SMIT SALVAGE confirmed that all the necessary work prior to the towing of the "Thorco Lineage" from Papeete was completed. On July 18 the tug "Michelle Foss" (IMO: 9748564) pulled the ship out of the port bound to Majuro, ETA Aug 5, before proceeding further to a repair yard in South Korea.
On July 18, 2018, the "Trias-Obelix", 1127 ts (EU-No.: 02326107), ran aground on the Waal off Nijmegen due to the low water level. Durng attempts to get off, the stern was caught by the current, and the ship drifted perpendicular to the fairway close to the railway bridge of the town. The captain dropped anchor and managed to regain control aroudn 8 p.m. A cabin cruiser had to stop to avoid a collision, and Rijkswaterstaat timewise established one-way traffic on scene.
Dutch report with photo and video:
Maersk looks to Liverpool as Felixstowe continues to struggle
MAERSK Line is moving two 2M alliance service calls to Liverpool for 12 weeks as continuing problems at Felixstowe provide a boost to Peel Ports’ operation in the northwest of the UK. The first vessels diverting to Liverpool will be the 2006-built, 7,943 teu ARCHIMIDIS on the TA2 service and 2004-built, 2,556 teu CAP BEATRICE on the COEX service to Liverpool on July 22 and July 20 respectively. “Unfortunately, Felixstowe terminal is suffering from slow operations caused by IT system issues,” Maersk
said in a statement. “In order to protect our service integrity, we will be moving our 2M TA2 and COEX services from Felixstowe to Liverpool for a duration of 12 weeks.” Felixstowe has been suffering from congestion following the implementation of a new terminal operating system last month. As Lloyd’s List reported yesterday, Felixstowe is continuing to struggle with performance issues, particularly with loading export containers.