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58 min ago by arnekiel

Auckland's 75m cruise ship jetty plan falters
Auckland councillors will next week consider a more compact mooring system for large cruise ships, rather than one originally proposed with a connecting walkway. RNZ revealed last year the plan by a council agency to build the mooring structure, 75m off the end of the existing wharf, prompting the then-new mayor Phil Goff to demand a re-think. The preferred option was now a mooring structure, or "dolphin" to be built adjoining the end of the existing wharf, to accommodate ships currently too long to berth at the city wharves. The council's planning committee meets on Tuesday to sign-off the preferred option, which the council hoped could be built for the summer after next. The oversized Ovation of the Seas this summer became the first cruise ship to have to remain in Auckland's inner harbour, and shuttle passengers ashore in launches. Extending Auckland's downtown wharves into the Waitemata Harbour has become a political flashpoint after public protest successfully stopped a previous port plan to extend Bledisloe wharf. www.radionz.co.nz...'s-75m-cruise-ship-jetty-plan-falters

 Norwegian Joy  (Passenger ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Massive German-built cruise ship 'Norwegian Joy' leaves port
German-built luxury cruise liner "Norwegian Joy" was due for its maiden voyage on Sunday night. The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ship is the first in its fleet purpose-built for the Chinese tourism market. The 4,200-passenger boat will be based out of Shanghai and Tianjin and will have Mandarin as its official language. The 326-meter (1,069-foot) cruise ship was built by major German shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. It was due to sail from Papenburg, up the river Ems into the North Sea on Sunday night at 8.30 p.m. local time (19.30 UTC) By Monday night the luxury liner will be moored in the Dutch city of Eemshaven. "Norwegian Joy" is the twelfth ship that the Meyer shipyard has built for NCL with two more scheduled for delivery in spring 2018 and autumn 2019. NCL is a Bermudian company operating cruise ships, headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. www.dw.com/en/mas...

 Carnival Elation  (Passenger ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Savannah Coast Guard saves man on Jacksonville cruise ship
JACKSONVILLE, FLA (WTOC) - A Savannah Coast Guard helicopter transported a 52-year-old man experiencing stroke-like symptoms from a cruise ship that was 18 miles off of the coast of Jacksonville. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were made aware of a man on board of the Carnival Elation who was exhibiting signs of a stroke Saturday at 9:12 p.m. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Savannah medevacked the man at 11:07 p.m., bringing him to the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, where he is reported to be in stable condition. www.wtoc.com/stor...

 Cembrook  (Cargo Ship)
1 hour ago by arnekiel

Standard Coaster Converted into Cement Carrier
However, there are ways to achieve all three courses and one of them is converting an existing semi-completed hull into a tailor-made solution. Repurposed This is exactly what VEKA Shipyard, based in Lemmer, did for their latest newbuiding Cembrook. There is a number of semi-finished coasters in the Netherlands, which were never completed due to the crisis in the short-sea shipping market. Several of these have been successfully repurposed, for example as a fishfood carrier for fish farming or as a roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) vessel for windmill components. The latest to add to this growing list is Cembrook, a dedicated cement carrier built for Brise Schifffahrt (Germany). worldmaritimenews...

 Alnika  (Other Ship)
5 hours ago by Noorderlicht

umgeflaggt nach Rumänien, registriert in Constanta

 Florentia  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Allision with dock in Southampton
A gaping 100 ft hole tore into the side of the "Florentia" as it left a dock and allided with the entrance to the former King George V dry dock in Southampton, Hants, on March 25, 2017, at 11.15 a.m. The ship ran into trouble navigating a narrow berth when it struck a concrete quay wall, tearing an enormous split into its side. The ship was towed out to sea at slow speed when the incident happened. The resulting scrape left a hole of approximately four metres length in its side, requiring repair work before going back out to sea. The old dry dock is being used to load bulk cargo, but the entrance is slightly narrower than the rest of the docks. Report with video: www.dailymail.co....

 Sewol  (Passenger ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Sewol fully emerged from the water on deck of White Marlin
The "Sewol" fully emerged from the water on March 25 showing its entire hull nearly a day after being loaded onto the semisubmersible vessel "White Marlin". It had taken more than seven hours for the "Sewol" to make the 3-kilometer journey up from where it sank to the rendezvous area after the upper part of the hull was raised some 13 meters out of the sea at 11:10 a.m. on March 24. The journey took longer than expected as it took time to change the direction of the convoy in accordance with the sea currents before moving toward the semisubmersible ship. It was a delicate task, as the balance of the ropes linking them together had to be steadily maintained. The semisubmersible ship buoyed up to lift the entire Sewol ferry off the surface of the water as of 9:15 p.m. Salvage crews were stepping up work to drain water and oil from the ferry, which is expected to arrive at the port of Mokpo, about 90 kilometers away, as early as March 29. It will take three to five days to complete preparations including the drainage work. A search for the bodies of nine missing passengers expected to still be inside the wreck will begin when the ship arrives. Prior to the inspection, the ship will go through technical and off-load preparations which may take 3-4 days. Another one full day will be needed to move the ship to the quay located inside the port, by placing rail-like transporters underneath the ferry. Moving the ship into the quay area is another tricky part not only due to its massive weight, but since it must be transported carefully without getting damaged. The "Sewol" alone would weigh 8,300 metric tons, but, with water, stones and sand inside, the wreckage would be a lot heavier, weighing up to 20,000 metric tons. The ferry will be ready for inspection by April 1. In case the missing nine bodies are not found inside the ship, the rest of the workers will continue to search underwater. Forty 40-by-20-meter nets have been installed around the area where it was lying before the recovery. Divers will walk underwater on the seabed and use sonar radar to detect the bodies Reports with photo: english.yonhapnew... www.scmp.com/news... www.dailymail.co.... www.straitstimes.... english.yonhapnew...

