Crew member hoisted after having been hit by boom in Solent
A crew member of the "Eleonora E" has been hit by a boom and was evacuated from the schooner in the Solent in the afternoon of July 28, 2015. The Bembridge RNLI were tasked to launch their all weather lifeboat by Solent Coastguard at just before 2.10 p.m. after the crew of the luxury yacht declared a medical emergency on board. The Coastguard Rescue 104 from Lee-on-Solent has scrambled to the scene while the volunteer crew of the Bembridge Lifeboat worked to transfer the casualty from the yacht.
At 3.30 p.m. the casualty wasairlifted to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. The victim was conscious and breathing. The Bembridge RNLI’s Alfred Albert Williams ALB has been stood down from the incident.
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A seriously injured man was airlifted from the Discovery" 137 miles off the coast of Cornwall on July 28, 2015. SAR crews from RNAS Culdrose, near Helston, were called out to the ship after a 40 year old crewman was reported to have suffered major injuries in a crushing incident around 6 a.m. The man was transferred to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
The "La Renaissance" ran aground on the night of July 27, 2015, 12 miles west of Poum in the Nénéma Reef. The MRCC was alerted about the grounding on July 28 at 5 a.m. Three of the six fishermen on board were hoisted by a helicopter of the police in the mid-morning. An evaluation and response team (EEI) arrived on site in the afternoon. The owner contracted the tug "Pélican" with the salvage which arrived at the reef around 5 p.m. The ship was refloated in the second attempt around 6 p.m. with the support of the EEI, which was still on board the fishing vessel. The engine could be restarted, and the ship headed to Koumac, escorted by an RIB of the local SNSM.
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Patrol boat fired warning shots during rescue operation
During the rescue of migrants during in the afternoon of July 27, 2015, the "KBV 001 - Poseidon" had to fire warning shots to protect migrants and their own security during the embarking of 353 migrants. A RIB approached at high speed without identifying themselves in spite of having been called on several times by the "Poseidon" without answering. Given that the situation occurred only about 55 miles northwest of the coast of Libya, the crew of the patrol boat followed their instructions and warned the boat by shooting warning shots. It then then turned around, and an Italian flag at the stern could be screened. Shortly thereafter, the boat could be identified as a boat from the Italian navy. No one was hurt in the incident. On July 28 the "Poseidon" picked up 665 people in various locations in the Mediterranean.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced an injured mariner from the "Northern Victor" in Beaver Inlet, near Dutch Harbor, on July 28, 2015. The Dolphin helicopter crew launched from Cold Bay, where they were staged overnight for a different case, and safely hoisted the injured man for transport to emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor.
The crew of the fish-processing vessel notified the Coast Guard 17th District command center of the injured crewmember, reportedly suffering from a swollen leg, in the morning.
After transporting the injured man to Dutch Harbor, commercial services arranged a flight out of Dutch Harbor to a higher level of medical care.
Initial findings in grounding sent to Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage marine casualty investigators have sent their initial findings about what caused a 3-foot crack in the "Fennica"’s hull to the Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise for analysis.
After completing their review, the NCOE will submit the information to the Coast Guard Headquarters Investigation Division personnel. Coast Guard Headquarters will review the findings and issue a final report about the incident after all of the evidence has been examined. While Coast Guard marine casualty investigations are extremely thorough and may take several months to complete the following information can be shared:
The navigational charts found on board the "Fennica" were all up to date.
The "Fennica"’s draft at the time of the incident was 26.25 feet.
The Coast Guard issued a broadcast notice to mariners after a NOAA hydrographic survey revealed a (22.5ft + 3ft tide) uncharted shoal along Fennica’s track east of Hog Island.
The vessel's Master, Mate, and Pilot onboard during the time of the casualty underwent DOT drug test. All results were negative.
One Digby ferry begins, and one to say goodbye in sail past
It was a tearjerker for many people. After 44 years of dedicated service, the last sailing from Digby of the PRINCESS OF ARCADIA was last Monday was commemorated by sailing inside the Annapolis Basin to say thank-you to the community of Digby, the province of Nova Scotia, and to the fishing industry which is one of the backbones of the service. the inaugural sailing of MV FUNDY ROSE was last Tuesday, with an 8 a.m. departure from Saint John. In a news release, Bay Ferries and its employees wish thanked “customers for their past and future business, the communities we serve for their continued support, and Transport Canada, together with the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, for their contributions to maintain this essential link across the wonderful Bay of Fundy.”The company says the introduction of MV FUNDY ROSE will result in better and faster sailing times, improved on board amenities, and more convenience to our customers. Source: .novanewsnow
On July 28, 2015, the "Côte d’Albâtre" informed the Marine Medical Consultation Centre (CCMM) in Toulouse that a passenger had suffered a heart attack on board. The vessel was approximately 15 nautical miles off Dieppe enroute to Newhaven. Following a conference between the CCMM, the CROSS Gris Nez and the Maritime Medical Coordination (SCMM) of Le Havre, a medevac was decided. At 2:45 p.m. the CROSS Gris Nez alerted a Dauphin helicopter of the Navy base in Le Touquet to transfer an SMUR team from Boulogne-sur-mer on board the ferry. At 3:10 p.m. the patient was hoisted aboard the helicopter and then transferred to the hospital in Dieppe.
On July 28, 2015, the "Stellar Navigator" was reported disabled and adrift in the Philippine Sea 120 miles east of Kagoshima near Nakonoshima island. The bulkcarrier was en route from Point Samson to Oita.
THe "Maju Jaya" was attacked by pirates on July 26, 2015, near Aceh in position 04 53N 098 37E. Another fishing vessel closed in on the "Maju Jaya" from portside, and two armed pirates went on board of the fishing vessel, threatening the crew with guns. They took the vessel’s documents, electronic equipment, mobile phones, fuel and then fled. The crew was unharmed.