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 Jean Nicoli  (Passenger ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Mooring rope fouled propeller
In the night of Jan 17, 2017, a rope used to moor the ferry in the port fouled the propeller of the "Jean Nicoli". A team of firefighters intervened in the port of Ajaccio around 9 p.m. Divers had to remove the obstruction after the propeller was blocked. They were accompanied by a protective and lighting vehicle. The work was done after almost two hours. French report with photo: www.corsenetinfos...

 Mars  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Fire on tanker on Ijssel Sea
In the afternoon of Jan 19, 2017, the "Mars" caught fire on the Ijssel Sea at the height of the Oude Zeug port in Wieringerwerf. The crew was unable to extinguish the fire in the engine. The situation was dangerous, as the tanker was not degassed. Sveral lifeguards and the fire brigade were alerted. several KNRM boats headed for the tanker and the fire department in Enkhuizen was on spot too. The tanker was empty, but usually transpored gasoil. It was towed to port where the fire could be tackled with more equipment. In the evening it was put out. The ship was still being ventilated. Dutch reports with photos and video: www.nhnieuws.nl/n... rtvnoordkop.nl/ni... www.noordhollands...

 Rhl Constantia  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

SITC fixes its biggest boxship
A leading Chinese intra-Asia box operator, SITC, has chartered the 4,620 teu, Reederei Hamburger Lloyd -controlled RHL Constantia for a period of one to three months at $6,350, according to French analysts, Alphaliner. The ship is the largest container vessel ever chartered by SITC, far bigger than the previous largest ship in its fleet.

 Gener8 Hector  (Tankship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

VLCC delivery highlights Philippines’ emergence as a top shipbuilder
The Philippines has joined a very select club as a nation capable of building VLCCs, one of the cream of the crop when it comes to ship orders. The Subic Bay affiliate of South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction has just delivered the first Philippine-made supertanker, the Gener8 Hector.

 Marie Lehmann  (Cargo Ship)
15 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Kiel
Only three days after arriving at the Laboe station, the new lifeboat "Berlin" had its first performance in the evening of Jan 18, 2017. She came to the aid of a severely ill sailor aboard the "Marie Lehmann" in Kiel Bay. The man needed urgent medical attention because of severe chest pain. Shortly after the alarm around 9:15 p.m., the boat speeded towards the freighter iwth 25 knots which was off Kiel Lighthouse then. Once alongside, a mechanic and a crew member trained as a rescue assistant were transferred onto the cargo ship in western winds of 4-5 Beaufort. It was decided to treat the 52-year-old patient aboard the "Marie Lehmann". Accompanied by the "Berlin", the freighter headed to Kiel. Both ships docked in the eastern port where the land based rescue service took over the further supply of the sailor. German report with photos: https://www.seenotretter....

 Atlantic Navigator  (Cargo Ship)
15 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Chittagong 15.01.17

 Anita-1  (Cargo Ship)
15 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Chittagong 15.01.17

 Xin Chun He  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Jiangyin Scrapyard
arrived Jiangyin Scrapyard 19.01.17

 Jasmine Of Sea  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 19.01.17

 MV Confignon  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 19.01.17

 Mare Phoenicium  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 19.01.17

 Summer Flower  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 18.01.17

 Amal  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Alang 19.01.17 Plot 29

 Iohann Mahmastal  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Convoy stuck in ice
The two bulk carriers "Iohann Mahmastal" and "Sinegorsk" and two icebreakers have been stuck in the ice off the Russian coast near Pevek on the Chukchi Peninsula (Chukotka Peninsula). According to the captain of the icebreaker "Kapitan Dranitsyn", the situation was not critical. There were food and fuel reserves. After getting more information about ice conditions the convoy will proceed on the route. The bulk carriers are operated by Rosmorport and being escorted by the icebreakers "Kapitan Dranitsy"n and "Admiral Makarov". The convoy remained at anchorage near Cape Shelagsky. The ice conditions are difficult – measuring 10 points on a 10-point scale. The thickness of ice in the area exceeds one meter (three feet) with ridged ice 2.5 meters (eight feet) thick. The vessels arrived in Pevek from Arkhangelsk along the Northern Sea Route in early January 2017. They made a successful midwinter cargo crossing, the the first such crossing since Soviet times. They wree delivering construction material for a pier being built for the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power station. The power station will be transported to Chukotka via the Northern Sea Route and assembled there in 2018.

