Winds gusting at 72 knots moved the "Hoegh Osaka" around 100 metres overnight from Jan 9 to 10. The strong winds experienced across the Isle of Wight and the Solent caused the ship to drag anchor for approximately 100 m whilst at anchor on Alpha Anchorage. Despite the movement, the incident has not changed the state of the vessel in anyway and the list has not altered. One of the two tugs holding the "Hoegh Osaka" in the Solent has crashed into the vessel while moving from its position during high winds in the afternoon of Jan 10. No-one was injured but the tug was damaged and had to be replaced.
The salvage operation was hampered because of poor weather conditions but thesalvors had since managed to board the ship. The Svitzer salvage team was refining its plans because further high winds were predicted. They were now intending to start work on the ship's ballast before pumping the 3,000 tonnes of water out of the vessel. On Jan 10 weather conditions prevented any activity on the vessel other than to connect the third tug.
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The fire aboard the "Norman Atlantic" was finally out on Jan 10. In the morning firefighters penetrade the ship from two pilot doors on deck 3, where until a few days ago high temperatures had been detected. The temperatures had gone down to twenty degrees, and it could be started to ventilate the decks 1, 2 and 3. A new inspection was now underway with delegates of the prosecutors in Bari. The fire rescue finally avoided the use of a more omplex and Long technique, such as the injection of water spray gun via a high-pressure lance, initially having been taken into consideration.
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The bodies of six South Koreans who died from in the loss of the "Oryong 501" arrived in South Korea on Jan 11, 2015. They were among the 60 who were fishing for pollack in the western Bering Sea on Dec. 1, when the vessel sank after the crewmen failed to remove excess water from the ship during a storm.
The "Stallovarre" ran aground off Varaldsøy in the evening of Jan 10, 2015. The Coastguard vessel "Ålesund" was sent to assist to the grounding site in the Hardanger Fjord and reached the casualty around midnight. No one was injured in the grounding. It was just a crew of five aboard the ferry when it was stuck on an islet off Varaldsøy in powerful waves and stormy wind gusts when it approached the dock. The "Alesund" guarded all night, before the tug "BB Worker" (IMO: 9360051), arrived in the morning of Jan 11. After two hours pulling, the tug managed to refloat the ferry at 11:06 a.m. and started towing it to Varaldsøy.
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On Jan 10, 2015, around 11:00 a.m. the CROSS Gris-Nez (CROSS), coordinated a towing operation 45 nautical miles off Boulogne. The tug "World Tug 1" had lost the empty 130-m-tank barge "Elisa S" enroute from Ceuta to Rotterdam in adverse weather conditions. The "Abeille Languedoc" was dispatched by the maritime prefecture area to take the tank barge in tow. A Dauphin helicopter of the Navy basedin Le Touquet was dispatched to airlift the required personnel onto the barge. After two attempts in very difficult weather conditions, a towing Connection was established and the tug headed to the port of Dunkirk where the convoay was expected in the morning of Jan 12.
The "Vicente" capsized and sank on Jan 8, 2015, around 8 p.m. four miles off its destination, the port of Sao Filipe on Fogo Island, Cape Verde, enroute from Praia. Three passengers were rescued by nearby vessels or boats, several passengers and crew went missing. The ship was carrying 26 people and six containers when it sank in waves of more than three meters height. The rough conditions made the search four nautical miles off Port Vale dos Cavaleiros difficult. Until the evening of Jan 9, ten people were rescued, and one body was recovered. The other 15 were still missing.Rescuers were working with two boats that were not adapted to the relief efforts. An Angolan aircraft was requested as support. Also a Spanish helicopter attended.
The "Cathy Jo" ran aground with a cargo of calcium 350 meters off Stevns on Jan 8, 2015, after having sailed from Stevns Pier in the morning. The vessel, which had lost power was pushed ashore by strong winds. After first attempts on the same day had failed, t was finally refloated with the help of the tug "Sea Alfa" supported by an extraordinary high tide on Jan 9. It was examined for damage by divers after having anchored off Køge, to where it had been escorted by Danish naval ships, before resuming its voyage to Kemi with an ETA of Jan 13.
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In the afternoon of Jan 11, 2015, an explosion occurred on the cargo deck of the "Hanyang Ace", while she was loading nitric and sulphut acid in Ulsan. At the time of an accident there were 14 crew on board, four of whom were injured in the blast and resulting gas leak. All were hospitalized, one with burns and three poisoned by inhaling toxic gas. On a photo gas clouds on cargo deck after explosion.
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The "Bergensfjord" docked in Tananger in the morning of Jan 11, 2015, after a 36-hour long dramatic trip that started in Hirtshals in the evening of Jan 9. Storm damage in the port of Bergen meant that the ferry could not dock ther on Jan 10 but had to ride out the storm at sea after the fenders which were designed to protect the ferry in Bergen port were blown away when the ferry arrived on Jan 10. Therefore the "Bergensfjord" continued to Stavanger, but the waves were so strong the ferry was forced to seek shelter between Tysnes and Stord overnight.