After a 24-year career with P&O Cruises, ORIANA sailed as PIANO LAND from Southampton on 16 August bound for a new career carrying Chinese passengers, after a short makeover in Piraeus.
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 21.08.19
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Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku has cut the first piece of steel for Costa Cruises’ second LNG-powered ship, which will be named Costa Toscana and be delivered in October 2021. Using its new plasma cutter line, Meyer Turku marked the start of the ship production project during a traditional ceremony at its yard in Turku. Once complete, Costa Toscana will have dual-fuel hybrid engines and onboard LNG tanks to enable her to operate using LNG in port and at sea.
On Aug 19, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. the CROSS Joburg was informed that a 58-year-old British passenger of the "Mont Saint Michel" was the victim of a malaise while the ferry was enroute from Porthsmouth to Ouistreham and was 33 miles north of the Seine Bay. The center of maritime medical consultation in Toulouse liaised with the SAMU in Le Havre and recommended a medical evacuation of the patient as soon as possible. The CROSS Jobourg deployed a Dragon 76 helicopter of the civil security in Le Havre to carry out the evacuation. After taking on board a medical team from the maritime emergency and maritime resuscitation service (SMUR maritime) in Le Havre, the helicopter took off towards the ship. At approximately 9:15 p.m., the woman, initially taken in charge by a nurse on board, was conditioned by the medical team for the helicopter evacuation. She was hoisted aboard the helicopter and transferred to the hospital Jacques Monod du Havre where she arrived at 9.40 P:M:
The "Muse" suffered a structural failure during cargo discharge operations with damages to the cargo hold access ladder, side hatch coaming handrails and pertinent equipment at Hereke on Aug 19, 2019. Repairs were to be carried out by the stevedore duty teams upon completion of discharge operations. The ship left Gebze on Aug 20 at 5 p.m, bound to Rostov-on-Don, with an ETA as of Aug 24, 8 a.m.
The joint venture of Kition Ocean Holdings has submitted its proposal for the development of the existing Larnaca port and marina. After lengthy negotiations with the government, the Cypriot and Israeli joint venture of Kition Ocean Holdings submitted an updated proposal for the far-reaching utilisation and development of the Larnaca port and marina, it said. The company proposes the ultramodern upgrading and expansion of Larnaca port in order to become a pole of attraction for new companies operating in the fields of commercial cruises, transport and energy.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) for its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), establishing the terminal as having the largest fleet of modern container-handling equipment in the Philippines with 18 QCs and 58 RTGs. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC), the QC is part of the five from ICTSI’s 2018 USD80-million capacity improvement program package. With a reach of up to 16 rows across twin, the new QC can service the largest feeder vessels calling the Philippines. It will be deployed at Berth 3.
According to statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine government was closely monitoring the status of 13 Filipino seafarers, who were abducted in two separate incidents of piracy off the waters of Cameroon last week, one involving the "Marmalaita", the other the "Victory C". Instructions were issued to the Philippine Embassy in Nigeria, which has jurisdiction over Cameroon, to verify the report, and make the appropriate representations with the concerned authorities to ensure the safety and security of the Filipino seafarers. The MC-Schiffahrt, the owner of the "Marmalaita", stated that it has assembled an emergency response team and was "doing its utmost" to deal with the case, in cooperation with all relevant authorities and crew managers. The "Marmalaita" was boarded by armed pirates at the Douala Anchorage on Aug 15 at 2.30 a.m. The Cameroon Navy was informed and dispatched a patrol vessel. When the crew members emerged from their hiding in the citadel, they found that eight crew members missing, presumed abducted. Investigations were said to be ongoing.
The K Line was holding the "Genesis River" accountable for the Houston Ship Channel incident and oil spill when the tanker was in collision with two barges, releasing thousands of barrels of gasoline product into bay, in Houston Ship Channel on May 10, 2019. One barge capsized and the other was damaged, leaking product into the water. The K Line Energy Ship Management filed a complaint in Galveston federal court alleging that the "Genesis River" was forced to change course repeatedly by erratic movements. Kirby Inland Marine first filed a suit against K Line and FPG in June, alleging that the "Genesis River" had changed direction twice before colliding into a Kirby-owned tug and two of its barges, spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of reformate. In Kirby's initial lawsuit, the company claimed damages stemming from the crash, sinking and the clean up.
Portsmouth International Port is set to welcome 150,000 cruise passengers each year following the completion of its multimillion-pound berth extension project, which has just been started in collaboration with construction firm Knights Brown. The renovation will include levelling out the cruise berth and building an additional dolphin. As a result, ships up to 255 metres in length will be able to safely and conveniently berth at the port.
The first cargo of liquified natural gas under the long-term contract between PGNiG and US LNG provider Cheniere Energy arrived at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. The long-term contract, which was signed in November of 2018, will total approximately 39 bcm of natural gas over the 24 year period of the agreement. The official reception ceremony of the first delivery at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście included representatives of the government of the Republic of Poland, local authorities, as well as executives from PGNiG and Cheniere Energy.