 Sinegorsk  (Cargo Ship)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Convoy stuck in ice
The two bulk carriers "Iohann Mahmastal" and "Sinegorsk" and two icebreakers have been stuck in the ice off the Russian coast near Pevek on the Chukchi Peninsula (Chukotka Peninsula). According to the captain of the icebreaker "Kapitan Dranitsyn", the situation was not critical. There were food and fuel reserves. After getting more information about ice conditions the convoy will proceed on the route. The bulk carriers are operated by Rosmorport and being escorted by the icebreakers "Kapitan Dranitsy"n and "Admiral Makarov". The convoy remained at anchorage near Cape Shelagsky. The ice conditions are difficult – measuring 10 points on a 10-point scale. The thickness of ice in the area exceeds one meter (three feet) with ridged ice 2.5 meters (eight feet) thick. The vessels arrived in Pevek from Arkhangelsk along the Northern Sea Route in early January 2017. They made a successful midwinter cargo crossing, the the first such crossing since Soviet times. They wree delivering construction material for a pier being built for the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power station. The power station will be transported to Chukotka via the Northern Sea Route and assembled there in 2018.

 St Faith  (Passenger ship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Fire on Wightlink ferry
The passengers of the "St. Faith" had to be evacuated in port after a fire broke out on the ferry crossing the Solent in the morning of Jan 19, 2017. There were 52 passengers and 13 crew onboard the ferry. The ship was making its way from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight, when the fire erupted on the bridge. Smoke was billowing into the sky. The passengers were moved to one end of the ship. At 9.35 a.m. the ship contacted the UK Coastguard reporting a fire on the bridge wing at port side. When the vessel came alongside the ferry terminal in Fishbourne, two fire appliances from Ryde were attending alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and Hampshire Constabulary’s Police launch "Commanderthe". The UK Coastguard sent the Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team and the Cowes RNLI lifeboat to the scene. The fire has been extinguished and all passengers have been evacuated from the vessel, with no reported injuries. The affected bridge wing was charred by the fire which has been extinguished. An air conditioning unit situated on the outside of the vessel sparked the blaze. Reports with photos: uknip.co.uk/2017/... https://www.thesun.co.uk/... www.mirror.co.uk/...

 Key Bay  (Tankship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Spain invited to explain the authorization to let the Key Bay continue its route
On Jan 18, 2017, Spanish officials asked their government to explain the decision by the authorities to authorize the"Key Bay", carrying a cargo of fish oil which was loaded at Laayoune in the occupied Western Sahara, to continue the route to France after a stopover on Jan 14 at the port of Las Palmas. In a letter to the Spanish Foreign and Finance Ministers, Florent Marcellesi, Jorge Luis Bail and Maria del Pilar Alvarez Leon, urged the Spanish government to justify and to clarify the legal basis for the decision of the Spanish authorities to allow the ship to leave the port of Las Palmas despite their knowledge of the cargo situation and the arrest of the Court of Justice. According to the officials, the fish oil, loaded at Laayoune in Western Sahara on Jan 7, is expected in Fécamp around Jan 20 after a stop on Jan 14 at the port of Las Palmas. The "Key Bay" was checked during the fuel stop by the Guardia Civil which inspected the documents allowing the transport of the cargo of fish oil. After verification, the Spanish authorities have found that the authorizations were issued by the Moroccan occupation authorities, which was a violation of international law, as such products can only enter the European market if they are accompanied by certificates of origin and health guarantees drawn up by the administration of the state of origin. Despite the violation of established international law, the Spanish customs authorities preferred to let the ship continue on the pretext that it was not destined for Las Palmas, but it was just in transit. In this respect, the Spanish representatives questioned the government on the legitimacy and validity of the documents and certificates issued by the Moroccan authorities in the territory of Western Sahara. They also asked whether the government was able to affirm that the Polisario Front authorized the exports of Western Sahara to Spain and the European Union. They also urged the Spanish Government to ensure that the competent authorities did not allow the landing of products which were not guaranteed by valid certificates of origin in accordance with European law. The Polisario Front has announced that it will formally lodge a complaint with the European and French authorities to denounce the illegal embarkation of fish oil by the "Key Bay" in Laayoune.

