12 Pirates Convicted For Attacking MSC Jasmine Off The Coast Of Somalia
The European Union’s counter-piracy EU Naval Force has welcomed the conviction earlier today of twelve men after they were found guilty by the Mauritian Court of attempting to carry out an act of piracy against a merchant ship, MSC Jasmine, on 5 January 2013.
The successful conviction came after prosecution lawyers in the Republic of Mauritius challenged an earlier court ruling in November 2014 that had found the men not guilty of attacking the Cypriot container ship as it transited south in the Indian Ocean. More to read at www.marineinsight...
The "Issehoved", which had to be withdrawn from the Samsø-Aarhus route on July 13, left the repair yard in Marstal on July 18 at 6.45 p.m., berthed in Svendbord from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and resumed its service from Salvig to Aarhus on July 19.
The "Sea Installer" lost 600 liters hydraulic oil in the port of Hvide Sande on July 18, 2016. The fire rescue investigated the case but stated that nothing could be done regarding the pollution, as the oil evaporated and dissolved.
The Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received a request for patient evacuation from the "Norroena" north of the Shetland Islands on July 18, 2016. The case was transferred to MRCC Shetland via MRCC Aberdeen.
Freezer chartered as replacement for RAL-vessel damaged in iceberg collision
The Royal Arctic Line has chartered the "Green Frost" as a replacement for the Danish cargo m/v Angaju Ittuk", 381 gt (IMO: 8208737), which was in collision with an iceberg on July 11, 2016, off Nanortalik and was expected to need a longer dry docking because of the heavy damage at the bow enforcing a redeployment of distribution between the South Greenland feeding ports and settlements. The powerful impact had breached the ship above the waterline and caused dents at starboard side, howerer, it did not suffer serious damage below the waterline. Neither crew nor cargo on board were damaged in the accident. The company Royal Arctic Line was cooperating with the relevant authorities to clarify the cause, context and follow up of the accident. The ship remained berthed in Nanortalik for inspections for the time being. The "Green Frost" will ply the Upernavik area with associated settlements, but as the ship can not dock in all villages in the district, they have to expect delays. On July 18 the "Green Frost" was still docked at the Aalborg Container Terminal.
The "Baltimore" was boarded by seven armed robbers with knives on July 16, 2016, at 3.20 p.m. in position 02 55N 105 19E in the South China Sea about 20 miles west of Pulau Jemaja island. The pirates tied up the master and ransacked the vessel and its crew, escaping with their cash and crew’s as well as vessel’s valuables. The bulkcarrier was en route from Port Cartier to Lanshan in full load with low freeboard.
On July 18 the salvage of the "Alsvin" on the Ijssel Sea has commenced by salvors of the Hebo Maritiem Service from Zwartsluis. Involved were the dredger vessels "Catharina 10“ (MMSI-No.: 211512540), "Hebo Cat 9“ (MMSI-No.: 244730231) and "Hebo Lift 6“ which were tasked to remove the cargo of 3000 tons slag from the cargo holds onto the lighter vessel "Progress“ (MMSI-No.: 244690849). Two sheerlegs had already connected lifting wires at the hull. The work was being monitored by the patrol boat "RWS 77". The salvors expected to have the ship up on July 19 at noon.
Dutch report and photos:
The "Helga" lost steering control after a rudder failure on July 18, 2016, at 10.20 a.m. in the southern part of the Bosphorus in Istanbul's Üsküdar district while transiting the strait in northern direction. The crew was unable to stop the vessel as it was sailing near the Maiden's Tower off the Üsküdar shore. The Coast Guard and port authority rescued the vessel from the shallow waters where it became stuck following the incident. The Istanbul Vessel Traffic Service sent the lifeboat "Kiyem" and the tug "Kurtarma 3" to assist, and it was towed back to the Marmara Sea by the tug and moored in the Yenikapi area. The ship left the anchorage off Istanbul on July 23 and resumed the voyage to Mariupol, ETA July 26.The vessel was en route from Nea Moudania to Mariupol with a crew of eight and a cargo of 1100 tons magnesia.
Turkish report with photo: