The 'Draftdodger', en route from Klaipeda to Iskenderun, suffered a defect with the gasket and head cylinder on the main engine in position 50 05 28 N, 002 19 43 W, at the entrance to the southwest bound lane of the Casquets Traffic Separation Scheme ono Jan 14, 2022, around 2 a.m.. The vessel was carrying 42.307 tonnes of steel scrap as cargo as cargo. Repair works were completed around 9 a.m., and the ship resumed its voyage with an ETA as of Jan 25.
The 'Kennicott' allided with the ferry 'Hubbard' while docking at Ketchikan on Jan 14, 2022, at 04.25 a.m. and suffered significant damage to its starboard side. A window and a sponson were also damaged. There was minimal damage to the 'Hubbard'. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified, and an internal investigation was launched. Neither ship is currently in revenue service, and no crew members were injured during the incident. The 'Kennicott' just entered its annual overhaul period, and the 'Hubbard' was scheduled to begin a capital improvement project to construct crew quarters during 2022. AMHS did not anticipate the damage from the incident will impact project timelines or return to service dates for either vessel.
ANTAQ expects 18 port auctions in 2021 With total investments of R$ 4 billion, 18 port auctions are expected to be held in 2021. The information was confirmed by the general director of ANTAQ, Eduardo Nery. Also in April, bids are expected for four areas at the Port of Itaqui/MA for the handling of fuels; and one at the Port of Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul) for general cargo, especially wood. These five auctions alone are expected to reach approximately R$ 610 million in investments. According to Nery, tenders are essential to increase port infrastructure, in view of the country's multimodality. "Improving the port infrastructure is fundamental, since the movement of cargo in organized ports and in authorized and leased terminals has a high bias", said. The development of multimodality is also part of ANTAQ's planning. "It is important to identify logistical corridors, economic scenarios, origins and destinations of cargo," said the director-general, stressing that there is a need for a governance structure so that the country can take advantage of multimodality in transport. Another point defended by the director was the government program entitled "BR do Mar", whose objective is to increase the supply of cabotage, encourage competition, create new routes and reduce costs. The bill is about to be voted on in the National Congress. The importance of waterways and the country's potential for inland navigation was also highlighted. Source: ANTAQ / Federal Government Auction for terminals in the Port of Itaqui is scheduled for April this year With the forecast of moving more than R $ 30 billion in investments in the port sector by 2022, the Federal Government expects to carry out about 30 tenders and sign 60 contracts for the adhesion of private use terminals, continuing the revolution that the segment is going through in the country . The auction of the Porto do Itaqui terminals in São Luís (MA) is scheduled for April 9, 2021. In Maranhao, four more fuel terminals will be leased at the Port of Itaqui: IQI03, IQI11, IQI12 and IQI13, responsible for the handling and storage of liquid bulk, mainly fuel, in addition to other complementary facilities. The complex works as a distribution hub for the north and northeast regions, serving Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and Mato Grosso, in addition to other nearby states by coastal shipping. The leases have already been authorized by TCU and notices published with a date scheduled for auction on 04/09/2021. Currently, the portfolio of the Ministry of Infrastructure has the largest concession program in the world, with a forecast of R$ 264 billion in investments. The idea of the Ministry of Infrastructure is until the end of 2022, to deliver a properly organized port sector, with legal certainty and without expired contracts. Source: Blog Isaías Rocha Sent - shipping.sao firstname.lastname@example.org
Crew change have resumed at the port of Chittagong, albeit to a limited extent. In case of joining, covid negative certificate is required. In case of sign off, the crew will have to undergo a covid test at a local government approved hospital. Which takes a total of 3 days to stay in a hotel. Then he has to show immigration and airlines authorities when he gets on the plane. We've learned from talking to a crew service provider that this process is safe for all parties. NC Shipping's operations manager said Chittagong port service is now much more efficient and less time consuming. All rules are governed by international standards. "Even in the covid pandemic lockdown, we get international quality service from Chittagong port which has played a positive role in the operation of our ships and maintaining the dynamism of the maritime trade," he added. He thinks crew change approval is part of a continuous process. This is a valiant decision of the government and port authorities
The 'Desert Orchid' suffered a main engine blackout on Jan 14, 2022, at midnight, en route from Point Lisas to Rostock in position 49 34.067 N, 004 08.683 W, approximately 38 nautical miles south of Eddystone lighthouse. The vessel was able to restart the main engine and headed for a safe position for repairs. On Jan 16 at 11.20 a.m. it entered the Kiel Canal with an ETA as of Jan 16.
