Budapest police forces were still looking for the last victim of the "Habléany" in cooperation with the Riot Police, the county police headquarters, and Korean firefighters. The search covered the entire 215-kilometer section of the river, south of the accident site, and all of its flood and strong current areas, according to news site Origo. Specially trained dogs were also being utilized in the operations. Participants will continue the search until there is still a reasonable chance of finding the last missing Korean victim. 27 victims of the accident have already been found and identified, with the exception of one South Korean passenger who is still missing.
In high waves, a truck aboard the KMP "Citra Mandala Sakti" toppled over on July 16, 2019, at 8:50 p.m. in the Bali Strait when the ferry sailed from Ketapang Port to Gilimanuk Port close to its destination. The truck with a load of rice bran was bound to Bali. The waves reached heights of two to three meters.. The ship loaded with two medium trucks, one bus, three private vehicles, and seven motorbikes. No one was injured in the incident. Report with photos: https://bali.tribunnews.com/2019/07/17/gelombang-tinggi-di- strait-truck-cargo-bekatul-rolled-di-ship-citra-mandala-sakti.
APM Terminals Gothenburg has managed to cut quay crane waiting times by as much as 90% by implementing new standard operational procedures for container lashing. This translates to a reduction from 38 minutes to just four. Using ‘Lean’ methodology, which is being adopted across all of the company’s terminals around the world, a Transformation Team at APM Terminals Gothenburg identified the root cause of the time delay – inaccurate information provided to the vessel crew.
Construction work on the second phase of the Tuas mega port began yesterday with the installation of the first concrete structure for the wharf. A total of 227 concrete structures or caissons, each weighing 13,000 tonnes, will be installed over the next eight years to construct the wharf, the largest in the mega port. Almost 400ha of land will be reclaimed for the second phase, which will have 21 container berths and be able to handle 21 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo annually. In April, the last of 221 caissons for the first phase of the mega-port project was installed. Last year, a consortium of three companies – Penta Ocean Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Boskalis International – won a $1.46 billion contract to develop the second phase of the Tuas port.
The crew of the "ALexander Tvardovskiy" which was detained at the port of Leith was running out of food. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) had found several deficiencies before. The vessel was also missing valid international safety management (ISM) and ship security (ISSC) certificates. Wages had not been paid to the crew. Now Captain Gennadi Kukvinov said nine days have passed with no response to his pleas for supplies. He had sent the request for food on July 8, 2019. There was only some remainders of food, but no fresh fruit, some pieces of meat, some pieces of bread. The vessel will not be allowed to sail until the MCA has re-inspected the vessel and is satisfied that the deficiencies have been rectified."
An arrest warrant for the "Pretty Team" was issued on July 12, 2019, after the vessel discharged concrete and caused damages to a nearby barge, in Alabama on March 26. According to the complaint, the crane barge "Conquest MB 1" was moored at an adjacent facility on Mar 26, when the "Pretty Team" began unloading the concrete. Dust was then allowed to drift onto and contaminate the barge and its equipment. The discharged concrete has caused at least 1.5 million U.S. dollars in damage to the barge plus additional damages from downtime, demurrage, delay, lost profit and incidental costs.
Sweden's Port of Gävle will be included on the rotation of the newly launched Unifeeder Sweden-Poland Service. According to Yilport Gavle, this is the first commercial feeder service ever to directly connect the Swedish east coast to Poland with a weekly service. The service will start from Gdansk and then call Gdynia, Gavle, Norrkoeping, and back to Gdansk. The first call is expected on August 12th.
A massive container ship will return to Timaru on Sunday after the world’s largest logistics company confirmed weekly visits to the port. This follows a trial late in May when the 286.5 metre long and 40m wide, Rio de Janeiro’s berthing acted as a test run for similar sized ships to dock in Timaru after a $2.5 million project to widen the port’s inner breakwater entrance from 90m to 140m. PrimePort chief executive Phil Melhopt confirmed the 6pm Sunday call of the giant vessel and said it was another demonstration of the forward steps the port was taking. “Maersk shipping line have been very consistent since the Timaru container terminal started their operations in 2014 and will be calling in at Timaru again,” he said. “They have recently announced their Southern Star Rio Class will form part of their service into Timaru. They’re going to call here going forward.
The 19 year old engineering student Mustafa Koç of the Piri Reis University Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering was found dead aboard the "Gannet S" on July 11, 2019. Koç was doing his summer internship at the vessel. After leaving Istanbul for India aboard the ship, Mustafa Koç was forced to work 20-hour shifts and clean tanks with chemical residue. Koç had to stay in a hotel arranged by the company under unhygienic conditions when the vessel was unable to dock due to a storm. The freshman stayed in the hotel for 11 days, and after he was able to board the vessel again headed out to Djibouti on June 22. Koç was sleeping at the ship’s infirmary because guards were staying in his cabin as he worked 20-hour shifts for 18 days. The infirmary had no air conditioning and temperatures inside reached 45 degrees Celsius. The ship’s chief officer forced Koç to clean a tank with chemical residue, which interns are not allowed to do. The tank was 20 metres deep, with an opening of 1 metre, and temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius inside. Most of his tasks were of a similar nature. At 8 a.m. on July 11, he was discovered dead in the room he was sleeping in when the crew went to wake him up as he didn’t show up for his shift in the Djibouti Port at 4 a.m. The autopsy conducted in Djibouti showed severe lung infection as the cause of death. Mustafa Koç had gone through a full physical examination before starting his internship, and had all his shots complete. He had no previous health isss. Mustafa Koç’s brother İsmail Koç said Mustafa’s working conditions didn’t comply with MLC standards but such treatment was fairly commonplace in Turkish maritime companies. The family was calling for public awareness so such incidents don’t happen again.
The "Strait Feronia" allided with a dock in Picton on July 16, 2019, while trying to berth in windy condidions. Repair teams were mobilized to get the floating link-span of the vessel fixed as quickly as possible. The impact had damaged the wharf and left a the ferry unable to dock. Engineers were called to assess the damages to the "Strait Feronia". She was berthed alongside Waitohi Wharf until further assessments could be carried out in daylight. Several Cook Strait sailings had to be cancelled and caused disruptions.
After many creditors withdrew distraint proceedings, the Commercial Court in Rijeka decided on Thursday to postpone the bankruptcy of Croatia’s debt-ridden shipyard “3. Maj” until Aug. 1. Seven days ago the shipyard’s account was blocked for 156 million kuna (23.8 million U.S. dollars). After some of the creditors pulled back, the blockade now amounts to 86 million kuna (13.1 million U.S. dollars). Judge of the Commercial Court in Rijeka Ljiljana Ugrin urged Croatian Electricity Industry and the Croatian government to engage in the process of revocation of the enforcement order, so that “3. Maj” could continue with unfinished shipbuilding contracts.
Balboa, Jul 4 -- Panama Canal Port Condition report for Jul 4. Projected backlog at 0001 hrs: Fifty-one vessels today, 47 tomorrow and 44 on Jul 6. There are 29 vessels arriving today, 30 tomorrow and 42 on Jul 6. There are 33 vessels scheduled for today and 33 for tomorrow. Estimated delays for vessels without reservation/non-booked: Northbound: All types of vessels, two days. Southbound: All types of vessels, one to two days