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Beached at Chittagong 27.01.20
By the Southern Canal Dock in the inner port of Zeebrugge, a ceremony was held yesterday for the start of the construction of a new 1,071 meter quay wall, an extension of the existing Bastenaken quay. This quay wall is the final missing piece that will connect the Bastenaken quay with the reverse quay at the dock's end, where International Car Operators Zeebrugge is located. When this project is finished, the largest dock in het port of Zeebrugge will be completed.
Rauma Marine Construction says that four new multipurpose corvettes for the Finnish Navy will be constructed at Rauma shipyard. The design phase will resume with immediate effect and construction of the first vessel will start at the shipyard in 2022. The Finnish Government approved the procurement, valued at approximately EUR 700 million. Rauma Marine Constructions Oy and the Finnish Defence Forces will formally sign the agreement for the construction of the multipurpose corvettes on September 26, 2019. CEO Jyrki Heinimaa is pleased that Rauma’s long traditions of building Finnish naval ships will continue.
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The 'Aurora', en route from Ijmuiden to Naples, with 10 crew members on board, suffered fuel oil system trouble in position 50 47 00 N, 000 53 39 E, on Jan 25, 2020, at 08.30 a.m. After the engine issue was fixed, the vessel continued its voyage at 9 a.m. with an ETA as of Feb 2.
A traditional maritime coin ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, when the keel was laid for MSC Seashore. At the milestone event, MSC Cruises revealed details of the significantly transformed overall design and new features of the ship, the company said in its release. MSC Seashore will be the Company’s longest ship – 339 metres – when she enters service in June 2021, the first of two enriched “Seaside Evo” Class ships with the latest available environmental technology, extended public spaces, more cabins and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any ship in the company’s fleet.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced that Smit Lamnalco, a 50% associated company, has been awarded a substantial 10-year contract with additional extension options by Coral FLNG to provide integrated marine services to the first Mozambique Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) terminal. This marks the first terminal services contract award for the Mozambique offshore LNG developments. The contract value for Smit Lamnalco amounts to approximately USD 200 million and services will commence early 2022. For the delivery of its services Smit Lamnalco will deploy three new 95 ton bollard pull tugs to provide escort, berthing and unberthing services to LNG carriers at the FLNG facility. A new offshore support vessel will be utilized to provide logistical and marine services support. Coral FLNG is a consortium of ENI, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Kogas, Galp Energia and ENH. The FLNG terminal is located approximately 80 kilometers offshore Palma Bay and operates in a water depth of 2,000 meters.
Beached at Chittagong 12.01.20
The 'Costa Venezia' returned to Shenzhen in the morning of Jan 26, 2020, after a six-day cruise to Vietnam. Upon its arrival, the ship was boarded by a medical team, and all 4.973 passengers and 1.249 crew members were checked by the medics for symptoms of fever and pneumonia, Four were found to have high temperature. 148 passengers who were residents of Wuhan or had visited Wuhan recently, were isolated for a stricter screening. The passengers and crew spent all day on board. They have been been granted permission to disembark in the evening Jan 26. The next scheduled cruise has been cancelled, and the 5.155 affected passengers were to be refunded, including their air tickets costs.
Helsinki Shipyard (Finland) will build two cruise liners for the Arctic and Antarctic.