On Jan 27, 2020, a man was injured in a work accident on board the 'Pioneering Spirit' when he fell while the ship was in the Skagerrak. An air ambulance took hm on board and transported him to the University Hospital Ullevål in Oslo.
The 'Matanuska' suffered a mechanical issue, and its sailings on Jan 26 and Jan 27 were cancelled as a consequence. The vessel remained at Juneau's Auke Bay terminal while repairs were carried out. Passengers had the option to remain housed on board the vessel. The ferry management was working as quickly as possible to effect repairs.
The new emblematic terminal of the Naviera Armas-Trasmediterránea Group, situated on the Nelson Mandela Pier, Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is up and running. The new terminal will serve both passenger and freight traffic. It is the first privately-financed passenger terminal in a Spanish state-owned port.
Global trade enabler DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Namibia’s Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone today to develop a free economic zone for industry and logistics in Walvis Bay to support the growth of Namibia as a regional hub for Southern Africa. Development of the first 50 hectares phase of the zone has the potential to create 3,000 jobs and help attract investment to Namibia of N$ 3.5 billion (approx. US$237 million). Expansion to 1,500 hectares is expected to increase the potential investment to N$25 billion (around US$1.7 billion) with 20,000 job opportunities.
The 'UACC Riyadh', coming from Rabigh, ran aground during the transit of the Suez Canal on Jan 26, 2020, around 4 p.m. The tanker was refloated and it resumed its journey short time later. The vessel exited the canal at 7 p.m.
The 'Marry S.' suffered a blackout and engine failure about seven miles northwest of Pendeen, Land's End, on Jan 20, 2020, at 05.25 a.m. An investigation revealed that a leaking oil pipe had caused the problem. The crew carried out repair works, and the vessel resumed its voyage from Ijmuiden to Drogheda the same day with an ETA as of Jan 27, 7 p.m.
Costa Cruises’ second Chinese market-designed cruise ship, COSTA FIRENZE, was floated out at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. COSTA FIRENZE follows the February delivered COSTA VENEZIA.
On the occasion of 100th anniversary of the Spitsbergen treaty Norwegian TV will show a 9 days lasting program filmed on board of MS SPITSBERGEN in August 2019 during a cruise around Spitsbergen archipelago. The TV show will be broadcasted from January 31 to February 9, 2020 on NRK2. Full article: https://www.cruisedeck.de/die-ultimative-tv-sendung-9-tage-durchgehend-von-einer-kreuzfahrt/
CMV Cruise & Maritime Voyages is going to acquire PACIFIC ARIA and PACIFIC DAWN from P&O Australia. New names of the ships will be IDA PFEIFFER and AMY JOHNSON. Full article and images : https://www.cruisedeck.de/die-neuen-schiffsnamen-bei-cmv/
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Damen Shipyards Group is to build a further four Island Class double-ender ferries for BC Ferries. All four vessels will be built at Damen’s yard in Romania and will enter service in 2022. Damen is already building two Island Class vessels for BC Ferries, both of which have completed sea trials and are due in Victoria, BC in early 2020.