The main tug "Maria" involved in towing the "Lucky Seven" again let down the salvage operation with the exercise now expected to resume on Sep 24. The rope got entangled with the propeller of the tug thus hampering the operation.
If the Norwegian Maritime Directorate gives green light, thr "Ullensvang" will return to traffic on the Hareid-Sulesund connection during the weekend of Sep 23/24. Actually the ship was still in Hareid. Human failure was the cause of the allision on Sep 1.
GAC - Thursday, September 21, 2017, Cochin, India
A fishing vessel had sunk in the main channel of Cochin port, at position 09 58.262 N / 076 14.693 E with a clear depth of 10 metres over the wreck. Work is underway to remove the wreckage.
Until the channel is cleared, only vessels up to 10.00 metres draft may berth at both IGTPL (container terminal operated by DP World) and at Cochin Port berths/terminals.
GAC - Thursday, September 21, 2017, Cape Canaveral, United States
Due to shoaling in the main channel as a result of Hurricane Irma, the Canaveral Port Authority and the Canaveral Pilots Association are implementing a temporary draft restriction for all vessels calling on Port Canaveral. Effective immediately, the maximum allowable draft in the Port is 38’ (11.6M).
Additionally, the Canaveral Port Authority Harbormaster office, in accordance with the Canaveral Pilots Association, reserve the right to require any vessels with a draft of over 36’ (11.0M) to a tide-restricted transit of the channel. (Note that these temporary restrictions are based on channel surveys performed by Land & Sea Surveying)
The Canaveral Port Authority engaged the Army Corps of Engineers, Dutra Dredging, and Land & Sea Surveying prior to the arrival of Irma in the event that shoaling did occur. They have maintained contact ever since and are actively working with each group to expedite the correction of the channel deficiencies.