Yokohama, Sep 18 -- Fully cellular containership JJ Sun (9957 gt, built 2008), caused engine trouble and ran aground in Hakata port around 1822 hrs, Sep 17. Subsequently, the vessel was refloated by its own power. The extent of damage to the hull was unknown.
On Sep 19, 2018, short before midnight the "Heiko", sailing in ballast, suffered an engine breakdown, followed by a fire. The ship drifted aground at Flatøy off Askvoll in Sogn og Fjordane. The MRCC in Sola launched a rescue operation for the crew of four-. On-site was the storm Helena and caused very bad weather. Three ships were assisting, while one helicopter came from Florø, another out of Sola. Within a quarter of an hour all four men were taken off at 1.25 a.m.. One suffered an arm fracture. He was taken by boat to Bergen, the other three were flown to Florø.
The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of four crewmembers from a shing vessel after it capsized near Sabine Pass on Tuesday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal from the 65-foot shing vessel Captain M&M, which provided an approximate location of the vessel, and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew. Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders launched a Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
and sent out an urgent marine information broadcast with the vessel’s location.
Lisbon Stevedores to Stage 24-Hour Strike on Sept. 20
Portuguese stevedoring unions are planning to stage a 24-hour strike on September 20, bringing the port operations in Leixoes and Lisbon to a halt. The strike period had started on September 10, and will last for a month, ending on October 8. However, the strike is only in force for the extra time periods except for the planned one-day stoppage planned for Thursday. Shipping companies are already feeling the impact and have announced measures. “This strike will unfortunately affect the normal activities in the ports of Leixoes and Lisbon, mainly vessel’s arrivals and departures