arrived Alang Anchorage 30.06.20
After the rescue of 118 migrants fleeing from Libya on two wooden boats, the SOS Mediterranean ship 'Ocean Viking' was lingering between the coasts of Malta and Italy, waiting to be able to dock in a port. In the evening of June 30, Italy accepted the request for the medical evacuation of a migrant who had been placed in isolation on June 25 for fever, in the context of the health crisis of the coronavirus. Her condition worsened during the day, and a transhipment to an Italian coast guard vessel was expected around 11 p.m. Three requests to get a permission to dock in a port did not receive a response, not even an acknowledgment of receipt. On the fourth day of waiting, the migrants started to be anxious. The first rescue operation took place in international waters, close to Italy and Malta, while the second was carried out in the Maltese search and rescue area. The NGO called on the Italian and Maltese authorities to mobilize immediately and in solidarity.
A work accident with deadly outcome occurred at the container terminal in Copenhagen's North Port on Oct 4, 2019. A worker who was seriously injured when two straddle carriers collided at the terminal died of his injuries on Oct 6, 2019. The details of the accident were not disclosed. Authorities were investigating the accident. Since the accident, employees have been offered various types of emergency assistance.
With the successful start an important milestone has been reached in the execution of the contract to operate the tugboat fleet for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port on Australia´s west coast. The fleet consists of eight new ART 85-32W and one RT80-32 Rotortugs®. Six of them are Fortescue owned, three are owned by KOTUG, which are chartered directly to Fortescue. KOTUG manages the entire contract.
In the morning of June 29, 2020, the 'Bel Ombre II' hauled up a German bomb weighing around 500 kg off Concarneau around 8:30 a.m., while fishing in the southern Glénan. The two fishermen immediately contacted the CROSS Étel to find out what to do. The ship then set sail for the Soldiers sector, off Trégunc, where it was joined by five deminers from Brest, as well as the SNSM boat from Trévignon, the 'Ar Beg'. Then the crew had to cut the trawl and take out the bomb. The bomb was then blown up 500 meters away. By the beginning of the afternoon, the operation was finished, allowing the 'Bel Ombre II' to set sail agani. The crerw had to repair the damaged trawl and to be able to set out again on fishing on June 30. French report with photo: https://www.letelegramme.fr/bretagne/une-bombe-de-500-kg-dans-le-chalut-du-bel-ombre-ii-29-06-2020-12574327.php
While the 'Maria Topic' was moored in position 12 01 40S, 077 10 48W, at the Callao anchorage, the duty Able Seaman noticed three robbers attempting to board the vessel via the anchor chain on June 27, 2020, at 12.10 a.m. He immediately informed the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised, and the crew members mustered. Seeing the alerted crew members, the robbers aborted the boarding, fled the vessel and escaped. The Callao Port Control and the Coast Guard were notified.
Hapag-Lloyd continues to develop its position in Africa and launches the new MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service – which will offer direct connections and fast transit times between South and West Africa, the Persian Gulf, India, Colombo (Sri Lanka) and La Réunion. Hapag-Lloyd has entered the African market about twelve years ago and has since then seen steady and significant growth in transported volumes to and from Africa."With the new MIAX service our customers will now benefit from an even wider range of fast and flexible direct connections," says Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd's Region Middle East.The MIAX service will be connected to the Global Mainline Network via the key ports of Jebel Ali (Dubai) and Colombo. Hapag-Lloyd will jointly operate the MIAX service with it's THE Alliance partner Ocean Network Express. A total of nine ships with a capacity of 2,800 TEU each, including five provided by Hapag-Lloyd, will be deployed for the new service.
Gas infrastructure along Russia’s Northern Sea Route is set to get a Japanese upgrade with news Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed a cooperation agreement with Novatek to develop LNG transhipment projects in Kamchatka and Murmansk. The projects will construct floating storage units (FSUs) to tranship LNG cargoes from ice-breaking LNG ships to conventional LNG ships. The FSUs will be located in Kamchatka and in Murmansk and will be used for the transhipment of LNG cargoes produced by Novatek’s Yamal LNG Project and Arctic LNG 2 Project, two of the largest gas developments in the world.
The crew of the 'Hoegh Trove' which docked in Port Réunion in the morning of June 30, 2020, was screened for the Covid-19. A dock worker who had boarded in the last port of call which was Durban and then descended, has since been tested positive. The ship was blocked at the port. It was transporting new vehicles. As no crew member showed symptoms of coronavirus, the ARS had authorized the arrival of the vessel. Once it had docked, the authorities were informed about the case in Durban. A decision was therefore made to test all of the sailors and suspend handling, pending the results of the tests. These were not yet known.
The Ministry of Health has decided not to discharge cruise ship workers from the 'Enchantment of the Seas'. Instead, they will be moved to a state-quarantine facility to be monitored for another short incubation period beginning on June 30. This decision was taken after nine Covid-19 cases were recorded on the ship. A release by the ministry said this move was made “out of an abundance of caution,” and “this step is being taken to ensure the continued safety of these nationals, their families and the population at large.” In the first swab, on June 14, six people tested positive. Days later, another four people were taken off the ship for non-Covid19 medical issues. The group was swabbed on June 25 and was expected to be released on June 27, once a second negative was recorded. But on June 26, an additional case was reported and in less than 24 hours, two more cases were confirmed. They were transported to the Caura Hospital. The ministry said after a meeting with the Ministry of National Security, management of the Enchantment of the Seas, and the Port Authority, it was decided to move the group off the ship and on land, to a state quarantine facility. “This is to facilitate the continued monitoring of these nationals. The nationals will be held in quarantine, for a short period, where another round of PCR tests will be conducted during this week. “Upon receipt and review of these results, a determination will be made as to when they can be safely reunited with their families."
The Port of Los Angeles has announced a development opportunity for an Outer Harbor Cruise Terminal at Berths 46 and 50, with plans to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) later this fall. The proposal is intended for cruise lines, terminal operators, and real estate developers interested in creating a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in a prime location for expansion of west coast cruise travel at America’s busiest port. Located on the south end of an extensive LA Waterfront development, the proposed 13-acre site offers unique panoramic views of the coastline and Catalina Island. The area is currently used as a concert venue, special event site, and temporary berth location for cruise ships.
The Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) sees its order intake for ro-pax ferries further increase following a long-awaited double order from P&O Ferries for a next-generation of Dover-Calais shuttle ferries.