The fire aboard the "Burgos" was under control after more than 30 hours of firefighting, involving three fire boats, five tugs of the Veracruz's Apiver port administration and four vessels of the Mexican Navy. It had consumed 167,000 barrels of fuel carried on board. There was no spill, except some small oily spots. The fire had engulfed two fore cargo tanks but could be prevented from spreading to other tanks. It was expected that it would take some more days to finally extinguish it. The main task of the firefighters remained protecting the neighbouring tanks.
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In the night of Sep 25, 2016, the "Stattegg" suffered engine trouble off Myre. The lifeboat "Knut Hoem" was called to assist and towed the vessel into the port on Sep 26 at 2.15 a.m.
On Sep 25 the "Hanjin Harmony" finally left the anchorage in the German Bight and entered the port of Hamburg. She passed Elbe 1 at 6.20 p.m. and reached Eurogate terminal around midnight with the flood.
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On Sep 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. the "Ilaria", 1056 ts (EU-No.: 4005440), ran aground on the Danube at river km 2269,300 enroute from Vilshofen towards Straubing. In the loop at Mülham, while waiting for an approaching vessel, the barge which was loaded with 811 tons of quartz sand veered off course to starboard by a mistake of the 52-year-old captain and got stuck with the bow outside the fairway. A salvage attempt by the the pusher tug "Uhu" failed. The Danube remained open for commercial shipping, and ship traffic passed the accident site with slow speed. On Sep 26 some of the cargo of the "Ilaria" had to be lightened. For this purpose, the Danube had to be banned for passing ship traffic. Once the ship is salvaged, the river bottom would have to be sounded by the river authority in Regensburg.
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The "Hebrides" ran aground in Lochmaddy Marina in North Uist on Sep 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. while proceeding to the berth. A technical failure led to the vessel being unable to reduce speed sufficiently for the routine docking procedures and she struck both pontoons in Lochmaddy harbour and the seabed. No-one was injured and the vessel's hull remains intact. A total of 76 passengers and crew were on board, as well as 13 cars, one lorry and one motorhome. She is now alongside safely at Lochmaddy. All passengers and vehicles have been disembarked and alternative routes for all those affected were being investigated. Divers were sent for surveys.
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The Nimet" suffered engine failure in the evening of Sep 23, 2016 and went adrift southeast of Kythira island in the Sea of Crete. A tug was sent, which took the container ship on tow, and towed her to the Neapoli Voion anchorage, Laconi to fix the problem and undergo a survey. In the early morning of Sep 25 it was moored at the Vatika Bay Terminal. The ship was en route from Las Palmas to Samsun.
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The "Burgos" went ablaze after an explosion eight miles off the coast of Veracruz on Sep 24, 2016. The load was made up of 80,000 barrels of diesel fuel, 71,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline, and 16,000 barrels of desulfurized gasoline. Mexican navy ships moved into the area to put barriers in place in case of a leak from the tanker. Four tugs from Veracruz's port authority also arrived on the scene to with special foams to use to fight the fire.
The ship was adrift with a list to port some miles off Boca in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of 31 was rescued. Rescue teams were dispatched to the blazing vessel.
In the evening of Sep 22 the "CCNI Arauco" was towed from the Mönckeberg Quay to the Blohm & Voss Yard in Hamurg and docked at berth 13/14. On Sep 23 the remaining 85 Container were removed with a sheerleg. The ship was expected to stay for another week at the Yard. Negotiations regarding the final repair place were going on. It was hoped to have the vessel back in service end of October.
A 47-year-old crew member has been airlifted from the Ruby Princess cruise ship on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted at approximately 11:35 p.m., Friday reporting that a crew member was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. The Coast Guard then went into action and a medevac operation was commenced. A helicopter was launched which then met the cruise ship at around 2:05 AM. www.cruisehive.co...