Stealth Maritime Confirms Collision with US Navy Vessel
Stealth Maritime Corporation can confirm that its managed tanker vessel the ALNIC MC (IMO: 9396725 Liberian Flag) was involved in a collision with the US Navy vessel USS JOHN S MCCAIN off the coast of Singapore at 05:20 Singapore Time on 21st August, 2017. As a result of the collision ALNIC MC sustained damage to her Fore Peak Tank, there were no injuries to crew and no reported pollution of the Singapore Strait. The vessel is now transiting to safe anchorage to be further assessed.
Stealth Maritime Corporation is cooperating fully with the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in its investigations as well as other responding agencies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the missing US Navy sailors and we hope the injured personnel make a speedy and full recovery. Further information will follow as it becomes available. Source: Stealth Maritime Corporation
Container ship rescues crew of drifting bulk carrier
MRCC Vietnam ordered nearest vessel, container ship ALS APOLLO (IMO 9401063), to pick up the crew of drifting bulker YANGTZE HARMONY. by 1310 UTC same day, all bulk carrier’s crew were on board of ALS APOLLO. They’ll be disembarked at ALS APOLLO’s next port of call, Fuzhou.
Major Cruise Ships Will Still Call at Barcelona Following Terror Attack
Most major cruise ships scheduled to stop in Barcelona, Spain, over the next few days will continue with their schedule as planned despite the terror attack on Thursday which left 13 people dead and 100 injured in the touristic center of Las Ramblas.
Barcelona calls scheduled for liners from Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line will take place as normal on Friday and over the weekend, USA Today reports. A statement by Oceania Cruises, published by Cruise Critic, said the company was "monitoring the situation in Barcelona" and the "safety and security" of its guests and crew was its "top priority."
A spokesperson from the parent company of Royal Caribbean told USA Today that its executives hadn't made a decision yet about its scheduled calls in the Spanish city's harbor. fortune.com/2017/...
Search continues for missing Army aviators off Oahu
HONOLULU — Responders searched throughout the night and are continuing the search Saturday for five missing Army aviators from a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approximately two miles west of Ka’ena Point. The search area is as much as 160 miles offshore from Ka’ena point having continued to expand since the incident due to the currents and swells in the area. Fixed-wing aviation assets and the Galveston Island are searching the leading edge southwest of Kauai while the helicopters and Walnut are concentrating efforts roughly 35 miles offshore of Ka’ena Point. Shoreline crews are active along the north shore of Ka’ena Point to Dillingham and along the southern shore of Kauai. coastguardnews.co...