In the foremidday of Feb 17, 2018, the "Anthrazit“, 1868 ts (EU-No.: 4004990;), ran aground on the Rhine in Duisburg-Ruhrort. The unloaded shp got stuck at the height of the Rhine Orange at the conjunction with the Ruhr. The cause was unclear. Navigation on the river was not hampered.
German report with photo:
The "Krempertor", enroute from Zeebrugge to Soelvesborg, encountered trouble upon entering the southern lock of the Kiel Canal in Brundsbüttel on Fb 18, 2018,, at 2.53 a.m. The police investigated the incident, and the ship continued the voyage at 3.30 a.m., ETA Soelvesborg Feb 19, 1 p.m.
TUI Cruises to Order Mein Schiff 7 from Meyer Turku
German cruise line TUI Cruises has reached an agreement with Finland’s shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the construction of a new cruise ship, to be named Mein Schiff 7.
Scheduled to be delivered from the yard in 2023, the new vessel would be based on the design of New Mein Schiff 1 and 2.
The parties informed that the agreement is still subject to financing, which is now being worked on with the banks and Finnvera.
“We are very thankful that TUI Cruises is entrusting us with building another ship to their fleet of modern and beautiful Mein Schiffs,” Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku, said.
“It will bring further good work to Turku shipyard as well as the Finnish maritime cluster. This is what we are preparing for with our recruitments and investments,” Meyer added. https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/243984/tui-cruises-to-order-mein-schiff-7-from-meyer-turku/