Specialized divers recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who drowned after the"Megan McB" lost power, sailed over a dam roller and capsized in the Mississippi River on July 3, 2013, in the morning. The man was trapped inside the third level when the vessel flipped on its side about 6:15 a.m. and lodged itself just below Lock and Dam No. 7. Divers recovered his body about 3:15 p.m. He was wearing a life vest. Two other crewmen escaped with minor injuries, Brand said. The emergency began just before 6:15 a.m. when the vessel lost power above the lock and dam. The crew did not alert lock operators of a Problem. The only two lock operators working witnessed the drifting tugboat tumble over the roller about 45 seconds after spotting it. One operator jumped into a rescue boat while the other helped load it into the water and called authorities. One of the survivors was gripping the tugboat’s railing. The other was floating in the water. Law enforcement, dive and rescue teams and fire departments from two counties, a helicopter and the U.S. Coast Guard launched a massive search for Trussoni with hopes he somehow emerged from the vessel. The Coast Guard shut down a six-mile stretch of the Mississippi until 5 p.m. The dam also closed to reduce the current. Emergency responders focused their search efforts on the tug, but a high water level and swift current made searching the massive vessel difficult, Brand said. It filled with water after coming to rest on concrete slabs beneath the surface. Rescuers in a basket attached to a crane atop the dam broke windows and tried to find Trussoni’s body with a pole before the specialized divers responded. Authorities also used a robot equipped with an underwater camera to search the vessel. Mechanical problems likely contributed to the capsizing. High water and a strong current were other factors.
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Rescuers found one more survivor on July 5 afternoon close to where the "Hope" lay on its side, taking the number of total rescued to nine. He was flown to Phuket after he floated in a life jacket in the Andaman Sea for some 36 hours. The Royal Thai Navy had found two dead bodies in the sea which they assume were members of the remaining missing crew. Thai authorities have confirmed that the rescued man was the engine cadet Mushfiqur Rahman from Mymensingh.
Two Bangladeshi crewmen of the "Hope" were rescued alive while bodies of two others, including a Bangladeshi, recovered off the Phuket coast in Thailand on Juuly 4, 2013, raising the number of survivors to eight. .The resuced were Mokhlesur Rahman, Abdul Hakim, Abu Bakar Siddique, Mohammed Rubel, Mohammed Osman and Saiful Islam.
Relatves rushed to the Interport Maritime Limited office in Agrabad area in the port city.
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On July 3, 2013, around 8 p.m. the ferry "Løkta" servicing the route Søvik-Austbø and Flostad ran aground on a shallow in Kvaløy Harbor at Austbø. Divers inspected the ferry after the accident. The police went on board the ferry and alcohol tested the crew with negative result. The "Løkta" had to bewithdrawn for the investigations.
On July 3, 2013, the "Rem Supporter" saved the crew of five ofthe sailing schooner "Penelope" which took in water and had started to sink, just west of Florø. Two of the crew were from Møre og Romsdal, two from Sogn/Fjordane. Theship had started to burn 80 nautical miles south of Floro in the afternoon. Police was notifiedat 1.08 p.m. A Sea King helicopter from the 330 Squadron in Floro was scrambled and supplied the crew with bilge pumps to pump out the water, but eventually the smoke development was so great that the crew decided to abandon ship afte ralso the two pumps failed. They were taken aboard a rescue boat from the "Rem Supporter", which had been four miles away and come to their aid. Once on board the supply ship, the five were hoisted aboard the rescue helicopter and taken to Florø. The "Penelope" had been on a trip from Floro to Shetland. The weather was poor with winds around 40 knots.
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The "Sea Mithril" ran aground 0ff the Middle Lock in Amsterdam on June 30, 2013. A tug pulled the ship off and it remained in Amsterdam until July 2 short before midnight. On July 3 it docked at Zwijndrecht and sailed bound for Teeignmouth on July 5 at 2.30 p.m. with an ETA of July 8, 10 a.m.
The repairs of the collision damage of the "Maersk Kalmar",suffered in the accident with the "Conmar Avenue", was conpleted by Schiedam Yard in Rotterdam on July 3. The ship left the Wilton Port at 10 a.m. and docked at the Europe Port at 1.30 p.m. On July 4 around 6 p.m. it shifted to the APM Terminal before sailing towards the Suez Canal.
Due to a navigational mistake the "Evert Prahm" on July 3, 2013, ran aground at the approach of the Northern Peene. After Ballast water was pumped out, the ship could be refloated with own power and was allowedto proceedto the South Port in Wolgast erlaubt. The local police launched an Investigation.