The "Norwegian Epic" returned to sea on Feb 18. The gash on the port side could still be seen, but the ship was seaworthy. The next cruise has been cut short to five days. Norwegian Cruise was offering compensation to passengers, including partial and full refunds on the cruise.
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 "Panorama Nusantara" caught fire at the Janata Marina Indah (JMI) Shipyard in the Tanjung Mas Port area of Semarang City on Feb 18, 2019, at 11.30 a.m., where the ship was under repair. It broke out on the upper deck when the workers were taking a break. They saw smoke billowing from the passenger area at starboard side. The fire was thought to have been caused by the heat of welding works during the replacement of the floor plates. Due to the wind the fire quickly spread. Two units of Pelindo III, four units of the City Government of Senarang and the two tugs "Jayanegara 201" and "Jayanegara 304" were deployed to the scene. A number of windows were broken by firefighters to gain access to the fire. The fire was put out in the afternoon and the affected area was cooled which was still going on at sunset. Still smoke was to be observed. Two men were injured, one suffered burns and was treated at the RSUD Sultan Agung Hospital, the other injured by broken glass. Indonesian reports with photos: http://www.rmoljateng.com/read/2019/02/18/16872/Kapal-Panorama-Nusantara-Terbakar-Saat-Jalani-Perbaikan- http://www.titikomapost.com/saat-docking-km-panorama-nusantara-terbakar.html http://www.tribunnews.com/regional/2019/02/18/enam-unit-mobil-pemadam-dikerahkan-untuk-padamkan-api-kapal-panorama-nusantara https://jateng.sindonews.com/read/1850/1/diperbaiki-kapal-panorama-nusantara-terbakar-di-galangan-jmi-semarang-1550480560 https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-tengah/d-4433642/kapal-panorama-nusantara-terbakar-di-pelabuhan-tanjung-emas https://www.suara.com/news/2019/02/18/191619/kapal-feri-panorama-nusantara-terbakar-di-pelabuhan-tangjung-mas
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 18.02.19
Five Filipino fishermen wree still missing after the "Jun Rong", 998 gt, caught fire in the South Atlantic on Feb. 11, 2019, 60 miles north of the capital Stanley off the Falkland Islands. 69 people were aboard when the incident occurred. 64 have been rescuewith the assistance of nearby vessels. The rescued fishermen were taken to Montevideo. The Jun Rong Fishery will arrange for each of the workers to be repatriated. The 69 crew members included four Taiwanese, 22 Filipino citizens, 28 Indonesian citizens, nine Vietnamese, one Burmese and one Chinese national. The government will offer the fishery all necessary assistance to ensure the rescued workers make it home safely. The cause of the fire was still unclear. The SAR mission for the missing five Filipinos was going on. Repport with video: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3640609
After the grounding of the "Fehn Lyra" with a crew of 10 crew on board following a power loss, the vessel remained stuck in position 41 11 50 N, 030 20 05 E 150 meters off Kandira on Feb 18. A Coastal Safety tug and a technical team attended the incident scene to provide further assistance. No leaks and pollution were reported. The incident scene has been declared as a restricted zone for all types of marine traffic. Salvage operation were yet to be commenced. All crew members were safely evacuated by Coastguard teams to shore. A first salvage attempt failed, after the rope of a tug which had been deployed from Ereğli at 9 a.m. broke two times during the attempt to pull the ship to deeper waters. The salvage attempt was aborted at dawn. On Feb 17 the tug "Eren Enerji 1" (IMO: 9664548) was on scene. Turkish reports with photos and video: https://www.internethaber.com/kandirada-gemi-karaya-oturdu-video-galerisi-2001333.htm https://haberlutfen.com/kocaelide-karaya-oturan-kuru-yuk-gemisi/ https://www.kocaeligazetesi.com.tr/haber/1879736/karaya-oturan-gemiyi-kurtarma-calismalari-basladi http://medyasin.com/guncelleme-kocaelide-karaya-oturan-kuru-yuk-gemisi/
The "Petrolimex 06" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 8, 2019, as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 6.96' E 104° 10.96' on Tanjung Uban Anchorage.
