Three crew members of the "Viking Grace" plunged into the sea from during a rescue exercise in the evening of Aug 5, 2019, while the ferry was en route from Stockholm to Turku. When the MOB-boat was lowered, one of ropes gave way, and the sailors fell into the water off Turku. All were recovered soon after, and none of them was injured. Due to the incident, the night tour to Stockholm started half an hour later than scheduled at 8.30 p.m. The ferry arrived back in Stockholm on Aug 6 at 6.20 a.m.
The "Express Skiathos" was in collision with the French sailing boat "Timostenes" in the night of Aug 4, 2019, while manoevering in the port of Glossa upon its arrival. No damage was reported after the slight contact of the starboard side with the aft of the yacht with seven crew members on board, nor injures. The ferry which operated the Volo-Skiathos-Glossa route disembarked its 199 passengers, five trucks, 60 vehicles and two motorbikes. An extraordinary inspection was carried out by port officials who found no damage so the ferry departed again with 74 passengers, five trucks, 11 vehicles and four motorbikes.
About 34 vessels expected at seaports across the country, particularly in Lagos, may be impeded by dockworkers’ strike.This was contained in the Shipping Position issued yesterday by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). It revealed that many of the vessels are conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol, Automated Gas Oil (AGO) or diesel, and general cargo goods, as well as sugar and wheat. The vessels, slated to arrive Lagos pilotage district from today to the end of the month might be in jeopardy, as dockworkers have endorsed the strike and are ready to shut the ports from business activities.However, four vessels that are waiting to be berthed and eight motor tankers that have already arrived the ports might be affected by the industrial action.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. opened Terminal A – the largest cruise terminal in the US – at PortMiami in Florida on 2 November. Designed by architecture firm Broadway Maylan, the 17,000-square-foot terminal was built on land leased by Miami-Dade County. The facility has been dubbed the ‘Crown of Miami’ because its structure evokes the points of Royal Caribbean’s crown and anchor logo when viewed from the water, as well as the ‘M’ of Miami when viewed from the east or western approaches, and waves rising or ships passing when seen from the terminal side. Terminal A was constructed in compliance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards and is equipped with advanced technologies to enhance the waiting areas and expedite the boarding process. The terminal will serve as a homeport for Royal Caribbean International’s 5,400-guest Oasis-class ships, such as Allure of the Seas and the new Symphony of the Seas
A 45 ft-boat of the Coast Guard Station Ketchikan medevaced an injured 58-year-old man off the "Lake Bay" in the Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan on Aug 5, 2019. Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center staff received notification via VHF-FM radio Channel 16 from the vessel’s master that a crewmember aboard received a large laceration to his arm and required assistance. Sector issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Station Ketchikan boat crew with local EMS aboard to respond. The boat crew and Ketchikan emergency medical services coordinated efforts to transfer the man to the Station Ketchikan. Ketchikan EMS further transported the man to Ketchikan Medical Center. The man was reported stable upon transfer. Weather on scene was dense fog with a visibility of 300 yards, southeast winds at 10 knots and seas of two feet. Report with photo: https://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-medevacs-injured-fisherman-in-revillagigedo-channel-alaska/2019/08/05/
A new rudder and propeller have been provided by the owners of the "APL Danube". Upon completion of permanent repairs, th vessel will carry out sea trials at the anchorage area in order to verify the final repair status of the main engine and pertinent systems. The "APL Danube" remainsed stationary at repair yard in Dubai as of Agu 5.
Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu port has received the Jin Tai Feng, a ship carrying 82,498 tons of corn. It is 235 meters long and draws 13.50 meters. It is the largest ship the port has ever received. This comes after development projects launched last year by the Saudi Ports Authority to strengthen the services at the Kingdom’s ports and to upgrade their capabilities and efficiency. The Yanbu commercial port handled 413,824 tons of various types of general cargo during July 2018 compared to 141,066 tons during July 2017 — an unprecedented increase of 193 percent. The Kingdom is working relentlessly to build a solid ground for the status of the Saudi Ports Authority as a leader in the ports sector which links the national economy with the international market.
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Coal shipments from the Port of Gladstone in Australia rose to a 22-month high in October on a strong lift in exports bound for India and South Korea, data released by the Gladstone Ports Corporation on Tuesday showed. A total of 6.69 million mt of coal was shipped from the Queensland port in October, up 10% year on year and 16% from September, the data showed. About 70% of the coal handled at Gladstone is metallurgical coal, GPC said.
Cruise passenger numbers hit an all-time high at Port Canaveral in Florida, US this year, helping the port to generate more than US$103 million in total revenues for the 2018 financial year. The number of passenger movements at Port Canaveral rose by 7.7% from 2017 to reach 4,568,431 in 2018. The port’s operating revenues for 2018 reached US$101.72 million, an all-time high for multi-day cruise ship passengers at the port. The figures are US$8.44 million above last year’s reported revenues and a 120% jump from 2008.