The "LÉ Samuel Beckett" has assisted in the rescue of 140 migrants from a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. The rescue operation began in the morning of Dec 3, and all the migrants were transferred to another rescue vessel, the "Aquarius". On board, the people taken from the boat were given food, water and medical treatment where necessary.
On Dec 3, 2016, at 2.30 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "Emsrunner" at the North Harbour Road in Stockholm. Rubbish on board had caught fire. It was extinguished at 3.30 p.m. Several people were treated for smoke Inhalation and were taken care of by emergency personnel, but no one needed to be brought to the hospital. The ship had arrived from Salacgriva only at noon and was docked at the ferry terminal.
The vessel shifted to the Container Terminal in the Freeport of Stockholm on Dec 5. The cause of the fire had been a sack with oily rubbish deposited near a hot exhaust pipe on the aft quarter.
Swedish report with photo:
On Dec 1, 2016, at 5.45 p.m. the "Altona" allided with the
the sheet pile wall of the Este barrier in Hamburg-Cranz due to a technical defect.
At the time of the accident, the ferry was on the way from the wharf in Blankenese to Neuenfelde. When the ship was about to berth, the 53-year-old master a technical malfunction in the rudder system, so that the ferry hit the pile wall of the Este barrier despite the use of the thruster.
Neither the crew nor the four passengers were injured. The damage to the ferry was estimated to be several thousand Euros, the amount of damage to the sheet piling had not yet been fixed. The investigations of the water police were ongoing.