The "Helga" was in collision with another ship on Feb 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. on the lower Weser. It was hit by the "Wittenbergen" which was shifting from the SB III berth in Brake to the North Pier in dense fog and was underway northward Close to shore. As the captain of the "Wittenbergen" misjudged the speed of the flood current his ship veerred to starboard and drifted into the fairway where the "Helga" was underway to Bremen. The "Helga" was unable to get away. Both ships were slightly damaged. The "Helga" proceeded to Bremen and docked in the Industry Port at 3.45 p.m. where the police launched an investigation aside those of the colleagues in Brake. A safety deposit had to be paid by the master of the "Wittenbergen".
General cargo vessel Nomad Eagle, which is undergoing repairs in Nikolayev Ship Yard Okean, was arrested by local court on Feb 11 13 after local tug company sued the owner. On Feb 5 company’s tug Issyk Kul sank during Nomad Eagle towage in Ship Repair Yard basin, company is blaming captain of the vessel, who commanded Full Ahead and didn’t warn the tug, which at the moment was astern with towline attached. Tug capsized and sank after a sudden jolt of the towline. Crew was rescued. Maritime Bulletin www.news.odin.tc/
Bulk carrier Tasman sea ran aground in Tripoli Harbour stranding off channel on Jan 26 13, all attempts to refloat vessel with the help of port tugs failed. Smit Salvage was contracted, vessel was refloated and berthed, as of Feb 16 vessel was still berthed in Tripoli. Maritime Bulletin www.news.odin.tc/
The "Viking Grace" is actually suffering an average delay of half an hour in its schedule. The problem started past week. Divers were sent down at the "Viking Grace". The grill protecting the thrusters at bow and stern inside two tunnels in order to protect the propellers from ice have come lose. One came off completely and was drawn into the tunnel and Propeller which was damaged. The other grills were loose andhave to be removed and cleaned up. The owners assumed that the Propeller does not need to be replaced but can be polished up.
The "Carnival Triumph" was being moved from the Alabama Dock in Mobile where it had discharged its passengers and crew by tugs which pulled the ship away from the Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile. The ship was being moved backward down a waterway in the direction of a shipyard where city officials said it will be repaired. Buses arrived at the Hilton in New Orleans early on Feb 15 and were greeted by paramedics with wheelchairs to roll in passengers who were elderly or too fatigued to walk. Many were tired and didn't want to talk. There were long lines as they waited to get checked into rooms.
Coming from Elsfleth, the "Eiltank 6" allided with a level measuring system at the Hunte bridge in Elsfleth, Wesermarsch, in the morning of Feb 15, 2013, at 7.30 a.m. which was severely damaged in the accident. The water and shipping authority Bremen was still investigating. The tanker proceeded to Bremen and docked at the Industry Port around noon. The damage at the installation was around 50000 Euro. The tank ship suffered damage at the railings and at the port side Navigation light. After it was replaced the ship was allowed to proceed to Bremen.
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In the morning of Feb 15, 2013, a smouldering fire broke was remarked aboard the "Cap San Diego" at the landing piers in Hamburg. The fire broke out during welding works in the insulation on starboard side already on Feb 14 but only next morning the smell of fume was remarked in the cargo hold IV. The fire brigade removed the smouldering insulation and extinguished the fire.
The "North Sea Giant" on Feb 6, 2013, at 12.45 a.m. allided with a breakwater at Peterhead port, Scotland, and sustained damage to its hull. High winds had caused it to crash into the North Breakwater. No injuries and no pollution have been reported. The vessel remained moored outside the breakwater waiting for the weather conditions to improve. The allision resulted in the vessel sustaining two substantial gashes of up to six metres in length on its starboard side. Due to the prevailing weather conditions at the time, it appeared that the pilot was unable to board the vessel outside the port to aid the vessel’s entry into Peterhead. Temporary repairs were being carried out to the vessel at Peterhead. The "North Sea Giant" is under contract with Technip Norge, a subsidiary of the France-based oilfield services provider.
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