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 M T Matrix I  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
323 days ago by odinfm

Attacked, crew hijacked, Nigeria
Pirates attacked Nigeria-flagged, but Greek-operated, product tanker Matrix I early in the morning May 25 13, some 40 nautical miles of the coast of Bayelsa state, Nigeria. Operator of the vessel, Val Oil Trading Co., confirmed the attack, but didn’t reveal any other details. Reportedly, some of the crew were hijacked. Crew is said to consist of 12 Pakistani and 5 Nigerians, wrote Reuters. According to AIS data, in the evening May 27 vessel was anchored off Bonny – Obopo coastline.

 Morning Spruce  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
323 days ago by Timsen

Car carrier adrift in Sea of Okhotsk
The "Morning Spruce" with the first 61 examples of the luxury Sedan has lost engine power in the western Pacific Ocean, and was adrift. The ship has apparently been without power for several days and was floating in the Sea of Okhotsk. It wasn't clear when it would be repaired or reach US shores to discharge its contents. As a result of the incident, Hyundai has reportedly had to reschedule some of its planned marketing efforts for the new model.

 Norwegian Breakaway  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
323 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cape Hatteras
The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old woman from the "Norwegian Breakaway" on May 27 approximately 350 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The "Norwegian Breakaway" contacted Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m. reporting a woman suffered a heart attack and was in need of assistance. The watchstanders, after consulting with the district’s flight surgeon and ship’s doctor, requested the cruise ship to alter course toward Elizabeth City, N.C., in order to be in range of a Coast Guard helicopter crew. At approximately 7:30 p.m., personnel from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft to assist. When the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, they hoisted the woman and a ship’s nurse into the helicopter and took them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk. Report with video:

 Grandeur Of The Seas  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
323 days ago by Timsen

Passengers taken home on 11 flights
On May 28 Royal Caribbean chartered 11 flights to bring the passengers stuck aboard the "Grandeur of the Seas" back to Baltimore. Guests who booked air transportation through Royal Caribbean International will receive a full refund for air costs. If they did not purchase air transportation through Royal Caribbean International, the cruise line will pay for their airline change fees. Guests on the interrupted cruise will receive a full refund of the cruise fare as well as a certificate for a future cruise. The cruise line will give an update at the end of this week on when the ship will resume sailings.

 Atlantic Cartier  (Container Ship)
323 days ago by Timsen

Two workers hurt during repair works
Two electricians were hurt aboard the "Atlantic Cartier" during repair works in the evening of May 27 at the O'swald Quay in Hamburg. The two workers of a British company were responsible for the removal of damaged cables. Both wore protection suits but suffered skin irritation and Blisters at their arms. The injuries were not caused by contact with cargo, and on board were also no hazardous goods. In fact in the process of fire fighting the burned cable had formed corrosive hydrochloric acid was formed. Both workers had pulled cables out of a manhole when they were injured. The captain of the ship informed the port medical service and the Hamburg Port Authority. The two workers were medically treated, but they did not have to go to the hospital.

 Kathryn Spirit  (General Cargo Ship)
323 days ago by Timsen

Close to final voyage
The "Kathryn Spirit" has been stranded in Beauharnois, Quebec, for almost two years on the Saint-Laurent seaway. She will finally be on her way to a scrape Yard in June 2013. The CAI Group is in charge for the towing operation of the ship for a scrapping yard in Mexico. The company Mexicaine Reciclajes Ecologicos Maritimos is planning the dismantlement in mid-June.

 Henny  (General Cargo Ship)
324 days ago by Timsen

Henny suspected for drug smuggling
The "Henny" on May 28 was still being searched presumably for drugs by the German customs which were on scene with 30 officers. Divers surveyed the hull, the cargo was being unloaded and x-rayed. The operation was expected to last until the end of the week. The cargo was stored in large bags and taken to a mobile x-raying installation of the custom which was carried from Hamburg to Lübeck. On May 31 results are to be announced by the responsible authorities. German report with photo:

 Wg Cook  (Service Ship > Research Vessel)
324 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Cape Cod
The Coast Guard medevaced a man approximately 200 miles east of Cape Cod from the "WG Cook" on May 27, 2013. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard First District received a report at approximately 5:30 a.m. from the seismic research vessel of a 58-year-old male suffering from chest pains. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Guardian aircraft crew were immediately launched. The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man from the vessel. He was taken to awaiting EMS at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., and transferred to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Report with photo:

 Frankfurt Am Main  (Other)
324 days ago by Timsen

Frankfurt am Main saved single handed sailor
On May 27, 2013, the crew of the "Frankfurt am Main" assisted a woman of about 30 years which had run into trouble with her sailing boat "Pogo 2" at 4:10 p.m. She alerted the CROSS Corsen being 30 miles north-west of the island of Ouessant. The skipper could no longer manage her 6,4-m-boat due to adverse weather conditions. At 4:20 p.m., the CROSS alerted the supply vessel of the German Navy which was nearby, but it failed to locate the boat. At 4:45 p.m., the CROSS also routed a Falcon 50M jet of the French Navy while on a surveillance mission which was on scene at 5.08 p.m. and guided the German ship while providing effective radio relay. The "Frankfurt am Main" reached the boat at 5:50 p.m. and launched a zodiac in difficult weather conditions which were getting even worse and prevented any towing operation. The woman had to give abandon the yacht. She was taken safely aboard the German ship at 6:40 p.m. The "Frankfurt am Main" headed to Brest where it berthed on May 28 at 2 a.m.

 Pratibha Bheema  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
324 days ago by arnekiel

Goa govt to take possession of abandoned tanker
Panaji, May 27 (PTI) Goa government has decided to attach the Pratibha Bhima ship that was abandoned nine nautical miles off Goa coast. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who chaired the disaster management committee meeting today, asked North Goa district collector Mihir Vardhan to take possession of the ship under Section 35 of the Disaster Management Act. Parrikar told reporters that the ship was abandoned mid-sea long time ago with 11 members on board striving even to get their meal.

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