SAL ship delivers mobile harbour crane (MHC) at the Port of Tacloban free of charge
The MHC was delivered on board the 9,544-dwt Gloria, from Hamburg shipping firm, SAL-Heavylift GmbH, with its Filipino crew. SAL provided the passage from Davao to Tacloban free of charge. Stinis of Holland also donated two spreaders that would be used by the MHC. Despite the difficulty and risk of transporting the MHC from Davao to Tacloban because of the shallow drafts along the route and of Tacloban port itself, engineers from ICTSI, Gottwald and SAL worked round the clock to find solutions that would give MV Gloria safe passage to Tacloban.
On Dec 5, 2013, the "Rong Xiang 11" was in collision with a chemical tanker in heavy fog on the Baoshan route of the Yangtse River. The stern of the "Rongxiang 11" was breached and took in water. The ship was carrying a cargo of 17000 tons coal.
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Dramatic rescue operation off Skagen after two men fell into water
the Swedish f/v “Solvåg” (CS:: SGMA; MMSI:266251000) with a crew of two on board ran aground south of the eastern lighthouse at Skagen in the morning of Dec 8. The 20-m-vessel began to take on water and was heeling to starboard side with waves washing over the deck. The lifeboat of the Skagen Rescue Station was dispatched to help pump water out of the ship after the Admiral Danish Fleet was informed at 6:30 a.m. about the situation. When the lifeboat arrived, it was determined that it was necessary to evacuate the two men from board. One crew member was washed over board but able to get to the nearby beach. During the evacuation of the other crew member, he and a rescuer fell into the water. But both were able to get back onto the trawler and were then evacuated by a rescue helicopter from the air station Aalborg at 9.30 a.m. All involved were, given the circumstances, well. One of the Swedish fishermen was brought to Aalborg University Hospital because he was hypothermic and had suffered bruises. The second crew member was questioned by the police about the grounding.
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On Dec 8, 2013, a truck driver hit the railing of the stern ramp of the "Peter Pan" at the Scandinavia Quay in Travemünde and damaged it when being about to board the vessel. The Estonian driver was found to be drunk with an alcohol level of 2,67 per thousand and had to leave the ship again. The water police took a breathalyzer test after having been called by the ferry crew. The driver had to pay a safety deposit of 525 Euro. The ferry left towards Trelleborg at 10.15 p.m.
An 88-year-old man from Puerto Rico was rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the "Carnival Victory" northwest of Cuba on Dec 8. 2013. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report stating the man suffered internal injuries during the cruise. After consulting with the flight surgeon, he was recommended for medical evacuation.
An Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and safely hoisted Lebron from the cruise ship. He was then transported to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Fla.
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