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 Nu-shi Nalini  (Tankship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas) Inc. contracted with tanker salvage
The engine room fire aboad the "Nu Shi Nalini" in pos. 09 49 53.4 N 76 03 34.8 E on June 13, in which one crewman died, was brought under control, and tugs were on scene on June 15 to tow the tanker to Kochi. Though the fire was brought under control, there was a blackout on the vessel as the power system failed following the explosion. The propulsion system of the vessel was also affected. The Salvage Arbitration Branch, Lloyd's, has been advised that a Lloyd's Form of Salvage Agreement was signed on June 13 to Resolve Salvage & Fire (Americas) Inc. SCOPIC was invoked.

 Htk Energy  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding caused substantial damage
Afte the "HTK Energy" ran aground in Sarangani Bay, General Santos City, the assistant superintendent of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape, said that substantial damages on artificial reefs installed near the shores of Barangay Dadiangas South was found as a result of the grounding of the vessel. Local authorities found that around 100 artificial reef domes were damaged, which could amount to around $13,000. They will immediately recommend the convening of the Sarangani Bay's Protected Area Management Board to further assess the damages and impose possible sanctions against the vessel. The board will determine whether there is a need to temporarily detain the vessel pending the resolution of the case. The vessel was supposed to dock at the Makar port when it hit the artificial reefs.

 African Lily  (Cargo Ship)
11 hours ago by Timsen

Engine trouble in North Atlantic
The "African Lily", while en route from Gdynia,to Las Palmas with a crew of 19 on board, suffered a problem with a main engine cylinder in position 49 54 55.2 N, 003 10 17.4 W on June 19, 2018, at 3 p.m. The crew fixed the problem and at 3.40 p.m. the "African Lily" was fully under way, with no further defect reported. The vessel was carrying 26,747 tonnes of wheat as cargo, ETA June 25.

 Sunset X  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Engine damage in Bremerhaven
The "Sunset X" suffered engine trouble while departing from Bremerhaven on June 11, 2018. The ship returned to the south end of the Strom Quay for repairs. After resuming the voyage, it arrived at Gothenburg on June 18 at 6 a.m.

 Lato  (Passenger ship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Aliaga Anchorage
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 20.06.18

 Maersk Honam  (Other Ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Fire damaged container ship docked in Dubai
The "Maersk Honam" left the port of Jebel Ali on June 18 at 7.50 a.m. and headed to Dubai for further inspections and repairs. She berthed at Dubai Dry Dock the same day at 1 p.m.

 Kiran  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
Beached at Gadani 19.06.18

 Alexia 2  (Tankship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 20.06.18

 Sdec United  (Tankship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 19.06.18

 Maharshi Bhardwaj  (Tankship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 19.06.18

 Baltic Pride  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
Beached at Alang 19.06.18

 Akurey  (Fishing Boat)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Trawler disabled off Iceland
The "Akurey - AK 10"'s main engine's tappet pushrod broke in the early morning of June 18, 2018, when the vessel was on her fishing grounds west of Isafjordur on the North-West corner of Iceland. The ship asked for assistance at 7 a.m. The "Thor" of the Coastguard was nearly 70 nautical miles away at Bíldudalur and came to the scene at 1 p.m. Soon after, a towing connection was established, and the ship was towed to Reykjavík wtihin about 24 hours. After the convoy arrived at Reykjavik on June 19 at 12.20 p.m., tugs took over to pull the trawler to port. Icelandic reports with photos: www.lhg.is/fretti... www.lhg.is/fretti...

 Hai Feng 628  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by BerndU

Beached
Beached at Alang 19.06.18

 Queen Of Cowichan  (Passenger ship)
20 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry crew saved man who fell over board
Service on a B.C. Ferries’ vessel travelling between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay was delayed after a man went overboard from the "Queen of Cowichan" in the morning of June 19, 2018, around 9 a.m. near Bowen Island, shortly after the scheduled 8:45 a.m. departure from Horseshoe Bay. The crew deployed a rescue boat and saved the man, who was transported to responding members of the Coast guard around 10 a.m. He was very cold, but stable. Service has continued, although the incident has left the "Queen of Cowichan" running about an hour behind schedule.

 Prinsesa Sirena  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Japanese Owners have sold their handysize "Prinsesa Sirena" 28/2011 I-S with DD 11/2018 to Greek buyers at levels USD 9.8 mill.

 King Wheat  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Japanese controlling company have sold their handysize bulker "King Wheat" 33/2009 Shin Kochi with SS/DD 06/2019, to Orient Shipping for USD 11.9 mill.

 Agia Eirini  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Polforce Shipping have sold their supramax "Agia Eirini" 50/2001 Mitsui with DD 17/11/2018 to Chinese buyers for USD 8.5 mill.

 Ocean Prefect  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Lomar Shipping have disposed their supramax "Ocean Prefect" 53/2003 Oshima, with SS/DD 07/2018 to Chinese Buyers for USD 9.1 mill.

 Red Cherry  (Cargo Ship)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Sold
Ceres Shipping have sold their capesize bulker "Red Cherry" 182/2015 JMU to undisclosed buyers for USD 45 mill. The deal is understood to include a nine-month charter at $18,000 per day.

20 hours ago by arnekiel

Curacao refinery runs slow as PDVSA port backlog starts to ease
The 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery operated by Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA in Curacao is working at minimum capacity while awaiting new crude shipments and as a tanker backlog in the country’s ports began to ease, four sources close to the facility told Reuters. PDVSA’s operations this year have been mired by problems ranging from fast-declining crude production and poor refining due to a lack of equipment, to obstacles for exporting oil amid port congestion and financial sanctions. Only a few units at the Curacao refinery have been operating during U.S. producer ConocoPhillips’ moves to seize PDVSA’s inventories, cargoes and facilities following a $2 billion arbitration award by the International Chamber of Commerce in April.

 Ssl Kolkata  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Salvors boarded distressed container ship
On June 19 salvors were able to access the "SSL Kolkata" and inspect it for the first time since it caught fire. Four members of SMIT, the company hired by Shreyas Shipping and Logistics that owns the vessel, boarded it 10 nautical miles from the coasts of the Sunderbans. The salvage team deployed a raft from an offshore vessel one mile off the ship and then climbed aboard with special ladders and ropes. They spent about 1,5 hours aboard but did not access the hold because of high temperature and fear of toxic gases. Whether the vessel has suffered structural damage could be assessed only after detailed inspection. There were at least seven containers with hazardous chemicals on the ship. Indian Coast Guard officials were monitoring the ship. There was no chartered route for navigation of vessels in that part of Bay of Bengal. The intensity of the fire has reduced considerably and the salvage team could see the flames. But there was smoke too and it was still very hot because of the blaze. The team made a preliminary survey and checked the draught of the vessel among other things. 11 personnel from SMIT will again access to the ship on June 20 and carry out a thorough inspection before taking necessary measures. It will be taken by a Coast Guard ship from Haldia to the "SSL Kolkata". One more support vessel was likely to join the operations on June 24.

 Rigel  (Fishing Boat)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Search for lost vessel going on
11 days after the contact to the "Rigel" was lost on June 8 about 111 nautical miles southwest of the city of Rawson amidst a storm, only the body of its captain, Salvador Taliercio, stains of diesel oil, plastic crates, life-saving means and an oil tank were found. Recently the offshore ship "Tango" lowered its ROV, however, without results yet. Now, the fishing research vessel "Victor Angelescu" will be added to the operation coordinated by Naval Prefecture. It sailed in the morning of June 19 from the port of Necochea, equipped with a modern multibeam sonar to carry out an underwater exploration in the area. Also the coastguard vessels "Prefect Derbes", "Prefect Fique" and "Ingeniero White" remained in the search area.

 Harrow  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier ran aground on Wester Scheldt
The "Harrow" ran aground on the Wester Scheldt near Ritthem enroute from Itaqui, where she had sailed on June 4, to Terneuzen on June 20, 2018, at 8.30 a.m. Tugs were called to refloat the ship. The "Multratug 4", "Multratug 7", "Multratug 9" and "Smit Seine" managed to get it off in the second attempt at 9.45 a.m. It was loaded with iron ore. The patrol boat "RWS 79" was escorting the convoy to the Everingen anchorage where the ship was moored in pos. 51° 24.23' N 003° 44.11' E at 10.30 a.m. Dutch reports with photos and video: https://www.hvzeeland.nl/... https://www.omroepzeeland...

