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 Nukuhau  (General Cargo Ship)
49 days ago by Timsen

Man fell into cargo hold
During a stopover in Rikitea on Mar 6, 2015, at 8.45 p.m. a 43-year-old crew member was seriously injured after a fall of eight meters down into the hold of the "Nuku Hau" during cargo operations. He was on the deck when a batteries palette moved and struck him from behind causing his fall. He was transported to the local medical center, suffering mainly from fractures in the pelvis and the right forearm. Then he was airlifted to the CHPF in Taaone. An investigation was being conducted by the brigade Rikitea.

 Guariste Primero  (Fishing Vessel)
49 days ago by Timsen

Burning fishing vessel abandoned - chief missing
The "Guariste Primero" caught fire in the Pacific on Mar 8, 2015, at 7.30 p.m. about 840 miles southwest of Lima while catching swordfish. The crew of 14 was unable to the extinguish the fire, and went into life rafts. Before abandoning ship, the master Ignacio Coya managed to get contact to the Spanish fishing vessek "Cervera", which was 60 miles away. 13 crew members were rescued by another Spanish fishing vessel, the "Balueiro Segundo" from A Guarda, which had been 14 miles away. The chief engineer Juan Borda, Peruvian and Spanish dual nationality, age 57, resident of Burela, was feared to have been trapped in the engine room. Among the rescued were three Spaniards (two from O Morrazo and one from Ribeira in Galicia), four Cape Verdeans and six Indonesians. They were to be taken ashore with another ship. Their longliner was still burning at the stern and remained afloat for the time being. Spanish report with photo: www.laopinioncoru...

 Carnival Glory  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Carnival Glory Loses Passenger Overboard
Cruise expert Professor Ross Klein reports that a cruise passenger has gone overboard from the Carnival Glory. According to his CruiseJunkie website: "From a reader: RE: Carnival Glory, departing Miami, Florida 2015-03-07 16:00. Sometime in the early morning hours of 2015-03-08, en route to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas the passenger went overboard. Carnival verified passenger was onboard and reviewed ships security tapes (according to passenger). Passenger indicates they DID NOT make port call at Half Moon Cay. Carnival GloryThey continued to do 'circles' along with another Carnival ship, looking for passenger." www.cruiselawnews...

 Conti Peridot  (Bulk Carrier)
49 days ago by Timsen

Conti Peridot ruptured tanks of Carla Maersk in collision
The Houston Ship Channel was closed to all traffic from light 86 to the Fred Hartman Bridge on Mar 9, 2015, after the tanker "Carla Maersk" was in collision with the "Conti Peridot" at 12:33 p.m. near the community of Morgan's Point in Galveston Bay. A safety zone has been established from the Fred Hartman Bridge to light 86 on the Houston Ship Channel and includes Goose Creek, Tabbs Bay, Cedar Bayou Channel and Barbours Cut. The tanker was carrying 25,601 metric tons of MTBE, a fuel additive, while the "Conti Peridot" was loaded with steel. In dense fog with visibilities as low as one-quarter mile, the bulker slammed into the port side of the tanker which was pushed in and breached above the waterline. The collision caused a breach in three of the tanks with MTBE. The Coast Guard had "air mobilizing" teams on the coast looking for the presence of the chemical. A strong odor of gasoline remained in the air. Both ships dropped anchor at the accident site. The leak of the tanker has been secured within 90 minutes. The amount of MTBE that leaked was not immediately known. The tanks were checked to determine how much has been spilled. The bow of the bulker was significantly damaged too. While the "Conti Peridot" meanwhile has been moved from the collision site, the "Carla Maersk" would remain in the channel until decisions have been made about what to do with its chemical cargo. The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a team of investigators to the scene. An incident command center was set up at City Hall in Morgan's Point, where about 300 residents were told to shelter in place. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was notified about the collision by the Department of Homeland Security’s emergency operations center. No injuries were reported but officials halted activity at the Barbours Cut Terminal. All other Port terminals, including the Bayport Container Terminal, maintained normal business operations. 26 ships were waiting to come inbound to Houston and 14 wree waiting to leave. The "Conti Peridot" had left Panama on Feb 27 bound for Houston with a spell at Shanghai. The "Carla Maersk" had sailed from Venezuela on Feb 7, arrived in Houston on Mar 4 and was headed back to Venezuela. Reports with photos and video: www.chron.com/hou... https://www.dvidshub.net/... www.seatrade-glob...

 MT Carla Maersk  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
49 days ago by Timsen

Houston Ship Channel closed after second collision within one week
The Houston Ship Channel was closed to all traffic from light 86 to the Fred Hartman Bridge on Mar 9, 2015, after the "Carla Maersk" was in collision with the Liberian bulk carrier "Conti Peridot" at 12:33 p.m. near the community of Morgan's Point in Galveston Bay. A safety zone has been established from the Fred Hartman Bridge to light 86 on the Houston Ship Channel and includes Goose Creek, Tabbs Bay, Cedar Bayou Channel and Barbours Cut. The tanker was carrying 25,601 metric tons of MTBE, a fuel additive, while the "Conti Peridot" was loaded with steel. In dense fog with visibilities as low as one-quarter mile, the bulker slammed into the port side of the tanker which was pushed in and breached above the waterline. The collision caused a breach in three of the tanks with MTBE. The Coast Guard had "air mobilizing" teams on the coast looking for the presence of the chemical. A strong odor of gasoline remained in the air. Both ships dropped anchor at the accident site. The leak of the tanker has been secured within 90 minutes. The amount of MTBE that leaked was not immediately known. The tanks were checked to determine how much has been spilled. The efforts to clean up the spill will take at least several days to complete. About a 4 to 6 mile stretch of the ship channel remained closed as crews worked to clean up the gasoline additive. The bow of the bulker was significantly damaged too. While the "Conti Peridot" meanwhile has been moved from the collision site, the "Carla Maersk" would remain in the channel until decisions have been made about what to do with its chemical cargo. The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a team of investigators to the scene. An incident command center was set up at City Hall in Morgan's Point, where about 300 residents were told to shelter in place. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was notified about the collision by the Department of Homeland Security’s emergency operations center. No injuries were reported but officials halted activity at the Barbours Cut Terminal. All other Port terminals, including the Bayport Container Terminal, maintained normal business operations. 26 ships were waiting to come inbound to Houston and 14 wree waiting to leave. The "Conti Peridot" had left Panama on Feb 27 bound for Houston with a spell at Shanghai. The "Carla Maersk" had sailed from Venezuela on Feb 7, arrived in Houston on Mar 4 and was headed back to Venezuela. Reports with photos and video: www.chron.com/hou... https://www.dvidshub.net/... www.seatrade-glob...

