The 'Sormovskiy 3052', en route from Taganrog to Tekirdag, suffered a technical failure while transiting the Istanbul Strait westbound on Jan 12, 2022. The ship moored at Büyükdere anchorage around 3 p.m., where repairs were commenced by the crew. The ship berthed in Marmara Ereglisi on Jan 13 at 12.30 p.m.
When the cargo m/v 'Horizon 9' (IMO: 9339935) was departing from ther port of Kinuura on Jan 12, 2022, at around 3 p.m., it was caught by strong winds and pushed against the 'Asian Flower', which was berthed at the opposite wharf. The 'Horizon 9' returned to its berth for investigations by the Japanese Coast Guard. The 'Asian Flower' suffered damages in the allision which needed to be repaired before being able to sail again. As of Jan 14, both ships remained stationary in Kinuura.
Surging demand for imported diesel and the limited number of Medium Range (MR) vessels available between the US and Brazil has spurred demand for Long Range (LR) tankers over the last two months, as buyers working with narrow margins gravitate towards optimal price conditions. Brazilian clean fuels buyers typically contract MRs — vessels with around 37,000-38,000t capacity — rather than LRs, which have around 60,000t capacity. This is due to smaller cargo needs and port limitations, particularly in Brazil's northeast, where there is less infrastructure to receive full LR vessels. This regularly prompts importers to offload part of LR cargoes in ports capable to accommodate tankers with a large draught, such as Itaqui and Santos, before berthing in other destinations. Since the week ending 21 August the difference on the Worldscale benchmark between LR and MR vessels has been around 45 points, according to a Brazilian clean fuels trader. "When the [Worldscale] difference between MR and LR vessels is greater than 19, the LR is more worthwhile, even if it requires an additional discharge port" he told Argus. So far this month, at least two LR vessels — the Stena Primorsk and the Starling — have arrived in Brazil carrying around 152mn l (956,000 bl) of foreign diesel destined for the southeast, according to data from Vortexa. In July, around 119mn l of diesel was imported to the northeast and southeast on the LR BW Lena and the Stena Performance. LR imports in July and August so far totaled 271mn l, compared with a total of 465mn l during the first half of 2020. MRs availability may return soon The increase in LR vessels between July and August could slow by the end of August, when availability of sought-after MR tankers off the US Gulf coast is expected to increase. Tropical storm Marco and Hurricane Laura, which kept the US on alert all of last week, caused ship cancellations and could ease the current shortage of Brazil-bound MR tankers, a shipbroker told Argus. Most port operations had normalized in the US Gulf coast by the afternoon of 27 August. This should increase the supply of MR vessels to Brazil, according to the broker. A drop in MR freight rates last week is already supporting demand for the tanker category. After reaching Worldscale (WS) 165 on 19 August, the highest level for the month, Argus assessed the US Gulf coast-east coast South America clean medium range tanker rate at WS130 on 27 August. Clean freight from the US Gulf coast to Brazil's south and southeastern ports dropped 21pc in outright price to $21.91/t over the same period. The downward trend is expected to extend at least through the first ten days of September, when the number of MR vessels available in the US Gulf region is expected to increase significantly. The surge in LR arrivals echoes a similar trend from August last year, when affordable rates and tight margins among importers spurred demand for larger vessels. By Gabrielle Moreira
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The 'Maunalei', en route from Tacoma, was disabled due to a fuel injector problem in position 49 14 45 N, 126 47 45 W, about 19,92 nautical miles southwest of Estevan Point, British Columbia, on Dec 30, 2021, at 10.50 p.m. The crew carried out repairs, and the vessel continued on its voyage the same day, arriving in Anchorage on Jan 3, 2022.
When the 'Horizon 9' was departing from ther port of Kinuura on Jan 12, 2022, at around 3 p.m., it was caught by strong winds and pushed against the cargo m/v 'Asian Flower' (IMO: 9839375), which was berthed at the opposite wharf. The 'Horizon 9' returned to its berth for investigations by the Japanese Coast Guard. The 'Asian Flower' suffered damages in the allision which needed to be repaired before being able to sail again. As of Jan 14, both ships remained stationary in Kinuura.
On Jan 13, 2022, at 10.55 a.m.the New Bedford Fire Department received calls reporting a fire aboard the American fishing vessel 'Prowess' (MMSI:368111780), at the southeast end of Leonard’s Wharf. Smoke was emerging from theship which was moored to two other fishing vessels. Crews advanced one handline and extinguished the fire. They performed ventilation and checked for fire extension with the assistance of battery-powered rotary and reciprocating saws. Marine 38 responded and was used to push the three vessels together due to the wind separating them making climbing between them hazardous. The cause of the fire was investigated by the New Bedford Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit and determined to be accidental. Crews were assisted by NBPD and NBEMS. No injuries were reported.
The 'Xiang Yuan' was caught by strong winds short time after having sailed from the port of Oita during a turning manoever on Jan 12, 2022, at 3.15 p.m. The ship thereupon allided with the wharf. No damage to the hull has been reported, and the vessel resumed its voyage to Hasoshima at 5.35 p.m. with an ETA as of Jan 13.
An investigation was launched into the allision of the Panama flagged cargo m/v cargo m/v 'Else', 2449 gt ( IMO: 9006320 ), enroute from Klaipeda to Les Sables with a cargo of ammonnium nitrate, with the northern lock of the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau upon entering the lock on Aug 29 at 5 a.m. at the pier of the Lindenau Yard in Kiel-Friedrcrichsort. Usually ships stop about 800 meters off the locks on the Kiel Fjord to take a pilot on board, and may only proceed once he has embarked. The 'Else' had ordered a pilot but continued its voyage without reducing speed and crashed into the closed gate with about six knots. The gate was severely damaged, and inspections by divers were to start on Aug 31 to find out if the submerged tanks of it were damaged too. The lock was closed for shipping for the time being, leaving only one of four locks in Holtenau in operating condition. One gate is still under repair after having been hit by the container m/v 'Akacia' 2,5 years ago, another gate is under repair too. It was investigated if this could be used once the now damaged gate has been removed.