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 Transocean Winner  (Other Ship)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Rig move postponed due to bad weather
Rough seas were hampering the final preparations for loading the "Transocean Winner" onto the "Hawk" off Lewis on Sep 30. The structure has been disconnected from eight temporary anchors in preparation for its journey to Turkey for scrapping. But the size of the swell was making efforts to get the rig on to the deck of the Hawk difficult. A decision would be made on Oct 1 as to whether the rig would go in this weather window, or stay until the next break in the weather. It may be to put the rig back on to the anchors because salvors were anticipating bad weather coming back through at the beginning of next week and they would have to have the rig secure again by that time. Report with photo: www.bbc.com/news/...

 Richar Tres  (Fishing Boat)
12 hours ago by Timsen

Vessel seized, catch auctioned
The "Richar Tres" with a crew of four was seized by the patrol boat "Iris" in the night of Se 29, 2016, and directed to the port of La Turballe where the 700 kilos of seized tuna were sold at auction after the ship berthed in the morning of Sep 30. The fishing vessel was inspected in the Rochebonne shelf area, west the island of Ré and failed to comply with registration requirements of fishing and satellite communication, specifically the lack of electronic logbook and positioning beacon. The ship and fishing gear were seized", while 700 kilograms of caught albacore tuna were sold at the auction of Turballe. The The Spanish Skipper will be prosecuted by the Criminal Court of Saint-Nazaire which incurs a fine of up to several thousand Euros.

 Mustafa Kan  (Cargo Ship)
14 hours ago by Timsen

Capsized wreck taken in tow
The "Mustafa Kann" in fact did not sink, but remained afloat bottom up and was taken in tow, sank on Friday off the coast of Syracuse, has been engaged by a Greek tug, chartered by the insurer, and pulled in SE direction minimizing the risk that the ship could drift onto the Italian coast and in particular to the protected area of Plemmirio and islands of Ciclopi. The wreck was now pulled at an extremely slow Speed towards Cyprus, guarded by naval units fromCatania and anti pollution vessels. There were no spills of pollutants up to now. The cargo, ammonium phosphate, was considered to be environmentally safe, but there are fuel and oil on board, which may leak. Italian reports with photo and video: www.adnkronos.com... catania.blogsicil...

 Russa Taign K193  (Other Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Trawler broke down in gale force winds
The "Russa Taign" broke down 12 miles west of Noup Head on Westray, Orkney, on Sep 29, 2016, and was drifting in gale-force winds. The RNLI boat in Stromness was paged at 6.20 p.m. The lifeboat left the harbour at 6.30 p.m. and headed west out of Hoy sound into winds forecast at Force 7-8. A course close the the Black Craig was followed in rough seas to get to the vessel as quickly as possible. The conditions were too rough for the lifeboat to tow the much larger fishing boat so at 7.20 p.m. the Coastguard asked the Emergency Towing Vessel "Heracles" to join the operation. The Orkney Registered fishing vessel "Keila" had left Scrabster and was also en route to the scene to help with the towing operation. The Stromness lifeboat arrived at the disabled fishing vessel at 8.15 p.m. after a rough passage at reduced speed. The Coastguard asked the lifeboat to stand-by the fishing vessel until the larger towing vessels arrived. At 11.00 p.m. the "Heracles" arrived on the scene and was joined shortly afterwards by the "Keila". The "Keila" attached a wire tow to the disabled vessel and began the tow. The Coastguard then asked the lifeboat to return to Stromness. Shortly afterwards the tow broke and the "Heracles" took over the towing operation. They travelled through Westray Firth, east of Shapinsay and into Kirkwall Bay. The Stromness lifeboat returned at reduced speed to make sure it didn't arrive at the entrance to Hoy Sound in dangerous conditions with full ebb ride against westerly wind and swell. The lifeboat passed close to the north shore of Graemsay and entered Stromness Harbour at 03.45 a.m. The casualty along with the seven-strong crew was meanwhile towed to Kirkwall where the convoy arrived on Sep 30 shortly after 7 a.m., around 13 hours after the alarm was raised. The OIC Marine Services pilot boat "Kirkwall Bay" escorted the vessel to the pier. It was berthed safely alongside Hatston Pier shortly before 10 a.m. Reports with photos and video: stv.tv/news/north... www.dailyrecord.c...

