Top News of the Week March 11 – 16, 2013
On 8 March 2013 EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez provided much-needed assistance to the crew of chemical tanker MV Royal Grace after the vessel was unexpectedly released by Somali pirates. The pirates had held the vessel after attacking it over a year earlier, on 2 March 2012 in the Gulf of Oman.
At 12 hrs (Singapore time) on 13 March 2013, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received a report of a collision between an Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship “BOSUN” and a harbour craft SC3566E in Sinki Fairway, about 7km southwest of Pasir Panjang Terminal.
Heerema Marine Contractors’ new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir, one of the largest deepwater construction vessels in the world, is expected to arrive in Rotterdam today for final outfitting.
On March 9th, the crew on the Abeille Bourbon successfully completed towing operations on the CMA CGM Marco Polo, the jewel in CMA CGM’s crown and the largest containership in the world capable of carrying up to 16,020 TEUs, as part of an type approval testorganized by the Atlantic French Maritime Prefecture.
This morning in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Preziosa was officially delivered to MSC Cruises at the STX France shipyard.