Engine trouble off Portland Bill
On Jan 13, at 6.21 p.m. the "Scheldegracht" with a crew of 15 on board, experienced problems with the engine cylinder 20 nautical miles SSE of Portland Bill in position lat 50 12.8321N, long 02 10.7870W. Engineers investigated the cause of the problem and fixed the problem the same day. The vessel had 12262.9 paper reels bound from Eemshaven to Baltimore, 1.258 tonnes bunker fuel oil, 161 tonnes diesel oil and 63 tonnes of lube oil on Board. The ETA at Baltimore, USA was Jan 23.
Spliethoff further extends its Medliner Service to Sagunto, Spain
Following the extension of the Medliner service into Veracruz, Spliethoff further adds to the range by including the port of Sagunto in Spain. Medliner, Spliethoff’s regular liner service from the Mediterranean to the America's, can build on more than three years of experience. Port calls are scheduled during the early part of each month with the first performing vessel Mv SCHELDEGRACHT planned on the 5th of June 2017.
The "Westsund" refloated the "Scheldegracht" in the Langelands Belt about 10 kilometers west of Nakskov on Dec 21 after the Danish Maritime Authority has given permission to do so. The ship dropped anchor off Skagen in the morning of Dec 22. A diver investigation after the salvage has revealed no evidence of damage to the ship, and there were no dentified spills of oil at the grounding site. At the next port of call a thorough investigation of the ship will be conducted. The grounding was caused navigational errors so that the ship turned into the Great Belt at the wrong time. Danish reports with photo and video: http://www.tveast.dk/artikler/grundstoedt-fragtskib-fra-holland-traekkes-fri http://www.tveast.dk/video/2015-12-20/skib-paa-grund http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/krimi/2015-12-21-grundstoedt-hollandsk-skib-traekkes-friUpload News