 Transocean Winner  (Other Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Good progress for rig move in Broad Bay
Final preparations for moving the "Transocean Winner" rig onto the "Hawk" were continuing on Sep 30, and good progress has been made on the operation in Broad Bay. The anchors have now been disconnected and the rig was being held on four tugs about half a mile from the "Hawk" which has almost completed ballasting and is making final preparations to receive the rig. Weather conditions are improving by the hour and if this continued then it is extremely likely that the rig will be floated over the "Hawk" later in the morning or early in the afternoon. As long as the weather holds, the Transocean Winner will be loaded onto the Hawk and taken out of the water within the next 24 hours. The operation itself is, however, going to be lengthy.

 Spirit Of Sacramento  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Wreck towed to Sausalito
The "Spirit of Sacramento" was en route from the Bethel Island area to Sausalito in the afternoon of Sep 29. The drainage process began 3 p.m. on Sep 28in preparation for moving the vessel. Salvors went out and rigged chains to attach to a crane which carefully raised the wreck. The crane’s boom was placed in predetermined locations to protect wildlife and sensitive areas. The "Spirit of Sacramento" was being towed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility in Sausalito, where oil and fuel will be removed. The journey began about noon and was expected to take about eight to 10 hours with the boat being towed less than 6 mph.

 Hebrides  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Hebrides underway to repair yard
The "Hebrides" sailed from Lochmaddy harbour in the afternoon of Sep 29. Severe weather had delayed the ferry from making its way to Greenock for a drydock repair yard earlier this week. The ship will now undertake the passage from the Western Isles to the Clyde under her own power and will enter dry dock in Greenock at the weekend. The "Clansman" was the first vessel to dock at the port since Sep 25. She was closely followed by the "Isle of Lewis". Both ships will help to ease the backlog of traffic, particularly freight. The "Isle of Lewis" will also drop off and embark lifeline loads for the Isle of Barra which, due to some sustained adverse weather, has had sailings cancelled this week. With the "Clansman" completing her move north to Tarbert on Harris and the "Lord of the Isles" transferring to Oban, the full Tarbert, Uig and Lochmaddy triangle service resumed as normal on Sep 30. In addition to the full triangle timetable, there will be an additional Lochmaddy to Uig return sailing, leaving Lochmaddy at 8.05 p.m. and arriving Uig 9.50 p.m., before departing 10.10 p.m. and arriving back at North Uist at 11.55 p.m. Clansman’s usual routes to Coll, Tiree and Colonsay will be covered by the "Lord of the Isles".

 Sun Princess  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Cruise ship rescued five people adrift for 48 hours
On Sep 27, 2016, the "Sun Princess" has come to the rescue of five people who were adrift at sea for 48 hours. She was asked to take part in a search and rescue operation which was headed by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Noumea. Five people including family members of a local senior Vanuatu Government minister were stranded at sea for 48 hours before the "Sun Princess" spotted them after midnight. The ship was approximately 115 miles away from the stranded vessel when it diverted to begin the search and rescue operation. Once the cruise ship spotted them west of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu waters they were brought onboard the ship. After 1:00 a.m. all five people were given medical attention by the Sun Princess medical staff. The "Sun Princess" continued on its journey towards Champagne Bay in Vanuatu where it arrived as scheduled on Sep 27 at 08:00 a.m. The vessel is sailing a 21-day Papua New Guinea and South Pacific itinerary and was scheduled to arrive back at its home port in Brisbane, Australia on Oct 2. Report with photo: www.cruisehive.co...

