Seven passengers injiured when rogue wave hit ship
Seven passengers had to be taken to the hospital after a giant wave hit a fast-paced ship the bow of the "Trollfjord" so that many of the passengers were thrown over. The storm hit the ship when it sailed over the Hustadvika Sea between Kristiansund and Molde in the night of Nov 18, 2017. The ship had sailed from Kristiansund earlier in the evening and was heading south towards the neighboring town of Molde in Møre og Romsdal. None of the seven should was seriously injured, but they were brought to a doctor just after the ship arrived at Molde. All passengers were discharged from the hospital after having been examined by a doctor and receiving necessary medical attention. Six of the guests wwere driven to Ålesund and boarded the ship there. The seventh left in Molde.
The ship had a thorough check in Molde for several hours, before the journey was continued on to Ålesund and then southwards directly towards Bergen due to the sea conditions on a more sheltered route. The tough weather conditions had damaged glasses, plates and other equipment, some cabins were flooded with sea water.
An around-the-world sailor has been rescued in the Indian Ocean west of Perth by the "Patriot" after his yacht lost its mast during rough weather in the night of Nov 16, 2017. The ship went to the solo sailor's rescue after he alerted the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre in the United States. The "Patriot" arrived at the yacht's location and rescued the sailor on Nov 17 about 1 p.m. The Australian Safety Maritime Authority also sent a jet with a West Australian police officer on board to the stricken yacht 2100 kilometres west of Perth. The sailor is in good health, and he and the "Patriot" were expected to arrive in Fremantle on Nov 20.
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In the evening of Nov 10, 2017, an explosion and ensuing fire occurred in the containers stacked at the Yantian Container Terminal in Shenzhen. One or more containers’ bottom was burned through, probably the container was loaded with lithium batteries. The containers which suffered the explosion were to be shipped soon.
Large cruise ships will soon be banished from the centre of Venice, Italy's transport minister announced on Nov 5, 2017.
The ships have long been a source of frustration to locals, who have protested against the pollution and potential damage to fragile historic buildings and the canal itself.
And cruise ships are also a key factor behind the rise of mass tourism to the lagoon city, which has meant that on a given day, there are more visitors than residents in the city. This has pushed up rents and seen traditional, artisan businesses replaced with shops selling fast food and cheap souvenirs.
Now, an Italian government committee has decided that ships weighing over 55,000 tonnes will have to moor in the industrial port of Marghera, northwest of the historic centre of Venice. This means they will no longer be able to access the Giudecca Canal, which passes next to St Mark's Square. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said the decision was "extremely positive" because it had managed to find a compromise between environmental and residents' concerns, and "the jobs created by the cruise industry, which we cannot afford to lose".
"We want it to be clear to UNESCO and to the world that we have a solution," Brugnaro added, referring to warnings from the cultural heritage organization that the city could be listed as 'threatened' if it failed to take measures restricting cruise ship access.
The new route will be open within four years' time, Italy's infrastructure and transport minister Graziano Delrio said, confirming the plan first announced in July this year. He said the changes would not interfere with commercial traffic.
In recent years, frustrated Venetians have staged frequent protests against the mass tourism which has pushed up rents and forced many families out of their hometown. Brugnaro has made tackling overcrowding a priority, and has introduced measures ranging from promotion of the lesser-explored corners of the city to the installation of people-counters at the most popular sights, as well as 'locals first' policies on water buses. And this summer, the mayor's office gave the go-ahead to a ban on new tourist accommodation in the historic centre.