The 'Puffin Pacific' was boarded by two robbers, one of them carrying a knife, while the vessel was moored at the Rabaul anchorage, Papua New Guinea, in position 004 15 11.4S, 152 11 08.4E, on July 28, 2021, between 7.33 p.m. and 7.44 p.m. The robbers managed to enter the accommodation space using an access door on the starboard side upper deck. The duty patrol immediately spotted them, raised the alarm and chased them away. The robbers however managed to steal a laptop from the ship's office and then retreated to a small hand-paddled unlit boat, through the hawse pipe, using the port anchor chain, where one more accomplice was waiting for them. The ship left the anchorage, headed to Singapore, on July 29 with an ETA as of Aug 10.
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Ocean Residences, based in Malta, will have their residence ship called NJORD constructed by Meyer. The ship is to be 290 meters long and equipped with 118 apartments. An oceanographic and atmospheric laboratory with high-quality technical equipment is also to be set up on board the M / Y NJORD. These include drones and a telescope. Scientists and experts are supposed to collect data on environmental, marine and air conditions and create new maps of the ocean floor while traveling around the globe. All collected data should be made available to the general public. Ocean Residences originally planned to have this ship built by Brodosplit and the Norwegian Kleven shipyard Images: https://www.cruisedeck.de/meyer-werft-sichert-sich-neubau-auftrag-von-ocean-residences/
The sailings of the 'Catriona' between Lochranza and Claonaig had to be cancelled on Aug 1, 2021, due to a power supply issue. The technical issue was rectified, and the vessel resumed service on Aug 2 at 7.20 a.m. according to its schedule.
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Gypsies from the poorest country in the EU - Bulgaria, have attempted to board unnamed motor vessel at Port of Burgas outer anchorage, Maritime.bg reported. The information has been confirmed by the authorities in the country. The regional governor of Burgas has appointed an urgent investigation into the so-called first piracy act in the Bulgaria's European waters. According to Maritime.bg, the attackers were not caught after their approach to the ship was detected by local services. An unknown number of gypsies are said to have sailed in a speedboat and had a ladder to board the unnamed motor vessel, under cover of the night ten days ago. A few years ago, the Libyan GNMT accused Bulgaria of supporting a "purely pirate act" when, under unknown and highly dubious circumstances, the company lost control of motor tanker BADR. The case unfolded again near Burgas. Report in Bulgarian: https://www.maritime.bg/75948-2/
The Israel-Palestine conflict has crept into the maritime sector. The two Israeli ports Ashdod and Ashkelon had to be closed after rocket attacks on port infrastructure as well as other port complexes in the region. Vital Israeli port infrastructures in the Ashdod and Ashkelon area were hit in spite of the air defense system iron dome. The port of Ashdod siffered widespread damage. The cargo ships 'Mona' (IMO: 9101534) and 'Ahmet Onel' (IMO: 8420361), were nearly hit by rockets. In a separate incident, the military wing of Hamas - the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade - has declared that they have bombed an Israeli Gas Platform off Gaza, which has been continuing to burn ever since.
On August 2nd, the French cruise line Ponant took over its latest fleet addition from the Norwegian VARD shipyard. It is the luxury icebreaker LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT (IMO 9846249), designed for exclusive expedition cruises. The 150 meter long ship has polar class PC 2. She is designed for 245 passengers in 123 cabins. The hull of the ship was built on the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, the entire interior was built on the VARD shipyard in Søviknes, Norway. photos: https://www.cruisedeck.de/ponant-uebernimmt-luxus-eisbrecher/
On July 28, 2021, a 37 year old rowdy passenger was thrown off the 'MSC Virtuosa' while she was visiting Greenock. The crew requested that a number of passengers disembarked the ship 'due to their conduct'. One passenger was issued with a formal police warning following the disturbance at the Ocean Terminal in the afternoon. Officers were called to reports of an altercation between passengers at around 4 p.m. No one was injured.
On June 8, 2021, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION (IMO 9880685) was docked out at the Norwegian Ulstein shipyard. Full article + photo gallery: https://www.cruisedeck.de/national-geographic-resolution-ausgedockt/
On May 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. a trawler newbuilding caught fire in Thyborøn. The 'L 120-Linette' was ablaze at the shipyard quay. The fire brigade, police and the lifeboat 'Martha Lerche' of the DSRS were on site. Bundles of flames shot out of the ship, and there was heavy smoke development. The fire had started in the cargo hold when insulation material went alight. Not until May 7 at 2 a.m. the emergency services managed to extinguish the flames on the vessel. The temperatures inside the ship were extremely high. The construction of the trawler began in 2020. Alfred Fisker Hansen and Tommy Svart had ordered the trawler in Vestværft design. The hull was built in Poland and then towed to Thyborøn where it was completed at the Thyborøn Skibs & Motor. The completion in June should now be obsolete. The predecessor ship of the same name is to go to Sweden. The new building is 28.6 meters long and 8.7 meters wide with a planned crew of eight with one trainee. Report with photo and video: https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/lemvig/skib-i-flammer-paa-havnen-i-thyboroen-politiet-opfordrer-til-at-lukke-vinduer-og-doere