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The "JY Power", en route from Ust-Luga to the Suez Canal, suffered a main engine defect in position 50 14 00 N, 001 30 00 W, on Jan 21, 2018, at 04.25 a.m. Repair works were to be carried out in Lyme Bay where the ship dropped anchor on Jan 22 at 10 a.m. The repairs were expected to take ten hours. Meanwhile, the Solent Coastguard was coordinating and monitoring the vessel's safety every 60 minutes. There was a crew of 21 on board. The vessel was carrying 43.800 tonnes of coal.
Мост на рукаве НевыNavigation season with raising of bridges on the arms of the Neva river will close on November 14/15 night. According to the press center of SP SBI Mostotrest, navigation on the Neva and Malaya Neva rivers will last till November 30. After the navigation season is over raising of bridges is possible for certain bridges. The beginning and the end of the bridge raising season is regulated by Saint-Petersburg Government’s Order dated 29.11.2006 (No1480).
Lung Teh (LT) Shipbuilding Company formally received construction permits for the site at Suao Port, according to Taiwanese government sources.The company will start construction in December and should finish all new facilities on its Suao Port campus in March 2020.
Anti pollution barriers were placed around the "Wardeh". The remaining onboard fuel calculation has been made by state surveyors. As a result, 400 tons fuel oil and 20 tons lubrication oil were found onboard. A local court issued a urgent court sale order of the vessel due to pollution risks and various arrest orders against the owners of the "Wardeh". The date of the auction will be declared by the Mersin court.
The "Ionas", while preparing to depart from Corfu to Igoumenitsa, suffered an electro-mechanical damage on Jan 20, 2019. Corfu port inspectors arrived on board the vessel and identified the damage in the electrical system. The vessel was subsequently detained in port until the system was repaired and a class certificate of seaworthiness was issued. The 57 passengers on board were disembarked and transported to Igoumenitsa by another vessel.
Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu), has on 2 November commissioned its large floating C dock. After the final tests had been carried out in the morning, the C Dock was submerged onto the equalized seabed. DSCu Nautical department, with the help of local KTK pilots and tugs subsequently docked the first commercial ship, a 63,400 tonnes deadweight bulkcarrier, thus putting the C dock into service.
Vard has cut the first pieces of steel for Ponant’s electric hybrid polar expedition cruise ship at its yard in Tulcea, Romania. Named in honour of French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Le Commandant Charcot was jointly designed by Stirling Design International and icebreaker specialists Aker Arctic. The 135-room vessel is expected to be delivered in 2021. Le Commandant Charcot will meet Cleanship environmental standards and will have dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä that will primarily run on LNG, as well as electric batteries that will enable her to operate without engines for two to three hours. ABB’s Azipod units will provide propulsion, while systems for energy optimisation, energy recovery and advanced wastewater treatment will help to reduce her environmental impact.
After the "Ocean Princess", which had run aground in waters off Alor on Dec 28, 2018 was refloated by a tug on Jan 10 and anchored in the waters off Aemoli in Alor, the product tanker had yet to be issued a sailing permit and was not yet allowed to leave the waters of East Nusa Tenggara. Local authorities were waiting for the vessel's owner to send a letter of undertaking regarding the compensation for the damaged corals. The relevant agencies were still calculating the amount of corals damaged after the vessel ran aground in the Pantar Strait.
The "Strategic Explorer" ran aground on the Delaware River, Wilmington, on Jan 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. The ship was anchored off Philadelphia since Jan 17 at 3.40 a.m. after its arrival from Fortaleza. It was refloated by at least two tugs on Jan 22 at 6 a.m. and moored in pos. 39° 51.63' N 075° 13.33' W.
Following the strategic agreement signed between COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co.,ltd(CHI) and GTT last year, as a part of the plan, CHI and GTT have signed the Technical Service Agreement(TSA) on November 8 in Shanghai during the first CIIE. TSA is well recognized by world’s LNG shipping companies, is considered as the “ticket” of a shipyard stepping into LNG carriers’ repair & conversion field, which proves and qualifies the shipyard’s capability of undertaking the repairs and conversion of a membrane type LNG carrier. In this July, GTT had worked together with CHI Guangdong shipyard on a Mark III type LNG carrier “LNG Lucia Ambition”, the project was the first LNG carriers that a Chinese shipyard has ever done with intensive membrane type cargo tank repairs, and was completed very successfully meeting the satisfaction of all parties.
MSC Cruises on Nov. 7 revealed it has entered the final phase of construction on Ocean Cay, its private island in the Bahamas, located 23 miles south of Bimini. After delays, the Caribbean marine reserve is now scheduled to open in November 2019. The former site of an industrial sand extraction plant, Ocean Cay will feature eight beaches, a shallow-water lagoon, excursions to neighboring cays, a wedding chapel, and a number of bars and restaurants that will serve authentic Bahamian flavors. MSC has voiced its commitment to strengthening the Bahamian community by sourcing local materials and using local vendors when possible, and employing up to 140 Bahamians for permanent positions on Ocean Cay.