 Piz Ela  (Tankship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Grounded tanker to be lightered
The salvage of the "Piz Eli" which was being firmly stuck on a mud and gravel bar near Duisburg on the Rhine since June 15, was now being planned for June 21. The owner tasked a sister ship of the tanker to lighter at least part of the 1.400 tons caustic soda. It was expected on site between 7 and 8 a.m. that day. Since the grounding the water level of the river dropped by 70 centimeters. Passing ship traffic was not hampered as the tanker was resting outside the fairway. German report with photo: https://www.waz.de/staedt...

 Vita Future  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Engine trouble off Isle of Scilly
The "Vita Future", while en route from Gothenburg to New Orleans with a crew of 18 on board and sailing in ballast, suffered engine trouble in position 49 16 00 N, 005 47 0 0W, 44 miles SE of the Isles of Scilly on June 19, 2018, at 1.45 a.m. The vessel was carrying 1.550 tonnes of heavy fuel oil in the bunker tanks. The engine issue was rectified, and the vessel was under way again to its destination, at 2 a.m., ETA July 3.

 Wilson Dublin  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Ship suffered damage fuel injection pump
The "Wilson Dublin", while en route from Sagunto to Waterford with a crew of seven on board, suffered an issue on its fuel injection pump in position 50 20 08 N, 006 48 05 W, 28 miles NW of the Isles of Scilly in the early morning of June 19, 2018. The vessel was carrying 3460 metric tonnes of non-dangerous ammonium nitrate. The estimated time for repair or replacement of the fuel injection pump was about two hours. At 4 a.m. the ship was underway again.

 CMA CGM Brazil  (Cargo Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Container ship towed yacht to safety
The "CMA CGM Brazil" towed a 46-foot sailboat with two sailors aboard to safety in St. Marten after the sailboat reported they were taking on water and disabled approximately 315 miles east north east of San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in San Juan were notified by the two sailors who's boat was taking on water through the rudder shaft. While they were able to keep up with the flooding with pumps, they were afraid they may have to abandon ship.The Coast Guard queried the Amver system and located the "CMA CGM Brazil" and requested it divert to assist the sailboat. The master of the 620-foot ship agreed to divert and assist if possible. The container ship was only 45 miles away from the distress location and was able to locate the sailboat.The master devised a plan to tow the sailboat to a shallow, safe harbor. Despite ten knot winds and five foot waves, the crew of the "CMA CGM Brazil" was able to tow the sailboat to St. Martin. The two sailors were in good health and able to stay aboard the sailboat.The container ship handed over the sailboat and two survivors to St. Martin Coast Guard authorities and resumed its voyage.

1 day ago by arnekiel

Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerpen
Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities. The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport, with the aim of doubling the proportion of rail transport in the port of Antwerp over the next few years. An important step in this process is the appointment of Nils van Vliet as CEO.

1 day ago by arnekiel

Port of Virginia, major shipping hub for US commerce, plans big expansion
The Port of Virginia is one of the most significant ports in the United States. It facilitates $242 million worth of commerce a day, and a full 9 percent — or 343,000 — of Virginia’s jobs are port-related. But there’s a problem. It’s not big enough. Not when cargo ships have gotten bigger, which threatens both business and safety. Experts say deepening and widening of the port at its channel is crucial. Rick Wester, captain of the Port of Virginia, notes the channel isn’t wide enough with ships double or triple the size they were a decade ago. “About three of four times a week, whenever [the biggest ships] enter or leave port, I have to impose one-way traffic because it’s just too narrow for them to meet any other ships,” he said. Furthermore, the channel is only 50 feet deep, which means many of the larger ships would run aground if fully loaded. Wester explains, “These ships draw 55 feet [so] we don’t allow them to come into port… they can only partially load both coming in and leaving—they’ve not using their capacity.” Over 114,000 U.S. businesses rely on goods from the Port of Virginia, but the channel is limiting its ability to expand. Thus there’s a plan to dredge and widen the waterway — it’s even caught the attention of President Trump, who stated the port “could be one of the best in the world if they invested not that much money, relatively speaking.” How much is that? Around a billion dollars. Virginia has already secured $695 million in private and state investment, and the state is asking for $300 million more from the federal government.

 Peter  (Dredger)
1 day ago by arnekiel

The world’s ‘greenest’ bed leveller for Dutch Dredging
With the delivery of the ‘Peter’ last Thursday, the fleet of Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf de Boer) now has the world’s most sustainable bed leveller. The 22.4-metre-long vessel complies not only with the strict IMO Tier 3 standard for the emission of harmful substances in shipping but also with the Euro Stage 5 standard for emissions in inland shipping. John Nieuwenhuijse, the manager of New Building at Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging, says that there was a lot of fiddling and fitting but, in the end, the two 550 hp Scania main engines were fitted out with after-treatment systems to clean exhaust gases. ‘We installed a selective catalytic reductionsystem (SCR) in the exhaust that converts nitrogen oxides (NOx) into water vapour and nitrogen. We also have diesel particulate filters (DPF) to reduce soot emissions. So we can now cater to the increasing demand from clients for low-emission vessels.’

 Taharoa Destiny  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by arnekiel

NYK-operated Ship Recognized for Contribution to Marine Weather Forecasts
NYK-operated Taharoa Destiny, a vessel dedicated to the transport of ironsand slurry,* was recently awarded the Meteorological Agency’s Director-General Award for the contribution the ship has made to meteorological business development by observing marine weather conditions and transmitting observation results over an extended period of time. Every year, Japan’s minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), together with the director-general of the Japan Meteorological Agency, commend vessels that have participated in observing and reporting marine weather conditions. In fact, NYK-operated vessels received the MLIT’s Minister Award and the Meteorological Agency’s Director-General Award in 2005. Taharoa Destiny, which was recognized this year, has been in operation since 2012 transporting 1.2 million tons of ironsand slurry annually from New Zealand to China and Japan. NYK will continue to provide information on marine weather conditions to help ensure ship safety.

1 day ago by Over_the_ocean

With a touch of Jules Vernes - Maiden voyage for LE LAPEROUSE starting at Reykjavik
Ponant's latest expedition cruise ship LE LAPEROUSE, first one of a series of six, started her maiden voyage around Iceland. cruisedeck.de/le-...

 Hamoudi B  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Pilot died after falling on bridge wing deck
A Romanian pilot died on the bridge wing of the "Hamoudi B" in the morning of June 19, 2018, while guiding the ship into port. He just fell down and passed away. An injury was mentioned, so all in all it was not yet clear why the 60-year old man died. Probably his death was caused by a trauma he sustained when hitting the deck.

 Htk Energy  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Grounding on artificial reefs
The "HTK Energy" ran aground on artificial reefs in the Sarangani Bay near Mindanao island shortly sfter leaving General Santos Port on June 18, 2018. She was refloated the same day and was taken to port. The vessel damaged some 100-20 square meters of reefs, so she will have to remain in port until reefs damages assessment have been made.

 Antwerpen  (Tankship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Allision in Livorno
On June 17, 2018,around noon, the "Antwerpen" was in collision with the "Oriental Jasmine" (IMO: 9743760), in the port of Livorno. Both ships suffered damage to the hull. The accident occurred in the area of ​​the Tuscan port adjacent to the 200 tanks filled with oil and gas. The "Oriental Jasmine" had entered the port, coming from Cartagena, and was mooring at berth 28, when she hit the stern of the "Antwerpen", which was moored at berth 30. Shortly after 8 p.m. the "Antwerpen" left towards the port of Ceuta, ETA June 20. The "Oriental Jasmine" was still stationary at the dock at the Industrial Canal by June 19.

 Oriental Jasmine  (Tankship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Allision in Livorno
On June 17, 2018, around noon, the LPG tank m/v "Antwerpen" (IMO: 9318321), was in collision with the "Oriental Jasmine" in the port of Livorno. Both ships suffered damage to the hull. The accident occurred in the area of ​​the Tuscan port adjacent to the 200 tanks filled with oil and gas. The "Oriental Jasmine" had entered the port, coming from Cartagena, and was mooring at berth 28, when she hit the stern of the "Antwerpen", which was moored at berth 30. Shortly after 8 p.m. the "Antwerpen" left towards the port of Ceuta, ETA June 20. The "Oriental Jasmine" was still stationary at the dock at the Industrial Canal by June 19.

