Unsuccessful boarding at Port of Burgas
Gypsies from the poorest country in the EU - Bulgaria, have attempted to board unnamed motor vessel at Port of Burgas outer anchorage, Maritime.bg reported. The information has been confirmed by the authorities in the country. The regional governor of Burgas has appointed an urgent investigation into the so-called first piracy act in the Bulgaria's European waters. According to Maritime.bg, the attackers were not caught after their approach to the ship was detected by local services. An unknown number of gypsies are said to have sailed in a speedboat and had a ladder to board the unnamed motor vessel, under cover of the night ten days ago. A few years ago, the Libyan GNMT accused Bulgaria of supporting a "purely pirate act" when, under unknown and highly dubious circumstances, the company lost control of motor tanker BADR. The case unfolded again near Burgas. Report in Bulgarian: https://www.maritime.bg/75948-2/
Crane collapse seriously injured woman operator
A crane collapsed in Bourgas shipyard and seriously injured the woman operator. The serious accident happened due to the undeciphered load, which fell and collapsed the crane. The crane obliqued and the woman operator fell from big height. After that the machinery smashed over her and she was stuck under the wrecks for an hour before being rescued. The woman was stuck inside and was seriously injured. She was transported to the Emergency for medical treatment with life-threatening injuries. The 61-year-old woman suffered multiple injuries and has literally been shattered by the heavy machinery. The local authorities started an investigation about the accident and will follow inspection in the shipyard if all the safety measures were taken. She was transport by Emergency to the local hospital and currently doctors are trying to save her life. The reason for the accident was not caused by technical malfunction, but mostly due to human mistake and undeciphered cargo load.
Bulgaria Cuts Port Fees for Cruise Ships to Boost Tourism
Bulgaria has decided to cut tonnage-related port dues for cruise ships in a bid to give a boost to its tourism industry amidst increased competition from neighbouring countries. Cruise ships will have to pay a 14% lower tonnage fee when they call at Bulgaria’s Black Sea and Danube ports under amendments to the list of fees collected by state-owned Port Infrastructure company, which the government approved on Wednesday. The lower fee will create conditions for increasing the number of passengers at Bulgarian ports and overcoming increased competition from neighbouring countries, the cabinet said in a statement. - See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/167920/Bulgaria+Cuts+Port+Fees+for+Cruise+Ships+to+Boost+Tourism#sthash.Ev1iMUsY.dpufUpload News