Friday, 30 June 2017

Over height frame failure

RIO BRAVO IMO 9348091 21/06/2017, Port of Felixstowe

IMO 9348091

21/06/2017, Port of Felixstowe, England.

Built in 2009 by Daewoo-Mangalia, Mangalia, Romania (4070)
73,899 g.t., 80,226 dwt. & 4,390 teu, as:
'Rio Bravo'.

Passengers on a proper cruise 

IMO 9619983
21/06/2016, arriving at the Port of Felixstowe, England.
Built in 2014 by Daewoo, Okpo, South Korea (4258).
194,849 g.t., 194,283 dwt. & 18,270 teu, as:
'Matz Maersk'.

IMO 9695602

21/06/2017, heading out to assist the incoming 'Matz Maersk', Port of Felixstowe, England.

Built in 2015 by Damen Song Cam, Haiphong, Viet Nam (512541)
447 g.t.. 0 dwt. & 80 tons bollard pull, as:
'Svitzer Kent'.

The World's Largest Container Ship OOCL Hong Kong departs Felixstowe 23rd June 2017

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prithvi partap singh

Published on 30 Jun 2017
The OOCL Hong Kong departs Felixstowe after her 1st and maiden call to Europe.

The departure time changed several times with 6 changes in just 6 hours. Finally she had a confirmed departure time of 11:30am but as the morning turned to afternoon she was delayed. The confirmed time had changed agin to 12:45pm they were hopeful that she would be ready for then.

The pilot @rascalmaster boarded the Hong Kong and gave an update on the what cargo operations were left. Unfortunatly there was a slight delay as a couple of hatch covers and a few gear bins to load. The last crane began to boom up and the pilot orders 3 tugs for departure. The Svitzer Deben, Svitzer Shotley and the Svitzer Sky all left the tug pontoon and headed for their stations. the Pilot confirmed that they had a maximum draft of 13.2 metres for Rotterdam.

The Deben went centre lead aft, Shotley was fast on the starboard quarter while the Sky went centre lead forward. As the tugs were made aft the captian wanted to give the engine a kick ahead to test it before they left the berth.

The crew onboard began to slacken the lines fore and aft so the mooring gang could release them from the bollards. Singled up to just a few lines each end the pilot gets the tugs to get in position to pull her off the berth. Spring lines gone the pilot gets the tugs to pull straight off at 25% then build up to 50%. The Deben then increases to full and Shotley increases to 75%. Slowly edging away from the berth the pilot gives a kick astern while coming away from the berth. The pilot wanted to get the stern into the tide then swing the bow into the channel before letting go of the quarter tug then the bow tug then to come ahead on the main engine with a powered indirect from the aft tug and push indirect from one of the tugs on the most aft tug maker on the portside.

Once in the channel, the pilot gets the Shotley to ease up and come in to let go. As the shotley is released the Sky eases up and comes in to let go. The Shotley comes around the stern an positions on the portside for a push on the ships side.

The Fort Buoy approaching the pilot gives the Deben and Shotley the heads up that they will be required around the 90deg Beach End turn out of the harbour.
The pilot radios the Deben to go out on the starboard quarter at full line load while the Shotley to nose up at a 45deg angle on the tug marker. The Deben begins move out and slowly produces an interesting angle.

Once around the corner the tugs ease up and leave the pilot to navigate the ship to the Sunk Pilot Station where he lands onto a pilot launch to head back to Harwich.

The OOCL Hong Kong will be back at Felixstowe Tuesday morning of the 4th July 2017 for exports for the Far East.

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Zeebrugge PSA Crane Demolition Video

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Lorry smashes through A14 crash barrier – Lanes blocked in both directions at Haughley

Police were called to the scene of a collision on the A14 at Haughley. Picture: JAMES BASS

Drivers travelling in both directions of the A14 could face delays to their journeys this morning after a lorry crash near Stowmarket.

The crash happened at 5.20am, near junction 49  the A1308 for Haughley.
Police were called to reports of a lorry crashing through the central reservation and into the opposite carriageway. 
It is understood the lorry had been travelling in a westbound direction when the collision happened.
Suffolk Constabulary said the wreckage, and necessary repairs to the crash barrier, may cause one lane of each carriageway to be blocked for some time this morning. 
It is not yet known if the driver was hurt. No other vehicles were involved.

    Man arrested after lorry smashes through A14 crash barrier at Haughley – road reopens seven hours later

    PUBLISHED: 06:00 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 30 June 2017
    A14 blocked east bound after a lorry crash near Stowmarket.
    A14 blocked east bound after a lorry crash near Stowmarket.

    A driver has been arrested after a lorry crashed through the central reservation of the A14 in Suffolk and into the opposite carriageway. 

