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Deep draft vessel hosted at the Chennai port
DP World Chennai together with the Chennai Port Trust undertook the exercise to deepen the draft of the terminal and provide solution to customers who are looking at upsizing their vessel. The exercise commenced in a phased manner. DP World Chennai has now increased its draft to accommodate vessel of 15 metres. With a draft of 14.6 metre, the terminal successfully hosted the M. V. CMA CGM Bellini on January 7.
Pilot boat breached container vessel - oil spill on the Elbe
In the morning of May 8, 2016, around 8 a.m. the "CMA CGM Bellini" was hit by a pilot boat in the Waltershof port in Hamburg. The ship was about to dock at the Athabaska Quay when the accident happened. The hull of the container ship suffered a fist size leak, and 100 liters oil per minute started flowing into the water. More than 50 rescuers were on scene. First they patched the leak, then the remaining fuel was pumped into other tanks. An oil spill of five cubic meters was drifting on the Elbe. The fire rescue tried to contain it with oil booms. An oil slick of eight kilometers lenght and 50 centimeters width drifted river downstream towards Wedel with the outgoing tide which could not be recovered and was thought to evaporate. The vessel left the port of Hamburg again on May 10 around 2 a.m. and headed to Le Havre, ETA May 11 at noon. German report with photo: http://www.mopo.de/hamburg/waltershof-oel-alarm-im-hafen---lotsenboot-rammt-containerschiff-24020632Upload News