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Pirates Attack Croatian Tanker in India’s Kandla Port

first_imgzoom A Croatian-flagged tanker MT Pomer was attacked by pirates in India’s Kandla anchorage in the morning hours of January 28, the owner Uljanik Plovidba, a Croatian ship management company, told World Maritime News.The company said that the attack occurred “between 03:00 and 03:20 hrs local time.”“All crew members are safe and none was hurt during the attack, whilst the material damage was limited to the theft of a part of the deck firefighting equipment and butterfly nuts on the tank hatches only, thanks to swift and professional reaction of the ship’s crew,” Uljanik Plovidba company lawyer Igor Budisavljević wrote.“Pirates were armed with knives and the attack was reported to the authorities in Kandla,” he added.The attack on the 2011-built tanker was resolved in some twenty minutes and was undertaken by six pirates.After it departs India, the 52.610 dwt MT Pomer, crewed by 22 people, is scheduled to continue its voyage to Singapore.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Water restrictions will be in place until at least Thursday

first_imgDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL has announced that the ongoing problems that have disrupted the water supply to nearly 1.5 million people will continue until “at least Thursday”.The council, on behalf of all four Dublin local authorities, said that the problem that has affected the colour of water at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant have abated, but that there was not sufficient water in reserve to meet demand.The council says that the problem had stabilised, but that production at the plant was “well below” what was required, as were storage levels.To combat this, water restrictions will remain in place from 8pm each evening until 7am the following morning.The council says that here is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated or raw water.They say that tests are being carried out at the plant and that engineers are working around the clock to solve the problem. However, they say that this “may take some time”.A statement issued by the council apologised for the disruption, which will see lower pressures and a loss of supply across Dublin, as well as parts of Kildare and Wicklow.“The four Dublin Local Authorities apologise for any inconvenience caused by these restrictions and will do everything possible to minimise their scale and duration. We are asking consumers bear with us while we work to restore the water supply to normal.”Read: Hogan: Communication of water restrictions could have been handled betterRead: Council: water will take time to come back – and may look cloudylast_img read more