Care food for Somalia shipped in Zeebrugge
On Aug 30, 2011, the "CMA CGM Libra" loaded a first shipment of 45 containers of on thw whole 8.500 tons food to Somalia. The food, flour mixed in powder form which is enhanced with vitamins and minerals, was produced by a company from Zulte. The ship has a total of 8.500 tons food destined for the Horn of Africa on board. The delivery of the food is in the hands of the French shipping company CMA CGM and the World Food Programme, the largest humanitarian food aid organization in the world. The ship will take about one month to reach Somalia.
CMA CGM, operator of MV CC Libra, confirms that the vessel was successfully refloated at 5:18am Chinese time yesterday with the assistance of local tugs. The vessel had been grounded on sand outside the port of Xiamen, China since Thursday 18th May. There was no injury, pollution or ingress of water as a result of the incident, and there are no indications that the hull or structure has suffered any damage. CMA CGM has been cooperating fully with local authorities to safely refloat the vessel. Following ongoing inspection, the vessel will continue to her intended port of Hong Kong. CMA CGM would like to thank the Chinese authorities for their swift and professional assistance in this matter. Report with picture http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news19293.html
Bunker fuel lightered
The "CMA CGM Libra" which got stranded in the Xiamen sea area off Xiamen Port on Apr 18, 2011, with over 7,000-tons of fuel was lightered by 2000 tons as of May 23. To speed up the rescue work, a DALI Floating Crane from Shanghai Salvage Co. (SSC), with a lifting capacity of 2,500 tons, joined the rescue team on May 23. Report with photo: http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news19224.htmlUpload News