On Sep 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. the "Murat Hacibekiroglu 2", enroute from Iskenderun to Aslan Cemento, Darica, issued a distress signal via VHF. The ship had suffered water ingress in the engine room and was listing in pos. 36 06 N 031 34 E northwest of Cyprus, about 35 miles southwest of Alanya. The Turkish MRCC was unable to contact the vessel, and the nearby container ship "Electra A" was sent to the given position. The cargo ship was found in sinking condition down by the stern. The crew of 10 abandoned ship soon after and went into life boats. At 3.30 p.m. the vessel capsized and sank in the Marmara Sea. In 2008, the ship was arrested in Chioggia for four days due to the deficiencies. Two years ago she listed 45 degrees in the port of Ambarlı, and chemical-laden containers fell over board.
Turkish report with photos and video:
On Sep 19, 2016, the "Rhapsody of the Seas" suffered slight damage in a storm off the Greek coast. Several damages occurred in public Areas, 12 of the large panorama windows in the Viking Crown Lounge on auf Deck 11 were destroyed as well as glas surfaces on the pool deck undernneath. No one was injured, and the captain assured the passengers that everything was under control. The weather improved within short time, and the ship continued the voyage from Corfu to Santorin where she docked in the Thira port on Sep 20 at 7 a.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard was now looking to debunker the ´"Spirit of Sacramento". An undefined amount of lube oil, which had been released but remained inside the vessel's immediate vicinity, had been recovered using absorbent pads. The USCG first responded to a report on Sep 4 that the vessel was taking on water, which later led to the vessel capsizing overnight, causing minor sheening on the water. Divers from Global Diving and Salvage, Inc., are have since plugged all fuel vents aboard the vessel, securing the 600 gallons of diesel onboard. Vessel schematics are noted to have shown that the vessel has a total fuel capacity of 4,500 gallons. The vessel is noted to be no longer registered as USCG inspected vessel, and is therefore classified as a recreational vessel.
The accident aboard the "Norewgian Breakaway" on July 20 which killed a crewman has claimed a second life, after another man seriously injured succumbed to his injuries on Sep 19.
The man has been named as Ben Buenaventura, of the Philippines, who had been in the intensive care unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. He was among four crewmen who fell after a lifeboat came off the side of the vessel during a safety drill, killing the 41-year-old Diogenes Carpio, also from the Philippines. He sustained a serious head injury, along with broken bones. A waiter for Norwegian Cruise Line for more than a decade, Mr Buenaventura leaves behind a wife and five-year-old son.
In the evening of Sep 18, 2016, the "Achaeos" suffered a failure of the sanitation system due to a vacuum drop while en route from Aegina to Piraeus with 588 passengers on board. The ferry was banned from scheduled sailings after having berthed in the port of Pireaus at 9 p.m., until completing repairs and undergoing survey.