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 Hardanger  (Пассажирское судно)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Allision in Stavanger
On Jan 19, 2018, at 1.25 p.m. the "Hardanger" slammed into the fisher quay at Stavanger. Due to the powerful impact people fell on the deck, but no one was injured. After 10-15 minutes the trap doors of the ferry were opened and the cars could drive onto the quay. The gate could not open completely. About half an hour after the allision the ferry resumed the service to Tau. Norwegian report with photo: https://www.aftenbladet.n...

 Nikifor Begichev  (Грузовое судно)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Defense missile system damaged in storm
The "Nifikor Begichev" which sailed from Ust-Luga on Dec 30, 2017, destined for China, in the night Jan 3, 2018,ran into a storm and experienced troubles in the English Canal with bulk cargo on deck. The ship was drifting for some time, and on 5 a.m. on Jan 3 turned back. The extent of damages sustained was unknown. She returned to Ust-Luga anchorage on Jan 9. The cargo included in the first shipment of the S-400 air defense missile systems, which was sent to China under the 2014 contract, which has been damaged by the storm and was returned to Russia. Work was underway to assess the damage in order to make it possible to cover losses in accordance with insurance. After the work has been completed, undamaged equipment was to be sent to the customer.

 MT Noor  (Танкер)
7 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Aliaga 19.01.18

 Os Arcadia  (Танкер)
7 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Chittagong 19.01.18

 M.v.al Alya  (Грузовое судно)
7 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 18.01.18

 Dorida  (Грузовое судно)
7 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 19.01.18

 Festos Palace  (Пассажирское судно)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Allision in Heraklion
On Jan 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. the "Festos Palace" during the trip from the port of Heraklion to Piraeus, allided with the port jetty, due to the adverse winds of 132 km/h. The ship was docked west of Pier II with the help of the tugs "Minotaur" and "Mentor". Then the 281 passengers were disembarked and the ferry inspected. The 50 cars, 74 trucks, 5 bikes and 2 buses remained on board. There was small damage to the hull of the ship. Inspectors found a right-angled deflection in the bow bulb and a slight rupture at the stern more than one meter above the waterline. In accordance with the requirements of the Safety and Safety Management Regulations of the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy and of the ship's classification society, the "Festos Palace" remained in the port of Heraklion until inspections showed it was completely seaworthy. The ferry departed in the morning of Jan 19 afer repairs were carried out in the night, bound for the port of Piraeus. The service on Jan 19 from Piraeus port will normally take place at 9 p.m. Greek reports with photos and video: www.cretalive.gr/... radiolasithi.gr/b...

 Syn Atlas  (Танкер)
7 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 19.01.18

 Theresa Dumai  (Танкер)
7 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 18.01.18

 New Visio N  (Танкер)
7 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 19.01.18

 Stena Britannica  (Пассажирское судно)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry sailing again
The "Stena Britannica" sailed from Harwich on Jan 17 at 6.35 p.m., bound for Schiedam. The Essex fire brigade has completed its environmental impact report and sent to Environment Agency and launched a level 2 investigation into cause of fire. The fire had been confirmed extinguished, no signs of any pollution or sheen. All decks were cleared of vehicles.

 NYK Rigel  (Грузовое судно)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Container loss off Scheveningen
The "NYK Rigel" lost an empty 40 ft-container over board in position 52 18 05N, 003 32 09E, 27 miles northwest of Hook of Holland on Jan 18. 2018, at 2.34 p.m. The ship was underway from Savannah to Rotterdam when the loss occurred in bad weather off Scheveningen. Two other containers fell onto the vessel's deck and damage inspections were carried out on arrival at the ECT Delta Container Terminal in the Amazone Port of Rotterdam on Jan 19 at 12.15 p.m.

 Hoegh Beijing  (Другое)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Vehicles carrier adrift in storm
On Jan 18, 2018, the "Hoegh Beijing" broke lose and went adrift in the Vrasene dock in Antwerp with four tugs attached at 07.45 a.m. By 1.50 p.m. tje vessel was moored at Berth 1237 with two tugs still standing by. The vehicles carrier had arrived at Antwerp at 01.30 a.m. from Halifax.

 Elbeik  (Грузовое судно)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Repairs in Yalova under way
After temporary repairs were carried out by the crew of the "lbeik", the ship was granted departure permission from the Canakkale Strait authority to a shipyard. The vessel arrived at the Yalova shipyard area in order to conduct permanent repairs and berthed at the shipyard pier upon completion arrival formalities on Jan 17. Repairs have commenced by shore based technical teams as regards class surveyor further recommendations.

