The duty officer of the "Po Yang Hu", while the ship was heading east in the Gulf of Aden, noticed a suspicious mother vessel and two skiffs, with two men on board each, approaching the tanker, in position 013 27 56N, 050 13 53E, on Nov 2, 2018, at 12.40 p.m. The duty officer informed the master, who activated security measures by initiating the deck water spray, broadcasting the security situation via VHF Ch16 and stationed three armed guards on the bridge. In addition, the master commenced the lock-down procedure, and informed the company's chief security officer and the UKMTO of the situation. When the tanker commenced anti-piracy manoeuvres and increased speed, the mother vessel and its two skiffs broke off the pursuit.
The Indian Coast Guard medevaced the 2nd engineer of the "Dawn Mansarovar", Pavan Kumar Chahar, in the morning of Nov 14, 2018. Also a tug of the Mormugao Port Trust was deployed after on Nov 13 at 7.30 p.m. The captain had asked the CG headquarters in Goa for assistance after the man had suffereda severe injury of the middle finger of his left hand 135 miles off Mormuago. The tanker reached the coast the next morning at 8.30 a.m., and the patient was disembarked for treatment.
On 9 November, HH Ferries Group officially inaugurated AURORA AF HELSINGBORG and TYCHO BRAHE as the world’s largest battery-powered ferries. The company also announced that the route would be rebranded ForSea, displacing the Scandlines brand and triangle logo.
Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu), has on 2 November commissioned its large floating C dock. After the final tests had been carried out in the morning, the C Dock was submerged onto the equalized seabed. DSCu Nautical department, with the help of local KTK pilots and tugs subsequently docked the first commercial ship, a 63,400 tonnes deadweight bulkcarrier, thus putting the C dock into service.
The "LS Concorde" was disabled in pos. 52 28 N, 003 55 E, due to an issue with its cooling water system, on Nov 14, 2018, at 5.38 a.m. The tanker was en route from Amsterdam to Port Jerome with a crew of 14 on board. The crew rectified the issue and was underway to its destination again at 8 a.m. No tug assistance was required.
The LMG Marin-designed 133.6m long and 21.5m beam ELIO has been delivered by Sefine Shipyard to Caronte & Tourist. The double-ender has meanwhile left Yalova for the Messina Strait.
After being criticised to reduce capacity on the Genoa-Porto Torres link next summer by deploying one single ship instead of the usual two, Tirrenia clarified that it will in fact reduce its offer from 762 trips recorded in summer 2018 to 729 in 2019, i.e. -5%.
Following the strategic agreement signed between COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co.,ltd(CHI) and GTT last year, as a part of the plan, CHI and GTT have signed the Technical Service Agreement(TSA) on November 8 in Shanghai during the first CIIE. TSA is well recognized by world’s LNG shipping companies, is considered as the “ticket” of a shipyard stepping into LNG carriers’ repair & conversion field, which proves and qualifies the shipyard’s capability of undertaking the repairs and conversion of a membrane type LNG carrier. In this July, GTT had worked together with CHI Guangdong shipyard on a Mark III type LNG carrier “LNG Lucia Ambition”, the project was the first LNG carriers that a Chinese shipyard has ever done with intensive membrane type cargo tank repairs, and was completed very successfully meeting the satisfaction of all parties.
The "T&T Spirit" has been sidelined in Port of Spain until Nov 17, 2018, at the earliest. Within recent weeks, the vessel has been plagued by mechanical problems which have resulted in several delays and cancellations. The vessel has not sailed since developing mechanical issues on its journey from Tobago to Trinidad in the morning of Nov 12. The vessel had to be sidelined because a part needs to be acquired from Germany to effect the repairs which was expected to arrive on Nov 15 so the repair could be effected on Nov 16. The part to be sourced was a ‘web connector’, which is found near the engine of the vessel to aid in effective movement.
The 160m long hull of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ro-pax ferry, Color Line’s 27,000gt COLOR HYBRID, arrived at Ulstein Verft’s shipbuilding facility in Ulsteinvik under tow from Poland’s Crist Shipyard in Gdynia on 6 November and was moved into the shipyard’s covered building facility on 8 November for final outfitting work to commence.
Мост на рукаве НевыNavigation season with raising of bridges on the arms of the Neva river will close on November 14/15 night. According to the press center of SP SBI Mostotrest, navigation on the Neva and Malaya Neva rivers will last till November 30. After the navigation season is over raising of bridges is possible for certain bridges. The beginning and the end of the bridge raising season is regulated by Saint-Petersburg Government’s Order dated 29.11.2006 (No1480).
Lung Teh (LT) Shipbuilding Company formally received construction permits for the site at Suao Port, according to Taiwanese government sources.The company will start construction in December and should finish all new facilities on its Suao Port campus in March 2020.