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 Sea Watch 3  (Service Ship > Search And Rescue Vessel)
4 days ago by Timsen

Sea Watch 3 not allowed to enter Italian ports after rescue operations
Home Affairs Minister Matteo Salvini told Italian media that the "Sea Watch 3", which is currently navigating off the Libyan coast, will not be allowed into Italian ports, if and when it is involved in a migrant rescue operation. On June 12 at 4:30 p.m. the "Sea Watch 3" said it was heading towards a shipwreck 20 miles from Libya in which 12 migrants were killed. A further 41 people had been rescued by a US Navy vessel.

 Aquarius  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
4 days ago by Timsen

First group of migrants transferred from Aquarius
The first group of migrants have been transferred from the "Aquarius" to an Italian coast guard vessel. The group consisted of 90 migrants, with more than 400 people remaining to be transferred according to an initial plan. Some 500 migrants were expected to be transferred to Italian navy and Coast guard vessels. The migrants will be taken by the Italian Coast guard to Spain, but it was not yet clear if they will be taken there directly, or how the rest of the 629 will reach the Spanish mainland. Home Affairs Minister Matteo Salvini told Italian media that a second humanitarian ship, the "Sea Watch 3", which is currently navigating off the Libyan coast, will not be allowed into Italian ports, if and when it is involved in a migrant rescue operation. On June 12 at 4:30 p.m. the "Sea Watch 3" said it was heading towards a shipwreck 20 miles from Libya in which 12 migrants were killed. A further 41 people had been rescued by a US Navy vessel. Report with photos: https://www.maltatoday.co...

 Norderaue  (Service Ship > Dredger)
4 days ago by arnekiel

WDR to launch new passenger ferry in 2019
German domestic ferry operator Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum (WDR) is to introduce a new 250-passenger ferry to its fleet in spring 2019. Currently under construction in the Netherlands, the new ferry will be able to operate at a speed of up to 16 knots and will provide services in Germany. The news was revealed as WDR officially christened its latest new ferry Norderaue at the Port of Wyk on Föhr Island in Germany. Heike Tholund, wife of the company’s nautical inspector and fleet operations manager Captain Christ Tholund, acted as godmother during the naming ceremony. Norderaue was delivered by German shipyard Neptun Werft on 19 April and has been operating between the island ports of Wyk in Föhr, Wittdün in Amrum and the Schleswig-Holstein region on Germany’s mainland since the beginning of May.

 Aquarius  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
4 days ago by arnekiel

'Exhausted' migrants rescued from ship begin four-day journey to Spain
(CNN)The search-and-rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean Sea since Sunday began its roughly 800-mile journey to Spain on Tuesday evening after transferring more than 500 rescued migrants to Italian Coast Guard and naval ships. According to aid organization SOS Méditerranée, 250 people were transferred to the Italian Navy's Orione and a further 274 to the Coast Guard's Dattilo ship Tuesday. The Aquarius -- which had been stranded between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily since Sunday -- now has just 106 survivors on board. The move was part of an Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) plan to transfer hundreds of the 630 migrants to two smaller vessels, in a bid to ease pressure on the overcrowded Aquarius. All three ships will now proceed to Valencia, Spain, after the Spanish government on Monday agreed to take in the migrants who were rescued over the weekend. SOS originally said 629 people had been rescued, but revised that figure to 630 on Tuesday following a recount during the transfers. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/12/europe/migrant-ship-italy-spain-rescue-operation-intl/index.html

 Nordstar  (Fishing Vessel)
4 days ago by Timsen

Deadly accident off Iceland
A crew member of the "Nordstar" died in a tragic accident while the ship was fishing off Iceland in the evening of June 10, 2018. The trawler was now on the way to Ålesund, and the incident will be investigated by the local police and accident commission. The man from Giske in his 40s has been employed by the shipping company for a long time. The "Nordstar" had a crew of 25 and was fishing for redfish when the accident occurred. The ship was expected in Ålesund in the night of June 13.

 Arco Adur  (Service Ship > Dredger)
4 days ago by Timsen

Arrival at breakers in Gent
In the midday hours of June 12, 2018, the "Arco Adur" arrived at Ghent under tow of the "Multratug 17" and the "Multratug 1" as steering tug, coming from Sunderland, to be broken up at the Van Heyghen Recycling. Photo report: https://www.tugspotters.c...

 Algoma Olympic  (Bulk Carrier > Self Discharging Bulk Carrier)
4 days ago by BerndU

arrived Aliaga Anchorage
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 13.06.18 under Tow of VB Hispania

 Rahona  (Other)
4 days ago by Timsen

Collision off La Hague
On June 12, 2018, at 04.23, the "Rahona" collided with the container m/v "Mumbai Maersk" about 65 nautical miles west of La Hague. The skipper, who was alone aboard the boat, informed the the CROSS Jobourg that he had not been injured and that his boat was sound. He required no assistance and was heading to the port of Chantereyne, Cherbourg. His course was regularly followed up by the CROSS Jobourg until the arrival in Cherbourg on June 13 at 2.36 a.m. There was a north-east wind of 15 knots on scene. The "Mumbai Maersk" was enroute from Tanger-Med to Bremerhaven with a crew of 26 on board at the time of the incident, ETA June 13.

 Mumbai Maersk  (Container Ship)
4 days ago by Timsen

Collision off La Hague
On June 12, 2018, at 04.23, the 14 meter long Belgian-flagged sailing yacht "Rahona" collided with the "Mumbai Maersk" collided with the "Mumbai Maersk" about 65 nautical miles west of La Hague. The skipper, who was alone aboard the boat, informed the the CROSS Jobourg that he had not been injured and that his boat was sound. He required no assistance and was heading to the port of Chantereyne, Cherbourg. His course was regularly followed up by the CROSS Jobourg until the arrival in Cherbourg on June 13 at 2.36 a.m. There was a north-east wind of 15 knots on scene. The "Mumbai Maersk" was enroute from Tanger-Med to Bremerhaven with a crew of 26 on board at the time of the incident, ETA June 13.

 Kym  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
4 days ago by BerndU

Beached
Beached at Gadani 13.06.18 www.facebook.com/...


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