The 'Peak Bilbao', en route from Hamburg to Buckie, suffered a main engine failure and propulsion loss in position 56 12 51.0 N, 002 43 04.2 E, on Sep 14, 2019, at 10 p.m. The crew was able to restart the engine at 10.50 p.m. The vessel then altered its route toward Aberdeen for replacing parts and for further repairs. The ship moored on Aberdeen anchorage in pos. 57° 10.82' N 002° 0.37' W on Sep 16 at 10.15 a.m.
The 'Key West', en route from Ghent to Kyleakin, with a crew of 13 on board, ran aground near Kyleakin in position 57 16 40 N, 005 45 16 W, on Sep 15, 2019, at 02.45 a.m. The tanker was carrying 1500 tonnes of fish oil, 593 metric tonnes of linseed oil and 6868 metric tonnes of oil feed as cargo. The master waited for the high tide to refloat the vessel which was floating again at 03.45 a. and berthed at the pier in Kyleakin near Kyle of Lochalsh at 6.25 a.m.
Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers held the naming ceremony for one of its LNG-fueled product/chemical tanker in Stockholm on September 11. The vessel, that was officially named Thun Venern, was handed over to the company in September 2018 after completing sea trials a month earlier. The 18,000 dwt ship was built by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng and is the third from a batch of six Sweden-flagged sister vessels. Powered by natural gas or biogas, the unit was ordered by Thun Tankers together with the Gothia Tanker Alliance partners Furetank and Älvtank.
Nauticor-operated LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos completed the first LNG bunkering operation in the port of Södertälje, Sweden, delivering 150 tons of LNG. The operation with the product tanker Ternsund, chartered by the Finnish fuel supply company NEOT (North European Oil Trade), took place on September 12 at Södertälje’s oil terminal. As noted by Nauticor, this was not only the first LNG bunker operation in the port of Södertälje, but also the first one in the Baltic Sea while normal cargo was unloaded in parallel (SIMOPS).
John Dragnis-led Goldenport has acquired 2010-built 1,700 teu containership Maersk Wismar, according to Seasure Shipbroking. Goldenport has handed over $8.3m to Japan’s Shoei Kisen, Seasure Shipbroking reports, a price substantially lower than the VesselsValue market value of $13.27m. The vessel’s next survey is due in July 2020.
In the afternoon of Sep 14, the "Coastal Renaissance" responded to a distress call from a vessel taking on water south of Passage Island, a small island between Bowen Island and Horseshoe Bay. The vessel was operating roughly 30 minutes behind schedule because of the incident. The Canadian Coast Guard rescued the boat and its crew. Report with photo: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/bc-ferries-vessel-responds-to-distress-call-near-horseshoe-bay-1.4593777
The bulkcarrier "Whitefish Bay" was in collision with the "Bowditch" in position 42 23 15.4, 082 52 01.6W, four miles north northeast of Tecumseh, on Sep 10, 2019. The collision occurred as the "Bowditch" was overtaken by the bulk carrier. Both vessels continued their voyages after a brief stop.
The 'Malita', while servicing the Gozo Channel ferry route, had to reverse after the forward loading ramp malfunctioned and became stuck in the morning of Sep 13, 2019, after the vessel arrived at Mgarr harbour, Malta. The process to emptying the vehicle deck thus took much longer than usual, causing delays to the ferry schedule.
Faroe Island ferry operator Strandfaraskip Landsins (SSL) has chartered in the Greek-owned PRINCE to replace SMYRIL on the Tvøroyri-Tórshavn route while the latter undergoes her annual drydocking.
The "Arklow Resolve", en route from Swansea to Ipswich with a crew of seven and a cargo of clinker on board, suffered a defect in the gasket of its cooling system about 25 miles from St. Catherine's Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, in position 50 18 22N, 001 41 10W, on Sep 14 around midnight. at around 0004 hrs, UTC, today. The estimated time for the completion of repairs works was around 30 minutes The ship berthed at the bulk terminal in Ipswich on Sep 15 at 11 a.m.