 Nordstar  (Fishing Boat)
1 day ago by Timsen

Crew member died during work in tank
The 41-year-old Andris Police from Latvia was killed in a work accident on board the "Nordstar" off Iceland on June 10. The relatives have been informed. On June 14 both the police and the accident commission started investigations aboard the "Nordstar". The man died during work in a tank. Four crew members have left after the trawler arrived in Ålesund, some of them due to the death on board. On June 16 the "Nordstar" left Ålesund again towards the Barents Sea.

 Petr Velikiy  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Crew waiting for wages and running short of supplies
Trade unions contacted the Murmansk shipping company Sheveleva Svetlana Viktorovna. According to the crew of the "Petr Velikiy", theor contracts expired on June 12, 2018, and their wages have not been paid in May too. It was promised by the company to pay the salary for June after July 14. The sailors had complained that the ship had problems with the provisions and were worried that the ship could be sold and the salaries of the sailors could not be paid. The company explained that in fact there was a critical situation, but because of the holidays in China on June 18 grocery deliveries were expected on June 19. The vessel is actually being repaired in Shanghai. Between June 18-20, it was planned to issue a Chinese visa for a crew replacement to take place on June 22.

 Stv Alba Explorer  (Sailing vessel)
1 day ago by Timsen

Yacht discovered drifting boat
The Oban lifeboat "Mora Edith MacDonald" was called into action by the Coastguard on June 18, 2018, after receiving reports of a yacht adrift in the Sound of Mull. At 3.02 p.m. the lifeboat was called out following a yacht being discovered adrift in the Sound of Mull, off Craignure. The RNLI crew left the berth with seven members aboard at 3.09 p.m. and proceeded to Craigure, rendezvousing with the yacht, which had been taken in tow by the "Alba Explorer" in the meantime. The lifeboat came alongside the yacht, transferring two crew onto the vessel and establishing an alongside tow. The yacht was checked and is believed to have broken free from a mooring in Craignure Bay. The yacht was towed to Craignure, leaving her on her mooring at 4.15 p.m. under observation from Craignure Coastguard Rescue Team. The Oban lifeboat then left Craignure, arriving back in Oban at 4.52 p.m. Report iwth photo: https://www.obantimes.co....

 Hoi Hing  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Derelict..
..and listing in Hongkong: www.shipspotting....

 Lato  (Passenger ship)
1 day ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Aliaga Breakers towed as Dead Vessel by Christos XXII www.shipspotting....

 Predpriimchivyi  (Fishing Boat)
1 day ago by Timsen

Watchman died in ship fire
On June 17, 2018, at 4.34 p.m. a fire broke out in the captain's cabin of the "Predpriimchivyy" which was alongside berth No.4 at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. At 5.16 p.m. the fire was extinguished by Kamchatka fire-fighters. As a result of the fire, a duty watchman died. An investigation was under way.

 C.s. Innovator  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Allision in Kaoshiung
The "China Steel Innovator" slammed into the starboard side stern of the container m/v "Ever Laden" on June 19, 2018, at 9.40 a.m. which was berthed at the Evergreen Pier 79 Container Terminal, while maneuvering in Kaohsiung upon its arrival from Port Hedland with a cargo of ore to get to berth No. 101. in poor sight and adverse weather. Both ships sustained damages. The ore carrier dropped both anchors and managed to slow down, but was unable to avoid the accident despite tug assistance. The ship meanwhile berthed at the Kaoshiung Bulk Terminal. Taiwanese report with photos and video: https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20180619/1375812/

 Ever Laden  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Allision in Kaoshiung
The ore carrier "China Steel Innovator" slammed into the starboard side stern of the "Ever Laden" on June 19, 2018, at 9.40 a.m. which was berthed at the Evergreen Pier 79 Container Terminal, while maneuvering in Kaohsiung upon its arrival from Port Hedland with a cargo of ore to get to berth No. 101. in poor sight and adverse weather. Both ships sustained damages. The ore carrier dropped both anchors and managed to slow down, but was unable to avoid the accident despite tug assistance. The ship meanwhile berthed at the Kaoshiung Bulk Terminal. Taiwanese report with photos and video: https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20180619/1375812/

 Ssl Kolkata  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Smoke still billowing from grounded ship
An offshore supply tug was to be deployed to fight the fire on the "SSL Kolkata", which despite initial reports was still on. No open flames were spotted, but there was smoke still billowing from inside the ship. A helicopter was to be called in on Jun 19 to pour more water on cargo deck. Adding to fire woes, the ship meanwhile drifted aground in position 21 25 N 088 45 E, about eight miles off the Sundarban National Park coast.

 Vicount  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by BerndU

arrived Aliaga Anchorage
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 18.06.18

 Kiran  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 19.06.18

 Barbara II  (Sailing vessel)
1 day ago by Timsen

Skipper of Barbara II rescued in joint German-French SAR operation
On June 18, 2018, at 7 a.m. the "Barbara II" started sinking in the Bay of Biscay enroute to A Coruña due to strong water ingress. The skipper, an experienced sailor from Saarlouis, had to enter a life raft and issued a mayday call which was received by the MRCC in Bremen and relayed to their French counterparts of the CROSS Étel. A helicopter was dispatched and located the stowaway 130 miles SE of Brest. The man was safely hoisted aboard and taken to the base in Lanvéoc-Poulmic south of Brest.

 MV Uk-sea IV  (Cargo Ship)
1 day ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 19.06.18

 Ion  (Tankship)
1 day ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 18.06.18

 Piz Ela  (Tankship)
1 day ago by Timsen

Grounding on the Rhine at Duisburg
The "Piz Ela", 1335 ts (EU-No.: 07001829),ran aground on June 15, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. on a sandbank on the Rhine at river km 787 near Binsheim in Dusiburg-Baerl. The accident occurred when the master tried to anchor. After one anchor draggedm the current could push the ship onto a sandbar. All attempts to get free with the own engine failed. Two container barges of 3.000 hp each, tried to refloat the vessel on the June 18, but the hawsers broke several times. For these dangerous maneuvers, ship traffic on the Rhine was temporarily suspended. Now the cargo of 1,200 tons of caustic soda was to be lightered onto another barge. As the Rhine level continued to fall, it was necessary to make the ship lighter before attempting another salvage. On June 19 the Water and Shipping Authority was to decide how to proceed concretely, since pumping operations in the middle of the river also carried risks. During such an operation, a third ship will have to stabilize the stricken vessel. In the morning, the patrol boat "Erft" (211652810) secured the grounding site. German reports and photos: https://www.presseportal.... https://www.waz.de/staedt... https://binnenvaartlog.nl/schip-loopt-omhoog-tussen-de-kribben/

 Cork
1 day ago by arnekiel

Port of Cork commences €80m Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy
he Port of Cork marked a major milestone for the company today with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360-metre quay with 13-metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy. The development also includes the construction of a 13.5 hectare terminal and associated buildings as well as two ship to shore gantry cranes and container handling equipment. The requirement for the development of new container handling facilities at Ringaskiddy was identified in the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development plan in 2010.

 Ennore
1 day ago by arnekiel

Ennore port expansion gets green nod
In a contentious move, an expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has recommended granting of Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance for the Phase-III expansion of the Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) in Ennore. In a meeting last month, the EAC had recommended the clearance based on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2018. However, environmental activists termed it illegal as a writ petition against the draft CZMP was pending in the Madras High Court.

 Manila
1 day ago by arnekiel

2 new giant cranes seen to improve ops at Manila Intl Container Terminal
Operations at the Manila International Container Terminal are set to be fast-tracked soon following the delivery of two new giant cranes, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). A report on GMA News’ “Balitanghali” on Sunday said that each crane is capable of unloading as much as 14,000 container units from a ship. Eight more rubber tire gantry cranes are expected to arrive in November, and two more quay cranes are set to arrive next year. Source: GMA News

1 day ago by arnekiel

Felixstowe’s New IT System Is Blamed For Significant Delays
(TheLoadstar) The UK’s major container gateway of Felixstowe is expected to continue experiencing severe congestion after the troubled implementation of a new IT system. An advisory issued by MSC said all carriers calling at the port were still experiencing “significant delays”. “MSC expects these delays to continue, which will affect vessel arrival times and collection and delivery slots. “We continue to work very closely with the port of Felixstowe to mitigate this situation and we are working hard to minimise the impact on our customers.” Its 2M partner, Maersk, also advised customers it was working with the port to resolve the issues, and Cosco issued a notification citing “severe delays”, which it said were leading to “serious service failures”. One source told The Loadstar the delays had resulted in the port suspending rail import services, although a spokesperson for the port denied this.

