7 rescued in the Pacific after ferry sinking leaves them adrift for four days

By Associated Press
7 rescued in the Pacific after ferry sinking leaves them adrift for four days
An image from New Zealand Defense Force video shows the wooden dinghy adrift in the Pacific. (AFP/Getty Images)
Six adults and an unconscious baby were rescued Sunday from a boat in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for four days in the blazing sun without water. The survivors had scrambled onto the small wooden dinghy after the ferry they were aboard sank, according to authorities.

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CHIRP discusses how conditions affect perception

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CHIRP released a book as well, called “Perception, Decision Making and Fatigue at Sea”, addressing how we see, and how the resulting perception is affected by the conditions seafarers face and how this affects their decision making.

The book, which was created in cooperation with the Arts & Sciences and Neuroscience Departments at University College London, provides important recommendations for seafarers and maritime operators, regarding the correlation between vision and perception.

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Cargo ship aground in Kolding Fjord, Denmark

General cargo ship FRAKT FJORD with pilot on board ran aground in Kolding Fjord, Denmark, Little Belt, at night Jan 26, while approaching port of destination Kolding. As of 1500 UTC Jan 27 the ship was still aground, reportedly authorities plan to refloat her in the evening Jan 28. No leak, no damages reported, the ship grounded on a sandbank. On a photo FRAKT FJORD aground, all photo full-scale https://www.jv.dk/kolding/Grundstoedt-skib-slaebes-fri-soendag-aften-ved-hoejvande/artikel/2580861
General cargo ship FRAKT FJORD, IMO 9356581, dwt 4500, built 2008, flag Cyprus, manager K. Saetre og Sonner.


Kotug names the world’s biggest Rotor®tug ART 100-46 – RT Raven

The RT Raven is managed by KT-Maritime Services Australia, owned by the KOTUG group, and will be deployed by ConocoPhillips in the Bayu Undan field, north of Australia. The vessel is designed by Robert Allan Ltd and DAMEN Hardinxveld.  The naming ceremony took place in Sharjah, UAE, where it was built at the Albwardy Damen yard.

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Port of Rotterdam Authority puts hybrid vessel into operation

On Thursday afternoon, 18 January, the Port of Rotterdam Authority put a new hybrid patrol vessel into operation. This concerns the RPA 8, a vessel 25 metres in length that can run on both diesel and diesel-electric. The vessel causes considerably less vessel wake and is much more efficient than other Port Authority vessels. It replaces the RPA 3, which had reached the end of its technical and economic service life. RPA 8 was built by Kooiman Group in Zwijndrecht.

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Dutch Pilot Boat Damaged in Collision with Bulk Carrier


Photo: Sake van der Sluis / MarineTraffic.com

A Dutch pilot boat was severely damaged after colliding with a bulk carrier off the coast of Netherlands on Sunday morning.

According to Dutch media reports, the pilot boat Pollux was involved in a collision with the Panamanian-flagged Nord Taurus at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday at the Steenbank pilot station, located approximately 12 miles nautical miles from Westkapelle near the mouth of the River Scheldt.

The 81-meter pilot boat suffered considerable damage in the incident, including a large dent on its port side and damage to its wheelhouse. Two pilots aboard the Pollux suffered minor injuries in the incident.

The pilot boat will be sent to a local shipyard for repairs, which could take as long as two months, according to one official. The same official said that pilotage services will not be impacted due the incident.

The Nord Taurus resumed its voyage to Murmansk, Russia.

Masten Sirius definitief gestreken

Masten Sirius definitief gestreken


Vorige week lag er een bijzonder schip aan kade bij de Burcht in Zaandam: de Sirius, een van de bekendste schepen van Greenpeace.

Zaandam was de laatste tussenstop van het schip op weg naar de sloper in Haarlem. Hoewel het schip de hele wereld over voer vanuit thuishaven Amsterdam, had de Sirius ook een link met Zaandam. Het kwam hier regelmatig voor controle en onderhoud. Daarom is het afscheid van de Sirius een verhaal op De Orkaan waard.

‘Greenpeace schip via Zaandam naar de sloop.’Door: Sander Wegereef

In 1950 en 1951 bestelde het Nederlandse Loodswezen zeven nieuwe vaartuigen. De bouw van de nieuwe loodsboten was noodzakelijk geworden, omdat er na de Tweede Wereldoorlog nog maar zeven van de twintig oorspronkelijke loodsboten over waren; de rest was verloren gegaan. De vloot werd verder aangevuld met oude omgebouwde Duitse trawlers. De nieuw bestelde schepen werden genoemd naar sterren: Betelgeuze, Castor, Pollux, Antares, Bellatrix, Procyon en Sirius… Deze laatste werd onder bouwnummer 924 bij Scheepswerf Boele in Bolnes gebouwd.

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