345 people, thought to be Syrian refugees, have been rescued by the "Salamis Filoxenia" off Cyprus after their boat ran into trouble in rough seas on Sep 25, 2014. They were taken aboard the ship and were said to be in good health. 52 children were on the small fishing boat that had sent a distress signal. They were spotted 55 nautical miles south of the town of Paphos. It was quite a difficult Operation in rough seas. The vessel was expected to dock in Limassol later the day. Cypriot authorities had picked up a radio distress signal as the boat was caught in stormy seas.
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On Sep 24 the last stage of the removal of the hull of the "Yusuf Cepnioglu" which was partly submerged at the rocky coast of Mykonos at Pharos Armenisti after it ran aground on Mar 7, was completed with the lifting the last part. The delay was a result mainly of the difficulties, which occurred because of the rocky surroundings. To address this problem, the salvors cut up the hull into pieces. The removal of polluting materials from the wreck had been completed in a short time, and a large number of containers was recovered and stored in a customs controlled area in Lavrion. Initially, an attempt had been made to pull off the ship with the aid of tugs, but this method became impossible due to obstacles in the the rocky and increased flooding of the ship. Finally, it was split into three parts. First, a section with a length of 80 meters was removed, followed by the middle section and finally the aft.
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The "Wavemaster 7" has been arrested in Singapore following action by law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP on Sep 19, 2014. The exact reasons for the arrest were not known at this time. Rajah & Tann were also involved in the arrest of an Antigua and Barbuda flagged, German owned vessel on Sep 17, 2014.
The proulsion problems of the "Hermione" could not yet be fixed at the quay in La Pallice. The engines were now being sent back to Italy, so that the "Hermione" could not get to Brest. The replica of the vessel of Marquis de La Fayette was scheduled at Ponant on Sep 26. Meanwhile, it should be powered by a prototype which could allow the ship to call at Bordeaux from Oct 9 to 13.
On Sep 24 the "Schweizer Wasserbau" started the preparations of the salvage of the "Merlin". Until the end of the week divers are working at the wreck, and start of next week a pontoon will be moored for the salvage operation which is due to start on Oct 8 when a sheerleg is to turn the capsized wreck around and lift it from the water. Since the ship capsized on Aug 4, it remained secured at Regioport. Since Aug 5 ships were passing the wrecksite in one way traffic between Basel and Birsfelden.
The "RMS Goole" left the EWD - Emder Yard and Dock Company after 20 days repair of the collision damage suffered on the Rhine. The work which was started on Sep was completed on Sep 24 at 11.30 a.m., and the ship headed to Brake, where the ship berthed on Sep 25 at 1 a.m. at the south pier.
The US Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old man being treated for internal bleeding from the "Carnival Miracle" 80 miles north of Oahu on Sep 23, 2014. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the man from the cruise ship at 9 p.m. and transferred him to awaiting EMS at the Honolulu Airport. The patient was admitted to Queens Medical Center at 10:14 p.m. Personnel aboard the cruise ship contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu at 4:21 p.m. on Sep 21 regarding medical assistance for the ailing passenger. The ship had originally departed Vancouver, British Columbia, en route Nawiliwili, Kauai. The ship’s doctor was treating the man for internal bleeding. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and recommended a 12-hour communications schedule with the cruise ship. The man's condition worsened and an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conducted an airdrop of blood on Sep 23. The Hercules aircrew flew approximately 400 miles and successfully dropped 10 critical units of blood received from Tripler Army Medical Center via parachute to medical personnel aboard the ship which maintained communication with the Coast Guard and continued toward Kauai. The patient's condition continued to worsen and the Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac. A Dolphin helicopter crew and Hercules aircrew launched from Air Station Barbers Point at 7:44 p.m.
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The "Grace Mariner" was caught in a heavy storm off the coastlines of the Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, north of the Taiwan Strait, and suffered mechanical failure on Sep 19, 2014. The disabled vessel asked for assistance, whereuon the Chinese rescue vessel "East Sea Rescue 116" was sent to the freighter. Rescuers managed to take the "Grace Mariner" in tow and pulled the vessel to Xiamen On Sep 20 the vessel was anchored in safe waters.
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The "Ocean Osprey" probably was the tanker reported by IMB as attacked by pirates off Phuket Islandon Sep 22, 2014, at 01.06 a,m. LT in position 07:10 N – 098:12 E, 34 miles southsouthwest of Phuket Island. Six armed pirates boarded the tanker enroute to Yangon. They tied up the 2nd officer and duty AB on the bridge and mustered the rest of the crew in the mess room. The 2nd officer managed to activate the SSAS alert without being noticed by the pirates who later escaped after stealing all crew personal effects and money.