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On April 19, 2021, the authorities of the port of Nakhodka detained the 'ST Wind' due to outstanding wages of the crew. The debt exceeded two million rubles. There were 16 crew members on board. At present, representatives of the FERO RPSM and the transport police were working on the ship. The owner of the vessel is the same company that owns the 'Port May' which was previously detained in Kamchatka due to crew salary arrears and technical malfunctions.
The typhoon Maysak crushed onto the port of Vladivostok on Sep 3, 2020, wreaking havoc at the Navy base and in the commercial port. A floating dock in the base broke off her moorings, drifted along the piers and hit berthed submarines and other ships. The amount of damage was yet unknown. The container terminal at the ommercial port was flooded. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=Yr8JHgunKNY&feature=emb_title
In the night of April 18, 2021, the 22-year-old Thomas-Andre Slettbakk Fagerli, a resident of Meløy municipality in Nordland, died on the "Fugløybuen" in an accident 50 nautical miles off Tromsø. The deceased was transported by rescue helicopter to the University Hospital in Tromsø. The vessel arrived in Tromsø on April 19 at noon. The Troms police district started investigating the case further. Preliminary investigations indicated that the accident was related to parts of a crane falling down on deck. The patrol boat "Nordkapp" has assisted the police in the investigations that were carried out on board. A crisis team in Meløy municipality has been notified and was assisting. The Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Accident Investigation Board Norway have been notified of the incident. The police interrogated the crew of four.
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An investigation was launched into the allision of the Panama flagged cargo m/v cargo m/v 'Else', 2449 gt ( IMO: 9006320 ), enroute from Klaipeda to Les Sables with a cargo of ammonnium nitrate, with the northern lock of the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Holtenau upon entering the lock on Aug 29 at 5 a.m. at the pier of the Lindenau Yard in Kiel-Friedrcrichsort. Usually ships stop about 800 meters off the locks on the Kiel Fjord to take a pilot on board, and may only proceed once he has embarked. The 'Else' had ordered a pilot but continued its voyage without reducing speed and crashed into the closed gate with about six knots. The gate was severely damaged, and inspections by divers were to start on Aug 31 to find out if the submerged tanks of it were damaged too. The lock was closed for shipping for the time being, leaving only one of four locks in Holtenau in operating condition. One gate is still under repair after having been hit by the container m/v 'Akacia' 2,5 years ago, another gate is under repair too. It was investigated if this could be used once the now damaged gate has been removed.
Two members of the engineering crew on the 'Matanuska' tested positive for COVID-19 on a trip from Washington state to Juneau on April 17, 2021. No passengers were identified as close contacts. The ferry was underway from Bellingham to Ketchikan when one crew member began showing symptoms of the virus. The captain, following the ship’s COVID-19 protocols, quarantined the crew member in the cabin with the ventilation system turned off. The crew member tested positive for the virus at Ketchikan Hospital. He was isolating at a hotel in Ketchikan. Testing and contact tracing revealed one other engineering crew member who tested positive for the virus. That person stayed aboard the ferry until it arrived in Juneau. Both crew members will remain isolated for at least 10 days, state officials say. The crew will receive follow-up testing in Ketchikan on April 21.
The 'Open Arms' was subject of a PSC at the general cargo terminal 1 in port of Pozzallo on April 17. The vessel has been placed under administrative detention in accordance with the Paris MoU. The checks lasted for about 17 hours, ending in the evening. The Italian Coast Guard found some deficiencies regarding navigational safety and protection of the marine environment. The PSC detention will remain in force until the defiencies have been rectified.
Surging demand for imported diesel and the limited number of Medium Range (MR) vessels available between the US and Brazil has spurred demand for Long Range (LR) tankers over the last two months, as buyers working with narrow margins gravitate towards optimal price conditions. Brazilian clean fuels buyers typically contract MRs — vessels with around 37,000-38,000t capacity — rather than LRs, which have around 60,000t capacity. This is due to smaller cargo needs and port limitations, particularly in Brazil's northeast, where there is less infrastructure to receive full LR vessels. This regularly prompts importers to offload part of LR cargoes in ports capable to accommodate tankers with a large draught, such as Itaqui and Santos, before berthing in other destinations. Since the week ending 21 August the difference on the Worldscale benchmark between LR and MR vessels has been around 45 points, according to a Brazilian clean fuels trader. "When the [Worldscale] difference between MR and LR vessels is greater than 19, the LR is more worthwhile, even if it requires an additional discharge port" he told Argus. So far this month, at least two LR vessels — the Stena Primorsk and the Starling — have arrived in Brazil carrying around 152mn l (956,000 bl) of foreign diesel destined for the southeast, according to data from Vortexa. In July, around 119mn l of diesel was imported to the northeast and southeast on the LR BW Lena and the Stena Performance. LR imports in July and August so far totaled 271mn l, compared with a total of 465mn l during the first half of 2020. MRs availability may return soon The increase in LR vessels between July and August could slow by the end of August, when availability of sought-after MR tankers off the US Gulf coast is expected to increase. Tropical storm Marco and Hurricane Laura, which kept the US on alert all of last week, caused ship cancellations and could ease the current shortage of Brazil-bound MR tankers, a shipbroker told Argus. Most port operations had normalized in the US Gulf coast by the afternoon of 27 August. This should increase the supply of MR vessels to Brazil, according to the broker. A drop in MR freight rates last week is already supporting demand for the tanker category. After reaching Worldscale (WS) 165 on 19 August, the highest level for the month, Argus assessed the US Gulf coast-east coast South America clean medium range tanker rate at WS130 on 27 August. Clean freight from the US Gulf coast to Brazil's south and southeastern ports dropped 21pc in outright price to $21.91/t over the same period. The downward trend is expected to extend at least through the first ten days of September, when the number of MR vessels available in the US Gulf region is expected to increase significantly. The surge in LR arrivals echoes a similar trend from August last year, when affordable rates and tight margins among importers spurred demand for larger vessels. By Gabrielle Moreira
Vorbeifahrt Rheinufer 56567 Neuwied-Feldkirchen (Fahr am Rhein) Gegenüber dem Industriehafen Andernach 26.08.2020 - Imperial Gas 79 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuTSSugJmIk&feature=youtu.be 26.08.2020 - MISSOURI Cargo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgkscB-aLoY 26.08.2020 - WSP14 Wasserschutzpolizei https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjHD9XwE9X8 26.08.2020 - VOYAGE Tankschiff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7xqvoroX8