The „Abeille Liberté“ responded to a fire aboard the fishing vessel "Le Regarde Ailleurs - CN.626604“, 23 gt (MMSI-No.: 228116700) from Port-en-Bessin (Calvados) in the evening of Sep 10, 2015, off the Pointe du Hoc. The fire broke out in the early afternoon. At 1.45 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was alerted by the crew of two of the fire six nautical miles northeast of Port-en-Bessin. The distress call was relayed to ships in the area, including the research vessel „André Malraux“ of the Ministry of Culture amd an EC 225 helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus and the SNSM boat „Ouistreham“. A semi-rigid craft of the fire brigade (SDIS 14), which was conducting a dive training in the area, also attended. The two fishermen could not control the fire and boarded a liferaft. They were recovered unharmed by the boat of the fire brigade and picked up at the dock, while the SNSM boat was trying to contain the fire with his water cannon. Meanwhile, the fishing vessel "Milou" also baffled by the CROSS, recovered the life raft to prevent it to go adrift.
Subsequently, in connection with the maritime prefecture, the CROSS called the „Abeille Liberté“, which sailed from Cherbourg, and the patrol boat „Pluvier“ which was operating in the Seine Bay. All ships were following the trawler trying to control the fire but above all to avoid ist grounding at the coastline. By late afternoon a team of the fire brigade Cherbourg was deployed there with a thermal camera. A response team was able to get on board to recover a gas cylinder that was there. However, the fire took spread further and forced the team to quickly evacuate the trawler.
The SNSM boat and the „Abeille Liberté“ could reduce the blazein the evening, leaving the possibility to try a tow before the trawler was grounding on the coast. The trawler could actually be towed for a few minutes before capsizing, weakened by fire and heavy with the water used for the fire extinction. The ship sank off the Pointe du Ho at 11 p.m. In the morning of Sep 11 the „Pluvier“ was underway to recover any debris at the surface.
The fuel on board evaporated quickly.
French reports with photos:
The "KBV 033" was heading to the Mexican flagged, former survey ship „Altair“, 148 gt (IMO: 7338339) after it started to take in water with five people aboard in the morning of Sep 12, 2015, south-east of Gotland four kilometers off Fide beween Grötlingbogrund and Grötlingboudd. The Swedish Coast Guard was alerted at 10:40 a.m. The Coast Guard environmental protection vessel „KBV 033“ from Oskarshamn and the „KBV 313“ from Oxelösund were dispatched with the first unit being expected to arrive during the afternoon. The situation aboard the „Altair“ was worsening after the engine stopped working and the pumps stopped. There were 1,200 liters of diesel fuel aboard. The ship was sailing from Stockholm to a shipyard in Klaipeda to be repaired. All on board took on life jackets and were readying two rafts. Wind on scene was blowing with 7 m / The helicopter Lifeguard 002, with additional pumps, the Sea Rescue Society and Rescue Fårösund were alerte das well as the police.
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The Coast Guard responded to a report of a woman falling overboard off the "Seabourn Ques", 10 miles off Cape Ann on Sep 11, 2015. Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship via radio channel VHF-16 at approximately 7 p.m. of a person having fallen overboard. A 47-Motor Life Boat crew from Station Gloucester, the crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter "Campbell", a MH-60 Jayhawk crew from Air Station Cape Cod, and the Rockport Harbormaster all responded and searched the area. At approximately 8:30 p.m. the Rockport Harbormaster, with Emergency Medical Service personnel aboard, recovered the woman. The woman appeared to be in her late 50s and was wearing a summer outfit at the time. Rockport Harbormaster Rosemary Lesch recovered the woman's body eight miles off shore and brought her in to Rockport, where other agencies were waiting.
The woman was in the water for an hour or two. The cruise ship had left Boston in afternoon and was bound for Bar Harbor, Maine.
A fire broke out aboard the "Cape Moreton" while it was docked at the Manila International Container Terminal in the North Harbour of Tondo, Manila, on Sep 12, 2015, at 09.12 a.m. after an explosion inside the ship, which was manned by a Russian crew.
Smoke was first seen billowing from freight containers around 9:15 a.m. following an initial explosion inside. Around 20 fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) were sent to put out the flames, the Coast Guard dispatched the "SARV-001 - San Juan" and "SARV 3502 - Nueva Vizcaya", while BFP personnel boarded the vessel and assisted the ship’s crew. The fire reached 3rd alarm at 9:52 a.m. and 4th alarm at 11:24 a.m. The fire reached the fourth alarm and was declared out at 5:37 p.m. 20 firetrucks and the PCG vessels "DF-309", "DF-334" and "DF-312" were engaged fighting the fire. It took almost nine hours to stop it as responders were unable to immediately penetrate the lower deck, being unfamiliar with the ship. The cause of the fire was still being determined. The PCG initially pointed to the ship’s cargohold 4 and 5, where the fire originated. The cargohold was found to have containers loaded with sodium hydroxide.
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On Sep 11, 2015, one Propeller of the Nordic Sea" was disabled by an obstruction. The lifeboat "Knut Hoem" was called to assist, and in Myre a diver removed the obstruction.
On Sep 11, 2015, the "Celtic", coming from Rotterdam via Zwijndrecht, was in collision with a pleasure boat while sailing the Main downstream near Fechenheim. Two boats were approaching the barg with a speed of 50 - 60 km/h. One of them hit the bow of the "Celtic" before continuing to the Mainkur marina, in spite of severe damage, where the driver of the boat fled. The "Celtic" suffered only scratches, the pleasure boat was torn open from amidship to the aft on starboard side. The owner/driver was still missing.
The "HSC Chenega" did not sail on Sep 10, 2015, due to a bad weather forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal and remained docked in Juneau. The ferry had been scheduled to sail from Juneau to Angoon, Sitka and back to Juneau. The marine waters forecast from the National Weather Service for northern Southeast Alaska is calling for high seas that range from 6 to 8 feet, with 25 to 30 knot winds. Small craft advisories and gale warnings were in effect for much of the area through tonight. This is the third time in recent weeks the fast ferry has been docked due to rough seas. The Alaska Marine Highway System contacted affected passengers.