The "Ruyter" grounded in Northern Ireland when the master left the bridge unattended on Oct 10, 2017. Investigators discovered that the captain of cargo vessel left the bridge unmanned and without the main alarm that would have alerted the rest of the crew.
The "Fairfield New Venture", Alabama’s newest artificial reef was set to sink on June 21, 2018. But the workers hired to sink the ship were unable to because of equipment issues. The ship has several large air pockets that workers needed to fill with water before the ship could start sinking on her own. They were trying to fill those tanks with sort of the equivalent of a garden hose, so it was going to take a lot longer. The "Fairfield New Venture" will stay offshore over the weekend with several workers watching over it. They will get better equipment and do it all over again on June 25. The ship will sink 20 miles off Orange Beach on a depth of 120 feet and become a shipwreck for divers to explore and a habitat for marine life.
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(Reuters) – A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.
The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite, a mineral used in steelmaking which was destined for BlueScope Steel Ltd’s nearby blast furnace. No injuries were reported.
“Shipping recommenced and the port reopened at 1130 (0130 GMT) and is expected to be back on schedule by around 1700,” harbor master Kell Dillon said in an emailed statement.
More than 100 firefighters were working to put fire out, a job likely to take all day, a spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW told Reuters. Pictures showed water being sprayed from tugboats and fire engines into the ship’s hold.
MSC Cruises orders first LNG-powered Meraviglia-class ship
MSC Cruises has ordered a fifth Meraviglia-class cruise ship, cut the steel for its fourth Meraviglia-class ship, laid the keel for MSC Grandiosa and floated out MSC Bellissima – all in one ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Held on 14 June, the jam-packed ceremony saw MSC Cruises and STX France sign a contract for the €900 million (US$1.06bn) newbuild, which will be the first in the Meraviglia class to have dual-fuel engines powered by LNG. The 6,335-guest vessel will also have an advanced wastewater purification system to ensure she complies with the world’s strictest environmental regulations when she debuts in 2023. The newbuild is the 13th vessel to be ordered as part of MSC Cruises’ 10-year investment plan.