On Dec 12, 2018, at 10.30 a.m. the "Johann Strauss" suffered engine damage and went adrift on the Rhine near Koblenz with 167 persons on board. It was threatened to drift against a pole of the freeway bridge of the A 48 at Bendorf in spite of having dropped both bow anchors. Only meters before crashing into the bridge the disabled cabin cruiser could be taken in tow by the tank barge "Eiltank 19" and was secured. Jointly with another tank barge, the "Tripolis", the ship could be pulled to the quay in Bendorf. One of the tank barges suffered slight damages during the manoever. The water police Koblenz, the fire brigade and the Red Cross attended the ship. Rhine traffic was barred for one hour. German reports with photos and video: https://www.merkur.de/welt/schiff-mit-ueber-150-menschen-kollidiert-fast-mit-rheinbruecke-zr-10848034.html [https://rp-online.de/panorama/deutschland/bendorf-bei-koblenz-schiff-mit-166-menschen-kollidiert-fast-mit-brueckenpfeiler_aid-35074113 https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-pfalz/koblenz/Zusammenprall-von-Hotelschiff-mit-Gueterschiff-Havarie-auf-dem-Rhein-bei-St,koblenz-havarie-gueterschiff-hotelschiff-100.html
The "A2B Comfort", having arrived from Moerdijk with a crew of 11 on board, suffered a broken engine cooling hose six nautical miles east of Spurn Point, in position 53 37.788 N, 000 11.620 W, enroute to the Immingham Docks in Grimsby on Dec 11, 2018. The hose was replaced and tugs were on standby if required. At 11.10 p.m. the shp was safely berthed in port.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 12.12.18
The "Priamos" finished its repair which was started at the Gdanska Stocznia Remontowa in Gdansk on Oct 2 on Dec 9 at 7 p.m. and headed to Gdynia, where she arrived at 10.20 p.m. and was loaded again, bound to Hambug on Dec 10, ETA Dec 12, 2 p.m.
The "AK Pioneer" suffered a technical failure at Gemlik on Nov 21, 2018. The departure permission was cancelled by Harbour Master until the completion of permanent repairs. The ship sailed on Dec 7 and moored at Istanbul anchorage on Dec 8.
$14,500, for 6/12 months trading, to SHELL
dely Zhanjiang 05/06 Dec, $11,900, for 5/8 months, to SDTR
Coming from Montreal, the "Taiga Desgagnes" suffered a main engine failure and had to anchor off Lanoraie, Quebec, in pos 45 57 06.4 N 73 13 03.5 W on Dec 10, 2018, at 4 p.m. The crew carried out repairs and the vessel resumed its voyage to Sint Eustatius, ETA Dec 17.
On Dec 12, 2018, at 1.40 a.m. the "Rio" contacted the Novorossiysk Port Authroties and requested tugs to avoid an imminent grounding after going adrift from anchorage No. 416. At 01.50 the bulk carrier got stuck at the southern coast of the Novorossiysk Bay under the impact of strong wind and heavy seas which also caused that tugs were unable to leave the port. The ship had sailed from Iskenderun in ballast on Dec 2. The crew of 21 was safe and remained on board, and meanwhile the port tug "Toropliviy" went on standby at the ship which was hard aground in pos. 44° 37.22' N 037° 54.84' E, being pounded by the surf. Short time before, in the same storm, the yacht "Vega" capsized in the Gelendzhik Bay. On board were five people. The boat overturned at 1.30 a.m. about 15 meters from the shore. Three people were washed away from the deck with a wave, but only two reached the beach, two more friends had moved ashore in advance. Rescuers have so far failed to find the fifth sailor. Russian reports, photos and video: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945290 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945372 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945331 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945327 http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2945307 https://www.msk.kp.ru/daily/26920.4/3966229/ https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3094009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP4bq3E1gN8
Beached at Aliaga 12.12.18
In the evening of Dec 11 the "Aidanova" left Eemshaven and was finally handed over to Aidacruises in Bremerhaven on Dec 12. The first guests are to board the ship on Dec 19 on Tenerife for its initial cruise around the Canary Islands.
$13,000, for 10 months trading, to ST SHIPPING
$19,000, for 9 months trading, to TRAFIGURA
dely Zhoushan 10/15 Dec, $9,750, for 3/5 months, to Chart Not Rep
The "Algoma Buffalo" suffered a main engine failure when approaching Lock No. 8 of the Welland Canal, Ontario, in position 42 53 35.2 N, 79 14 50.5 W, on Dec 11, 2018, at 7.05 a.m. The vessel was secured alongside and the crew carried out repairs. There were no injuries, no pollution, or damage to the dock.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 11.12.18
Beached at Alang 12.12.18
The "Atlantic Destiny" which had been disabled by engine problems 98 nautical miles SW of Cape Sable Island in pos. 42 01 N 66 44 W, on Apr 16, 2018, and which had been towed to port by another fishing vessel, arrived at Shelburne on Dec 10.
$13,750, for 1 year trading, to TOTAL
dely CJK 06 Dec, $7,250, for 3/5 months, to Seatrek