The "Sundferja" ran aground on Oct 20, 2014, after having suffered a technical problem at Lerøy. One propeller was damaged when the ferry got sutck at Hjellestad. Divers were sent for a thorough Investigation and a reserve Ferry was inserted.
Norwegian Report with photo:
The customs inspector Tor Inge Kalstø (55) died from a lack of oxygen after a fall on board of the ""Heidi" in the evening of Oct 19, 2014, in Kopervik. The Gade Institute in Bergen carried out an autopsy and found that there was little Oxygen in the cargo hold. The police regarded the death as an accident.
Norwegian reports with photos:
The "Nicola" has been towed in to Scapa Flow after suffering engine failure five miles off Dounreayin the Pentland Firth on Oct 19, 2014, at 10.25 p.m. The vessel had a crew of eight and broke down just off Strathy Point. The Shetland Coastguard tug "Herakle" was dispatched by the Coastguard and brought into Scapa Flow the following afternoon. The tug returned to Kirkwall.
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On Oct 15, 2014, at 9.15 a.m. the CROSS Jobourg was notified by the Dutch Caostguard of a suspected stroke of a crew member on the "Panamana". This diagnosis was made during medical consultations requested by the ship and the specialized center of Den Helder. The ship was 100 kilometers northeast of Barfleur in the French area of responsibility, so the Joburg CROSS organized and directed the evacuation of the 46 year old Filipino sailor. The CROSS Joburg mobilized an EC 225 helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus and a military medical team of the Medical Army Center in Querqueville.
20 minutes later, the EC225 was on scene and the medical team was winched aboard the freighter. Once the patient was stabilized, he was hoisted aboard the helicopter on a stretcher and taken to the Jacques Monod Hospital in Le Havre, where he wasdelivered at 11:20 a.m.
French report with photo:
On Oct 22, 2014, the CROSS d’Etel was notified by the "Anthinéas" about an injured crew member about 27 miles east of the Sables-d’Olonne. After a conference call between the centre of medical consultation in Toulouse, the CROSS Etel and the vessel, a medevac was decided and Dauphin GY helicopter of the Navy base in La Rochelle dispatched. After it reached the ship around noon, the 38 year old man was hoisted and delivered at the hospital La Roche-sur-Yon at 1.15 p.m.
The "Taifun" allided with a bridge spanning the Elbe in Hamburg-Harburg on Oct 20, 2014. The wheelhouse was crushed, one man suffered slight injuries and was taken to hospital. The accident was caused by the exceptional high tide. The steel construction of the bridge was dented, but no structural damages were found during an inpection. The vessel was freed with the low tide.
German report with photo:
On Oct 22, 2014, at 07:40 a.m. the "Grande Francia" lost four 40-foot containers over board in a storm with eight Beaufort wind approximately 16 kilometers north of Terschelling. A Coast Guard aircraft started in the morning to monitor the situation. Aroudn 1 p.m. the ship reported another six containers lost over board in waves of 6-8 meters. The Dutch Coast Guard sent an aircraft to track the driftgood. One container was observed at the German-Dutch frontier. Once on scene, nothing more was found. It was suspected that the containers have sunk. Several more containers on deck were damaged. The vessel was enroute from Tilbury to Hamburg and reached the port on Oct 23 at 3.45 a.m. It docked at the O'wald Quay.
Dutch report with photos:
On Oct 22 at 03:20 a.m. the "Ernst Hagendorn" lost 60 packets of wood approximately 65 km north of Terschelling in a storm on the Northsea. The ship was underway from Gothenburg to Shoreham with an ETA of Oct 24. Two ships of the salvage cpmpany Bakker from Terschelling started to recover the drift wood which were monitored by the Dutch Coastguard about 45 Kilometers off Ameland.
The "En Avant 20" lost the Honduras-flagged barge "Stema Barge II" of the Splitt Chartering ApS in the evening of Oct 21, 2014, approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Den Helder in severe storm. The 135 meter long barge with 15,000 tons of stone on board went adrift and threatened two platforms in the North Sea. The Dutch Coastguard sent the emergency tug "Ievoli Amaranth". In wind Forces of eight Beaufort the barge passed the platforms and drifted towards Texel. At midnight it was about 20 kilometers from the coast. Svitzer Salvage and the Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen were waiting for a possibility to transfer a crew aboard. The "Amaranth Ievoli" managed to conntect a towing wire with the assistance of a Coast Guard helicopter in the morning of Oct 22. It was decided to pull the barge to IJmuiden.
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