First Hamburg call by new express inland waterway ship ‘Hanse’

First Hamburg call by new express inland waterway ship ‘Hanse’

The largest inland waterway craft that the Elbe Lateral Canal can accommodate is now regularly sailing as an express vessel on a shuttle service between Braunschweig and Hamburg. The newbuild MV ‘Hanse’ …
Jun 29, 2017 /  Vessels
DEME acquires new dredging contracts in Germany, France, UK and Spain

DEME acquires new dredging contracts in Germany, France, UK and Spain

DEME’s German subsidiary Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau GmbH, based in Bremen, has acquired the maintenance dredging contract on the River Elbe in Germany. The contract has been awarded to a joint venture, …
Apr 21, 2017 /  Curious
Port of Hamburg: Decision on the adjustment of the navigation channel is expected for February

Port of Hamburg: Decision on the adjustment of the navigation channel is expected for February

The adjustment of the navigation channel on the Lower and Outer Elbe is the most important strategic expansion project for the Port of Hamburg. In view of the rapidly growing ships, Hamburg is dependent on adapting its …
Dec 27, 2016 /  Curious
Stranded Containership CSCL Indian Ocean Finally Freed

Stranded Containership CSCL Indian Ocean Finally Freed

Mega containership CSCL Indian Ocean which has been stranded in the river Elbe for days has finally been freed by German maritime authorities. Namely, the salvage operation was launched at 2am today by a fleet of …
Feb 9, 2016 /  Accidents
UPDATE: Salvage fleet for CSCL Indian Ocean refloating completed

UPDATE: Salvage fleet for CSCL Indian Ocean refloating completed

In the early morning of Feb 8 the tug Fairmount Expedition as the last ship involved in the salvage of the container ship CSCL Indian Ocean near Wedel reached the Elbe estuary after KOTUG Offshore …
Feb 8, 2016 /  Vessels
Update: Second salvage attempt of CSCL Indian Ocean failed (Video)

Update: Second salvage attempt of CSCL Indian Ocean failed (Video)

The container ship CSCL Indian Ocean is still hard aground into the Elbe River. After the first salvage attempts which failed yesterday, the local marine authorities have decided to develop a new salvage …
Feb 5, 2016 /  Accidents
Container ship CSCL Indian Ocean hard aground on the Elbe River, Germany (Video)

Container ship CSCL Indian Ocean hard aground on the Elbe River, Germany (Video)

One of the world’s largest containerships, the CSCL Indian Ocean, has run aground on the Elbe River, Germany. The 19,000 teu China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) vessel has grounded at buoy 115 near Luhesand on …
Feb 4, 2016 /  Accidents
Cargo ship Elbetor heading to port after fire off Norfolk coast, UK

Cargo ship Elbetor heading to port after fire off Norfolk coast, UK

Firefighters have been tackling a fire in the accommodation block of a cargo ship six miles off the Norfolk coast (UK) on Wednesday (Jan 13). Image:Hannes van Rijn Two coastguard helicopters, a lifeboat from Cromer …
Jan 14, 2016 /  Accidents
WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko’s Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended. The Heidelberg is an …
Nov 25, 2015 /  Curious
YM Wish runs aground on the Elbe

YM Wish runs aground on the Elbe

The 122,625-DWT YM Wish ran aground on the Elbe off Gluckstadt, Germany. The incident occurred on Friday (July 31) at about 9 a.m. local time. Having suffered engine failure, the 368-meter containership was …
Aug 3, 2015 /  Accidents