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 Diavlos Pride  (Slepers)
1 hour ago by BerndU

towed Dead Vessel
towed MV Cheshire IMO:9593646 to Aliaga Breakers picture: www.ideal.es/gran...

 Zoya1  (Tankers)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Sixteen Abandoned Seafarers
A legal dispute has left 15 Indian seafarers and one Pakistani seafarer stranded onboard a tanker off the UAE for over a year. Meanwhile, another 16 Ukrainian seafarers who were stranded off Casablanca have now been paid and repatriated. The crew of the Panama-flagged tanker MT Zoya 1, currently moored 15 miles off the UAE, have not been paid for four months. Their passports have been in the possession of UAE authorities since October 1, 2017 following a legal dispute with shipowner ECB International. Ship managers Aurum Ship Management has asked the owner to pay salaries and port fees as soon as possible, but the request has not been actioned. The men are being provided with food and water, and Indian diplomatic missions are currently working with local authorities to help resolve the situation.

 Armada Perdana  (Tankers)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Legal Dispute Forces Shutdown of Bumi Armada FPSO
Offshore services firm Bumi Armada Berhad has had to shut down the FPSO Armada Perdana at Nigeria's Oyo field due to a legal action on shore. In a notice provided to Bumi Armada, lease operator Erin Petroleum Nigeria Ltd (EPNL) asserted that an unspecified "force majeure event" had occured. EPNL, a subsidiary of Houston-based Erin Energy, asked for an orderly shutdown of the Perdana's operations. In addition, EPNL notified Bumi Armada that all the crude oil to be produced and stored on board the Perdana has been seized/attached by a court in Lagos. The action relates to a legal matter involving a third party and does not involve Bumi Armada directly, the firm said.

 Silver Spirit  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Gallery: Silver Spirit luxury cruise ship cut in two and extended
Silver Spirit, a luxury cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises, was recently the centre of attention at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, when the vessel was cut in two as part of an ambitious lengthening project. https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018/04/gallery-silver-spirit-luxury-cruise-ship-cut-in-two-and-extended/

 Paul Gauguin  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Cruise Line Announces Cruises to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Fiji in 2019
Luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced cruises to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji, and the South Pacific for 2019. Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin. The cruise line released a brochure highlighting these incredible cruises.

 Allure Of The Seas  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Cruises Altered Due to Pier Damage in Roatan
Due to damage to one of the piers in the cruise port of Roatan, larger cruise ships will no longer be able to dock until repairs are completed. No damage has been detected to the western or the central part of the port, which can accommodate and allows for the arrival of smaller cruise ships. However, the east side of the port has suffered some 35 meters of destruction. This will limit the port’s ability to receiving only smaller vessels. Collectively, the entire port counts on some 205 meters of dockable space. The impact is substantial, as it is, and cruise ship cancellations are being confirmed. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas was scheduled to arrive in Roatan for the first time on May 10. For the remainder of the season, all of the cruise ship’s scheduled visits to Roatan have been canceled. The ship will now have either a sea day or visit another cruise port in the Western Caribbean.

 Golden Princess  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Princess Cruise Ship Heads to Alaska After Receiving Enhancements
The Sabatini’s specialty restaurant has changed its name to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria and has been transformed with a fresh new design and menu. Guests can also participate in onboard pasta-making classes. Guests can also enjoy an extensive range of inclusive dining options with signature dishes designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone featured in the main dining room. The signature ‘Movies Under the Stars’ outdoor cinema has been fitted with a new screen that delivers twice the picture definition of the previous screen and improved sound, allowing 160 guests to enjoy the latest blockbusters with stunning picture quality. Aesthetic enhancements were also made to The Shops of Princess to ensure a great guest shopping experience. Golden Princess also features the new Princess Luxury Beds developed with board-of-medicine certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to give guests a restful sleep whilst at sea. Club Class Mini-Suites offer priority embarkation/disembarkation, priority specialty dining reservations, dedicated servers and other services. The cruise ship has now embarked on Princess Cruises’ inaugural Singapore to Alaska cruise after dry dock in Singapore. This is the first time Princess Cruises is operating a direct cruise from Singapore to Alaska, meeting growing demand from Asian passengers who want to sail on an Alaskan cruise departing from a port close to home.