1 day ago by arnekiel

Port Kembla Reopens After Bulker Blaze
(Reuters) – A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours. The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite, a mineral used in steelmaking which was destined for BlueScope Steel Ltd’s nearby blast furnace. No injuries were reported. “Shipping recommenced and the port reopened at 1130 (0130 GMT) and is expected to be back on schedule by around 1700,” harbor master Kell Dillon said in an emailed statement. More than 100 firefighters were working to put fire out, a job likely to take all day, a spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Reuters. Pictures showed water being sprayed from tugboats and fire engines into the ship’s hold.

 Jacobite Maverick  (Passenger ship)
1 day ago by arnekiel

Wight Shipyard Co delivers new catamaran to Loch Ness by Jacobite
Wight Shipyard Co has delivered a 20 metre catamaran to Scottish boat tour operator Loch Ness by Jacobite. Named the Jacobite Maverick, the new vessel will sail between Dochgarroch, outside of Inverness, Clansman Harbour and the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle. “We are delighted to see Jacobite Maverick sail to her new home on Loch Ness as she represents our first order for Scotland,” said Peter Morton, CEO of Wight Shipyard Co.

 Le Laperouse  (Passenger ship)
1 day ago by arnekiel

French cruise company Ponant takes delivery of Le Lapérouse
French cruise company Ponant has taken delivery of its new vessel Le Lapérouse, the first of six in its Explorers series. Le Lapérouse left the shipyard in Ålesund, Norway, on 16 June and will reach Reykjavik in Iceland on 19 June for the start of her maiden cruise. The inauguration will take place on 10 July in Reykjavik. Construction of the other five ships is currently under way. “Le Lapérouse is a wonderful achievement for the company and the result of intensive teamwork with Vard and Fincantieri. From remarkable nautical performances to technical excellence and offering an extraordinary level of comfort, everything is in place for the Ponant Explorers series to be a huge success,” says Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, CEO and co-founder of Ponant. The ship has 92 staterooms and suites, all with a balcony or private terrace. It also features the ‘Blue Eye’ - a ‘multi-sensorial’ underwater lounge that allows passengers to view the underwater world via two portholes.

 Karina Danica  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Gear trouble near Slovag
On June 16, 2018, the "Karina Danica" suffered gear trouble en route from Paldiski off the Norwegian coast. The NSSR-lifeboat "Idar Ulstein" was tasked to assist and took the casualty alonogside. It berthed in Slovag on June 17 at 8 p.m. and reached Stavanger on June 18 after the trouble was fixed. Photo: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfzGUwUXcAE-jmZ.jpg

 Randa  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Technical failure near Anamur
The "Randa", while en route from Tartous, to the Black Sea in ballast condition, suffered a technical failure on June 17, 2018. The vessel was moored at Anamur anchorage under its own power at 10 a.m. repairs were carried out by the crew. The vessel has resumed its voyage by June 18.

 Pamela S  (Fishing Boat)
2 days ago by Timsen

Trawler grounded off Dunbar
Both Dunbar lifeboats were launched in the morning of June 17, 2018, at 6.10 a.m. to assist the "Pamela S" which had run aground on rocks near the town’s harbour at Long Craigs. The net of thetrawler had picked up a large rock but when the crew moved into shallow water to try and free themselves the net got caught under the hull and the boat ran aground. The Coastguard requested the D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) launch at 6.20 a.m. Once on scene, the volunteers assessed the situation and prepared a tow but given the size of the "Pamela S" and the fact that there was no immediate danger to crew or vessel a request was made for the all-weather (ALB) to assist. The Coastguard requested the ALB launch but while it was on its way from its mooring in Torness Power Station, a passing Dunbar fishing boat, the "May Queen", offered to help. The ILB crew helped set up a tow and the "May Queen" pulled the "Pamela" S off the rocks. The three-man crew of the North Shield’s-based trawler reported no damage to the boat. They then dropped their net and made their way to Dunbar harbour, where they planned to wait for a diver to help recover their net so they could continue fishing. By 7.20 a.m. the "Pamela S" was tied up in the harbour and the coastguard stood down both lifeboat crews. Report with photos: https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2018/june/17/dunbar-lifeboats-launched-to-fishing-boat-run-aground-on-rocks

 M.t Shine Luck  (Tankship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Tanker broke in two
Stuck against the sea wall of concrete wave-breaks near the entrance of a fishing port with the stern on the bottom, salvage workers did their best to stabilize the "Sine Luck" with cables as waves pounded the ship broadside, threatening an imminent break-up, as the vessel’s hull rocked back and forth against the sea wall. Kaohsiung City Acting Mayor Hsu Li-ming visited the site of and ordered that the fuel oil be urgently removed. In the afternoon of June 17 representatives of the ship owners met with authorities and submitted a plan for removing the fuel. The following day, the salvage operation was carried out. 120 tons of fuel oil were recovered from the fuel tanks of the ship by June 17. In the morning of June 18, the "Shine Luck" snapped in two just forward of the bridge. The bow section was immediately towed to Kaohsiung Port Intercontinental Container Terminal in order to avoid it drifting away and causing a navigation hazard. The stern section will be removed when weather conditions improve. Reports with photos: taiwanenglishnews... https://taiwanenglishnews.com/oil-pumping-operation-on-grounded-tankers-hampered-by-bad-weather/ www.bo6s.com.tw/n... newtalk.tw/news/v...

 Iron Chieftain  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Water bombing aircraft working to extinguish fire
Water bombing aircraft were working to extinguish the fire on board the "Iron Chieftain" amid warnings the blaze could evolve into a hazardous material incident in June 18. All 20 crew members escaped uninjured from the "Iron Chieftain" shortly after the fire ignited in the cargo hold as it was unloading dolomite onto a conveyor belt at Port Kembla in the morning. Up to 80 firefighters were now working to suffocate the fire with compressed air foam as they monitored the temperature of fuel tanks and the ship's ability to remain afloat. The firefighting aircraft were dumping foam into the cargo hold.. The operation was expected to continue into the evening with firefighters to remain at the scene because of the risk posed by hazardous material in the fire's aftermath. The NSW Environment Protection Authority also attended because firefighting materials entered the harbour from the vessel. Once the fire has been extinguished, CSL will work with the authorities and conduct a full investigation to determine the cause of the fire and the extent of damages. Booms have been put around the ship to help contain any oil or diesel spills.

 Ssl Kolkata  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Four explosions rocked ship
Four explosions took place in the morning of June 17 in the "SSL Kolkata". The Indian Navy (Eastern Naval Command) has deployed Special Forces ~ MARCOS ~ to stop the vessel from drifting further towards the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) with Bangladesh. A team of MARCOS, marine commandos, were winched down aboard Mthe vessel to drop its anchor. A MARCOS team along with a Specialist Naval Team (SNT) and few operating officers of the concerned vessel took off from Kalaikunda Air Force Base at 7:30 a.m. in a SeaKing 42 Charlie helicopter. The chopper first winched down three MARCOS commandoes on the vessel at 8:30 a.m. with thermal imaging camera and necessary equipment for safety reconnaissance. They ascertained the conditions in the forward part of the ship and later called in the helicopter to lower onboard three crew members of the ship. The team managed to drop the starboard anchor from the ship to prevent it from drifting any further. The MARCOS team then entered the engine room and attempted to start it in order to tow the ship but right at that moment, four explosions took place, two big and two small, in the containers on the upper deck of the ship. It was then assessing the risks that we decided to extract the team from the ship and they were pulled up at 9:30 a.m. Thereafter, they flew back to Kalaikunda Air Force Base. The Navy ship INS "Kadmatt", a corvette, also sailed down from Vizag and was brought to provide assistance to the SeaKing chopper so that in case it ran out of fuel, it could land on the ship and refuel. The Navy also had its Dornier aircraft for surveillance. The operation by the Special Forces had to be carried out in tough weather conditions this morning as the sea was choppy while there were strong winds of around 30 knots. The present location of the ship was 22 nautical miles from IMBL, 70 nautical miles from Haldia Port and 10 nautical miles from Bangaduli Island. The whole operation was done in liason with the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), DG Shipping, Indian Coast Guard, ship owners, agents and salvage specialists, who were reaching Kolkata from Singapore to salvage the ship by 6 p.m. and douse fire using foam guns and equipments that only they possess. The fire was finally doused with the help of Mi-17 V5 helicopter for BAMBI bucket operations. The mission was led by Wing Commander Nikhil Mehrotra and Flight Lieutenant Atul Mishra. The offshore operations began after the Helicopter Unit based at Barackpore was informed on in the morning. The helicopter arrived at Frazergunj Harbour helipad in the afternoon. It poured 15,000 litres of water in six shuttles. The fire was doused in less than 90 minutes and Mi-17 V5 was flown back to Frazergunj Harbour helipad. The Coast Guard brought out a team from SMIT Salvage which was taken on board their Dornier aircraft for the aerial recce. Report with photo: https://www.news18.com/ne...

