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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2019, 07:16:44 pm »


By Mike Schuler on Jan 02, 2019 02:34 pm

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The Dutch Coastguard has issued a navigational warning after an ultra-large containership lost scores of containers while underway in the North Sea. The ship, MSC ZOE, was in German waters when it lost the containers in heavy seas between Vlieland, Netherlands and the German Bight in the southeastern North Sea on New Year’s Day.

MSC ZOE

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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #181 on: January 05, 2019, 12:46:57 pm »


Hapag-Lloyd Containership On Fire 🔥 Off the East Coast of Canada

January 4, 2019 by Mike Schuler

 
MV Yantian Express . Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Liege

A fire has broke out aboard a Hapag-Lloyd containership in the North Atlantic off the east coast of Canada.

In a statement posted to its website, Hapag-Lloyd said the fire started January 3 in one container on the deck of the Yantian Express and has spread to additional containers.

Efforts to extinguish the fire were launched immediately but were suspended due to a significant deterioration of weather conditions.

At the time of the update, the ship was located approximately 650 nautical miles off the coast of Canada.

The crew of 8 officers and 15 seafarers are unharmed, Hapag-Lloyd said.

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Hapag-Lloyd container ship Yantian Express on fire 650 nautical miles off the east coast of Canada. Fire started in one container and spread to additional containers. Fire fighting hampered by weather. No injuries to 23 crew. #YantianExpress

— Mike Schuler (@MikeSchuler) January 4, 2019

The ship was sailing from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Halifax, via the Suez Canal, where it was expected to arrive on January 4, according to AIS ship tracking data.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday afternoon that it is coordinating the response efforts to ensure the safety of the crew.

Another commercial vessel, Happy Ranger, was just 20 miles from the position of the Yantian Express and has diverted to provide assistance. A commercial tugboat is also en route.

The Coast Guard said it is monitoring the situation.

The 7,510 TEU vessel 320-meters-long and is flagged in German flag. The ship operates in the East Coast Loop 5 (EC5) service. It was built in 2002.

“It is still too early to make a precise estimate of any damage to the vessel or its cargo. Hapag-Lloyd is closely cooperating with all relevant authorities,” Hapag-Lloyd said.

Both the Yantian Express and Happy Ranger are participating in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) program.

“Thanks to the participation of mariners in the AMVER system, we were able to coordinate a quick response,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Badal, operations unit watchstander at the Fifth District command center. “This system is crucial to coordinating nearby vessels to provide assistance when an emergency arises far from Coast Guard assets.”

No pollution or injuries have been reported.

 
Yantian Express photo provided by Hapag-Lloyd.

The incident adds to a busy start to the year in terms of maritime accidents.

On December 31, the car carrier Sincerity Ace suffered a fire with five fatalities in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and Hawaii. This ship is now abandoned, adrift and the fire continues on board.

On January 1, the mega containership MSC ZOE lost an estimated 270 containers overboard in heavy weather in the North Sea. No injuries were reported.

On January 2, a 308-foot Chinese-flagged fish carrier, named Ou Ya Leng No. 6, ran aground on an uninhabited atoll in the Marshall Islands. Currently the crew of 24 remain on board the vessel.


https://gcaptain.com/hapag-lloyd-containership-yantian-express-on-fire-off-east-coast-of-canada/
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Re: Non-routine News
« Reply #182 on: January 12, 2019, 02:42:21 pm »


Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix
Wandering of the Geomagnetic Poles

January 11, 2019 by Reuters

SNIPPET:

“It’s moving at about 50 km (30 miles) a year. It didn’t move much between 1900 and 1980 but it’s really accelerated in the past 40 years,” Ciaran Beggan, of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, told Reuters on Friday.

Read more:

https://gcaptain.com/shifting-north-magnetic-pole-forces-unprecedented-navigation-fix/
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