In the evening of Apr 21, 2017, the "Summer Dawn" suffered water ingress in the Northsea near the Jotun field in Norwegian waters west auf Haugesund in wave heights of 5-6 meters and stormy NW wind. The JRCC was notified at 6.31 p.m. by the crew of six. At 8 p.m. the patrol boat "Andenes" was deplyoed to the scene, jointly with a helicopter of the 330 squadron in Sola, arriving at the ship at 8.30 p.m. with additional dewatering pumps. At 8.45 p.m. a pump was lowered onto the trawler, and at 8.50 p.m. a boarding team was sent from the "Andenes". At 111 p.m. more pumps were activated. Jointly they got the situation under control around midnight. An SAR helicopter frorm Oseberg which had also been mobilized could be stood down again. The lifeboat "Bergen Kreds" took over the further escort.
LNGC tanker severely damaged in grounding accident
Coming from Osaka, the "Sevilla Knutsen" struck a small islet or atoll on Apr 17, 2016, which was not included in the charts, enroute from Japan to Australia. The ship was significantly damaged at the bow and suffered a huge crack from aft to prow which even pierced at some points the double hull, thus suffering water ingress. The skill and professionalism of the crew prevented a more serious situation, and they regained control with the ballast tanks. The ship headed to Guanon Apr 18, where an American Naval Base was currently serving as a defensive enclave. The US military prevented the ship from entering the Naval Base although a helicopter was offered for the evacuation of the crew. Finally with the escort of an American frigate the "Sevilla Knutsen" headed in the direction of the Philippines. Two days later they arrived at their destination.
Reckless fisherman prosecuted for sailing unsafe ship
A reckless fisherman who sailed the "Jacomina" to Holland and sold it - after it had been detained for being unsafe - has been given a six-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay £38,000 on Apr 21, 2017. Stephen Trust, director of Trust Trawlers Ltd, of Brixham, has been prosecuted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for operating the fishing vessel in an unsafe manner and sailing in contravention of a detention notice. Trust's actions displayed a blatant disregard for safety laws and potentially put lives at risk.
State officials wer etrying to determine how much oil may have leaked into the environment after the "Powhatan" sank near Sitka late on Apr 20, 2017, at the Samson Tug & Barge dock in Starrigavan Bay about seven miles North of Sitka at 10:15 p.m. Initially the tug sank to a depth of 15 meters but then the wreck shifted downslope about 330 meters to the Northwest before coming to a rest under 60 meters of water. There were approximately 325 gallons of lube oil, 12 gallons of diesel, and possible sludge in the bottom of the main tanks. The released amount of oil was unknown. The
Southeast Petroleum Response Organization (SEAPRO) and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to the incident. A boom has been deployed to contain any oil at the surface and responders are trying to recover any spillage and assess the shoreline. An underwater camera will be utilized to confirm the vessel’s location and monitor petroleum discharges. SEAPRO will continue shoreline assessment and boom management.”