The salvage of the "Lucky Seven" commenced on July 25 with an amphibious dredger making way for the vessel to be pulled into deeper waters. The alvage company Arihant Ship Breakers had transported its equipment from Mumbai, was it was brought to Miramar in the wee hours. The dredger is clearing the sand around the area so that the vessel can be pulled into deeper waters. The work starte in the afternoon following a series of inspections. The phase-I of the rescue plan will take around 2-3 days after which the towing operation would begin.
The fire brigade was alerted in the afternoon of July 26, 2017, for a fire on the "Warrior - N 79" at the Van Os Shipyard in Yerseke. Around 11.20 a.m. the fire broke out in the foreship. The fire brigade initially started the cooling of the ship and later launched an attack. Around 11.55 the alert was formally scaled up to 'big fire'. Four vehicles were engaged in fighting the fire with foam. At 12.30 p.m. the fire was under control.
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On July 25, 2017, at 11.51 a.m. a mast of the "Alberdina" broke a few miles south of Stavoren north of the birdd island Kreupel in the IJsselmeer. A piece of about four meters broke down and kept hanging in the rig, so the big sail could not be operated any more, and the ship was disabled. There were 12 passengers and two crew members on board, fortunately no one was injured.
The KNRM stations of Enkhuizen, Andijk and Medemblijk were alerted and crew members dropped off on board. The "Watersport" from Enkhuizen towed the ship to the port of Enkhuizen, the other two boats assisted in mooring the "Alberdina". The mast appeared to have been approved in February with a crane and two experts in a bowl.
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Aftr more than 20 tons water were pumped out of the foreship of the "Nawa 10" and disposed of in an environmental correct manner, a diver inspected the hull of the "Nawa 10". He was, however, unable to find a lieak. In fact the water ingress had been caused from a forgotten and unremarked hose from the anchor eye inside the ship. When it was loaded with coal, water started leaking through the hose. The ship was allowed to continue to its destination Hanover.
The "A-Rosa Riva" berthed at the Koswag Yard in Linz on July 26 at 4 a.m. for repairs of the extensive fire damage. Several cabins, the sauna, the wellness area and a saloon were damaged by fire, heat and water. The fire was caused by a sauna oven which inflamed wooden panels in the surroundings.
The US Coast Guard assisted the "Grace" with 16 people aboard to the Las Calderas, Dominican Republic. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon on July 22, 2017, from the "Grace" approximately 35 miles south of Haiti. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter "Dauntless" to conduct a search and issued an emergency group callout to other maritime vessels in the area.
The airplane crew arrived on scene around 3 p.m. and established communications with the vessel who stated they were taking on water and disabled. The airplane crew dropped a dewatering pump, food and water to the fishing vessel. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew was diverted around midnight to assist the Grace Zanzibar crew by dropping another dewatering pump following a report that the flooding was beyond a single pump’s capacity.
The Coast Guard crews were assisted in the search and response by three good Samaritan vessels, the "Pegasus Highway", "Oslo Bulk 8" and "Tampa Trader". The "Dauntless" crew arrived on scene at approximately 10:15 a.m. on July 23 and deployed a rescue and assistance crew to help the fishing vessel with flooding. The "Dauntless"’ small boat crew was able to secure the source of the flooding and the cutter took the disabled fishing vessel in tow. The cutter crew was also assisted by the Dominican Republic Navy vessel "Canopus". They were scheduled to arrive in Las Calderas, Dominican Republic in the afternoon of July 25.
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Captain taken in custody due to false statements - fascist ship stopped in Cyprus
On July 26 the "C Star" was stopped in Cyprus. The captain and vice-captain of the vessel were taken into custody by the Turkish authorities because of the suspicion of document falsification; The crew of the ship was taken to a police station. The captain had apparently made false statements about the ship. 20 Indian crew members left the ship in Famagosta. They had apparently informed the Refugee Rights Association (RRA) that they were on board as "research students", but wanted to return to their country.
They were escorted by the police to the airport of Ercany, where the owner of the "C Star" paid their flight tickets. According to the Tamil crew, they had paid money to be taken to Italy by ship. Five of them have apparently applied for asylum and were currently being consulted by Cypriot customs officials.
The two dockers who died on board the "Latika Naree" on July 25, 2017, in Chittagong, were found dead in Hold 2, downstairs. The vessel had arrived at Chittagong with cargo of logs, and the cargo hold 2 was still closed, offloading of holds 1 and 3 was underway. The police and port administration assumed the dockers either stumbled in the dark while climbing down the ladder, or inhaled toxic gas, which could have accumulated in the closed hold, went dizzy and fell down. Both had injures at their heads, inflicted by falling from the height.