An 18 year old man died aboard the "Carnival Miracle" perhaps due to heavy intoxication, though this was denied by Carnival Cruise Line. The ship had started an eight-day-cruise on Feb 18, 2013, the man was found dead in his capbin on Feb 26, the day, the ship docked in New York. The FBI was informed by Carnival Cruise Line and launched an investigation. The victim was attending the Saratoge High School.
The "Mellum Trader" which was at risk of rolling after rough weather caused cargo to shift was reported to be on
its way to Broome on Feb 28, in company with the tug "Far Scimitar" that responded to its distress call. The Master of the Mellum Trader requested the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s assistance on Feb 26 evening, reporting the vessel had a list of around 35 degrees 190 nautical miles north-west of Broome. The vessel altered its course away from the coast later that evening, using the movement of the ocean to reduce the list to 15 degrees. The "Far Scimitar" has been travelling alongside the vessel for more than 30 hours, standing by should assistance be required. The "Mellum Trader"’s owners have contracted another tug to rendezvous with their vessel later on Feb 28 and assist with its safe passage into the port at Broome. The Master has confirmed rough weather caused the vessel’s cargo to shift. The Mellum Trader has 13 people on board and is carrying oil well development casings. The
weather conditions included strong winds and rough seas.
AMSA thanked the owners and operators of the "Far Scimitar" for their assistance in this incident. AMSA’s Darwin-based Dornier has now been relocated to Broome should its assistance be required.