A 21-year old sick crew member on the "Pascoal Atlantico" has been airlifted to hospital in St. John's, following a doctor's recommendation on June 30, 2015. The trawler, located about 540 kilometres east of St. John's, was just inside the maximum range for a Cormorant helicopter. A Gander-based Cormorant was sent to the Grand Banks, and a crew was able to hoist the man aboard. The helicopter was accompanied by a Hercules plane based in Nova Scotia.
The man arrived at St. John's International Airport around 8 p.m. and was taken to the Health Sciences Centre. The CCGS "Cape Roger" also assisted in the rescue.
German police intercepted tanker with stolen crude oil
The International Police in Germany has intercepted the "Cielo Di Milano" which was carrying stolen crude oil from Saltpond Offshore oil field. According to a correspondence between Addo Atuah & Company, Solicitors of SOPCL, and the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department of Ghana, General Shipping & Trading Services Ltd, acting per its Chief Executive, the justice Asare took out 24,332 barrels from the Saltpond Producing Company Limited (SOPCL) valued at $1,237,647 through Imperial Energy Ventures Limited of Accra. According to the arrangements, the vessel was to set sail only after full payment had been made through letters of credit. Asare managed to sail out of the territorial waters of Ghana with the crude having used spurious documentation to enable the vessel to leave Ghana unlawfully. There has been an issue of forgery of documentation or uttering forged documents as well as the issue of stolen crude from Ghana. The Ghana National Petroleum Company is also a shareholder of Saltpond Offshore Producing Company and the crude as taken out thus involved the swindling of the Government as well. The correspondent therefore appealed to the Director- General to appeal to his counterpart in Germany to intervene in order to arrest the vessel and to halt the discharge of the stolen crude. The Hamburg-bound ship was presently anchored in the German Bight.
Travellers on both sides of the Channel face more disruption after the Port of Calais was shut down due to further industrial action.
Ferry services to and from the Port of Dover in Kent have been hit by the strike, which started at the northern French port at 2.20pm on Monday.
A Port of Dover spokesman said DFDS Seaways services were still running to Dunkirk as normal.
A spokesman for Kent police said: "It is anticipated that due to industrial action in France the port in Calais is set to remain closed until Thursday."
Wildcat strikes in Calais caused widespread chaos last week as migrants tried to take advantage of the situation by boarding UK-bound lorries.
The Channel Tunnel had to be shut when workers broke in.
Migrant numbers close to the port have swelled to more than 3,000 since April with many attempting to clamber aboard UK-bound lorries.
A Port of Dover spokesman said: "We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with our ferry partners and the Port of Calais in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible.
"Please note that there may be delays to services when the Port of Calais re-opens."
P&O Ferries said that industrial action by employees of MyFerryLink was preventing it from loading or docking its ships in Calais. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/calais-strike-disrupts-channel-travel-192636897.html#H2T0Xsr
on June 23 at 10.30 a.m. the Swedish ferry “Harley Davidson 1”, 499 gt(IMO-No.: 7829259), started to sink in the port of Pärnu. The stern was submerged and the bow pointing up for some time. On June 24 during wind forces of 17 m/sec the ferry started to list to port and foundered completely on a water depth of 12 feet close to the AS Pärnu Shipyard, where the ship had been overhauled and returned to the water only two weeks ago. For the salvage salvage Equipment was mobilized from Tallinn.
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