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FleetMon.com 02/21/2020 22:06
Feb 20: Container ship MSC FABIENNE English Channel N of Brest, NUC since early Feb 20, from Antwerp to Gebze Turkey, ETA Feb 25. Feb 21 0800 UTC: Approached by SAR ABEILLE BOURBON north of Roscoff France, most probably to be taken on tow. Feb 21 1630 UTC: Taken on tow by ABEILLE BOURBON at around 1300 UTC, port of destination yet unknown. Feb 22 0250 UTC: The ship with 1178 containers on board suffered propulsion loss, owner had to contract ABEILLE BOURBON for towage to Brest, ETA evening Feb 22. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/21/2020 03:02
General cargo ship HAK suffered engine room fire while transiting Dardanelles in western direction, on Feb 20. Disabled ship was reportedly, anchored off Lapseki, later she was towed back to Marmara sea, and anchored off Demirtepe coast. The ship is en route from Ukraine Black sea, to Jaifa Israel, with cargo of barley. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/21/2020 01:53
Russian 57-year old seaman on Feb 20 suffered serious right foot injure during routine works on board of Russian bulk carrier ORANGE LINK, anchored on Incheon anchorage, Korea, Yellow sea, since Feb 7. Medical team couldn’t board the ship until Coast Guard and Quarantine Service checked the crew on possible coronavirus infections. Nothing suspicious was found, medics boarded the ship and applied emergency treatment on board, patient later was transferred to hospital. Here’s the question – luckily, it wasn’t life-or-death case, patient wasn’t in need of immediate evacuation and intensive care, but what would happen if he was in need of immediate evacuation? If countdown was on and it was a question of hours or minutes? I refer to virus scree.
FleetMon.com 02/20/2020 05:08
0950 UTC: Confirmed attacked ship is tanker ALPINE PENELOPE. According to Dryad Global report, officer on watch identified two armed men on board, and no further details regarding the nature of weapons or actions have since been received. Understood SSAS was activated, and after that, communications were lost. No AIS yet, and as in the case with MAERSK TEMA container ship, no navy/security ships/boats seen in the vicinity yet. 0815 UTC: Still no AIS, and no navy/security in vicinity. 0430 UTC: Merchant ship was attacked at 0110 UTC Feb 20 in vicinity 05 10N 002 05E, S of Cotonou. Most probably, tanker ALPINE PENELOPE was attacked, her latest AIS timed 0130 UTC, no signal since then. She’s en route from Netherlands to Lagos, should be loaded.
FleetMon.com 02/19/2020 12:17
Bulk carrier MAGNATE with 19 crew on board arrived at Chennai, eastern coast of India, on Feb 18, from Shanghai, reportedly with cargo of steel. The ship was berthed, and boarded by medics, alerted understood, in advance, on presence of two sick crew, with virus-like symptoms of fever and flu. 2 sick seamen were isolated and checked, both tested coronavirus positive. They’ve been taken to hospital, the rest of the crew are isolated in superstructure, the ship is fenced off at shore side, so that no docker or other port personnel would mistakenly blunder in and approach the ship. It is to be decided yet, whether to offload the ship, or send her back to China with all cargo remaining on board. Fears spread further, and it was said, that worke.
FleetMon.com 02/19/2020 02:12
Container ship AS FILIPPA reportedly ran aground on Feb 18, when entering entrance channel to Barranquilla, Colombia, on arrival from Cartagena. The ship got stuck at around 1500 UTC Feb 18, was refloated with the help of 3 tugs at around 1700 UTC, and resumed moving towards Barranquilla. She was berthed at around 1900 UTC Feb 18. No information on damages, channel traffic reportedly was suspended for some time. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/19/2020 01:15
Cargo ship SHENZHOU 19 sank early in the morning Feb 17 north of Zhoushan, while en route from Shanghai to Guanzhou, China. During SAR 3 crew were rescued, but all 3 died from, understood, hypothermia, and 3 went missing. SAR continued, but as of Feb 19, missing seamen weren’t found. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/18/2020 12:45
The Libyan National Army (LNA) made an official statement on Feb 17, claiming that its forces had destroyed a Turkish cargo ship, berthed at Tripoli, Libya. The ship brought to Tripoli arms and ammunition, says LNA. Turkey already denied this claim, saying that there’s no Turkish ship at Tripoli. Comment: Turkey statement is incorrect, there’s a Turkish ship at Tripoli, it’s a bulk carrier AYLA, she arrived at Tripoli on Feb 15 from Istanbul. But she’s far from being hit or destroyed, judging from her most recent looks. Her AIS is on, and no other ship in port looks like hit by missile or shell. Reportedly, port was either shelled or hit with missile, resulting in one warehouse fire and a lot of billowing black smoke. As for LNA claim on si.
