The "Moskva" suffered a technical failure at Limassol on March 19, 2019. The vessel's departure permission was cancelled by the harbour master until the completion of repairs. Upon the completion, state surveyors will attend onboard in order to verify the repair status.
On March 21, 2019, the "Arco Avon" suffered a lube oil leak in the engine room in position 50 58 19.0 N, 001 02 14.0 E with a crew of 10 on board on March 21, 2019. The dredger was moored at the Dungeness East anchorage. Repairs were carried out by the crew, investigations regarding the leak are ongoing. No pollution has been reported and mo assistance has been requested. Repairs were completed at 12.45 a.m.
Portsmouth International Port has received an £18 million (US$24 million) investment, which will be used to fund upgrade facilities and enable ships carrying up to 2,000 passengers to berth at the port. The funding has been granted to help the port capitalise on significant opportunities to grow its cruise business. In 2018, the city welcomed 48 calls and has plans for over 100 in the coming years.
Customs at China’s northern port of Dalian has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports from all sources to the end of 2019 at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday. The indefinite ban on imports from top supplier Australia, effective since the start of February, comes as major ports elsewhere in China prolong clearing times for Australian coal to at least 40 days.
The "Team Tarantella" allided with the wharf during its approach at section 57 of the port of Montreal, Quebec, on March 18, 2019, at 10.20 a.m. in position 45 33 41.3 N, 073 31 18.5 W. The vessel suffered minor damage. It sailed again at 1.40 p.m. bound to Come by Chance, where it berthed at the North Atlantic Refining on March 22 at 9.10 a.m.
A triple collision between container ships occurred at the anchorage of Yokohama off the Nonmoku Terminal on March 21, 2019, at 11.30 p.m. The Antigua-Barbuda flagged "Marcliff" has just left the Nonmoku Terminal bound for Nagoya, and initially collided with the US-flagged container m/v "APL Guam" which was damaged at the bow. After the dhips separated, the "Marcliff" allided with the moored "Hansa Steinburg" which suffered damage to the port side bow above the waterline. On March 22 all involved vessels were moored on Yokohama anchorage, no spill was reported. The Coast Guard has started an immediate investigation. Report with video: https://www.maritime.bg/58985-2/
PAO NOVATEK is considering a possibility of arranging LNG bunkering in Sabetta port (Yamal), Maksim Minin, Head of Marine Port Facilities Engineering Division, Engineering and Investments Department, NOVATEK, said.
It looks like Royal Caribbean is exploring the possibility of developing a cruise port in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Tribune Business quoted Bahamas Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar, who indicated Royal Caribbean in partnership with Mexican port developer, ITM Group, is looking to acquire the Grand Lucayan and develop a proposed water-based, adventure-type theme park at both the resort and Freeport Harbour. It looks like ITM Group and Royal Caribbean are looking to develop a new port in Freeport that can handle four new cruise ship berths in Freeport Harbour, which would double the port's current capacity. The proposal has generated some concerns that the new port would come at the expense of cruise ship visits to Nassau.
The "Princess Dina" (IMO: 822385), en route from Tsingeli to Odessa, suffered a technical failure in the southern entrance of the Çanakkale Strait on March 19, 2019. The vessel subsequently dropped anchor for repairs which were carried out by the crew. On March 22 the vessel remained moored in pos. 39° 52.25' N 026° 3.15' E.
A triple collision between container ships occurred at the anchorage of Yokohama off the Nonmoku Terminal on March 21, 2019, at 11.30 p.m. The Antigua Barbuda-flagged "Marcliff" has just left the Nonmoku Terminal bound for Nagoya, and initially collided with the "APL Guam" which was damaged at the bow. After the dhips separated, the "Marcliff" allided with the moored "Hansa Steinburg" which suffered damage to the port side bow above the waterline. On March 22 all involved vessels were moored on Yokohama anchorage, no spill was reported. The Coast Guard has started an immediate investigation. Report with video: https://www.maritime.bg/58985-2/
Forth Ports’ Port of Tilbury has received development consent from the UK Secretary of State for Transport to build a new GB£200m port terminal to include a new rail and road connection, deep water jetty and pontoon. Construction for the privately funded Tilbury2 is scheduled to commence within the next few weeks, with the terminal due to begin operations in spring 2020. The tender process for a contractor to undertake the build, adjacent to the current 930-acre site in Thurrock, Greater London, has been completed and an announcement will be made shortly, confirmed Forth Ports.
Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of Gas4Sea partners Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK, has signed an agreement with the Norwegian energy group Equinor for supplying four crude shuttle tankers with LNG marine fuel in the port of Rotterdam. The four planned dual fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020 and will be operated by Equinor in Northern European seas. Marine LNG Zeebrugge will utilise LNG bunkering vessel Engie Zeebrugge, which has an LNG capacity of 5,000 cu m, for the bunkering operations.