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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.
FleetMon.com 02/13/2020 23:11
NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) reported medevac of a Master of bulk carrier at Richards Bay, South Africa, on Feb 13. Master suffered a traumatic injury in a fall, and was in serious condition. Bulk carrier was approaching Richards Bay and was met by NSRI team at sea, to prepare Master for evacuation. He was disembarked and transferred to ambulance in port. Bulk carrier wasn’t identified, but judging from NSRI photos and track, it’s bulk carrier BITTERN, arriving at Richards Bay from Mombasa Kenya on Feb 13. The ship presently, is berthed at Richards Bay. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/13/2020 13:18
Master of bulk carrier RISING WIND was reported missing on Feb 11, somewhere in 10 50N 148 09E area, if analyzing ship’s search track. MRCC Australia alerted JRSC Guam, a large-scale SAR was launched, with deployment of planes. The ship turned back and started moving along her initial track at around 0230 UTC Feb 12, until 2300 UTC, and after that, it seems, it was decided to move in legs, see screenshot of her track. The ship is en route from Japan to Australia, at the time of the alert she was some 400 nm SE of Guam. According to Chief Officer report, received by MRCC Australia, 47-year old Master was last seen in his cabin, feeling ill. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/13/2020 11:41
Product tanker ANDRIANA XX, anchored since Feb 5 at Masarete, Buru Island, Maluku, Banda sea, Indonesia, was reported as suffering water ingress in engine room via pump room leak, date of accident unclear. Blackout was reported, but with that, AIS is on as of Feb 13. Judging from tanker’s track, accident could take place on Feb 4, being under way NW of Masarete. Tanker managed to get to nearest shelter, Masarete anchorage, probably towed. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/13/2020 00:57
LPG tanker GAS PRODIGY loaded with 2,400 tons of liquid propylene arrived at Fuzhou Chemical Terminal, Fujian Province, China, on Feb 10, from Philippines. During offload preparations leak was found in a flange of a pump of Tank No.1, and a leak of propylene gas. Tanker was taken to outer anchorage, safety zone around the ship was established. Propylene mixture with air is highly inflammable, so there’s risk of fire and explosion. Technical team boarded tanker in the evening Feb 12 to fix the problem, on Feb 13 reportedly, repairs still under way. IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a AMBER risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 36% (02-MAY-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. N.
FleetMon.com 02/12/2020 00:59
Feb 12 UPDATE: As of 0400 UTC Feb 12, WESTERDAM was well into Gulf of Siam and Thailand waters SW of Trat islands (Koh Chang, Koh Kut, etc.) keeping sailing towards Laem Chabang / Bangkok at some 11 knots speed. Reportedly, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) addressed Thailand authorities in a statement, asking to revise entry ban, and allow the ship to dock. CLIA accentuated presence on board of at least 19 Thai nationals, mostly crew members. Government decision to ban WESTERDAM was criticized by both international and national media. Some mainstream media already said that the ship has nowhere to go, which of course, isn’t true. Here’s the situation: the ship most probably, is to be anchored somewhere off Laem Chabang. Virus i.
FleetMon.com 02/11/2020 23:33
LPG tanker CRYSTAL LAVENDER suffered engine failure west of Farsund, southern Norway, in the morning Feb 11, while en route from Portugal to port in Norway. Tanker started to drift towards Norway coast, tug FFS ATHOS (IMO 9714575) was deployed. Tanker was taken on tow at around 1830 UTC Feb 11, and towed to Lyngdal Norway, she was anchored at around 0300 UTC Feb 12. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/11/2020 10:42
Container ship OOCL RAUMA at around 1430 UTC Feb 11 reported to Dutch Coast Guard at least 5 containers lost overboard some 25 nm N of Ameland island, West Frisian Islands, north coast of the Netherlands. The ship is en route from Kotka Finland to Rotterdam, she’s sailing at a reduced speed since around 1200 UTC, against strong wind and rough seas. CG tug GUARDIAN (IMO 9637363) sent to assist, probably container ship is troubled, as of 1530 UTC she was slowly moving west at some 2 knots speed. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/11/2020 04:38
COSCO specialized cargo ship DA CUI YUN arrived at Deendayal Port, Kandla, western India, from China, on Feb 3, and remains at port since arrival. Her next port of call is Karachi, Pakistan. According to local reports, Customs and national security bodies are searching the ship since Feb 8, because there are suspicions the ship may carry arms, it was even said, that some missile-like machinery was spotted. As of morning Feb 11, nothing suspicious or illegal has been found, so far. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/11/2020 02:07
An Indian seaman on board of container ship MAERSK ATLANTIC was reported to suffer fever, sore throat. The ship was ordered to anchor on Haiphong outer anchorage, Vietnam, on Feb 7, on arrival from China, where she called 4 ports in Feb 2-6 period, including ports of Yantian, Shantou, Xiamen, Hong Kong. Understood sailor virus test was negative, because the ship was cleared to proceed to Haiphong in the morning Feb 11, she has been berthed by 1000 LT Feb 11. FleetMon Vessel Risk Rating: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/
FleetMon.com 02/10/2020 04:27
Suezmax crude oil tanker ASTRO PERSEUS reported aground since 0800 UTC Feb 9 at Port Said entrance, looking like she strayed off fairway prior to grounding, probably because of some steering/engine failure. Several tugs were trying to refloat laden tanker during the day Feb 9, but all attempts failed, salvage suspended at night until daytime Feb 10. Tanker is en route from Ust-Luga Russia to China, i.e. she’s loaded with crude oil. Feb 10 0915 UTC UPDATE: Tanker still aground, with at least 4 tugs deployed in refloating. IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a GREEN risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 31% (23-JAN-20), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports

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