A 75-year-old passenger jumped overboard from the "Costa Pacifica" from the balcony in her cabin. The woman's body was found on the morning of Oct 11, 2019, off the coast of Spain. The ship was sailing between Funchal and Malaga at the time of the incident on Oct 10. After the woman's cabin mate alerted the ship's crew, the captain turned the ship around to search for the passenger and alerted authorities. The Costa care team moved to provide full assistance to the travel partner and parents of the missing guest.
Both the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Environment Directorate reported the shipping company of the the 'Tide Carrier' after the near grounding on Feb 22, 2017. Økokrim has fined the shipping company with seven million Norwegian Crowns. The Norwegian Coastal Administration notified the owner, management company and master of the vessel for not taking the necessary measures to prevent the risk of an acute pollution. The Environment Agency notified the owner and former owner of the vessel for attempts to illegally export waste. The police investigation concluded that the owner, management and master have acted clandestinely. The 'Tide Carrier' was not prepared for the voyage. The company and the vessel did not give notice when problems arose, and did not take immediate measures to prevent the situation from developing into a danger situation. The pollutants on board threatened the environment. The incident occurred in an area with national conservation values, including the Jærsteinene nature reserve, and a discharge would most likely have caused major environmental damage. In the opinion of the Norwegian Coastal Administration, the shipping company and the vessel did not take adequate measures to prevent the situation from developing into a hazard situation, or that the danger situation worsened. The Swedish Coastal Administration's opinion was in line with Økokrims, and the prosecuting authorities clearly signalled the seriousness of the situation that arose. The shipping company has accepted and paid the fine.
Celebrity Cruises will offer new and longer European voyages onboard the new Celebrity Apex when she launches in 2020. Passengers onboard the Edge Class ship will visit Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Spain and more when she launches next year.
Konecranes Port Services will retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor crane in DP World’s Liège Container Terminal in Belgium, lowering the terminal’s local emissions and noise. Strategically located along the Meuse river in eastern Belgium, the Port of Liège is the third-largest river port in Europe, directly linked to both Antwerp and Rotterdam. The DP World Liège Container Terminal (DPW LCT) is the only trimodal terminal in Wallonia, operating four barges to Antwerp every week.
The work on removing the 'Northguider' in Kinnvika, Svalbard, has been postponed until 2020 by the Coastal Administration on Oct 15. After the wreck removal operation was started, it was found that the vessel sustained more damage than initially anticipated. Combined with long delays due to difficult ice and weather conditions, the shipping company's insurance company Gard and the salvage company SMIT Salvage have now decided to postpone the work of removing the wreck next year.
All cargo on board the 'Bow Dalian' which was damaged in the explosion of the 'Stolt Groenland' in Ulsan was transferred to the sister vessel 'Bow Nangang' from Oct 8 - 9. The 'Bow Dalian'sailed from Ulsan on Oct 10, 2019 and arrived at Busan the same day for repairs of the fire damages. The owners made a contract with the Orient Shipyard Co., Ltd., Busan, for repairs of the vessel, which commenced on Oct 11 and were expected to be completed by the end of November 2019.
Global Ports Holdings (GPH) is to operate Prince George Wharf and related areas at Nassau Cruise Port in The Bahamas for the next 25 years. According to an agreement with the Government of The Bahamas, GPH has joined forces with the Bahamas Investment Fund and the Yes Foundation to create the Nassau Cruise Port Ltd. (NCP) consortium. GPH will use its global expertise and operating model to manage Nassau Cruise Port. “I am delighted that NCP has signed a port operation and lease agreement for Prince George Wharf at Nassau Cruise Port,” said Mehmet Kutman, chairman and co-founder of GPH.
Kudos Trucking Company has ordered two Konecranes Noell Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs) for their terminal in Davao City, the Philippines. Konecranes booked the order in June 2019.
After the fire aboard the 'Ytterøyningen' on Oct 11 it turned out that the ferry was sailing on diesel and had disconnected the battery pack when it started to burn, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate announced on OCt 14. They recommend all shipping companies that have vessels with battery installations to make risk assessments related to the dangers of a possible concentration of explosive gases in connection with unwanted events in the battery system. In addition, they referred to the battery supplier Corvus Energy's recommendations. Without being connected, the bridge can miss important error messages. The safety notification will be updated when further facts and information are available- The ferry was stationary at the quay in Ølensvåg on Oct 15. Norled has also started an independent investigation. The fire aboard the "Ytterøyningen" was the first fire in an electric ferry in Norway. Over the next few years, more and more ferry connections will be electrified.
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Fincantieri floated Silversea’s new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, out of the building dock at its yard in Ancona, Italy on 29 August. Representatives from Fincantieri and Silversea and other invited guests watched as the 596-guest ship touched water for the first time during a traditional coin ceremony. Fincantieri will now work with its partners to outfit the vessel’s interiors ahead of her sea trials and delivery in 2020. “Today, with the float out of Silver Moon, we draw ever-closer to achieving my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s executive chairman.
The Koper port placed 80th on this year’s list of 900 best connected container ports in the world, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). The port has been listed the highest among all Adriatic Sea container ports since the first such ranking in 2006. The first place went to the Shanghai port, while the port of Antwerp was the best in Europe, having been placed 6th in the world.