 Fairfield Newventure  (Other Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Former research vessel becoming an artificial reef
Alabama's program of artificial coastal reefs is getting a big addition. The state conservation department will scuttle the "Fairfield New Venture" in the Gulf of Mexico this week to add new marine habitat off the Alabama coast. The site where it's being sunk will become a destination for divers and anglers in about 125 feet (38-meters) of water. The Gulf bottom is mostly flat and sandy, so any structure attracts fish and other marine life. The Fairfield New Venture is being scuttled near the site of another ship that was sunk about 18 miles south of Perdido Pass. The $970,000 program to sink the ship on June 20 is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Report with photo and video: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/06/scuttled_ship_to_add_to_alabam.html

 Priwall VI  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Ferry suffered crankshaft damage
The "Priwall VI" suffered a crank shaft damage on June 16, 2018, and had to be sidelined in Travemünde for repairs. The "Priwall IV" was called in as a replacement. Reparis may take some time as first spare parts have to be ordered. German report with photos: https://www.hl-live.de/ak...

 Flying Dolphin Xxix  (High-Speed Craft)
2 days ago by Timsen

Next engine damage
The "Flying Dolphin XXIX" suffered engine failure off Piraeus port on June 16, 2018, shortly after departing Piraeus for its scheduled service to Porto Cheli, Spetses, Hydra and Poros. The ferry safely returned to Piraeus where the 91 passengers were disembarked. The Piraeus port authority banned the vessel from sailing, until the engine was repaired and a class maintenance certificate was issued. It entered the Perama yard for repairs and the relevant class inspection.

 Sormovskiy 3052  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Grounding off Seskar
The "Sormovskiy 3052" ran aground on June 18, 2018, at 03.40 a.m. north of Seskar island in the Gulf of Finland in pos. 60° 3.42' N 028° 19.91' E. The ship was en route from St. Petersburg to Police. It suffered hull breaches in the bow section and in the thruster compartment as well as damages along port and starboard side. The ship was in loaded condition. Divers were called to check the underwater hull during daytime in order to determine a salvage plan. The 11 crew members were remaining on board.

 Paul R Tregurtha  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Generator fire aboard bulkcarrier
A generator fire broke out aboard the "Paul R. Tregurtha" on June 18, 2018, at 4:20 a.m. The master reported to the US Coast Guard that the fire was extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crewmembers had been accounted for. The ship was carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel, and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda. The Coast Guard has dispatched resources to monitor the situation and to conduct a Marine Casualty Investigation into the cause of the incident.The bulkcarrier, being enroute from Duluth to St. Clair, was anchored near Point Iroquois, in Whitefish Bay.

 Condor Valparaiso  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Antwerp
In the port of Antwerp, the "Condor Valparaiso", coming from Hamburg, stopped too late and allided with a gate of the Boudewijn lock at the south side of the canal dock in the morning of June 18, 2018. The lock was temporarily out of use. A diver was sent for surveys, who found a dent in the lock 3 under the waterline. A replacement gate was then taken into use, so that the lock could be used again for shipping at 10 a.m. The ship was not damaged and could continue sailing. It berthed in the Churchill dock at 7.40 a.m.

 Gnv Atlas  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Falling car crushed two passengers
One passenger lost his life and another was in serious condition after a loaded vehicle being loaded onto the "GNV Atlas" fell from the loading bridge crushing two people who were underneath on June 17, 2018, at 6.15 p.m.in the Immacolatella port in Naples. A 79 year old Indonesian citizen lost his life; a second passenger of Indonesian nationality was admitted to the Cardarelli hospital with serious injuries. The accident happened when the people waiting to get on board the "GNV Atlas" for the Naples-Palermo sailing. Investigators were called to survey and assess the case. Italian reports with photos: https://www.tpi.it/2018/0... https://www.quotidiano.ne... www.napolitoday.i...

 Bretagne  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cotentin
On June 17, 2018, at 12.10 a.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted by the "Bretagne" for a medical evacuation of a passenger suffering from discomfort A myocardial infarction was suspected and an emergency medical evacuation recommended. The CROSS Gris-Nez alerted a Cayman helicopter of the Navy based in Maupertus and contacted the Maritime Medical Coordination SAMU in Le Havre for the deployment of a medical team. The ferry was about 30 nautical miles off Cotentin. The CROSS Gris-Nez asked the ship to get closer to the French coast in order to shorten the arrival time of the rescue team. Around 1:15 a.m., the Cayman helicopter took on board the medical team in Le Havre before heading to the "Brittany" where it arrived at 2:00 a.m. Once the medical team was dropped off aboard the ferry the helicopter departed for Maupertus to refuel, allowing it to make the return trip via Le Havre. Around 3.30 a.m., after being stabilized by the medical team for the evacuation, the patient was hoisted aboard the helicopter for transfer to the hospital Jacques Monod in Le Havre where he arrived around 4:15 a.m.

 M.t Shine Luck  (Tankship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Draining of grounded tanker has started
Efforts to pump out the fuel oil from the "Shine Luck" have begun. However, operations were hampered by bad weather conditions on June 16. The stern of the product tanker wwas partially submerged, and the vessel also experienced water ingress. Local authorities have ordered its shipping company to pump out the oil from the vessel to avoid the risk of oil spill and marine pollution. Cotton oil-absorbent pads were on standby in case any oil leak occured. Local authorities were developing plans on how to refloat the vessel, once weather permitted. On June 14 at 8.30 pm. the ship with 18 crews members on board had run aground off Kaohsiung in position 22 30 30N, 120 21 00E. hrs, Jun 14.

 Silver Star  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Allision on the Volga
The "Silver Star", while manoeuvring at the port of Astrakhan, alongside the Kranservice berth, came in contact with the barge "M-37", at kilometre mark 3046,8 on the Volga in the morning of June 16, 2018. There were no reports of any injuries or damages.

 Olympic Champion  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Engine damage off Patras
The "Olympic Champion" with 327 passengers on board, sustained damage to its starboard propulsion system on its scheduled service from Igoumenitsa to Patras, on June 15, 2018. The vessel was able to proceed to the port of Patras, where the passengers were safely disembarked. The Patras port authority banned the vessel from continuing its service until repairs were completed and a certificate of seaworthiness was issued. At 10 p.m. the ferry left port again bound to Ancona, where it arrived on June 16 at 8 p.m.

 Fd Erato  (High-Speed Craft)
2 days ago by Timsen

Main engine damage off Volos
The "Flying Dolphin Erato", during its scheduled service between Skiathos and Volos, sustained damage to its starboard main engine, in the morning of June 16, 2018. The vessel continued with its remaining engine to Volos and safely disembarked the 33 passengers on board. On arrival at Volos, the port authority banned the vessel from sailing until the engine was repaired and a class maintenance certificate was issued.

 Cornelis Gert Jan  (Fishing Boat)
2 days ago by Timsen

Propeller fouled by rope
The "Cornelis Gert Jan" with a crew of three on board, carrying 16,5 tonnes of shellfish, got a rope stuck around the vessel's propeller, which resulted in the loss of power tothe engine, in position 50 28 56N, 00 10 19E, in the Dover ISS on June 15, 2018, at 11.50 p.m. The trawler was taken in tow to Shoreham by the fishing vessel "Glendeveron". The Shoreham Harbour HAS been informed of the vessel being towed.

