The 'Sonangol Quenguela' was detained on Oct 15, 2019, at 9 p.m. nine miles east of Tanjung Balau. The drill ship had lacked the necessary permits for moving through Malaysian waters. The vessel had 43 crew members on board. Under Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 Section 491B (1) (l), the lack of the required permit could see fines of up to 100,000 ringgits ($24,000) or two years in prison.
A police investigation has concluded that the captain of the river cruise ship 'Viking Sigyn' was not responsible for a collision with the 'Hableany' that killed 28 people in Budapest in May. The captain of the sunk vessel was himself one of the victims of the accident. The Budapest Police told that the probe involves 11,000 pages of documentation and more than 4,200 photos. The Ukrainian master of the 'Viking Sigyn' was under pre-trial arrest until at least Nov 30.
A work accident with deadly outcome occurred at the container terminal in Copenhagen's North Port on Oct 4, 2019. A worker who was seriously injured when two straddle carriers collided at the terminal died of his injuries on Oct 6, 2019. The details of the accident were not disclosed. Authorities were investigating the accident. Since the accident, employees have been offered various types of emergency assistance.
With the successful start an important milestone has been reached in the execution of the contract to operate the tugboat fleet for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port on Australia´s west coast. The fleet consists of eight new ART 85-32W and one RT80-32 Rotortugs®. Six of them are Fortescue owned, three are owned by KOTUG, which are chartered directly to Fortescue. KOTUG manages the entire contract.
The 'Manannan' was running on just three of its four engines on Oct 12,2019, after the fourth one failed. As a result, the crossings between Douglas Port upon the Isle of Man and Liverpool were taking longer than usual. Consequently, the vessel was operating on reduced power on Oct 14 and 15.
Santoku Senpaku sold her for USD 7,2 mill.
Hapag-Lloyd continues to develop its position in Africa and launches the new MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service – which will offer direct connections and fast transit times between South and West Africa, the Persian Gulf, India, Colombo (Sri Lanka) and La Réunion. Hapag-Lloyd has entered the African market about twelve years ago and has since then seen steady and significant growth in transported volumes to and from Africa."With the new MIAX service our customers will now benefit from an even wider range of fast and flexible direct connections," says Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd's Region Middle East.The MIAX service will be connected to the Global Mainline Network via the key ports of Jebel Ali (Dubai) and Colombo. Hapag-Lloyd will jointly operate the MIAX service with it's THE Alliance partner Ocean Network Express. A total of nine ships with a capacity of 2,800 TEU each, including five provided by Hapag-Lloyd, will be deployed for the new service.
Gas infrastructure along Russia’s Northern Sea Route is set to get a Japanese upgrade with news Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed a cooperation agreement with Novatek to develop LNG transhipment projects in Kamchatka and Murmansk. The projects will construct floating storage units (FSUs) to tranship LNG cargoes from ice-breaking LNG ships to conventional LNG ships. The FSUs will be located in Kamchatka and in Murmansk and will be used for the transhipment of LNG cargoes produced by Novatek’s Yamal LNG Project and Arctic LNG 2 Project, two of the largest gas developments in the world.
A police investigation has concluded that the captain of the 'Viking Sigyn' was not responsible for a collision with the tour boat 'Hableany' that killed 28 people in Budapest in May. The captain of the sunk vessel was himself one of the victims of the accident. The Budapest Police told that the probe involves 11,000 pages of documentation and more than 4,200 photos. The Ukrainian master of the 'Viking Sigyn' was under pre-trial arrest until at least Nov 30.
achieved USD high 6 mill
The Port of Los Angeles has announced a development opportunity for an Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal at Berths 46 and 50, with plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) later this fall. The proposal is intended for cruise lines, terminal operators, and real estate developers interested in creating a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in a prime location for expansion of west coast cruise travel at America’s busiest port. Located on the south end of an extensive LA Waterfront development, the proposed 13-acre site offers unique panoramic views of the coastline and Catalina Island. The area is currently used as a concert venue, special event site, and temporary berth location for cruise ships.
The Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) sees its order intake for ro-pax ferries further increase following a long-awaited double order from P&O Ferries for a next-generation of Dover-Calais shuttle ferries.