The Maersk Supply Service has chartered the "MPSV Swordfish" to comply with the formal notice of the Maritime Prefecture of the Atlantic to take additional measures to analyze and investigate the contents of certain tanks and to monitor the wrecks of the "Maersk Searcher" and "Maersk Shipper" off the coast of the Île de Sein for the next three years. The vessel was deployed in the area from June 15 to 25, 2017, and from June 30 to July 5 with observers from the Maritime Prefecture. The investigations into the condition of the wrecks showed no significant change since the first assessment mission at the end of January, in particular no hydrocarbon leak was noted. The nine tanks distributed between the double hulls were inspected and contained residues were pumped off. These were mainly light residues, with a total volume of less than 10 m3.
The Maritime Maritime Prefecture was now studying the Shipowner's proposals for assessing the condition of the surrounding submarine environment around the two wrecks. It will continue the regular monitoring of the area with state means.
On July 4, 2017, at 7.30 a.m. the "Aegina" was in collision with the fishing vessel "Panagiotis" 2, 5 miles Northwest of Souvala off North-Aegina. The fishing vessel which was hauling up the nets and the crew of which had ignored the horn signals sank immediately. None of the two fishermen aboard, aged 62 and 74, were at the helm, so they did not undertake an attempt to get away. When the water carrier tried to change the course it was already too late, and it broke up the wooden fishing boat. The two brothers aboard, both said to be experienced fishermen, were thrown into the water and could only be recovered dead by the crew of the water tanker. The tanker entered the port of Aegina where the bodies were handed over to an ambulance. Divers of the Greek Coast Guard were deployed to search for the wreck on the bottom of the sea. Staff of the Hellenic Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Service (ELYDNN) dealt with the incident and conducted a thorough investigation of the causes of the accident. The Port Authority of Aegina carried out a preliminary investigation. The master and a crew member of the tanker were arrested and the ship detained. The two were accused of provoking a shipwreck by negligence, manslaughter, maritime traffic disruption and breach of the law on conflict avoidance. The "Aegina" was inspected by Coast Guard experts, while the six crew members were lodged by the Port Authority of Aegina. After having paid safety deposits, all were released except for the captain and one crew.
Greek reports with photos and video:
The "Ezaro" suffered propulsion failure on July 4, 2017, in Ceuta when leaving port. The ship was able to return to the port facilities despite the breakdown.
The chief engineer detected a problem in the oil valve and it was decided to wait in Ceuta for the arrival of the technicians for repairs. On July 5 at 5.50 p.m. the ship finally sailed, bound for Essag, ETA July 7.
Spanish report with photo:
The tug "CSC Nelson" was deployed from Salalah to assist in refloating the "Theresa Arctic" off Kilifi and was expected to arrive on July 9. The tanker was sailing from Port Keelang in Malaysia to Mombasa when it ran aground off Kilifi on June 20 some 55 nautical miles northeast of Mombasa. The vessel was loaded with 46,000 tons of vegetable oil and 15,000 tonnes were to be transferred to another ship, the "Theresa Dumai", which anchored next to her. Efforts to refloat the vessel using the two Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) tugs "Alpha Granada" and "Alpha Kirawira" of 4.000 hp each failed due to bad weather and rough seas.
CSC Phoenix sold the "Chang Hang Yun Hai" and a barge to the Jiangsu Changrong Steel for 1,64 million Dollar for breaking up. The ship berthed at the Jiangsu New Century Shipbuilding in Zhangjiagang on June 28, 2017.