• 2018 March 6 11:13

    44 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 5-6

    44 vessels were escorted by icebreakers in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 5-6, says Ice Operations Headquarters of the Baltic Sea Ports Administration.

    Since the beginning of this winter navigation season icebreakers performed 1054 operations including 520 operations at Big Port St. Petersburg, 179 operations at the port of Vyborg and Vysotsk, 105 operations at the port of Primorsk and 250 operations at the port of Ust-Luga.

    11 icebreakers are in operation.

    According to Ice Operations Headquarters, the convoy meeting point is at buoy No 4 of the Big Ship Channel (60 degrees 11.5 minutes north latitude; 27 degrees 46.1 minutes east longitude).

    Floating ice of 20-25 cm thick is observed between the entrance buoy and the Dock-Gate Building C-1; floating ice of up to 25 cm thick is observed between the Dock-Gate Building C-1 and buoys No 23, No 24. Between buoys No 23, No 24 and closed part of St. Petersburg Seaway Channel: 20-30 cm thick ice. In the water area of Big Port St. Petersburg: brash ice of 15-30 cm thick and concentration of 9/10ths to 10/10ths.

    Between the port of Vyborg and Vysotsk: consolidated ice of 20-35 cm thick, no navigation on the canal. Southwards of port Vysotsk to the Halley island: 25-30 cm thick ice. From Halley to Buoy No. 4 of Big Ship Channel: highly consolidated 15-25cm thick ice.

    At port Primorsk: ice thickness of up to 35 cm, ice concentration of 10/10ths. Between buoys No 3-4 and the Grekov bank: newly formed ice of 10-15 cm thick. Between the Grekov bank and buoy No 6 of the Big Ship Channel: highly consolidated ice of up to 25 cm, with ice ridges.

    Between the convoy meeting point and buoy No 3 of the Big Ship Channel: drifting ice of up to 15-25 cm thick. Between buoy No 3 and No 4 of the Big Ship Channel: newly formed ice of 5-15 cm thick with ice floes of 25-30 cm thick. Between buoy No 4 and No 9 of the Big Ship Channel: highly consolidated ice of 35-40 cm thick; ice compression and reefing is observed. Between buoy No 9 and No 11 of the Big Ship Channel: consolidated ice of 15-25 cm thick. Between buoy No 11 and entrance buoy of Big Port St. Petersburg - consolidated ice of up to 20 cm thick.

    At the port of Ust-Luga: consolidated ice of 15-25 cm thick. In the mouth of the river: 30 cm thick land ice.

    Ice navigation restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga and at the approaches to it come into effect from 6 March 2018 (when ice thickness reaches 15-30 cm). Navigation of ATB units and non-ice class ships will not be allowed. Ships of Ice1 class will be allowed to sail with the assistance of icebreakers, vessels of Ice2 class and higher classes will be allowed to sail with the assistance of icebreakers or independently.


2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
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11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
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10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
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2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
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2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
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13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
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12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
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11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
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