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On Aug 3 at 08.30 a.m. the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), while on patrol in the Malacca Strait, off Tanjung Piai, Johor, sighted and detained a wooden boat without a registration number, along with three crew members who were suspected of an earlier sea theft in the area. Upon inspecting the boat, MMEA personnel found more than two tons of scrap metal, which was believed to have been stolen from a barge towed by the "Tekun 16217" (163 gt, built 2008) earlier. The MMEA detained the wooden boat and the three suspects for further investigation.
The Port of Salalah, Oman’s major regional gateway port and transshipment hub on the Arabian Sea, set another record in productivity with a delivering 412.97 Port Moves per Hour (PMPH) on vessel Cap San Tainaro handling 3,820 moves in a port stay of 9.25 hours. This is the highest productivity delivered by any port in the region till date.
The Croatian government said it would help a troubled shipyard owned by Uljanik, the country’s largest shipbuilder, resume production. The government, which owns a 25% stake in Uljanik, said in March that it would not back a proposed restructuring plan for the group due to the financial burden it would place on the state. However, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday that the government was willing to support 3.Maj, which is located in the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka and is one of the group’s two shipyards, because it did not have as big a debt burden. “Unlike Uljanik, the 3.Maj is not an overly indebted company and there is an interest in the construction of new ships,” Plenkovic told a televised press conference after a government meeting. He said the government expected 3.Maj to draft a plan for its future operations.
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The "Permata 1" (128 gt, built 2003), en route from Sarawak to Port Klang, being underway in the Malacca Strait 4,3 miles south of Tanjung Piai, Johor, was boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators from a small boat on Aug 12, 2019, at 8.50 p.m. The tug was towing a barge. The perpetrators stole some scrap metal and ropes from the barge before escaping. The master of the "Permata 1" raised alarm and reported the incident to the Singapore authorities via VHF.
This is the 22nd marine port in Yilport Holding’s portfolio, and its first terminal in Italy. The company, ranked 12th among international container terminal operators by Drewry, targets to be ranked among the top 10 by 2025. Chairman Robert Yuksel Yildirim made the following remarks at the signing ceremony: “We have a strong presence in the Mediterranean. We are in Malta and operate seven ports between Spain and Portugal. Being able to enter Italy and work here in Taranto is like filling in the missing piece of a puzzle that we are building globally. The infrastructure was there but there was no one to take care of it. Our intention is to create another success story in Taranto. From today until the end of this year, we will be fixing cranes to ramp up business, visiting potential customers, and promote the container terminal. The project also aims to cooperate with local operators to improve cargo and ro-ro traffic.”
Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Barcelona are a few of the European ports that the President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pino Musolino, has sent a letter to in recent days, inviting his colleagues to meet in Venice to discuss the economic and environmental impact of the cruise industry and to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism. The ports mentioned above have already accepted and other replies are expected in the coming days. A date will soon be set for a seminar on the issues, to be held in the Venice area.
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The "Jin Xiang 6"caught fire 400 miles west of Tuvalu and was taking on water. The crew iwas abandoning ship on Aug 16, 2019. A New Zealand Defence Force Orion P-3K2 on a fisheries patrol located the vessel and dropped off communications equipment, fresh water and lights. The 14 crew members went into life rafts. The Orion has communicated to the vessel’s sister ship "Jin Xiang 7" for a pick-up. The aircraft then returned to Nauru, having reached its maximum flying endurance. An RNZAF Hercules C-130 aircraft was placed on standby to support. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand was notified about the fire and was gathering information to see what assistance can be provided to Fiji, where the response will be coordinated. Report with photos: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/rnzaf-plane-drops-water-communication-equipment-fire-damaged-chinese-fishing-vessel
PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) has completed the acquisition of Halterm Container Terminal (“Halterm”) in the Port of Halifax, Canada, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners,a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, following formal approval by the relevant regulatory authorities. Halterm is the only container terminal in Eastern Canada that can serve mega container vessels.
There is currently limited supply of marine gasoil at the Turkish port of Istanbul, sources said Friday, August 2, owing to limited cargo deliveries in the region.