The "Emma Maersk", which was anchored off the harbour of Brest, waiting for favorable weather conditions for its entry into basin 3 on Feb 13, 2016, had Problems to Keep ist anchor position, and as the situation became problematic, the captain preferred to appeal to the pilot about 9 a.m. and depart to sea, returning to the anchorage in the afternoon afterh having waited for the wind to eas ten miles from Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The tug "Britain" came to Lorient in order to support the three counterparts in the mooring operation.
In the morning of Feb 14, 2016, the "Malesri", 1246 ts (EU-No.: 02314227) was threatened to sink on the Ruhr off the lock Pontwert around 8 a.m. The ship obviously had touched bottom at the stones of the shore and suffered leaks in the bow. As the ship's own pumps were unable to cope with the flooding, the master alerted the fire rescue which attended with a fire boat and divers and on the whole 20 forces. Oil booms were kept ready. The leaks could be sealed with a sail so far that the water ingress was under control and the ship able to continue to Duisburg to unload ist cargo of scrap metal.
German report with photos:
The "APL Vanda", stuck on a sand bar between Cowes, the Isle of Wight and Southampton was refloated by the tugs „Lomax“, „Phenix“, „Apex“, „Svitzer Ferriby“, „Svitzer Alma“, „Svitzer Sarah“, „Svitzer Eston“ and „Svitzer Bargate“ on Feb 13 short past midnight and the engines started. The ship was towed to the Southampton Container terminal at 3 a.m.on Feb 14. Red Funnel’s 11.15 p.m. Cowes to Southampton sailing and the 10.45 p.m sailing from Southampton to Cowes were cancelled and a 250 meter exclusion zone was set up. Several ships had to wait at Spithead and in the West-Solent until the ship was freed. Also the "CMA CGM Samson“ could not sail to Rotterdam as scheduled.
Reports with photos:
The "Herbilan Success" was disabled and adrift in the Bay of Bengal since the afternoon Feb 11, 2016, in pos. 14 00N 092 20E, about 40 miles from northern tip of Smith Island, Andaman islands. The vessel was en route from Colombo to Yangon.