 MT 19winner  (Tankship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Grounded tanker to be lightered
After the "19 Winner" ran aground off Kaohsiung port due to bad weather in position 22 30 12 N 120 21 00 E 14, the local authorities have ordered the shipping company of the tanker to pump out the oil from the vessel. They also have asked for the firm to submit their salvage plan and proposal on pumping out the oil immediately to avoid any marine pollution. The tanker with 14 crews members on board was stuck in position 22 30 12N, 120 21 00E, since June 14 at 8..35 p.m. Report with photo: https://udn.com/news/story/7315/3202567

 Berlin  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Rescue boat not fit for service - ship was held in Dublin
The port authority of Dublin carried out a control of the safety means aboard the "Berlin" after the ship had berthed in port on June 14, 2018, coming from Belfast. They found out that the rescue boat 6 was not fit for service. The ship was detained until the defiency was rectified. Passengers who had planned to board the ship at the CCC Bremerhaven as schedlued on June 18 had to be flown to Dublin to board the ship.

 Lady Bo  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Freighter out of control
The "Lady Bo" suffered engine failure on June 15, 2018, at 1.30 p.m. and got out of control, approaching the western coast of the Bosphorus Strait and triggering fears of running into the embankment and buildings. The ship was transiting the strait in northern direction, en route from Istanbul to Novorossiysk. The tug "Kurtarma 1" of Kıyı Emniyeti managed to take the ship in tow and pulled it to Buyukdere Anchorage where it was moored in pos. 41° 9.43' N 029° 3.09' E where it was remaining by June 18. Turkish reports with photos and video: www.denizhaber.co... www.mynet.com/hab... www.sariyerposta.... https://www.sozcu.com.tr/...

 Regula  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Ferry damaged in allision
On June 15, 2018, the "Regula" allided with a quay in Kuivastus on the first sailing of the day at 3 p.m. The bow vizor sustained damages at port side above the water line, and the scheduled trips were suspended, but after having been surveyed the ferry returned on the route at 8.10, p.m. with the scheduled departure from Kuivust. Estonian report with photo: arileht.delfi.ee/...

 MV Haksa  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Crew evacuated from leaking ship
Eight crew members of the "Haksa" have been evacuated after the freighter began sinking in the Adriatic Sea, about 16 miles from Croatia's Jabuka island, on June 17, 2018. An emergency call was received at 4 a.m. after the engine room started flooding. The Italian tanker "Valcadorea" which was was nearby was directed towards the distressed ship and in a short time managed to evacuate eight of the total of 13 crew members, including 11 Turkish and two Indian nationals. The castaways were brought to Split. Croatian and Italian authorities launched a coordinated rescue operation and notified all ships in the vicinity of the incident. The captain of the ship and four other crew members, remained on board the ship to try to keep it floating until the rescue units arrived. A dive team investigated the ship in the afternoon and found that the ship had breach in the hull which was temporarily sealed and the water ingress was stopped. The "Haksa" had 70 tonnes of fuel and lubricant oil on board none of which leaked. It was decided to pull the vessel to the Brodotrogir's yard in Trogir to carry out repairs. The Croatian tug "Alkaid" (IMO: 8920933) and the patrol boat "Sibenik" (MMSI: 238632710) were deployed to the vessel. Towing of the ship, however, had to be stopped again in the night as water again started to flow into the ship 12 miles NW of Drvenik. The remaining crew was also taken off and joined the other crew members in Split. The firefighters and a diver with pumps were tasked to try to get the water ingress under control. The "Haksa" had sailed from Izmit on June 9 with a cargo of 3.000 tons magnesium and was bound to Kopar. It was finally towed into the port of Trogir at 4.30 p.m. Croatian reports with photos: https://www.klix.ba/vijes... dalmatinskiportal... https://avaz.ba/region/hrvatska/389607/pojavila-se-nova-rupa-na-turskom-brodu-tegljenje-prekinuto

 Iron Chieftain  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Major fire in Port Kembla
A major fire broke out in the morning of June 17, 2018, aboard the "Iron Chieftain" which was docked at Port Kembla, New South Wales, NSW. The bulkcarrier was unloading iron ore when the fire started at 03.40 a.m. The fire started in the ship’s hold and had gone part way down the ship’s conveyor belt, which transports the dolomite from the ship’s hold to the shore. The Port Authority of New South Wales suspended ship traffic in the port, while the Fire and Rescue NSW started the extinguishing work. The ship’s crew were evacuated after the fire broke out and everyone had been accounted for. No injuries have been reported. The traffic was resumed and the port reopened at 11.30 a.m. and was expected to operate at normal level around 5 p.m. More than 100 fire fighters were on site. They were fighting the fire which was inside and below from the wharf and the deck. Two ladder platforms were being used to battle the blaze from a height of 37 metres. Firefighters were awaiting a special fire-fighting foam from Sydney. Svitzer tugs were mobilized to support the fire fighting and coooled the hull. Oil barriers have been laid out as a precautionary measure, but no fuel or oil leakage has been observed. A Robot Bulldozer TAF20 has been on standby at the fire since 4.30 a.m., but has not yet been utilised. It is capable of shooting water 80 metres into the air. It was considered for use when the fire spread to a conveyor belt. There had been no damage to the BlueScope plant or equipment and there was sufficient stock of dolomite on shore to continue steel production. Police officers and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority were at the scene. The police diverted traffic away from Christy Drive, Port Kembla. Reports with photos: https://www.smh.com.au/bu... https://www.thedcn.com.au...

 Hans  (Tug)
2 days ago by Timsen

Tug in trouble off Scheveningen
In the night of June 16, 2018, the "Hans" towing a pontoon got in difficulty 11 miles from the coast of Scheveningen. Due to rudder problems, the crew had to let the towing wire go. The 40-meter-pontoon was unloaded and went adrift in a northerly direction with the wind and the current. At 12:20 a.m. the KNRM station Scheveningen was alerted, and 10 minutes later the lifeboat "Kitty Roosmale Nepveu" left for the position given by the Coastguard. The vessel "VOS Star", which was nearby, was asked to monitor the "Hans" and the barge on radar. At 1 a.m. the lifeboat was on the spot. and the Coast Guard, which coordinated the operation, requested the crew to follow the barge. On the tug, a emergency rudder had already been fixed, and she also headed for the barge. The crew of the "Hans" undertook some attempts to establish a towing connection again, but because of the strong wind with force 6 and waves of about two meters failed to do so. The lifeboat was asked to assist and took a towing line from the tug to the barge. Ater a few attempts this line could be attached to the barge. The line was then connected to a buoy so that the "Hans" could it pick up. At 2:40 a.m. on board the tug, the line could be attached to the steel wire on the winch. Then the tug with the barge set course towards Hoek van Holland. At the request of the Coast Guard, the lifeboat stayed on standby and guided it. At 04.45 a.m. a pilot came aboard the "Hans", and the patrol boat "RPA 15" joined the convoy. The "Kitty Roosmale Nepveu" could be released and returned to Scheveningen where she safely moored at 5.30 a.m. at the KNRM pontoon. Dutch report with photos: https://www.knrm.nl/nieuw...

 Toll  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Body of missing passenger recovered
The body of a 24-year-old man who fell overboard or jumped off the deck of the "Töll" plying the Virtsu-Kuivastu route before noon on June 15, 2018, was recovered by divers late in the afternoon. The body of the man was found on the sea bottom not far from the dock of Kuivastu harbour and recovered by divers from the Muhu volunteer maritime rescue unit at about 6 p.m. The body was to be examined by a forensic examiner to determine the cause of death. The maritime surveillance center was informed at 12.15 p.m. about a man having fallen overboard or jumped off the deck of the ferry as the vessel was entering Kuivastu harbor. That the 24-year-old man had gone missing was revealed when an acquaintance traveling with the man discovered upon arrival in Kuivastu that he had not disembarked. A check of the footage of the vessel's onboard CCTV cameras showed a man on the vessel's outer deck jump or fall off the ferry at 10.39 a.m.

 Conquest Mb1  (Other Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cameron
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man off the "!Conquest MB 1" 27 miles south of Cameron, Lousisiana, in the afternoon of June 14, 2018, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from an representative from the salvage company Resolve Marine for the medevac of a crewmember on the work barge who had suffered a serious injury to his hand. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Chennault Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The injured man was last reported in stable condition.

