The "Stör" (EU-No.: 04013130) suffered an engine damage on July 2, 2015, around 3 p.m., when coming from the Köhlfleet in Hamburg enroute to Cuxhaven. The ship drifted with the rising Tide towards the port until the URAG-tug "Bremerhaven" arrived to assist. As she was unable to control the barge solely, the tug "Löwe" of the Lührs was called for help too. The barge was moved back into the Köhlfleet where the engine could be started again and headed towards Cuxhaven.
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On July 2, 2015, the "Fulda" allided with a bar over the north chamber of the lock Sülfeld. The ship was underway ton the Mittelland Canal and entered the lock eastbound around 5.30 p.m. when the master accidently moved the ship ahead and could not stop in time. The barge suffered bow damage, the lock also suffered significant damage and had to be barred for ship traffic.
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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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