Lifeboat crews were sent on a £6000 wild goose chase after the "Ckamir Schulte" accidentally sent a distress call on Aug 12 at 4 p.m. Two RNLI crews from Dunbar, East Lothian, and one from St Abbs in the Scottish Borders, spent two hours scouring the area between the stations for a stricken vessel after receiving a mayday alert of a lifeboat siking. Aberdeen Coastguard was also alerted and checked its recordings to identify the source of the call. The rescuers honed in on the "Clamor Schulte", anchored off Dunbar - but the crew initially denied the emergency signal was anything to do with them. After more fruitless searching the ship eventually admitted it had broadcast the call. The captain admitted they had been carrying out lifeboat drills on board and they had broadcast it on a public channel rather than a private one.
1500 people welcomed the "Wyvern" back in Stavanger on Aug 14, one Month after the ship sank off Öland. At the head of the welcoming committee stood Stavanger Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø who spoke of a historic day for Stavanger. The weclcome at the pier showed how important this boat is for Stavanger's identity. A joint funding from the oil industry has made the salvage of "Wyvern" possible. Repair and cleaning work has already done aboard the "Island Constructor" since the ship was taken on deck. After the "Wyvern" was back on the water, it sailed sraight to Hundvåg and was taken on the slip at the boatbuilding yard Sverre Naustvik. It was not clear how long the boat will remain there, but it was hoped it would be back until the Tall Ship Race 2015.
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Tanker docked in Hansweert following deadly collision
The "LRG Gas 86" remains docked in Hansweert since Aug 12. The tanker suffered minimal damage in the collision with the yacht "Carnat" at Vlake (Reimerswaal municipality)in South-Beveland. Meanwhile it was found out that the yacht skipper had broad experience as and was fully certified being in possession of license II. The yacht was registered in Ghent and owned for many years by the couple that died. The police interrogated the crew of the tanker. Investigators also have heard several witnesses, including people who were in the vicinity of the accident. Forensic studies were carried out at the tanker and the yacht including operating speeds of the vessels and a blind spot calculation. Both vessels were coming from the Easter Scheldt and were sailing in southern direction onf the canal. The tanker was faster than the yacht. The collision took place on the south side of the Post Bridge where the unloaded tanker hit the yacht with the starboard side bow in its port side aft. After the collision, the yacht submerged. A crew member of the tanker jumped into the water during a rescue attempt. Unfortunately he could not save the victims. However, he fastened a rope to the sunken boat, to prevent the boat would sink further or go adrift.
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A woman was injured on Aug 14, 2013, when the "Ijveer 53" allided with the dock of the NDSM-yard whilst coming from the Central Station in Amsterdam at 5.45 p.m. The engine had failed, so that the ship was unable to stop and twice crashed against the quay. Several people on board fell, including the woman. She was taken to a hospital with a head wound. Some more passengers were slightly injured. The ferry was taken out of service after the accident.
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