The heavily damaged "Alyarmouk" which had anchored off Singapore since Jan 3 entered the Benoi Yard of the Keppel Shipyard Ltd. in Singapore on Mar 3 around 3 a.m. for repairs of the starboard side damage.
A Belgian sailor with severe stomach pains was picked up from the "Zenobe Gramme" and rushed to shore by the crew of Lowestoft lifeboat on MAr 4, 2015. For the lifeboat "Reg 13-07" which was launched at 9.40 a.m. it was the service callout off the Suffolk coast. The STY was about nine miles south of Lowestoft. The RNLI volunteer crew assisted the man on board and headed back to port. The crew was able to communicate with the sailor in broken French and used their casualty care training to ease his pain. On arrival at the lifeboat station they handed the man over to the care of paramedics and an ambulance team from East of England Ambulance Service. He was able to walk to the waiting ambulance with assistance and was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for further treatment.
Repairs to the electrical system of the "Tacoma" have been completed, and crews were now testing them. Tugs towed the vessel from Eagle Harbor to Colman Dock, where it started dock trials, on Mar 4, 2015. During three weeks of sea trials in Elliott Bay the ferry's new circuit breaker was to be thoroughly tested.
During the past seven months, the damaged propulsion switchboard system was inspected and rebuilt. Once the testing was completed, the "Tacoma" was to undergo its annual Coast Guard safety inspection before returning to service in April on the Bainbridge-Seattle route. It was found out that a design flaw prevented a protective circuit-breaker device from working as it should. This caused a chain of events that resulted in significant damage to the electrical switchboard components, which led to the power failure on July 29, 2014.
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Two employees injured and hospitalized during cargo opeations
Two men were injured, one seriously, on board the "Patricia Schulte" at the Port of Timaru in the morning of Mar 4 at 5.15 a.m. The accident involved two employees of the stevedoring company C3 and happened while unloading a container stack. The injured were both taken to Timaru Hospital. One of the men was then transferred to Christchurch Hospital with a serious back injury. The other sustained moderate injuries. Maritime New Zealand was investigating the incident. Safety regulators have been notified and their own investigation into the cause of the incident has commenced. C3 continued to provide support to the two employees affected. In October 2014, another C3 employee, a 50-year-old man, was admitted to Timaru Hospital after being hit by a container while working on a ship at the port. Two days ago a port worker fell and broke an arm at the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.
Divers of the Rescue Service of the Argentinian Army in conjunction with the Naval Prefecture Argentina (PNA)intensified the search for the crew of the "San Jorge I" which was resting on the sea bottom 36 meters deep 80 kilometers east of Villa Gesell. The divers arrived aboard the destroyer "Sarandi" and explored the wheelhouse and much of the cabins, kitchen and laundry, on Mar 3 with negative results. Operations were stopped late on Mar 4 due to low visibility. On Mar 5 it was planned to enter rooms which could not yet be searched because of locked doors, as the dining and living room and the engine room. The corvette "Drummond" which was deploaxed from the Naval Base Mar del Plata, was still searching for victims at the surface of the sea jointly with fishing boats from the area.
The "Miyama" lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island on Mar 4, 2015. The vessel had lost propulsion due to a cracked cylinder and has approximately 19,500 gallons of fuel and 23 crew members aboard. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report from Columbia River Pilots stating the vessel ran aground around 11:20 a.m. The watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, out of Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, to survey the vessel and surrounding area. An initial attempt to refloat the vessel was made during high tide at 1:30 p.m. with the assistance of the tugs, but was unsuccessful. The vessel floated free about 20 minutes later. The bulker headed to the Kalama north berth, after having effected repairs to the propulsion system, with the tugs "Deschutes" and "Sommer S" escorting the vessel. The vessel was attended by personnel from the NKK class society and Coast Guard inspectors prior to resuming any regularly scheduled voyage. The Coast Guard was monitoring the vessel as tit headed towards Kalama and was investigating the cause of the mechanical failure. The ship berthed on Mar 5 at 9.15 a.m.
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Paul anchored off Shoreham after suffering trouble
The "Paul" suffered an unspecified problem on Mar 4, 2015, while transiting the English Canal in southern direction, en route from Chatham to Barreiro. Around midday the vessel reduced speed to a full stop. Then the vessel started moving, but changed course and several hours later anchored off Shoreham.