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 Christina  (General Cargo Ship)
466 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Bremerhaven
Coming from Ceuta the "Adrana" allided with the north jetty off Bremerhaven while entering port on May 20, 2013. The pilot and master had misjudged the strength of the current. Two tugs were called for assistance and berthed the ship around 2 p.m. The bow of the "Adrana" suffered slight, the stone jetty was significantly damaged.

 Merlion  (Container Ship)
466 days ago by Timsen

Enrpoute to breakers in Alang
On May 13, 2103, the "Merlion" departed from Hongkong bound for scrap in Alang, ETA May 31.

 Texas  (Other Tanker)
466 days ago by Timsen

Fire on tank barge in Hansweert
The "Texas" caught fire on May 21, 2013, at 7.05 a.m. in the port of Hansweert. The ship was berthed in the Outer Southern port. The fire rescue attended with two fire engines and scaled the accident as a mediam fire. At 7.55 a.m. the fire was extinguished. Also the tug "Bravo" and the "RWS 79" of Rijkswaterstraat were on scene and secured the ship. Dutch report with photos and video:

 Aidacara  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
466 days ago by Timsen

Medevac in Kiel Canal
On May 19, 2013, a Seaking of the former Navy Flight Squadron 5 in Kiel-Holtenau medevaced a passenger of the "Aidacara" only one hour after the ship had left the Ostsee Quay in Kiel and entered the Kiel Canal westbound destined for Bergen short past 6 p.m. One passenger had collapsed and was treated in the ship's hospital where a medevac was recommended. The Seaking was by chance nearby after having transported a patient from the German Westcoast to the University Hospital in Kiel and hovered above the cruise ship, which was near Sehestedt then, within a few minutes. A crewman was winched onto its deck, and the patient prepared to be transferred onto the helicopter. Within short time he was hoisted and taken to the University Hospital too.

 B Oceania  (Bulk Carrier)
466 days ago by Timsen

Mammoet Salvage about to complete wreck removal
The sheerleg "Schiedam", the accommodation & work barge "Crest Support 1" and the salvage barge "MSV 3301" as a support barge flr the divers are actually working to remove the "B. Oceania" wreck. The barge is used for cutting the wreck pieces and preparations of the wreck pieces before lifting the wreckage with slings and chains. Mammoet Salvage was awarded the wreck removal contract of the "B. Oceania§ which was located in the very busy shipping lane. First the salvage company started removing the cargo, which was 68.000 tons iron ore, and transported the cargo to the shore with barges where it was disposed to shore base facilities. Upon completion of this task the wreck was cut in pieces using the cutting barge "MSB 3301" and in continuation the ships parts where lifted out by sheerlegs and placed on barges for transportation to the shore for disposal and scrapping. Actually only three ship sections are left on the seabed which are beging prepared by divers for the lift from the seabed which is expected to take place before the end of May 2013. The whole work took nearly 1,5 year to complete. The bulker had sunk on July 29, 20122, in the Malacca Straits after it collided with the "Xin Tai" following a failure of both of her generators, resulting in a complete loss of power. While the ship’s emergency generator quickly restored limited power, the vessel was left without its main engine and soon lost speed. The crew had switched on the ‘Not Under Command’ lights and placed a direct call to the "Xin Tai Hai", which was known to be nearby, but received no reply. The "Xin Tai Hai" apparently made no effort to steer clear and struck the "B. Oceania" on starboard side in hold No. 1, then hold No. 3. The "B. Oceania" split in two and sank in a water depth of 35-40 meters.

 Serenissima  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
466 days ago by arnekiel

Serenissima back to safety after running aground in Oban Bay
A passenger ship has been brought safely to anchor after it ran aground on the west cost of Scotland. The Serenissima, became lodged on sand and gravel in Oban Bay at around 6.30pm on Monday, May 20. None of the 61 passengers or 51 crew members were injured during the incident. The Serenissima, an 87-metre vessel, ran aground at the bow at a spot known as the Corran Ledge as it made its way from Ireland to the port of Oban. The Martime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said there were no reports of injuries, and no reports of pollution or of water entering the ship. Strong winds hampered initial attempts by the crew and the Oban RNLI lifeboat team to rescue the vessel, but it was eventually re-floated at about 1.10am. The Serenissima is now anchored in Oban Bay and will undergo a dive inspection later on Tuesday. More and pics on

 Ocean Topaz  (Bulk Carrier)
466 days ago by arnekiel

COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. delivers "Ocean Topaz"
COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 92500 DWT, “OCEAN TOPAZ”, to its European buyer. The bulk carrier measures 229.17 meters in LOA (length of all), 38.01 meters in breadth and 20 .7 meters in depth.

 Chios Luck  (Bulk Carrier)
466 days ago by arnekiel

COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. delivers "Chios Luck"
COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 35000 DWT, “CHIOS LUCK”, to its European buyer. The bulk carrier measures 179.99 meters in LOA (length of all), 30 meters in breadth and 14.7 meters in depth.

 Arctic Storm  (Fishing Vessel)
466 days ago by odinfm

On fire off Aberdeen, 120 crew to be evacuated
USCG: Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call from the fish factory Arctic Storm at approximately 3:20 p.m. (23:20 UTC) May 20 13 reporting an uncontrolled engine room fire with 120 people on board some 30 miles west of Grays Harbor (Aberdeen), Wash. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River launched two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Astoria, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Cape Disappointment and two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor. Later Coast Guard said fire was put under control by the crew, after activating chemical firefighting system. Vessel seems to be stable, but the crew is to be evacuated to one of the fishing vessels nearby (there are some 4-5 fish factories in the area). Arctic Storm is to be towed to Aberdeen. The Arctic Storm is operated by Seattle-based Arctic Storm Management Group. The company’s website says its crews fish for Pacific Whiting off the coast of Washington and Oregon from the end of May through early June. Type: Trawler/Processor Owner: Arctic Storm LLC Port of registry: Seattle, WA Call Sign: WTQ5896 Length: 101.8 meters Beam: 14.83 meters Tonnage: 4,068 GT Flag USA.

 Eclipse  (Service Ship > Cable Layer)
466 days ago by BerndU

beached at chittagong, Bangladesh (03.04.13)

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