The captain and crew of the "Seastreak Wallstreet" stated the reverse thrusters failed as the ship got close to the pier. Jason Reimer, the 36-year-old captain said he tried to alternate between control consoles to force the propellers to work in reverse and that during that time the diesel engines failed. Results on drug tests taken by the five-man crew were still to come but the crew has tested negative for alcohol. The National Transportation Safety Board was continuing its investigation.
There was a colourful welcome for Greenpeace's most famous vessel on its arrival at Prince's Wharf in Auckland on Jan. 10, 2013.
Rainbow Warrior III docked less than a kilometre away from where the original vessel was blown up in 1985.
On Wednesday the new vessel was blessed in a ceremony off the coast of Northland, in the bay where its namesake now rests.
It was blessed by local iwi in Matauri Bay before commencing its first trip around New Zealand.
It is the third ship to bare the famous name and this is its first visit to New Zealand. The state-of-the-art ship is eco-friendly and was paid for by donations. Video on tvnz.co.nz/nation...
Nigeria Orders Return of Arrested Toxic Ship to UK
Abuja — The Federal Government, on Jan. 10, 2013, vowed to place heavy sanctions on the e-waste ship that was arrested on Wednesday. It also ordered that the toxic wastes laden containers on board the ship, MV Marivia, be shipped back to the port of origin in the U.K.
This came after security operatives at the Tin-Can Island Port concluded examination on the two offensive containers bearing the e-wastes.
Director-General of the National Environmental Standard and Regulatory Agency, NESRA, Dr. Ngeri Benebo, said sending the consignment back to the port of origin was in conformity with the provisions of Harmful Wastes Act, promulgated after the Koko waste saga.
"We are sending the e-wastes back to the port of origin," the director general said, adding that the agency was going to work according to Nigerian laws on the matter and do exactly what the laws said.
Benebo promised that the vessel owners would be heavily sanctioned in line with the laws of the land. Source: allafrica.com/sto...
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