Tanker foundered at yard
The Mexican tank m/v ’Irmã Dulce’, 72900 dwt (IMO: 9548691), which was under construction at Estalairo Maua in Rio de Janeiro, suffered water ingress in the engine room and aft peak in the night of May 4, 2020. The stern came to rest on bthe bottom at a water depth of four to five meters. The accident was apparently caused by a leaking valve. In the afternoon of May 5 divers managed to stabilize the ship. It was the second of a series of four for Transpetro and was launched in 2014. The order for all three ships still under construction was later canceled. The Panamax had currently been 95% completed. Report with photo: https://splash247.com/near-complete-brazilian-tanker-newbuild-sinks-at-pier/ .
ICTSI SECURES RIO TERMINAL CONCESSION
ICTSI subsidiary ICTSI Americas BV has acquired 100% of the shares of Libra Terminal Rio S.A. (Libra Rio) to run the Terminal de Contêineres 1 (T1Rio) container terminal in the Port of Rio, Brazil. Libra Rio holds the concession rights to operate, manage and develop T1Rio and was acquired by ICTSI from Boreal Empreendimentos e Participações SA. The deal to take over the port container terminal concession was disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange, reported Manila Standard. ICTSI said: “The parties will work to sign a share purchase agreement in due course.” Concession until 2048
At least three die in second Brazilian ferry accident
RIO DE JANEIRO: At least three people died Thursday when a Brazilian ferry with capacity for 100 passengers capsized, local media reports said just a day after another ferry sank, killing at least 10. The latest maritime accident took place in the bay outside Mar Grande, near Vera Cruz, in the north-eastern state of Bahia. According to Globo and other major Brazilian news sites, three people were confirmed dead and 21 rescued, while local news site Bahia Noticias reported five confirmed dead.Upload News