On July 21, 2018, at midday the small fishing boat "Tasos" was in collision with the "Cakir Yildiz" at the entrance of Symi port. The port authority sent an inflatable boat as well as a patrol boat. The skipper of the "Tasos", aged 72 years old, wasrescued by a sailboat. His semi-submerged ship was towed to the coast by the inflatable boat. The skipper was checked at the Sympos Multi-Purpose Clinic, and was found in good health. The "Cakir Yildiz" suffered only minor abrasions. An investigation was carried out by the Port Authority of Symi.
The "Ocean Nhava Sheva" in pos 22 02 00N, 091 46 50E, at the Chittagong outer anchorage was boarded by robbers on July 19, 2018, at 5 p.m. The robbers stole three mooring ropes and escaped. The duty crew noticed the theft on the next scheduled rounds. They notified the Bangladesh Coast Guard, who dispatched a patrol vessel to the location. The Coast Guard vessel searched the waters around the area and was able to identify the robber's boat and recover the stolen mooring ropes, which were returned to the vessel.
Maersk looks to Liverpool as Felixstowe continues to struggle
MAERSK Line is moving two 2M alliance service calls to Liverpool for 12 weeks as continuing problems at Felixstowe provide a boost to Peel Ports’ operation in the northwest of the UK. The first vessels diverting to Liverpool will be the 2006-built, 7,943 teu ARCHIMIDIS on the TA2 service and 2004-built, 2,556 teu CAP BEATRICE on the COEX service to Liverpool on July 22 and July 20 respectively. “Unfortunately, Felixstowe terminal is suffering from slow operations caused by IT system issues,” Maersk
said in a statement. “In order to protect our service integrity, we will be moving our 2M TA2 and COEX services from Felixstowe to Liverpool for a duration of 12 weeks.” Felixstowe has been suffering from congestion following the implementation of a new terminal operating system last month. As Lloyd’s List reported yesterday, Felixstowe is continuing to struggle with performance issues, particularly with loading export containers.