Mackerel trawler sank off Navia, three dead, two missing
On Apr 17, 2014, the "Mar Nosso" capsized around 1 p.m. The last position issued by the vessel through its tracking device was at 11.14,04. The ship drifted for some time bottom up and sank at 7 p.m. 18 miles from Navia off the Asturias coast in Northern Spain. From the crew of 12, seven were rescued alive - two Portuguese and five Galicians, by the nearby Portuguese f/v "Galega Mar" from Muros, and taken to El Musel where a field hospital was set up by helicopter. The boatswain, Juan Martin Calo, 53, from Marin; the chief engineer, Francisco Pereira Iglesias, 51, from Bueu, and the Portuguese Bernardino Augusto Kora Bicho, 48, were unharmed, and Póvoa from Varzim, was taken by the "Pesca 2" to Celeiro and thence to the Hospital da Costa at A Mariña Lucense for observation until Apr 18. One of the survivors had endured more than two hours in the water , while another crew member had saved himself onto bottom of the trawker, where he was localized by the Crew of the "Mar da Galega".
Two of the castaways who had suffered mild hypothermia were taken to the Hospital at Jove, while the other two who had suffered severy hypothermia were transferred with a mobile ICU to to Jove and the Cabueñes Hospital. Three fishermen were recovered dead, two Portuguese by the "Kica" from Roaz which were taken to the port of Gijón aboard the "Salvamar Capella" which had proceeded from Luarca within one hour after the alert, and another at 6.50 p.m. by the tug "Alonso de Chaves". The Helimer 211 helicopter took the third body to Musel. All were transported to Oviedo for an autopsy. Two crew members were still missing. The MRCC Gijón coordinated the SAR operation.
Four of the castaways who showed symptoms of hypothermia were transferred to the Hospital The Helimer 211 helicopter and several fishing vessels were involved in the search. The "Nosso Mar" was fishing for mackerel and was coming from the port of Aviles.
The five Galician sailors were Maria Ramallo from Radio Galega, Jose Martinez from Calo; Francisco Pereira Iglesias from Bueu; Jesus Alvaro Gonzalez from Marin; Meixide Rafael Rodriguez from Marin and Francisco Manuel Alvite from Vilagarcía.
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The Coast Guard on Apr 17 was reviewing plans for the salvage of the "Ornak" which was scheduled to begin Apr 18 morning near First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. Ballast water was to be pumped off the vessel in the morning and tug boats would attempt to remove the vessel at high tide, which was expected at approximately 10:45 a.m. Once the vessel was freed, it was to be moved to Lynnhaven Anchorage for a hull inspection to be completed by a dive team. Once the ship was deemed safe, the Coast Guard would remove the captain of the port restrictions and allow the vessel to be put back into service.
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4 MOL-operated/managed vessels selected as 2013 "Best Quality Ships"
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the following four MOL-operated and managed vessels were selected for FY2013 "Best Quality Ship Award" (seven vessels receive awards) by the Japan Federation of Pilots' Associations, the company said in its press release.
LNG carrier "Energy Frontier"
Containership "MOL Majesty"
Car carrier "Swift Ace"
The award is aimed at heightening awareness of the need to protect harbors and the marine environment through safe operation of oceangoing vessels and was first awarded in 2003. The awards are commended to "vessels considered superior by pilots" by JFPA.
For FY2013 awards, seven vessels were selected from among ships that requested pilots at pilotage districts throughout Japan in September and October. Among the seven, four were operated and managed by MOL, as proof of appropriate cooperation with pilots by the captains and crew members of the vessels, and of their high level of onboard equipment and boarding/disembarking facilities.
JFPA, whose precursor was the Japan Pilots Association, was founded by 35 of Japan's pilot associations in 2007 when the piloting law was revised.
Until the morning of Apr 18 LT divers have recovered on the whole 25 bodies, most of them were found drifting in the sea. Among the dead was one crew member. More than 250 persons were still missing. 101 passengers of the "Sewol" were still in Hospital, five of them in critical state. More than 500 divers were still searching for victims, 103 ships and 29 helicopters of the Coastguard, Navy and Airforce were on scene. Three divers were carried away by strong currents and were timewise missing before a fishing boat rescued them. An Investigation was launched against the 69 year old master of the ferry. It was thought that due to a sudden change of course the vehicles and containers on board may have shifted to port. The ferry was carrying 180 vehicles and 1100 tons of cargo. She was not overloaded as she was allowed to carry 921 passengers, 180 vehicles and 152 containers. It was to be investigated whether later additions to the superstructure may have had influence on the stability of the ship.
The "Raana", which had run onto the Brakan reef west of Hestskjæret off Averøy in the early morning of Apr 17, sank while being towed into Kristiansund in the Bremsnesfjord just outside the port. The "Waterbjørn" and the "Waterchief" of the Taubåtservice jointly with the owner and the "Erik Bye" of the NSSR had worked on the salvage, also the Coastguard tug "Boa Heimdal" atttended. The ship was pulled off the reef, but had taken on a lot of water. A pump was able to cope with the flooding until a bulkhead failed. The runner crew of three on board, among them the owner and one salvor, was saved by the "Waterbjørn" shortly before the "Raana" capsized and sank within three minutes at 2.43 p.m. on a water depth of 100 meters. The former ferry had been sold by the Akva Sjøservice AS to the Optiship AS on Apr 15, and it was the first trip with the new owner during which it ran aground transiting the Namsenfjord for ist future use as a service ship. The "Boa Heimdal" cleaned up debris, oil drums , etc., and has laid out absorbent booms to boom off an oil film that has spread on the water. However, there was no greater risk of Pollution. At 7 p.m. the tug Crew was in the process of completing the work.
Norwegian reports with photos and videos: www.tv2.no/2014/0...www.tk.no/nyheter...www.rbnett.no/nyh...
The two fishermen from the "Amsisium" based in Ditzum caught an old wooden rudder when recovering their nets in the evening of Apr 13, 2014, in the Hubertgat at Rottumeroog. The winch of the f/v successfully strugged to pull the five meter long rudder out of the water, which had a weight of about one ton.
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After the fire aboard the "Repubblica di Roma" last week its current status was unknown this morning. Images taken by an Grimaldi employee were showing smoke billowing from the ship’s superstructure. All crew were safely ashore according to our source. The ship iwas offshore Togo in the Gulf of Guinea.
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