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 Union  (General Cargo Ship)
162 days ago by Timsen

Union hit by Angela
The "Maria" allided with the fishing trawler "Angela Arcella" that was carrying fish bait for fish farms capsized in Grand Harbour and the "Union" on Aug 9, 2016, at 12.10 p.m. at Laboratory Wharf. The heavy load carrier suffered a mechanical failure when it was about to berth and slammed into the starboard side of the Italian fish farming vessel, leading it to capsize. Two crew members of the "Angela Arcella" jumped into the sea and later were taken to hospital, although they were not seriously injured. Measures were being taken to prevent seawater contamination. The "Maria" also hit the moored Congo-registered cargo ship "Union" which then broke its moorings and hit the tug "Lieni", without causing damages. Report with photos and video: www.timesofmalta....

 Angela Arcella  (Other)
162 days ago by Timsen

Angela Arcella sunk by Maria
The "Maria" allided with the fishing trawler "Angela Arcella" that was carrying fish bait for fish farms capsized in Grand Harbour on Aug 9, 2016, at 12.10 p.m. at Laboratory Wharf. The heavy load carrier suffered a mechanical failure when it was about to berth and slammed into the starboard side of the Italian fish farming vessel, leading it to capsize. Two crew members of the "Angela Arcella" jumped into the sea and later were taken to hospital, although they were not seriously injured. Measures were being taken to prevent seawater contamination. The "Maria" also hit the moored Congo-registered cargo ship "Union" which then broke its moorings and hit the tug "Lieni", without causing damages. Report, photos and video: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting.... www.timesofmalta....

 Maria  (General Cargo Ship)
162 days ago by Timsen

Maria causes a mess
The "Maria" allided with the fishing trawler "Angela Arcella" that was carrying fish bait for fish farms capsized in Grand Harbour on Aug 9, 2016, at 12.10 p.m. at Laboratory Wharf. The heavy load carrier suffered a mechanical failure when it was about to berth and slammed into the starboard side of the Italian fish farming vessel, leading it to capsize. Two crew members of the "Angela Arcella" jumped into the sea and later were taken to hospital, although they were not seriously injured. Measures were being taken to prevent seawater contamination. The "Maria" also hit the moored Congo-registered cargo ship "Union" which then broke its moorings and hit the tug "Lieni", without causing damages. Report, photos and video: www.shipspotting.... www.shipspotting.... www.timesofmalta....

 El Faro  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
162 days ago by Timsen

Data recorder of El Faro retrieved
The National Transportation Safety Board has recovered the voyage data and audio recorder of the the "El Faro" from the ocean floor in the Bahamas in the late evening of Aug 8. It was hoped the data will help determine what happened in the final hours before the ship's sinking, having the potential to give our investigators greater insight into the incredible challenges that the "El Faro" crew faced. The data recover was found in April but only recovered after search crews sent a ROV down to the ship's final resting place to retrieve it. Report with photos: www.bbc.com/news/...

 Ubena Von Bremen  (Pleasure Craft > Sailing Vessel)
162 days ago by Timsen

Cog disabled by rudder damage
On Aug 9, 2016, around 4.30 p.m. the MRCC Bremen was notfified about a rudder damage of the "Ubena von Bremen" two miles NE of Heiligenhafen. The crew of the lifeboats "Bremen" and the "Heiligenhafen" were tasked with the assistance for the cog. The "Heiligenhafen" managed to establish a towing connection despite rough seas and winds of 6-7 Beaufort and pulled the ship to calmer waters where the towind wire was transferred onto the "Bremen". Both lifeboats took the wooden ship safely into the port of Heiligenhafen. German report with photos: www.seenotretter....

 Bolkar  (Bulk Carrier)
163 days ago by BerndU

arrived Chittagong anchorage
arrived Chittagong anchorage 22.07.16

 Evelyn Hayne  (Bulk Carrier)
163 days ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chittagong Breakers

 Alp Forward  (Tug)
163 days ago by cawky

tow parted
https://gcaptain.com/transocean-rig-aground-in-scotland-after-tow-breaks-in-heavy-weather/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29

 Transocean Winner  (Offshore Vessel > Drilling Ship)
163 days ago by Timsen

A salvage team has been preparing to reach the rig by helicopter to begin an inspection of the structure
Sightseers have been warned to stay away from the "Transocean Winner" at Dalmore. The Stornoway Coastguard has blocked access to the beach. A salvage team has been preparing to reach the rig by helicopter to begin an inspection of the structure. It was necessary to keep roads clear for emergency crews and salvage teams. A temporary exclusion zone of 300 m has also been implemented around the rig. Those involved in the salvage operation were moving as quickly as possible, but added the work could take some time. The initial recce will be checking a number of things including fuel tanks. Weather permitting, it was then intended to put a second larger group of salvors on tomorrow to carry out a more detailed inspection. Three vessels including the emergency towing vessel "Herakles" were on the scene of the grounding. The "Union Bear", a multipurpose offshore vessel, has also arrived at Stornoway Harbour from Aberdeen to assist in the salvage operation. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has begun an inquiry into what happened when the semi-submersible platform broke free as it was being towed from Norway to Malta. It is understood that from Malta, the rig was to be taken to a yard in Turkey to be scrapped. The Scottish Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham was in close contact with the UK government, which is responsible for managing the response, as well as the emergency services and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency was monitoring for any pollution from the rig. Timeline: 18:15 Sunday: Crew of Alp Forward, the tug towing the drilling rig, call for assistance in heavy seas while off the west coast of the Western Isles. 18:30 Sunday: Coastguard emergency towing vessel Herakles begins its journey from Kirkwall in Orkney. 04:15 Monday: Towing line between the rig and Alp Forward breaks. 07:30: Transocean Winner runs aground at Dalmore near Carloway on Lewis. 12:30: Herakles arrives at the scene of the grounding. Report with photos and video: www.bbc.com/news/...

 Tio  (Container Ship)
163 days ago by BerndU

beached
beached at Alang 02.08.16 Plot 67


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