 Carib Palm  (Cargo Ship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Auction of seized ship failed
The "Carib Palm" which was idle in the commercial port of Boulogne-sur-Mer since its seizure by the French customs in December 2015, found no buyers when auctioned on Jan 17, 2017. Anne Richmond and Julien Debacker, the two auctioneers in charge of managing this sale, had asked 50,000 Euros as security deposit, but no one showed up. The price of the vessel was set at 600,000 Euros. The ship may require a lot of money to restore it, so it does not interest many, even for 600,000 Euros. It was not ruled out that a new auction with a discount price might take place. The other option was dismantling the ship, to recover some scrap. French report with photo: www.lasemainedans...

 Mega Smeralda  (Passenger ship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry passengers had to spend unexpected night on sea
The "Mega Smeralda" had to remain off Bastia for eight hours in the morning of Jan 18, 2017, due to difficult weather conditions. The ferry was able to enter the port of Bastia only on Jan 19 at 6:25 oa.m. The 163 passengers and 74 crew members were be able to disembark after a final maneuver of the ferry which had come from Toulon. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 knots made it dangerous to dock in port. The previous day, another vessel of Corsica Ferries also could not reach the port of Bastia because of the swell and the wind, and the passengers had only been able to disembark in the morning of Jan 19, spending the night aboard the ferry. French report with video: www.lci.fr/faits-...

 Maria Valentine  (Tankship)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Tank barge lost wheelhouse already in allision in October 2016
The 52 year old, Slovakian skipper who was at the helm of the "Maria Valentine" when she allided with the weir at Grave, was already involved in an allision with the same ship two months before. On Oct 22, 2016, the barge lost its wheelhouse when she slammed into the Sterkrade Bridge on the Rhine-Herne Canal in Oberhausen. The allision had been caused by a technical defect, according to the police in Essen, which investigated the accident. The hydraulic system had not functioned satisfactory. The "Maria Valentine" was fitted out with a prefabricated wheelhouse short time later. The cause of the allision on Dec 29 on the Maas was still unknown. In dense fog the tanker ran straight through the steel dam at Grave, pushing it three meters down. Because it did not break completely, Grave and nearby Nederasselt escaped a disaster. Dutch report with photos: www.gelderlander....

 Kiel
18 hours ago by Timsen

Port of Kiel celebrates record 2016 cruise season
The Port of Kiel celebrated a record cruise season in 2016, handling 6% more passengers (485,000) and an 11% increase cruise calls, from 132 in 2015 to 147 last year. In 2017, Kiel is set to host 440,000 passengers who will arrive during 133 calls from 28 different cruise ships. The season will open on 9 April with a call from AIDA Cruises’ AIDAcara and close on 21 October with a visit from AIDAvita. This year, the port will also handle three simultaneous cruise calls on five occasions, and four cruise vessels on both 3 June and 12 August. Meanwhile, 15 ships will be in port during the Kieler Woche sailing regatta from 17-25 June, and TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 will sail her maiden voyage roundtrip from Kiel on 3-14 June. MSC Cruises’ 3,970-guest MSC Fantasia will also start homeporting in Kiel on 29 April and offer 21 departures from the port. www.cruiseandferr...

