The RNLI-lifeboat from Weymouth has been launched to help a man who suffered a chest injury on the "Scot Venture" which was at anchor in Weymouth Bay on Nov 17, 2015. While it was not an emergency as the injuries were not deemed very serious, it was felt the man needed medical attention onshore. Due to the deteriorating weather conditions and the fact the ship only has an open RIB, it was decided to call in the all-weather lifeboat to evacuate the crewmember.
The "Katerina" is to be auctioned under the supervision of the Port Authority of Cadiz, bids are welcome, the start up price was set at 600,000 Euro. The public auction is due to be held on Dec 4, 2015. The vessel is being detained in Cadiz since Apr 2013 in accordance with a commercial court decision.
On Nov 17, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. the CROSS Etel was contacted by the National Fisheries Monitoring Centre in Etel relaying a phone call of the "Ar Louarn - MN 594494", 29,9 gt, reporting water ingress. The trawler with a crew of three on board was 25 kilometers off the port of Cotinière, Saint Pierre d'Oléron. At 2:15 a.m. the EPIRB was activated, confirming that the ship was sinking. CROSS Etel immediately started a Mayday Relay broadcast message to all vessels operating in the area. It dispatched a Dragon 33 helicopter of the civil security in Merignac, an army helicopter of the Cazaux Air Base, the lifeboat "SNS 070" of the SNSM-station La Cotinière and the "SNS 085" of the SNSM-station Verdon. Six fishing vessels operating in the area also joined the search for the crew. At 3:41, the f/v "Yann Devi" saved one of them who was healthy and sound. Two fishermen were still missing. At 6:43, a Falcon 50 patrol aircraft of the Navy took off from the naval air base of Lann Bihoue so that the civil security helicopter and air force could be released. The Falcon 50 reached the area at 7:14 a.m. At present, only debris was sighted floating on water while the search was continuing.
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The US Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old woman from the "Norwegian Breakaway" 39 miles northeast of Hatteras on Nov 16, 2015. Sector North Carolina watch standers received a report at 7:30 a.m. that the woman was suffering from chest pains.
At 8:13 a.m., an HH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City to medevac the injured woman. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 8:40 a.m. and transferred the woman, her husband and a nurse to the helicopter.
The helicopter crew arrived at 9:47 a.m at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head where the woman was transferred to awaiting EMS personnel.
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The "Ocean Endeavour" sustained damage from ice near the South Shetland Islands on Nov 15, 2015, at 3:30 a.m. Nov 15. The vessel was carrying 167 passengers from 24 countries, all of them remained safely onboard. On Nov 17 they were disembarked in Ushuaia as scheduled. While the ship master performed temporary repairs to ensure the vessel's safe passage north, the cruise ship will need to undergo repairs and a Maritime Authority inspection so that the ship's next sailing had to be cancelled. Passengers booked on the sailing were given a full refund, and the company will also cover flight costs not reimbursed by travel insurance, up to $500 per person.
After hours of pumping the "Perla" raised from the bottom in Reykjavik in the night of Nov 16. After the police and the Marine Accident Investigation Board have concluded their investigations into the accident, it is up to the insurance to decide on the future of the ship. Draining the water had started in the afternoon today, but the work proceeded more slowly than expected though the ship lifted considerably. It proved difficult to keep the stability of the ship with a barge moored at its port side and a mobile crane on the quay, but finally the ship was afloat.
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Roro carrier towed back to port following engine breakdown
The "Pauline Russ" after aborting her trip from Lübeck to Kotka off Rostock, dropped anchor off the Trave estuary on Nov 16, 2015, around 9 a.m. after having returned with 50 % reduced engine power. In the evening the ship was towed to the Seeland Quay in Lübeck-Travemünde by the tugs "Holtenau" and "Simson" to be unloaded before the engine which suffered a breakdown may be repaired.
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