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Reports about casualties, owner and name changes and other interesting incidents

 Al Endurance  (Container Ship)
3 days ago by BerndU

beached at Gadani 24.07.17

 Dan  (Container Ship)
3 days ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 24.07.17

 Sea Land Meteor  (Container Ship)
3 days ago by BerndU

beached at Alang 24.07.17

 Amal  (General Cargo Ship)
3 days ago by BerndU

picture from Beaching
picture from Aliaga

 Boudicca  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
3 days ago by Timsen

Two medevacs at Tobermory
The Tobermory RNLI lifeboat was tasked to go to the aid of a passenger on the "Boudicca" which was at anchor in Tobermory Bay in the morning of July 22, 2017. The lifeboat launched shortly after 11 a.m.following a report from Stornoway Coastguard that a passenger had been injured in a fall on the cruise ship. The Tobermory's volunteer crew was asked to assist in the safe transfer of the casualty. On going alongside the cruise ship, the crew established that there were in fact two casualties requiring evacuation. Following a consultation with two members of the Scottish Ambulance Service, it was decided to evacuate the two casualties using one of the cruise ship's tenders. The lifeboat then escorted the tender to the pontoons where the casualties were safely transferred ashore. Report with photo:

 Lucky Seven  (Other)
3 days ago by Timsen

Grounded ship made U-turn
By July 23, the "Lucky Seven" had turned around and beached itself on the Miramar shoreline, while the vessel's owner, Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd, and a salvage company, theMumbai-based Arihant Ship Breakers, prepared their salvage plans for the vessel. Arihant Ship Breakers said that the plans to refloat the vessel and tow it out had to be redrawn and that a salvage attempt would be made only on July 28 or later. The vessel has its bow of now on the beach, indicating that the ballast water tanks that were meant to keep the vessel stable failed.

 Agios Nikolaos I  (Bulk Carrier)
3 days ago by Timsen

Crew member died in accident on board
A Vietnamese rescue ship on July 23, 2017, brought in the body of a Greek crew member of the "Agios Nikalaos I" and handed it over to relevant authorities on the mainland. In the afternoon of July 22, the Third Zone Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre, located in Vũng Tàu City in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, received information that a man aboard the "Agios Nikolaos I", heading from Singapore to China, had suffered a serious head injury and collapsed. He was identified as Laspas Alexandros, 29. The centre immediately got in touch with the HCM City-based Coastal Information Station to transfer the information to local search and rescue agencies. The station’s health workers then gave medical advice to crew members to help their injured colleague. The centre also instructed the ship to move to Vũng Tàu coastal area so that the injured crewman could be brought to the mainland for treatment. However, the crewman died after a few hours on the ship. The captain continued the ship’s journey to Vũng Tàu coastal area to complete necessary procedures to send the crewman’s body back home. Việt Nam’s salvage ship "SAR 413" sailed to Vũng Tàu to receive the body and complete procedures to hand over the body to relevant authorities and a representative of the ship owner. Report with photo:

 Liberty Prrudencia  (Bulk Carrier)
3 days ago by Timsen

Stranded crew repatriated
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced on July 22, 2017, that all of the former crew of the "Liberty Prrudencia" were being repatriated. In addition, their wages have been finally paid after HRAS, the International Transport Workers Federation, the Indian Consulate and ship managers intervened. The men had been stranded aboard the ship at the port of Zhoushan since 2016. Seafarers’ advocates were first alerted to the plight of the Prrudencia’s crew in February. On Mar 10, Human Rights at Sea published a detailed investigative case study about the case highlighting the human impact of abandonment, followed by an op-ed piece published in April. The "Liberty Prrudencia" was owned by a firm in Mumbai until the end of 2016. She was sold to a Hong Kong-based shipowner in January and her original name, "New Orion", was restored at the time of sale. On July 23 she was still at anchor off Zhoushan.

 Kriti Sfakia  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
3 days ago by Timsen

Medevac in Mangalore
A 45-year-old Filipino crew member of the "Kriti Sfakia" was medevaced in Mangaluru with the New Mangalore Port authorities providing timely assistance. The medical assistance was required from the master on July 23 at 10:45 a.m. The vessel was coming from Singapore and headed to Iran. The master of the ship informed that there was a medical emergency for Julious Clivete, who suffered from severe abdominal pain in lower right side. The port authorities responded to the distress call and arranged a port pilot for medical evacuation inside the basin. The patient was successfully evacuated using a port craft and the crew was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru for treatment.

 Seabed Constructor  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Support Vessel)
3 days ago by Timsen

Four tons gold found off Iceland
A box with four tons of gold, valued at more than 130 million Dollars, was found inside the wreck of the German SS "Minden", sunk during World War II in the vicinity of Iceland. The finding was made by divers from the British company Advanced Marine Services aboard the "Seabed Constructor". The valuable cargo was located in the ship's post office, which was shipped to Germany and sank 120 miles southeast of Iceland on Sep 24, 1939, shortly after World War II started. The gold was allegedly withdrawn by the Nazis from South American banks, where they had deposited it. The "Minden" had been intercepted by two British cruisers. Advanced Marine Services had asked the Icelandic Government for permission to make a hole in the ship in order to extract the safe.

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