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 Moldefjord  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry disabled by thruster trouble
The "Moldefjord", serving the route between Molde and Vestnes, was unable to dock at Vestnes on May 24, 2018, at 3.35 p.m. after a thruster failed and the ship could not carry out proper manoevers due to strong NW wind. The ferry returned to Molde, arriving there at 5 p.m. for troubleshooting. Norwegian report with photo:

 Solskjel  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry grounded at Skelten
On the afternoon of May 24, 2018, the "Solskjel" was disabled due to a hydraulics failure got stuck at the shore and blocked the ferry wharf on Skelten for one hour. Just before 4.30 p.m., the ferry managed to get off the ground. Cars that were carried on board had to be unloaded. The second ferry on the route, the "Austevoll" (IMO: 7812529), initially could not berth in Skelten and first sailed to Lepsøya and then to Haramsøya, and then headed to Skjelten. At 6.30 p.m. the route was served again, while the "Solskjel" headed for Brattvåg port to be repaired, arriving there at 6 p.m. Norwegian report with photo:

 MV Ocean Infinity  (General Cargo Ship)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Search for lost MH 370 flight to be stopped
The search for the lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which more than four years ago somewhere in the Indian Ocean, will be stopped at the end of this week, confirmed Anthony Loke, Malaysian Minister of Transport. The aircraft, which had on board 239 passengers bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from the radar on March 8, 2014. The initial search, a company shared by Malaysia, China and Australia, was canceled for the first time in January 2017. At that time, no trace had been found of the flight. At the beginning of2018 the "Ocean Infinity" was contracted by the Malaysian government to continue the search for the aircraft. The company would only be compensated if results were achieved. The "Ocean Infinity" had a view of a $ 70 million fee and initially had a three-month contract to search for the wreck of the aircraft. According to the Malaysian government, that period was repeatedly extended. Yet another additional extension, according to Minister Loke, makes little sense.

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