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 Star Princess  (Passenger ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Ensenada
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a woman in distress from the "Star Princess" 86 miles southwest of San Diego in the morning of Feb 20, 2017. The 73-year-old woman had been experiencing persistent severe abdominal pain since Feb 19 at about 5:15 p.m. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended she be medically evacuated from the cruise ship that was en route to Ensenada, so she could seek emergency medical care on land. Since the ship was more than 400 miles off the coast of San Diego, a rendezvous point was determined and the MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was read to launch at 6:00 a.m. The rescued woman was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Report with video: www.10news.com/ne...

 MSC Fantasia  (Passenger ship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

Bureau Veritas Certifies MSC Cruise Ship Scrubber Retrofit
Bureau Veritas S.A. (Bureau Veritas) has granted MSC Cruises' MSC Fantasia a Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Certificate, indicating the 150,000 DWT cruise ship's recently installed exhaust gas cleaning system has passed the relevant MARPOL test, World Maritime News reports. The certificate is said to indicate that the vessel's exhaust gas scrubber equipment aligns with the EU Marine Equipment Directive requirements. MSC Fantasia and MSC Preziosa are noted to be the first of the company's fleet to receive the Yara Marine Technologies (Yara) hybrid SOx exhaust gas cleaning systems. shipandbunker.com...

 Armada Kraken  (Tankship)
12 hours ago by arnekiel

KRAKEN FPSO IN THE FIELD AND HOOKED UP
The Kraken Floating Production Storage and Offloading (‘FPSO’) vessel arrived at the field on Monday 13 February, anticipating good weather conditions. The hook up of the Submerged Turret Production (‘STP’) buoy mooring system, to the FPSO was completed on 15th February and a full rotation test performed so that the vessel is now on station and securely moored. Commissioning work will continue on the topsides. Reconstruction of the turret area pipework and connection of the risers and umbilicals to the swivel stack is being undertaken followed by commissioning of the subsea infrastructure. Delivery of first oil in Q2 2017 is on track.

 Harmony Of The Seas  (Passenger ship)
13 hours ago by Timsen

Cruise ship participating in SAR operation
On Feb 20, 2017, the "Harmony of the Seas" on its actual Carribean cruise was tasked by the Coastguard to assist a distressed ship. Captain Gus Andersson immediately headed northwards with 22 knots towards the casualty to participate in the rescue operation in worsening weather. The ship was enroute from Nassau to Virgin Island and was the closest ship to the distressed vessel.

 MT Jazi  (Tankship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker detained for failing DPR authorisation
The Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has arrested athe "Jazi" being loaded with 11500 tons petrol at the Nakam Jetty, Kirikiri, Lagos. The vessel was intercepted on Feb 11, 2017, while discharging at the jetty. The vessel did not have DPR authorisation to deliver products at the depot. The vessel was taken under the custody of the Nigerian Navy for more investigations. The DPR has no record of any product importation by Nakam. The agency subsequently drew samples from the tanks at the facility for laboratory analyses. The product failed all the basic parameters, especially in regards to lour, flashpoint and specific gravity and did not meet the standard specifications of any white product. The depot has been sealed by the agency since Feb 12.

 Polarstern  (Other Ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

Research vessel to drift across the North Pole
The "Polarstern" is going to be purposely stuck in ice for climate studies. The vessel will embark on its 1,550-mile trip sometime in 2019, at which point it will sail into Arctic sea ice, allowing itself to become trapped in the ice and then drifting with it across the North Pole. The frigid adventure, which is said to be the biggest Arctic research project ever, will give a new and absolutely fascinating insight into the climate system under leadearship of the MOSAiC project. As the "Polarstern" floats along in "sea-ice Lagrangian mode," scientists from several dozen research entities will gather data on the local waters and atmosphere, all of which will be analyzed to make more sense of the major climate changes going on at the top of the world (January's measurement of Arctic sea ice was said to be the lowest ever recorded). It is the only way to do a study at the North Pole during the winter, as thick ice during that time of year is impossible to break through, and it's too dangerous and unwieldy to head onto the ice in snowmobiles with all of the necessary gear. It will be freezing and completely dark around the clock during the winter months.

