The "Stena Europe" operating between Fishguard and Rosslare was delayed by around three hours as a storm lashed the Wexford coast on Feb 23, 2014. The stronng winds meant the ferry had trouble berthing at the Europort in the morning which had a knock on effect on later services. But she made up time and were back on schedule on Feb 25 morning, though another blow was expected in the night of Feb 26.
Livestock carrier remains under detention - substandard living conditions not tolerated
The "Express 1" remained detained in Fowey as the necessary improvements have not yet been made to the vessel which was towed into Fowey on Feb 3 after the ship suffered engine failure off the Lizard. An investigation was launched after the authorities discovered the crew had no hot water or heating and had not received adequate safety training. The ship remained under detention while maintenance work continued to ensure the ship meets safety standards. MCA would re-inspect it once the maintenance work was completed. The detention was served for a number of safety issues, including concern over the crew's emergency training, the fire detection systems, and deficiencies in the crew accommodation with a lack of hot water and heating. Sub-standard living conditions for crew members would not be tolerated, the MCA said. The MCA and Port Health Authorities ensured there was no risk to safety, the environment, crew health and welfare and to public health ashore.
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The "Kerala" has been returned to Angolan authorities after disappearing from off the Luanda coast in January and then being intercepted by the Nigerian Navy. The state oil firm Sonangol said hijackers stole $8 million in diesel from the ship which was was under a time charter for Sonangol when it vanished. The "Kerala"'s owner, Dynacom Tankers Management of Greece, said pirates hijacked the ship and stole the cargo, while the Angolan government maintained the crew had faked the attack. Sonangol stated, the "Kerala" was found in Nigerian waters, but as the coast there did not offer security it was taken to Ghanaian waters and then recovered with help from both countries' authorities and brought to Luanda. Sonangol managed to recover around 78 percent of the cargo, but about 12,000 tonnes of diesel were lost. There was no comment on who stole the diesel.
The Mississippi River was reopened for ship traffic, while responders with the "E2MS 303"-Unified Command continued to conduct assessments on Feb 25 in order to minimize pollution threats as a result of the collision between the "Lindsey Ann Erickson" and the tank barge. There were approximately 150 personnel responding to this incident including federal, state, local, and industry representatives. There have been no reports of oiled or injured wildlife. The cause of the incident was under investigation.
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The propeller of the "Sten Aurora" got entangled in booms at Murmansk port on Feb 24, 2014, at 6.30 p.m., odin.tc reports. The tanker which was sailing in ballast was anchored on the Northern road for a ship to ship transfer operation with the Russian tanker "Enisey" (IMO: 9585273). The operation proceeded as scheduled, while divers were called to clear propeller. In the morning of Feb 26, the vessels were in the same position.
The "Hizir" was in collision with the Turkish cargo m/v "Sener 1" on Feb 25, 2014, in the Sea of Marmara, odin.tc reports. The accident happened 17 miles off Gallipoli in the Dardanelles. The "Hizir" struck the "Sener 1" at starboard side, and both vessel suffered damages. The "Sener 1" was en route from Constanta Romania to Haifa, the "Hizir" was en route from Mersin to Izmit. Both vessel had to be anchored for damage surveys and investigations.
The Turkish freighter "Hizir" was in collision with the "Sener 1" on Feb 25, 2014, in the Marmara Sea, odin.tc reports. The accident happened 17 miles off Gallipoli in the Dardanelles. The "Hizir" struck the "Sener 1" at starboard side, and both vessel suffered damages. The "Sener 1" was en route from Constanta Romania to Haifa, the "Hizir" was en route from Mersin to Izmit. Both vessel had to be anchored for damage surveys and investigations.