The British Coastguard rescued an injured fisherman from the "Stormvogel" on Feb 17 ,2019. The Belgian fisherman had been seriously injured while hauling the nets. The British emergency services were informed just before 11 p.m. from the ship that sailed 28 miles off the coast of Holyhead, North West-Wales. The fellow fishermen immediately took care of the victim and provided first aid. The weather conditions were quite turbulent with wind speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour. The rescue team descended from the helicopter to the ship and prepared the victim for hoisting. He was immediately flown to the nearest hospital in the town of Bangor in Wales. Report with video: https://nieuws.vtm.be/vtm-nieuws/buitenland/britse-kustwacht-redt-gewonde-belgische-visser-van-schip/?referer=https://www.google.de/
MV Beijing Bridge under its AGI Service made the maiden call at the Port of Colombo’s Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) controlled Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) on last week. In order to mark the vessel’s maiden call at the Port a plaque exchange was also held between SLPA Additional Managing Director Upali De Zoysa and MV Beijing Bridge Captain Rodie Barcoma
The sound stern section of the fire-stricken Maersk Honam has been loaded onto a heavy lift ship in Dubai for its transport to South Korea where it will be rebuilt, Maersk said in an update Friday. The section of Maersk Honam was successfully loaded aboard the heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua on open waters outside Dubai (UAE) on Saturday, February 2nd. The vessels are now in transit and expected to pass Singapore Strait this coming Monday, February 18th. The heavy-lift vessel will deliver the 228.5-metres-long section from midship to stern at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea in March, the same yard the vessel was built in. https://gcaptain.com/photos-cut-up-maersk-honam-heads-to-south-korea-for-rebuild/
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 18.02.19
On Feb 16, 2019, at midday, a 26-year-old engineer of the "BLue Galaxy" was injured during works at the engine room of the ship, at the right lower limb. He was taken to the General Prefectural Hospital of Chania for first aid. A preliminary inspection was carried out by the Central Port Authority of Chania.
The "Wen De" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 8, 2019, as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 5.48' N 104° 11.32' E.
The "MCP Bilbao" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 9, 2019,as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. It was enroute from Singapore to Batu Ampar. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 11.96' N 104° 1.54' E.
While the "MSC Zoe" remained at the Eurogate Terminal at the Strom Quay in Bremerhaven since Feb 5, where railings and facilities to take up the container as well as the security rods and locks were getting repaired, the recovery of the cargo lost in German waters was due to commence on Feb 21. About 45 containers and 345 larger pieces of debris havbe been located which was 14 % of the whole lost cargo, most of which sank in Dutch waters. About 1.000 tons debris have been recovered there by Feb 18. In Germany actually 220 cubik meters cargo wreckage drifted ashore.
Vessel operator Interorient Marine Services was convicted and sentenced to pay a $2 million fine and probation Wednesday in the Western District of Louisiana for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil from the tank vessel Ridgebury Alexandra Z, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday, Feb 14,2019.
Picture from Aliaga https://www.instagram.com/p/BuAofylB4GB/
Coast Guard crews from Honolulu are responding to the "Sili" taking on water in American Samoa in the afternoon of Feb 16, 2019. The passenger ferry was moored at the main pier in Pago Pago when it began taking on water. No passengers were on board at the time. The Coastguard was working with local authorities to address the situation. No one was aboard the vessel and containment boom has been deployed to address any sheen as work continues to stabilize the vessel and remedy the situation. Accord to the Coast Guard, the maximum pollution potential was roughly 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 2,000 gallons of lube oil on board. However, no major spills have been reported. An investigation into the flooding on board is ongoing.
The "Stadt Dresden" was again under its own power and operational on Feb 17. The ship remained moored at the Vedon Terminal in the port of Venice where experts will be conducting a full assessment of the damage. A superintendent of Ahrenkiel Steamship joined the vessel on Feb 17.
The "SG Pegasus" was detained in the waters of Bintan in Indonesia, on Feb 9, 2019, as it was said to have anchored in Indonesian waters without authorization. On Feb 18 it remained stationary in pos. 01° 12.10' N 104° 0.94' E. The ship was enroute from Singapore to Batam.