The "Verlaine" was in collision with the cargo m/v "Maryam M" (IMO: 9103386), which was under tow of the tug "WJT-3500" (IMO: 7719686), on May 20, 2015, at 9.40 p.m. in the Sea of Marmara in position 40 42 N 027 36 E. The convoy was underway in the same eastern direction, when the "Verlaine" was outrunning it. The "Verlaine" proceeded to an anchorage north of Saraylar, Marmara island, and dropped anchored there. The tug with the "Maryam M" was moving in different directions with slow speed. The "Verlaine" was en route from Abu Qir to Tuzla, the "Maryam M" was under tow from Alger to Istanbul (Ambarli).
The cargo m/v "Verlaine" (IMO: 8841694), was in collision with the "Maryam M", which was under tow of the tug "WJT-3500" (IMO: 7719686), on May 20, 2015, at 9.40 p.m. in the Sea of Marmara in position 40 42 N 027 36 E. The convoy was underway in the same eastern direction, when the "Verlaine" was outrunning it. The "Verlaine" proceeded to an anchorage north of Saraylar, Marmara island, and dropped anchored there. The tug with the "Maryam M" was moving in different directions with slow speed. The "Verlaine" was en route from Abu Qir to Tuzla, the "Maryam M" was under tow from Alger to Istanbul (Ambarli).
The "Nord Hydra", which ran aground on the Paraná River on May 19, was refloated on May 21 at 4.10 p.m. and held by the Argentine tug "Ranquel" (IMO: 9688702). Traffic restrictions have been introduced on both the upstream and downstream navigation on the waterway, so shipping was permitted only for ships with a draught of less than 7,5 meters. The grounding forced local authorities to close the canal, and at least 48 ships was delayed. The Argentine Coastguard restore full access after having investigated and mapped the area where the ship ran aground. There were unusually low water levels due to a drought in Brazil, so that the shipping channels were not deep enough.
The scheduled sailing of the "Prins Joachim" from Rostock to Gedser on May 22, 2015, at 6 a.m. had to be cancelled due to technical problems aboard the ferry. The ship was remaining at berth 37 in Rostock since. It had arrived in port on May 21 at 6 p.m.
The "Sadlers Wells" committed a safety breach while sailing in Australian waters by unleashing the ship's cargo at sea on May 19, 2015. Thereby the crew was compromising their own lives and the stability of the vessel in contravention of both international and domestic laws, accodring to the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) which believed that the cargo consisted of rail carriages, which would have sunk the ship if they shifted. The breach was reported to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. ITF National Coordinator Dean Summers was calling on AMSA to come down hard on the ship's management and detain the vessel until a full investigation into the event could be performed. The ship left Bunbury on May 19, headed for Richards Bay.
Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat "Richard Cox" Scott launched on May 19, 2015, just after 7.30 a.m. to assist athe "Rebula" with two people on board, in difficulties with damaged sails and steering failure 26 miles SE of Falmouth. The yacht was on passage from the Canary Islands to Sweden and had been at sea for 10 days. The crew had struggled for 30 hours before asking the Coastguard for help. The all-weather lifeboat located the yacht just before 9.30 a.m. and found the two people on board exhausted. However, they managed to help the lifeboat crew get a tow line attached and the long tow back to Falmouth was started.
The yacht’s foresail and staysail had been furled but were shredded and the mainsail, although reefed, was damaged and jammed. The steering had also failed and locked over so it was an intensive tow in relatively rough conditions in the gale force 8 north westerly winds.
Falmouth’s Atlantic 75 relief inshore lifeboat "Braemar" was launched just after 2 p.m. to assist with the tow and met up with the all-weather lifeboat and yacht off St Anthony’s Lighthouse. Two crew members from the inshore lifeboat were transferred to the "Rebula" and they managed to lower the mainsail. A line was passed to the inshore lifeboat so it could help steady the yacht and the tow continued to Falmouth. The Rebula was taken to a visitors mooring in Falmouth and both lifeboats were released from service after what had been about nine hours at sea for the all-weather lifeboat crew.
Both lifeboats were launched again just after 10.45 a.m. on May 20 to assist the "Rebula" once more as the yacht had broken free of her mooring and had drifted through the harbour before getting caught on another mooring. The lifeboats towed it back to its own mooring and made it secure.
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Dismantling of the "Max Brauer" at the DA Schiffsverwertung Gmbh & Co. KG in Papenburg has progressed well. The ship was largely cut up to scrap in the 120 meter Long hall of the Ostermann & Scheiwe Areal with the help of a Genesis scrap scissor.
German reports with photos and video:
Vessel to be repaired before being allowed to leave Kristiansund
The Norwegian Maritime Directorate arrested the "Nadir" in Kristiansund after an inspection in the afternoon of May 21. The inspection of the Russian ship which has a crew of 14 was to be continued in the morning of May 22. The ship has no valid class paper or certificate, and the work and life terms on board did not meet the requirements. The ship had a valid certificate in Russia. The ship had a fire on board, and was no longer in a condition to be able to leave the port unless repairs have been carried out.
Norwegian report with photos and video:
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The "Island Dawn" has been laid up in Ulsteinvik on Mays 21, 2015, by Island Offshore for an indefinite period. It was the third Island Offshore vessel being laid up. Before the sister ships "Island Duke" and "Island Duchess" awaited this fate due to low rates. The crews were employed on other ships.
Serenade of the Seas makes her maiden call to Passenger port of Saint Petersburg
Today, May 21, a new vessel has visited Passenger port of Saint Petersburg, that has not come to the Port before – Serenade of the Seas, the port’s release says. The ship has brought over 3 000 people to Saint Petersburg, including passengers and crew.
Serenade of the Seas, which belongs to the cruise company Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises, has made her visit to St. Petersburg during her first 2015 Baltic Sea cruise. The 7-day journey also includes Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki.