In the Scheer Port at the Naval Base in Kiel a dinghy of the "Rhön" fell nto the water from the "Rhön". The fire brigade was alerted at 3.30 p.m. by the crew of the tanker. Several crew members had plunged into the water. One man was injured and had to be taken to hospital. The dinghy was recovered and was to be investigated. The tanker which was participating in the manoever Baltops was released on June 16 due to a damage which needed to be repaired.
A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress. The high-sea chase is the latest step in Greenpeace's nine-day effort to stop the 40,000 tonne Paul Loyd JNR rig from reaching the Vorlich oilfield to start its drilling campaign. The vessel left Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, Scotland on Friday after police twice removed activists who had climbed and spent several days on one of the rig's legs. But it was forced to turn away twice from its destination over the past 48 hours as Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise vessel followed it, the activist group said. The Paul Loyd JNR is currently heading west towards Peterhead and away from the Vorlich field, according to Greenpeace and ship tracking websites.
Less than two months after selling its 50% share in the Medcenter Container Terminal of Gioia Tauro to MSC, Contship Italia has decided to exit Cagliari International Container Terminal, a big blow to Italy’s transhipment aspirations. Many jobs are expected to be axed when Contship leaves the Sardinian port.
Reference Trade Notice No: 01/2019 Disruption of Electricity Power Supply from GETCO, This is to inform all the concerned stakeholders that the power outage from GETCO has been restored and all port operations are normalized.
On June 18 at 9 a.m. the Swedish Coast Guard had pumped off more than 32 tons of diesel fuel from the grounded "Bonita" in the Lurö archipelago. The decision to drain the fuel was taken jointly with the Swedish Transport Agency in the evening of June 17 after the vessel's owner could not present a separate recovery plan. The measure was necessary to minimize the risk of oil discharges in connection with the vessel being unloaded. The weather was favourable and the Coastguard had control over the situation. With the oil removal the Coast Guard's mission was terminated and it became the owner's responsibility to refloat the ship. Swedish report with photos: https://www.kustbevakningen.se/hallbar-havsmiljo/nyhetsarkiv/grundstott-fartyg-i-vanern-har-tomts-pa-bransle/
On June 17, 2019, at 10.40 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "Key Light" off Aarhus. The police and fire brigade East Jutland were alerted to the ship which was about one kilometer from the Port of Aarhus, when a chemical fire occurred. The crew of 23 chad in vain tried to extinuish the fire in two barrels with phosphorus hydrogen which developed toxic gas which can be extremely difficult to handle. The special unit Vest was transferred aboard with a pilot boat from Aarhus, and the fire was under control at 2 a.m. the fire probably originated as a result of a chemical reaction. The ship had left the port of Aarhus at 8 p.m. and was moored on the port's anchorage in pos. 56° 8.45' N 010° 16.80' E. Danish report with photos: http://aarhus.lokalavisen.dk/112/2019-06-18/-Stort-skib-i-brand-ud-for-Aarhus-Havn-5202650.html
The Maritime Authority of Suriname has issued the following Notice to Mariners: "From June 7th till August 12th, 2019, the survey vessel HARRIER EXPLORER will conduct a seismic survey at one hundred and fifty nautical miles (150 NM) off the coast of Suriname. The survey vessel will be towing a seismic cable with a length of twelve 1/2 kilometer (12.1 km) will be towed. Vessels must maintain a safe distance of at least eight nautical miles (8 NM) of the HARRIER EXPLORER. During the operation HARRIER EXPLORER will be restricted in maneuverability and will display the relevant characters. The vessel SHANNON will serve as a support vessel during the operations. Ship communication is through the VHF channels 16 and 68. All ships are requested to take notice of the above mentioned."
The world’s largest shipping and logistics company looks set to drop its anchors in Timaru following a visit from the largest ship ever to berth at the port. The town’s port would definitely see more ships like the massive Rio de Janeiro, which berthed here on May 26, if that trial run proves successful, Maersk says. Maersk Oceania area product manager Greg Paradine said it had recently customised its services to accommodate New Zealand ports such as Tauranga, Napier, Lyttelton and Port Chalmers. Timaru could be next on that list after the Rio de Janeiro’s stop over late last month, he said.
In the foremidday of June 16, 2019, the "TR 030", 74 ts (ENI-No.: 32201070)was in collision with the Elbe ferry in Belgern which was just crossing the river with passengers and cars on board. The ferry which is crossing the fairway with a wire was pushed to the side by chance, so that the outcome was less serious than feared. The fire brigade Belgern attended with 45 men. The ferry was brought back to the shore and spilt some hydraulic oil which had to be removed. No one was injured, but the ferry had to be taken out of service. It was thought that the Czechian master of the psh boat made some mistakes such as giving no signal and driving too fast. German reports with video: https://www.lr-online.de/lausitz/elsterwerda/belgern-gueterschiff-kollidiert-mit-faehre_aid-39466429 https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/leipzig/delitzsch-eilenburg-torgau/faehre-belgern-kollision-schiff-100.html
Rolls-Royce has retrofitted new Zero Speed Stabilisers onboard Poseidon Expedition’s Sea Spirit to improve operational performance, while minimising fuel consumption, onboard vibrations and noise. Housed in a customised fin box, the new retractable fin stabilisers were installed during Sea Spirit’s dry dock in Portugal earlier this spring to enable the ship to safely navigate the icy Greenland and Barents seas.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca made her inaugural visit to Poole Harbour in Dorset on 4 June, becoming the largest cruise ship to berth in the UK town to date. Measuring just over 205 metres long and weighing 28,000gt, Boudicca berthed at Poole Harbour’s South Quay as part of her free eight-day cruise marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France.
The Port of Durban has been named Africa’s Leading Cruise Port at the World Travel Awards – and winning in two other categories, Leading City Destination and Leading Meetings and Conference Destination. Operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the Port of Durban came up against some stiff competition at the Africa & Indian Ocean gala awards in Mauritius on Saturday. Among the contenders for the award was Kenya’s Port of Mombasa, Tanzania’s Ports of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar, as well as South Africa’s Ports of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Port of Durban previously held the title from 2010 to 2013 before losing it to Cape Town in 2014 and then to Mombasa from 2015 to 2017.