InterManager Daily News 03.02.2020.

1. Pilot’s foot crushed, but he managed to climb up

Pilot was boarding cargo ship on approaches to Hualien port, eastern coast of Taiwan, in a fresh weather. He already was on ladder, but still too low, when a wave pushed pilot boat into ship, pilot’s right leg was caught between boat and ship’s hull, crushing the feet. Luckily, pilot wasn’t knocked out by hit and by pain, and managed to climb up the ladder, jumping on steps with left leg.

2. Pilot ladder snapped, pilot near fall, MAERSK container ship

Pilot boarding container ship MAERSK LETICIA at Itajai, Brazil, on Jan 31, had a harrowing moment, when one of two of securing ropes broke up, while he was still climbing ladder, preparing to step onto accommodation ladder. He managed to keep the balance, and safely completed boarding. Second pilot aborted boarding.

3. AIDA cruise ship with 3000 passengers rejected port call, drifting, Caribbean

Cruise ship AIDAPERLA with more than 3000 passengers on board was prohibited from entry Castries, St. Lucia, Caribbean, on Feb 1, on arrival from St Vincent and the Grenadines, as per cruise itinerary. The ship reported several persons on board having respiratory problems, and the Department of Health found number of sick people to be unusually high, to grant free practice.

4. Two mobile cranes fell from JUMBO heavy lift ship in Rostock

Two mobile cranes fell into water in process of loading them onto heavy lift ship JUMBO VISION at Rostock Port, Germany, in the evening Jan 31. the ship reportedly sustained damages. Two persons engaged in loading operation were slightly injured.

5. Chief officer assaulted with knife, badly injured seaman

Russian media, mainstream and local, reported a bloody knife fight on board of a vessel, which was identified by media as “tanker”, without any other details. Somehow, fight was filmed, and all media posted that video. The ship was in Kerch Strait near Kavkaz Port, accident occurred on Jan 30 or 31.

6. Freighter pushed aground by storm, eastern Mediterranean

General cargo ship MUSTAFA KEMAL 1 dragged anchor and drifted ashore at Hatay waterfront, Hatay province, southeast Turkey N of Iskenderun, Med, understood on Jan 30. Strong storm in the area was the cause of accident. Salvage is reportedly, already under way

7. . Hapless offshore giant ship PETROBRAS-70 troubled again, aground in Rio de Janeiro Video

Brand new offshore processing ship PETROBRAS 70 ran aground in Niteroi area, Rio de Janeiro, at night Jan 30, when she broke off anchors in Guanabara Bay during anchorage operation. PETROBRAS 70 has been offloaded from heavy lift ship BOKA VANGUARD, on arrival from China, and was to be temporarily anchored in Guanabara Bay.

8. Survivors, Family Members of Sunken Estonia Ferry Seek Additional Investigation

Passengers and families of victims of the ferry Estonia that sank in 1994 claiming the lives of hundreds of people are seeking an additional investigation into the causes of the tragedy. The Government of Estonia said that it will form a working group to determine what would further action be concerning the application from survivors and victims’ families with an expected overview of plans set to be released in March.

9. Hamburg Can Welcome Giant Ships after Widening of Elbe ‘Passing Box’

Mega-ships with a combined width of up to 98 meters can now pass each other in a widened section of the Elbe known as the ‘passing box’. The five-kilometer stretch under federal jurisdiction now has a width of 385 meters, the Port of Hamburg said.

10. ONE: Vessels Maintaining Normal Port Calls in Greater China

Container operations in Greater China including those at the terminals, depots, and other facilities, continue to operate as usual over the Lunar New Year holiday period, Ocean Network Express said in an advisory. The comment comes amid the ongoing outbreak of Novel Coronavirus stemming from Wuhan, China, which has put on high alert port and maritime authorities across the board


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