The 'Scot Isles', en route from Wicklow to Belfast with a crew of eight and 690 tonnes of timber as cargo on board, suffered an engine cooling problem in position 54 15 17 N, 005 33 10 W, on Oct 15, 2019, at 7 p.m. The vessel stopped to effect repairs and berthed in Belfast on Oct 16 at 4 a.m.
The 'Nautical Champion' (183 gt, built 1989) was disabled near Rivière-au-Renard, Quebec, in position 49 00 46 N 064 22 19 W, on Oct 10, 2019. The vessel was towed to Rivière-au-Renard for repairs.
Carnival Cruise Line is to fully renovate and significantly expand Cruise Terminal F at Florida’s PortMiami to accommodate its Excel-class cruise ships, which will be the largest in its fleet and will be powered by LNG. Following approval from the Miami-Dade County Commission, Carnival has shared its plans to work with Miami-based design firm Berenblum Busch Architects to create a terminal with a simple and open layout. The terminal will be equipped with various technologies, such as facial recognition systems, to make the embarkation process quicker and safer. Terminal F is set to open in October 2022 to coincide with the arrival of Carnival’s second Excel-class ship (yet to be named) and is one of three dedicated to the line’s operations in Miami.
A traditional maritime coin ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, when the keel was laid for MSC Seashore. At the milestone event, MSC Cruises revealed details of the significantly transformed overall design and new features of the ship, the company said in its release. MSC Seashore will be the Company’s longest ship – 339 metres – when she enters service in June 2021, the first of two enriched “Seaside Evo” Class ships with the latest available environmental technology, extended public spaces, more cabins and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any ship in the company’s fleet.
The 'Scholarship' with 33 people on board was disabled due to a transmission oil system problem near Prevost Island, British Columbia, on Oct 9, 2019, at 5 p.m. The vessel subsequently anchored and all the passengers were transported to shore aboard the 'Mistaya 3'. A tug towed the casualty back to Ganges.
The 'Flevoborg' allided with the buoy ISH upon its departure from section 34 of the port of Montreal, Quebec, on Oct 12, 2019. No damage was reported to the vessel. It continued its voyge from Montreal, where it had sailed at 11.20 a.m., to Torre Annunziata with an ETA as of Oct 29.
ECOsubsea, the Norwegian cleantech firm with a unique hull cleaning technology has won contracts to clean in North European ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge thanks to the technology’s ability to remove all hull fouling from the water, the company said in its release. The technologically-advanced system has now been approved for use in the two North European ports following around 500 vessel cleanings in Southampton and Norway and its proven ability to meet strict environmental requirements. While hull cleaning is an important part of vessel efficiency it has become mired in controversy due to the high risk of invasive species being easily transferred across the oceans and becoming an environmental and economic hazard.
Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) will build two cruise liners for the Arctic and Antarctic.
Permanent repairs to the 'New Glory' were expected to be completed by the end of October 2019. Sea trials and performance test were in progress. The bulk carrier remained stationary at shipyard in Tuzla as of Oct 17.
The 'Federal Welland', coming from Antwerp, suffered a slight water ingress in its double bottom no.1 at port side, on Oct 12, 2019. The ship was authorized to proceed towards Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for further investigations, where it berthed on Oct 15 at 6 a.m. and remained stationary on Oct 17.
By the Southern Canal Dock in the inner port of Zeebrugge, a ceremony was held yesterday for the start of the construction of a new 1,071 meter quay wall, an extension of the existing Bastenaken quay. This quay wall is the final missing piece that will connect the Bastenaken quay with the reverse quay at the dock's end, where International Car Operators Zeebrugge is located. When this project is finished, the largest dock in het port of Zeebrugge will be completed.
Rauma Marine Construction says that four new multipurpose corvettes for the Finnish Navy will be constructed at Rauma shipyard. The design phase will resume with immediate effect and construction of the first vessel will start at the shipyard in 2022. The Finnish Government approved the procurement, valued at approximately EUR 700 million. Rauma Marine Constructions Oy and the Finnish Defence Forces will formally sign the agreement for the construction of the multipurpose corvettes on September 26, 2019. CEO Jyrki Heinimaa is pleased that Rauma’s long traditions of building Finnish naval ships will continue.