The dministración General del Estado has begun the slaughter the calves aboard the 'Karim Allah' on March 6, in compliance with the community and Spanish regulations on animal welfare and health. This has been done in response to the resolution of the Superior Court of Justice (TSJ) of Madrid that denied the suspension of the order to sacrifice the calves. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has taken charge of the operation, "given the lack of response to this request from those responsible for the Karim Alllah cattle." The port authorities showed up this morning to report that the animals were being disembarked which put an end to the episode that began at the beginning of last week when the ship decided to return to Cartageba after being returned by Turkey and Libya, who prohibited landing the cattle on suspicion that they had left Spain infected with bluetongue. The shipowner was against the slaughter of the cattle and preferred to try to sell them in a third country to avoid further economic losses. However, an inspection of the cattle at the end of last week by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) recommended their isolation and slaughter after more than two months on board. The inspectors determined that the state of the calves, after those two months of travel since they left the same port prevented them from undertaking a new journey for export to a third country. The operation will take about 37 hours. After suffering two and a half months of drifting through the Mediterranean, on March 5 the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid agreed to deny the suspension of the order to sacrifice the animals. The 864 surviving animals, of the 895 that left, will be slaughtered in the next few hours at the dock of the Port of Escombreras in Cartagena, complying with the order issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
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On March 4, 2021, the CROSS Gris-Nez was notified of a migrant boat in difficulty three nautical miles off Dunkirk. The CROSS deployed the BSAM 'Garonne' of the French Navy to provide assistance. 42 migrants (including 3 women and 1 infant) were taken care of aboard the ship and dropped off in Calais at 1:22 p.m. where they are taken care of by the firefighters of the departmental fire and rescue service as well as by the border police.
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The Cochin Port Trust handled a record 3.20 million tonnes of cargo in December 2020, a monthly record volume for it. The volume is a 10.55 per cent growth over December 2019, said Cochin Port Trust chairperson M. Beena, in a message to the employees and officials of the port trust. Container movement too touched a consistent 60,000 TEUs consecutively in the four months leading to December. The surge in the movement of cargo is being looked upon as new shoots in the port business after the plans of 2020 were washed away in the COVID-19 pandemic. The growth in cargo movement is “charting a new growth trajectory. However, we need to find new vistas for revenue generation by optimum utilisation of resources available to us,” the chairperson told the port community. The port has been recovering from the losses, which had affected it for the past decade. But the pandemic and resultant loss in business had pushed the port into the red. But the port was expected to make a recovery by the end of 2021, the chairperson said. There was optimism stemming from the fact that though there was a substantial fall in cargo movement in the first half of the current financial year, there was some recovery in the second half. The port trust was also optimistic that the inauguration of the Kochi-Mangaluru LNG pipeline earlier this month would pave the way for more gas volumes and revenue for the port. Meanwhile, figures from the Indian Ports Association showed that ports across the country suffered owing to the pandemic and its impact on the global economy. The average fall across the major ports in the country is nearly nine per cent for the period. Mumbai suffered a fall of more than 17 per cent and the Momugao traffic fell more than 23 per cent and JNPT traffic was down by over 12 per cent. Haldia Dock Complex, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, and New Mangaluru suffered lesser falls in business.
On March 5, 2021, the 'Ocean Pride-FH 24' started taking on water at a considerable rate nine nautical miles south of Porthcurno. The container ship ‘Mirror’ was standing by awaiting the arrival of a lifeboat. The crew of the reserve Penlee Lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ was paged at 4.13 p.m. by the Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth, and just eight minutes later the all-weather lifeboat was heading out through the gaps at Newlyn. The boat arrived about 25 minutes later. On arrival the situation was critical for the crew of the 'Ocean Pride' – she was taking in water through her stern tube at such a rate that the four or five onboard pumps could not keep up with the flooding. The lifeboat immediately went alongside, attached a tow rope, and one crew member managed to scramble on board with another salvage pump thaat was set up, allowing the 'Ocean Pride' to cut her engines. This slowed the ingress of water slightly and was just about keeping her afloat. The lifeboat was then joined by the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924, which hovered above and winched down another salvage pump to the deck of the 'Ocean Pride', which helped to stem the flow of water. She was towed slowly back to Newlyn and on arrival reserve inshore lifeboat ‘Tabby Cat’ was waiting to act as a brake to bring the vessel safely into harbour. Report with photos: https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/19141277.cornwall-fishing-boat-ocean-pride-crew-saved-penlee-lifeboat/
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The inauguration of the new shore power facility in Kiel on Dec 9, 2020, meant that Stena Line now have the possibility to connect 14 vessels at seven terminals with on-shore electricity during port stay. The new connection in Kiel will reduce the CO2 emissions from the two vessels Stena Scandinavica and Stena Germanica with 2,700 tonnes per year. In total Stena Line reduce its CO2 emissions with shore power with 13,000 tonnes per year. The new shore power facility in Kiel provides 100% green electricity, thus also avoiding NOX-, SOX- and particle emissions during the port stay of the 'Stena Germanica' and 'Stena Scandinavica'. Aside from Kiel, Stena Line have the possibility to connect to shore power supply at its two terminals in Göteborg, as well as in Karlskrona, Norvik, Trelleborg and Hoek van Holland, thus saving 13,000 t of CO2 per year in its network. Of the 36 vessels in the Stena Line fleet, 14 are now equipped with High Voltage Shore Connection systems (HVSC). “Shore power supply is important for us for two reasons: First, we want to have an immediate positive impact on the air quality in the ports we use. Secondly, we expect an even higher share of electrification in ports in the future – at cars, trucks, port vehicles and not the least at ships. With our battery and power bank projects, we develop our ferry services further in that direction constantly and we learn something new each day. In 2030 we expect to launch a 100 % battery powered and fossil free vessel”, say Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line and member of the Swedish Government Elelctrification Commission. Kiels mayor Dr. Ulf Kämpfer inaugurated the new façade of the shore power facility, which has been specially designed and illuminated. The inauguration marks the offizial start of the on-shore power supply for Stena Line in Kiel. The facility was co-funded by the state government of Schleswig-Holstein (8,9 m Euro) and the EU (1,26 m Euro). In addition, Germany´s federal government recently agreed on a political package to decrease the user prices for on-shore electricity significantly. “We are very grateful for the political support on various levels. The planned decrease of user prices for shore side electricity is an important step for the competitiveness of environmentally- and climate-friendly technologies in Northern Europe. At the same time, we are very happy about the continuous positive dialogue with our partners at Port of Kiel and the city of Kiel”, says Ron Gerlach, Managing Director, Stena Line Germany.