The "Rila" was disabled on Dec 7, 2018, and started drifting off the Brazil coast south of Recife, while en route from San Lorenzo to Pula, ETA Dec 27. On Dec 10 the bulk carrier was taken in tow by the Brazilian tug "Regulus" (IMO: 9541734) towards the Salvador de Bahia anchorage where the "Rila" was moored in the morning of Dec 12 with further assistance of the tug "Cetus" (IMO: 9341847) in vicinity 13° 7.16' S 038° 32.89 W.
The "Marine Oracle" was arrested in Singapore on Dec 6, 2018, at 9.30 p.m. The arresting solicitor was Haridass Ho & Partners. The vessel was moored in pos. 01° 17.89' N 103° 59.89' E at the Eastern Bunkering Anchorage. On Dec 10 the ship has been released.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein and the Governor of the Brazilian state of Ceará, Camilo Santana, have signed an investment agreement on the participation of the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s in the development of the port of Pecém. The Port of Rotterdam Authority will invest $85.5m in Pecém’s port-industrial complex, constituting a 30% share in this enterprise. In addition, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will gain a joint say in strategic and investment decisions as well as representation in the Brazilian port’s Executive Board, Supervisory Board and management. The partners expect to conclude the definite participation agreement before the end of 2018.
APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica has been granted permission by the National Council of Concessions (CNC) to start commercial operations at its first deep-sea berth. This is a key step for the terminal, which is on schedule to be fully operational in February 2019. The permit, which is subject to meeting all safety and service requirements, will enable the transfer of all commercial container ships currently serviced at Puerto Limón and Puerto Moín to the MCT. This will take place once APM Terminals delivers the dock´s first phase, which includes two berths and 40 hectares of the artificial island due in February 2019.
In the evening of Dec 11, 2018, the "Dirkje - TH 102 caught fire nine miles off Goeree. The fire started in the engine room. Several ships came to assist. The four crew members have been safely brought ashore. One of them has been examined by ambulance personnel in Stellendam for the suspicion of smoke poisoning but did not have to be taken to the hospital. The "Dirkje" was taken in tow by the KNRM lifeboat from Hoek van Holland and pulled to the port of Stellendam. Also units of the KNRM Ouddorp and Stellendam were on scene. The fire brigade of Goeree quickly put out the fire. Dutch report and photos: https://flakkeenieuws.nl/nieuws/brand-op-kotter-voor-de-kust-van-stellendam/8606 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuKoXkYXgAA8PTH.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuKoXkUWwAA8DFU.jpg
The "Alexandra L." suffered an engine failure, while it was sailing off Chios Island, on Dec 9, 2018. The vessel was towed into Chios port by a boat of the port authorities.
Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) in southern Europe will be ready to handle 20,000 teu ultra-large containerships (ULCs) by 2022, stepping up from its present capacity of accommodating 16,600-teu boxships. LSCT, operated by asset-based intermodal firm Contship Italia Group, is considered by the group to be the southern gateway port called at by major lines and alliances, with four Asia-Mediterranean services every week, backed by robust trade between Asia and Italy as both import and export volumes remain strong. “LSCT was able to handle 14,000-teu containership back in 2011 before it was expanded to handle 16,600-teu containership today,” said Daniele Testi, marketing and corporate communication director of Contship Italia.
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Enroute from Aalborg to France the "Västanvik" suffered trouble during the transit of the Kiel Canal on Dec 7, 2018. She had left the locks in Kiel around midnight. Short time later she veered off course and touched both the north and south embankment of the Kiel Canal just east of the ferry station Sehestedt. The ship was then moored at the pilings. The tugs "Flemhude" and "Kiel" pulled it to the communal port Rendsburg where she berthed on Dec 8 at 7.20 a.m. She left the port again on Dec 12 at 6.30 p.m. and entered North Sea waters at 11.30 p.m., bound to France, ETA Dec 17.
The Color Line has been financed the refurbishment and renovation of the "Color Magic". A number of major banks are prepared to lend Color Line the 141 million USD, which the conversion will cost. The transaction was largely oversubscribed by all the participating bank. The Norwegian shipping company has entered into a new five-year financing agreement concerning the "Color Magic". The loan facility amounts 1.2 billion NOK. The loans will replace similar loans on the same terms as the current ones. The first 500 million NOK can be deducted from September next year. The involved lenders are Nordea, Danske Bank, ABN Amro, SEB, Sparebanken Møre and DNB.
Abu Dhabi Marine Services “Safeen”, the marine services subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, announced the purchase of two new state-of-the-art tugboats from Damen Shipyards Group aimed at supporting the AED 10 billion] expansion of Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water port. The purchase of the DAMEN ASD 2411 tugboats was announced at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018. The contract was signed by Captain Adil Ahmed Banihammad, Acting Chief Marine Services Officer at Safeen, and Pascal Slingerland, Regional Sales Director for Damen Shipyards Group. Delivery of both vessels is due within three months.
The Bering Wind, a powerful Dolphin Class tugboat, is being transferred from the Foss fleet in Long Beach, California to Cook Inlet Tug & Barge in Anchorage. The tug, formerly known as the Campbell Foss, is scheduled to begin service in Anchorage this month. The vessel was renamed in October of this year and is scheduled to enter service in Alaska in approximately November 15, 2018.