Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd otherwise known as ONE* reported on 16 November from Kure in Hiroshima that it had successfully taken delivery of the 14,000TEU ONE Columba from the shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (illustrated on sea trials, photo: Ocean Network Express Pte.Ltd ©). The vessel’s sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha, flag is Panama.
This revised advisory cancels US Maritime Advisory 2018-007
Reference: US Maritime Alerts 2018-004A, 2018-004B, 2018-008A
Inauguration of Tycho Brahe and Aurora marks successful completion of a high-profile conversion project with ABB’s technology at its heart.
These largest emission-free ferries in the world have been officially welcomed into service after guests boarded Tycho Brahe in Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsingør, Denmark on 9 November for a special inauguration ceremony marking completion of an all-electric conversion.
At 0246 on 1 March 2018, the UK-registered general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit started to drag its anchor in heavy weather on the River Humber.
The watchkeeper did not immediately identify this and Celtic Spirit subsequently collided with the research and survey vessel Atlantic Explorer and the general cargo vessel Celtic Warrior, which were at anchor.
On 1 November IMO reported that Libyan port and maritime security officers have been receiving training on IMO’s International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (see here: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Security/Guide_to_Maritime_Security/Pages/SOLAS-XI-2%20ISPS%20Code.aspx).
Hutchison Ports London Thamesport’s growing reputation as a short-sea container hub has been further enhanced by Helsinki-based Containerships plc’s introduction of a second weekly service from Gdynia, Poland.
Helsinki-based Containerships (illustrated) has inaugurated a second weekly service from London Thamesport.
Errors in navigation in pilotage waters around New Zealand carry the risk of serious consequences for people, the New Zealand environment, and the economy.
In New Zealand the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has recently inquired into several incidents where errors occurred due in part due to international standards for what should happen on the bridge of a ship not being met.
It was reported on 5 December that MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximise vessel performance by minimising equipment weight, it is understood. These orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.
Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key messages apparent from a special session held on 3 December of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session. This was reported on 6 December by IMO which kindly provided illustrations.
Delegates were first treated to a song commemorating IMO’s 70th anniversary since the Convention establishing IMO was adopted in 1948) as well as the MSC 100 session.