Jan Urthel, the master of the "Rugenort" blocked the Friedrichskoog barrage on June 3, 2015, so that the gates could not be closed. This was a protest against the planned closure of the fishing port of Friedrichskoog. After about one hour he ended the pootest.
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On June 3, 2015, at 10.40 a.m. the "Rosella" spilled 40 liters of lubricating oil in the port of Kapellskär. The Stockholm Fire Department could not clean it up due to the small quantity. Officers consulted with administrators of the port and environmental experts on the measures that were needed.
Magellan recently completed maintenance drydock at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam
The 46,052-ton Magellan has recently completed a five-week scheduled maintenance drydock at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. For two of the weeks the 222-metre vessel was positioned in the yard’s 250-meter no.4 dry dock where the hull, rudders and propellers underwent a thorough inspection and cleaning. Originally built for Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985 and named Holiday, Magellan is now part of the Global Maritime Group Inc. and has recently joined the fleet of the British operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV).
Appointed by the Global Maritime Group to undertake the docking, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam conducted a wide range of maintenance and repair activities.
These included removing the 16 lifeboats and taking them ashore for servicing, and the full range of standard docking tasks such as polishing the propellers, surveying the tail shaft, checking rudder clearances, and cleaning the sea chests, anodes and chain lockers. In addition, the eight air conditioning units were overhauled and the complete grey /black water vacuum system with its 700 toilets chemically cleaned. Various pipes were also renewed, including those serving the sea water pumps, ballast tank air vents and suction lines.
The stabiliser fins were also serviced and the incinerator refurbished. Finally, significant steel repairs took place in the aft peak tank, and the high elastic friction clutch e-motor was overhauled.
With a full cruise program for the summer, including a three day trip to Amsterdam and Antwerp departing London on June 4, timing was critical with no room for delay. Effective and precise project management was a key factor in the success of this project.
“Overall, the project went smoothly due to close cooperation between the vessel’s management, the shipyard and, last but not least, a very cooperative crew,” commented Ruud Haneveer of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. “The timescale was very challenging given the scope of the work required, but the quality of our facilities and the expertise of our workforce ensured that everything was successfully completed on time.” www.cruiseindustr...
The US Coast Guard medevaced an 85-year-old man from the "Grand Princess" in the Gastineau Channel in the evening of June 3, 2015. The captain of the "Grand Princess" contacted Sector Juneau watchstanders requesting a medevac for the man who was suffering from symptoms of a stroke.
Watchstanders launched a 45-foot boat from the Station Juneau to meet the "Grand Princess" and transferred the man to emergency medical personnel on shore. He was transported by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.
On June 3, 2015, the "Seifjord", 98 gt, suffered an engine blackout in the Lukk Sound. The former ferry dropped anchor to stop going adrift. The Bergen-bases NSSR-lifeboat "Bjarne Kyrkjebø" abd tge Norwegian Coastguard were called to assist.
In the evening of June 3 experts boarded the "Purple Beach" in order to perform measurements in the engine room. An evaluation of the results was not expected before June 4. Meanwhile, the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies held briefings with the shipping company, government officials and other involved parties to coordinate the further proceedings The briefings will be continued in the next few days. Before opening the cargo hold, more measurements have to be carried out on the ship. The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies assumed that the fertilizer has developed into a pulpy mass.
The "Großherzogin Elisabeth" allided with a dolphin on May 31, 2015, when leaving the port of Büsum bound for Elsfleth in adverse weather conditions. The bowsprit of the ship was split and the foreship damaged. The ship was sent to the Elsfleth Yard for repairs which were estimated to take two weeks. All tours during this time had to be cancelled.
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