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The "Medkon Izmir", en route from Nemrut Bay via Aliaga to Evyap, suffered a technical failure during the transit of the Canakkale Strait on pril 6, 2019, at 2 a.m. It dropped anchor at the Karanlik Liman anchorage within the strait. Repairs were carried out by the crew, and the ship berthed at the Evyaport Container Terminal in Izmit on April 7 at 8.40 a.m.
Time is fast running out on the Kolkata port, which has been grappling with disruptions ever since a bridge connecting the southwest of the city collapsed on 4 September. Because of restrictions imposed on movement of goods vehicles, cargo despatches have declined, and unless the police start to ease the flow of traffic, the port is staring at a container pile up, say key officials. In the immediate aftermath of the bridge collapse, container movement from the port fell sharply to around 900 a day compared with an average of around 1,700-2,000. Restrictions were imposed and goods vehicles were allowed to ply for only seven hours a day compared with 16 before the accident took place. Also, they were initially allowed to ply only at night, between 11pm and 6am. Restrictions have since been eased and goods vehicles are being allowed to ply for up to 10 hours at night and three hours during daytime, said a key official at the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), who asked not to be named. As a result, despatches are now down by only around 15%, or about 300 containers a day, but “this arrangement cannot be dragged out”, he said. The port and other related authorities, such as customs, are not geared to work 10 hours every night, he added. Source: Livemint
Tug services will be required in Timor Leste once a major new port is built in the nation in the next three years. Bolloré Ports has started construction of a greenfield deepwater port for dry cargo and containers in Timor Leste as part of a total investment of US$490M. This will open a new shipping gateway to the country and change trade dynamics in the region. It will take three years to build the Tibar port, during which time there will be requirements for marine services, towage and vessel assistance. Bolloré Ports expects the port to be opened in 2021, when it will require tug services for handling container ships of up to 7,500 TEU. Investment in the new port will involve construction of a 630 m wharf with a 15 m draught, dredging of access channels and creation of 27 hectares of yard space. Equipment will be installed at the port for cargo handling including two ship-to-shore cranes and five rubber-tired gantry cranes.
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Ferry KM FUNGKA PERMATA V on Sep 14 caught fire, burned out and sank in position 02 00S 123 22E south of Banggai island, east of Central Sulawesi, Banda sea, while en route from Baubau, southeast Sulawesi, to North Maluku island. 126 people including 11 crew were rescued, at least 10 died, 8 still missing. There’s a confusion as to total number of people on board – it is said, that there were 146 passengers and 12 crew, but only 91 passengers are listed in manifest.
UK – Teesport has become the first port facility to actively address the problem of plastics polluting the country's waterways, with operator PD Ports signing up to the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) initiative. The project, which has already seen freight group XPO Logistics come on board, is run in the UK by the British Plastics Federation (BPF), and aims to ensure that the plastic pellets, flakes and powders that pass through manufacturing facilities in the UK are handled with the care they deserve and do not end up in rivers or the ocean.
Six migrants sneaking into the UK called cops from port after getting stuck in a container. The men sneaked into the container in Zeebrugge, Belgium, before it was loaded on the "Bore Song" and sent to Teesport, near Middlesbrough. They were caught after they called 999 from a port and said: “We are stuck in a container.” The North African men were desperate after being locked inside for more than a day after it had arrived in the UK. The ship docked at Teesport on March 31, 2019, just after 7 p.m. The container was unloaded with the men still inside. But by the early hours of April 2 it had still not been opened and the men couldn’t unlock it from the inside. They were suffering from dehydration and despite knowing it would mean certain arrest they decided to call 999 and alert local police. A fleet of ambulances raced to the port and the men were taken to hospital for treatment before being released into the custody of Border Force. None were seriously hurt.
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London, Sep 18 -- A press release, dated Sep 17, states: Investigations are ongoing to find the the cause of fire at the Lurssen Shipyard in Bremen, Germany. However, as of Sep 17, the cause of the incident as well as the extent of damage caused to the shipyard is still unknown.
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads has reopened the ports in Virginia, which saw limited impacts after Hurricane Florence made landfall as a category 1 storm on Friday morning. “Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads is coordinating very closely with our port partners to ensure a quick and safe recovery from Hurricane Florence,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, the commander of Sector Hampton Roads. “Our number one priority is saving lives and preventing life-endangering activities on our waterways. After that, restoring the free-flow of vessel traffic is a top priority, and we realize that our port and personnel could be critical in assisting areas that were more heavily impacted by the storm.”