Beached at CHittagong 29.11.23
The 'Humanity 1' berthed in Crotone on Nov 30 to disembark 176 migrants. Initially the NGO ship was headed to Livorno, but the Italian authorities decided to change the port assigned to the vessel and disembark the refugees in Calabria. They were taken aboard during three rescue missions off the coast of Libya. The people rescued on the third boat in the night of Nov 29, had left Libya the night before and reported massive violence by masked Libyan militias who attacked them with weapons before their escape.
Ocean Residences, based in Malta, will have their residence ship called NJORD constructed by Meyer. The ship is to be 290 meters long and equipped with 118 apartments. An oceanographic and atmospheric laboratory with high-quality technical equipment is also to be set up on board the M / Y NJORD. These include drones and a telescope. Scientists and experts are supposed to collect data on environmental, marine and air conditions and create new maps of the ocean floor while traveling around the globe. All collected data should be made available to the general public. Ocean Residences originally planned to have this ship built by Brodosplit and the Norwegian Kleven shipyard Images: https://www.cruisedeck.de/meyer-werft-sichert-sich-neubau-auftrag-von-ocean-residences/
The Israel-Palestine conflict has crept into the maritime sector. The two Israeli ports Ashdod and Ashkelon had to be closed after rocket attacks on port infrastructure as well as other port complexes in the region. Vital Israeli port infrastructures in the Ashdod and Ashkelon area were hit in spite of the air defense system iron dome. The port of Ashdod siffered widespread damage. The cargo ships 'Mona' (IMO: 9101534) and 'Ahmet Onel' (IMO: 8420361), were nearly hit by rockets. In a separate incident, the military wing of Hamas - the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade - has declared that they have bombed an Israeli Gas Platform off Gaza, which has been continuing to burn ever since.
On Dec 1, 2023, the "Vyacheslav Arshinov" ran aground in the Astrakhan region near the village of Solenoye Zaymishche. Deploying a tug to refloat the vessel was currently being considered by the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Astrakhan Region. The navigation was not disrupted, and no oil spill occurred. The ship was refloated with the help of tugs on Dec 1 at 4.30 p.m. LT and continued the voyage to its port of destination.
The search for the still missing seven crew members of the 'Kafkametler' was continued on Nov 30 off the coast of Zonguldak's Ereğli district. The TCG 'Akın Gemisi' also supported the work, and an underwater imaging device was also used to try find a trace of the missing crew in the area where the wreck is located.
Gypsies from the poorest country in the EU - Bulgaria, have attempted to board unnamed motor vessel at Port of Burgas outer anchorage, Maritime.bg reported. The information has been confirmed by the authorities in the country. The regional governor of Burgas has appointed an urgent investigation into the so-called first piracy act in the Bulgaria's European waters. According to Maritime.bg, the attackers were not caught after their approach to the ship was detected by local services. An unknown number of gypsies are said to have sailed in a speedboat and had a ladder to board the unnamed motor vessel, under cover of the night ten days ago. A few years ago, the Libyan GNMT accused Bulgaria of supporting a "purely pirate act" when, under unknown and highly dubious circumstances, the company lost control of motor tanker BADR. The case unfolded again near Burgas. Report in Bulgarian: https://www.maritime.bg/75948-2/
On May 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. a trawler newbuilding caught fire in Thyborøn. The 'L 120-Linette' was ablaze at the shipyard quay. The fire brigade, police and the lifeboat 'Martha Lerche' of the DSRS were on site. Bundles of flames shot out of the ship, and there was heavy smoke development. The fire had started in the cargo hold when insulation material went alight. Not until May 7 at 2 a.m. the emergency services managed to extinguish the flames on the vessel. The temperatures inside the ship were extremely high. The construction of the trawler began in 2020. Alfred Fisker Hansen and Tommy Svart had ordered the trawler in Vestværft design. The hull was built in Poland and then towed to Thyborøn where it was completed at the Thyborøn Skibs & Motor. The completion in June should now be obsolete. The predecessor ship of the same name is to go to Sweden. The new building is 28.6 meters long and 8.7 meters wide with a planned crew of eight with one trainee. Report with photo and video: https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/lemvig/skib-i-flammer-paa-havnen-i-thyboroen-politiet-opfordrer-til-at-lukke-vinduer-og-doere
Repairs of the 'Cengiz Han Gera' (Ex name: Cengiz Han; ex flag: Turkiye), (IMO: 9392418), have been completed in the shipyard at Altinova, and the ship shifted to the Yalova anchorage. Subsequently, sea trials were carried out under the supervision of the class surveyor, the owner's superintendent and shipyard engineers. Upon completion of the final verification, a new set of trading certificates will be issued by the classification society and flag state authority. The vessel was waiting for the departure permission from the Harbour Master and remained stationary at Yalova anchorage as of Dec 1 in pos. 40° 41.20' N 029° 19.82' E.
In the night of Nov 29 the CROSS Gris-Nez was informed that two migrant boats were in difficulty in the Strait of Pas-de-Calais. The' Apollo Moon' was deployed to assist a migrant boat with an engine failure. The crew recovered 66 people, who were dropped off in the morning at the port of Calais, where they are taken care of by the land rescue services and the Border Police. At the same time, the CROSS deployed the 'Rhône' of the French Navy and the 'Aber Ildut' of the maritime gendarmerie to assist another migrant boat in difficulty off Wimereux. The crew of the 'Rhône' recovered 62 people who dropped off in the morning at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, where they were taken care of by civil security and the Border Police.
On June 8, 2021, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION (IMO 9880685) was docked out at the Norwegian Ulstein shipyard. Full article + photo gallery: https://www.cruisedeck.de/national-geographic-resolution-ausgedockt/
on 01.05.21 J.Müller celebrate the 200th anniversary of the company German report: https://jmueller.jp-labs.de/jubilaeum/