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11:44 a.m. June 10, 2008 Reuters


Shipping News and information / Collision Syros - Sea Bird
« on: June 04, 2008, 09:05:10 PM »
Source: Earthtimes

Montevideo - Environmental activists in Uruguay were on Wednesday trying to bring under control a fuel oil leak on its Atlantic coast brought about by the collision of two ships. The Uruguayan Navy and the National Environment Department said the accident happened around midnight Tuesday, when the Greek-flagged ship Syros and the Maltese-flagged Sea Bird crashed some 20 kilometres off the coast before Uruguayan capital Montevideo.

The Syros was damaged around the waterline.

The collission appeared to have damaged a nearby oil tank.

The accident caused the tank to leak and launched an operation to prevent further environmental damage, officials said.

The ship itself listed 10 degrees after the accident, to keep the leak to a minimum.

Uruguayan maritime authorities were investigating the causes of the collision.

Source: Fairplay Magazine 1 Jun 2008
Federal investigators are probing the high seas disappearance of the captain of a Liberian-flagged bulker while en route from Yuzhny in the Ukraine to New Orleans.
US Coast Guard Lt. Ana Visneski confirmed to Fairplay that Capt. Iulian Liviu Iliescu, aged 48, went missing on or about 22 May from the 66,755dwt Morning Cloud as it was in waters off Florida. On receiving the call concerning the missing captain, the USCG 7th District in Miami launched an unsuccessful search of the area for the man identified as a Romanian national.
Once in port in New Orleans, the USCG boarded the vessel and after conducting a preliminary investigation, the probe was turned over to the FBI

Source AFP

Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged cargo freighter off Somalia as it was sailing to the Romanian port of Constanza, its owner and a Kenyan official said Monday.

"A ship owned by Dutch Reider Shipping was boarded off the coast of Somalia by pirates... The ship was hijacked in international waters in the Gulf of Aden," the owners said in a statement.

"The crew members are four Russian officers and five Filipino seamen. All relatives of the crew members have been informed and have been offered every support available.

"The ship owners stress that its first and foremost priority is the security of the crew members," the statement added.

The MV Amiya Scan was carrying a knocked-down drilling rig from the Kenyan port city of Mombasa when it was seized.

Kenyan maritime officials said the ill-fated freighter left Mombasa on May 19 with no contact since.

The waters off Somalia, which has not had an effective central government for more than 17 years, are considered to be among the most dangerous shipping lanes in the world.

More than 25 ships were seized off Somalia last year despite US navy patrols, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

Cargo ship Magdalena imo 8302234, and tug Barga have collided at Klaipeda.

Here pictures from the scene.

This morning the Ro-Ro cargo ship Victoria VI encountered hurricane force winds and huge waves just north of Hanstholm, Denmark. En route Faroes - Denmark.  

5 Trailers washed overboard and other were damaged.
Cargo shifted and the ship created a list.

At the moment the ship is at Frederikshavn, Denmark.

Victoria VI is chartered by Smyril Blue Water.

Here a picture of the ship courtesy Derek Sands.

Last night a 28 meter new built trawler capsized after it was  launched. It happened at Karstensen

The crew was winched off the container ship after it started  taking on water in the Mediterranean.

Here a picture of the stricken vessel.

Shipping News and information / Wind propulsion system for ships
« on: January 10, 2008, 01:18:17 PM »
The German company Skysails is launching a new
wind propulsion system, based on large towing kites.

Shipping News and information / Faroeship has sold Blikur and L
« on: January 05, 2008, 04:04:34 PM »
 and  L

Shipping News and information / Tug Flying Phantom capzised
« on: December 21, 2007, 05:12:36 PM »
The accident happened on Wedneday on the river Clyde.

The tug capsized after it ran aground while towing a cargo vessel.  

Only 1 of a crew of 4 survived.

here a picture from better days courtesy of Ross Aitken

Shipping News and information / Norr
« on: November 12, 2007, 12:28:32 PM »
Yesterday the passenger ship Norr

From ABC news:
A Russian oil tanker has broken in half during a storm, spilling about 1,300 tonnes of oil in the Kerch Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Russia's Transport Ministry says the stern and rear of the tanker tore apart in heavy winds in the area, which is divided between Russia and Ukraine.

"Tanker Volga-Neft, carrying some 4,000 tonnes of black oil on board, broke in half during a storm at a stop south of Port Kavkaz," a spokesman said.

A ministry spokeswoman says rescue efforts are being hampered by the harsh weather conditions.

But she says the 13 crew stranded in the rear end of the ship are not in danger.

Shipping News and information / Containership Anja runs aground
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:18:43 AM »
The grounding happened around midnight nov. 8th in Norway.

Two attempts have been made to refloat the vessel, but they have been unsuccessful.

Shipping News and information / Pasha Bulker to be scrapped ?
« on: October 28, 2007, 02:40:58 PM »
Hi All
The latest about Pasha Bulker from ABC news:  

Posted Fri Oct 26, 2007
"The Pasha Bulker bulk carrier could be written off by insurers due to the damage caused when it ran aground off Newcastle, in New South Wales, in June.

A report, released by Lloyds Marine Intelligence Unit in London this week, says the Japanese owners have met with their insurers to discuss the fate of the vessel.

It is understood both are considering declaring the ship a constructive loss due to the extent of repairs needed to its hull.

Temporary repairs were made to the 225-metre bulk carrier in Newcastle after it was refloated in July.

Since then, it has been sitting off the coast of Hon Khoi, in southern Vietnam, and no further work has been carried out.

The ship was only commissioned last year but could be broken up for scrap metal if it is written off."

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