Though the "Stena Gothica" was successfully brought back on even keel at the Majnabbe Quay in Gothenburg after the fault of the anti-heeling system was corrected, the return trip at 12.45 was cancelled due to high winds. Strong south-easterly winds were blowing with up to 18 meters per second. It was planned to shift the trucks to the "Stena Jutlandica" while the ropax ferry was still remaining in port on Oct 7.
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The US Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old woman from the "Norwegian Breakaway" approximately 165 miles east of Virginia Beach on Oct 6, 2015. Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders received a request at 4:45 a.m. to medevac a woman suffering abdominal pain aboard the cruise ship.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City at 7 a.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 9:01 a.m. and hoisted the woman and a ship’s nurse. The helicopter crew arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Ghent at 10:36 a.m.
The woman was reported in stable condition.
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The 2013-built platform supply vessel (PSV) FD Untouchable (3,300 dwt), owned by Fratelli D’Amato UK, has gone into layup in Aberdeen, Scotland, amid a market where vessels were again fixed at diabolical rates today.
Carnival Victory Arrives in Amber Cove, First Ship to Visit New Port
Carnival Corporation's new cruise port, Amber Cove, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, welcomed its first ship on October 6. as the Carnival Victory called at the port. Photo report on www.cruiseindustr...
The Coast Guard released new pictures of debris found during the search for survivors from the "El Faro" on Oxt 6. The three photos that the agency shared were showing a large piece of metal and another piece of unidentifiable debris. The third photo shows how hard it is to spot the debris from above, as scattered specks of debris are difficult to spot in the ocean.
Coast Guard crews had continued searching for possible survivors from the "El Faro", which was believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin, on Oct 6. Crews have searched a total of 160,574 square nautical miles while searching in the vicinity of the ship's last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas.
Assets involved in the search included:
◾Two Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida.
◾One Navy P-8 fixed wing airplane.
◾One Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida.
◾Coast Guard Cutter "Northland", a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.
◾Coast Guard Cutter "Resolute", a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida.
◾Coast Guard Cutter "Charles Sexton", a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in Key West, Florida.
◾Three commercial tugs.
Sea and weather conditions during the search included one-foot seas and 15 knot winds with unrestricted visibility. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington was on its way to Jacksonville on Oct 6 to study the debris, conduct interviews, and look at documents to find out what went wrong. The investigation would be difficult given that the ship sank in an unknown location, possibly in 4,750-meter deep waters.
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The Belgian authorities were building a sand dam to protect the nature reserve Zwin, which lies partly in Belgium and partly in the Netherlands, and the beaches of the municipalities Blankenberge, Knokke-Heist and Zeebrugge
from spilt oil of the "Flinterstar". The fire rescue was closely monitoring the area. The Belgian authorities took the cost of this operation for granted in order to prevent an environmental disaster. Whether this will happen was depend on the wind direction. Two slicks, each three kilometers long, were drifting in Dutch Waters. The construction of the sand dam started on Oct 6 at 10 p.m. and has to be finished on Oct 7 at 10 a.m. well before the time at which the oil which was stretching over three kilometers in the Northsea may reach the coast. Rijkswaterstaat also helped in the construction of the sand dam. Divers tried to assess the damage to the ship in the afternoon and evening. A balance sheet was to be drawn up at the earliest on Oct 7. Rijkswaterstaat will launch an inspection flight to map how the leaked oil spread on Oct 7 at 7 a.m. Based on that information and models that take into account the wind direction and currents a treatment plan was to be drawn up. The anti pollution vessel "Arca" of Rijkswaterstaat has arrived in Zeebrugge to help the Belgians in the cleanup of the oil. Also the "Interballast I" of DC Dredging from Breskens was heading towards Zeebrugge at 7 p.m. The "Flinterstar" had on board 73 tons heavy fuel and 125 tons diesel. It has a hole in the stern and was secured with additional anchors on the sandbar De Wandelaar to prevent it from tipping over. The ship with a value of 14 million Euro was considered as a CTL according to CEO Bart Otto Flinter. It had been hit at the port side stern when the tanker approached and changed course to her port side, changing back hard to starboard when the "Flinterstar" was already too close to avoid a collision. She made a course change and then kept steady until the collision and did not seem to have attempted a maneuver of last moment. Both ships had pilots on board.
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The "Fesco Posyet" was in collision with a Korean fishing vessel off Pohang on Oct 6, 2015, at 3 a.m. The fishing vessel with a crew of six on board suffered damages, but remained afloat. The container ship docked in Pohang several hours later.