to a May 13, 2015, stock filing. The demolished vessels were the "Xiu He" and "Ya Ye", the "Tian Fu Hai" and the "Ming Hai". The four vessels' capacity totaled 261,800 in deadweight tons.

 Viking Grace  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Search for missing man called off
A man fell into the sea from the "Viking Grace" in the åland archipelago in the morning of May 15, 2015. The ship was on its way to Stockholm. The SAR centre in Turku was alerted just before 2 a.m. The "Viking Grace", the "Galaxy" and lifeboats began to search for the man immediately. They were jointed by a Coastguard helicopter from Turku and the Coastguard station on the Åland Islands as well as ships in Åland. The man was not found, and the search was called off. The case was being investigated by the police in Åland.

 Iran Shahed  (General Cargo Ship)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Iran aid ship mission for Yemen coordinated with UN
Iran says the mission of an Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen has been coordinated with the United Nations (UN). Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that Iran has coordinated with the UN to prepare the ground for the ship to dock at a port in Yemen. The official stressed that the Iranian aid ship will arrive in Yemen. Amir-Abdollahian added that Iran plans to send planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen through Oman and Djibouti. Earlier Thursday, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, the secretary general of Iran’s Red Crescent Society, said the mission of the Iranian ship has been coordinated with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and that the Islamic Republic is only seeking to provide aid and "would not yield to the illusions" of the invaders of the Arab country. Ahmadi added that in addition to the food supplies, Iranian medical teams are also on board the aid ship to help the injured Yemenis. On Monday, the Iranian ship, dubbed Nejat (Rescue) and carrying 2,500 tons of much-needed humanitarian supplies, left the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for war-torn Yemen. The ship is heading towards the Yemeni port city of Hudaidah.

 Maersk Karachi  (Container Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Situation after crane collaps still unstable
The situation around the damaged "Maersk Karachi" continued to be instable due to currents and tides which were moving the container ship at the berth. The fire rescue thus called the technical support works (THW) to assist. A team from Achim was measunring the stability of the downed crane boom which was in danger of collapsing further within the cargo hold. It was yet unclear how the debris could be recovered frmo there. The tugs "RT Rob" and "RT Zoe" as well as a sheerleg were called to stabilize the ship, and the tugs pushed it against the quay. The northern part of the Weser remained barred for shipping. Cargo operations at ships at the Strom Quay were delayed. The eight other container gantries of the same type which all have been built in China were to be surveyed regarding similar faults by experts.

 Nordic Mistral  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
49 days ago by Timsen

Sailor missing off Penmarc'h
On May 14, 2015, at 4.30 p.m. te CROSS Etel was informed by the "Nordic Mistral" that a Bulgarian crew member was missing 150 miles SE of Penmarc’h. The CROSS Etel immediately broadcasted a "Mayday Relay" to all vessels in the area asking them to have a careful watch and sent a Falcon 50 of the Navy which joined the search of the tanker and a Good Samaritan.

 Skylark  (General Cargo Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Master and chief arrested for contraband oil
The master and the chief engineer of the "Skylark" have been arrested in Elevsis on May 13, 2015, for allegedly having contraband oil on board. 4,86 tons of diesel oil weren’t declared. The quantity of the oil was 11,56 tons, while declared were only 6,7 tons.

 Unbridled  (Pleasure Craft > Yacht)
49 days ago by Timsen

Luxury yacht ran aground
The "Unbridled" with 14 people on board ran on May 14, 2015, at 11.05 a.m. in the Maloy Channel near Miami Beach. A safety zone has been established around the yacht after the Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification that the motor yacht had got stuck. The Coast Guard Station Miami Beach quickly launched a boat crew who assessed the scene and established the safety zone. As part of the safety zone, the Coast Guard enforced a temporary no wake zone around the yacht and boaters had to remain at least 20 feet away. No injuries have been reported. The yacht's owner has contracted Tow Boat U.S. to determine the condition of the vessel. On May 15 she was docked in the Overtown area, Miami. Report with photo:

 San Trela  (General Cargo Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Drugs found on intercepted cargo ship
200 bundles of hashish weighing 5000 kilos were found on May 13, 2015, on board of gthe "San Trela", which had been intercepted by Spanish forces 60 miles southeast of Cabo de Gata, and taken to Almeria. The six Syranian crew members have been arrested. The street value of the drugs found on the vessel was about 110.000.00 Euro.

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