In the Tanjung Redeb, Berau Regency, the "Kapal Pekan Riau" allided with the embankment of the Segah River on April 22, 2019, at 10.30 a.m. The top of the plaster which was cast in concrete and had a thickness of about 60 centimeters. was broken in the accident which happened when the ship was about to dock at the Port of Tanjung Redeb. The "Kapal Pekan Riau" was carrying around 200 containers and maneuvered too fast and rubbed against concrete slabs with its port side bow, causing a friction along 40 meters. The top of the plaster was damaged at four points with one point suffering severe damage. Reports with photo and video: http://kaltim.tribunnews.com/2019/04/22/disenggol-kapal-pekan-riau-turap-sungai-segah-hancur https://www.korankaltim.com/berita-terkini/read/22727/viral-video-turap-sungai-segah-disenggol-kapal-besar-polisi-selidiki https://www.korankaltim.com/berita-terkini/read/22752/kapal-penabrak-turap-sungai-segah-tidak-boleh-berlayar http://berau.prokal.co/read/news/60059-kapal-kargo-seruduk-turap-sungai-segah.html
The arrest of the "Arita" in Singapore, where it arrived on April 5, 2019, could be the first of many for Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). The shipmanager filed a US Dollars 1.92 million claim against the vessel for unpaid bunker bills, crew-wages, ship chandler services, ship repair costs and provision of services. With the United Stated taking a tough stance against the state-owned PDVSA and all in shipping who deal with it, BSM?s long-standing relationship with PDVSA had to come to an end. According to a news agency, PDVSA owes BSM, crews and suppliers at least US dollars 15 million.
Marine LNG Zeebrugge, a joint venture of Gas4Sea partners Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK, has signed an agreement with the Norwegian energy group Equinor for supplying four crude shuttle tankers with LNG marine fuel in the port of Rotterdam. The four planned dual fuel vessels are to come into service in early 2020 and will be operated by Equinor in Northern European seas. Marine LNG Zeebrugge will utilise LNG bunkering vessel Engie Zeebrugge, which has an LNG capacity of 5,000 cu m, for the bunkering operations.
Container terminals managed by DP World Australia are set for delays and increased turnaround times as stevedores with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) prepare to strike. Workers at DP World Brisbane, DP World Fremantle, DP World Melbourne and DP World Sydney have been granted approval from the Fair Work Commission to hold a ballot allowing protected strike action after DP World said it would cancel a union-backed income protection scheme. “Wharfies working at container terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle are outraged after management at DP World Australia — the largest stevedore in the country — moved to strip them of income protection insurance unless they accepted the company’s demands,” stated the MUA.
The "Strait Feronia" was permanentky leaking oil into the Cook Strait - maybe for months - with no clear solution in sight. The leak was minor - five litres in a 24-hour period at most - but a fix for the problem would require a trip overseas to a dry dock. The leak was noticed in one of the two stem tube seals. There was an intermittent leak of oil that sometimes was nothing and some days was up to five litres. Bluebridge has been using expensive bio-degradable lubricant until the problem was fixed. The closest dry dock of sufficient size was in Sydney but it was a naval dock that was hard to get a slot in.
The "Shandong Zihe", en route El Dekheila,to Tuzla,, suffered a technical failure south of Canakkale on April 19, 2019. The tug "Ocean Ergun" was appointed to tow the vessel to Tuzla, ETA April 21. During the Canakkale Strait passage, a Coastal Safety tug provided escort service for vessel and strait traffic safety.
Complimentary to the introduction of four (4) sailings per week between Zeebrugge and Göteborg – since January 2018 – we are pleased to inform you about the next step in our strategy in order to upgrade the service level towards our customers, offering frequent and reliable ferry crossings. As from 24 February 2019 onwards, CLdN ro-ro will deploy a larger vessel on the Göteborg trade. By introducing M/V CATHERINE, one of our CONRO class vessels, which are extremely suitable to accommodate trailers and containers, the total capacity on the trade will be increased by a further 20%. The introduction of m/v CATHERINE links perfectly in with CLdN’s long-term strategy to continue deploying larger vessels on the trade.
The new Rio-class container vessels visiting Port Chalmers weekly are causing sleepless nights for some residents, because of large, noisy generators aboard the bigger ships. The issue has prompted the port company to begin noise assessments at its various wharves and look for ways to mitigate the problem.
Court-mandated surveys described the "Babylon" as being in structurally sound, serviceable condition and free of any significant damage. The "Babylon" was estimated to have a market value of US dollars 17 million. The vessel was set to be sold through a sealed bidding process, with offers due in at the Sheriff of Singapore?s office at 3 p.m. on April 23, 2019. The tanker was arrested by the Singapore Supreme Court in Singapore on Jan 8, 2019.
Salvage expenses for the "Mark" wereyet to be paid by the Owners to the Coastal Safety account. The official letter has been issued by the Harbour Master to the owner's local agent in order to provide further payment together with legal expenses. The vessel remained stationary at Haydarpasa port, Istanbul, as of April 20.
GT USA Wilmington has begun work on the initial set of major improvements at the Port of Wilmington and is on track to complete warehouse improvements and dock and crane rail extension on schedule in the coming months, announced Chief Executive Officer Eric Casey. Extension of the dock and crane rail should be completed this summer at a cost of $17 million. Also, in process is enhancing warehouse storage by increasing racking for palletized cargo and upgrading the roof to improve safety and security. “In the coming months we’ll commence work to upgrade the cargo throughput capability from 350,000 TEUs to 600,00 TEUs and add capacity for roll-on roll-off cargo,” Casey said.
DP World has recently launched a new water distribution centre increasing water supplies in Somaliland’s Berbera by 60 percent. The US$1 million project started in 2018 and includes four water wells, two shallow pools, two water troughs, a concrete reservoir tank and seven kilometre pipeline connected to the main water supply.