The captain and an electrician of the "Wadi Sudr" were found dead under mysterious circumstances aboard the vessel at Dahej port in the evening of Aug 20, 2014. The bodies of Hany Abdelmaksoud Mahmoud, 39, a resident of Kalyobiya and that of captain Vagdi Mohamed Ahmed Ali, 40, a resident of Alexandria, were taken to Bharuch Civil Hospital for postmortem. The "Wadi Sudr", which had loaded coal from Indonesia, reached Adani Port in Dahej on Aug 18. The electrician had gone into the copper dam area located between the two hutches of the ship, but did not return. The captain went there to look for him and he too failed to return.
Serco NorthLink said that the ship could be back in service next week. The ship has been out of action since the July 31 after suffering from rudder problems. The "Helliar" was taken to dry dock at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead on Aug 2 following the rudder problem which was identified in Aberdeen. On arrival, it became apparent that both rudders and associated rudder stocks required immediate attention.
Work on both rudders and stocks were currently being undertaken by specialist contractors in Denmark. During this time, the vessel was also undergoing work scheduled for her January 2015 dry dock, negating the need for her removal from service in late December/early January. The "Helliar"’s return to service was expected on Aug 25. In the meantime, the "Hildasay" continued to operate a revised freight schedule.
On Aug 22 at 5 p.m. 55 cattle of the "Amadeo 1" arrived in Puerto Bories on board the "Metalqui" which had been contracted by the company Navimag. They had swum onto the beach on the island Diego Portales and remained there throughout the week, where they were fed with hay bales. The carrier "Claudio Diaz" with Navy personnel on board arrived, and the cattle were loaded onto the "Metalqui" and carried to the terminal at Puerto Natales, but then directed to Puerto Bories, where the animals were unloaded and taken to the ranch of the farmer Eladio Saldivia. Sag veterinarians conducted an inspection of the livestock and found the animals in very good condition. 207 cattle had been loaded onto the ferry. A multidisciplinary team of arrived from Valparaiso to combat pollution with high-tech equipment. Patrol boats from Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas kept monitoring the area. Five foreign and Chilean companies were assessing the situation in the area. 194 cubic meters oil still remained inside the wreck along with 40 tons of frozen salmon destined for Export by the company Mainstream, 10,500 kilos of silage of salmon from the the Vergara Sofia Lake Fish Culture and 10,550 kilos of fresh salmon from Paso Vattuone. The damages at trucks, ramps, and cargo could reach 2 million dollars and was to be settled within 60 days. The replacement Ferry "Evangelista" left Puerto Montt bound to Puerto Natales on Aug 23.
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The Midsund-ferry "Nordmøre" touched the bottom on Aug 22, 2014, at 10.30 a.m., and the ferry service Solholmen - Mordalsvågen was suspended until the ferry "Ivar Aasen" was called from its Sølsnes - Åfarnes service and was inserted between Solholmen and Hollingsholmen at 1 p.m. After a diving inspection of the "Nordmøre" was carried out, the ship headed for a repair yard.
In the morning of Aug 23, 2014, the "Glutra" crashed into the ferry dock at Flakk after having entered the port coming from Rørvik. None of the passengers were injured in the incident A patrol boat from the South-Trøndelag police went to the ferry port after having been notified of a possible hydrulic oil spill from the ferry. There was no suspicion of drunken driving, the accident was probably caused by a technical malfunction. The ferry was sidelined in Flakk.
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The fire damaged "SCH 118 - Johanna Maria" is to dragged from the port of Scheveningen to another yet unknown port to be docked for further inspections. The ship currently remained in the 1st Inner Port of Scheveningen where the steel work was being inspected. The extent of the damage and the future of the ship were still unclear. In the fire in June two people were injured. The fire was caused by maintenance work on the ship.
On Aug 24, 2014, at 4.30 p.m. the "Gas Grouper" timewise was barred from leaving the port of Antwerp because there was mentioning of a gas cloud in port which in fact had nothing to do with the outbound ship itself. However, due to the safety routines, the crew of the ship and assisting workers at quay 751 of BASF were brought to safety. Already around 5 p.m.the "Gas Grouper" could resume the voyage to Yuzhny and proceeded towards the Zandvliet lock.
Danube blocked for shipping after barge ran aground
The "MMC Christiane" ran aground on the Danube in the afternoon of Aug 23, 2014. The ship had on board a cargo of 1684 tons when sailing Downstream from Regensburg towards Hermannsdorf where it ran aground with the starboard side stern due to too much draught. The ship got stuck inside the fairway so the river had to be completely barred for shipping. The barge "Henrik" along with a workboat of the river authority Regensburg, Straubing District, managed to pull the ship off and tow it to Straubing alongside the "Henrik". The river bottom had to be sounded to ensure that no new shallows had emerged, and ship traffic was released on Aug 24 short past noon. The water police Deggendorf launched an investigation against the 46 year old Slovakian master of the vessel.
On Aug 21, 2014, the "Tonny Marie" was disabled by a rope which fouled its propeller, off Svolvaer. The lifeboat "Sundt Flyer" was called, and a diver of the boat cleared the mess.
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The U.S. Coast Guard, along with several federal, state and local partner agencies, have formed a safety and assessment team with the owners of the disabled "Pine Galaxy" to ensure the safety of the ship's crew and finalize plans for the ship to be brought into the port of San Francisco for repairs after the engine room fire on Aug. 13 while enroute from Los Angeles to Yeosu, that resulted in the death of one crew member and the loss of electrical power and propulsion. The ship was currently being towed toward San Francisco with a varying arrival time based on weather conditions and the speed of the tow. Cargoes included neutral oil, tetramer, propylene tetramer and vegetable oil. There have been no reports of any cargo leaking from the ship and no reported damage to the vessel's cargo tanks, fuel tanks or hull. Plans were being prepared to ensure sufficient tug and support vessels meet the ship as it approaches and transits the San Francisco Bay. The Coast Guard planned to escort the ship and establish a safety zone around the vessel.