The Spanish freezer trawler "Pesca Vaqueiro" was in collision with the "Zhongyuanyu 11" on Feb 15, 2019, at 2 a.m. The "Iván Nores" of Pesquerías Nores, "Capricorn" of Pescapuerta and the "Playa Pesmar Dos" of the Pesquerías Marinenses participated in the rescue operation at the maritime boundary of Argentina (known as mile 201, northwest of the Malvinas). The crew of the Chinese ship which was sinking had to be rescued. Shock zone. The "Pesca Vaqueiro" alerted the rest of the Galician fleet in the area and rescued about 30 sailors of the Chinese ship. The rest was taken aboard the "Iván Nores". They were taken to Montevideo.
The "Pomer" suffered am emomge blackout, while transiting the Suez Canal in a northbound convoy on Feb 15, 2019, at 7.30 a.m. below the Great Bitter Lake. The tanker which was enroute from Dumai to Taman and had sailed from Suez at 7 a.m., blocked ship traffic in both directions, so that several vessels following the vessel had to wait until tugs moved the "Pomer" to the Great Bitter Lake.
ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) formally inaugurated the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) in Georgia, the company said in its release. The expansion encompasses both the waterside and landside areas of the multipurpose terminal, intended to optimize the processing of existing cargo flows and install additional capacity to accommodate new business.
(Reuters) – The Finnish Seafarers’ Union threatened on Thursday, Feb.14 it would call its members out on strike from March 1, stopping all Finnish passenger and cargo vessels, including ice-breakers, if its pay demands are not met.
The "Pesca Vaqueiro" was in collision with the Chinese "Zhongyuanyu 11" on Feb 15, 2019, at 2 a.m. The "Iván Nores" of Pesquerías Nores, "Capricorn" of Pescapuerta and the "Playa Pesmar Dos" of the Pesquerías Marinenses participated in the rescue operation at the maritime boundary of Argentina (known as mile 201, northwest of the Malvinas). The crew of the Chinese ship which was sinking had to be rescued. Shock zone. The "Pesca Vaqueiro" alerted the rest of the Galician fleet in the area and rescued about 30 sailors of the Chinese ship. The rest was taken aboard the "Iván Nores". They were taken to Montevideo.
Sunk due to negligence of officer of the watch. He was doing chart work behind the curtain s and didn't seen the vessel coming from head. Finally other vessel banged in last hatch #5 near to engine room and got big hole in hull. Because ship was fully loaded that's why sank in 45 minutes. 1355 was local time when sunk.
At 469.0 million tonnes, the port of Rotterdam’s total throughput volume ended up slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017, which was itself a record year (467.4 million tonnes). Container transhipment was the engine of growth again, with a 4.5% increase in tonnage. Measured in TEUs, the standard unit for containers, the increase was 5.7% and the annual total was 14.5 million TEUs – also a record. This strengthens the position of Europe’s largest container port in this strategically important market segment. Significant underlying shifts were observable in the goods segments. Whereas container transhipment continued to grow at a healthy pace, that of crude oil, mineral oil products and agribulk fell. Throughput of LNG (+163.6%) and biomass (+31.6%) saw a further spectacular rises last year.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a deal to supply six Kalmar Zero Emission Rubber-tired Gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal, LLC. The cranes will be equipped with a busbar energy system and operator assist features like auto steering and container stack profiling.
In the morning of Feb 15, 2019, the "BBC Zarate" was in collision with the river ferry "Men del Norte 2" at the junction of the Amazon and Italia (Iquitos). The ferry had departed from the Masusa Port and was bound for the city of Pucallpa, when it collided with the cargo ship because he did not notice the presence of the other vessel and made a delayed maneuver to avoid the collision. It goot stuck on the bow of the freigher which was enroute from Iquito to Manaus and anchored in pos. 03° 40.53' S 073° 13.88' W. The ferry sank, but with the crew of the other vessel and captaincy of the port, the passengers and crew were evacuated. No missing persons have been reported. Spanish report with photos: https://peru21.pe/peru/iquitos-choque-embarcaciones-rio-amazonas-video-460020?foto=1
The Supreme Court of Norway has ruled the "Senator" and banned it from crabbing in Svalbard. The Ccurt ruled snow crabs to be a sedentary species, meaning it can be considered a resource of the continental shelf, just like oil and gas. Any other interpretation would also raise questions concerning these natural resources. Had the Norwegian court ruled that snow crabs were a migratory species the arrested "Senator" would be free to resume crabbing. The ship was idle in Båtsfjord since March 25, 2017. The vessel could be put into operation if its owner North Star LTD paid a guarantee deposit equal to the fine imposed by the Norwegian authorities, but since the vessel has been specially rebuilt and upgraded for crabbing it cannot be used for other purposes. Also, the exact amount the owner was required to pay in fine and court fees to Norway had yet to be determined. The "Senator" was arrested on Jan 16, 2017, for fishing snow crab in Norwegian waters around the Svalbard archipelago. The Norwegians insist that the vessel had been fishing there illegally while Latvia maintained the fishermen had been acting in compliance with international agreements and an EU regulation about the fishing rights in Svalbard. After the incident the Latvian Foreign Ministry presented a note to the Norwegian Embassy in Riga, asking to release the crab trawler and not to interfere with crab fishing which has been taking place in accordance with international agreements.
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) pays more attention to its users best interest, and has recently taken steps towards being the safest, most secure, most reliable and most competitive compared to other routes. Considering the new changes in the global shipping market, and world economy; and in line with the SCA flexible marketing policies, the SCA has decided that circular no. 3/2018 concerning the rebate granted to (Laden/Ballast) Dry Bulk Vessels; operating between Americas’ ports and Asian ports, shall remain in force till the end of 2019 (the last permissible sailing date from origin port is 31 December 2019) :
Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, effective February 27, 2019, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax Locks will be 14.63m (48.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). Vessels arriving with drafts over 14.63 m (48.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit past February 27, 2019, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit. Draft adjustments will be announced in 12 inch (30.5 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks advance notice.