The "Nagoya Express" allided with Crane Q15 upstream of the Lach Huyen International Wharf, Vietnam, on June 17, 2019, at 6.30 a.m. The crane was in danger of collapsing.
Beached at Aliaga 18.06.19
Bruges has become the latest European city to limit cruise passenger numbers in a bid to control "over-tourism". The popular Belgian city plans to limit the number of ships moored at any one time and will be encouraging lines to visit on weekdays, rather than weekends. Bruges joins Amsterdam, Barcelona, Palma, Venice and Dubrovnik in either imposing taxes specifically on cruise passengers or limiting the number of ships visiting.
The government of Tanzania said the expansion of the Dar es Salaam port by China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) will enable it to handle large vessels ferrying up to 6,000 containers when the project will be completed.
The US Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from the "Minerva Julie" miles south of Port Aransas, Texas, in the morning of June 18, 2019. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were contacted by the ship’s agent requesting the medevac of an injured crewmember. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. A Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched, arrived on scene, and transferred the crewmember to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline in Corpus Christi. The man was reported in stable condition.
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Port Tampa Bay is marking a major milestone and partnership today with CMA CGM as Port customers, local officials, and business leaders gather to celebrate the inaugural call of the CMA CGM DALILA at 4 pm on June 14 at The Ports America Terminal.
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) has announced a major expansion plan at the Port of Rijeka to enable it to be the first terminal in the northern Adriatic able to berth vessels of up to 20,000 teu capacity.
The "Rhön" had to abort its participation in the Baltops manoever after the boat accident on June 17. The ship will return to its home base Wilhelmshaven zafter the loss of a rescue boat and the significant damage to its cranes at starboard side. The investigations into the accident were intense. On the whole four crew members of the tanker were injured, three of them serious. One of them was still in intensive care with life threatening injuries. All four were inside the boat which crashed down from the boat deck. All had to be rescued by the fire brigade with fractures, head injuries a.o. The crashed boat was recovered and part of the investigation now. The affected boat davit was temporarily fixed after the accident which happened ahead of planned repair work to the RAS oil supply system a damage of which had forced the ship to withdraw from the manoever and head to Kiel for repairs. Before the work started, an oil boom was to be laid out around the tanker, pulled by the boat which crashed when being launched. German report with photo: https://www.kn-online.de/Kiel/Der-Marinetanker-Rhoen-muss-Nato-Einsatz-in-Kiel-beenden
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Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has signed an agreement with Red Sea Marine Services Company Limited to manage and operate King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu. The deal takes GSCCO’s portfolio of terminals in Saudi Arabia up to four, a statement said. GSCCO said it will handle all types of cargo at KFIP, including containers, breakbulk cargo, vehicles and bulk cargo. adding that the company will invest in new equipment. The decision to award the operation of the port to GSCCO, which also operates the Northern Container Terminal in Jeddah and Jubail Commercial Port, was taken by Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani).
Top Chinese grain trader COFCO is in talks about buying a shareholding in a grain export terminal in the Russian port of Novorossiysk as part of its expansion in Europe, sources said. COFCO is understood to be in talks about buying a shareholding of about 25% in the KSK deep water grain terminal in Novorossiysk