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 Pacific Pioneer  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
136 days ago by BerndU

Beached at Chittagong 05.03.18

 Jindal Meenakshi  (General Cargo Ship)
136 days ago by BerndU

Beached at Chittagong 06.03.18

 Chokang Sunrise  (Bulk Carrier)
136 days ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 05.03.18

 Gas Niaz  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
136 days ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Alang Breakers

 Plata Sunrise  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
136 days ago by BerndU

Beached at Alang 06.03.18 picture:

 Limar  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
136 days ago by BerndU

Beached at Alang 05.03.18

 Morning Dawn  (Other)
136 days ago by Timsen

Grounding in Fraserburgh
The "Morning Dawn", 560 gt (built 1988) ran aground at the North Pier in Fraserburgh harbour, when transiting between the South and North Harbours on March 5, 2018. The Harbour Authority was contacted to ascertain whether Coast Guard assistance was required. They advised that the vessel was being recovered by the harbour pilot vessel and another fishing vessel, the local fishing boat "BF 24 - Serenity" skippered by Gordon Hadden. The RNLI boat “Willie and May Gall” escorted the "Morning Dawn", with the “Serenity” also providing an escort, safely back to the harbour where the Harbour Pilot Boat was ensuring that the “Morning Dawn” was safely moored at 12.37, UTC, with Search and Rescue assets being stood down. The Fraserburgh RNLI reported seeing no visible pollution around the vessel. Report with photos:

 Mayssan  (Container Ship)
136 days ago by Timsen

Boxship detained in Beirut
The "Mayssan" amd the assets of Hapag-Lloyd in the port of Beirut as well as all empty containers at the port's yard were to be detained as a precautionary measure until the owners of the assets deposited at the Court of Beirut a bank guarantee issued by a Lebanese bank amounting to US$12.6 million. Additionally, on Mar 2, 2018, the judge had allowed to discharge the containers destined to Beirut. Up to this moment, the vessel is idle in Beirut Roads. . The ship had arrived at Beirut on Feb 28 to discharge 500 TEUs and load 365 TEUs. After the merger of UASC and Hapag-Lloyd, the latter opted to abruptly dismiss the ship agent of UASC, namely AKAK marine without negotiating a compromise for smooth divorce. As such AKAK Marine had obtained an arrest court order to secure payment of 13.6 million USD due from Owners.

 Hung Shun No.1  (Other)
136 days ago by Timsen

Fire ravaged jigger taken in tow
The "Hung Shun 1" which on Feb 24, 2018, caught fire to the north of the Falkland Islands capital Stanley, was towed outside the Islands Conservation zone on March 4. All 58 crew members were swiftly and safely evacuated to another fishing vessel, the "Lung Soon Fa 1", which was in the area at that time. The reefer vessel "Tai Fu 3" took the drifting Hung Shun 1 safely under tow on the morning of March 3 with assistance from the Fishery Patrol Vessel "Protegat". Both the reefer and jigger exited Falkland Islands Conservation zones in the afternoon heading north. The cause of the fire was still yet to be established, although there is some speculation that the fire was caused due to an electrical fault. The towing of the drifting jigger was coordinated by the Falklands' Fishing Operations team plus JK Marine, the local agents, as well as Yuh Fong Marine Products Co. Ltd who own and operate the jigger. Report with photo:

 Maersk Shanghai  (Container Ship)
136 days ago by Timsen

Lost container was filled with sulfuric acid
One container lost from the "Maersk Shanghai" contained nearly 2,700 kilograms of sulfuric acid, a chemical commonly used to produce fertilizer. The environmental threat appeared minimal because sulfuric acid dissolves in saltwater. The ship has anchored off Charleston, South Carolina, on March 6 at 8 a.m. where officials were assessing the situation. The Coast Guard has found four of the containers floating offshore. It wasn't immediately reported what other containers held. Report with photos:

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