 Dolfijngracht  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Freighter rescued ocean rower
The US Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of Niall Macdonald aboard ocean rowboat "Alba" on June 15, 2018, after he activated his emergency position indicating radio beacon about 530 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Niall Macdonald triggered his EPIRB around 12:30 a.m. alerting Coast Guard watchstanders to his distress. Due to sporadic connectivity, Macdonald was able to call watchstanders at the United Kingdom Mission Control Center via satellite phone. He reported facing 36 hours of rough seas causing his rowboat to take on water. He abandoned the ocean rower for his life raft. Watchstanders from the First Coast Guard District in Boston coordinated with the United Kingdom Mission Control Center to relay satellite phone messages. Coast Guard watchstanders sent out an urgent marine bulletin to vessels in the area requesting assistance and coordinated with the Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax, Canada, to launch a Canadian C-130 aircraft to assist in the rescue due to the distance offshore. Coast Guard watchstanders also coordinated with Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Rome to divert the nearby Italian Naval warship, "Alpino", to assist in rescuing Macdonald, but the ship was 80 miles away. Responding to the urgent marine broadcast, the "Dolfijngracht" arrived on scene with the "Alba" at 5 a.m. and found Macdonald in a life raft, tired, but in good condition. The search and rescue cooperation between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands resulted in saving the mariner’s life. Macdonald was taken on to the next port call Escoumins in Canada. He had an EPIRB, a personal locator beacon, satellite phone, VHF radio, navigation lights, flares, immersion suit, life jacket, and a transportable kit with other items to help him survive in an emergency. At the time of the rescue, the weather conditions were 10-foot seas and 26 knot winds.

 American Spirit  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Grounding in Duluth
The "American Spirit" ran aground in Duluth Harbor, Minnesota, on June 17, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. The US Coast Guard established a 500-yard safety zone being enforced around the vessel. The vessel was blocking the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Duluth Ship Channel. It was departing Duluth Harbor fully loaded with taconite when it ran aground just short of the breakwall while attempting to turn out of the harbour. The freighter sat askew in the harbor, with its stem just behind Great Lakes Aquarium and its bow pointing toward the Canal Park seawall at the Paulucci Building, after it became grounded there at about 3:30 p.m. The ship floated free from the bottom due to a water level rise in the harbor at about 10 p.m. It proceeded under its own power, with tug assistance, to the Husky Fuel dock, where an examination of the hull’s interior and exterior is taking place. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth was searching for signs of pollution in the area to identify any threats to the environment. The cause of the incident remained under investigation, according to the Coast Guard. Reports with photo and video: duluthshippingnew... https://www.inforum.com/n... https://www.perfectduluth... https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/06/17/duluth-ship-ground-break-wall-narrow-miss/ https://www.duluthnewstri... lakesuperior.news...

 Sanem  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by BerndU

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 Alang
2 days ago by arnekiel

Tanker Recycling on Record-Breaking Year
The decommissioning of a significant part of the tanker fleet is about to alleviate the current oversupply issues, as evidenced by the record-breaking pace of demolition activity this year. In its latest weekly report, Clarkson Platou Hellas commented that “with the end of an eventful week in Athens for the bi-annual Posidonia, Owners, Cash Buyers and other industry players were able to come together and discuss what has been an active first half of the year in the recycling market. With the main topic of discussion still being tanker units, it currently looks to be a record year for tanker recycling and many questions and discussions were being raised for this sector which should ensure the supply for these types of units to continue and interestingly, the topic of ‘green recycling’ was evident.

 MV Twin Capes  (Passenger ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Ferry sunk as artificial reef
The decommissioned ferry "Twin Capes" was pulled by the tug "Justin" from Coleen Marine's shipyard in Norfolk on June 13 to its final resting place in the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef. She was sunk on June 15 to become part of Delaware’s artificial reef system. The ferry went down at 11:55 a.m., having sunk by the Norfolk-based marine contractor Coleen Marine, which bought the ferry from the Delaware River and Bay Authority last year for reefing. The "Twin Capes" joined the Del-Jersey-Land reef’s submerged fleet that includes the ex-destroyer USS "Arthur W. Radford", which went down in 2011 as the longest ship reefed on the East Coast, and the "Zuni/Tamaroa", the one-time harbor tug and Battle of Iwo Jima survivor turned US Coast Guard cutter that plied Atlantic waters for almost 50 years. The ferry capsized to port side and went down stern first within six minutes. She may be the best addition yet to Delaware’s artificial reef system for both fishing and recreational diving opportunities. Reports with photos and videos: www.delaware-surf... www.nj.com/news/i... www.wboc.com/stor... https://www.youtube.com/w... https://www.youtube.com/w... https://www.youtube.com/w...

2 days ago by arnekiel

Thousands of containers lying at Vietnam’s seaports
Thousands of containers containing recyclable and used materials are piling up at seaports in the localities of Hải Phòng, HCM City and Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu, reducing the productivity and efficiency of ports’ operations and negatively affecting the import-export activities of Vietnamese enterprises. According to the report issued by the Việt Nam Maritime Administration, by the end of May, nearly 28,000 containers were stuck at seaports, including nearly 6,800 containers in Hải Phòng City ports, 14,600 in HCM City and about 6,500 in Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province. The main causes, the administration supposes, are changes in international trade policies which create uncertainties in the market forecast. China, for example, announced to stop importing 24 types of used and recyclable materials from January, 2018. The huge amount of those goods has to find its own way to other Asian countries including Việt Nam.

2 days ago by arnekiel

DP World denies out-of-court settlement in Djibouti port dispute
DP World, the fourth biggest port operator globally, will not consider alternative legal options outside a court settlement in a dispute with the Djibouti government over the Doraleh Container Terminal. The Nasdaq-listed company is awaiting a ruling by the International Arbitration Court in London, a DP World spokesman said in a statement Saturday, in response to media reports that it is considering settling the matter outside the court. “We await the outcome of this process,” a DP World spokesperson said. “We remain committed to operating Doraleh port as per the original agreement of the concession, and we will not consider any other alternative settlement option.” In February, the Djibouti authorities abruptly cancelled DP World’s contract to run the Doraleh terminal. DP World said the move to take control of the port was illegal and began court proceedings.

 Kvitnos  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by arnekiel

Nor Lines new customer for Titan LNG at the City terminal Rotterdam
Shipping company Nor Lines has allocated its two LNG (liquefied natural gas) powered multipurpose vessels to a bi-weekly (liner) service from the SCA terminal in Rotterdam to the Norwegian coast: The MV Kvitnos and the MV Kvitbjørn. The ships are bunkering, like the Wes Amelie, with Titan LNG at the City Terminal in the Prins Willem Alexander harbour (port number 2790). The LNG is delivered to the vessels by trucks. The Port of Rotterdam and Titan LNG have set up the site temporarily to bunker LNG to sea-going vessels until there are sufficient LNG bunker barges available. Nor lines is a fully owned subsidiary of the shipping company Samskip. The fourteen-day shipping service runs through fourteen Norwegian ports such as Trondheim, Tromsø and Bergen. The MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjørn have a capacity of 1500 Lane ‘RoRo’ meters; 122 TEU containers, 1500 tons of refrigerated hold and a heavy load crane with 80 tonnes lift capacity. Source: Titan LNG

2 days ago by arnekiel

Innovative solution for lowering of ship emissions tested in the port of Rotterdam
A scrubber technology that saves on fuel costs while at the same time complying with the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations. Van Oord, also active in dredging and the construction of wind farms at sea, sees benefits in this solution. Marine scrubber-technology leader Ionada BV signed, during the PortXL event ‘Shakedown’, a pilot-agreement with Van Oord for the testing of Ionada’s Semi-Dry-Scrubbing-technology aboard the Van Oord vessel Lelystad, a hopper dredger. Ionada is one of the fourteen start-ups/scale-ups that signed contracts/pilot-agreements at Shakedown yesterday with well-known corporates.

2 days ago by arnekiel

Dredging resumes at Azhikkal port channel
The stalled mechanical dredging of the Azhikkal Port channel here has resumed nearly a year after the much-awaited dredging work formally got under way in August last year when Ports Minister Kadannappally Ramachandran flagged off the operation of the cutter-suction dredger, CSD Chandragiri. The operation of the dredger was to have begun after its formal inauguration nearly two years after it was brought here with much fanfare. It took another 10 months for the actual dredging to increase the depth of the basin and the channel to begin. The plan is to increase the depth of the channel by six metres for the full-fledged launch of coastal shipping services and cargo shipping to Lakshwadweep from here.

