A crew member died aboard an the "Isle of Inishmore", when it was docked in Rosslare, on March 21, 2019. When the vessel was loading cargo, the man in his 20s was fatally injured in an incident at 7.45 a.m. The coroner and the Health and Safety Authority were notified. The Health and Safety Authority and the Garda have launched an investigation into the incident. The 8.45 a.m. Rosslare to Pembroke and the 2.45 p.m. Pembroke to Rosslare Ferries were cancelled as a result. Crossings of the "Isle of Inishmore" resumed from Rosslare for Pembroke at 8.45 p.m.
The "Moskva" suffered a technical failure at Limassol on March 19, 2019. The vessel's departure permission was cancelled by the harbour master until the completion of repairs. Upon the completion, state surveyors will attend onboard in order to verify the repair status.
Morotai, a container ship owned by CMA CGM Group Agencies (Australia) Pty Ltd., docked at the SP-ITC International Container Terminal in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, on March 15, following the route from the city to Australia and vice versa. Weighing 40,000 tonnes and measuring 222 metres long, Morotai is the vessel with the largest deadweight tonnage having anchored at the SP-ITC port thus far.
Meyer Turku has floated Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, out of her building dock at its yard in Turku, Finland. Following a traditional ceremony to mark the construction milestone, the 180,000gt ship was moved to Meyer Turku’s outfitting pier where she will remain until her delivery in October 2019. Once complete, the ship will offer a three-level area in the middle of the ship that will host entertainment, Italy-inspired piazzas, 11 restaurants, 19 bars, a water park with slides, a multi-sport field, four swimming pools, theatre, disco, casino, jazz club piano bar, a games room and a spa, which has a beauty salon, hammam, thalasso therapy pool and 16 treatment rooms. The vessel will also have her own onboard museum called CoDe - Costa Design Museum, which will be curated by Matteo Vercelloni and showcase the “excellence of Italian design” by featuring many of the people who have contributed to the ship's construction.
After the heavy collision of the "Edelweiss" (MMSI: 269057441), with the loaded Dutch roro car carrier "Forenso", 1285 ts (EU-No.: 02324437), on the Waal at the railroad bridge near Nijmegen on March 20 at 4 a.m., the "Forenso" could leave the Waalkade in Nijmegen after the removal of twisted debris from its bow at 6.10 p.m. It resumed the voyage to Colonia where it was due to arrive o March 21. The "Edelweiss" remained at the emergency berth in the Weurt West Canal where the baggage of those passengers who intended to continue the cruise westward was transferred from the heavily damaged "Edelweiss" onto the Swiss river cruise ship "Oscar Wilde" (MMSI: 269057612) which sailed at 11 p.m. towards Amsterdam, where it arrived on March 21. The 12 passengers who wanted to abort the cruise were carried on by coaches. The police of Nijmegen continued its investigation which was expected to be finished within around two months.
The "Team Tarantella" allided with the wharf during its approach at section 57 of the port of Montreal, Quebec, on March 18, 2019, at 10.20 a.m. in position 45 33 41.3 N, 073 31 18.5 W. The vessel suffered minor damage. It sailed again at 1.40 p.m. bound to Come by Chance, where it berthed at the North Atlantic Refining on March 22 at 9.10 a.m.
DP World said it is likely to start using the fourth terminal at its flagship Jebel Ali port in the second half of 2019, after utilisation of the terminal was delayed due to a softening market. The ports operator said the terminal is essentially ready for operations and has more cost efficiencies than Terminal 1.
No fewer than sixteen Liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels are expected to berth in Onne Port Complex this week in Rivers State Ten of the vessels would discharge imported cargo – containers, general cargo, drilling fluid and inballast, while six vessels would export 364,000 tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Butane to other countries of the world. The development was contained in a shipping position issued by the port. The 360000 tons of LNG/Butane would be shipped by these following vessels – LNG Methane Allison Victoria (65000 ton), LNG Maran Gas Hector (70000 ton), LNG Bonny II (77000 ton), LPG Innovator (10000 ton of Butane), LNG Bayelsa (65000 ton) and LNG Lagos II (77000 ton).
After the heavy collision of the Swiss flagged river cruise ship "Edelweiss" (MMSI: 269057441), with the loaded "Forenso", 1285 ts (EU-No.: 02324437;), on the Waal at the railroad bridge near Nijmegen on March 20 at 4 a.m., the "Forenso" could leave the Waalkade in Nijmegen after the removal of twisted debris from its bow at 6.10 p.m. It resumed the voyage to Colonia where it was due to arrive o March 21. The "Edelweiss" remained at the emergency berth in the Weurt West Canal where the baggage of those passengers who intended to continue the cruise westward was transferred from the heavily damaged "Edelweiss" onto the Swiss river cruise ship "Oscar Wilde" (MMSI: 269057612) which sailed at 11 p.m. towards Amsterdam, where it arrived on March 21. 12 passengers who wanted to abort the cruise were carried on by coaches. The police of Nijmegen continued its investigation which was expected to be finished within around two months.
The "Princess Dina" (IMO: 822385), en route from Tsingeli to Odessa, suffered a technical failure in the southern entrance of the Çanakkale Strait on March 19, 2019. The vessel subsequently dropped anchor for repairs which were carried out by the crew. On March 22 the vessel remained moored in pos. 39° 52.25' N 026° 3.15' E.
Contship Italia S.p.A. has entered into negotiations with MSC for the sale of its 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate S.p.A, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A. MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and the main customer. In order to speed up the deal, Contship Italia has appointed the law firm that will assist the process as well as an independent financial advisor, who has been given the task of expressing the correct value of the terminal activity and assets. During the negotiations, Medcenter Container Terminal will continue to be fully operational.
Hutchison Ports Pakistan received three new remote-controlled quay cranes to mark the beginning of the terminal’s second phase in Karachi. The development will make Pakistan the first country in the South Asia region to install semi-automated, cabin-less cranes. Pakistan’s first and only deep-water container port received the first installment of these high-tech cranes, under their agreement signed with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, China (ZPMC) recently, for the purchase of 8 new cabin-less remote-controlled quay cranes, and 24 remote-controlled rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGCs). This incoming equipment will be the first of its kind in the country.