The 'Royal Arsenal' was still under arrest at the Gaddani Ship Breaking Yard at Balochistan. The litigation was initiated in respect of the claim of damages and losses suffered by the LPG Tanker 'Gas Infinity' due to the collision caused due to negligence in navigation by the 'Royal Arsenal'. . The case could not move further due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and delay in the opening of courts. The vessel has reportedly arrived for dismantling at the shipbreaking yard.
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Damen Shipyards Group is to build a further four Island Class double-ender ferries for BC Ferries. All four vessels will be built at Damen’s yard in Romania and will enter service in 2022. Damen is already building two Island Class vessels for BC Ferries, both of which have completed sea trials and are due in Victoria, BC in early 2020.
The 'Powell River Queen' suffered a leak in its sea chest while moored at the Campbell River ferry terminal, British Columbiaon June 2, 2020, at 09.45 a.m The leak was repaired, inspected by a classification society, and the vessel was cleared to sail and left the Campbell River, on June 3 at 1.15 p.m.
The 'Vega Zeta' has arrived at Tuzla and entered a shipyard, upon completion of Covid 19 procedures. The final main engine damage survey was carried out by the appointed class surveyors, in order to ascertain the extent of damage, along with methods of repair works. Subsequently, the repair works has been commenced, after receiving the approval from the manufacturer and authorized technical teams.
Global trade enabler DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Namibia’s Nara Namib Free Economic Industrial Zone today to develop a free economic zone for industry and logistics in Walvis Bay to support the growth of Namibia as a regional hub for Southern Africa. Development of the first 50 hectares phase of the zone has the potential to create 3,000 jobs and help attract investment to Namibia of N$ 3.5 billion (approx. US$237 million). Expansion to 1,500 hectares is expected to increase the potential investment to N$25 billion (around US$1.7 billion) with 20,000 job opportunities.
Shikoku Kyuko Ferry, also known as ‘Olive Line’, has announced that it will close the historic Uno-Takamatsu route on 16 December.
The salvage of the 'Dharma Rucitra 3' has been hampered due to bad weather conditions. Salvors have finished installing the equipment needed to refloat the vessel such as airbags on both sides of the vessel to stabilize it. They will attempt to refloat the vessel during low tide and if successful its owners will tow it to Surabaya for repairs. On June 30 the removal of cargo could be completed by 20 divers.
The 'Ourania Luck' ran aground on the Paraná river in the General Lagos area on July 5, 2020, at 1.30 a.m. while proceeding downstream from San Lorenzo with a cargo of maize. The ship which blocked the fairway could be refloated late at night and anchored in pos. 33° 6.84' S 060° 30.16' W at Arroyo Seco with the tug 'Brutus' (IMO: 701006670) at her side. It is said, that while aground, the ship blocked all the traffic in the area.
Costa Cruises’ second Chinese market-designed cruise ship, COSTA FIRENZE, was floated out at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard. COSTA FIRENZE follows the February delivered COSTA VENEZIA.
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Germany's third-largest defence company and world market leader in conventional submarines, has recorded a pleasing development: by 2023, the company will be investing 250 million Euro in Kiel. Its objective is to develop the shipyard into an international competence centre for conventional submarine construction. Thanks to the currently good development with new orders, around 500 new employees will be hired throughout the company by the end of 2020, the majority of them in Kiel. The company is looking primarily for engineers and skilled workers, particularly in R&D, construction and manufacturing. https://www.thyssenkrupp-marinesystems.com/en/press-releases/d/uid-26938af4-8f4e-e141-8c2d-54a1f4623b48.html https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/schleswig-holstein/TKMS-will-250-Millionen-Euro-in-Kieler-Werft-investieren,thyssenkrupp126.html