The tank barge "Maxima" and the "Poseidon", 1060 ts (EU-No.: 02307658) bumped into each other on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal near Bath in the evening of April 23, 2019. Both were on their way to Antwerp when they were in collision at 10.10 p.m. Both ships were stationary in the canal for some time and then returned to the Kreekrak locks where the "RWS 84" of Rijkswaterstaat attended for investigations. In the morning of April 24 the "Maxima" sailed to its destination Antwerp. The "Poseidon" was still berthed at the Kreekrak locks. Nothing was known about the damage of both ships, but no one was injured. Dutch reports with photos: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/112495/Aanvaring-op-Schelde-Rijnkanaal-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip https://www.pzc.nl/zeeuws-nieuws/aanvaring-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip-op-schelde-rijnkanaal-bij-rilland~a6546b91/
On April 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. the "Greenwich Bridge" suffered an engine failure off Nanxun island during the transit from Chiwan to Hong Kong and went adrift north of Lamma Island. The ship was taken in tow by tugs and taken to the West anchorage for inspections. The Marine Department started an investigation. Also the police was on scene. The ship left Hong Kong again at 8 p.m. and headed to Singapore, ETA April 24, 10 a.m. Chinese reports with photos: https://www.singtao.ca/3390646/2019-04-20/news-%E7%96%91%E5%BC%95%E6%93%8E%E6%95%85%E9%9A%9C+%E8%B2%A8%E6%AB%83%E8%BC%AA%E5%8D%97%E4%B8%AB%E5%B3%B6%E5%B0%8D%E9%96%8B%E6%B5%B7%E9%9D%A2%E6%93%B1%E6%B7%BA/?variant=zh-hk https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20190421/bkn-20190421104335604-0421_00822_001.html https://www.bastillepost.com/hongkong/article/4278161-%E8%B2%A8%E6%AB%83%E8%BC%AA%E7%96%91%E5%BC%95%E6%93%8E%E6%95%85%E9%9A%9C-%E6%93%B1%E6%B7%BA%E5%8D%97%E4%B8%AB%E5%B3%B6%E5%B0%8D%E9%96%8B%E6%B5%B7%E9%9D%A2?current_cat=3
The Port of Antwerp aims to open a hydrogen bunkering station later this year, its CEO Jacques Vandermeiren revealed earlier this week at Petrospot’s Marine Energy Transition Forum. The news comes as Antwerp, Europe’s largest petrochemical complex, brings online a swathe of alternate fuels for shipping, including LNG and methanol. While social media posts suggested the hydrogen bunkering could happen within the next couple of months, a spokesperson for the port told Splash that Antwerp was still working on the logistics of the venture, a world first, and no timeline could be confirmed yet.
Contship Italia S.p.A. has entered into negotiations with MSC for the sale of its 50% shares in CSM Italia Gate S.p.A, the company that controls MCT – Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A. MCT is the concessionaire of the container terminal activities in the port of Gioia Tauro where MSC is already a partner and the main customer. In order to speed up the deal, Contship Italia has appointed the law firm that will assist the process as well as an independent financial advisor, who has been given the task of expressing the correct value of the terminal activity and assets. During the negotiations, Medcenter Container Terminal will continue to be fully operational.
The "Maxima" and the barge "Poseidon", 1060 ts (EU-No.: 02307658) bumped into each other on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal near Bath in the evening of April 23, 2019. Both were on their way to Antwerp when they were in collision at 10.10 p.m. Both ships were stationary in the canal for some time and then returned to the Kreekrak locks where the "RWS 84" of Rijkswaterstaat attended for investigations. In the morning of April 24 the "Maxima" sailed to its destination Antwerp. The "Poseidon" was still berthed at the Kreekrak locks. Nothing was known about the damage of both ships, but no one was injured. Dutch reports with photos: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/112495/Aanvaring-op-Schelde-Rijnkanaal-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip https://www.pzc.nl/zeeuws-nieuws/aanvaring-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip-op-schelde-rijnkanaal-bij-rilland~a6546b91/
The "Jaguar" suffered a mechanical damage in the Strait of Kafireas on April 23, 2019, being enroute from Istanbul to Piraeus. The vessel's engineers repaired the damage and it continued its passage towards its destination without requesting assistance from the Greek Coastguard. The ship berthed at the Piraeus Container Terminal SA on April 23 at 10.30 p.m.
Morotai, a container ship owned by CMA CGM Group Agencies (Australia) Pty Ltd., docked at the SP-ITC International Container Terminal in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, on March 15, following the route from the city to Australia and vice versa. Weighing 40,000 tonnes and measuring 222 metres long, Morotai is the vessel with the largest deadweight tonnage having anchored at the SP-ITC port thus far.
Meyer Turku has floated Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, out of her building dock at its yard in Turku, Finland. Following a traditional ceremony to mark the construction milestone, the 180,000gt ship was moved to Meyer Turku’s outfitting pier where she will remain until her delivery in October 2019. Once complete, the ship will offer a three-level area in the middle of the ship that will host entertainment, Italy-inspired piazzas, 11 restaurants, 19 bars, a water park with slides, a multi-sport field, four swimming pools, theatre, disco, casino, jazz club piano bar, a games room and a spa, which has a beauty salon, hammam, thalasso therapy pool and 16 treatment rooms. The vessel will also have her own onboard museum called CoDe - Costa Design Museum, which will be curated by Matteo Vercelloni and showcase the “excellence of Italian design” by featuring many of the people who have contributed to the ship's construction.
On April 19, 2019, at 05.35 a.m. a boat with around eight to 10 persons on board approached the "NYK Lyra" and attempted to board via the rigged pilot ladder in position 03:47.6 N 077:14.3 W in the Buenaventura Channel, Colombia. The duty lookout noticed the boat and raised the alarm. The crew mustered near the pilot ladder resulting in the boat aborting the attempt and moving away. The pilot notified the Coastguard, and a patrol boat was dispatched to investigate. The "NYK Lyra" berthed in Balboa on April 20 at 7.50 p.m.
The "Apecus" was attacked by six pirates at the outer anchorage of Bonny on April 19, 2019, at 1.30 p.m. Six crew members were kidnapped. The tanker was moved to the inner anchorage. The tanker had traded between Tema, Lome and Lagos recently and had arrived at the anchorage coming from Lagos.
DP World said it is likely to start using the fourth terminal at its flagship Jebel Ali port in the second half of 2019, after utilisation of the terminal was delayed due to a softening market. The ports operator said the terminal is essentially ready for operations and has more cost efficiencies than Terminal 1.
No fewer than sixteen Liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels are expected to berth in Onne Port Complex this week in Rivers State Ten of the vessels would discharge imported cargo – containers, general cargo, drilling fluid and inballast, while six vessels would export 364,000 tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Butane to other countries of the world. The development was contained in a shipping position issued by the port. The 360000 tons of LNG/Butane would be shipped by these following vessels – LNG Methane Allison Victoria (65000 ton), LNG Maran Gas Hector (70000 ton), LNG Bonny II (77000 ton), LPG Innovator (10000 ton of Butane), LNG Bayelsa (65000 ton) and LNG Lagos II (77000 ton).