 MV Harshavardhana  (Passenger ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

48 hour ordeal ended back in port
The "Harshavardhana", which was headed to Port Blair, returned to Visakhaptatnam on Sep 29, so that after several twists and turns, the 48-hour journey of the 500 passengers ended with the decision of the ship management to cancel its voyage. The ship was mostly carrying people from North Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha for labour work in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The ship was stuck for several hours in high seas about 14 nautical miles from here six hours after it left the port. Only on the intervention of senior officials and the Navy, the ship crew was advised to return to the port for undertaking repairs on one of the defunct generators found mid-sea. The ship anchored in the Inner Harbour in the early hours of Sep 29, following which several anxious relatives from nearby areas rushed to the port to find out about the well-being of the passengers. The passengers included several women and children. Relatives offered passengers home-made food through CISF security personnel manning the main gate leading the East Quay-4, where the ship was berthed. Due to exposure to long hours of halting in high seas without any moment, many of the passengers suffered from sea-sickness. VPT arranged a medical camp by Red Cross and distributed milk and food packets to the passengers. The passengers were first told there was a snag in the engine, later that they were repairing a generator. The crew also went to the extent of telling passengers that another ship would join them to carry the passengers to Port Blair. Report with photo: www.thehindu.com/...

 Don Humberto  (Cargo Ship)
21 hours ago by Timsen

Oil residues drained from sunken factory ship
After a complex process the inspection, pumping and storage of hydrocarbons from the "Don Humberto" in the Bay of Coquimbo was done. The company Resolve drained 18,180 liters of oily residues from the wreck between July and Augus. The government has constantly been following the progress of operations and has not registered any spill of oil pollution. The oil remains will be transferred to the refinery of the National Oil Company ENAP in the city of Con Con. The extracted hydrocarbons have been stored in 20 containers, which were ready for shipment. The work was complex because of the extent of damage on the vessel. The contract required that during the following 92 days after finishing the work, there was a guarantee of permanent monitoring the wreck that no leakage occurred. The Regional Government allocated 360 million Pesos for the the work. Spanish report with photo: www.diarioelcoqui...

 Jk Tai Shan  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by BerndU

beached at Chittagong 30.09.16

 Argenova 10  (Fishing Boat)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Comodoro Rivadavia
In the afternoon of Sep 28, 2016, a crew member of the "Argenova X" fell ill 300 km from Comodoro Rivadavi. The captain reported thatthe man, aged 26, was suffering pain in the lower abdomen, had difficulty lifting his legs and was vomiting. From the Air Station Comodoro Rivadavia immediately a PA-42 helicopter with a doctor on board, rescue swimmers took off. A PA-22 aircraft was also sent to provide support during operation. After the man was hoisted, the medical performed first aid. Once ashore, an ambulance transferred him to the local hospital. Spanish report with photo: www.elpatagonico....

 Sea Wellington  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by BerndU

beached at Chittagong 30.09.16

 Tex  (Cargo Ship)
22 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Alang anchorage
arrived Alang anchorage 30.09.16

 Burgos  (Tankship)
22 hours ago by Timsen

Process of leveling damaged tanker going on
A little more than 15 kilometers from the coast off Veracruz the "Burgos" remained at the anchorage while the process of leveling the tanker continued. The Security Energy and Environment Agency (ASEA) was permanently monitoring the operation and so far has not detected any fuel slicks on the beach and the water. The ASEA asked the Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to take samples of the water, sediments and reefs and investigate the cause of the explosion. Spanish report with photo: noticieros.televi...

 Celebrity Infinity  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Brookings
The UD Coast Guard medically evacuated a 76-year-old man from the "Celebrity Infinity" on Sep 29, 2016, approximately 30 miles southwest of Brookings, Oregon. The Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 1:10 p.m., of a 76-year-old male reportedly suffering from internal bleeding. Due to the severity of his condition, a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the man be taken to a hospital for treatment. Sector Humboldt Bay personnel dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay to assist. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:45 p.m., landed on the cruise ship to board the patient and a ship’s nurse into the helicopter and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at St. John's Hospital in Eureka.

