The "Algoma Buffalo" suffered a main engine failure when approaching Lock No. 8 of the Welland Canal, Ontario, in position 42 53 35.2 N, 79 14 50.5 W, on Dec 11, 2018, at 7.05 a.m. The vessel was secured alongside and the crew carried out repairs. There were no injuries, no pollution, or damage to the dock.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 11.12.18
Мост на рукаве НевыNavigation season with raising of bridges on the arms of the Neva river will close on November 14/15 night. According to the press center of SP SBI Mostotrest, navigation on the Neva and Malaya Neva rivers will last till November 30. After the navigation season is over raising of bridges is possible for certain bridges. The beginning and the end of the bridge raising season is regulated by Saint-Petersburg Government’s Order dated 29.11.2006 (No1480).
Lung Teh (LT) Shipbuilding Company formally received construction permits for the site at Suao Port, according to Taiwanese government sources.The company will start construction in December and should finish all new facilities on its Suao Port campus in March 2020.
The "A2B Comfort", having arrived from Moerdijk with a crew of 11 on board, suffered a broken engine cooling hose six nautical miles east of Spurn Point, in position 53 37.788 N, 000 11.620 W, enroute to the Immingham Docks in Grimsby on Dec 11, 2018. The hose was replaced and tugs were on standby if required. At 11.10 p.m. the shp was safely berthed in port.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 12.12.18
Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu), has on 2 November commissioned its large floating C dock. After the final tests had been carried out in the morning, the C Dock was submerged onto the equalized seabed. DSCu Nautical department, with the help of local KTK pilots and tugs subsequently docked the first commercial ship, a 63,400 tonnes deadweight bulkcarrier, thus putting the C dock into service.
Vard has cut the first pieces of steel for Ponant’s electric hybrid polar expedition cruise ship at its yard in Tulcea, Romania. Named in honour of French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Le Commandant Charcot was jointly designed by Stirling Design International and icebreaker specialists Aker Arctic. The 135-room vessel is expected to be delivered in 2021. Le Commandant Charcot will meet Cleanship environmental standards and will have dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä that will primarily run on LNG, as well as electric batteries that will enable her to operate without engines for two to three hours. ABB’s Azipod units will provide propulsion, while systems for energy optimisation, energy recovery and advanced wastewater treatment will help to reduce her environmental impact.
On Dec 12, 2018, at 1.40 a.m. the "Rio" contacted the Novorossiysk Port Authroties via VHF and requested tugs to avoid an imminent grounding after going adrift from anchorage No. 416. The unloaded ship had on board 150 tons of diesel fuel. Due to the storm assistance tugs were unable to reach the ship. It ran aground at 1.50 a.m. in SW winds of 19–25 m/s and wave heights of 4,5 meters at the southern coast of the Novorossiysk Bay. The ship had sailed from Iskenderun in ballast on Dec 2. The crew of 21 was safe and remained on board, and meanwhile the port tug "Toropliviy" went on standby at the ship which was hard aground in pos. 44° 37.22' N 037° 54.84' E, being pounded by the surf. Short time before, in the same storm, the yacht "Vega" capsized in the Gelendzhik Bay. On board were five people. The boat overturned at 1.30 a.m. about 15 meters from the shore. Three people were washed away from the deck with a wave, but only two reached the beach, two more friends had moved ashore in advance. Rescuers have so far failed to find the fifth sailor. Russian reports, photos and video: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945290 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945372 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945331 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945327 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945307 https://www.msk.kp.ru/daily/26920.4/3966229/ https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3094009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP4bq3E1gN8
Beached at Aliaga 12.12.18
Following the strategic agreement signed between COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co.,ltd(CHI) and GTT last year, as a part of the plan, CHI and GTT have signed the Technical Service Agreement(TSA) on November 8 in Shanghai during the first CIIE. TSA is well recognized by world’s LNG shipping companies, is considered as the “ticket” of a shipyard stepping into LNG carriers’ repair & conversion field, which proves and qualifies the shipyard’s capability of undertaking the repairs and conversion of a membrane type LNG carrier. In this July, GTT had worked together with CHI Guangdong shipyard on a Mark III type LNG carrier “LNG Lucia Ambition”, the project was the first LNG carriers that a Chinese shipyard has ever done with intensive membrane type cargo tank repairs, and was completed very successfully meeting the satisfaction of all parties.
MSC Cruises on Nov. 7 revealed it has entered the final phase of construction on Ocean Cay, its private island in the Bahamas, located 23 miles south of Bimini. After delays, the Caribbean marine reserve is now scheduled to open in November 2019. The former site of an industrial sand extraction plant, Ocean Cay will feature eight beaches, a shallow-water lagoon, excursions to neighboring cays, a wedding chapel, and a number of bars and restaurants that will serve authentic Bahamian flavors. MSC has voiced its commitment to strengthening the Bahamian community by sourcing local materials and using local vendors when possible, and employing up to 140 Bahamians for permanent positions on Ocean Cay.