The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three sailors by the "Robero" approximately 1,200 miles east of Cape Cod on May 15, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m. Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 6 a.m., of a 406MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon signal registered to the 42-foot French-flagged sailing vessel "Tao" with three men aboard. A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew currently deployed to St. John's immediately launched to locate the "Tao". Three Frenchmen were reported aboard, one age 72 and two age 79. The district command center watchstanders also contacted available vessels in the area to assist. Crews from the 500-foot Maine Maritime Academy training ship "State of Maine", the motor vessel "Mol Maxim" and the "Robero" diverted to assist. The Hercules crew arrived on scene at approximately 11 a.m. and dropped marking flares, a life raft and radio to the "Tao"'s crew. The men abandoned the sailing vessel and entered the life raft. The "Tao" was taking on water and capsizing. The "Robero" arrived on scene at approximately 2 p.m. and safely rescued the sailors from the life raft and transported the sailors to the 300-foot Spanish-flagged hospital ship "Esperanza" for further evaluation and arrangements for travel. Weather on scene was 10 to 12-foot seas with 33-knot winds.
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In the morning of May 15, 2014, around 8.30 a.m. the volunteer crew of Kessock lifeboat launched to go to the assistance of the "Mersey Fisher" approximately five miles to the north east of the Kessock Bridge. The captain of the vessel, 57, had fallen ill. The Kessock lifeboat "Robert and Isobel Mowat" was on scene by 8.45. Once on scene the lifeboat crew assessed and monitored the casualty’s condition and administered oxygen. It was decided that the captain was not in a fit state to make his way down the three metre rope ladder to the lifeboat, the lifeboat crew called for the assistance of RAF rescue helicopter 137 from Lossiemouth. The captain had a number of symptoms and his condition was not showing any signs of improving so he was winched aboard the helicopter on a stretcher and taken to Raigmore Hospital for further treatment.
Kessock lifeboat volunteer helmsman Stan MacRae said ‘We were pleased to be able to help today. The RNLI give us very good training in casualty care (first aid) and we were able to closely monitor the casualty’s condition, in this case administering oxygen as necessary.’
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The "Princess T" allided with the ferry "Artemis" which was docked at the Drapetsonas Pier while maneuvering in Piraeus port on May 15, 2014, around midday. The new Pier was damaged. The Section Keratsinioy of the Port of Piraeus Central Port Authority conducted a preliminary investigation. Both vessels were detained until possible damages and their seaworthiness was investigated.
The ferry "Princess T" allided with the "Artemis" which was docked at the Drapetsonas Pier while maneuvering in Piraeus port on May 15, 2014, around midday. The new Pier was damaged. The Section Keratsinioy of the Port of Piraeus Central Port Authority conducted a preliminary investigation. Both vessels were detained until possible damages and their seaworthiness was investigated.
On May 13, 2014, the "Sormovskiy-3051" drifted off the channel and ran aground around midnight at km mark 1039 of the Svir, odin. tc reports. The vessel in ballast was at anchor when strong wind caused the anchor to drag. With the help of a tug the vessel was refloated in the afternoon of May 14, no damages reported.
On May 9, 2014, the British police found a package with 108 kilograms of cocaine attached to the hull of the "Cape MariA2 below the waterline in the rudder area. The bulk carrier was anchored off the deep-water port at Hunterston Bay after it had arrived from Colombia. The police did not blame the crew. Three Dutch nationalities were arrested in a hotel in connection with the find.
Western Baltija Shipbuilding delivers multi-purpose cargo ship Anetta
Western Baltija Shipbuilding, part of Western Shipyard (member of BLRT Grupp), has completed a turnkey project and delivered a multi-purpose cargo vessel Anetta, the shipbuilder said in a press release
According to Fjodor Berman, the Chairman of the Board of BLRT Grupp, building vessels from scratch, starting from the elaboration of a vessel’s concept and ending with her launching, has been the ultimate goal of the concern all these years. Multi-purpose cargo vessel Anetta is the second such purpose turnkey delivery of a newbuild for Western Baltija Shipbuilding.
The vessel was designed for the transportation of bulk and bale cargo, timber, grain, and steel coils. Apart from that, it is also fit for transportation of dangerous goods in package of 2 to 9 class and dangerous goods in bulk classes 4, 5, and 9 (IMO IMDG code).
Ship's main specifications: LOA - 89.9 m, beam - 14.5 m, DWT - 4600 tonnes, draft - 5.77 meters, max. speed - 11.5 knots, accommodations for 10 crew members.
Officials in Italy have announced the planned dates for the removal of the Costa Concordia shipwreck from Giglio, more than two years after the ship ran aground. During a meeting in Florence on Monday, Maria Sargentini, president of the Observatory overseeing the salvage, said that the removal date is set for between July 18 and 20, at which point the hulk will be towed to Italy’s coast. The new timetable pushes back the removal by nearly a month from the original estimate of June. The announcement comes about one week after a horizontal starboard-side sponson, known as S13, was knocked lose. The sponson has since been removed and taken to a shipyard in Genoa for repairs. The installation of additional sponsons has since continued. The incident was briefly addressed during Monday’s meeting, with officials ensuring that it was an isolated event that is not to be repeated.