Disney Cruise Ship Stays Overnight In Port of Galveston Due To Heavy Fog
The Disney Wonder which is operated by Disney Cruise Line has been stuck in port overnight due to heavy fog (Jan. 13./14.).
The Disney cruise ship has been forced to stay overnight in its homeport of Galveston, Texas due to heavy fog in the area. The ship arrived late on Friday on the end of a 7-night Bahamas cruise. According to passengers onboard the ship at the time, Disney Wonder didn’t begin entering the port until the afternoon. www.cruisehive.co...
For the first time ever, families in Manila no longer have to fly to Hong Kong or Singapore to hop on a cruise.
Major shipping line Star Cruises announced in a press conference in Manila this week that one of its premier cruise ships for families, Superstar Virgo, has made Manila one of its home ports.
Star Cruises president Ang Moo Lim said the company was looking forward to more trips to the Philippines aboard Superstar Virgo and the company’s other cruise liners.
“We are confident that this will bring a new kind of experience for the Filipino traveler. One thing we made sure of is the hassle-free documentation needed to ride the boat. No need for visas unless you to disembark in Taiwan for a longer stay,” the Manila Standard quoted him as saying.
The travel period for the months of March to May will kick off on March 19, 24 and 29 on a 6-day/5-night cruising departing from Manila to Laoag, Kaoshiung in Taiwan and Hong Kong and back to Manila on the gala or last night of cruise.
The cruise liner noted that the months of March to May were the best months of the year to ply the high seas, with less typhoons and tamer winds and current. filipinotimes.ae/...
On Jan 14, 2017, the "Penhar" enroute from Savannah ot Gavle suffered engine trouble while transiting the Kiel Canal Eastbound at Kudensee. The cause was a damage at a cooling water line. Two tugs pulled the vessel back to Brunsbüttel where she moored at the railway station pilings at 1.30 a.m. In the afternoon the ship tried to resume the voyage, but mananged only to reach the communal port in Rendsburg. The ship turned around in Kudensee before returning to Brunsbüttel once again with reduced speed. She moored at the railway station pilings at 2 p.m. The ship left the port of Brunsbüttel on Jan 15 at 2.40 p.m. and resumed the voyage to Gavle, ETA Jan 18.
Enroute from Brake to Roenne the "Newton" suffered engine damage on the Elbe off Brunsbüttel and had to call a tug for assistance to avoid going adrift in the evening of Jan 13, 2017. After some time the crew managed to restart the engine. In the night hours two tugs towed the vessel into the canal port of Brunsbüttel where she berthed at the pilings. It left the port of Brunsbüttel on Jan 15 at 3 a.m. and reached the port of Rönne on Jan 16 at 8.30 a.m.
Enroute from Swinousjscie to Bremerhaven the "Fredo" ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal on Jan 13, 2017, at 1:20 p.m. after the Holtenau Canal Bridge, after having suffered a blackout which also disabled the bow thruster. At 2.35 p.m. the ship was able to back off with own power and moored at nearby pilings. At 3.30 p.m. she berthed at the Bominflot Quay in the North port of Kiel. She sailed from Kiel on Jan 14 at 6 p..m. and docked at the Bredo Shipyard Bremerhaven for repairs on Jan 15 at noon.
After the departure from Riga on Jan 11, 2017, at 5 p.m. to Stockholm the storm in the Baltic Sea wreaked havoc with the "Isabelle". However, she arrived safely in Stockholm on Jan 12 at 10 a.m. The interior of the ship was damaged, but the passengers were safe. The ferry sailed again at 5 p.m.
Estonian report with video, photo:
Seven people have been rescued from life rafts after abandoning the "Fluvius Tamar" near Kent in the night of Jan 13, 2017. An emergency call came shortly before midnight. The ship was taking on water rapidly on its first voyage for the new owner Quai Marine Service and getting under Barbados-flag. It was enroute from Eemshaven to Pasajes with a cargo of magnesium oxide. By the time the crew finished the mayday call, they didn't make it to the life rafts.
An extensive rescue operation was launched at 11.54 p.m. after the vessel went down 38 miles NE of Ramsgate. Search and rescue helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent, the RNLI all-weather lifeboat from Ramsgate, a Dutch search-and-rescue helicopter and multiple merchant vessels have all assisted in the search and rescue effort. The ferry "Norstream" which was nearby managed to reach the stranded crew first, but was unable to deploy its fast rescue inflatable craft because of the conditions. Weather conditions were challenging with severe gale-force NW winds of nine Beaufort. The rescue operation was made by the pilot port on one side of the ship. The ferry crew managed to get on board four of the crew. Three crew members were airlifted to hospital to hospital by the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter based at Lydd with potential hypothermia but no serious injuries. The UK Coastguard tasked the lifeboat crew to search for the sunken vessel’s EPIRB which they located and recovered and after being stood down returned to Ramsgate, arriving on Jan 14 at 5.10 a.m. The sinking site was marked with wreck marker buoys by the THV "Patricia" from the Lighthouse Authority. Monitoring carried out by aircraft has found no evidence of serious pollution. An exclusion zone around the site of the wreck has been put in place, with UK Coastguard warning nearby vessels to stay away.