On Jan 24, 2020, a medical evacuation was requested by the 'Polar King' which was located in the Menorca Canal. Salvamento Marítimo deplyed the 'Salvamar Aldebarán' which took the patient off and transferred him to the port of Ciutadella, where he is taken to the hospital for further treatment.
The 'Neco K.' was subjected to a port state control inspection at the port of Thessaloniki in the evening of Jan 21, 2020. As a result, the port state control inspectors detained the vessel under the Paris MOU, for serious deficiencies, according to the European directive Annex 'X' to CM 2009/16 / EC. The ship remained in port as of Jan 24.
The 'Sei Deli III' was detained in the waters off Batam in Indonesia, on Jan 20, 2020. The vessel was caught allegedly selling oil illegally to a Singapore-flagged vessel. An investigation was ongoing.
The 'Kota Setia' was briefly arrested at Durban, South Africa, this week, due to unpaid marine supplies. The issue was resolved, and the arrest was lifted. The vessel sailed from Durban for Cape Townin the afternoon of Jan 22, 2020.
In the second ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation to take place in Germany and the first ever in the Port of Rostock, on Jan 22, 2020 the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel 'Kairos' supplied fuel to the newly-built offshore installation vessel 'Orion' which was berthed at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock, where she is being outfitted with a 5,000-tonne crane. DEME is a leading adopter of LNG as a marine fuel, and the 'Orion' is its fifth dual-fuel vessel. This operation strengthens the LNG cluster in Rostock significantly and is an essential extension of the services offered by the port. The continuous development from the LNG bunkering operations by truck during the last years towards the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation shows the strong operational performance of the port team. Report with photo: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/port-of-rostock-hosts-its-first-ship-to-ship-lng-bunkering