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 Sanne A  (Other)
37 days ago by Timsen

Mira A and Sanne A raised sunken trawler off Rügen island
On Feb 15, 2017, the salvage company Baltic from Rostock raised the f/v "Potsdam" 16 miles east of Sassnist. To get the wreck up, the crane "Sanne A“ and the converted ferry "Mira A" were tasked. Also the anti pollution ship “Arkona“ attended. The 17-m-cutter had sunk in the night of July 28, 2017, enroute to breakers in Denmark. As the wreck posed a threat for shipping with a water depth of 12,4 meters above it, it had to be removed. The salvage costs were around 180.000 Euro. The wreck was lifted onto the deck of the "Mira A" which headed towards Rostock, where it arrived on Feb 16. German report with video: web.archive.org/w...

 Mira A  (General Cargo Ship > Deck Cargo Ship)
37 days ago by Timsen

Mira A and Sanne A raised sunken trawler off Rügen island
On Feb 15, 2017, the salvage company Baltic from Rostock raised the f/v "Potsdam" 16 miles east of Sassnist. To get the wreck up, the crane "Sanne A“ and the converted ferry "Mira A" were tasked. Also the anti pollution ship “Arkona“ attended. The 17-m-cutter had sunk in the night of July 28, 2017, enroute to breakers in Denmark. As the wreck posed a threat for shipping with a water depth of 12,4 meters above it, it had to be removed. The salvage costs were around 180.000 Euro. The wreck was lifted onto the deck of the "Mira A" which headed towards Rostock where it arrived on Feb 16. German report with video: web.archive.org/w...

 Iris Express  (Bulk Carrier > Wood Chips Carrier)
37 days ago by Timsen

Fire in superstructure
In the superstructure of the "Iris Express", which was docked at Cai Lan, Hai Phong on Feb 14, 2017, at 9 p.m. The vessel was loading woodchips destined for Japan, having berthed at Cai Lan in the evening of Feb 13. The fire erupted suddenly in the cabin of the chief engineer. No one was in the cabin at that time. As soon as learning about the incident, the crew members used hoses to put out the fire. Local firefighters and the port's special fire-fighting boat also got to the site and the fire was extinguished after 25 minutes. The ship whad 23 crew members on board, all of whom were Chinese. Local authorities are working to look for the cause of the fore which caused no casualties. The property damage was under verification. The extent of damages was yet unknown.

 Victoria  (Container Ship)
37 days ago by Timsen

Salvage plan awaited by Defence Operations Center
The Danish Defence Operations Center expected to receive a salvage plan for the "Victoria" later on Feb 15. The ship leaked an unknown amount of oil from a 50 meters long and 20 centimeters wide gash in the hull before the oil clogged. Due to the low temperature of the sea water there was no risk of further spillage. The recovery plan of the German shipping company Peter Döhle which is the owner of the ship must be approved by both the Danish Maritime Authority, Defence Operation Centre and local emergency authorities before it can be launched. Meanwhile, bird watchers spotted at least 120 oiled birds on Fynshoved. The Nature Agency Fyn began to kill the birds in the run of the day.

 M.v.samudrika 6  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
38 days ago by BerndU

Beached
Beached at Mumbai Plot LBS 6 13.02.17

 M.v Nand Krishna  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
38 days ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Mumbai Plot LBS 7 13.02.17

 Cornavin  (Bulk Carrier)
38 days ago by Timsen

Being beached...
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 Sagan  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
38 days ago by Timsen

Salvage operations hampered by stormy weather
Salvage operations of the "Sagan" have been hampered by rough weather, while oil continued to flow from the damaged hull at the grounding site on Suwanosejima island in the East China Sea. The ship was en route from Taiwan to Japan with a cargo of fuel when it was swept on to rocks in the Nakanoshima Channel by strong winds and heavy seas. The cargo tanks were breached and fuel began leaking. The crew of 18 was airlifted by Japanese Coast Guard helicopter. Meanwhile the oil leak was growing around the tanker, which was operated by Ocean Grow International Shipmanagement. Japanese authorities were monitoring the wreck and oil leak and commenced an investigation into the cause of the accident.

 APL Austria  (Container Ship)
38 days ago by Timsen

Hazardous cargo fire experts flown in from London and Austria to assist with extinguishing the fire
Specialist hazardous cargo fire experts have been flown in from London and Austria to assist with extinguishing the fire aboard a the "APL Austria" docked at the Port of Ngqura. APL has flown in a specialist hazardous cargo fire expert from London and fire technicians from Austria. Salvage operators from Cape Town have also arrived to help with the recovery and salvage of the cargo. The fire was active but under control, with firefighters still unable to get below deck where the blaze was trapped. Since Feb 13, Transnet tugboats fitted with fire-fighting equipment have been working nonstop, spraying containers on the deck of the ship with water. Flames flared up sporadically on the containers on Feb 14 and firefighters used high-pressure water hoses to drench the deck and douse the flames as clouds of smoke billowed across the port. While the exact cost of the damage was unknown, it was expected to run into millions of rand. There were a total of 3 076 containers on the ship when it caught fire. The "APL Austria" was en route to Cape Town from Reunion island. After she docked on Feb 13, the terminal was closed temporarily until the blaze was contained. The port management had reopened the terminal by Feb 14 as the fire was deemed to be under control. Actually there was no risk of pollution or even structural damage to the vessel. Additional safety measures in the event of an unforeseen incident had already been put in place. The port has experts on site and have made contingency plans in the highly unlikely event of any pollution. 70 containers – mostly those unaffected by the fire – had been off-loaded and placed on the quay in the afternoon of Feb 14, while others had been moved to another location. Some of the containers had been placed strategically to create a firebreak in an attempt to contain the blaze further. Plans were under way to remove the containers affected by the blaze – some of which were still on fire – and also place them on the quay. Those with fire damage must be opened and emptied and the content stored. The fire-fighting operation was being spearheaded by the SA Maritime Safety Authority. The cause of the fire would only be established once it had been extinguished. Report with video: www.heraldlive.co...

 Xiamenjingtai  (Bulk Carrier)
38 days ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Gadani 09.02.17


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