 Pilot1  (Pilot Vessel)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Two injured in collision off Ostend
On March 26, 2017, at 4.35 a.m. the British tank m/v "Galway Fisher" was in collision with the "Pilot 1" 18 kilometers off the coast of Ostend. Two people were slightly injured - the Dutch pilots had to be evacuated by helicopter. They were taken to hospital with back problems. Both ships suffered damage at the hull. The pilot boat returned to Ostend at 7.15 a.m. The tanker, which had no cargo on board, was lying on the sandbank Westhinder. The tanker was heading from Cork to drydock in Sluiskil.

 Galway Fisher  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Two injured in collision off Ostend
On March 26, 2017, at 4.35 a.m. the "Galway Fisher" was in collision with the pilot boat "Pilot 1" 18 kilometers off the coast of Ostend. Two people were slightly injured - the Dutch pilots had to be evacuated by helicopter. They were taken to hospital with back problems. Both ships suffered damage at the hull. The pilot boat returned to Ostend. The tanker, which had no cargo on board, was lying on the sandbank Westhinder. The tanker was heading from Cork to drydock in Sluiskil.

 Snav Toscana  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry renamed under repair
The "SNAV Toscana" which is actually under repair in Palermo is to be renamed "GNV Azzurra" once the work has been completed.

 Bow Hector  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Fumes released on tanker
The fire brigade in Flushing was alerted after fumes were released on the "Bow Hector" on March 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. Safety Zealand was notified about the fumes coming from the so-called excesses aboard the tanker. Rijkswaterstaat deployed a team of the Maritime Incident Response Group (MIRG) which departed from the Poseidon pier in Flushing one hour after the call aboard the "RWS 78". The tanker was between Zoutelande and Nieuwvliet. Around 7.55 the MIRG reported that hitherto no substances were measured that may be hazardous to health. Additional measurements were done around 8:30 p.m. and showed that no dangerous substances could be measured. The tanker was underway from Antwerp to Rotterdam. Dutch report with video: www.hvzeeland.nl/...

 Soby  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry capsized in Mindelo
The "Soby" capsized at a roro berth in the port of Mindelo, São Vicente island, on March 24, 2017, with at least 125 tons of cargo still on board. The ship tilted to port side after one container started to slide and caused a general cargo shift. Only two containers had been unloaded when the disaster unfolded. The ship ended bottom up partially remaining above water at the terminal of the cabotage dock. A team of divers was sent down to assess the situation. The "Soby" was carrying containers and two cars, weighing 185 tons. Reports with photos an video: www.rtc.cv/index.... www.expressodasil... www.asemana.publ.... www.expressodasil...

 Alianca Santos  (Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Fire in engine room
In the evening of Feb 24, 2017, a fire broke out in the engine room of te "Aliana Santos" at Santos port. The fire was extinguished by the ship's own firefighting system and the engine room later checked by experts of the fire department. The fire didn’t spread beyond the engine room, so the containers and superstructure remained intact.

 Dageraad  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

14 sport anglers pulled to safety
The "Dageraad", 156 gt, was disabled by engine damage with 17 people aboard on March 25, 2017, 130 Kilometer off Borkum in the Northsea. The lifeboat "Alfried Krupp" of the DGzRS station Borkum was deployed to assist and reached the drifting vessel four hours later. The leisure cutter was taken in tow and pulled towards the Dutch coast where the casualty was taken over by another Dutch vessel. It was pulled into the port of Lauwersoog on March 26 at 5.30 a.m. The German lifeboat returned to its station 16 hours after the alert. German report with photos: https://www.seenotretter....

 COS Bonny  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Jiangyin Scrapyard
arrived Jiangyin Scrapyard 26.03.17

 MV Acon  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 26.03.17

 Leader 1  (Other Ship)
12 hours ago by BerndU

beached at Alang 25.03.17 Plot 50

 Lpg Bridge  (Tankship)
12 hours ago by BerndU

beached at Alang 25.03.17 Plot 77

 Nika Z  (Cargo Ship)
12 hours ago by BerndU

scrapped at Aliaga 07.12.11 picture:www.instagram.com...

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