 Ocean Gala  (Passenger ship)
14 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 MV Saaremaa  (Passenger ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

Engine damage on the Elbe
In the evening of Feb 19, 2017, the "Muhumaa" ("Grete") suffered engine damage after the last Elbe crossing enroute from Brunsbüttel back to Cuxhaven. The ship docked at the Mützelfeldt Yard for repairs at 9.30 p.m.

 Vos Sympathy  (Other Ship)
14 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Seba M  (Cargo Ship)
14 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Chuetsu Dream  (Cargo Ship)
14 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Breakers

 Jade Hiev  (Other Ship)
15 hours ago by Timsen

Crane boom collapse injured three
In the inner port of Wilhelmshaven the jib of the "Jade Hiev" collapsed on Feb 16, 2017, at 9.20 a.m. Nine workers were setting up the crane boom when the crane jib crashed onto the deck of the floating crane by yet unknown reasons. Three 30- to 50-year-old employees on board were slightly injured and taken to hospital. The staff members were busy assembling the jib when it suddenly broke loose and crashed onto the deck. The police launched an investigation into the accident. German reports with photos: www.wzonline.de/n... jeversches-wochen...

 Mabrena  (Other Ship)
15 hours ago by Timsen

Barge threatened to sink in Düsseldorf after flooding
The "Mabrena", 2397 ts (EU-No.: 6000101), being loaded with 1700 tons gravel, suffered water ingress enroute to Koblenz near the port of Düsseldorf-Reisholz at Rhine km 722,5 in the early evening of Feb 19, 2017. The water floated into generator room from two ballast tanks. The fire rescue attended with the two fire boats from Neuss and Chempark Uerdingen, fire engines and divers. They started removing the water several dewatering pumps after the flooded generator on board had failed so the ship's own pumps could not be activated. The water was removed with a capacity of five tons per hour. 2,5 hours later the situation was under control, five hours after the initial alarm most of the forces could be demobilized. The fire boat from Düsseldorf remaine on site until Feb 20 when experts continued to try to locate the source of the water ingress. In the run of the day the ship could be stabilized. Next the cargo was to be unloaded with cranes before the ship was to be towed to a yard for repairs. German reports with photos and video: www.rp-online.de/... www.report-d.de/D... https://www.youtube.com/w...

 Fv Bruix  (Fishing Boat)
17 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard
Arrived Marin scrapyard 30.05.16 Picture:www.shipspotting....

 Wehr Hong Kong  (Other Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Chinese buyers for $7.2 mill

 Baltrum Trader  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Chinese buyers (Shenzhen Huihong) for $3.6 mill

 APL Austria  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Mopping up phase has commenced
Near Port Elizabeth mopping up operations at the "APL Austria" continued following the dousing of the fire at the port of Ngqrurha. The mop up phase began in the afternoon of Feb 19. Damaged containers had to be discharged, and the incident investigation was in progress. Report with photo: https://blog.samsa.org.za/2017/02/19/fire-on-korean-fishing-vessel-at-port-of-cape-town-under-control-port-services-uninterrupted/

 101geumjeong  (Other Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Fire brigade withdrawn after blazing trawler started to list
Styrofoam caught fire on the "Geum Jeong No. 101" which was moored at the repair quay in Cape Town Harbour on Feb 18 at 1.20 a.m. prompting the City of Cape Town Fire Department to race to the rscene, joined by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) crews. Efforts to extinguish the fire were abandoned after the ship started to list to port side due to accumulating fire water which made it unsafe for firefighters to continue putting out the blaze. A naval architect was deployed to assess the situation and determine the stability of the vessel. Although the fire had spread to the back of the vessel‚ it was said to be under control. Materials such as cardboard and plastic onboard the vessel were fueling the blaze. The City of Cape Town Fire Services were rendering boundary cooling from the quay side and a TNPA tug from the waterside. Oil booms were kept ready. Reports with photos: https://blog.samsa.org.za/2017/02/19/fire-on-korean-fishing-vessel-at-port-of-cape-town-under-control-port-services-uninterrupted/ www.timeslive.co....

