A seawater fire extinguishing system that had been installed as an additional safety precaution on the 'Ytterøyningen' may have “contributed to escalating” events that led to an explosion that struck the vessel on Oct 11, 2019. It followed an onboard fire the previous evening, according to a preliminary report into the incidents published last week by battery supplier Corvus, but what caused the blast is not yet known. https://corvusenergy.com/fire-onboard-the-car-ferry-ytteroyningen-preliminary-investigation-results/ https://shipinsight.com/articles/a-small-ferrys-battery-fire-deserves-global-attention?mc_cid=e7c412b3c0&mc_eid=cfbd3053d3
On Jan 20, 2020 around 9:00 a.m., the CROSS Gris-Nez was alerted by the 'Life Passion' that a member of his crew was injured in the hand and in the face. The ship was 57 miles southwest of the Boulogne-sur-Mer semaphore enroute from Novorossyisk to Ghent. After medical consultation with the Maritime Medical Consultation Center (CCMM) in Toulouse and the Maritime Medical Coordination Service in Le Havre, the doctor decided an immediate medical evacuation. At 09.28 a.m., the CROSS deployed a Dauphin helicopter of the French Navy in Le Touquet. At 10:06 a.m., the helicopter's rescue swimmer was dropped off onto the freighter and put the injured man in a stretcher. He was hoisted on board the helicopter at 10.58 a.m. and transferred to the Boulogne-sur-Mer hospital center, where he was taken care of by medical teams at 11.20 a.m.
On its way from Cebu to Tagbilaran City, Bohol, the 'Oceanjet 88', 240 gt (IMO: 9712929), was forced to return to port in the morning of Jan 10, 2020, after its starboard-side generator set experienced a voltage fluctuation due to bogged down air-conditioning compressor. The chief engineer found out that the port and starboard’s air-conditioning compressor broke down and experienced high voltage, affecting the starboard-side generator. The malfunction occurred while sailing along the vicinity of the Naga Point just between the waters of Bohol and Cebu. At the Pier 1, all of the 191 passengers of the 'Oceanjet 88' were transferred to the 'Oceanjet 15' which departed at 10:10 a.m.
Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce (SPIA) sets a new operational milestone at the Port of Buenaventura after servicing the 14,436-TEU vessel MSC Faith, the largest ship ever to dock in Colombia. With a length of overall of 366 meters, the MSC Faith makes its maiden call in South America at Puerto Aguadulce, as part of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) weekly service between Asia and Latin America’s west coast.
On Jan 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. a fire broke out in the excavator mounted on the deck of the 'Framfjord' which was berthed north of Skattøra in Tromsø. The fire department was on site within short time and quickly gained control of the fire. It had ignited when hydraulic oil dripped onto a hot pipe according to the investigations of the police. Norwegian report with photo: https://www.nordlys.no/brann/skattora/bat/brann-i-gravemaskin-pa-skip/s/5-34-1252489
In the afternoon of Jan 20, 2020, a port state control was carried out aboard the 'Oriental Queen' in the port of Thessaloniki by an authorized PSC/PARIS MOU inspector, following which a detention measure was imposed after the detection of serious offenses regarding Annex 'X' to CO 2009/16 / EC. The Central Port Authority of Thessaloniki imposed the administrative sanctions. The ship had arrived in port, coming from Nemrut Bay, on Jan 19 at 11.10 p.m. and remained stationary as of Jan 21.
On Jan 7, 2020, at 6:23 a.m. a fire broke out in the silo of the "Raps und Ölsaatenververarbeitung GmbH" in the North Port of Kiel. Heavy smoke and fire were already visible on the 12th floor of the silo. Several troops of the fire brigade entered the building under respiratory protection to extinguish the fire in the ventilation system. The operational measures were extended because the fire had to be extinguished not only in the building but also on the outer facade. This turned out to be difficult because it was not possible to erase the turntable ladder to this height. After two hours the fire was out. A total of 75 emergency services of the professional fire brigade and vthe olunteer fire brigades Suchsdorf, Russee, Gaarden and the emergency services were on site. German report with photo: https://www.presseportal.de/blaulicht/pm/82765/4485121
The new emblematic terminal of the Naviera Armas-Trasmediterránea Group, situated on the Nelson Mandela Pier, Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is up and running. The new terminal will serve both passenger and freight traffic. It is the first privately-financed passenger terminal in a Spanish state-owned port.
