The 'Swan', en route from Rotterdam to Algeciras, needed a main engine pipe replacement in position 50 10 03.0 N, 001 57 48.0 W, 25 miles south of St. Albans Head on Oct 18, 2019, at 07.30 a.m. The damage required a pump replacement in the main engine. The vessel transited Casquettes before repairs were started. On Oct 19 the vessel had left British waters and was under way. The French MRCC has been informed. It was unclear whether the problem on board has been fully fixed.
Beached at Chittagong 16.10.19
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced that Smit Lamnalco, a 50% associated company, has been awarded a substantial 10-year contract with additional extension options by Coral FLNG to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) terminal. This marks the first terminal services contract award for the Mozambique offshore LNG developments. The contract value for Smit Lamnalco amounts to approximately USD 200 million and services will commence early 2022. For the delivery of its services Smit Lamnalco will deploy three new 95 ton bollard pull tugs to provide escort, berthing and unberthing services to LNG carriers at the FLNG facility. A new offshore support vessel will be utilized to provide logistical and marine services support. Coral FLNG is a consortium of ENI, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Kogas, Galp Energia and ENH. The FLNG terminal is located approximately 80 kilometers offshore Palma Bay and operates in a water depth of 2,000 meters.
Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) has officially resumed operations and welcomed back its first commercial vessel following Hurricane Dorian. The 57,062-ton crude oil tanker Agathonissos, owned by Greece-based Eletson, returned to the yard to complete repair works that began before the hurricane arrived in the Bahamas earlier this month. The shipyard also said it remains on track for the next planned cruise ship visit, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Ecstasy, scheduled to arrive on October 5.
On Oct 18, 2019, at 2.20 p.m. the French emergency tug 'Abeille Bourbon' sailed from Brest, on the order of the Maritime Prefect of the Atlantic, towards the island of Batz to assist the 'Norderney' which had suffered a propulsion failure 10 miles north of the island enroute from Santander to Varberg. As the crew was unable to repair the damage. the shipowner entered into a private contract with the Abeilles company to take the ship to an anchorage in the Bay of Douarnenez. At 7:50 p.m. the towage started, and the convoy arriver at the anchorage in the afternoon of Oct 19. The 'Norderney' was moored in pos. 48° 9.60' N 004° 26.93' W.
100.000 t fuel oil from Baltic to UK/Continent / Delivery 21.10.2019 / WS 140 / Clearlake
The US Coast Guard is continuing efforts on containing an oil spill on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. First assets were deployed on September 11 after a helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans observed a sheen on the water earlier in the day during a routine overflight. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed to contain the sheen while oil spill response company OMI Environmental Solutions has been contracted to contain and recover the product. The Coast Guard is yet to provide details on the cause or source of the spill. The incident is still under investigation. In addition to US Coast Guard assets, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office has joined the response effort and six oil spill response boats have been on site as of September 13.
The "Halunder Jet" left the island port of Heligoland again on Oct 20 at 4.20 p.m. and headed to Bremerhaven with an ETA as of 8.30 p.m. The damage suffered in the incident is to be repaired at the Bredo Yard. On Oct 22 the ship was expected back in service.
100.000 t dirty from Baltic to UK/Continent / del 25.10.2019 / WS 150 / Trafigura
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Dutch dredging and offshore outfit Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded contracts in the United Kingdom and Romania worth a combined €85m ($94m). Portsmouth City Council has contracted Boskalis to construct new sea defenses in Southsea, near Portsmouth, in a joint venture with VolkerStevin. Boskalis will deploy a large trailing suction hopper dredger to replenish the beach and will construct revetments using rock barges. Project execution is expected to start early 2020 and is estimated to take five years.