The "Maersk Seoul" lost two containers overboard on Aug 18, 2019, at 4 a.m. in position 26 40 04S, 045 38 09E, in the Indian Ocean. The ship had sailed from Luanda on Aug 9 and was headed to Singapore with an ETA as of Aug 28.
On Aug 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. the "Burdigala II" allided with a security pole at the Chaban Bridge on the Garonne in Bordeaux. 11 people were injured in the accident, the ship suffered serious bow damage. The ship had sailed from the quay of Brazza in Bordeaux and was preparing to pass the bridge Chaban-Delmas when an electronic problem foccurred that led it to hit a central security pile on the Garonne. The ship with 97 people on board, including seven crew members, was able to return to the wharf. The fire brigade attended with 36 vehicles and 55 men as well as two fire boats to evacuate the wounded. Three more seriously injured people were taken to the CHU and Saint André Hospital. The victims suffered from bruises and neck pain. All other were evacuated were taken aboard aboard a Batcub and the river cruise ship "Sardane" of the Bordeaux River Cruise. French report with photo: https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/08/19/bordeaux-accident-du-bateau-de-croisiere-burdigala-ii-au-pont-chaban-11-personnes-blessees-6460283-2780.php
Gautam Adani is looking to expand his ports empire by closing in on buying a 65-70 per cent stake in Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd, the entity promoted by Hyderabad-based CVR Group to run a private deep-water port at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s biggest private port operator, is expected to pay more than ₹5,500 crore to buy the stake which will give it access to the country’s largest waterfront area (for a port) of 12.5 km and a transit storage area of 6,800 acres. It started operations in 2008. Currently, the port has a draft of 18.5 metres, a depth that can accommodate full-loaded Capesize vessel of 200,000-tonne capacity.
Chinese city-gas distributor Shenzhen Gas will launch next week in southern China its first fully-owned terminal to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), a company executive told Reuters on Friday. This will make Shenzhen Gas the second city gas distributor backed by a local government that owns an LNG import facility.
The "Slavutich 18", which had suffered an engine failure at Kherson on Apr 1, 2019. was taken in tow by the tug "Horoz" on Aug 15, bound to Tuzla for repairs, after repairs could not be carried out by the crew. ETA at Tuzla shipyard was in the night of Aug 19. During th eIstanbul Strait passage, a coastal safety tug provided escort service for the vessel and strait traffic safety.
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In the morning of Aug 17, 2019, around 7 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the Namibian trawler "Ocean Tide", 296 gt (IMO: 7220839), which was moored at the jetty of the Seaworks Fish Processors. One of the 20 crew members on board, was found dead following the fire. The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Hausiku Mathews Sivambo. It was believed he became trapped inside the vessel and burned to death. His body was removed the next morning. The family of the deceased was present at the scene. A police investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing. Report with photo: https://www.nbc.na/news/one-dead-after-vessel-caught-fire-walvis-bay.21902
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) announced a series of projects, totaling over $170 million of capital investment, that will increase efficiency, add product liquidity, and enhance blending capabilities at its Pasadena and Galena Park terminals, part of its best-in-class refined products storage hub on the Houston Ship Channel. In response to growing customer demand, KMI’s liquids terminal platform now boasts 10 ship docks, 38 barge spots, 20 inbound pipelines providing connectivity to 10 regional refineries and chemical plants, 15 outbound pipelines, 14 cross-channel lines, and approximately 43 million barrels of storage on the Houston Ship Channel, North America’s leading port for energy exports.
In the early morning hours of Aug 18, 2019, the captain of the 'Maria Gloria' alerted the National Maritime Authority that a crew emember was suffering strong chest pains. Captain Francisco Romano Saverio decided to conduct a medical radio consultation with a professional from the Naval Prefecture of Argentina. The Chief Medical Officer Juan Ignacio Casadei considered the possibility of an acute coronary syndrome to be very high, so he recommended the urgent medevac of the patient for transfer to a medical center. The "María Gloria" was 195 kilometers from the coast of Trelew. In compliance with the provisions of the SAR protocol, General Prefect Eduardo René Scarzello ordered the launch of a Dauphin PA 42 Helicopter from Trelew. The hoist was carried out during noon. The helicopter was positioned approximately 15 meters above the deck of the "Maria Gloria". Once aboard the helicopter, the fisherman was transferred to a local care center. The Maritime Authority informed that the patient was stable and out of danger. Report with photo: https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2019/08/19/impresionante-rescate-en-altamar-prefectura-salvo-a-un-pescador-en-medio-de-un-fuerte-temporal/
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Australia’s New South Wales government said on Wednesday it will fast track its review of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at the port of Newcastle, proposed by a South Korean firm, as the state urgently looks to beef up gas supply. The $430 million Newcastle GasDock LNG project, planned by South Korean firm EPIK, was declared “critical state significant infrastructure”, which means the project will not have to go to the state’s independent planning commission for approval, saving several months in the review process.
Germany’s largest universal port remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1 percent advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1 percent at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling. The total for bulk cargo handling was just 0.3 percent lower than for last year’s first half at 21.0 million tons. Germany’s largest universal port remains on a growth course, achieving a distinct 4.1 percent advance to 69.4 million tons in seaborne cargo handling in the first half of 2019. Especially good growth trend in the general cargo segment, up 6.1 percent at 48.4 million tons, was the main contributor to the excellent figures for total and container handling. The total for bulk cargo handling was just 0.3 percent lower than for last year’s first half at 21.0 million tons.