 Carnival Horizon  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

New Carnival Cruise Line Innovations on Carnival Horizon
New Carnival Horizon will eventually make Miami home, offering Caribbean sailings on a very nicely appointed ship that should fit right in. Airy, open top deck spaces combined with areas of the ship dedicated to sports, relaxation and family fun. Among the many innovations built into Carnival Horizon, sister-ship to Carnival Vista are new cruise ship features never before seen on a Carnival Cruise Line ship. Dr Seuss Waterworks – Carnival’s integration of Dr Seuss is complete now with the Dr Seuss element applied in Fun and interesting ways. Instead of babysitters, the program staffs youth spaces with crew who have been educators on land. Ramping up the family fun is Dr Seuss Waterworks, basically a non stop waterpark with multiple features. Smart Elevator​s – Old school:​ You want to go from deck 3 to deck 11 so you push the UP button on one of several elevators then watch to see which one is coming your way. Once it arrives, get in and hope it does not stop on decks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 too or this is going to take forever. https://cruisefever.net/new-carnival-cruise-line-innovations-on-their-newest-cruise-ship/

 Norwegian Bliss  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Their Newest Ship, Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of their newest cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss, earlier on April 19, 2018during a ceremony held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Norwegian Bliss is the 16th cruise ship in the cruise line’s fleet. Before cruising to Southampton, England to begin her transatlantic journey on April 21.

 Carnival Breeze  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Carnival Breeze Earns Perfect Health Score During Recent Inspection
A Carnival cruise ship earned a perfect health score during an inspection that took place last week in Galveston, Texas. This is the first perfect health score of the year for Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Breeze scored a perfect 100 during the announced inspection that took place on April 8, 2018 in Galveston. To earn a 100 score, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items that comprise the U.S.P.H.’s comprehensive Vessel Sanitation Program checklist. The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port, evaluate vessels in a wide variety of areas, including adherence to proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness.

 Grand Classica  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

New Cruise Ship Arrived in Port of Palm Beach, Florida
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s new cruise ship named Grand Classica has arrived at the Port of Palm Beach, Florida to offer new cruises after being purchased from Costa Cruises and undergoing a major refurbishment. Grand Classica which is the newest ship in the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line fleet arrived in Palm Beach this morning. There was a musical welcome when the ship arrived with a performance by the Bak Middle School of the Arts Foundation. The new addition joins Grand Celebration which already sails to the Bahamas from the Florida port. https://www.facebook.com/...

4 hours ago by arnekiel

Gibraltar: Environmentalists Highlight Air Pollution from Cruise Ships
Environmentalists found high concentrations of pollutants in air samples taken at the weekend at the Mediterranean port of Gibraltar. The samples, which were taken next to cruise vessels moored in Campo de Gibraltar [an area between the port proper and the mainland], showed "high concentrations of ultrafine particles", according to international environmentalist groups Ecologistas en Acción from Spain and Nature and Biodiversity Union (NABU) from Germany. "Air pollution levels [were] up to 140 times higher than in areas with clean air" from samples taken on Friday, Saturday and Sunday when different cruise ships visited the port, a statement from NABU said. NABU policy officer Malte Siegert called for the Mediterranean Sea region to be designated a emission control area (ECA) as is already the case in the North and Baltic Seas.

 Ruby Princess  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Man runs 100 miles onboard Ruby Princess
Running a 100-mile race is relatively common and entirely commendable. Running 20 100-mile races is getting a little out there, but to each their own. Trekking 100 miles solo through the heart of Utah, fueling on gas station food may be pushing the envelope a bit, but sure, why not? Taking those 100 miles to the high school track in the middle of summer is enough to make your head spin just thinking about it. And then there’s racing 135 miles in Death Valley in “The world’s toughest footrace,” which is just mind-boggling. Well, all of those amazing feats were accomplished by one man, and he may have just topped them all — by "running on water." On March 31, Cory Reese, of Hurricane, took his ultra-running legs and ran 100 miles on the Pacific Ocean — with a little help from the Ruby Princess cruise ship. While on a seven-day cruise along the California Coast with friends and family, Reese used 27 hours and 47 minutes of his vacation — on the first day, no less — to run 100 miles around the deck of the ship.

