The "Tolunay" collided with the Turkish Coast Guard boat "SG-25" in the Bosphorus, on Aug 17, 2016, at 8.40 a.m., while proceeding in northern direction. The "SG-25" capsized. Of the seven crew members on board. Six were rescued, three of them injured and in critical condition, who later succumbed to their injuries, and one man remained missing. The "SG-25" sank with the bow still above the water. The "Kıyı Emniyeti 3", "4 Hızlı", "Tahlisiye Botları", "Kurtarma 1" and "8 Römorkörleri" were on site. The "Tolunay" anchored at Büyükdere for investigation. The vessel was en route from Casablanca to Odessa.
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The "Carribbean Fantasy" caught fire on Aug 17, 2016, while sailing along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, with more than 500 passengers on board. The Coast Guard was alerted at 7:42 a.m. about the fire aboard the passenger/cargo ship which was carrying 512 passengers, including crew en route to Dominican Republic. The fire began in the engine room of the ship and was spreading to other compartments on board. Passengers were evacuated off the ship and taken to Pier 6 in San Juan port.
Multiple air and surface crews were responding including two Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft crews and one 45-foot Response Boat Medium crews out of Coast Guard Station San Juan. Also on-scene is the Coast Guard Cutter "Joseph Tezanos" and a small boat from the Coast Guard Cutter "Donald Horsley".
Additional assets were diverted to assist, including the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Action (FURA), fire, pilot and tug boats from the port.
At 10:21 a.m. on Aug 17 the "Caribbean Fantasy" ran aground approximately half a nautical mile offshore of Punta Salinas. The Coast Guard has established a 1,000-yard safety zone around the vessel.
The Coast Guard surface and air assets worked with local Puerto Rican marine police, fire, pilot and commercial tug boats from the port, as well as the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Action (FURA), Customs and Border Protection marine units and good Samaritans to effect the rescue.
A Unified Command comprised of federal, state and industry agencies and organizations has been established at Coast Guard Sector San Juan to manage the incident and salvage efforts of the "Caribbean Fantasy".
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The "Volodymir Sharkov" suffered engine failure in the Bosphorus in the morning of Aug 16, 2016, short time after entering the strait from the Marmara Sea. The ship was en route to Kherson . It was taken back and anchored on Yenikapi anchorage.
23 cruise passengers and three crew members of the local tourist boat "Inuk II" in the Ilulissat Ice Fjord were rescued by another vessel on Aug 16, 2016, at 1 a.m. when the boat suddenly began to sink. The 23 tourists came from the "L'Austral". The passengers were taken back on board of the cruise ship, which was moored in Ilulissat.
The passengers found themselves 100 meters from the cruise ship when the tourist boat suddenly began to take on water.
Another smaller vessel saved them as the boat crew had not managed to get released the liferafts from the stern, which was under water. The accident was investigated by the Maritime Accident Investigation Board. Before the sinking, there has been a collision, however, the cause of the sinking was not yet clear.
Is the MSC Splendida Set for a China Season in 2018?
Another cruise ship may be set for its debut in China as the MSC SPLENDIDA could make its way to become the second MSC ship in the Chinese market in 2018, helping to offset newbuild capacity growth in the Mediterranean. The 3,900-passenger ship would add more significant capacity to the Chinese market, sailing alongside the 1,560-LIRICA, which has been in Shanghai since April 2016. The SPLENDIDA is currently deployed through March 2018, when it will finish a winter season out of Dubai and then is scheduled to head east, according to port bookings in the region – which show the megaship in Asia for the summer.The 137,969-ton ship could arrive in China as early as April 27, 2018, according to Cruise Industry News estimates. Currently, MSC has a two-year agreement with CAISSA Touristic Group, a major tour operator in China, with the MSC LIRICA. CAISSA essentially charters the ship, overseeing stateroom sales and marketing. The agreement expires in 2018. Source: cruiseindustrynews
New livestock carrier boasts innovative bow design
Gudali Express completes a major investment in the Livestock Express fleet. The final vessel in a newbuild programme of seven livestock carriers was commissioned into service last month. The 10,400gt Gudali Express features an innovative bow form known as the Groot Cross-Bow. The series has been constructed in China
First transport from Salerno, Italy, gets under way / “Cerinthus” transports train with six cars / Total of 42 trains with 252 metro cars to depart for Lima by February 2019
Hapag-Lloyd loads a metro train with six cars today in Salerno, Italy. The train will be shipped aboard the “Cerinthus” to the Peruvian port of Callao. From there, it will be transported to the capital Lima using low-loader trucks. The journey from Italy to Peru will take around 29 days. 42 metro trains with a total of 252 cars will be shipped to Peru by February 2019. The modern, driverless trains have been built in Italy and are destined for the newly constructed Line 2 in the Peruvian capital.
The cars, each measuring 17.6 metres in length and weighing 35 tonnes, are loaded onto the ship over the course of the morning using special cranes. Preparations for this transport began almost half a year ago, with both the Hapag-Lloyd Special Cargo Team in Hamburg and specialists on the ground in Italy involved.
“Hapag-Lloyd has decades of experience in transporting out-of-gauge goods. Once again, we have now been able to prove our expertise with this very complex and intricate project”, said Thorsten Haeser, Chief Commercial Officer at Hapag-Lloyd. The value of all of the trains to be transported amounts to around half a billion US dollars.
Source: Hapag Lloyd
US offshore driller Noble Group has cold stacked another semi-submersible rig amid the depression in the offshore oil and gas sector. According to the company’s latest fleet status report, semi-submersible rig Noble Jim Day has been cold stacked. In the meantime, the company is preparing to cold stack another semisubmersible rig Noble Dave Beard.
By Reuters 2016-08-17 01:14:18 An oil tanker carrying 900,000 liters of diesel has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, Malaysian maritime authorities said on Tuesday.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a statement that the ship, Vier Harmoni, has been located in the waters off Batam, Indonesia.
The MMEA said they have yet to confirm the identity of the hijackers. The ship, which sailed from the Tanjung Pelepas port in Malaysia on Monday, was carrying diesel with an estimated value of 1.57 million ringgit ($392,795).