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 Grand Princess  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
88 days ago by Timsen

Cruise ship returned to Seattle due to engine trouble
The "Grand Princess" experienced a problem with an engine and returned to Seattle on Aug 3, 2014. It docked at Pier 91 for almost four hours after a port-side engine conked out around 4:50 p.m. when the ship was near West Point. The ship returned to the Port of Seattle, in consultation with the U.S. Coast Guard for a safety check. The ship had on board 2,600 passengers. At around 9 p.m. the U.S. Coast Guard cleared the ship to depart again which finally left shortly before 10 p.m. bound for Ketchikan.

 Norwegian Pearl  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
88 days ago by Timsen

Cruise ship returned due to medical emergency
The "Norwegian Pearl" was returned to Seattle on Aug 3, 2014, because of a passenger’s medical emergency. The ship had entered the port at 3.30 p.m., and finally left on Aug 4 at 5.30 a.m. bound for Juneau.

 Costa Concordia  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
88 days ago by Timsen

Search for missing man due to start
The search for the body of Russell Rebello aboard the "Coast Concordia" was due to start on Aug 5. The focus was on the decks 4 and 3 and then to continue on the semi submerged deck 2 bridge and the completely submerged deck 1.

 Juno  (Other)
88 days ago by Timsen

Canal boat ran aground
On Aug 4, 2014, at 7 a.m. the "Juno" ran aground at Råssnäsudden off Motala. The 29 passengers were evacuated by two lifeboat. The ship was stable and there was no danger to the passengers and the crew of 11. The fresh water tanks were to be emptied to lighter the vessel before it was tried to pull the ship off after divers have checked the hull. Swedish report with photo: www.expressen.se/...

 Wilson Tana  (General Cargo Ship)
88 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard anchorage
arrived Aliaga scrapyard anchorage 04.08.14

 Independent  (General Cargo Ship)
88 days ago by BerndU

scrapped
scrapped at Ghent 05/2014

 Cebu  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
88 days ago by BerndU

arrived Scrapyard anchorage
arrived Gulf of Khambhät 04.08.14

 Lafayette  (Passenger Ship)
88 days ago by Timsen

Lafayette hit by river cruise ship after collision
On Aug 4, 2014, short past 8 a.m. the Swiss flagged barge "Merlin" being loaded with Gravel capsized in in Basel at the Rhine port Kleinhüningen and drifted against the port side of the Swiss flagged river cruise ship "Olympia" (EU-No.: 08046009) which was approaching the accident site on its way to Colonia and which was unable to keep clear of the cargo ship which was drifting bottom up in the fairway. The "Olympia" veered off course due to the impact and hit the "Lafayette" (EU-No.: 01822624) which was moored at the shore. Its 100 passengers were taken off before the allision. The "Olympia" had on board 40 British passengers who were gathered on the upper deck with their life vests on. The cruise ship which had suffered a leak was able to berth, and the passengers were safely disembarked. The tug "Vogel Gryff" meanwhile tried to take the "Merlin" in tow. Its crew of four had been taken off the wreck by a police boat. The ship continued drifting downstream on the Rhine which had to be closed for shipping. Swiss reports with photos and videos: www.news.ch/Keine... bazonline.ch/base... www.blick.ch/news... www.20min.ch/schw... www.badische-zeit... bazonline.ch/base...

 Merlin  (Other)
88 days ago by Timsen

Rhine closed after ship capsizing and collision
On Aug 4, 2014, short past 8 a.m. the "Merlin" being loaded with Gravel capsized in in Basel at the Rhine port Kleinhüningen and drifted against the port side of the Swiss flagged river cruise ship "Olympia" (EU-No.: 08046009) which was approaching the accident site on its way to Colonia and which was unable to keep clear of the cargo ship which was drifting bottom up in the fairway. The 88,5-m-cruiser "Olympia" veered off course due to the impact and hit the French passenger m/v "Lafayette" (EU-No.: 01822624) which was moored at the shore. Its 100 passengers were taken off before the allision. The "Olympia" had on board 40 British passengers who were gathered on the upper deck with their life vests on. The cruise ship which had suffered a leak was able to berth, and the passengers were safely disembarked. The tug "Vogel Gryff" meanwhile tried to take the "Merlin" in tow. Its crew of four had been taken off the wreck by a police boat. The ship continued drifting downstream on the Rhine which had to be closed for shipping. Swiss reports with photos and videos: www.news.ch/Keine... bazonline.ch/base... www.blick.ch/news... www.20min.ch/schw... www.badische-zeit... bazonline.ch/base...

 Olympia  (Passenger Ship)
88 days ago by Timsen

Capsized barge in collision with river cruise ship
On Aug 4, 2014, short past 8 a.m. the barge "Merlin" being loaded with Gravel capsized in in Basel at the Rhine port Kleinhüningen and drifted against the port side of the "Olympia" which was approaching the accident site on its way to Colonia and which was unable to keep clear of the cargo ship which was drifting bottom up in the fairway. The "Olympia" veered off course due to the impact and hit a French passenger m/v which was moored at the shore. The "Olympia" had on board 40 British passengers who were gathered on the upper deck with their life vests on. The cruise ship which had suffered a leak was able to berth, and the passengers were safely disembarked. A tug meanwhile tried to take the "Merlin" in tow. Swiss reports with photos and videos: www.news.ch/Keine... bazonline.ch/base... www.20min.ch/schw... www.blick.ch/news... www.badische-zeit... bazonline.ch/base...


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