FleetMon.com 02/18/2020 02:38
A horrific accident occurred on Kaohsiung Anchorage on Feb 15. A crew of Myanmar nationality was leaving tanker HONG CHING, to return to Myanmar for a leave. He started to descend rope ladder to board tender boat, when suddenly something went wrong – both his hands entangled with rope ladder, probably boat bumped into tanker hull and tugged ladder, not clear. There was a jolt, both his hands up to shoulders were literally torn off, and he fell into water. Nearby workboat quickly picked him up, but he was already dead, either from shock or drowning unconscious. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/17/2020 01:32
Heavy cargo carrier WISH WAY with two container gantry cranes on board arrived at Willemstad, Curacao, Caribbean, from China, in the morning Feb 16. Cranes contacted Queen Juliana Bridge when the ship was passing under the Bridge, though the cranes height was 2/3 of projected, specifically with the purpose of safe passing under the Bridge. The Bridge traffic was suspended for some time, but later re-opened, damages weren’t serious. Cranes were reportedly, badly damaged, and that’s bad news for Curacao economy, because old cranes often break down and are incapable of handling container ships without delays and disruptions. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/16/2020 23:45
Abandoned and unmanned general cargo ship ALTA (ELIAS), anchored off Cork coast, Ireland, was pushed aground on Feb 16 by storm Dennis, and remains beached on the rocks. The ship is hard aground in a legal sense also, for quite some time. There’s dispute over her ownership and a mystery story of hijacking behind it. Understood Coast Guard is trying to find out owner, to task him with refloating or wreck removal. The ship made quite a story last year, being distressed in the Atlantic and drifting for about a year:. The mystery of cargo ship found in the Atlantic a year after she was abandoned. https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2019/26969/mystery-cargo-ship-found-atlantic-year-after-she-w/. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.
FleetMon.com 02/16/2020 14:26
Fire erupted in Master’s cabin of general cargo ship SUZZY, dry-docked at Tuzla, on Feb 16. Not clear if fire was restricted by cabin only, or started somewhere else in superstructure, and spread to Master’s cabin. Fire was extinguished by firefighting teams, 15 crew were evacuated, no one was injured. The ship sustained some unspecified damages. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/16/2020 08:41
General cargo ship PORT OLYA 2 ran aground at 143 kilometer mark in Volga – Caspian sea Channel at around 2000 Moscow time Feb 15, while en route from Port Olya, Volga river, to Amirabad Iran, with cargo of grain on board. According to officials, the ship refloated by own means at 1120 Moscow time Feb 16, though according to track, she seems to be still aground, as of 1430 Moscow time Feb 16. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/16/2020 03:20
Bangladesh economy is starting to suffer from coronavirus impact – just two ships arrived at Chittagong from China in February, so far. Bangladeshi garment industry is already complaining, that the stocks of ingredients required for producing leather goods, mostly imported from China, are running dry, the same can be said about ointments and ceramics industries. If supply chains remain disrupted throughout Feb-Mar, some 8 percent of garment factories and workshops will be closed. Power industry of the country may be considered as most affected – most or all power stations, in work and under construction, heavily depend on China suppliers, so if China remains in virus stall for some months to come, Bangladeshi power sector will have to look
FleetMon.com 02/15/2020 13:44
One passenger of cruise ship WESTERDAM tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia, when checked by Malaysian medics on arrival from Cambodia, understood on Feb 15. 144 tourists took a flight from Cambodia to Malaysia on their return trips to home, among them a 83-year old woman and her husband, who tested negative. Cruise ship WESTERDAM couldn’t dock for some 2 weeks, being rejected by 5 countries on coronavirus fears, until finally, Cambodia agreed to accept the ship, and allowed passengers to disembark. Full story https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/28733/ghost-ship-westerdam-refused-entry-country-after-c/
FleetMon.com 02/15/2020 13:20
Danish police on Feb 15 busted a large-scale drug contraband operation and traffickers ring, including it seems, the crew of reefer DUNCAN ISLAND. Police were alerted about coming drug shipment for quite some time, it was in fact, an international operation. Reefer sailed from Ecuador on Jan 27, on Feb 14 she called Helsingborg Sweden on Feb 14, left Swedish port early Feb 15, bound for S-Petersburg Russia, and was intercepted off Langeland, Denmark, at the time of transferring drugs to a small boat. Three persons who were to pick up shipment from the ship were arrested, the ship was ordered to sail to unnamed port, where all the crew are to be arrested and interrogated. Some details aren’t revealed, including drug type and quantity, it was.
FleetMon.com 02/14/2020 07:37
1230 UTC UPDATE: Confirmed attacked ship is container ship MAERSK TEMA, reportedly at least two pirates managed to board her, crew said to shelter in citadel, the ship is adrift since time of attack, with AIS on and no navy or security ships/boats seen around. Awaiting updates. 1030 UTC Feb 14: Cargo ship was attacked in Gulf of Guinea 110 nm NW of Sao Tome, at 0812 UTC Feb 14.

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