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    The crash happened at around 5.20am near junction 49 – the A1308 for Haughley - and caused severe delays for drivers all morning.
    It is understood the lorry had been travelling in the westbound direction when the collision happened.
    Suffolk police said the wreckage and necessary repairs to the crash barrier meant one lane of each carriageway had to be closed. It was not until 12.15pm that both carriageways were able to reopen fully.
    A 59-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with dangerous driving related to the incident. 
    Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, has dash cam footage of the incident, or may have seen the manner of driving of the lorry to get in touch. 
    People can contact the Roads Policing Team at Suffolk Constabulary on 101, or via the ‘Report Something’ page on the website quoting CAD 43 of 30 June.
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PUBLISHED: 06:00 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 07:19 30 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Accidents on the dock defying explanation at first glance

Maersk ransomware attack has potential to disrupt 'tens of thousands' of shippers, warns analyst

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The cyber attack on Maersk has the potential to throw global container supply chains into chaos, according to Lars Jensen, chief executive of maritime cyber security firm CyberKeel.
Mr Jensen told delegates at the TOC Europe Container Supply Chain conference in Amsterdam today that the attack is likely to spread well beyond Maersk, its terminal operating arm APM Terminals, and its customers.
According to his calculations, Maersk’s shipping lines – Maersk Line itself, Safmarine, Seago, MCC Transport and Sealand – book 3,300 teu every hour, representing some $2.7m in revenue per hour.
At the point of writing that equated to at least some 82,500 teu and revenues of $67.5m – a combination of shipments caught up in ports and on vessels, and likely lost bookings.
“But there are other shipping lines that have boxes on board Maersk vessels – these will not be able to be unloaded; other lines use APM Terminals’ facilities; and even the third party terminals that are unaffected may well have piles of boxes on their facilities that will unable to be cleared,” Mr Jensen said.
The number of shippers affected could amount to the tens of thousands.
“If this goes on much longer they will start to be trying to book with other lines – but guess what, the shippers I spoke to today are being told by other carriers that we have entered the peak season and there’s no space on vessels,” he said.
One forwarder, however, told The Loadstar that due to the attack he was hopeful of getting space on a Maersk ship next month – at a good rate –  that might otherwise have been booked. But another said it was a “serious issue”.
Mr Jensen said the attack illustrated the inherent digital weakness of the shipping industry.
“By no way does this imply that Maersk had insufficient security – if someone wants to hack you they will find a way.
“What it does mean is that shipping needs to build resilience into its digital products- it’s not about building a system and laying a security system over the top, but building security up front when you begin to develop a system, which I’m afraid is likely to cost more,” he said.

Maersk booking and port operations hit by cyber attack as hackers demand ransom

© Mopic cyber attack
© Mopic
Maersk Line is today unable to take bookings following yesterday’s Petya ransomware cyber attack, in what has been called “shipping’s Y2K moment”.
While all vessel operations will continue, making “the majority” of port calls, the shipping line says it has “shut down” IT and communications infrastructure as a security measure.
Maersk said: “Access to most ports is not impacted, however some APM Terminals are affected and gates are closed. Cargo in transit will be offloaded as planned.  Import cargo will be released to credit customers.”
Petya is thought to have disrupted 17 of APMT’s terminals, including Los Angeles, Rotterdam and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, leading to some confusion and congestion. APMT was unavailable for comment.
TNT Express is also said to be a victim, suffering some warehouse operation issues.
Fear of cyber attacks has grown recently in the logistics industry. It rose to sixth on the list of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2017, after entering the list in 2014.
Jody Cleworth, CEO of blockchain-based forwarder Marine Transport International, said: “We are facing our Y2K moment. It shows that legacy systems are outdated and simply no longer fit for purpose.”
One of the particular problems for the supply chain is the large number of stakeholders involved – just one weak link can open them up to attack.
However, this threat can be eliminated by using blockchain, a global distributed ledger, currently being examined by Maersk.
“It is open to anyone, where anything of value like money, containers, bills of lading, location and routing information, are stored and managed securely and privately,” Martyn Walker, of Agility Sciences, told The Loadstar.
“Trust is established through mass collaboration and code, rather than by powerful intermediaries like governments, banks and corporations.
“A Trojan attack like this would not have had any impact. Blockchain runs in a sterile environment. The only way to get data in is through the chain – but an attack wouldn’t work, and it would also leave clues for forensic scientists.”
Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting and CyberKeel, warned the industry of the threat last year.
“The industry is in very poor shape when it comes to cyber security. It needs awareness among senior management – this is not an IT issue. Firewalls and anti-virus software will not keep out dedicated attacks. If you think you haven’t been hacked – you are wrong.”
Meanwhile Maersk partner MSC felt obliged to put its own note out to customers, reassuring them that all its systems and business operations are working normally.
It said it was offering “full support” to Maersk and they were “working together to find other means to transmit data between the two companies. This includes information such as vessel bayplans, load lists, and customs information”.
It added: “If necessary, the 2M partners are prepared to divert ships from terminals which are not currently operating as a result of the attack.”
Mr Jensen also warned ports and terminals that they were likely to be in the vanguard of cyber attacks. Yesterday, he posted a blog noting: “We have specifically warned repeatedly against the likelihood of ransomware (and similar) attacks.
“A key component in the cyber defence for such attacks is having a solid plan for re-installing everything from back-up; something outlined as early as our white paper in 2014 about creating a maritime cyber-resilient organisation. How quickly Maersk will get back online is unknown.”
Mr Jensen revealed that Maersk Line generated a revenue stream of some $5.9m an hour – in 20 hours it would have potentially have “lost” $118m. But, he added: “This does not mean that Maersk has lost this level of business, it is likely a number of customers will simply postpone their bookings for a little while. But the keyword is “a little while”.
And he warned that the industry as a whole should take the issue seriously.
“Our general take on the state of the maritime industry is that cyber defenses are quite low and systems are easily breached (although positive exceptions do happen).
“Over the past 12-18 months, there has been a gradual change in the mindset of the industry, and the prevailing attitude is now a recognition that cyber security may indeed be a genuine threat.
“However, we also find that this recognition, in many cases, still does not translate into the allocation of appropriate resources to properly investigate a company’s current level of cyber security, or the allocation of proper resources related to sustained heightening of cyber readiness.”
The Petya attack began in Ukraine, with major impacts in Russia and Poland and, according to Wired, is designed to spread with speed.
The hackers have demanded a $300 bitcoin payment – however, the email client being used, German firm Posteo,  has closed the address listed so payments cannot be made.
Other major companies affected are pharmaceutical company Merck, and Russian oil giant Rosneft.

