Tanker grounded at coast southeast of Novorossiysk
Bunker tanker GAZPROMNEFT ZUID-WEST ran aground at around 2000 UTC Sep 22 on a coast southeast of Novorossiysk, Russia, Black sea, while en route from Novorossiysk to Tuapse. According to track, tanker should hard aground – she headed straight for coast at full speed, most probably because of bridge watch failure. .
Maersk has confirmed that small feedership has been arrested in Tunisia, following actions in relation to claims on fully cellular containership Maersk Honam
. A Maersk spokesman told in an emailed statement, that This is related to different claims cases which we are looking into and have informed our insurance company about. We cooperate with all relevant authorities to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.?. The spokesman confirmed that some of the claims mentioned were related to Maersk Honam
, the containership that was struck by an explosion and fire in March, this year and which is currently undergoing repair works. Maersk declared general average following the fire and the casualty is expected to be the largest general average claim in history. The vessel was carrying 7,860 containers at the time of the fire, according to Lloyd?s List Intelligence. The British International Freight Association warned that insured losses are likely to total hundreds of millions of dollars. Fully cellular containership Alexander Maersk
has been trading between Algeria, Malta and Tunisia, according to data from Lloyd?s List Intelligence. Maersk expected the vessel would be released, next week.
At Least 42 Drowned in Lake Victoria Ferry Sinking, Officials Say Death Toll Could Top 200
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn on Friday with 42 people confirmed dead.
Initial estimates showed that the MV Nyerere was carrying more than 300 people onboard. It went down in the afternoon just a few meters from the dock in Ukerewe district, according to national ferry services operator TEMESA said.
But it was hard to establish the precise number of passengers on board since the person dispensing tickets had also drowned with the machine recording the data lost.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8, strucks Western Province of Solomon Islands
London, Sep 19 -- A press report, dated today, states: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8, struck the Western Province of Solomon Islands, just before midnight, local time, on Sep 18. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake's epicentre was located at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 48 kilometres east-southeast of the provincial capital Gizo. No Tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. There are no official reports of damages, as of now.