 Hdms Esbern Snare  (Other Ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Fire in Frederikshavn
In the afternoon of Sep 29, 2016, a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Esbern Snare", which was docked at the naval base at Frederikshavn, where the vessel was undergoing an overhaul. While using a cutting torch some materials have been ignited. The fire was rated as minor. When the Frederikshavn fire rescue arrived, the vessel's own fire-fighting teams already had started to fight the fire and kept it from spreading. The two teams extinguished the fire together. All personnel had been evacuated from the support ship. The interior now had to be cleaned before work could be continued. Danish report with photos: nordjyske.dk/nyhe...

 Navigator Of The Sea  (Passenger ship)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Compostela
On Sep 29, 2016, the Helimer helicopter 205 medecaced a woman with respiratory problems frin tge "Navigator of the Seas". The ship was enroute from Lisboa to Southampton. The patient was hoisted and taken to the CHUS de Compostela.

23 hours ago by arnekiel

Port delay - Cruise ship berth needs approval now
As one gigantic cruise ship sat dockside at the Port of Sydney on Wednesday, its thousands of passengers pouring into the downtown area or boarding busses to visit iconic destinations such as Fortress Louisbourg, another cruise ship waited in the distance, its passengers forced to take small vessels before stepping ashore or possibly opting to remain on board. The scenario was even more chaotic the previous week when three cruise ships visited Sydney on the same day, one of them docked next to the Joan Harriss Pavilion and the other two forced to wait offshore. So once again we ask what’s the hold up when it comes to building a second cruise ship berth? Why haven’t the three levels of government already signed off on this $20.1-million project, which, in all likelihood, would pay for itself within 10 years of completion? Read more at www.capebretonpos...

 Rescue Aegir  (SAR-Vessel)
23 hours ago by Timsen

Lifeboat capsized twice - crew rescued
The crew of the "Ægir" had to jump into the water after the boat was hit by a freak wave just outside Tjørveneset in Farsund in the night of Sep 29, 2016, at 9.30 p.m. and capsized twice. The windows of the wheelhouse were smashed by the surge, and a fire extinguisher was activated and filled the cab with smoke. This meant that the crew thought the boat had started to burn. The three men sent a distress call, put on survival suits and were asked to jump over board given the extremely difficulat conditions with wind speeds of 18-20 m/s and wave heights of eight meters. All three were rescued around 10 p.m. by a Sea King helicopter of the 330 Squadron. They were flown to the Sola Air Station and taken to the emergency room for further checkups. All were said to be so far well regarding the circumstances and later accomodated in a hotel in the town near Stavanger. One man had suffered a head injury. The accident occurred after the lifeboat was alerted at 6.30 p.m. and went out in bad weather to search for a Russian tourist who had fallen from a jetty at Borhaug at 7.30 p.m. The JRCC was notified, and a Sea King helicopter, air ambulance, divers and emergency services responded. The man was later recovered, and it was performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on site. He was then transported to the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen by air ambulance. He was pronounced dead in the run of Sep 30. The lifeboat immediately had encountered very high waves, and shortly before the accident the JRCC Southern Norway (HRS) announced that conditions were too dangerous for boats to search outside the breakwater. The accident happened when the boat was just passing Tjørveneset to participate in the SAR operation. The abandoned "Ægir" was later pushed onto the Store Beach next to the Marka artillery range at Lista. Salvage work was due to start when the weather conditions permitted. Norwegian reports, photos: www.dagbladet.no/... https://www.ntbinfo.no/pr... www.fvn.no/lokalt... https://www.nrk.no/sorlan... www.fvn.no/lokalt... https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14448938_1294047393961493_6405199269700215785_n.jpg?oh=d522ca4066eae0b599e2cdae6d474a3d&oe=5860A4F7 https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14440899_1294047613961471_2396884656392326543_n.jpg?oh=8e8fa2297a87adc543ef886b4b16e0a5&oe=5875508C

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