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Pipeline Spill Contained in Mississippi Delta Bayou

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-16 13:35:37

Cleanup crews are responding to an oil spill from a pipeline in Cox Bay, Louisiana, near Port Sulphur on the Mississippi River Delta. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office at about 0900 hours of an oil discharge in Cox Bay. The owner of the flowline, Time Energy, reports that the source of the leak has been secured. An incident management team from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans visited the site...

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USCG Investigates Close Approach Between LNG Carrier and Ferry

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-15 21:24:04

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a near-miss incident at Port Aransas, Texas in which an LNG carrier passed close to a loaded ferry, causing the ferry's crew to evacuate passengers. At about 0900 hours Monday, a ferry at Port Aransas was loading and preparing to depart the landing located on the south (outbound) side of the Corpus Christi ship channel. The inbound LNG carrier Kinisis approached the ferry landing and sounded a danger signal with her horn. The ferry's crew ordered...

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Big Capital Projects Bring Big Cargoes for Inland Barge Operators

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-15 13:46:00

With an abundance of refining, petchem and LNG investments on the horizon, high-and-heavy project cargoes are a growing opportunity for tug and barge operators on the U.S. Gulf Coast and the inland waterways system. The Maritime Executive spoke recently with Steve Cheredaryk, sales director for leading barge fleet operator McDonough Marine Service, about the challenges and rewards of moving the biggest cargoes in the business.  - What can McDonough Marine do for project cargo customers? We are one of the largest privately owned deck...

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Video: Anchor Handler Catches Fire in Bay of Bengal

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-12 13:36:29

A fire aboard an anchor handling tug off the coast of Visakhapatnam on Monday killed one crewmember and forced the remaining crew to abandon ship.  At 1130 hours on Monday morning, the AHTS Coastal Jaguar suffered an explosion and fire a position within sight of shore off Visakhapatnam. The Indian Coast Guard cutter ICGS Rani Rashmoni rescued 28 survivors and recovered one body. Five crewmembers sustained severe burns, and they have been evacuated to a naval hospital, according to the Deccan...

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Rebuilt Maersk Honam Returns to Service as Maersk Halifax

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-09 22:07:33

The stern section of the ill-fated container ship Maersk Honam has re-entered service with a new bow built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. She retains the same IMO number, but she now carries a new name - Maersk Halifax.  On March 6, 2018, as the Maersk Honam was under way off the coast of Oman, a fire broke out in a cargo hold forward of the wheelhouse. Five crewmembers died as a result of the blaze and an unspecified number were injured....

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Video: Superyacht Gutted by Fire at Phuket Marina

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-09 20:10:42

Early on Wednesday morning, the superyacht Lady D caught fire at a marina in Phuket, Thailand, and it burned out of control until Thursday morning.  Firefighters with the Patong Municipality fire department were unable to suppress the fire, and authorities ordered the Lady D removed from the marina to an anchorage about one nm away for safety reasons. No injuries or pollution were reported. The owner and the master were not aboard, according to local...

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Three Ferry Boats Capsize Off Panay, Killing 31

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-07 19:41:05

Three passenger motorboats capsized off the Philippine city of Iloilo, Panay in foul weather Saturday, sending 96 passengers and crewmembers over the side. 31 people died in the accidents, according to Iloilo city officials. The wooden outrigger motorboats Keziah 2 and Chi-Chi capsized in a squall on Saturday afternoon, and a third vessel, the Jenny Vince, followed suit a few hours afterwards.  The search and recovery mission for victims of the capsizings ended on Tuesday, and all passengers are now...

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Faulty Fuel System Contributed to Deadly Passenger Boat Fire

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-06 17:03:04

In January 2018, a passenger shuttle boat for an offshore floating casino suffered a devastating fire shortly after getting underway from its berth at Port Richey, Florida. One of the boat's engines overheated, and smoke was pouring from the vessel within minutes. The master changed course and intentionally grounded the vessel, and the passengers evacuated and waded ashore. One person was killed and several were injured in the casualty. The fire was intense, fast-moving and ultimately...

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Alcohol Implicated in Double Grounding

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-05 19:53:15

[Brief] The freighter Hadeland ran aground twice while attempting to depart the port of Riga, Latvia on Saturday, and local authorities say that the master allegedly failed a breathalyzer test for alcohol intoxication after the second incident.  At about 2140 hours on Saturday, the Latvian Coast Guard received notification that the 9,000 dwt freighter Hadeland (ex name NBP Commander) had gone aground while departing the port. The service dispatched the response boat Gaisma to the scene, and the boat crew determined...

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Ports of Auckland Buys World-First Electric Tug

By The Maritime Executive 2019-08-05 17:53:14

Ports of Auckland in New Zealand has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards to buy the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug. The new 24.7-meter tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513, to be delivered in 2021, will have a 70 tonne bollard pull, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug Hauraki, also built by Damen. She will be able to do three to four shipping moves on a full charge, or around three to four hours work. A...

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