 Abrau  (Танкер)
8 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker adrift following engine failure
The "Abrau", while enroute from Novorossiysk to Derince, in a laden condition, experienced engine failure and loss of power in the Sea of Marmara, in lat 40 50.4N, long 28 58E, on Jan 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. Repairs have been commenced by the crew. The vessel was drifting in winds and currents in the meantime.

 MV Berra G  (Грузовое судно)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Grounding at Ereğli
In Zonguldak's Ereğli district the "Berra G" was dragged onto the ground by a storm in the night of Jan 18, 2018. The crew of 12 were rescued by Ereğli Municipality fire crews. The vessel had been enroute from İzmir to Rostovon-Don and stranded in the shipyard area in Ereğli-Alaplı. When it hit the rocks it split in the middle. A large number of ambulances were sent by the Ereğli Municipality Fire Department. The crewwas evacuated via ropes. Among them were 5 Azerbaijanis, 3 Georgian, 1 Ukrainian and 3 Turks. After about 1 hour and 15 minutes of rescue work, all were safe ashore and delivered to thre emergency service crews. The Coast Guard and port authority officials said measures would be taken to prevent the 26 tons of diesel from leaking into the sea. They were to be discharged with the tank trucks. Turkish reports with photos: www.haberturk.com... www.pusulagazetes... https://www.sondakika.com...

 Lill  (Грузовое судно)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Ship with fouled propulsion blocked Randers port
The "Lill" drifted across the southern port of Randers on Jan 19, 2018, at noon, after the propeller got fouled by an obstruction. The vessel blocked the basin for more than 30 minutes. The ship had come from Oslo. After the ship could be manoevered out of its position, a diver removed the obstruction which was found to be a rope. Before, the attempt to dock had been obstructed by the stormy winds. Danish report with photos: https://www.tv2ostjylland...

 Fenghai18  (Грузовое судно)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Collision off China
On Jan 16, 2018, the cargo m/v "Hui Feng" sank after a collision with the tanker "Feng Hai 18" at the Baoshan anchorage. The "Feng Hai 18" was on its way with 4,500 tons of caustic soda between two Chinese cities. No one was injured.

 Marittima  (Пассажирское судно)
10 hours ago by Timsen

Investigations for environmental crime
Officials of the water police in Travemünde discovered on Jan 11. 2018, a manipulation of the sewage system of the "Marittima". Due to these technical changes, waste water could be pumped outside without being treated. After consultation and at the request of the prosecutor in Lübeck a search warrant for the ship was obtained at the district court Lübeck which took place on Jan 17 with experts of the classification society and representatives of the competent regulatory authorities at the berth of the ship in Travemünde. During the control the findings were fully confirmed by the experts: On board the controlled vessel additional pipes were installed and existing pipes sealed with blind flanges, so that untreated black and gray water was pumped outside bypassing the stages of the wastewater treatment plant. By bypassing the cleaning and treatment processes of the plant, untreated feces were pumped out over a long period of time and by a multitude of passengers on numerous voyages in the summer months. The water police in Lübeck-Travemünde launched a criminal investigation for suspected water pollution and other investigations for breaches of inland shipping regulations.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Port closed due to weather condition
HU, 18 JAN 2018: Mangalia Ports was closed at 0830 hrs, due to weather condition wind northwest, beufort force 7.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Port closed due to bad weather
Constantza Port was closed on Jan, 18, 2018 at 0910 hrs, due to weather condition wind southwest-northwest, beufort force 7-8.

 Ue Star  (Грузовое судно)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

For sale at auction
London, Jan 18 -- Pursuant to the Order of Court dated Dec 15, 2017, all interested parties are invited to bid for the purchase of bunkering tanker UE Star by private treaty. The bids must be submitted in Singapore Dollars together with a deposit of 50,000 Singapore Dollars in local cashier?s order made in favour of "The Sheriff Of Singapore" and should be placed in a sealed envelope marked ?Tender for UE Star ? and sent to the Sheriff?s Office, Legal Registry, Level 2, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879, which should reach him no later than 1500 hrs, on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018. Bids made without the accompanying deposit will be rejected. The deposit shall be returned to unsuccessful bidders. The vessel will be sold on ?as is where is? basis, on the Sheriff?s standard terms and conditions of sale.

 Songa Venus  (Другое)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Released from arrest and sold
London, Jan 18 -- The Singapore Supreme Court website states: Drill platform Songa Venus, which was arrested in Singapore on Feb 16, was released and sold on Jan 12.

 Seamaster  (Грузовое судно)
15 hours ago by arnekiel

Vessel released from arrest
According to Crown Navigation Co. Ltd. Chittagong, shipping agents of fully cellular containership Seamaster, the vessel has been released and is waiting to take berth later this week to off-load/load containers.