 Bellatrix  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Bellatrix aground off Lesvos
The “Bellatrix” ran aground on a reef north of the island of Lesvos in the morning of Feb 16, 2017. The ship with a crew of 12, nine Ukrainians and three Georgians, on board suffered a crack in the hull and took on some water, starting to tilt slightly. On scene were winds of five Beaufort. Greek Coastguard officials inspected the vessel and the tug "John" has surrounded the ship with an oil boom of 250 meters length in order to prevent an oil contamination. The “Bellatrix” had set sail from Mykolayiv on Jan 18 with a cargo of grain and was heading to Izmir. A survey by divers in the morning of Feb 17 showed thatthe rudder, the propeller shaft and the propeller were not damaged. A patrol boat of the Coast Guard remained on site for assistance if needed. The Port Authority Mythimna banned the ship from sailing further.

 Alsterstern  (Tankship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Vessel detained after being towed to Vigo
The Maritime Captaincy had detained the "Alsterstern" in Vigo until inumerous deficiencies detected on board and posing a danger to the safety of the ship's navigation and safety of future hydrocarbon cargo operations as well as for the marine environment or its crew on board have been rectified. The tanker had been towed to port on Feb 2, where engine repairs were carried out after the ship had gone adrift 70 miles west of Ons. But aninspection carried out by technicians of the Maritime Captaincy of Vigo has detected numerous security deficiencies last week. The ship was unloaded and free of toxic or dangerous gases. The captain, Daniel Blanchard from Canada, was confident that the technical deficiencies would be remedied soon, but the repairs of faults discovered by the MOU inspectors were expected to keep him at least one more week at the Areal pier. Spanish report with photo: www.farodevigo.es...

 Rm Dynasty  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold en bloc with RM POWER via Judicial Sale by Private Treaty to undisclosed buyers for $3.2 mill each (Note: bank driven sale, vessels have been laid up in Aruba (Dutch Antiled, Caribs) since October 2016, price translates to $299 per lt)

 Rm Power  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold en bloc with RM DYNASTY via Judicial Sale by Private Treaty to undisclosed buyers for $3.2 mill each (Note: bank driven sale, vessels have been laid up in Aruba (Dutch Antiled, Caribs) since October 2016, price translates to $299 per lt)

 Ksl Deyang  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Chinese buyers for $7 mill (Note: "Diamond 53" design)

 Karaweik  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers for region $7.9 - $8.1 mill

 Js Bandol  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers for $9.25 mill

 Js Pomerol  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers for $10 mill

 Halicarnassus V  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to undisclosed buyers for $11.2 mill

 Red Sakura  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers for $23.2 mill

 Brilliant Phoenix  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers (M Maritime) for $22.6 mill

 Lian Hua Feng  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to undisclosed buyers for $4.6 mill

 Conti Spinell  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers (Diamantis Lemos) for region $11 mill

 Chubu Maru  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Qatar buyers (Aswan Trading & Contracting) for $5.6 mill

 Teh May  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Sold to Greek buyers for region $10.5 - $10.8 mill

 Cebu
22 hours ago by arnekiel

58 injured as ship collides with barge
2Go passenger ferry with 90 passengers meets accident as it approaches Cebu City port - CEBU CITY—At least 58 ship passengers were injured when their vessel collided with a barge on the Mactan Channel past 10 p.m. last night. The vessel, MV St. Braquiel owned by the shipping firm 2Go, crashed into a barge carrying empty cases and bottles of beer and was being towed to port. St. Braquiel was bound for this city from Ormoc City in Leyte province. First aid responders were sent to Mactan’s Pier 4 to provide immediate treatment to the wounded passengers. The ferry was carrying 90 passengers and 11 crewmen when it collided with the barge. A passenger, Fredamae Bereso, recalled watching a Korean drama on board the business class section of St. Braquiel while waiting for the vessel to dock at Pier 4 here around 10 p.m. on Saturday. She was jolted by a loud thud while the vessel was approaching the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge on the Mactan Channel, which separates Cebu from Mactan Island. Read more: newsinfo.inquirer... Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

 Ashdod
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Crane collapses onto ship in Ashdod port
A large crane collapsed onto a ship docked in the southern port of Ashdod on Sunday, causing damage but no injuries. The incident was the second crane collapse in as many weeks, amid heightened concerns over worker safety. It was not immediately clear what caused the crane to collapse on the cargo ship at the Ashdod port a little after 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene, but no workers were hurt. An investigation was launched into the incident. The Ashdod facility, south of Tel Aviv, is one of two major ports on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, servicing some dozen ships at any given time. www.timesofisrael...

