Pakistan plans to refloat ship that ran aground near Karachi
Pakistani authorities said Monday they were working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather. The Heng Tong 77 was en route to Istanbul from China when it drifted and got stuck in shallow waters Wednesday near the coast in Pakistani territory, authorities said. The management of Pakistan's Karachi Port Trust, which handles matters relating to naval traffic at the port, provided no details on how the ship will be refloated.news.yahoo.com
Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal "successfully refloated"
Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal "successfully refloated" The cargo ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal, one of the world's most vital shipping lanes, has finally been moved. However, the head of the company involved in the rescue effort has urged caution, warning the rest of the operation would not be easy. Charlie D'Agata reportscbsnews.com
Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide
This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, Friday, March 26, 2021. (Maxar Technologies via AP)ISMAILIA – The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made to refloat the vessel by taking advantage of tidal movements later Saturday. “It’s a complex technical operation” that will require several attempts to free the vessel, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said in a statement. The Suez Canal Authority has said it welcomed international assistance. A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday outside the Suez Canal and some vessels began changing course.
New video shows explosion aboard a burning cargo ship that injured 9 Jacksonville firefighters
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Late Sunday night, the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department released a video showing an explosion aboard the 600-foot Norwegian cargo ship called Höegh Xiamen. The video, released on social media, starts as a heavy plume of white smoke is seen near one end of the burning ship. Here is the video of the explosion that hurt 9 firefighters on June-06-2020. Posted by Jacksonville Fire Station 1 "The Rock" on Sunday, 7 June 2020Several firefighters and emergency responders can be seen in the video looking on. Hundreds of firefighters have been working to extinguish a fire that started on the ship Thursday.
JFRD: Fire aboard cargo ship ‘under control and contained'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A fire aboard a cargo ship docked at Blount Island was “under control and contained” as of Sunday morning, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said. According to JFRD, eight firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday while battling the fire on the ship. On Saturday, JFRD said, crews were cooling the ship with more than 25,000 gallons of water per minute on all sides. Day 3, cooling the ship with more than 25,000 gallons of water per minute on all sides... working with partners to a safe resolve to the situation. RELATED: Maritime expert explains why cargo ship fire is particularly hazardous | Coast Guard working to control potential environmental impact of burning shipThe Coast Guard said there are no signs of contaminants in the water.
Coast Guard working to control potential environmental impact of burning ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard crews at Blount Island were working throughout the day Friday to keep a burning cargo ship intact, attempting to minimize any threat there might be to the environment. “We need to all monitor to make sure there are no long-term impacts of potential spills that escaped outside that boomed area,” said Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper. It’s easier to keep it contained if it’s above water, and so every step that they make to protect that cargo ship helps to protect the river,” Rinaman said. The Coast Guard has placed protective booms around the ship to catch any contaminants that might be leaking not only from the ship, but also the automobiles that were being carried by the vessel. You can report sheen sightings to the St. Johns Riverkeeper.