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 E.h. Senior  (Fishing Vessel)
475 days ago by Timsen

Search for man who jumped over board
In the night of June 12, 2013, a man in the 40s jumped from the "E.H. Senior" after having tried to get aboard the ship which was docked at the Nansen Place in Tromsø. After he was discovered by a crew member who awoke and heard him, he obviously panicked and chose to jump overboard and disappeared.The crew man jumped behind him but could not find the man. So he returned on board and raised the rest of the crew. Both police which was notified at 2.44 a.m., and divers from fire and rescue services in Tromsø launched a search in the basin. At 5:30 a.m. on June 12 the search was stopped but was to be resumed in the run of the day. Norwegian reports with photos: www.ostlendingen....

 Industrial Sailor  (General Cargo Ship)
475 days ago by Timsen

Leaking containers offloaded
North Star Terminal and Stevedore Company personnel offloaded leaking containers from the "BBC Arizona" into a decontamination area in Valdez on June 10, 2013. Once offloaded, the containers were to be opened, inspected and cleaned by Emerald Alaska Inc. Response personnel remained on scene with a vacuum truck and waterside response boats during offloading as a precautionary measure. After transferring containers to shoreside decontamination, samples of oil continued to be field tested to positively rule out presence of PCBs. Vacuum trucks transferred oil cargo into temporary storage tanks or "frac tanks." Report with phots:

 Ever Legend  (Container Ship)
475 days ago by linervision

Samsung delivers EVER LEGEND (9,200 teu), the 12th new L-type for Evergreen
South Korea’ Samsung Heavy Industries today delivered the 9,200 teu new-L-class vessel EVER LEGEND, the 12th unit in a series of 20 identical sisters ordered in Korea by various related companies within the Evergreen Group between July and September of 2010. The ships are part of a wider series of 30 units, since Evergeeen placed follow-up orders for ten identical sister ships at CSBC Kaohsiung in May 2011. full story: linervision.wordp...

 Adrian  (Container Ship)
475 days ago by Timsen

Two crew members electrocuted in pump room
Two crew members of the "Adrian", the 3rd engineer and a fitter, both Philipinos, died from an electric shock in a pump room on June 3, 2013 at around 6 p.m. ship’s time, reports. The bodies were found only in the morning of June 4. A shortcut or naked wire which contacted water accidentally spilled on room’s floor was said to have caused the death. The actual cause of the tragedy was water on the floor. The crew is mixed Ukrainian - Philipino. The vessel had left Santana on June 7 bound for Suape where it docked on June 11 short before midnight.

 Mississippi Star  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
475 days ago by Timsen

Damaged tanker docked in Teesport
On June 12 at 2.45 a.m. the fire damaged "Mississippi Star" reached Teesport Anchorage and docked in port at 4.30 a.m. with its remaining crew of 17. A Philippino crewman aged 65 has been airlifted to hospital after the fire on board the tanker approximately six nautical miles north east of Whitby, and taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough to be treated for flash burns. The Humber Coastguard was contacted by the tanker just after 12.30 p.m. on June 11 reporting that they were dealing with a fire in the engine room. A mayday relay was broadcast via Channel 16, and two vessels in the area at the time responded and went to the scene. The RNLI lifeboats from Whitby and Scarborough, the latter lifeboat was already at sea for a training exercise, were also tasked, along with the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield. The remaining crew managed to isolate and extinguish the fire. The lifeboats stood by in case the crew had to abandon ship. By the time the Whitby RNLI boat reached the casualty, the ship had drifted several miles but the fire was out. The Scarborough lifeboat returned to station but the Whitby crew stood by while the tugs were being called to take the tanker into the Tees where the damage could be assessed. The unloaded tanker had left the Tees only around 10.30 a.m. bound for Antwerp. Report with photos and video:

 Mississippi Star  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
475 days ago by odinfm

Fire in engine room
Chemical tanker Mississippi Star suffered fire on June 11 13 in North sea ballasting from Tees, UK, for Antwerp. Vessel issued distress signal at 12:30 LT reporting fire and injured seaman. Lifeboats were sent to the distressed vessel, by the time they reach the vessel fire was out. Crew isolated the engine room and presumably, switched on fire extinguishing system. Injured crew was airlifted to hospital in Middlesbrough. Tanker was disabled and drifting. Tugs Svitzer Hutton (IMO 9547855) and Svitzer Castle (IMO 9316397) took Mississippi Star on tow and are towing tanker to Tees. As of 01:00 June 12 vessels were some 3 miles off Tees.

 Maria Dolores  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
476 days ago by Timsen

Stowaway found in back engine of ferry
An Algerian stowaway has been busted trying to enter Spain by clinging to the back engine of the "Maria Dolores" on June 9, 2013. The 48-year-old suspected illegal immigrant was picked up at Tarifa, after completing the treacherous two-hour journey across the Straits of Gibraltar. He boarded the ship at Tangiers in Morocco, and had planned to jump into the water as the ferry came close to land and swim to shore. The desperate man, who was both shirtless and shoeless, then hoped to evade a border check point and illegally enter the country by climbing over a 10ft fence. He was arrested by the Spanish police and taken to an immigration detention centre, where he has been detained on suspicion of attempting to enter the country illegally. Reports with photos and Videos: www.theolivepress...

 North Tug  (Tug)
476 days ago by Timsen

Reason for tug sinking unclear
The reason why the "North Tug" capsized while assisting the cruise ship "Ocean Princess" in the port of Kirkenes was yet unclear, and the police was working to determine why the tug sank. They investigated whether there were human error or flaws. On June 11 there were no visible traces of the drama in the port of Kirkenes. If the vessel poses a risk to the security in the fairway, it must be removed the vessel but as it is resting 60 to 70 meters deep, and about 150-200 meters outside the municipality's deepwater harbor this remained to be doubted. Norwegian report with photos and video:

 Hanseatic  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
476 days ago by Timsen

Two cruises cancelled due to fire damage
The damage caused by fire and smoke aboard the "Hanseatic" on June 9 was so severe that the two cruises which were scheduled following the yard stay had to be cancelled. The trips starting from Bremerhaven on June 17 and from Tromsoe on July 4 will not take place due to the repairs which have to be carried out now. The next cruise will start on July 14 from Spitsbergen to Greenland as scheduled. All passengers booked on the previous cruises will be fully refunded and get a discount of 10 % on their next cruise with Hapag-Lloyd.

 Perla  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
476 days ago by odinfm

Adrift off Somalia coast after fire, three crew seriously burned in fire
Chemical tanker Perla suffered fire off Somalia coast on June 7 13, three crew Filipino were burned in a fire, details of an accident unknown. Vessel disabled after the fire, salvage tug Melana 69 (IMO 9317884) as of 00:25 June 11 was some 16 nm north of Perla in position 05 57N 056 03E, 400 nm south of Socotra, both vessels were drifting. Australian frigate HMAS Newcastle came to assist injured crewmen, first aid was provided by Newcastle’s medics delivered to tanker by a helicopter. Two crewmen with second degree burns were evacuated by helicopter to Newcastle, later they were taken to Spanish warship SPS Numancia and then evacuated to Port Victoria, Seyshelles.

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