22 hours ago by arnekiel

Dignity Operation seizes foreign car carrier en route to Misrata
A boat of Khalifa Haftar-led forces intercepted a commercial ship sailing on the sea from South Korea and heading to Misrata port. Haftar’s forces led the seized ship Morning Compass with 12 Filipino sailors to Ras Al-Hilal port in east Libya. According to reliable eastern sources, the ship is owned by EUKOR Car Carriers Inc. and it has been shipping over 5000 cars to Misrata before Haftar-led forces’ interception. The Libyan News Agency (LANA) of Al-Thanni-chaired eastern government reported the leader of the interception operation as saying that the ship did not take heed of the calls of their patrols, adding that it was sailing in a no-entry military zone. “We sent a boat to stop the ship and then the ship was tugged into Ras Al-Hilal port to be scoured by the navy personnel.” Eastern LANA said. Report with photos at https://www.libyaobserver...

22 hours ago by arnekiel

First container ship from Kolkata arrives at Keraniganj terminal
A container ship “Sonar Tori Nou Kallyan” from Kolkata port arrived Friday at the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal in Keraniganj. “Container services have been formally introduced between Bangladesh and India through arrival of the container ship Sonar Tori Nou Kallyan at the Pangaon terminal,” said Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan at a function at the Pangaon terminal, reports BSS citing an official release. Shajahan said, “An agreement was signed between Bangladesh and India for introducing container services. As part of the agreement, the container services started through arrival of this ship.” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, Secretary of Shipping Ministry Ashoke Madhab Roy, Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla and President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abdul Matlub, among others, were present on the occasion. www.hellenicshipp...

 E.r. Long Beach  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by arnekiel

Melbourne's Victoria International Container Terminal’s first vessel puts handling to test
Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) will break its duck next Sunday, when one of the biggest containerships ever seen in Melbourne calls at its Webb Dock terminal. The E.R. Long Beach, controlled by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and with a capacity of 7,455 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of containers, will trouble traditional Yarra River berths at Swanson Dock. The advent of such ships has been a point of landside concern, mostly due to peaks and troughs in terminal and port approaches congestion, but haulage firms and their drivers also have hurdles, including Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) accreditation. "Export container receivals for the vessel commence in earnest from Monday, 20th February," Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) director Neil Chambers says. "This has necessitated container transport operators registering with VICT through 1-Stop to use the Vehicle Booking System (VBS), and drivers completing their on-line MSIC inductions – again through 1-Stop – before they can access the Terminal." https://www.fullyloaded.c...

 Stena Saga  (Passenger ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Skagen
On Feb 17, 2017, at 11:05 a.m. a man was medevaced from the "Stena Saga" north of Skagen. The ferry was enroute from Frederikshavn to Oslo at that time.

 Merete Maersk  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Removal of damaged containers going on
Cranes continued to be working to remove the damaged containers from the "Merete Maersk" at the quay TTI in Algericas on Feb 18: Photos: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting....

