The "CL Aquarius", being under the conduct of a pilot, reported that the bow thruster was not operational while manoeuvring in Vancouver, British Columbia, in position 49 17.101N, 123 10.772W, on Sep 16, 2018, at 2.50 p.m.
The "Celebrity Millennium", being under the conduct of a pilot, was disabled due to a blackout while transiting the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, in position 49 19.991 N, 123 52.282 W, on Sep 14, 2018, at 8 p.m. The crew made repairs and the vessel continued its voyage from Vancouver to Sitka.
The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of four crewmembers from a shing vessel after it capsized near Sabine Pass on Tuesday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal from the 65-foot shing vessel Captain M&M, which provided an approximate location of the vessel, and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew. Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders launched a Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew
and sent out an urgent marine information broadcast with the vessel’s location.
Lisbon Stevedores to Stage 24-Hour Strike on Sept. 20
Portuguese stevedoring unions are planning to stage a 24-hour strike on September 20, bringing the port operations in Leixoes and Lisbon to a halt. The strike period had started on September 10, and will last for a month, ending on October 8. However, the strike is only in force for the extra time periods except for the planned one-day stoppage planned for Thursday. Shipping companies are already feeling the impact and have announced measures. “This strike will unfortunately affect the normal activities in the ports of Leixoes and Lisbon, mainly vessel’s arrivals and departures