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 MV Benita  (Bulk Carrier)
43 days ago by arnekiel

Reports of 5,000 Tonne Bunker Spill "Not Correct" Says MV Benita Salvage Team
Five Oceans Salvage Wednesday stated that reports that an estimated 5,000 tonnes of fuel were lost from the grounded MV Benita are "not correct," noting that 145 metric tonnes (mt) of fuel were on board the vessel at the time of the incident, most of which has now been recovered. "The overriding majority of the 145 tonnes of fuel oil on board has now been safely removed ashore," explained the company, adding that "specialised vacuum pumping equipment is now in place and operational in order to remove the small quantity of fuel oil which remains in two double bottom tanks. "No further oil residue or pollution has been observed around the casualty and specialised anti-pollution booms remain in place along the surrounding shoreline as a precaution." shipandbunker.com...

 Belle Rose  (Bulk Carrier)
43 days ago by Timsen

Final amount for the grounding damage at the Monad Shoal still being assessed
Although the owner of the "Belle Rose" has guaranteed a maximum payment of US$ 1.5 million to pay for damages caused when the vessel ran aground in Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island, it was still not the final amount. The Cebu Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) legal officer Ahmad Clay Escolar said the final amount to be paid by the ship owner for the damage and rehabilitation of the affected area in Monad Shoal was still being assessed by different stakeholders. Escolar hoped to finalize soon the amount as well as the comprehensive rehabilitation plan of the damaged shoal and the signing of the compromise agreement between the ship’s owner, Crest Ocean Traders SA, and the provincial government. The offer of US$1.5 million was stated in the letter of guarantee that the shipping company submitted to the provincial government. The compensation would be paid by Crest Ocean’s insurance provider. At least a hectare of coral reefs was affected when the Panamanian-registered bulk carrier ran aground in the waters off Monad Shoal, an underwater island that serves as cleaning stations of thresher sharks, at dawn of June 12 while trying to avoid hitting fishermen on board a small boat. Once the payment has been made, it was planned to put up fish habitat enhancement devices in different areas within and outside of Monad Shoal to ensure that fishes and other marine animals, especially those that clean thresher sharks, would continue to thrive in the area. Thresher sharks are the main attraction for divers who frequent the dive spots of Malapascua Island, including that in Monad Shoal and around the coastal town of Daanbantayan that has jurisdiction over Malapascua. The devices would be set up outside of Monad Shoal’s protected area to ensure that small-scale fishers, who have also been affected by the incident, could still continue to fish. Once a comprehensive rehabilitation program is completed, it will have to be approved by the Cebu Provincial Board, which will also need to authorize Gov. Hilario Davide III to sign the compromise agreement with the ship owner on behalf of the provincial government. The "Belle Rose" docked at the Keppel Subic Shipyard on July 6.

 HS Master  (Container Ship)
44 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Chittagong 13.07.16

 Camelot  (Other)
44 days ago by Timsen

Disabled sailing vessel towed to Dover
The Dover Lifeboat rescued 11 crew members after the "Camelot" suffered engine failure near Dover harbour on July 12, 2016. The Coastguard requested the launch of the RNLI lifeboat at 2.40 p.m. to assist the vessel. The engine was suspected to have failed due to fuel contamination. Windy weather and a strong tide meant that the "Camelot" needed assistance in order to reach Dover Harbour safely. The lifeboat located the vessel approximately three miles west of the harbour. It quickly got the boat under tow and into the shelter of Dover Marina by 3.55 p.m. Report with photos: www.kentonline.co...

 Maestro Universe  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
44 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Gran Canaria
A Sasemar 215 helicopter evacuated a crew of Philippine nationality who suffered health problems from the "Maestro Universe" in the afternoon of July 11, 2016, about 120 miles south of Gran Canaria. The patient was taken to General Hospital Doctor Negrin at Gran Canaria at 4.30 p.m.

 Tb Gyltingen  (Tug)
44 days ago by Timsen

Tugs towed Johanna to Sjursøya after salvage
In the afternoon of July 12, 2016, the "Fisher II" and "Gyltingen" towed the wreck of the Norwegian partyship "Johanna“, 115 gt, (IMO-No.: 8872655), to Sjursøya in the Oslo Fjord after it had been raised by the Kambo Marina company with a Taklift sheerleg at Hornstrand. On July 11 lifting straps had been laid out around the hull by divers of Kay Arne Johansen and the Drøbak Marine Service. At 11 a.m. the next day the sheerleg arrived, oil booms were laid out and the wreck carefully lifted from the bottom.At midday the "Johanna" was floating again. Norwegian reports with photos and video: www.moss-avis.no/... www.aftenposten.n... www.aftenposten.n... www.aftenposten.n...

 Fisher II  (Tug)
44 days ago by Timsen

Tugs towed Johanna to Sjursøya after salvage
In the afternoon of July 12, 2016, the "Fisher II" and "Gyltingen" towed the wreck of the Norwegian partyship "Johanna“, 115 gt, (IMO-No.: 8872655), to Sjursøya in the Oslo Fjord after it had been raised by the Kambo Marina company with a Taklift sheerleg at Hornstrand. On July 11 lifting straps had been laid out around the hull by divers of Kay Arne Johansen and the Drøbak Marine Service. At 11 a.m. the next day the sheerleg arrived, oil booms were laid out and the wreck carefully lifted from the bottom.At midday the "Johanna" was floating again. Norwegian reports with photos and video: www.moss-avis.no/... www.aftenposten.n... www.aftenposten.n... www.aftenposten.n...

 Ever Lambent  (Container Ship)
44 days ago by arnekiel

Evergreen’s Inaugural Voyage through Expanded Panama Canal
EVER LAMBENT, an 8,452 TEU containership owned by the Evergreen Group, passed through the expanded Panama Canal on the ninth of July (Panama time), marking a new era for Evergreen Line’s all-water services connecting the Far East with the US East Coast. Evergreen held a special ceremony to mark the occasion at the Canal’s Cocoli Locks. Representatives from shipping related industries and government agencies were present to witness and celebrate the significant milestone. EVER LAMBENT is 334 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, with a deadweight tonnage of 104,408 tons and scantling draft of 14.2 meters. The vessel is not only Evergreen’s first large containership to pass through Panama Canal’s third set of locks but also the first Taiwanese operated cargo ship of over 100,000 DWT to transit the expanded waterway.

 Cidade De Saquarema  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > FPSO)
44 days ago by arnekiel

Brazil's Petrobras bringing two FPSO platforms online
Brazil's state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is working hard to meet its production targets, the company's head of exploration and production, Solange Guedes, said on Monday in a telephone interview Guedes said the company's floating, production, storage and offloading ship (FPSO) named Cidade de Saquarema could begin operations in the Lula Central field this month and that she expects that Cidade de Caraguatatuba FPSO in the Lapa field to start operations in August. Source: Reuters

 Bizon 082  (Other)
44 days ago by Timsen

Puhser tug threatened to sink in Gelsenkirchen
The "Bizon 082" (EU-No.: 08356026) was threatened to sink in the port of Gelsenkirchen on July 12, 2016. When the fire rescue was alerted at 11.24 p.m., the engine room of the vessel and the cabin area was already flooded. The crew had saved themselves onto the quay. The fire rescue which was on scene with 15 engines jointly with three vehicles of the technical support work THW was able to tackle the flooding with six submersible pumps so that the affected area was accessible again on July 13 at 3.30 a.m. The pumps remained working until the leakage which was thought to be in the cooling system was patched. No pollution reported. German report with photos: www.presseportal....


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