On June 1, 2017, at 5.38 p.m. a sailboat with one man aboard reported that it took water in the Vestfjord. THe MRCC requested the "Midnatsol" which was nearby to divert to the boat. It went on standby until the rescue boat from Svolvær arrived at the position north of Skarholmen lighthouse close to Nordskott in Steigen. The skipper initially reported that the boat was taking in water and the bilge pump could not cope with the flooding. Later he managed to control the water ingress, but the lifeboat checked the situation before the yacht could proceed.
Norwegian report with photo:
The Russian authorities have released the "Remøy" from arrest in Murmansk. The ship was now on its way back to Tromsø. The trawler was arrested by the Russian Coast Guard on May 10, after a routine check found that the trawler was not licensed to fish shrimp in Russian waters. It was later found that the license form was filled incorrectly by the Directorate of Fisheries. Nine of the crew of 17 got home on May 26, and the ship then had a minimum crew of eight people left on board.
The ship was being expected to arrive on Tromsø on June 3. neither the shipping company nor the Norwegian state have paid a bail.
The "Sternö" has now been towed to JATOB Skipsobhug in Fredrikshavn for scrapping. The oldest merchant ship in Sweden and a well-known guest in Lidköping has gone. After the ship capsized in Lilla Edet in March after loading grain in Lidköping bound to Denmark, it was righted and taken to Gothenburg, but was found to be beyong repair. It has been towed to the Danish shipyard for scrapping and recycling.
The derelict "Friesland - ST 5" which has been in Zoutkamp for several months, was dragged away in the morning of June 1, 2017, by the municipality. It was the first time, the municipality of De Marne was acting in this way as they were unable to get in contact with the German owner who left the ship unattended. Reportedly the owner was bankrupt. The Bos Marine Services pulled the ship to the other side of thepier where it will remain berthed for thirteen weeks. If the skipper does not react, it will be sold or demolished. The cost of the transfer was to be collected from the owner.
Dutch report with photo:
20 people including crew members and port workers were poisoned by frean gas which leaked from the "Tiara 108", docked at Phra Pradaeng district, Bangkok, in the morning of June 2 2017. Ten were taken to hospital, with four of them being unconscious, others refused to go to hospital after receiving first aid. The leak occurred in a cargo hold during offloading operation.
The "Sansovino" was in allision with the quay XX Luglio in the port of Milazzo during its departure for the Aeolian Islands in the afternoon of June 1, 2017. No injuries nor cargo damage were reported, but the passengers had to disembark again. The Port Captain has ordered an inspection and launched an investigation into the cause of the accident. The ship suffered minor hull damage where it hit with the stern, while the pier, but the quay was affected more significantly. The technical organisation Rina was to determine whether the ship could resume operations. On June 2 at 3.30 a.m. the ferry left the port again and headed to Lipari as next port of call, arriving there at 5.45 a.m. The ferry will regularly cover the Milazzo-Eolie-Napoli 6 p.m.
The "Navig8 Providence" reported a pirates attack on June 1, 2017, at 04.30 a.m. in position 23 32N 060 26E, 100 miles east of Muscat in the Gulf of Oman. The tanker was approached by a skiff with six armed people. There was an exchange of small arms fire between the suspects and the maritime security team aboard the tanker. The ship’s protection team saw a ladder in the skiff. After carrying out defensive manoeuvres in accordance with the Shipping Industry recognised Best Management Practices (BMP4), together with the armed response from the protection team, the suspected pirates broke off their attack. The vessel ontinued the voyage from Manamah to Suez in full load.
The US Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, on June 1. Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for the missing crew member of the "Crosby Commander". The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans had received a report on May 29 at approximately 5:00 a.m. of the tug taking on water with four people aboard. Three of the four people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank. The survivors were rescued by the motor vessel "Andi Nicole" and reported in good condition.
J.R. Shipping of Harlingen have sold the "Evidence" which was waiting at warehouse 69/70 in Hamburg since May 27, 2017, for her next job carrying the new name "Xiang Shun" and has been registered in Panama. Meanwhile her sister "Evolution" continues to sail for J.R. Shipping.