 Salt Lake City  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by arnekiel

Diana seals time charters for pair of capesizes
Diana Shipping has entered into two separate time charter agreements for capsize vessels Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City. 2015-built Santa Barbara has been contracted to Cargill International for a period of 12-15 months at a rate of $12,000 per day. The charter is expected to commence on January 24. Meanwhile, the 2005-built Salt Lake City has been chartered to Uniper Global Commodities in Germany for a period of 12-16 months at a rate of $9,000 per day. The contract is scheduled to commence on January 20. Diana Shipping says the contracts will generate around $7.38m based on the minimum time charter period

 Santa Barbara  (Cargo Ship)
18 hours ago by arnekiel

Diana seals time charters for pair of capesizes
Diana Shipping has entered into two separate time charter agreements for capsize vessels Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City. 2015-built Santa Barbara has been contracted to Cargill International for a period of 12-15 months at a rate of $12,000 per day. The charter is expected to commence on January 24. Meanwhile, the 2005-built Salt Lake City has been chartered to Uniper Global Commodities in Germany for a period of 12-16 months at a rate of $9,000 per day. The contract is scheduled to commence on January 20. Diana Shipping says the contracts will generate around $7.38m based on the minimum time charter period.

 Alliance St. Louis  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Disabled car carrier under tow
The "Alliance St. Louis" has been taken in tow on Jan 18. The tug "Crosby Endeavor" arrived on scene on Jan 17 at 10:45 a.m. with a fire team aboard to clear the "Alliance St Louis"’ engine room for safety. The tug put the cargo vessel in tow at approximately 2:30 p.m. the next day to take it to the Sabine Bank Pilot Station near Port Arthur, Texas.

 Maersk Connector  (Other Ship)
19 hours ago by arnekiel

DeepOcean secures windfarm contract from Nexans
DeepOcean has secured a cable installation and trenching contract from Nexans for ScottishPower Renewable’s East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm in the North Sea. Under the contract, DeepOcean’s scope is the transport, installation and trenching of export cables. The project will be managed out of the DeepOcean’s Darlington office. Offshore work will commence by 2019.

 Merbey  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Cargo ship hijacked by international criminal cartel for arms transport
The "Merbey", belonging to the Moroccan businessman Mohammed Oulahcen was hijacked by an international criminal cartel and used for illegal arms transportaion to Houthi rebels in the Yemen and for cocaine trafficking. Mohammed Oulahcen in partnership with the Portuguese national Jose bought the vessel in the Turkey in 2015. It was renamed, registered under Comores flag and had to sail to Casablanca, but as it came out, his Portuguese partner had other plans. The ship was to be engaged in illegal trafficking of arms and drugs. Mohammed Oulahcen turned to Moroccan authorities, and Turkish law enforcement agencies got involved too, reporting the vessel had been hijacked and relocated to Nigeria. The ship was anchored at Calabar since Aug 25, 2016.

 Eastern Glamour  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier adrift off Wenzhou
The "Eastern Glamour" suffered engine failure on Jan 17, 2017, south of Yuhuan, Wenzhou, while approaching Wenzhou port with a cargo of coal loaded at the Muara Pantai Offshore Coal Terminal in Yu Huan. The vessel started to drift, but tugs and patrol boats were able to get it under control. The ship was anchored and on Jan 18 at 7 a.m. it berthed at the Yu Huan Terminal.

 Copenhagen  (Passenger ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry returned from yard
The "Copenhagen" left the Lindoe Yard in Vigeroe on Jan 18 at 3 p.m. and headed towards Gedser, arriving there at 7 a.m. After a short spell she immediately left towards Rostock, where she berthed at 9 a.m.

 African Highway  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach...
..at Aliaga Shiprecycling Yard: https://www.instagram.com...

 Maersk Battler  (Tug)
19 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach...
..at Aliaga Shiprecycling Yard: https://www.instagram.com...




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