 Sea Princess  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

'Cocaine babe' gets 8 years for smuggling via cruise ship
April 18 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman who helped smuggle $21 million worth of cocaine into Australia on a cruise ship -- and shared photos of her exotic travels online -- was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday. Melina Roberge was one of three Canadians who pleaded guilty to importing more than 200 pounds of cocaine on a luxury cruise liner in August 2016. Roberge said she'd been recruited by a "sugar daddy" for the plot, in which the 24-year-old stood to earn as much as $100,000. In June 2016, she was a last-minute replacement for the cruise on the MS Sea Princess. Prosecutors said Roberge and Isabelle Lagace were given first-class tickets on the vessel and spending money, and Roberge was told she would act as a decoy. She was encouraged to post photos on social media to show off the lavish trip. The Sea Princess stopped in Bermuda, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Tahiti before arriving in Sydney.

 Irgiz  (Slepers)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot LLP, a leader in transportation in the Caspian Sea region, has taken delivery of its third Damen Shoalbuster 2709, the last in the current order. The vessels are ideal for operations in the shallow waters of the Caspian Sea and are now playing an important role in the development of oil fields in the Kazakh section of the inland sea and significantly expanding the range of services that Kazmortransflot can offer its clients. The contracts for the three Shoalbusters 2709 were signed in July 2017 between Damen, NMSC Kazmortransflot LLP and Al Hilal Islamic Bank, which arranged the Sharia compliant financing. All three vessels were built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem with the first two delivered from stock just two months following the signing of the contract. Named Emba and Talas, they were handed over to Kazmortransflot on 5 September 2017 in the Netherlands. The third, named Irgiz, was officially delivered on 15 March this year. The vessels are RMRS classified.

 Washington  (Tankers)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Crowley Completes Acquisition of SeaRiver Tankers
Crowley Alaska Tankers, a division of Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime and is now chartering them back to SeaRiver under varying multi-year terms. The tankers Liberty Bay and Eagle Bay, now under Crowley ownership and operation, each have a capacity of 760,000 barrels and transport crude from Alaska to West Coast refineries. The tanker SR American Progress has a capacity of 342,000 barrels and transports refined petroleum between the U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports. Crowley has renamed the ships. Liberty Bay is now Washington. Eagle Bay is California, and SR American Progress is Oregon. More at gcaptain.com/crow...

 Queen Elizabeth 2  (Passagierschepen)
4 hours ago by arnekiel

Ocean Liner QE2 Reopens as Luxury Floating Hotel in Dubai
(Reuters 2018-04-18) – The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ocean liner has been given a new lease of life as a floating hotel in Dubai, 10 years after the Gulf Arab emirate bought it for $100 million. State-owned Dubai World bought the QE2 from Cunard Line in 2007, but the 2008 financial crisis delayed any plans for the 40-year-old vessel, one of the world’s most famous ships. Now the QE2, permanently moored at Mina Rashid port, has been refurbished based on the original design, from its carpets to the theater and even restaurant menus featuring dishes served in the liner’s heyday. A reception housed in a boat-shaped structure at the quay welcomed guests to Wednesday’s official opening. Large portraits of United Arab Emirates rulers hang opposite portraits of a young Queen Elizabeth II and Samuel Cunard, founder of the company that built the ship. “There is a huge following around the world for the QE2 because of how famous she is and what she stands for,” said Hamza Mustafa, chief executive of PCFC Hotels, the Dubai World subsidiary that owns the ship. The QE2 first entered service in 1969 and has sailed around the world 25 times, carrying more than 2.5 million passengers, the company said.

4 hours ago by arnekiel

Greek Ferry Crews Striked on Wednesday
ATHENS, April 18 (Reuters) – Greek ferries remained docked at the country’s ports on Wednesday as seamen, marine engineers and ship cooks walked off the job to protest against planned government reforms which they say will further hurt their labor rights. The 24-hour strike was organized by Greece’s seamen federation (PNO), which said the leftist-led government was preparing a reform allowing non-European flagged transport ships to sail in Greece, leading to job losses for Greek crews. The reform is coming on top of pension cuts, rising unregistered labor and work without any insurance, PNO said. PNO said later on Wednesday that the strike would be extended until Friday morning. “No more blows against our sector,” it said in a statement. Passenger traffic was slow at Piraeus port on Wednesday morning. Traffic has been picking up as the summer, the top tourism season for the Mediterranean country, approaches. Marine unions have strongly resisted reforms liberalizing the shipping sector, which along with tourism is a pivotal industry for Greece, a country of proud seafarers and shipowners.

