In a severe storm with gale force winds, the 'CSCL Mars' was threatened to break lose from its berth at Container Terminal Tollerort in Hamburg due to the wind pressure and requested assistance on Dec 1, 2021. The tugs 'VB Perfect', 'VB Rasant', 'VB Resolut' and 'ZP Bulldog' attended and were pushing against the ships starboard side since several hours to keep it in position. The Taiwan flagged container m/v 'YM Evolution', 47952 gt (IMO: IMO:9496460), which was berthed ahead at the quay, was secured by the tug 'VB Prompt' at its berth. It left the port on Dec 2 at 7 a.m., headed to Antwerp with an ETA as of Dec 3.
The 'Valadon' suffered an engine failure in position 48 51 12 N, 123 02 42 W, in the Strait of Georgia off Saturna Island on Nov 2, 2021, at around 12.20 p.m. Under reduced power, the vessel returned to Vancouver to carry out repairs.
The Maritime Authority of Suriname has issued the following 2 Notices to Mariners: 1. "From September 5, 2020 to January 6, 2021, the Noble Sam Croft drillship will conduct exploration drillings off the coast of Suriname at the drilling location 07 ° 23 "401 N - 55 ° 55" 264 W (WGS 84). For safety reasons the shipping should keep a safe distance of 1000 (one thousand) metres from thenNoble Sam Croft. The Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) that will assist during the operations are: Southern Tide, States Tide and Polaris. Please note: • Communication is through VHF, all international channels 13, 16, 69, 72. • There is a SAFETY ZONE of 1000 (one thousand) metres from the drilling site. • The Noble Sam Croft is not maneuverable and will display the relevant characters. All ships should take notice of the above mentioned." 2. "The drillship Maersk Developer will conduct exploration drilling of the Coast of Suriname from September 19th till December 3rd, 2020 at the drilling location 07° 21’.270 N – 055° 33’.247 W (WGS 84). For safety reasons vessels should keep a safe distance of 1000 (one thousand) meters from the drillship. The Offshore Support Vessels (OSV) that will assist during the operations are MV Bourbon Topaz, MV Gerard Tide, MV Felton Tide and MV National Energy Explorer. Please note: • Communication is through the VHF channels 16 and 77. • There is a SAFETY ZONE of 1000 (one thousand) meters from the drilling site. • Maersk Developer is not maneuverable and will display the relevant characters. All ships should take notice of the above mentioned."
The 'Chandra Neptune', while towing the barge 'Jacob', was disabled and adrift on Dec 1, 2021, at around 11 p.m. in the Arabian Sea, en route from Mumbai to Mundra. On Dec 2 the ship was under way at some five knots speed.
On Nov 30, 2021, at 4.30 p.m., two perpetrators were sighted in the engine room of the 'CH Doris' in position 01 14 36.0 N, 104 01 42.0 E, in the Singapore Strait. The ship's alarm was raised, and the crew was mustered. A search on board was conducted, and at 5.40 p.m. the Master updated Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) that there was no further sighting of perpetrators on board. All crew members were accounted for, and none was injured. Nothing was reported stolen from the ship. The bulk carrier did not require assistance and continued its voyage to Surabaya with an ETA as of Dec 3. A safety navigational broadcast was initiated. The Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF) and Singapore Police Force Coast Guard (PCG) were notified.
The Lebanese army on Sep 3 found a further 4.35 tonnes of the explosive ammonium nitrate a month after 2,750 tonnes of the substance exploded in the harbour and destroyed large parts of the city. The explosive substance was found in a warehouse immediately outside one of the entrances to the port, and engineers from the army took care of it. Simultaneously with the new discovery, it emerged that the outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab told the head of the investigation of the catastrophic explosion that he knew of the existence of the large amount of ammonium nitrate at the port before the explosion. 25 suspects have been arrested so far, including the port's chief of staff Hassan Koraytem and customs chief Badri Daher. Among the others arrested were also three Syrian workers who carried out welding work at the warehouse, where the huge amount of ammonium nitrate was stored, on the day the explosion took place. Up to 200 were killed and about 6,500 injured in the blast, causing damage to a double-digit billion.
The 'Babuza Wisdom' suffered a main engine malfunction on the St. Lawrence River in position 46 43.317 N, 71 23.183 W off Saint-Nicolas on Nov 28, 2021, at 01.30 a.m. The vessel proceeded to the anchorage off Saint-Nicolas for repairs the same day and resumed its voyage at 3 a.m. after troubleshooting, bound for Las Palmas with an ETA as of Dec 9.
The 'Sumise Maru No.31' went over the breakwater at Shimonoseki on Dec 1, 2021, at around 03.30 a.m. No other information was available for the time being.
The typhoon Maysak crushed onto the port of Vladivostok on Sep 3, 2020, wreaking havoc at the Navy base and in the commercial port. A floating dock in the base broke off her moorings, drifted along the piers and hit berthed submarines and other ships. The amount of damage was yet unknown. The container terminal at the ommercial port was flooded. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=Yr8JHgunKNY&feature=emb_title