The 'Nordamelia' ran aground on the Paraná river at kilometer mark 396, halfway between Rosario and Villa Constitusion, while sailing upstream from Itapoa to Rosario via Zarate on Sep 15, 2019. The ship could be refloated within a short time and reached Rosario with own power at 5.50 p.m.
The 2012-built handy bulker Hua Jiang 17 rammed into a grain terminal at Taizhou Port on Friday after a main engine failure. According to local reports, the ship lost control on its main engine when it was sailing into the port, and hit the terminal after the crew failed to stabilize the vessel by dropping anchor. One terminal facility collapsed after the collision and the ship also suffered damage. The local maritime safety authorty sent three tugboats and towed the vessel out of the accident site. No injuries were reported in the incident. Currently, the investigations into the cause of the incident is still ongoing. The 47,500 dwt ship is operated by Jiangsu Huajiang Shipping, which mainly transports coal and iron ore among domestic ports.
In the evening of Sep 14 the "Ocean Viking“ moored off Lampedusa where the more tan 80 migrants aboard where handed over to the Italian authorities to be distributed among several Eurpean countries, among them Germany and France.
The "Whitefish Bay" was in collision with the tug "Bowditch" in position 42 23 15.4, 082 52 01.6W, four miles north northeast of Tecumseh, on Sep 10, 2019. The collision occurred as the "Bowditch" was overtaken by the bulk carrier. Both vessels continued their voyages after a brief stop.
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The "Jin Hwa 32" was pulled off Rajhans beach near Chilika, and into deep waters after hours of effort in the night of Sep 15 at 10 p.m. A 15-member salvageteam from Malaysia along with the offshore tug 'Cheetah' from Singapore completed the salvage work. After an initial failed attempt during the day, the high tide in the night supported the efforts of the salvors which finally succeeded in towing the tug from the beach. The 32 tons fuel had already been lightered recently. Reports with photo and video: https://kalingatv.com/state/finally-malaysian-cargo-ship-evacuated-from-odisha-coast/ https://ommcomnews.com/odisha-news/tugboat-arrives-to-remove-malaysian-ship-from-chilika
The Saint Kitts and Nevis-flagged general cargo ship Sara has been banned from Paris MoU ports after a number of “serious violations” were discovered during an inspection. The ship was detained in Port Monfalcone, Italy, on September 3, in what is the third detention in the Paris MoU region in the last two years. Following the detention, the ship will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MOU region, except a port and anchorage of the ship’s flag state for the next three months. According to Paris MoU, the refusal of access will become applicable immediately after the ship is authorized to leave Port Monfalcone.
Sources tell that Norway’s Sole Shipping, has put the nine-year-old 32,000 dwt bulker Fantholmen in the shop window. This is a rare move by the 22-ship strong owner. Sole Shipping has been among Norway’s fastest growing owner over the last three years, adding nearly 20 ships since 2016. Sole will most likely earn around $2m on the sale as the ship was bought for $6m from compatriot Western Bulk in 2016. VesselsValue sets the market value of the ship at $7.4m.
Upon entering the old southern lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel the "Baltic Moon", enroute from Calais to Nakskov, suffered an engine blackout on Sep 15, 2019, at 1.15 p.m. The disabled ship threatened to drift into pilot boats in the old foreport. The 'Dithmarschen' immediately left its berth to avoid things to become worse. The "Baltic Moon" was detained, and after an initial investigation inside the lock it was ordered to moor at the railway station pilings in the canal port of Brunsbütte where it arrived at 3.15 p.m.
In the night of Sep 12, 2019, the "Galaxy", operating the Turku-Stockholm route, was delayed due to engine problems. Only two out of four engines were running. The ship was delayed in the night and the delays continued during Sep 13. The call at Åland was cancelled. One engine was out of service due to normal service. Another engine stopped due to a technical fault.