 NYK Joanna  (Vrachtschepen)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Container ship ran onto coral reef
The "NYK Joanna" ran aground off Subic Bay in the early morning of April 19, 2018, as it attempted to avoid the collison with a fishing boat. The vessel was leaving Subic Bay and was headed for Manila short past midnight when it veered away to prevent hitting the boat and got into shallows off McMany’s Point. The vessel suffered minimal damage from hard corals. An inspection team from the Philippine Coast Guard and a towage company did not detect any leak in the hull nor a spill. The ship was refloated about 11 a.m. and anchored on a safe place for further assessment that it was seaworthy before being allowed to sail. On Apr 20 it was still moored at the Subic Bay Anchorage. Report with photo: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/983705/foreign-vessel-runs-aground-in-subic-bay#ixzz5D80hFYdB

 Ce Breeze  (Tankers)
5 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Chittagong under new Name Motaleb 19.04.18 Picture : www.facebook.com/...

 Resolve Blizzard  (Slepers)
5 hours ago by BerndU

picture from Beaching
picture from Aliaga : www.instagram.com...

 Silver Soul  (Vrachtschepen)
5 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Chittagong 19.04.18

 Valiant Service  (Slepers)
5 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Alang 19.04.18

 Nerey  (Vissersboten)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Trawler berthed at Hirtshals Yard
The "Nerey" left the port of Kirkenes on Apr 11, three months after the fire in the freezer compartment at the Kimek Quay on Jan 12. The ship berthed at the Hirtshals Yard AS in the East basin of Hirtshals on Apr 18 at 9.40 a.m.

 Martie  (Vrachtschepen)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Container barge sailed again months after fire
The "Martie", 849 ts (CENI-No.: 02325291), which had caught fire in the port of Waalwijk on Feb 7, left the port of Rotterdam after repairs on Apr 17 at 2 p.m. It headed to Zwijndrecht where she berthed at 3.50 p.m.

 Glory Hongkong  (Vrachtschepen)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier left Tallinn port
The "Glory Hongkong", which had been berthed at the Vene-Balti port in Tallinn since March 10, left the port on Apr 18 at 7.10 p.m. and dropped anchor on Tallinn roads in pos. 59° 29.47' N 024° 36.57' E. The ship was destined to St. Petersburg, ETA Apr 20.

 Maersk Honam  (Vrachtschepen)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Maersk Honam in the Gulf of Oman
The "Maersk Honam" has reached the Gulf of Oman under tow to an anchorage next to Jebel Ali. Maersk has been granted permission from the port authorities of Jebel Ali to dock the vessel next to Jebel Ali, and they expected it to be at the anchorage in the second half of April, if everything goes well. The fire is under control, but there are still areas where it is not yet fully defeated. At the anchorage hot spots in the affected areas will be cooled and completely extinguished. Further necessary work to bring the ship to the dock will be carried out to ensure cargo discharge and vessel stability. Once these activities have been completed, the vessel will be moved from the anchorage to the Jebel Ali terminal to begin unloading. However, the arrival time depends on a number of unknown factors and may change. The port stay and unloading of the ship were expected to result in high extraordinary costs. Maersk Line therefore has declared General Average, after which all parties with a financial interest in the ship in question must divide the losses proportionally.

 Tasing Swan  (Tankers)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Steering gear failure in Port Weller
On Apr 9, 2018, the "Tasing Swan" was disabled due to a steering gear failure at Port Weller, Ontario, in pos. 43 12.8 N 79 12.57 W. The crew carried out the repairs and the vessel resumed its voyage. It arrived at Sarnia on Apr 13 at 02.30 a.m. and sailed again at 10 p.m.

