On June 2, 2013, the "Kennicott" assisted a fishing boat in trouble after it began taking on water 20 miles southwest of Kodiak island in the afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard got a distress call from the 43-foot crab and halibut boat " Erica Renee" short after noon. The state ferry was nearby, returning to Kodiak from Sand Point, and was the first boat on the scene. The "Erica Renee" was listing heavily and was down by the stern after taking on water after its bilge pump shorted out. The crew of the "Kennicott" assessed the situation and was able to transfer a generator and a pump, which helped to dewater the "Erica Renee". After the ship was pumped out, it was able to proceed to nearby Alitak Bay for repairs. The "Kennicott" resumed its journey to Kodiak but was expected to be late to ports as it sails from Juneau on Wednesday, June 5th, to Bellingham, Washington. The "Kennicott" slowly caught up with its schedule, and was expected to be on time when it arrives in Washington state.
The police started investigating the apparent suicide of a crew member aboard the "Iroquois" of the Liverpool Football Club owner John Henry on June 3, 2013. The man, thought to be aged between 28 and 30, was found by firefighters and police in cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead after rescuers could not revive him. The victim had been working on the vessel which was docked at Rowes Wharf in Boston, near the city’s financial district. Mr. Henry, who also owns the baseball team Boston Red Sox, had sought to sell the yacht for $ 28million A statement on the Red Sox website said: ‘Earlier today, a crew member on the vessel, M/Y Iroquois, apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked at 30 Rowes Wharf. Mr Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family. Apparently only crew members were on board the vessel when the incident occurred.'
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Uljanik Shipyard delivers trailing suction hopper dredger Bartolomeu Dias
On May 16th 2013 Uljanik Shipyard formally named the trailing suction hopper dredger Bartolomeu Dias, which it is building for Jan de Nul. The vessel has a deadweight of 26,000 tonnes, length of 147.6m and breadth of 30m. The ship and the working equipment on Bartolomeu Dias are driven by two main diesel engines, each having an output of 7,200kW. Material can be dredged from a depth of 42-50m by the vessel. The dredge pump is driven by an 8MW electric motor and controlled by two independent frequency converters.