15 hours ago by arnekiel

Oiltanking, Vopak LNG and Gasunie LNG are in the process of establishing the joint venture “German LNG Terminal GmbH”
Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., Oiltanking GmbH and Vopak LNG Holding B.V. are in the process of establishing the joint venture ‘German LNG Terminal GmbH’. The purpose of the joint venture is to build, own and operate an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminal in northern Germany. The terminal will also provide LNG distribution services. To attract interest from the market and to gain detailed insight in customer demand, an Open Season will be launched. The Open Season starts on January 17, 2018. The terminal offers the opportunity to further diversify Germany’s sources of gas supply and facilitates access to LNG as an alternative low-emission fuel for ships and trucks. The development of German LNG Terminal is currently focusing on the location Brunsbüttel. The presence of the adjacent port of Hamburg and the industrial companies located in the region represents an attractive business environment. Via the Kiel Canal, in the direct proximity of the intended terminal, the Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States can easily be reached. The start of the Open Season marks an important milestone in the development of Germany’s first LNG terminal. The aim of the facility is to offer the following services: discharge and loading of LNG ships, storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the natural gas network and LNG distribution via trucks and barges. In July 2017, the three companies received EU antitrust approval to establish a joint venture. Subject to, among others, the outcome of the Open Season start of construction of Germany’s first LNG terminal is envisaged after the final investment decision in 2019, to be ready for operations in Q4 2022. Source: Port of Hamburg

 Sanchi  (Танкер)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Bunker fuel may be leaking from Sanchi wreck
Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the "Sanchi" in the East China Sea last Sunday, China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Jan 18. Several previously unreported slicks were spotted by planes, vessels and satellites near the sinking site. The SOA said one, seen 2.5 kilometers east of the wreck site around 6 a.m. may indicate leakage of extremely toxic bunker fuel, the heavy oil used in ship engines. It remained unclear how much bunker fuel was left aboard the tanker when it sank. Experts estimated it may have been carrying about 1,000 tonnes at the time it collided with the "CF Crystal". The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate before the accident, most of which evaporated after the stricken shipped burned for days. The SOA said it will continue carrying out monitoring and environmental impact assessment works. Three slicks covering a combined area of 20.7 square km were spotted by satellite, with the largest in size 17.4 square km, the SOA said in its statement. That combined area was 80.3 square km smaller than the total reported a day earlier. But water samples taken at four of the total 22 spill sites detected so far were found to exceed petroleum substance standards. Report with photos: https://www.reuters.com/a...

 Norwegian Jewel  (Пассажирское судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Tricky medevac off Auckland
A seriously ill woman aboard the "Norwegian Jewel" sparked a challenging rescue in choppy seas off Auckland in the night of Dec 18, 2018. The Coastguard was called around 8.15 p.m. to help the passenger who urgently needed to be taken to hospital. The NZ Coastguard search and rescue catamaran "Lion Foundation Rescue" was sent, picking up St John paramedics on the way, and arrived at the cruise ship by 9.30 p.m. The ship had begun to turn back near Kawau Island and was north of Rangitoto at the time. Battling 2 meter swells, gusting 37 knot winds and poor visibility, a paramedic climbed aboard the cruise ship through the pilot's boarding station. After stabilising the woman, the patient and paramedic were lowered onto the rescue boat in a lifeboat, along with her partner in a tricky transfer. A Ports of Auckland pilot was sent out to safely guide the ship back to the anchorage place around the back of Rangitoto. The Coastguard took the woman back to shore, where an ambulance was waiting. She was taken to Auckland City Hospital and the "Norwegian Jewel" resumed its journey to Sydney. Report with photo: https://www.stuff.co.nz/t...

 Moby Baby Two  (Пассажирское судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry allided with quay in Portoferraio
The "Moby Baby Two" on Jan 18, 2018, allided with the quay of Portoferraio. Initially, after the departure at 9.15 a.m. the ship was stopped for about half an hour off the coast of Portoferraio. The ferry then continued the voyaage without giving any explanation to the passengers. At 12.45 p.m. the ferry slammed into the pier with the bow during the next docking manoever in Portoferraio. No damage was reported to cars and passengers, but the ferry was sidelined at the dock for technical checks. She was replaced by the "Moby Kiss" for the time being.

