The "Paul R. Tregurtha" resumed trading in the morning of Sep 21, after it was cleared by U.S. Coast Guard inspectors looking for any sustained damage. Fortunately, the bottom was soft where it ran aground. As there were no internal signs of structural or mechanical issues, there was no need to do a dive inspection. The outbound vessel finally passed underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge at 12:47 a.m.
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The fishing boat "Miss Grace" was towed to safety by the "Offshore Provider" on Sep 22, 2014, after taking on water out at sea off the Essex coast. The "Miss Grace", with one person on board, called for help at 9.19 a.m. The wind farm boat went to the boat’s aid and helped to pump some of the water until the West Mersea lifeboat arrived to tow the vessel to the shore.
Medevac off South African East coast after crew man fell into cargo hold
On Sep 22, 2104, at 4.24 p.m. the Government Health EMS were alerted to a sailor injured at sea aboard the "Majorca", which was sailing from Brazil to Singapore, off the East Coast of South Africa. The bulkcarrier reported to have changed course to a heading towards Durban, requiring urgent medical assistance and patient evacuation for a 24 year old Filipino sailor. He had sustained a right leg compound fracture and a head injury after falling about six meters down into a cargo hold aboard the vessel. Medical advice was delivered in communications between the ship and a Government Health EMS duty doctor and MRCC were alerted and the Transnet National Ports Authority activated NSRI Durban and the NSRI Air Sea Rescue Unit to prepare to respond once the ship reaches 50 nautical miles off-shore which was suspected to be at first light on Tuesday 23rd September.
At 5.30 p.m. authorization for the NSRI ASR, an SA Air Force 15 Squadron Oryx helicopter and accompanied by a Netcare 911 was granted to prepare to fly on Sep 23 at 06.30 a.m. to rendezvous with the ship 50 nautical miles off-shore to patient evacuate the injured sailor to hospital. During the night medical advice and monitoring of the patients condition continued to be communicated between the ship and the EMS duty doctor. At 06.30 a.m. the SAAF 15 Squadron Oryx helicopter, 2 NSRI ASR rescue swimmers and a Netcare 911 paramedic departed Durban and rendezvoused with the ship 50 nautical miles off-shore in a 25 knot South Easterly wind and choppy, rough seas with a 2 to 3 meter swells. The NSRI Durban were placed on high alert during the rescue operation. Communications were assisted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services. The rescue helicopter landed aboard the ship where the patient was found to be in a serious but stable condition and the patient was loaded into the helicopter and medical treatment continued on board the helicopter and the patient was airlifted to hospital in Durban for further treatment. The operation was completed at 08.30 a.m.
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Ferry returned to port after suffering engine trouble
The "Breheborg", 334 gt, suffered engine damage amidst a storm off Vättern on Sep 22, 2014. Several passengers were stuck on board before the ferry was able to return to shore. The technical error forced the ship to reduce speed, but because of the shallow water the captain did not dare to enter the harbor as strong winds winds were blowing. The captain decided that it was not safe to dock, as full power was needed to operate the ferry safely. The ship thus returned to Visingsö after 15 minutes off the port of Gränna. The "Braheborg" meanwhile has been replaced by a reserve ferry with less capacity, causing queues at Granna. It can take only 15 cars on board, while the "Braheborg" may carry 35.
After the allision of the "Mercandia IV" with the quay at Helsingborg, the cause of the accident was still unknown, though a strong current may have contributed to it. In addition to the two injured persons, damage to the ship and the pier also a vehicle was damaged. The two people who were injured left the Helsingborg Hospital in the evening of Sep 21. On Sep 23 at 5.30 a.m. the ferry left the port bound to Landskrona in order to be repaired. It docked in port at 7 a.m. Traffic across the Sound could be maintained on schedule because the shipping company had some excess capacity on the ferries and inserted the "Mercandia VIII". The police launched two offenses, reckless traffic and a workplace accident. On Sep 22, police carried out a forensic examination, breathalyzer tests and questioning of the crew. All tests were negative, the investigation was continued. The damage to the northern jetty was not so serious. A preliminary inspection found some damage to the concrete, the fenders and the lighting on the building. The damage did not affect ship traffic.
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The "Austevoll" suffered technical difficulties in the morning of Sep 23, 2014, and had to be taken out of the ferry service Larsnes-Åram-Voksa-Kvamsøya. It was hoped to have the ship back in service at 9.45 a.m.
Ferry service interrupted due to technical problems
On Sep 22, 2014, at 8 a.m. the "Hålogaland" serving the route between Flesnes and Lonin was stopped by technical trouble and the ferry sidelined in Lonin. The ferry connection was canceled until further notice. It was hoped to have the ferry back in operation at 8 p.m. with a sailing from Lonin.