The "Goma" suffered an engine damage while crossing the Hjørundfjord on June 16, 2019. The ship was towed to the Vegsund slip by a tug. After operator Fjord1 inserted the spare ferry "Dalsfjorden", traffic on the Lekneset-Sæbø route was back to normal only on June 18. Norwegian report with photo: https://www.smp.no/nyheter/2019/06/18/Normal-drift-p%C3%A5-ferjesamband-etter-dagar-med-tr%C3%B8bbel-19284837.ece
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.
The Aqaba Development Company (ADC) has completed installing the first oil-tanker steering gear of international standards at the Aqaba Oil Terminal, located within the new southern port.Terminal director, Mohammad Louama, said the new and upgraded system utilises laser technology to monitor speed and calculate distance, thus facilitating the process of docking tankers at night, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.The previously used docking mechanism relied on the estimations and expertise of the maritime piloting crew, thus making it difficult to dock tankers at night, Louama said.
Brittany Ferries has extended its partnership with Portsmouth International Port, UK, adding five years to a joint long-term agreement which will now end in 2031. Between now and then, Brittany Ferries will add three new ships to its fleet which will sail to Europe. As of 2021, Galicia and Salamanca will join LNG-powered sister ship Honfleur to homeport in Portsmouth. The new ferries will not only increase freight numbers, but also the number of tourists using the service.
The tank barge "Eiltank 18", 2075 ts (EU-No.: 04011810), was in a head-on-collision with the"Gino" (ENI-No.: 05502270) along with a barge on the Waal at Heerewaarden on June 18, 2019, at 4.30 a.m. The German tank barge was underway from Antwerp to Germany when it crashed into the "Gion", which was coming from Duisburg, off the Fort Sint-Andries. Bothe ships proceeded to an emergency jetty in Haaften after the accident. The transport inspectorate, the police Bommelerwaard and Rijkswaterstaat attended. Both ships were loaded with inflammable substances, but nothing leaked out. No one was injured. Dutch report with photos: https://www.bd.nl/bommelerwaard/twee-binnenvaartschepen-botsen-frontaal-op-de-waal-bij-heerewaarden~aed64643/
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/
(Reuters) – A lockout of longshore workers at Canada’s biggest port, the Port of Vancouver, ended in a deal on Thursday after a few hours, averting a potentially massive shipping disruption, the workers’ union and employers association said. The lockout was immediately lifted and the union also withdrew its strike notice, according to separate statements by the BC Maritime Employers Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada.
Hutchison Ports has been selected by Canada’s Québec Port Authority (QPA) to work alongside Canadian National Railway (CN) to build and operate a new deepwater container terminal known as project Laurentia. The CAD775m ($575m) project will be financed primarily through the joint investment of the three partners. “Québec City will become Hutchison Ports’ gateway to the East coast of North America.
The "Eiltank 18", 2075 ts (EU-No.: 04011810), was in a head-on-collision with the pusher tug "Gino" (ENI-No.: 05502270) with a barge on the Waal at Heerewaarden on June 18, 2019, at 4.30 a.m. The German tank barge was underway from Antwerp to Germany when it crashed into the "Gion", which was coming from Duisburg, off the Fort Sint-Andries. Bothe ships proceeded to an emergency jetty in Haaften after the accident. The transport inspectorate, the police Bommelerwaard and Rijkswaterstaat attended. Both ships were loaded with inflammable substances, but nothing leaked out. No one was injured. Dutch report with photos: https://www.bd.nl/bommelerwaard/twee-binnenvaartschepen-botsen-frontaal-op-de-waal-bij-heerewaarden~aed64643/
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
(Reuters) – Medium-sour crudes from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are being snapped up by overseas buyers, paving way for a record six supertankers to load at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) in a matter of weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The six scheduled loadings in late May and early June would double the record of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) reached in December. An unusual influx of Gulf of Mexico crudes to the U.S. deepwater export port and weakening prices are contributing to the exports, according to one of the people close to the matter.
A Cosco Shipping mega-containership has become the largest to call in Saudi Arabia. The 21,237 teu Cosco Shipping Solar called at the Saudi Global Ports SGP) terminal at King Abdul Aziz Port Dammam on 28 May, the largest to ever containership berth at one of the countries ports.