The "Kelly C" ran aground in the afternoon of Aug 24, 2015, in the Eo near the port of Ribadeo during a turning manoever while departing from the port in Lugo, where she had arrived on Aug 23 from Ceuta. The grounding was caused by an accumulation of sand on the bottom of the estuary. On Aug 24 at 9.30 p.m. the ship mananged to get out of the shoal assisted by the tug "Gondán". It was carrying 2000 tons of pulp paper. The traffic in the approach of Lugo was disturbed during the salvage work. The ship was inspected by the local authorities before continuing to the port of Marín to complete loading.
Spanish reports with photos:
Vroon took delivery of ‘VOS Paradise’, an ULSTEIN designed platform supply vessel of the PX121 design. The vessel was handed over to Vroon during a ceremony held at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in China. 'VOS Paradise' is the second of six in a series being built at Cosco. The vessels will be delivered during 2015 and 2016.The PX121 design, with 850 m2 deck space, is an X-BOW® design which ensures reduced and smoother vessel movements in harsher conditions. This provides better operational and fuel-efficiency advantages to the charterer, in combination with high crew-comfort standards. en.portnews.ru/ne...
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Fourth tanker leaves Iranian floating storage since nuclear deal
Another tanker has left Iran’s floating storage fleet, the fourth to detach from one of two flotillas based in the Persian Gulf since Iran’s landmark nuclear deal July 14. The National Iranian Tanker Company-owned Nancy had been observed anchored off Kharg Island for 135 days until August 19, when its AIS-transponder was shut off, making the ship “invisible” to vessel-tracking software. The 2.1 million-barrel vessel then reappeared briefly Sunday in the UAE’s Fujairah waiting zone — where ships often bunker prior to long journeys or conduct ship-to-ship transfers — before going invisible Monday, bound for an unknown destination.
Westbound sailings to North Europe and the Mediterranean to start in September. MSC is pleased to announce sailing dates for the new look Asia network which was announced on Monday 17th August. The full service guide can be found here: https://www.msc.com/che/o...
South Korea’s DSME delivers midwater rig to Songa Offshore
South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered midwater rig Songa Endurance to Songa Offshore. The sixth generation, high specification, harsh environment rig will soon depart and sail to Norway to commence an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil. Initially, the rig will work on the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf.
On Aug 25, 2015, at 8.55 a.m. the "Lady Hayat" suffered engine failure off Ortakoy in the Bosphorus, while transiting in northern direction. Tugs were called to assist and the vessel was taken back to the Marmara Sea and anchored off Kennedy Cd. The ship was en route from Tuzla to Novorossiysk.
A 94 metre Malta-flagged vessel, M/V Lady Hayat, on Aug. 25 suffered an engine malfunction around first bridge area during her Tuzla Novorossiysk NB transit, and the Bosphorus was subsequently closed, GAC reported.
The "Urania", having been drydocked in a floating dock at the Azimut-Benetti yard in Livorno since Nov 30, 2014, suddenly heeled to portside and develeped a list of 30 degrees on Aug 25, 2015, at 7 p.m. Everything unsecured inside the vessel fell or shifted, one worker from Naples, aged 39, was crushed and killed, 11 workers and crew members were trapped inside. One man from Gela, aged 45, was in serious condition. Eight crew members were transported to the emergency room, but had not suffered major injuries. Nine other seamen who were on board and were not directly involved in the accident were rescued uninjured. The ship suffered a breach and flooding, also the dock structure was damaged. The fire rescue was on scene with 16 units, also port pilots, the port authority, the maritime police with the patrol boat "CP 87" and five ambulences stepped in. The work was complicated due to the danger of further movements of the listing ship. The basin was barred off with booms. It was found out that a support block has given way while mooring operations were carried out at the dock, an investigation was launched by the prosecutor. Pending on the outcome the RPU called for a strike on the yard on Aug 26. The ship was in dock for the latest checks, after lengthening work on the hull.
Italian reports with photos:
The lifeboat "Kristian Gerhard Jebsen" headed 120 nm into the sea on Aug 25, 2015, to retrieve the "Malle" off Egersund. The lifeboat took the casualty in tow and pulled her back into port in the evening.