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 Iuventa  (Другое)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Rescue ship stays arrested
Italy’s highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release the "Iuventa" which was seized eight months ago by prosecutors investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers. The German group, Jugend Rettet, said on Apr 24, 2018, that it was devastated by the Cassation Court’s ruling and will fight for the right to rescue people in danger at sea. Doctors Without Borders said the ruling sends a working signal (that) Europe will continue to criminalize humanitarian organizations conducting search-and-rescue operations … rather than strengthening capacities to save lives at sea. Prosecutors told the court that the "Iuventa" was seized based on three episodes in which crew members had contact with migrant smugglers. The group’s spokesman, Philipp Kulker, said in Berlin that the evidence had been fabricated.

 Ocean Jasper  (Грузовое судно)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Ocean Jasper sold forr scrap 11 years after collision
The "Ocean Jasper", the ship responsible for the sinking of the shrimper "Sokalique", was auctioned in the morning of Apr 24, 2018, and sold for 4070 Euros to Briton Recyclers. The value of the "Ocean Jasper" was estimated at 500,000 Euros by the experts just after the collision on August 17, 2007. The auction had been ordered by the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Brest at the request of the ENIM, the social security of the sailors.

 Fannefjord  (Пассажирское судно)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Fireboat assisted disabled ferry
The ferry service Molde-Vestnes was interrupted due to technical problems on Apr 24, 2018, at 11.30 a.m. The "Fannefjord" had trouble with a thruster and needed the assistance of the fire rescue as it was unable to dock. The fireboat from Molde attended and pushed it to the wharf where passengers and vehicles were safely disembarked before repairs commenced. Norwegian report with photo: www.rbnett.no/nyh...

 Jack Daniel  (Пассажирское судно)
9 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry grounded in Ragay Gulf
The "Jack Daniel" ran aground in position 13 10N 123 17E in Southern Luzon waters two miles off Rawis in the Albay Province on Apr 24, 2018, at 5 a.m. The ferry was en route from Pantao port after completing repairs. There were no passengers on board, only 24 crew members. The extent of damages qA yet unknown. a BFAR dive team will conduct damage assessment on corals on April 26. The ferry which was plying Pioduran to Masbate was undergoing regular maintenance in Pantao port. A refloating attempt was to take place with the high tide in the afternoon of Apr 24. Report with photo: https://www.rappler.com/n...

 Fwn Rapide  (Грузовое судно)
9 hours ago by Timsen

One crew member found hidden aboard
One crew member was found in good condition aboard the "FWN Rapide" in the night of Apr 23 during a search of the vessel after hiding on the were for three days. He hid when the pirates attacked and was in good health. There are still no traces of the 11 other crew members kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria's coast Two other crew members were left on the ship and managed to sail it safely. ForestWave has not yet been in contact with the 11 hostages.

 M.v Kina  (Грузовое судно)
15 hours ago by Timsen

On the beach...
..at Chittagong: https://www.facebook.com/...

 Saffet Bey  (Грузовое судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Disabled ferry under tow to Tuzla
The "Saffet Bey" suffered technical failure at Cesme on Apr 18, 2018. The tug "Marintug II" was appointed to tow the vessel from Cesme to a Tuzla shipyard. The vessel entered the Canakkale Strait from the southern in the morning of Apr 23. During the strait passage, a Coastal Safety tug provided escort service for the vessel and ensured strait traffic safety. The "Saffet Bey" was expected to arrive at Tuzla on Apr 24.

 Mahana  (Спортивная лодка)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Combined rescue operation for distressed motor yacht
The amphibious dock landing ship USS "Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)" assisted the distressed "MAhana" in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California on April 20. 2018. The vessel reported it was taking on water at approximately 10:33 a.m. The "Pearl Harbor", approximately nine nautical miles away from the vessel at the time, coordinated with Coast Guard Sector San Diego and Mission Bay lifeguards during the rescue. A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) with de-flooding equipment and medical gear launched within 10 minutes of receiving the call. A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T helicopter was the first on scene and deployed a search and rescue swimmer to assess the vessel and stabilize the water levels. Coast Guard Sector San Diego requested the "Pearl Harbor"’s response team to stand by for further assistance. The Mission Bay lifeguard vessel escorted Mahana and crew back to shore safely. Report with photos: https://www.dvidshub.net/...