The 'Green Egersund', en route from Gibraltar to the Faroes with 16 crew members on board, suffered an oil leak in the main engine in position 50 51.867 N, 006 12.533 W, on Jan 15, 2022, at 5.40 a.m. The defect was rectified by the crew, and the vessel resumed its voyage at 10.55 a.m. with an ETA as of Jan 17.
The Meyer shipyard located in Papenburg, Germany, announced, they secured an order for a new cruise ship. The new customer is NYK who placed an order for a medium size cruise ship for their brand Asuka Cruises. Full article + image: https://www.cruisedeck.de/meyer-werft-sichert-sich-neubau-auftrag/
The ferry 'Kennicott' allided with the 'Hubbard' while docking at Ketchikan on Jan 14, 2022, at 04.25 a.m. and suffered significant damage to its starboard side. A window and a sponson were also damaged. There was minimal damage to the 'Hubbard'. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified, and an internal investigation was launched. Neither ship is currently in revenue service, and no crew members were injured during the incident. The 'Kennicott' just entered its annual overhaul period, and the 'Hubbard' was scheduled to begin a capital improvement project to construct crew quarters during 2022. AMHS did not anticipate the damage from the incident will impact project timelines or return to service dates for either vessel.
The 'SGV-FLOT' was in danger of running aground off the coast of Batumi on Jan 15, 2022. Due to the deteriorating weather, the vessel dragged anchor and drifted towards the shores of Makhinjauri. By dropping the second anchor, a grounding could be avoided. The Maritime Transport Agency was fully involved in the process and took all relevant measures. However, because of the wave height and insufficient depths around the ship, the tugs of the port of Batumi were not able to assist the ship. Nevertheless, the vessel managed to get back at a safe anchor point and was moored in pos. 41° 41.17' N 041° 39.92' E as of Jan 16.
The coast guard found signs of an accident on the British oil tanker Orange Victoria which was seized in COCHIN after the accident involving a fishing boat on the coast of Vizhinjam The Fort Kochi Coastal Police and the Marine Mercantile Division conducted an inspection of the ship anchored in the open sea on Saturday morning .The paint on this part has been collected by scientific experts for scientific examination . Captain Nikhil told the Coastal Police that they were not aware that the ship had collided with the boat . There are 23 sailors on board . The ship while en route from Singapore to Indian port, presumably struck fiberglass fishing boat 46 nm off COCHIN at night Mar 18. boat was damaged, all 6 crew safe. Hull paint samples are taken, to conduct lab analysis
The Cochin Port Trust handled a record 3.20 million tonnes of cargo in December 2020, a monthly record volume for it. The volume is a 10.55 per cent growth over December 2019, said Cochin Port Trust chairperson M. Beena, in a message to the employees and officials of the port trust. Container movement too touched a consistent 60,000 TEUs consecutively in the four months leading to December. The surge in the movement of cargo is being looked upon as new shoots in the port business after the plans of 2020 were washed away in the COVID-19 pandemic. The growth in cargo movement is “charting a new growth trajectory. However, we need to find new vistas for revenue generation by optimum utilisation of resources available to us,” the chairperson told the port community. The port has been recovering from the losses, which had affected it for the past decade. But the pandemic and resultant loss in business had pushed the port into the red. But the port was expected to make a recovery by the end of 2021, the chairperson said. There was optimism stemming from the fact that though there was a substantial fall in cargo movement in the first half of the current financial year, there was some recovery in the second half. The port trust was also optimistic that the inauguration of the Kochi-Mangaluru LNG pipeline earlier this month would pave the way for more gas volumes and revenue for the port. Meanwhile, figures from the Indian Ports Association showed that ports across the country suffered owing to the pandemic and its impact on the global economy. The average fall across the major ports in the country is nearly nine per cent for the period. Mumbai suffered a fall of more than 17 per cent and the Momugao traffic fell more than 23 per cent and JNPT traffic was down by over 12 per cent. Haldia Dock Complex, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, and New Mangaluru suffered lesser falls in business.