Another MSC Container Service Now Calls at DP London Gateway Deep Water Port

Reconfigured Route Offers Fast Link between North Europe and West Africa 

UK – AFRICA – Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) West Africa Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway, the Thames side deep water container port. The MSC Sabrina was the first vessel to call at the UK's newest port on the reconfigured service on June 27. The West Africa Service provides a fast link for shippers between the UK & Northern Europe and Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, with transit times of under 22 days to ports-of-call in those countries, including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema. James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said: 

“We’re delighted that MSC has chosen DP World London Gateway as the port-of-choice for the West Africa Service’s UK call, opening up a new trade-route out of our state-of-the-art logistics facility. Shippers using this MSC service to export to West Africa can be assured of the very best in port service, with access to our ‘Where’s My Container’ application, class-leading resilience and reliability and use of the very best port technology, all of which ensure we’re well placed to offer greater speed, visibility and improved supply chain certainty.” 
DP World London Gateway Port now has 15 weekly services calling into the terminal, with direct, deep-sea access available to and from more of the world’s locations than any other UK container port. Michael Collins, UK Commercial Director at MSC, said: 

“This move follows the reconfiguration of our West African services and we have decided, as we aim to continue to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, that our UK call to West Africa will now load from DP World London Gateway. This will enable us to offer market-leading, direct transits and enhance our nationwide coverage whilst improving our London and South-East services.” 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mega container ship disabled, English Channel

June 28, 2017 at 16:38 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents 
Container ship COSCO PRIDE suffered engine failure around 0000 UTC June 28 in English Canal while en route from Felixstowe to Southampton, brought to anchor in position 50 33N 000 05W. As of 1600 UTC June 28, vessel was still at anchor.

MSC Says Its Terminals Are Ready to Welcome 2M Ships amid Cyber Attack

After a cyber attack affected Danish transport and logistics major A.P. Moller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Maersk Line’s partner in the 2M alliance, informed its 53 terminals are “fully available” to 2M vessels to load and unload cargo with minimal delay. 
“If necessary, the 2M partners are prepared to divert ships away from terminals which are not currently operating as a result of the attack,”according to MSC.
“MSC offers its full support to Maersk Line at this time, and we are working together to find other means to transmit data between the two companies. This includes information such as vessel bayplans, load lists, and customs information,” the company added.
What is more, MSC said its systems and business operations are working normally and bookings can be placed as usual.
To remind, Maersk was hit as part of the cyber attack named Petya on June 27, among other businesses and governments in Europe. The attack shut down IT systems across multiple sites and select business units. APM Terminals is among the hit business units, with 17 terminals being hacked, according to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.
Earlier today, Maersk said it managed to contain the attack. As disclosed, Maersk Line vessels are maneuverable, able to communicate and crews are safe, while APM Terminals is impacted in a number of ports.

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