On June 17, 2018, around noon, the LPG tank m/v "Antwerpen" (IMO: 9318321), was in collision with the "Oriental Jasmine" in the port of Livorno. Both ships suffered damage to the hull. The accident occurred in the area of the Tuscan port adjacent to the 200 tanks filled with oil and gas. The "Oriental Jasmine" had entered the port, coming from Cartagena, and was mooring at berth 28, when she hit the stern of the "Antwerpen", which was moored at berth 30. Shortly after 8 p.m. the "Antwerpen" left towards the port of Ceuta, ETA June 20. The "Oriental Jasmine" was still stationary at the dock at the Industrial Canal by June 19.
The 41-year-old Andris Police from Latvia was killed in a work accident on board the "Nordstar" off Iceland on June 10. The relatives have been informed. On June 14 both the police and the accident commission started investigations aboard the "Nordstar". The man died during work in a tank. Four crew members have left after the trawler arrived in Ålesund, some of them due to the death on board. On June 16 the "Nordstar" left Ålesund again towards the Barents Sea.
(Reuters) – A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.
The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite, a mineral used in steelmaking which was destined for BlueScope Steel Ltd’s nearby blast furnace. No injuries were reported.
“Shipping recommenced and the port reopened at 1130 (0130 GMT) and is expected to be back on schedule by around 1700,” harbor master Kell Dillon said in an emailed statement.
More than 100 firefighters were working to put fire out, a job likely to take all day, a spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Reuters. Pictures showed water being sprayed from tugboats and fire engines into the ship’s hold.
MSC Cruises orders first LNG-powered Meraviglia-class ship
MSC Cruises has ordered a fifth Meraviglia-class cruise ship, cut the steel for its fourth Meraviglia-class ship, laid the keel for MSC Grandiosa and floated out MSC Bellissima – all in one ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Held on 14 June, the jam-packed ceremony saw MSC Cruises and STX France sign a contract for the €900 million (US$1.06bn) newbuild, which will be the first in the Meraviglia class to have dual-fuel engines powered by LNG. The 6,335-guest vessel will also have an advanced wastewater purification system to ensure she complies with the world’s strictest environmental regulations when she debuts in 2023. The newbuild is the 13th vessel to be ordered as part of MSC Cruises’ 10-year investment plan.