 Baltic Pride  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 18.06.18

 Ssl Kolkata  (Cargo Ship)
2 days ago by Timsen

Indian Navy anchored burning ship
An Indian Navy team led by Marine Commandos (MARCOS) from Visakhapatnam managed to prevent the "SSL Kolkata" from drifting any further. The navy arrested the movement by anchoring the ship — still on fire — from drifting towards the international maritime boundary line in the Sundarbans delta between India and Bangladesh. A Sea King 42C helicopter of the Eastern Naval Command first lowered one MARCOS officer onto the ship, who later called in three others. The team then managed to drop the starboard anchor and also prepared the seamanship gear, in case the vessel needed to be towed. The Coast Guard units undertook the rescue operation despite bad weather and rough sea conditions. Video: https://www.youtube.com/w...

 Jin Hai Kun  (Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by Swiss63

Broken up
Broken up Ningde 06.12.2016

 Sagitta  (Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by BerndU

picture from Beaching
picture from Aliaga www.instagram.com...

 COSCO Universe  (Other Ship)
3 days ago by arnekiel

China’s largest cargo ship handed over to owners
The handing over of China’s largest container ship, Costco Shipping Universe, from builder to owner was completed early on Tuesday. The vessel, which has a capacity of 21,237 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and was built by state-owned enterprise China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), was successfully transferred to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited, according to a report by China Central Television. The ship is 400 metres in length, 58.6 metres wide, has a travel speed of 22 nautical miles per hour (25.3 miles per hour) and is able to carry a maximum of 198,000 tonnes of cargo. Another five 21,000 TEU containerships, as well as a further four 22,000 TEU cargo ships, will be delivered to China COSCO Shipping between the final few months of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. The vessel is set to sail along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which links China’s coast to Europe and Africa through the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The ship will both become a flagship vessel for this route and help to implement China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to promote China’s trade with around 70 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Source: GBTimes

 Beagle  (Tug)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Kotug Smit Towage Performs Naming Ceremony For Damen Tug ‘Beagle’
On 13th June 2018, the naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tugs Rotterdam and Beagle took place in the Port of Rotterdam, during Kotug Smit Towage’s annual ‘Maatjes-party’ (Herring with friends, a traditional Dutch event to mark the beginning of the herring season). During 2017 and 2018, Kotug Smit Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs into service for its European harbour towage activities. Two of this quartet, the Rotterdam and Beagle are currently operating in the Port of Rotterdam. The Beagle is an ATD Tug 2412 Twin Fin. With her 72 tonne bollard pull, she combines compactness with manoeuvrability. The naming ceremony of Beagle was performed by Lady Sponsor Ms Renee Naaktgeboren. In 2017, Renee received the Young Port Talent award in Rotterdam. This award is intended for committed and talented young people between 20 and 30 years of age, who work in the Port of Rotterdam with passion and enthusiastic drive.

 Rotterdam  (Tug)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Kotug Smit Towage Performs Naming Ceremony For Damen Tug ‘Rotterdam’
On 13th June 2018, the naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tugs Rotterdam and Beagle took place in the Port of Rotterdam, during Kotug Smit Towage’s annual ‘Maatjes-party’ (Herring with friends, a traditional Dutch event to mark the beginning of the herring season). During 2017 and 2018, Kotug Smit Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs into service for its European harbour towage activities. Two of this quartet, the Rotterdam and Beagle are currently operating in the Port of Rotterdam. The Rotterdam is an ASD Tug 2913 and has a bollard pull in excess of 80 tonnes. The tug is renowned for its manoeuvrability and environmentally efficient performance. The naming ceremony of Rotterdam was performed by Lady Sponsor Ms Janet van Bergen, the partner of Captain Tjitte de Groot, President of the Regional Pilots’ Corporation Rotterdam-Rijnmond.

 Seefuchs  (Pleasure Craft)
3 days ago by arnekiel

Italy Bans Dutch Migrant Rescue Vessel SEEFUCHS
(Reuters) A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports. Salvini, who is also leader of the right-wing League and deputy prime minister, posted remarks on Facebook and Twitter in an escalating row with NGOs as one ship, the Aquarius, headed to Spain after being banned from Italian ports. Salvini has vowed to continue to block foreign humanitarian boats from Italian ports as Europe wrestles with how to share the responsibility of handling migrants trying to enter the EU from war zones and poor countries, largely across Africa and the Middle East. Salvini, who has emerged as the most outspoken member of Italy’s two-week-old government, said on Facebook that two other foreign NGO ships, the Lifeline and the Seefuchs, were off the coast of Libya waiting to pick up migrants abandoned by human traffickers. “They should know that Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice in the business of illegal immigration and therefore they will have to aim for other, non-Italian, ports,” Salvini said. Both ships fly Dutch flags. Italy says humanitarian NGOs are being exploited by human traffickers, a charge the NGOs deny. Rome says only migrants rescued by Italian ships can be brought to Italian ports. Following Salvini’s Facebook post, one of the NGOs, Mission Lifeline, tweeted in German “When fascists promote us …” An irritated Salvini tweeted back, saying “insults and threats will not stop us” and that Italians would run their own country. Hours later, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Twitter that “Holland should make them come home”, saying the rescue missions were in violation of codes of conduct because they did not have adequate means or personnel and could endanger lives. Mission Lifeline tweeted that they are “in full respect” of conduct codes. The Dutch mission in Brussels said the ships were not on the Netherlands’ official register. “But it does once again make poignantly clear this is an EU problem asking for an EU solution,” the Dutch mission said. The Lifeline, when contacted by Reuters, said it was sailing under a Dutch flag and that it was not on the official Dutch register because it was a smaller ship. The website marinetraffic.com listed both ships as being Dutch and both now off the coast of Libya. The exchange of barbs took place a day after Italy and France tried to bury the hatchet following a diplomatic squabble over Rome’s refusal to accept the Aquarius. The ship was off the coast of the Spanish island of Majorca on Saturday morning and was expected to arrive in Valencia on Sunday. It originally carried 629 migrants but some were later moved onto two Italian vessels escorting it to Spain. gCaptain

 Lifeline  (SAR-Vessel)
3 days ago by arnekiel

taly Bans Two Dutch Migrant Rescue Vessels
(Reuters) A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports. Salvini, who is also leader of the right-wing League and deputy prime minister, posted remarks on Facebook and Twitter in an escalating row with NGOs as one ship, the Aquarius, headed to Spain after being banned from Italian ports. Salvini has vowed to continue to block foreign humanitarian boats from Italian ports as Europe wrestles with how to share the responsibility of handling migrants trying to enter the EU from war zones and poor countries, largely across Africa and the Middle East. Salvini, who has emerged as the most outspoken member of Italy’s two-week-old government, said on Facebook that two other foreign NGO ships, the Lifeline and the Seefuchs, were off the coast of Libya waiting to pick up migrants abandoned by human traffickers. “They should know that Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice in the business of illegal immigration and therefore they will have to aim for other, non-Italian, ports,” Salvini said. Both ships fly Dutch flags. Italy says humanitarian NGOs are being exploited by human traffickers, a charge the NGOs deny. Rome says only migrants rescued by Italian ships can be brought to Italian ports. Following Salvini’s Facebook post, one of the NGOs, Mission Lifeline, tweeted in German “When fascists promote us …” An irritated Salvini tweeted back, saying “insults and threats will not stop us” and that Italians would run their own country. Hours later, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Twitter that “Holland should make them come home”, saying the rescue missions were in violation of codes of conduct because they did not have adequate means or personnel and could endanger lives. Mission Lifeline tweeted that they are “in full respect” of conduct codes. The Dutch mission in Brussels said the ships were not on the Netherlands’ official register. “But it does once again make poignantly clear this is an EU problem asking for an EU solution,” the Dutch mission said. The Lifeline, when contacted by Reuters, said it was sailing under a Dutch flag and that it was not on the official Dutch register because it was a smaller ship. The website marinetraffic.com listed both ships as being Dutch and both now off the coast of Libya. The exchange of barbs took place a day after Italy and France tried to bury the hatchet following a diplomatic squabble over Rome’s refusal to accept the Aquarius. The ship was off the coast of the Spanish island of Majorca on Saturday morning and was expected to arrive in Valencia on Sunday. It originally carried 629 migrants but some were later moved onto two Italian vessels escorting it to Spain. gCaptain

 Agulhas Stream  (Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by Swiss63

Renamed
04/2018 renamed Yong Xiang 9, Flag Panama https://www.vesseltracker...




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