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Monday, July 23, 2018

River Humber News

Simon Awards Humber Sea Terminal Contract

Simon Group Plc has reportedly been awarded the marine construction contract for the Humber Sea Terminal, to be built on the south bank of the River Humber in north east England.

Vessel Hits Offshore Platform

Dynegy Storage confirmed that an incident occurred at its Rough offshore facility at 9:30am today. The platform is located 24 miles from the mouth of the RiverHumber and 27 miles from Bridlington off the East Coast of the U.K. A factory fishing vessel, the Marbella, owned and operated by J. Marr Ltd of Hull, hit the South West leg of the BD accommodation platform. There were no reported injuries. All 128 personnel on the facility were accounted for and moved safely onto the linked production platform. Dynegy Storage organized the safe evacuation of 109 of the 128 personnel. They were winched off the platform and lowered onto a standby vessel, the Navion Europa. 48 were taken by helicopter to Humberside Airport.

Crew Winched to Safety Near Skegness

Two people have been winched to safety after their vessel suffered engine failure and began to take on water, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency reported. The call came in as a Mayday to Humber Coastguard Operation Centre at 7:36 a.m. (BST) today from the Dolphin of Rhu, north of the windfarm between Skegness and the River Humber. Calculating the boat’s position had to be done using VHF direction finding because there seemed to be no GPS and two lifeboats – Humber and Skegness were tasked to find the vessel. Other vessels on the scene also came in to help the search. It was also decided to call in the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Humberside because of the potentially serious nature of the incident.

Offshore Wind Farm Subsea Cable Order

Wind Farm Turbine: Photo ABB

ABB has won an order worth around $15 million from E.ON UK, to supply the power export cables for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. When completed, in 2015, Humber Gateway will consist of a 73 wind turbine array that will generate up to 219 MW of electricity, enough to power up to 170,000 homes. The wind farm will be located 8 km off the East Yorkshire coast, just north of the mouth of the river Humber. ABB will design and supply 2x14 kilometer (km) circuits of 132 kilovolts (kV) three-core AC submarine cable…

Waterborne Freight in the UK

•    Traffic on UK domestic waters accounted for 5 per cent (126 million tonnes) of all goods lifted in the UK, and 20 per cent (51 billion tonne-kilometres) of all goods moved in 2007. •    Over the decade to 2007, goods lifted on UK waters fell by 11 per cent, and goods moved increased by 6 per cent, but there have been fluctuations during the period. In 2007, goods lifted on UK waters were at the same level as 2006 and goods moved fell by 2 per cent. •    Of the total goods moved on UK domestic waters in 2007, 68 per cent was traffic around the coast; 30 per cent was one-port traffic (to or from offshore installations, or dredged materials); and 3 per cent was inland waters traffic (including both non-seagoing traffic and seagoing traffic crossing into inland waters).

Pilot, Captain Prosecuted for River Humber Collision

A former captain and marine pilot have each been given four months suspended sentence after pleading guilty to causing a head-on collision between a car transporter ship and a ferry on the River Humber in December 2015. Gehan Sirimanne, marine pilot, now retired and Ruslan Uromov, former captain were sentenced at Hull Crown Court on November 8 after pleading guilty to offences in connection with the collision. Ruslan Uromov was charged with conduct endangering ships, structures or individuals, contrary to section 58(2) and (5) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. Gehan Sirimanne was charged with misconduct by pilot endangering ship, contrary to section 21 of the Pilotage Act 1987. Both pleaded guilty to these offences and sentenced to four months, suspended for 18 months.

New Tug Named

Adsteam Marine Limited has named the first of three new tugs that are an integral part of a phased capital program to upgrade the company’s fleet in its United Kingdom ports. The state-of-the-art Adsteam Ferriby – a 24/11 class tug that takes its name from two towns that straddle its new workplace, the River Humber on the UK’s east coast – underwent rigorous checking and sea trials in the Netherlands before delivery. Built by Dutch shipbuilding specialist, Damen, in its shipyards on the Shanghai River in China, Adsteam Ferriby is identical to Barunga, which was delivered to Adsteam Marine’s Newcastle operation in Australia in January 2004.

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