 Norwegian Jade  (Пассажирское судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Bermuda
The "Norwegian Jade" diverted to Bermuda to drop off a critically ill passenger in the evening of Apr 23, 2018. She arrived off the East End at 7 p.m. to disembark the 73-year-old man. A medical team transferred him to shore by pilot boat so that he could be taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The ship then continued its journey from Miami, Florida, to Ponta Delgada in the Azores. Report with photo and video: bernews.com/2018/...

 Awassi Express  (Грузовое судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Livestock carrier allowed to sail
The "Awassi Express" has now been granted permission to sail after improvements have been made to the ventilation of sheep pens. However, the exporter, the West Australian company Emanuel Exports, still needs an export permit from the Department of Agriculture before sheep can be sent offshore. Emanuel Exports had planned to send 65,000 sheep to the Middle East on the "Awassi Express" prior to the ship failing the AMSA inspection. The Awassi Express has remained docked in Fremantle, undergoing repairs. Emanuel Exports has since agreed to reduce the number of sheep it will send on ships to the Middle East for the foreseeable future following Department of Agriculture demands. The company will also allow an independent observer to travel with the sheep to the Middle East and send back daily reports outlining the sheep's welfare to officials in Canberra. The AMSA expected sheep could be boarded onto the Awassi Express later this week pending agricultural approval. Irrespective of the Awassi Express gaining AMSA approval, the exporter might opt against using the ship on its impending consignment to the Middle East and instead use the "Al Messilah", another live export ship currently docked in Fremantle. The "Al Messilah" has a permit to carry livestock but needs to make minor improvements to an internal tank and vent pipe, which are unrelated to livestock areas, before it can set sail.

 Talhouant  (Пассажирское судно)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Waterbus suffered engine damage
The "Talhouant", one of the Lorient waterbuses, suffered damage to its starboard engine in the night of Apr 23, 2018. The ship proceeded with slow speed to Pointe à Port-Louis where it berthed at 6.30 p.m. Repairs were expected to be completed in the morning of Apr 24 so that it could resume normal rotations between the wharfs of Sainte Catherine in Locmiquelic, Keroman in the fishing port of Lorient and La Pointe du Port Louis.

 Sulomaro  (Грузовое судно)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Barge allided with bridge
On Apr 21, 2018, at 1.30 p.m. the "Sulomaro", 2903 ts (EU-No.: 02325484), coming from Amsterdam, where she had sailed on Apr 22 at 11 a.m., allided with the Houtrib Bridge of the N302 between Lelystad and Enkhuizen. Several containers on the main deck were damaged as well as the lower edge of the bridge. The traffic over the bridge had to be interrupted as it was half open. Ship traffic was not hampered. The "Sulomaro" was berthed nearby for investigations of Rijkswaterstaat. She left Lelystad again on Apr 24 at 10.30 p.m., bound to Rotterdam. Dutch report with photo: https://www.destentor.nl/...

 Sachsen  (Другое)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Fregate saved 403 migrants
On Apr 22 a surveillance aircraft of the European Union Naval Force – Mediterranean Operation "Sophia" observed two crowed rubber boats NW of Tripoli. The "Sachsen" was tasked to proceed to the position and took on board 403 migrants from 11 nations, among them 41 women and nine children. They were disembarked in Catania on Apr 24.

 Baltic Pilgrim  (Грузовое судно)
18 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gulf of Khambhät
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 24.04.18

 Roro Prayasti  (Другое)
18 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 23.04.18

 Volcan De Tijarafe  (Пассажирское судно)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry broke down between Las Palmas and Santa Cruz
The "Vólcan de Tijarafe" suffered an engine breakdown en route from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the afternoon of Apr 23, 2018, at 3 p.m. halfway between the two islands. The "Punta Salinas" of Salvamento Marítimo was deployed in order to take the ship in tow in case the damage could not be fixed on scene. But the crew managed to rectify the damage so far that the vessel resumed the sailing at 8.18 p.m. and arrived in Santa Cruz about two hours late with only one engine at 11.15 p.m. The ferry sailed back to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Apr 24 at 8.40 a.m. after technicians resolved the trouble.