 Kea Trader  (Грузовое судно)
16 hours ago by Timsen

Tender for wreck removal issued
While the unloading of containers continued and no pollution was to report, the Lomar, owner of the "Kea Trader" grounded off Maré since alost 200 days, has just launched an international tender to remove the wreck. The examination of the offers was in progress and must be completed by the end of January, before being presented to the State. The operations aboard the "Kea Trader" remain depenendant on the weather conditions. The rising swell which turned from South-East to South-West has prevented the work of teams on board in recent days. The reinforced swell also caused a new modification of the orientation of the bow of the ship. However, the flights and daily observations made by the tugs on the "Kea Trader" have revealed no signs of pollution as a result of this movement. The process of systematic landing of cargo and development continued. Two more containers were landed on the barge "Hibiscus", bringing to 97 the number of containers remaining on board. The elements likely to constitute floating debris were gradually being removed. The accommodation, block was almost entirely emptied. The dismantling work on false ceilings and partitions has also begun. French report with photo: https://ladepeche.nc/2018/01/19/va-enlever-kea-trader/

 Sinan Naiboglu  (Грузовое судно)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Freighter beached while waiting for beaching
The "Sinan Naiboglu", waiting at the anchorage of the Aliağa district for demolition, drifted aground at Nemrut Port in the morning hours of Jan 17, 2018, in snow and storm. The ship was in cold lay up and unmanned, and its anchors started dragging so it was driven broadside onto the beach. After the weather has improved in the area in the morning of Jan 19, damage surveys and pollution prevention inspections were to be carried out by state surveyors and subsequently a refloating plan will be prepared by the harbour master. However, refloating was likely to take some time due to various arrest orders issued prior to the grounding incident; the owners have financial difficulties. Turkish report with photo: www.denizhaber.co... https://www.altin.net.tr/...

 Genessa  (Танкер)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Fire spreading over tanker
The fire aboard the "Genessa", currently at OTB Kandla outer roads, carrying 26000 metric tonnes of gas oil, was ´ rapidly growing. There was a blast in the port side of the vessel and all the fire fighting tugs were instructed to keep a safe distance away from the tanker as it was feared that the fire may catch up the cargo. The vessel has also started tilting to one side, probably because of water accumulation caused by continuous spraying. The fire fighting operations on Jan 18 had been carried out with 10 tugs — seven from Kandla port, one from Adani's Mundra port and and two from Reliance's Sikka terminal. All inward movements are currently cancelled by the port authority, and only skeleton outward movements were to be carried out. The port has also instructed all the vessels anchored at Kandla Outer Roads to heave up their respective anchors and move to a safer distance further to sea, minimum five nautical miles. The crew of 26 and the master, with abundant efforts of tug personnel were safety disembarked, however, the Chief Engineer and the Electric Officer were already unconscious, and one of them, the 35-year-old Edwin Fernando, died in hospital. The other, Nitin Madhukar from Borivli, remained critical.

 Dettmer Tank 140  (Танкер)
17 hours ago by Timsen

Crew member injured in storm
In stormy weather a crew member of the "Dettmer Tank 140" made an ugly fall against a bollard and was injured. The crwew of the lifeboat "Tjepke Ekkelboom" provided first aid and stabilized the victim. The "RPA 1" of the Port Authority brought ambulance staff on board to take over sot that the volunteers were able to return to the boathouse. Dutch report with photos: https://www.knrm.nl/nieuw...

 Emek S  (Танкер)
18 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cabo Rojo
An Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a man from the "Emek-S", approximately 28 nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, in the afternoon of Jan 17, 2018. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the captain of the "Emek-S" at 3:08 p.m. stating that a crewmember, who was a Turkish citizen, had lost part of his left hand’s middle finger two hours earlier. The watchstanders notified the Air Station Borinquen flight surgeon, who recommended medevacing the patient as soon as possible to a local hospital in an attempt to reattach the man’s finger. Upon the Coast Guard’s helicopter arrival on scene, the crew lowered the aircraft’s rescue swimmer to the "Emek-S", who ensured the man was stable and secured to the aircraft rescue litter before he was hoisted to the helicopter. The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the man at 4:42 p.m, and safely transported him to the Isla Grande Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was received by awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel and transported to the Centro Medico Hospital for further medical care.

 Genessa  (Танкер)
18 hours ago by u247

1 crew member dies in oil tanker fire off Gujarat coast
An injured crew member of the oil tanker that caught fire on Wednesday evening died on Thursday even as efforts were on bring the blaze on the ship under control off Gujarat’s Kandla port. A massive fire broke out in the MT Genessa anchored around 14 nautical miles off Deendayal Port Kandla on Wednesday and all the 26 crew members were rescued. The merchant navy tanker was reportedly carrying 30,000 tonnes of high-speed diesel. Report with video: https://www.maritime.bg/1...

 Kumejima  (Другое)
23 hours ago by pan22024

The minesweeping controller "Kumejima" of Self-Defense Forces will be opened to the public at Susaki port on January 20th and 21st.

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