Broken up Surabaya since 10.2015
Beached at Alang as Halat 31.12.20
The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) located in Onne Port, has invested in two new Mobile Harbor Cranes. This is in addition to an investment of approximately USD2.5 million already made this year, APM Terminals said in its release. The two Liebherr LHM 550 Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs) are due for deployment in July this year and will further boost the efficiency and cargo handling operation of the terminal, improving service delivery and reducing vessel waiting time.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism, Invest Saint Lucia, and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority have joined forces to train cruise service providers and enhance the cruise visitor experience in Saint Lucia. Following a record 760,306 cruise passenger visits in 2018 and an even greater number forecast to arrive in 2019, the tourism partners aim to ensure that onshore businesses deliver cruise passenger services that meet international standards. This May, 240 representatives from businesses providing services to cruise visitors participated in Tour Operator Excellence, Tour Guide Excellence, and Port Excellence training sessions run by Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. All those who successfully participated became certified experts in customer service.
Three weeks after getting stuck in Arctic ice, the 'Sparta-3' finally made it into open waters. She had been in Dudinka and got stuck in the Yenisey Bay on Dec 13, 2020, as it returned towards Murmansk. Despite assistance from th icebreaking support ship 'Kigoriak', the vessel was unable to make it out of the ice captivity. Only on Jan 6, 2021, the 'Sparta-3' was sailing towards the Kara Gate, the southern tip of the archipelago Novaya Zemlya. She was escorted by the icebreaker 'Admiral Makarov'. In the area is alsothe support and rescue vessel 'Spasatel Karev'. There were light ice conditions in the area. As soon as the ships has sailed into the Barents Sea, they will encounter fully open water. The situation on board has been strained as reserves of fuel and water shrunk to low levels and the crew had to fight hard with icing. The ship did not have the necessary permissions for sailing in the area. The 'Sparta-3' could sail only on the westernmost part of the sea route, and no further east than Sabetta. Furthermore, the ship was allowed to sail without heavy icebreaker assistance only in waters either free of ice or with light ice. According to Rosoboronlogistika the ship had a delayed departure from Dudinka and worsened weather conditions. Atomflot did not have information about why the owners of the ship had decided to change the route and enter the Yenisey Bay without permission. Requests were sent to the captain of the 'Sparta-3' to explain the situation, but that no response was received. The owner was made aware that there were risks connected with the anticipated aid from nuclear icebreakers engaged in contracted operations. Nevertheless, the 'Sparta-3' set course for the port of Dudinka without permission.
Arrived Ghent Scrapyard 13.12.20 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=3240576
With plenty of rain finally falling over the past week in Panama, the authorities have postponed a sixth draft restriction of 2019. The maximum authorised draft of 13.11 m for vessels transiting the new neopanamax locks and 11.73 m for vessels transiting the old panamax locks will become effective June 12 instead of May 28. The current maximum authorised draft stands at 13.41 m. “We will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake and announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner,” the Panama Canal Authority stated in a note to shipping lines.
Hong Kong-based international port operator Cosco Shipping Ports has completed the equity transaction of project company responsible for its greenfield subsidiary at the Port of Chancay, Peru. With the equitytransaction of the Project Company was officially completed on 10 May 2019, Port of Chancay became the company’s first greenfield subsidiary in South America and COSCO Shipping Ports plans to developing the port to an important gateway port in South America.
The 'Bao Glory', en route from Novorossiysk to Singapore, suffered an engine failure about 13 miles Southwest of Leswos island and was NUC in position 39 00 00 N, 25 40 24 E on Jan 4, 2021, at 9 a.m. The crew completed repairs within four hours, and the vessel continued its voyage to Singapore. On Jan 7 it dropped anchor off Suez.
The Andhra Pradesh government has set in motion efforts to convert the 'M.V. Maa' into a floating restaurant. The ship ran aground near a beachfront park on Oct 13, 2020, due to heavy winds caused by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal after one of it’s two anchors broke. The ship which arrived here on September 19 to take fly ash for delivery at Mongla Port was abandoned subsequently by its owners in Bangladesh following denial of permission to refloat and tow it to dry dock of Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust using the port entrance channel. The State Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao was in talks with authorities to work out the modalities to acquire the ship, make necessary modifications and convert it into a floating restaurant. The move when becomes a reality will help boost tourism. Visakhapatnam already has the submarine INS 'Kursura' and the TU142 aircraft museums. Following abandoning of the ship, London-headquartered International Transport Workers’ Federation Inspector B.V. Ratnam held talks with the PNI Insurance Club, ship owners and others and facilitated the repatriation of 15-member crew. As per Marine Labour Convention, 2006, the onus of payment of wages to the crew and their repatriation to their native places lies with the insurance agency if a ship is abandoned.
For providing better security, preventing wrong declaration and smuggling in concealed form, the Union government will install a container scanner at the Visakhapatnam Port by June-end. Though it has been decided to make it mandatory in all the major ports, the implementation in Visakhapatnam has been delayed due to certain problems. The scanner, which has reached the city sometime ago, will be installed on the compound of the Visakha Container Terminal Private Ltd, a BOT operator of Visakhapatnam Port. “It will be a non-intrusive method and the scanning will be done by our officials without stoppage of vehicles. The drive through scanning will save lot of time,” Principal Commissioner of Customs D.K. Srinivas told The Hindu.
Foss Maritime departed the Port of Everett enroute to the Port of Los Angeles to pick up two gantry cranes for use at the Port’s modernized South Terminal. The $57 million South Terminal Modernization project will ensure the Port’s facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new 777X. The two cranes are a critical piece in this loading and unloading efficiency.