 Queen Of Cumberland  (Passagierschepen)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Boat crashed into water during drill
Two BC Ferries workers had to be rescued in the afternoon of Apr 18, 2018, after they fell overboard from the "Queen of Cumberland" during a rescue drill at the Swartz Bay terminal. Their rescue boat was being lifted onto the ferry when the crane failed. The boat fell into the water with the two workers still on it. Both were wearing survival suits and protective equipment but one of them was hurt, although the gravity of their injuries was unknown. Terminal staff launched a workboat and retrieved the two from the water. The "Queen of Cumberland" sailings have been cancelled for the rest of the day as crews determined why the mechanism failed. Report with photo and video: https://globalnews.ca/news/4153464/2-bc-ferries-workers-rescued-after-safety-drill-boat-falls-into-the-water/

 Cheshire  (Vrachtschepen)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Cheshire underway to breakers
The "Cheshire" which had caught fire off the Canary coast has remained seven in Motril, where it has been unloaded, was heading to Turkey to be broken up in the afternoon of Apr 18, 2018. The ship was initially being towed by four tugs. For safety reasons, the port captain had closed the port for ship traffic between 3 and 9 p.m. During this time, the departure of fishing, sports and commercial vessels was prohibited, The "Cheshire" had transported 42,000 tons of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium used as fertilizers when she caught fire on August 12, 2017, near the Canary Islands, on its way to refuel during the crossing from Norway to Thailand. The ship finally entered the port on Sep 14. The authorities of Granada decided to authorize the unloading of the ship in the port of Motril where the owners of the ship had warehouses and facilities. Up to 200 people participated in the following unloading operation, which was carried out with the maximum safety measures and lasted 20 days. In addition, repairs were necessary to be able to get the ship back to the sea. A part of the cargo was taken from Motril via road, to be transferred to the company's warehouses and another part was re-exported aboard other ships. Stevedoring, repairs and other works cost more than eight million Euros. Spanish report with photos: www.ideal.es/gran...

 Havila Borg  (Vrachtschepen)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Offshore vessels got new contracts
The "Havila Aurora" and "Havila Borg" have received a three-month contract with the Totals exploration and production company in the UK. Each contract has an option for another month. The start of the contracts is in May 2018. The "Havila Borg" was laid up with two other ships in 2016, when 70 lost their jobs.

 Havila Aurora  (Vrachtschepen)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Offshore vessels got new contracts
The "Havila Aurora" and "Havila Borg" have received a three-month contract with the Totals exploration and production company in the UK. Each contract has an option for another month. The start of the contracts is in May 2018. The "Havila Borg" was laid up with two other ships in 2016, when 70 lost their jobs.

 Atlantic  (Vrachtschepen)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding in Rønne
The "Atlantic" which had sailed from Kaliningrad on Apr 17, 2018, at 1.45 a.m. ran aground upon entering the port of Rønne upon Bornholm at 10 p.m. It got stuck next to the reeder quay. The grounding was probably caused by the relatively low water level in the port basin at the time of the accident. No damage was reported, and the "Atlantic" managed to refloat with own power. The Danish Maritime Authority detained the vessel at the Skærve Quay until the ship's seaworthiness has been approved.

 Putford Rover  (Vrachtschepen)
11 hours ago by Timsen

At Shipbreaking Yard
..in Grenaa: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Geo Star  (Vrachtschepen)
11 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach...
..at Aliaga: https://www.instagram.com...

 Jonathon King Boyd  (Baggerschepen)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Dredger set oil pipeline alight
A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and RLB Contracting Inc., was responding to a gas pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a mayday in the evening of Apri l7, 2018, from the captain of the "Jonathon King Boyd", who reported the vessel was on fire after hitting a gas pipeline while conducting dredging operations. Genesis Energy owns the pipeline. The 10 crewmembers aboard the "Jonathan King Boyd" were safely removed by the crew of the good Samaritan vessel "First State", which was first on scene. The fire onboard the dredging barge was meanwhile extinguished and was closely monitored for the potential of re-flash. Port Lavaca Fire Department and a fire-fighting barge are on scene to conduct fire fighting operations. Horizon Environmental has placed containment boom around the "Jonathon King Boyd" as a precaution in case fuel or oil discharge. A one-mile safety zone remained in effect around the dredge. The Intracoastal Waterway remains closed to traffic from mile marker 468 to mile marker 474 to include the Matagorda Ship Channel from the jetties to seven nautical miles inside the bay. Natural gas continued to burn from the pipeline, with the pipeline’s pressure decreasing. The impacted pipeline is secured; the remaining gas was residual. Reports with photos and video: https://www.dvidshub.net/... coastguardnews.co... https://www.dvidshub.net/...

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