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 MSC Shirley  (Container Ship)
6 days ago by Timsen

Blackout on St. Lawrence River
The "MSC Shirley" suffered an electrical blackout while approaching the Cageux dock on the St. Lawrence River in the evening of June 29, 2015. The ship was enroute from Freeport, Bahamas, to Montreal. It could be emergency anchored, and two tugs of the Ocean Group were sent to assist. After the crew had fixed the problem, the ship resumed its voyage at 7.30 p.m. French report with photo:

 Olng Masirah  (Tug)
6 days ago by Timsen

Tug saved crew of sinking boat
The "OLNG Masirah" was dispatechd to rescue the ten sailors of the wooden boat Jay Swree Sagar" off the Oman coast. The Coastguard and Oman LNG marine team were attending too to the boat which was in distress eight nautical miles off Sur. The ship was enroute from Dubai to Somalia when it was caught in adverse weather conditions. As soon as the Coastguard received a distress call from the master, a rescue team rushed to the spot. Receiving a request from the coast guard, Oman LNG chartered the "OLNG Masirah" to rescue the boat and its crew. Whilst on passage to the accident scene, the crew of the tug took onboard four of the boat crew but could not manage to tow the boat to shore. Report with photo:

 Marianne Av Goteborg  (Other)
7 days ago by arnekiel

Seized Flotilla Ship Arrives at the Ashdod Port
Hours after it was seized by naval troops, the Swedish ship Marianne which had taken part in the latest “freedom flotilla” to Gaza, arrived at the Ashdod Port on Monday night. 16 foreign nationals who were on the ship were transferred to the Population and Immigration Authority. The foreign nationals are expected to go through a hearing and will then be deported from Israel in accordance with the law.

 Celestyal Crystal  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
7 days ago by arnekiel

Celestyal Cruises Statement on Crystal Collision
Celestyal Cruises has issued a statement following an incident that happened earlier today, as the Celestyal Crystal had a collision with the Marshall Islands flagged tanker STI PIMLICO. All 852 passengers and the 382 members of crew are reported as okay and so are the crew members of the tanker. The ship suffered some structural damage to the bow and awaits inspection from its class surveyor. This entails that the said damages must be repaired before the ship can continue with its scheduled cruise itineraries, according to the cruise line. Passengers are being offered various options, including a two-night hotel stay in Istanbul, free shore excursions, transfer home, and/or the option of joining another ship from the company. Passengers will be fully refunded and offered a complimentary cruise, valid until the end of 2016 Celestyal Cruises will be refunding their cruise fare and shall also be offering a complimentary 7 day cruise, valid until the end 2016. www.cruiseindustr...

 Sunnanvik  (Bulk Carrier > Cement Carrier)
7 days ago by Timsen

Grounding off Holmsund
On June 29, 2015, around 7.30 p.m. the "Sunnanvik", enroute from Slite to Umea, has run hard aground in the archipelago outside Holmsund at Lillbådans lighthouse. The "KBV 181" of the Swedish Coastguard was on site at 11 p.m. The ship was loaded with 2500 tons cement and had a crew of 17 on board who were safe and sound. The vesselwas taking in water in one of her ballast tanks but did not leak any oil. It had on board 143 tons diesel fuel. Tugs were ordered to refloat the vessel. Swedish reports with photos: online.vasabladet...

 Nada  (Specialized Cargo Ship > Livestock Carrier)
7 days ago by arnekiel

Nada livestock carrier arrives in Mexico after controversy in Timaru
The livestock carrier Nada has reached Mexico, according to vessel tracking data. The ship left the Port of Timaru on June 12 under a cloud of controversy. Its shipment of 50,000 sheep and 3000 cattle had animal activists protesting the practice of shipping large numbers of live animals, and questioned whether they were meant for breeding or slaughter. Marine Traffic indicates the ship is currently berthed in the port of Mazatlan, in the province of Durango. Peter Walsh and Associates director Peter Walsh, who procured the animals, understood the State of Mexico was taking a number and the sheep were going to at least two different states in Mexico. He discounted claims the animals would be slaughtered. "It is my understanding they are worth $300 at the other end so they are not going to kill them. Once the sheep arrive in Mexico and are unloaded the importer becomes responsible for their welfare."

 Carnival Magic  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
7 days ago by arnekiel

Carnival adds another ship at Port Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Canaveral Cruise Lines is adding another ship a bit earlier than planned to its fleet based out of Port Canaveral. Port officials said last week that the ship, Carnival Magic, will make its home at the port starting next April instead of December. Carnival Magic joins two other Carnival ships, Valor and Sunshine, coming to the port next year. Carnival Magic will take over Carnival Valor’s seven-day cruise program from Port Canaveral.

 Sophie 9  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
7 days ago by Timsen

Bunker tanker arrested
The "Sophie 9" was arrested in Singapore following action by local law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP on June 25, 2015.

 Le Eithne  (Other)
7 days ago by Timsen

Patrol boat rescued 600 migrants
The "LÉ Eithne" has rescued almost 600 people off the Libyan coast on June 28. Rescue operations began at 4 a.m. Irish time, when 101 people were taken from a rubber migrant craft around 50 nautical miles north west of Tripoli. It quickly launched into five more rescues, which were all completed within nine hours. Almost 500 of those rescued were men, with over 90 women and five children.

 Marianne Av Goteborg  (Other)
7 days ago by Timsen

Activist ship intercepted
Israeli Navy commandos boarded the "Marianne av Gothenburg" that was headed for the Gaza Strip in the night of June 28, 2015, and took control of the vessel. The ship was taken to Ashdod port, after which the activists on board will likely be deported. The Israeli Navy advised the vessel several times to change course. Following their refusal, forces visited and searched the vessel in international waters in order to prevent the intended breach of the maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. The forces have reported that use of force was unnecessary, and that the process was uneventful. The vessel was expected to arrive in Ashdod within 12-24 hours Report with photos: www.timesofisrael...

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