 Azura  (Пассажирское судно)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Captain to be fined for using heavy fuel in port
A French Court sued the captain of the "Azura" for violating fuel standards during the ship's stopover in Marseilles in March 29, 2018. He has to appear at a criminal court. The ship used heavy fuel oil with 1.68% of sulfur, exceeding 1.5% limit. The captain was to be arrested when the ship will call French port next time on June 1 and may be facing up to a one-year imprisonment plus a fine of 200,000 Euro. He has already admitted his crime.

 Maersk Honam  (Другое)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Containership reached Jebel Ali anchorage
In the morning of Apr 24 the "Maersk Honam" finally reached Jebel Ali anchorage, being towed by the "Alice Prima“, "Amazon Chieftain Z”, "Maersk Involver“, "Posh Perseverance“, "Posh Perseverance“ and "Zwerver 2“.

 Istra Ace  (Грузовое судно)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Owners a.o. sued for oil spill in 2016
The city of Los Angeles on Apr 20, 2018, sued the owners and other parties associated with the "Istra Ace", in which faulty piping allegedly caused an oil spill in the Port of Los Angeles on March 13, 2016 that covered more than 70 acres and took 23 days to clean up. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Istra Maritime Ltd; the vessel’s owner; Stamco Ship Management Co., the ship’s managing operator; and Mitsui Osk Lines, which chartered the vessel The suit seeks civil penalties under the state Fish and Game Code as well as an injunction preventing the companies from engaging in future activities that violate the state Health and Safety Code. Representatives for the companies could not be immediately reached. The suit stated that a worker on another barge fueling the "Istra Ace" saw a sheen on the water near berth 197. The gloss turned out to be oil that covered more than 70 acres in the north basin of the port, the suit states. The release impacted the shoreline of several marinas, pier pillings, dock floats, boat slips and boats. A line of oil formed at high-tide and stuck to many marina structures, according to the complaint. The discharge happened after inboard piping failed during the Istra Ace refueling, the suit states. Clean-up crews were deployed and the extensive cleanup operation lasted for 23 days. The discharge was so heavy that it was still uncertain how much escaped, the suit states. The U.S. Coast Guard investigation estimated that about 265 barrels worth of oil was discharged into San Pedro Bay, but the state Department of Fish and Wildlife believes the leak was much larger, the suit states. The USCG concluded the failure of the fuel pipe at the starboard bunker station caused the leak.

 Vistula Maersk  (Грузовое судно)
19 hours ago by arnekiel

Maersk Adds Vessels for Netherlands to Russia Route
Seago Line, Maersk’s intra-European short sea carrier, has introduced new vessels to its North Europe feeder link between Rotterdam in the Netherlands and St. Petersburg, Russia. The next vessel in series will be Volga Maersk, which will be committed to serving the Russian market. In the Russian Baltics, where harsh winters and icy waters pose challenges for container shipping, ice-class vessels bring a very important value proposition to the market. Seago Line, the intra-Europe and short-sea carrier within Maersk, has recently taken delivery of Vistula Maersk, the first in its series of vessels purpose-built to serve the North Sea and Baltic Sea. After successful trials, the vessel is now operating on the carrier’s feeder connection between The Netherlands and Russia and has made her maiden call to Petrolesport and First Container Terminal in St. Petersburg on April 20, 2018.

19 hours ago by arnekiel

TNPA lays out plan for Durban’s liquid bulk hub
South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has outlined an Island View Precinct Strategy, concerning the country’s Port of Durban, that “aims to facilitate greater participation of historically-disadvantaged persons in terminal operations”. According to a release, the plan, which sets out to address lease consideration within the major petrochemical hub in the port while encouraging new market entrants, also aims to enhance South Africa’s supply of strategic liquid bulk commodities. www.portstrategy....

19 hours ago by arnekiel

Yilport begins dredging at Puerto Bolívar
Turkey’s Yildirim Group has announced that its subsidiary Yilport Holding (Yilport) has started the first stage of channel dredging works at Puerto Bolívar in Ecuador — just over a year after it took over the facility.

19 hours ago by arnekiel

Hapag-Lloyd's First-Ever Call at Prince Rupert
Hapag-Lloyd, the market leader in Canada, is expanding its local network. On April 21, the “YM Masculinity” called at a new destination, the Port of Prince Rupert, for the first time. The ship, which operates on the ‘PS8’ service of THE Alliance, was sailing from Asia to North America offering leading transit times and new options for customers.

 Grande New York  (Грузовое судно)
19 hours ago by arnekiel

Grimaldi Christens Grande New York
The Grande New York, part of the new fleet of the Grimaldi Group, was christened in the Port of NY-NJ at Port Newark Auto Marine Terminal (FAPS). Godmother was Amanda Matilda Cuomo Cole, granddaughter of former late NY Governor, Mario Cuomo and niece of current NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

 COSCO Gemini  (Грузовое судно)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

20,000 TEU Cosco Shipping Gemini Delivered
The 20,000 TEU containership Cosco Shipping Gemini was officially named and delivered. The vessel was built by the Chinese shipyard Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) for Chinese owner Cosco Shipping Lines. Chief Financial Officer of Cosco Shipping, Sun Yueyin, attended the naming ceremony. She named the vessel and cut the ribbon. With an LOA of 400 meters, molded beam of 58.6 meters, maximum draft of 16 meters, design speed of 22.5 knots/hour, maximum deadweight of 202,000 tons and maximum load of 20,119 TEU, the vessel is fitted with 1,000 reefer plugs and sails under the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It was classed by both DNV-GL and CCS.

 Celine  (Грузовое судно)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

World's Largest Short Sea Ro-Ro Vessel Named in Dublin
MV Celine, the world’s largest short sea Ro-Ro ship, was christened on April 23, 2018 in a ceremony at Dublin Port with guest of honour, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Godmother to the new ship, Geraldine O’Reilly, and the port’s chaplains. The formal ceremony is a long-held tradition intended to bring good fortune to the ship and involves breaking a champagne bottle against the hull as the ship is christened. To mark today’s occasion, new Irish music commissioned by Dublin Port and performed by John Sheahan of the Dubliners and Colm Mac Con Iomaire of the Frames will premiere at the ceremony, heralding the ship’s naming in front of invited guests representing her Luxembourg-based owner CLdN and the wider European shipping industry.

 Victory I  (Пассажирское судно)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Victory Cruise Lines' First Ship Makes Inaugural Miami Call
A sun-kissed skyline rendered a welcoming backdrop as Victory Cruise Lines' Victory I celebrated its maiden call at PortMiami. The 210-passenger ship kicks off the line's first-ever Cuba cruise on Friday, April 20. At a cocktail party held Wednesday evening onboard the ship, Victory Cruise Lines' executives and crew commemorated the milestone arrival into PortMiami alongside a small group of key community members, travel agents and media. The port's acting deputy port director, Hydi Webb; the heads of Miami Fire-Rescue Department and Miami Dade Police Department; and other notable figures stepped forward to present the cruise line with honorary plaques and well wishes. Victory I's Cuba cruise -- roundtrip from Miami -- will be a two-week circumnavigation of the island, with stops in Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Havana. It will overnight in each port, offering multiple days of sightseeing in each. The ship will then reposition to Portland, followed by Toronto, from where it will offer a series of Great Lakes cruises. It will return to Cuba in January 2019, after a December 2018 renovation that will welcome a two-deck outdoor dining venue, among other additions.

 Jewel Of The Seas  (Пассажирское судно)
20 hours ago by arnekiel

Royal Caribbean Ships Returning To Turkey in 2019
Royal Caribbean is putting Turkey back on 2019 cruise itineraries after suspending service for two years due to security concerns. It joins several other lines that plan to return to the country. Most major cruise lines stopped visiting Turkey after a July 2016 attempted military coup to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While the U.S. State Department still advises to "reconsider travel" to the nation, it notes risks are concentrated on the Syria border and a handful of provinces. Most cruises stick to Istanbul and Kusadasi, home of the ancient site of Ephesus. Royal Caribbean will begin selling trips on April 23 for two 12-day itineraries from Rome (Civitavecchia) on Jewel of the Seas. The Oct. 30 and Nov. 11 sailings will both include stops in Ephesus (Kusadasi), says company spokeswoman Celia de la Llama. She notes that Crown & Anchor Society members will be able to book one day prior to the general opening date.

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