Wreck rand Mitsubishi wrecks getting recycled in Vlaardingen
The "Baltic Ace" and its cargo of 1417 Mitsubishi cars are being recycled at the shipyard of Jansen Recycling in Vlaardingen. After two years on the bottom of the North Sea they are affected by the salt water and flattened. The cars are almost unrecognizable but there are still quite some raw materials as copper, aluminum, zinc and iron. On the seabed four ship parts still remained to be salvaged.
Dutch report with photos:
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The "Zhen Hua 18" was reported disabled and adrift in the vicinity of 21 05N 160 35E on July 19, 2015, about 1400 miles ESE from Tokyo. The heave load carrier was en route from Lazaro Cardenas to Jangjin on the Yangtze River.
The "Cherokee" was reported disabled or with restricted maneuverability in the Aegean Sea south of Patmos Island on July 20, 2015, while en route from Taganrog to Egypt. At 3.30 p.m. the vessel was drifting in position 31 12N 026 30E.
The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was launched on July 15, 2015, to assist the "Cezembre" with a crew of five on board that had caught its net around its propeller and rudder, 34 miles off Lizard Point. The lifeboat was launched just before 11 a.m. with a volunteer crew of six, to the "Cezembre". Once on scene the lifeboat passed a line across to the crew of the Cezembre who set up a towline. The vessel was then towed towards Newlyn and after over four hours the tow was handed over to Penlee RNLI lifeboat who then towed the vessel in to Newlyn Harbour where a diver was waiting. The obstruction was removed from the vessels propeller and the fishing boat then returned to work. The Lizard lifeboat returned to station at 6 p.m.
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While the tanker "Ternvind" (IMO: 9425356), continued to unload its cargo in Halmstad, the "Stena Jutlandica left the port of Gothenburg on July 20 at 7 p.m. after temporary repairs were carried out, bound to the Fayard Yard in Lindø, Odense, for permanent repairs. The ship was sailing with reduced speed of eight knots and was escorted by the Svitzer tug "Frigga" (IMO: 9175250) on its way. It reached the port at noon.
The "Danpilot Triton" sank in the morning of July 18, 2015, at 7.30 a.m. in the Smålands fairway. The skipper sent a distress signal and then boarded a liferaft. Soon after his boat foundered between Femø and the entrance to the Guldborg Sound. Half an hour later he was hoisted aboard a rescue helicopter. The man had just sailed over to a freighter, but they could not get him from the raft. Therefore,a helicopter of was deployed by hte Defence Operation Centre. The cause of the sinking was not clear, but the boat had been in a shipyard for just a week ago because of a leak in the stern tube.
The British chief of the "Crystal Serenity" was found hanging in his cabin. The ship left Bordeaux for Brest. The crew member was found in his cabin in the morning of July 18, 2015. The investigation and the autopsy were held in Bordeaux. This was the third alleged suicide by hanging of a crew member on a cruise ship in the recent six weeks.
On June 2 a safety officer on the "Disney Dream" committed apparently suicide, and on July 3 a young woman employed in the Carnival entertainment department on the "Carnival Sensation". On July 3 also a Brazilian crew member disappeared from the "Norwegian Sun" in Alaskka. NCL suggests that it was a suicide.
Four crew member suicides in just 6 weeks?
Under U.S. maritime law, cruise lines are legally required to provide medical treatment to all crew members who suffer from any type of physical or emotional injury or sickness while working on the ship. The ships are required to provide psychiatric and.or psychological treatment, including ashore, if a crew member is suffering from depression or anxiety. The treatment must last, by law, until the crew member reaches his or her maximum medical improvement.
In our experience, the medical treatment for physical injuries is spotty at best. Ibuprofen is often the only "treatment." Medical care for emotional issues is virtually non-existent.
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The "LÉ Niamh" has rescued 98 migrants from a rubber craft in the Mediterranean on its first mission since taking up humanitarian rescue duty. The ship’s crew took 78 men, 18 women and two children on board some 76 nautical miles north-west of Tripoli on July 19, 2015, and was immediately directed by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre to another tasking. It was joined on that tasking, some 58 nautical miles north-west of Tripoli, by the Italian patrol vessel Its Sirio, which rescued 250 people. The "LÉ Niamh" then transferred the 98 people it had taken on board to the Italian ship, according to the Naval Service.
The Irish patrol ship under the command of Lieut-Cdr Daniel Wall left Cork harbour on July 10, 2015, for the Mediterranean, taking over from the "LÉ Eithne" which rescued almost 3,400 people during its six weeks of duty.
In the early afternoon of July 18, 2015, at 12.30 p.m. the "Bliek" was disabled and allided with a submerged old quay wall on the Elbe at river km 579 near the ferry berth Tesperhude and drifted perpendicular to the fairway. The tanks with 1080 tons cargo remained undamaged. The tanker had sailed from Hamburg-Finkenriek at 8.40 a.m. and was bound to Hildesheim, when both engines failed due to technical malfunctions. The current pushed the tanker towards the river shore until it hit the obstruction. Around 6 p.m. the sister ship "Asterode" was sent by Sunrise and pulled the damaged tanker to Scharnebeck where it was berthed on July 19 at 7.30 p.m. divers surveyed the damage. Six cubic meters ballast water was pumped out of the damaged forepeak. The hull suffered bumps and dents. The ship was allowed to proceed by the authorities with restrictions.
German report with photos: