Vessels from the Royal Navy and French police boats patrolled on May 6, 2021, near Jersey’s port of Saint Helier, where French fishermen, angry about losing access to waters off their coast, had gathered for a protest. Around 70 fishing boats amassed off Jersey early in the day, with some firing flares amid talk over maritime radio of a blockade of Saint Helier. Some of the fishing boats entered the harbour for about an hour, and one French boat rammed the rear of a Jersey vessel. The French vessels later withdrew to mass near Elizabeth Castle. As tensions grew, Lord West, a former head of the Navy, warned that Royal Marine boarding squads could seize French fishing vessels if they blocked the port. He also unleashed a barrage of criticism after French maritime minister Annick Girardin warned of possible “retaliatory measures” in the post-Brexit fishing rights row, which could include cutting off electricity supplies to the island. Two Royal Navy ships, the HMS 'Tamar' and HMS 'Severn', were tracking the demonstration from a distance. The stand-off escalated mid-morning after it emerged that the French maritime gendarmerie vessel 'Athos', would be arriving in the area “imminently” on a “patrol mission”. The protest leaders denied they were seeking to impose a blockade and the flotilla eventually headed back to France. The two Royal Navy ships returned to port. French fishermen claim new licence limitations could force two-thirds of them out of business and they were venting their anger with high-octane rhetoric. Report with video: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/jersey-post-brexit-fishing-row-france-uk-royal-navy-vessels-b933465.html
The 'Wenatchee' could be out of service for months after a newly rebuilt engine failed and started a fire during a sea trial starting from Seattle. With few backup options, Washington State Ferries plans to shuffle boats starting May 13, 2021, which means smaller-capacity ships on several runs. The Seattle-Bainbridge Island run will possibly by served by the 120-car ferry 'Issaquah', normally serving the Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth route, which was supposed to see three-boat service restored next week. Instead, for at least a month, the triangle route will get a downgrade with a smaller capacity ferry as one of its two boats. The Port Townsend-Coupeville run will have to wait another month for the restoration of the two-boat service. Mukilteo-Clinton will get a smaller ship for most of the summer, and one of the Seattle-Bremerton ferries will only carry 64 cars and go slower, canceling a midday round trip.
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ANTAQ expects 18 port auctions in 2021 With total investments of R$ 4 billion, 18 port auctions are expected to be held in 2021. The information was confirmed by the general director of ANTAQ, Eduardo Nery. Also in April, bids are expected for four areas at the Port of Itaqui/MA for the handling of fuels; and one at the Port of Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul) for general cargo, especially wood. These five auctions alone are expected to reach approximately R$ 610 million in investments. According to Nery, tenders are essential to increase port infrastructure, in view of the country's multimodality. "Improving the port infrastructure is fundamental, since the movement of cargo in organized ports and in authorized and leased terminals has a high bias", said. The development of multimodality is also part of ANTAQ's planning. "It is important to identify logistical corridors, economic scenarios, origins and destinations of cargo," said the director-general, stressing that there is a need for a governance structure so that the country can take advantage of multimodality in transport. Another point defended by the director was the government program entitled "BR do Mar", whose objective is to increase the supply of cabotage, encourage competition, create new routes and reduce costs. The bill is about to be voted on in the National Congress. The importance of waterways and the country's potential for inland navigation was also highlighted. Source: ANTAQ / Federal Government Auction for terminals in the Port of Itaqui is scheduled for April this year With the forecast of moving more than R $ 30 billion in investments in the port sector by 2022, the Federal Government expects to carry out about 30 tenders and sign 60 contracts for the adhesion of private use terminals, continuing the revolution that the segment is going through in the country . The auction of the Porto do Itaqui terminals in São Luís (MA) is scheduled for April 9, 2021. In Maranhao, four more fuel terminals will be leased at the Port of Itaqui: IQI03, IQI11, IQI12 and IQI13, responsible for the handling and storage of liquid bulk, mainly fuel, in addition to other complementary facilities. The complex works as a distribution hub for the north and northeast regions, serving Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and Mato Grosso, in addition to other nearby states by coastal shipping. The leases have already been authorized by TCU and notices published with a date scheduled for auction on 04/09/2021. Currently, the portfolio of the Ministry of Infrastructure has the largest concession program in the world, with a forecast of R$ 264 billion in investments. The idea of the Ministry of Infrastructure is until the end of 2022, to deliver a properly organized port sector, with legal certainty and without expired contracts. Source: Blog Isaías Rocha Sent - shipping.sao firstname.lastname@example.org
The 'Skyros' was held for an inspection at Isthmia on April 26, 2021. Examiners from the Directorate of Drug Prosecution & Smuggling, accompanied by police dogs for drug detection, searched the vessel and reported that they were unable to locate the suspected drugs. While the vessel was at anchor, a dive team from the Submarine Missions Unit started an underwater search of the vessel. Behind the grate of a suction drain, the divers located a watertight bag. When it was brought to the surface, the inspectors discovered 38 plastic packages containing cocaine. The total weight of the seizure was nearly 47 kilos. The Corinth Port Authority issued a detention for the vessel, while the confiscated drugs were sent to a lab for confirmation testing. In addition, the police have detained the 23 members of the crew and were interviewing them. The ship's manager reported that it was a routine investigation and that they were the unknowing participant in this attempt to smuggle drugs into Greece. The ship remained moored in pos. 37° 55.11' N 023° 1.42' E as of May 6.
A criminal investigation was launched into the fire onboard the 'Alta' by Gardaí off the coast at Ballymacottor, Churchtown South, Cork on April 29 at around 4 p.m. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Meanwhile, Cork County Council has asked members of the public to avoid the area and keep away from the wreck, which was in an unstable condition. "The vessel is a property that is in the charge of the Receiver of Wreck and trespassing is prohibited. The Council continues to liaise with the relevant state agencies and has engaged with government departments to seek their view on the future of the wreck and to seek funding assistance in the event of a significant intervention being required.” The issue of the 'Alta' is also to be raised with County Hall by Fine Gael Councillor Micheal Hegarty. There was a number of problem with the stranded vessel including an additional financial burden at a time where public monies are pushed to the limit. The Fine Gael Councillor also wanted to know why there was not greater assistance from the state. The Castlemartyr councillor said he would be bringing a motion to the next council meeting asking for an update on the ship and the future plan for it. The cost involved in removing the vessel far exceeded the value for scrappage. The East Cork councillor also highlighted the problem with people making day trips to see the ship, travelling down country roads and parking improperly before making dangerous treks through private land. The councillor thought the fire on board the ship was deliberate and asked what exactly had gone up in flames when Cork County Council had carried out an extensive and expensive extraction process, removing all oil and flammable materials from the vessel.
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Heavy rains put pressure on Itaqui and Ponta da Madeira terminal Heavy rains in state of Maranhão have put pressure on the shipment of iron ore and soybeans. Climatologically, the month of March is one of the rainiest months of the year in the region of São Luís, capital of Maranhão. However, we are facing the second rainiest March in 15 years, having already accumulated more than 686mm. During this week, the region reported a line up of 70 vessels. In addition, an accident with one of the eight conveyors belt that load the iron to the ships at the beginning of the year made the productivity projections more distant from being reached. According to José Reinaldo, ex-governor and ex-minister of Transport, a way to minimize the problems would be to start the transition from the Ponta da Madeira Terminal to receive other cargo, especially from agribusiness. It is worth mentioning that the completion of the North-South Railway and its connection with Fico (Central-West Integration Railway), scheduled for the next three years, will cause the volume of agribusiness loads to rise and the EFC (Railroad) Vale's Carajás), in addition to the ports in Maranhão, could become bottlenecked for the flow of these new volumes. To avoid the bottleneck, Reinaldo suggests the construction of a railway extension from the EFC to the TPA (Alcântara Port Terminal), a private terminal already approved by ANTAQ. The new terminal negotiates with Vale to make the handling of ore cargo feasible. TPA draft is superior to that of Ponta da Madeira and would expand the Brazilian ore shipping capacity. It is estimated that TPA's handling capacity could reach 560 million tons per year, which would make it the largest iron ore port on the planet. Companies should be aware of potential disputes with demurrage claims and cargo (soy) quality due humidity. With informations from Agência INFRA. Our team is closely monitoring the situation. For any questions please direct to email@example.com
Salvage crews inspected the remaining four of 17 fuel tanks aboard the 'American Challenger' in the first week of May, pumping out more than 600 gallons of oil and water and removing seven cubic yards of petroleum-contaminated debris. Oil sheen continued to be seen around the ship, though the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that booms were ineffective in containing it amid the surf. The agency has received no reports of oiled wildlife since the ship beached on rocks north of Dillon Beach on March 6 while being towed to Mexico after its tug lost power and the towline snapped. News Features Opinion Sheriff's Calls Calendar Multimedia Search form Search this site Facebook Twitter Tobys Marshall Store Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Nicasio Valley Cheese Company Tomales Bay Oyster Company Subscriber login Seadrift Realty Block 2
Two cruise line workers from India who were due to embark on the 'Marella Explorer' have tested positive for Covid-19 as they were about to board the ship off Devon. 34 cruise workers from India arrived in Torquay last week to board the vessel as the industry prepares to restart fully. The crew members had passed Covid tests before flying to the UK and underwent further testing at the port, carried out as part of boarding requirements. Crew who passed dockside tests went into on-board quarantine for 10 days before joining the rest of the crew. The two crew members have been sent to self-isolate at a hotel in Southampton.
The French container giant CMA CGM is working on a plan to rebuild the port of Beirut within three years. Political stalemate in Lebanon has meant that no decisions have been made after the huge explosion that killed 200 in 2020. CMA CGM first presented the plan to the Lebanese authorities in September, which includes the reconstruction of damaged quay facilities and warehouses, along with a port expansion and digitization. The total price was estimated to be between 400 and 600 million. dollar. Another offer was announced on April 9, 2021. German companies presented a multi-billion dollar plan to rebuild the port and surrounding districts, which was also devastated by the violent explosion.
The Meyer shipyard located in Papenburg, Germany, announced, they secured an order for a new cruise ship. The new customer is NYK who placed an order for a medium size cruise ship for their brand Asuka Cruises. Full article + image: https://www.cruisedeck.de/meyer-werft-sichert-sich-neubau-auftrag/