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 Veendam  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Shore power at Montreal enables MS Veendam to kill her engines
August 15, 2017 - The Montreal Port Authority’s (MPA) shore power project has been completed, which means vessels docking at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal can be powered by electricity rather than their diesel engines. This is the first green initiative of its kind in Quebec, says MPA, explaining the project was rolled out in two phases: the first was shore power for wintering vessels, and the second for cruise ships. In 2016, MPA developed four power supply stations at berths 25, 27, 29 and M2 for vessels that winter at the port. As part of the rehabilitation of Alexandra Pier and the cruise terminal, MPA worked with its technical partners to have the necessary equipment installed to be able to provide a sufficiently powerful electrical supply for cruise ships.

 Transatlantic  (General Cargo Ship)
4 days ago by arnekiel

TransAtlantic Lines ship under 'no sail' order
Contractor Military Sealift Command says ship is undergoing maintenance after completing charter. A general cargoship owned by TransAtlantic Lines remains under a "no sail" order from the US Coast Guard. But the company says it is repairing the deficiencies found aboard the vessel. The 5,100-dwt Transatlantic (built 1997) has been at anchor at the port of Los Angeles since 1 June, according to AIS Tracking data. The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Los Angeles - Long Beach issued a no sail order in June due to deficiencies found on

 Golfo Azzurro  (Fishing Vessel)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Libyan coastguard intercepts humanitarian rescue ship Golfo Azzurro
The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship the Mediterranean on Tuesday, threatening to open fire on the crew if they did not sail to Tripoli. The boat, belonging to the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms was conducting a training exercise in international waters when staff noticed a the Libyan ship approaching them. On the ship’s radio, a member of the coastguard boat’s crew can be heard telling aid workers that there were being taken into custody and ordering them to sail towards Tripoli. The man then threatens the group, saying if they don’t follow the orders, they will be “targeted”. “This is Libyan sovereignty,” he can be heard saying. “You have to sail now towards Tripoli port. You are under custody, sir.’‘ ‘‘If you don’t follow the orders we will target you. I have already warned you before. Libya’s government has warned you before but you don’t listen. It is your problem.,” he continues. Spokesperson for Proactiva Open Arms Laura Lanuza told Euronews: “Our boat, the Golfo Azurro, was doing some rescue training 27 miles away off Libyan coast on Tuesday, in International waters. Suddenly the crew saw a Libyan Coast Guard patrol approaching them at full speed. Then, the threats started coming through the radio.

 Min Hui Yu 01685  (Fishing Vessel)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Fishing vessel with 9 crew missing in Taiwan Strait
Contacts with fishing vessel MIN HUI YU 01685 were lost since Aug 9, vessel was in Taiwan Strait with 9 crew on board. On Aug 15 vessel was declared missing, vessels in the area asked to keep sharp lookout, assist if possible.

 Clia  (Bulk Carrier)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Transmed’s capesize bulk carrier CLIA grounded off Xingda Port
Capesize bulk carrier CLIA ran aground at 1720 LT Aug 14 at Xingda port, Taiwan, north of Kaohsiung. Vessel is loaded with 80700 tons of coal. As of 1700 UTC Aug 15, vessel was still aground. No leaks reported. Owner hired one tug, but refloating failed. According to insider info, salvage company already contracted, said to be Resolve.

 CSCL Jupiter  (Container Ship)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Ultra-large container ship CSCL JUPITER refloated - Video
Salvors managed to refloat CSCL JUPITER with coming high tide at around 1900 UTC Aug 14 with deployment of more than 10 tugs, and taken back to Antwerp for survey. She was berthed at Delwaidedok after midnight, as of 0330 UTC Aug 15 remained berthed. No news yet on damages suffered. Traffic fully restored, reportedly, vessels of up to 200 meters length were allowed navigate Scheldt since midday Aug 14. Video:

 Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999  (Other)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Chinese reefer ship arrested in Galapagos Marine Reserve waters
Chinese refrigerator ship FU YUAN YU LENG 999 with 20 crew was arrested by Ecuador Navy on Aug 13 off San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, in Marine Reserve area. A cargo of frozen sharks, including endangered species, hammerhead sharks, was found in reefer’s holds. Reefer was brought to anchor for investigation, suspect in poaching and environment damage.

 Cheshire  (Bulk Carrier)
4 days ago by arnekiel

Bulk carrier CHESHIRE on fire
Bulk carrier CHESHIRE loaded with fertilizers on Aug 13 reported probable fire in cargo holds in the Atlantic south of Las Palmas, Canary Island, caused by chemical reaction. No visible fire or smoke were reported, but she was prohibited from approaching Las Palmas. Early in the morning Aug 14 vessel suffered an explosion in Hold no.4, and after that, some minor explosions. The 24-crew were evacuated by Spanish Salvage helicopters in the afternoon, situation on board was found to be too dangerous for people. As of 0400 UTC Aug 15, she was adrift in vicinity 26 38N 016 01W, some 80 nm south of Gran Canaria southern tip, with Spanish SAR tug PUNTA SALINAS (IMO 7931894) nearby. Owner said to consider option of scuttling the ship, but changed his mind and decided to salvage bulk carrier, towing her to available port.

 Kilo Moana  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
5 days ago by arnekiel

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint rescue of crewman from research vessel Kilo Moana off Oahu
A 55-year-old crewman from the research vessel Kilo Moana arrived safely to Honolulu Tuesday following a joint medevac conducted by the Coast Guard and Navy 175 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay. “This case illustrates the importance of our partnership with the Navy and the value of hoist capable helicopters to conduct medevacs so far offshore, allowing us to deliver mariners to a higher level of medical care in the shortest amount of time possible,” said Lt. j.g. Tim Lae, of Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu. A Navy MH-60 Seahawk crew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 hoisted the crewman aboard and safely delivered him in stable condition to emergency medical personnel at Kaneohe Bay at 6:17 p.m. He was further transported by ambulance to Queens Medical Center. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew cover and provided additional communications for the Seahawk crew.

 Spring Sky  (Bulk Carrier)
5 days ago by arnekiel

Coast Guard medevacs man from ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral
MIAMI—The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old Filipino man from a bulk carrier ship more than 200 miles northeast of Port Canaveral, Friday. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard’s 7th District Command Center received a notification from the 641-foot Singaporean-flagged bulk carrier vessel Spring Sky that the master of the vessel was reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pain. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 9:40 a.m. hoisted the man and transported him to Holmes Regional Medical Center for a higher level of medical care.

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