 MT Carla Maersk  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Air quality concerns after collision in Houston Ship Channel
The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring the air quality in Morgan's Point, along the Houston Ship Channel, as it investigates the size of the spill of a dangerous chemical into the water. "It's kind of like a varnish smell," says Michael Fisco, a neighbor who is under the shelter in place order, issued by the Coast Guard. The port was shut down initially, and the Barbour's Cut Terminal remains closed. It could remain shut down for several days. Captain Brian Penoyer says, "MTBE is both a flammability and a toxicity risk. Our immediate response efforts have focused on controlling the risk of fire and explosion from those vapors, and further focused on protecting human health." The Carla Maersk, is the Danish Tanker that was carrying 216,000 barrels of Methyl tert butyl ether. It's an additive that's used to raise the octane in gasoline. It is producing a smell because even though it is in liquid form, it vaporizes easily. In liquid form, it's considered a hazard to wildlife and humans. No one was injured when the Carla Maersk collided with the Liberian Conti Peridot. The leak is said to be contained but how long it will take to remove the chemical from the affected area is in question, as is what caused the collision. It's the second one in less than a week, but last Thursday's collision caused no major damage and only blocked traffic for a short time.

 Gazpromneft Omsk  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Gazpromneft Shipping Launches New Bunker Tanker
Russia's Gazpromneft Shipping Ltd. has launched its newest bunker tanker, the Gazpromneft Omsk, IAA Portnews reports. The 5000-DWT vessel was christened at the Port of Novorossiysk, where the ceremony was attended by Alexey Klyavin, president of the Russian Chamber of Shipping, Dmitry Kinè, CEO of Gazpromneft Shipping Ltd, and Vladimir Korolev, acting Harbourmaster of the port.

 Britannia  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Sussex wine to be used in todays naming ceremony of 141,000-ton liner Britannia
Sussex sparkling wine will splash against the 141,000-ton liner Britannia when the Queen officially names the £473 million P&O Cruises vessel today. British Brut NV from the Wiston Estate Winery at Pulborough in West Sussex is being used for the naming ceremony in Britannia's home port of Southampton. Other wines from the estate are being used at the inaugural events taking place around the launch of what is the largest cruise ship ever built exclusively for the British market. For the Queen, who is being accompanied at Southampton by the Duke of Edinburgh, today's ceremony is likely to be an emotional affair, as the new ship bears the same name as the royal yacht Britannia which saw service from 1954 to 1997. www.theargus.co.u...

 Astro Reliance  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Support Vessel)
49 days ago by arnekiel

Astro Offshore takes delivery of anchor handling tug
Astro Offshore, an offshore and maritime chartering and brokerage company headquartered in Dubai, has taken delivery of its first anchor handling tug, AHS Astro Reliance, as part of a fleet expansion plan. Built in 2009, Astro Reliance was secured second­hand after Astro Offshore decided to hold off on signing a contract for the build of two new 500grt anchor handling vessels, Mark Humphreys, managing director, told Maritime & Ports Middle East. “We were looking at having two 5,000 to 6,000 bhp tugs built last year in Singapore, and got as far as having the vessels designed in Holland, but we decided last year in September to hold off and do a trial run with a second hand vessel instead,” said Humphreys. “The type of vessel that we require is very specific and we were looking at ordering a high­end anchor handling tug, which would have pushed the cost up.” According to Humphreys, the key feature of the two newbuild vessels was to be their winches, which were to be supplied by Rolls Royce. Humphreys says that if Astro Reliance continues to see strong demand from the market, they’ll revisit the plan to have two more anchor handling tugs built. “With the recent drop in the oil price, we’re actually in a stronger negotiating position with a shipyard in Singapore, which changes the situation somewhat,” said Humphreys. Astro Reliance secured her first contract within two weeks of delivery with a UAE national oil firm chartering her for work on the UZ750 Project (Upper Zakum Offshore Oil Field Development). That contract is due to last four to five months, with another of similar length already lined up, according to Humphreys. Astro Reliance joins Astro Offshore’s existing flattop ballastable barge Astro Sunrise

 Chamari  (Other)
49 days ago by Timsen

Barge disabled by engine room fire
On Mar 9, 2015, around 1 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Chamari", 826 ts (EU-No.: 02203735), on the Waal near Oosterhout off Lent. The fire caused a lot of smoke, but a fire engine jointly with the fire boat "Gelderland" which was dispatched from Nijmegen and the "RWS 43" of Rijkswaterstaat were able to put the fire out within short time. The ship was carrying a cargo of sand and was moored in the Oosterhoutse Waarden as the fire disabled its engine. The crew of two was checked by medicals of Rijkswaterstaat but found in good health. Dutch reports with photos: www.112gld-zuid.n... www.112nijmegen.n... www.regio024.nl/i...


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