The damage caused to the "Corporal McLaren" in November 2018 was the result of sabotage, according to 349 pages of internal emails, photographs, and reports released by the DFO under the federal government’s access-to-information law. Officials would come to understand that sometime over the night of Nov. 16, the primary cable and a backup line responsible for keeping CCGS McLaren in its berth had been cut — possibly by an angle grinder — with the remaining anchors snapping under the ship’s weight. Power cables were torn from the vessel as it slid into the water. Multiple compartments on the vessel were filled with icy seawater, damaging computer equipment and rendering wiring useless. The damage, according to preliminary estimates, could cost as much as $5 million to repair. Five months later, the vessel remained in Sambro, N.S. Repairs have yet to begin and the DFO has confirmed that a complete cost estimate must be carried out before they do. As of April 11, there was no date for when a cost estimate will be complete. No arrests have been made and no one has been charged.
In the night of April 16, 2019, two people were medevaced from the "Costa Favolosa" off the coast of Fos-sur-Mer. The ship approached Toulon to allow this double evacuation. The first, a woman, was taken to Sainte-Musse Hospital because she had a miscarriage while the second, another 46-year-old woman, was reported to have had an appendicitis attack.
APM Terminals holds the concession to operate the Free Port of Monrovia for 25 years. Vessels coming to Liberia can now berth at the Freeport of Monrovia any time of the day and this has eliminated vessel waiting time and has improved efficiency and reduced logistics cost, APM Terminals Liberia announced on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. According to an official release, the company has commenced the berthing of vessels 24-hour a day at the Freeport of Monrovia. “Until now, the berthing, mooring, pilotage, and towage of vessels at the Freeport of Monrovia was restricted to only day-time operations between 8am-6pm,” the release said.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has ordered a sixth Oasis-class cruise ship from French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Set to be delivered in autumn 2023, the newbuild will join the Oasis class alongside Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and a fifth ship which has yet to be named. “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of RCL.
The crew of the "T&T Spirit" was forced into extra duty in the evening of April 16,, 2019, after they engaged in a rescue operation whilst on their way to Scarborough. The captain received a distress call coming from a small pirogue just off Maracas Bay as the vessel was making its way to Tobago. At least four people were later rescued from a boat that had started to drift after their engine failed. Crew members of the "T&T Spirit" were commended for their swift action. The fast ferry docked in the Scarborough Port a few hours later than scheduled.
The ferry service between Sandvikvåg and Halhjem had to be reduced by the operator Torghatten Nord on April 16, 2019, due to a technical error aboard the "Samnøy" which had to be withdrawn for troubleshooting. The departures at 10.10 a.m. and 11.50 a.m. from Halhjem have been and at 11.00 a.m. and 12.40 p.m. were cancelled.
Feb 18 (Reuters) – A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish ship tried to order ships to leave their anchorages on the eastern side of the Rock, but the ships stayed in position, Gibraltar’s authorities said. After being challenged by the British navy, the Spanish warship then sailed slowly along the coast with its weapons uncovered and manned. Spanish authorities did not immediately comment on the issue.
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.
The first 70 tons of damaged rice of Burmese origin of the cargo of 18,000 tons of the "Ocean Princess" which were landed in Côte d'Ivoire at the beginning of March were destroyed and on April 16 disposed of at the Kossihouen Landfill.Industry and Promotion. The rice was unloaded from March 11 to 18 at the port of Abidjan. Also the bags that contained the product were cremated. It will be necessary to destruct 500 to 100 tons per day of rice over a period of one month The bulkcarrier had been expelled from Togo, Guinea, Ghana and Senegal. The cargo had finally been unloaded in Côte d'Ivoire. Four analyzes were done by national and international laboratories before the rice was declared unfit for consumption. During this period, there was reported leakage of rice unsuitable for consumption of warehouses of the Port of Abidjan to shops.
In the engine room of the "Charlois", 4293 ts (EU-No.: 02333461), a fire broke out while the ship was underway on the New Maas on April 16, 2019, at 5.05 p.m. It was quickly berthed at a pier in Krimpen upon Ijssel so that the alerted fire rescue could quickly get access. Also patrols of Rijkswaterstaat and tugs of the Port of Rotterdam attended and secured the site. The fire was successfully put out, no one was injured. The tanker sailed again at 11.20 p.m. and headed to Dordrecht, where it berthed in the early morning of April 17. Dutch reports with photos and video: https://nieuwsopbeeld.nl/2019/04/16/scheepsbrand-industrieweg-krimpen-aan-den-ijssel/ https://www.ad.nl/rotterdam/brand-in-schip-op-nieuwe-maas-bij-krimpen~a09dec72/ https://www.knrm.nl/nieuws/knrm-reddingstation-dordrecht-noord/scheepsbrand-bij-krimpen
Two workers were killed Monday in a fire that started in the engine room of an end-of-life tanker being dismantled at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has confirmed. Local media reports that the incident took place around 10:15 a.m. local time at the Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard on Monday.
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.