US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations personnel interdicted a vessel suspected of human smuggling off the coast of Malibu in the morning of Nov 21, 2023. While on a routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter 'Blackfin' detected a 41-foot pleasure craft operating 16 miles off the Malibu coast at 4:16 p.m. Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach diverted the 'Halibut', launched a small boat from the Station Los Angeles - Long Beach, and requested surface and air assets from AMO and CBP's Office of Field Operations Special Enforcement Group to investigate. The law enforcement teams arrived on the scene and detained 23 undocumented non-citizens attempting to enter the country illegally. AMO took the vessel in tow and transported it with the people onboard to shore for further processing by SEG officers. AMO seized the suspected smuggling vessel.
The 'Salvamar Al Nair' has rescued 100 boat people in the afternoon of Nov 21 from two rubber boats. The castaways were transferred to the port of Arrecife.
In one of the biggest pushbacks against Chinese president Xi Jinping’s Belt Road Initiative Tanzania has suspended the construction of the $10bn Bagamoyo port project, citing the onerous financial conditions put in place by Beijing. The project, which broke ground four years ago and was set to be run by China Merchants Holding International, would have been the largest port in East Africa. Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has accused the Chinese project backers of presenting “exploitative and awkward” terms in exchange for financing. Chinese financiers set “tough conditions that can only be accepted by mad people,” Magufuli told local media. “They told us once they build the port, there should be no other port to be built all the way from Tanga to Mtwara south,” Magufuli told a delegation of business people at State House in Dar es Salaam earlier this month. “They want us to give them a guarantee of 33 years and a lease of 99 years, and we should not question whoever comes to invest there once the port is operational. They want to take the land as their own but we have to compensate them for drilling construction of that port,” he said. Magufuli also said the new Bagamoyo port risked undermining the ongoing $522m expansion of Dar es Salaam port that would enable it to triple its current capacity when complete by the end of this year. Source : Splash247
Container throughput continues to grow in Rotterdam. Following a record year in 2018 and a record quarter in 2019, April of this year was the best month ever for the Port of Rotterdam. 13.6 million tonnes of container freight was handled in April 2019. The previous record month was August 2018 (13.2 million tonnes). Measured in TEU, the standard unit for containers, April 2019 was the second-best month ever, with 1.3 million TEU, just a fraction lower than the record month of August 2018.
US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations personnel interdicted a vessel suspected of human smuggling off the coast of Malibu in the morning of Nov 21, 2023. While on a routine patrol, the 'Blackfin' detected a 41-foot pleasure craft operating 16 miles off the Malibu coast at 4:16 p.m. Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach diverted the Coast Guard Cutter 'Halibut', launched a small boat from the Station Los Angeles - Long Beach, and requested surface and air assets from AMO and CBP's Office of Field Operations Special Enforcement Group to investigate. The law enforcement teams arrived on the scene and detained 23 undocumented non-citizens attempting to enter the country illegally. AMO took the vessel in tow and transported it with the people onboard to shore for further processing by SEG officers. AMO seized the suspected smuggling vessel.
The 'Fjord Venture', en route from Brixham with seven crew members on board, suffered a broken gearbox and was unable to manoeuvre in pos. 50 16 28 N, 003 07 00 W, about eight miles southeast of Berry Head, United Kingdom, on Nov 20, 2023. The status was changed to NUC at 1.30 p.m.
Tangier will today celebrate the opening of the largest container port in capacity terms in the whole of the Mediterranean, something that will bring enormous competition to the likes of Algericas just 25 nautical miles away across the Strait of Gibraltar. The $1.6bn expansion of Tanger Med port, located to the east of the Moroccan city of Tangier, due to be unveiled today will create Africa’s largest port with an annual capacity of 9.5m teu. The port is operated by APM Terminals, Eurogate and a local firm.
Samsung C&T Corp., a construction unit under Samsung Group, said Tuesday it has won a US$179.5 million project to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Vietnam. Under the deal with Petrovietnam Gas Corp., Samsung C&T and Vietnamese firm PTSC will build the Southeast Asian country’s first LNG terminal, in the coastal area 70 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City for 40 months. The project also calls for the construction of LNG tanks and other related facilities, according to Samsung C&T. Samsung C&T has a 61 percent stake in the project. Source: Yonhap
In the frame of the search for the missing 11 crew members of the 'Kafkametler', which was located in a water depth of 25 meters, diver teams started search and scanning operations on Nov 21. The teams entered the living spaces of the ship. An SAR team of 159 people, using four underwater robots and drones, along with AFAD, Coast Guard, coastal police, gendarmerie, safety divers and volunteer divers were involved. Since the sea was still turbulent, the visibility at the bottom has dropped to 25 centimeters. The teams continued to scan the water surface in very large areas. Reports with photos: https://turkdeniz.com/dalgiclarin-25-metre-derinlikte-bulunan-kafkametler-gemisinin-yasam-mahalline-girdi https://turkdeniz.com/kafkametler-gemisinin-yeri-termal-cihaz-ile-tespit-edildi-11-murettebata-ulasma-calismalari-devam-ediyor
The crew of the 'Salvamar Adhar' located a canoe near Tagoror, El Hierro, and accompanies it to the port of La Restinga on Nov 21. On board were 91 sub-Saharan people, among them 73 men, six women and 12 minors. They underwent a health check after the disembarkation. Photo: https://twitter.com/salvamentogob/status/1726901590039384353
South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), Southeast's deepwater port, said that five rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes arrived at Wando Welch Terminal to further modernize operations. The Port has received 14 of the 24 new cranes ordered for the Wando terminal; the terminal currently has 52 RTGs overall. Meanwhile, SCPA reported its strongest May on record, with 204,457 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled last month.
The Port of Brownsville is closer to deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel after receiving a key permit June 6 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to advance the Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project (BIH) to its construction phase.