 Sy A  (Sailing vessel)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Case of detained yacht at trial on Feb 21
A guard was placed aboard the "A" to ensure the ship remained in Gibraltar where she was detained due to unpaid invoices totaling € 15.29 million. This money should have been handed over when the yacht was delivered to representants of the owner on Feb 5 in Kiel, the day when the ship left the German Naval Yard which is part of the Nobiskrug Group. The shipyard was to receive 9.8 million Euros, two invoices of 2.9 and 2.6 million Euros are still open from suppliers. Since no money was received by the parent company of the German Naval Yards, the Nobiskrug Group until Feb 5, the shipyard commissioned the renowned law firm Triay Stagnetto Neish in Gibraltar to take legal action. The attorneys reached an arrest against the registered owner of the vessel, the Valla Yachts Ltd., on the Bermudas, at the Supreme Court on Feb 15. The company operates the ship on behalf of the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The yacht was moored at an anchor place in the territory of the "Admirality Marshals" on Feb 16. The bay is in the jurisdiction of the justice of Gibraltar. The island is not only favorable for fuel purchases, but is also one of the first addresses for sales, seizures and arrivals of ships of all kinds. The administration of the port of Gibraltar promotes international with the fast and efficient justice: "We have a very good Admirality Marshal, who has been in the industry for many years - so we can get the best possible price for the ship." The seizure procedure of the shipyard was made easier by the fact that the owner of the "Sailing Yacht A" transferred the ship from the German register to the register of the Bermuda Islands before the departure from Kiel. The island group, like Gibraltar, is a British overseas area, which clarifies many formalities more quickly and ships can easier be arrested. On Feb 21 a trial will take place in Gibraltar. A spokesman of the owner dismissed all allegations and said to be surprised by the yard's approach. Report with photos: www.sailingscuttl...

 Giang Hai  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

One dead in pirate attack off Borneo
The "Giang Hai" was boarded by Philippine gunmen on Feb 19, 2017, at 10.22 a.m. in position 06 09N 11939E about 20 miles north of Pearl Bank in Tawi-Tawi, the Philippines' southernmost province in the Sulu Sea. The vessel was en route from Biringkassi to Iloilo, ETA Feb 19, but changed course after the attack and approached Sandakan in northeast Borneo in the morning of Feb 20. It was transporting 4,500 tons of cement from Indonesia to the Philippines. The gunmen destroyed some of the ship's equipment, but the remaining crew members managed to sail the ship. Personnel of the Philippine Coast guard, police and marines found the ship near the province's Baguan Island. Upon boarding the vessel, they found 10 Vietnamese sailors alive and one dead. Seven more were kidnapped. The Coastguard launched a pursuit in coordination with the military and the police.

 Morning Compass  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Car carrier nabbed by militants
The "Morning Compass" was seized by militants of Marshal Khalifa Hafter, a strongman from Susah in Eastern Libya, in Libyan waters, while enroute from Incheon to Misrata with more than 5,000 Korean KIA and Hyundai cars on board. The aims of the militants were unclear. They warned vessel not to enter Libyan waters before boarding it on Feb 18, 2017. The ship was towed into Ras Al-Hilal port to be scoured by the navy personnel. Report with photos: https://www.libyaobserver...

 Snav Toscana  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

188 safe after fire aboard ferry off Palermo
On Feb 19, 2017, at 6 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the "SNAV Toscana" while the ferry which had come from Naples was one mile off the port of Palermo. No injuries were reported among the 113 passengers and 75 crew members. Firefighters intervened immediately with the assistance of the port authority and the police after the master had maneuvered his ship into port. While the captain raised the alarm, the fire crew on board went into action and the crew members were acting according to the emergency plan. The passengers were quickly assembled and taken to collection points established by the evacuation plan, away from the engine room. There was no panic as the staff reacted quickly and supported the passengers well and gave directions. Smoke was visible and burning diesel could be smelled. A few tense moment came when the ship docked at the pier Saint Lucia. The passengers were waiting to get off at once, and instead had to remain on board. The door was not opened immediately because the staff, along with the fire department, feared that the fire which was so far under control could be fed by oxygene when opening the gates. The evacuation then was postponed for one hour, during which the passengers were always been assisted. Meanwhile, the firefighters completed the extinguishing and cooling operations of the engine room and remained on site for a while to monitor the situation and avoid that the fire reignited. Technicians went on board in order to determine th ecause of the fire. The prosecutor of Palermo was waiting on the fire report to assess whether to open an investigation. Italian reports with photos and videos: palermo.blogsicil... livesicilia.it/20... tg24.sky.it/tg24/... www.siciliainform... tg.la7.it/cronaca... www.quotidiano.ne...




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