In Datteln the 49-year-old German skipper of the "Mi Amigo" was lost over board on Nov 15, 2017. The man probably fell from the ship. At 1 a.m. the barge had passed the large lock in Datteln, after which it was moored at the Dortmund-Ems Canal near Olfen. The experienced skipper made the first voyage from the Europoort in Rotterdam to Hanover jointly with his father on what was to become his new ship. When the ship which was loaded with coal had berthed, the father could not find his son anywhere on board. Police and fire brigade were alerted and searched all night and the following day for the missing man. On Nov 15 at 4:30 p.m., the lock was partially operational again, but the small lock remained blocked until Nov 16. Divers from Dortmund searched the lock, but could not find the missing skipper. The search was then terminated for the time being.
On Nov 14, 2017, the bunker tanker "Zaliv Amerika" allided with the "Fedor Litke" while unmooring from the vessel after bunkering operations at 3.40 p.m. The brand new LNG tanker, which was to set sail for its maiden voyage to Sabetta in the Arctic Sea, suffered a hull breach of about 0,2 meters length one meter above the waterline in ballast tank 4 area.
On Nov 14, 2017, the "Zaliv Amerika" allided with LNG tanker "Fedor Litke" while unmooring from the vessel after bunkering operations at 3.40 p.m. The brand new LNG tanker, which was to set sail for its maiden voyage to Sabetta in the Arctic Sea, suffered a hull breach of about 0,2 meters length one meter above the waterline in ballast tank 4 area.
On Nov 16, 2017 at 3:32 p.m. the CROSS Corsen was contacted by the "Orange Harmony", on which two crew members had been seriously injured following maintenance operations they had carried out on the bridge. The ship was 95 miles west of the tip of Brittany. Following a conference call between the Maritime Medical Consultation Center in Toulouse, the cargo ship and the CROSS Corsen, the decision was made to medevac the two by helicopter. The CROSS deployed a Cayman helicopter from the French Nave base Lanvéoc-Poulmic with a medical team on board. It took off at 4:10 p.m. and reached the ship about 30 minutes later.
The sailors are cared for by the medical team and then hoisted aboard the helicopter at 5:50 p.m. They were taken to the hospital Cavale Blanche in Brest, where they arrived at 6:18 p.m.
Cargo ship with military goods troubled enroute from Russia to Syria
The "Aleksandr Tkachenko", being deployed in the notorious “Syrian Express” military cargo lifeline, was troubled off northeast Rhodos island in the Aegean Sea on Nov 13, 2017. The ship, which was en route to Tartus from Novorossiysk with military cargo on board, was adrift from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Nov 14. A Greek tug was spotted nearby, assisting the vessel which was carrying dozens military trucks on deck. It arrived in Tartus on Nov 17 around 10 a.m.
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The US Coast Guard medevaced a 33-year-old man from the "Disney Fantasy" on Nov 16, 2017. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a request from the cruise ship for medevac assistance at approximately 8 a.m. stating the passenger was reportedly suffering from medical complications associated with abdominal pains.
The cruise ship transferred the patient to a pier in Matthew Town, Great Inagua Island, Bahamas where he was picked up by a Coast Guard crew. The patient will be flown via Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales Turks and Caicos for further medical care.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian partners worked together to medically evacuate a 53-year-old man from the "James A. Barker" in the northern Lake Superior on Nov 16, 2017. The Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the vessel requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who was exhibiting symptoms of a medically urgent nature and was recommended by a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon to be evacuated to a trauma center.
The vessel was determined to be in Canadian waters. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton assumed command and requested air support from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan in order to evacuate the crew member in a timely manner. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter which rendezvoused with the James R. Barker. Coast Guard crew members hoisted and transported the man to Marathon, Ontario, where he was then transported by local EMS to a medical facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.