The "Wanhe" ran aground off the port of Aguadulce on Sep 24, 2014, at 4 a.m. The boxship was rounding a bend in the access channel to the terminal in Buenaventura when the Wanhe steered out of the navigation fairway when giving way to another vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. The vessel had arrived from Manzanillo with 731 containers. The ship was not obstructing the entry or exit of vessels in the port of Buenaventura. In the area where the grounding occurred was a depth of 14.5 meters as a result of dredging in the past. Salvors were called to refloat the "Wanhe".
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While travelling through the Welland Canal, the "Algoma Navigator" was damaged in the morning of Sep 26, 2014, after striking one of the banks in Port Robinson. The bulkcarrier made contact just past 7 a.m. The ship continued south and tied up at Wharf 12, north of Lock 8 in Port Colborne where the vessel was tied up for inspection. St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. officials were on scene at 1 p.m., as were employees of Algoma Ship Repair, formerly Fraser Marine, of Port Colborne.
Both the seaway officials and Algoma employees were seen looking down the port side of the ship. At the time of the incident, the area was under dense fog. There was no visible damage to the ship, but there were unconfirmed reports that the vessel started taking on water.
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The "Yusho Haruna" was in collision with the Chinese fishing vessel "Min Xia Yu 01971" with 10 crew members aboard in the afternoon of Sep 25, 2014, north of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The fishing vessel suffered damages and water ingress, the situation was brought under control after the arrival of a Chinese Navy ship.
The "Kapitan Rybalko" along with the barge "VT-3759", which was loaded with 3021 tons of calcium chloride, was pushed into shallow waters by a SW wind of 25 meters/sec in the Taganrog Bay, Azov Sea. The barge ran aground, the traffic on the channel was not affected. The tug and barge were en route from Rostov to Kavkaz port.
On Sep 24, 2014, the "Aegean Queen" suffered a mechanical failure of the main engine while leaving the port of Rhodes with 125 passengers on board. The ferry remained in port and was detained for a class survey, the passengers were disembarked and taken in care of the shipping company.
On Sep 27, 2014, around 2 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "Roald AMundsen" during welding works at the Lindenau Yard in Kiel-Friedrichsort. The fire rescue Kiel which had just attended a fire on the traditional sailing vessel "Angelina Catherina" switched from Holtenau to nearby Friedrichsort and was able to extinguish the fire within short time. No injuries reported.
Golden Gate Ferry Captains Stage One-Day Labor Strike
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California’s largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco Bay-area commuters in a wider labor dispute over wages and benefits for transit workers.
The 20 ferry pilots who work for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District walked off the job for the day to protest what union officials have criticized as bad-faith contract bargaining on the part of management.
The Golden Gate service operates five ferries making 42 crossings a day – carrying roughly 8,500 passengers – between San Francisco and the Marin County communities of Sausalito and Larkspur on the north side of the bay.
With no one else available to pilot the vessels while the union captains stage their first ever labor strike, the ferry system will be closed until Saturday morning, the district said. The shutdown includes service that had been scheduled for the San Francisco Giants baseball game on Friday night at AT&T Park. gcaptain.com/gold...
Maersk's Asia-Europe AE-10 service to run with only 18,000-TEU ships
THE world's leading ocean carrier, Maersk Line, is to complete the upscaling of the ships deployed on its Asia-Europe AE-10 to 18,000 TEU with the phasing-in of the new Mogens Maersk.The Mogens Maersk is the 12th ship in the carrier's 18,270 TEU Triple-E class series.The first Triple-E vessel was introduced on the AE-10 in June 2013. Since then, these ships have progressively displaced the shipping line's 15,000-TEU units to the Asia-Europe AE-2 loop, reported Alphaliner. Source : Asian Shipper