In the morning of Jan 18, 2020, a passenger aboard the 'Colr Hybrid' became acutely ill while the ship was enroute from Sandefjord to Strömstad. The ferry had to change direction to rendezvous with a helicopter from Rygge. The passenger was treated by a doctor among the passengers aboard the ferry, before medical personnel could transport him to hospital by helicopter. The arrival in Strömstad was almost an hour delayed due to the medevac, and the departure back to Sandefjord was thus also somewhat delayed.
The 'Manu'Atele' allided with the dock upon its arrival at the port of Manu'a, on Jan 19, 2020. The Ofu dock was damaged in the incident with cracks in several areas and metal reinforcing exposed. Staff from the power authority, public works, port administration and a local trucking company joined along with villagers to assist the crew in stabilising the vessel. A bulldozer was used to tighten up mooring lines to help steady the ferry, and villagers used tyres and other materials as a buffer to prevent further damage to the dock. No one was injured The vessel which had been on a routine service from Pago Pago to Ta'u had entered the port due to deteriorating weather conditions associated with Cyclone Tino to seek shelter. It suffered damage too, and it was unclear how long it would be out of service. Report with photos: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/407728/american-samoa-ferry-badly-damaged-during-storm
There are 5 seaports in the world that operate 1 million or 1 million single container premises annually. The name of the main Chittagong seaport has been added to the list of the three million port. Chittagong seaport has set a new record of 1 lakh single container courtyard on Saturday. This container container has been set up in Chittagong port from January 1 to December 25. There are still 7 days left to complete 20 years; Chittagong port has already been named in the list. It is worth mentioning that the Chittagong port is now ranked 5th in the list of one hundred seaports in the world. Chittagong Port has achieved this position in view of the 2 million single container building in 20 years. Earlier, the port was the 5th in the 21st. The Lloyds List, the world’s oldest shipping magazine, produces and publishes this list every year. There are 5 seaports in that list; Those who build more than one million million container containers a year. And the port of Chittagong was the 5th, but was not considered as a port of three millionaires. Confirming the matter, Chittagong Port Member (Administration and Planning) Jafar Alam told Kall Kantha that the combined efforts of the port authorities and users have achieved this milestone. We have been able to handle 1 million units without having to deal with constraints and many challenges. It would not be logical to combine our Chittagong port with the best and busiest ports in the world. Because most of the ports there are transshipment ports; Not an ‘end port’ or end destination like ours. “If we can still transfer delivery from the port to the Bay Terminal, we can show more success,” he said. I can be on the front row more on the Lloyds list. Referring to the glory of Chittagong port being linked to the port of the World’s Three Millionaire Club, Galaxy Bangladesh Shipping Lines Chairman Ahmed Yusuf Walid told Kal Kantha that the image of Bangladesh along with Chittagong port at sea port of the world will be brightened. We must build capacity to sustain growth and further enhance the port’s efficiency by protecting this continuity. Because the economy of Bangladesh is very dependent on the efficiency of the port. The four-year plan of the Chittagong Port, made by the Hamburg Port Consultancy (HPC) in Germany, stated that in the port of Chittagong, container shipments would be about 2 million units in 20 years; There will be 25 lakh 1 thousand units in 20 and 25 lakh units in 2021. The Chittagong port has fulfilled its forecast in the last 25 years. Great plan has indicated that new jet terminals and machinery will have to be added to keep up with the growth of product lines. Otherwise, the business of commodity trading will take off elsewhere. And if this situation continues, the port growth will slow down. That means it will take longer than expected to leave the product. But the Chittagong Port Authority has so far handled the commodity boom with the addition of new and modern equipment, but by 2020 it will not be possible to keep up with the growth of the port without actually having a new terminal or jetty. Port officials say the port authorities are building a Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) on the banks of the Karnaphuli river to curb growth. It was supposed to be launched in the 21st, the government is working with the army for speedy execution. But that project is also unlikely to start before 2020. Otherwise, no JT-terminal will be coming to port in the next two years. As a result, 2020 is very important for the port. The port is seeking to build only a delivery yard and a truck terminal at the Bay Terminal at the moment. But the file is stuck in the ministry. If the Chittagong port does not keep up with the sustained growth, the country’s economy will also be under pressure, and its importers will have to pay losses. If the port does not function properly, Bangladesh will fall behind in competition in the world export market. Asked to know, Chittagong Chamber President Mahbubul Alam told Kal Kantha, “It is not only Chittagong, but the economy for the entire country.” Because despite the government’s highest policy-making forums, construction of the Bay Terminal has apparently not progressed. Construction didn’t start until the sand filled the distance. So when will the delivery yard, truck terminal be built? We want to know why the most important ‘Bay Terminal project’ of the port is not being taken on the Prime Minister’s priority fast track, he added. Source : https://chittagongportagent.com