The administration in vain has been attempting to defuel the "Ibis" that has about 1.4 kilolitre diesel on board to prevent the fuel from leaking into the sea. The main concern was the 1,4 kilolitres of diesel. A special team was formed comprising officials from the concerned departments. The team has been trying to reach the vessel for the last four days, but the waves were too high and it was not safe for anyone to go on-board and start work. Experts from Mumbai and Singapore who offered assistance have stated that it was not feasible to go and defuel the vessel keeping in mind the present condition of the sea. A close watch was being kept on the vessel. The district administration had a plan in case there was a leakage and would be looking at how to mitigate it. The quantity of fuel was small but the process was arduous. In case there was a leak, there was a team being prepared to clear it. The vessel was about 600 meters from the shoreline. Experts from NMPT, coast guards and other teams were looking at different options to salvage the barge but it has not been possible because of the turbulent sea.
The "Jetsetter" ran aground in the Great Sound at Bermuda on June 12, 2017, in the afternoon. The vessel ran aground in the vicinity of Stag Rocks in the Dockyard area at around 1 p.m. There were no reports of water intake or of any injuries. Initial attempts to pull the vessel clear of the reef failed and it was decided to try and pull the yacht free on the next high tide. The salvage plan was being co-ordinated through Marine and Ports for the tug "Faithful" to attempt to pull the vessel free around high tide at 11 p.m. All guests were taken ashore while attempts were made to lighten the vessel. A local salvage contractor accompanied by Marine and Ports assets returned and successfully pulled the vessel free at 8.45 p.m., with two workboats. They then towed her to a site located in the Little Sound area in Bermuda and the boat dropped anchor there for the night south of Morgan’s Point for a hull survey.
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In the morning of June 13, the "Sterna" (IMO: 8685713) was replaced by the ferries "Falco" and "Replot 2". A new pontoon was installed at 8 a.m. so the route could be served normally again. During the day, also the "Odil" would joint the service. Midsummer traffic would be run by Finnferries as scheduled. The "Sterna" suffered damage at the flap attachment, and it was not yet clear how long the repair of the ferry would take. The master stated that the ship had not stopped in time, but this still had to be investigated according to normal routines.
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