The body of the 47 year old deck hand lost over board in the night of July 4 between Altrip and Mannheim from the "Rhein Melodie" was recovered by BASF-employees on July 7. It drifted ashore at a tap of the company at the Rhine shore and was identified by the passport. There was no suspicion of foul play.
Shortly after the "Visby" left the port of Visby on July 7, 2016, at 4.30 p.m. a fire started on the car deck. As a precaution the captain decided that the ferry turned back to the harbour where it docked at 5.15 p.m. The ferry was fully booked. The captain informed the passengers about the fire.
The refrigeration unit of a cargo trailer was found to be smoking. It was probably a small fire in the unit that was extinguished within short time by the internal fire fighting group on board. At 5.30 p.m. the ferry left the port again after it was checked that everything was okay. The ship reached Nynäshamn at 8.15 p.m.
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The "Avatar" broke from her moorings in Kaohsiung in the morning of July 8, 2016, at 7.55 a.m. in gale force winds brought by typhoon Nepartak. The ship shifted out to sea after the strong winds snapped three cables until port tugs managed to gain control and dock the ship at another berth. No one was injured and the vessek did not hit a Taiwan navy vessel which was docked at the same pier.
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The "Hansita V" or "Hancitha", being caught in a legal wrangle, dragged anchor in fresh weather, and drifted ashore on Mundakkal beach, Kollam, already on June 21, 2016. The ship had been moored three miles off the coast since November 2013. It had berthed in Kollam on Mar 26, 2013 after an engine damage and was arrested for unpaid fees being towed off the port later. On June 24, 2015, the Coast Guard rescued four crew members of the dredger, after sea water entered its hull. The crew members alleged that the ship was in a dilapidated condition and was about to sink. The port conservator and marine engineer rushed to the ship to seal the leakage and pumped out water that had filled inside the hull. The crew was later taken to the Kollam port office. On July 7, 2016, the dredging firm was asked to shift the vessel away from the coast within 24 hours.
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(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Crude Oil Tanker)
The "Bouboulina" was attacked by pirates on July 7, 2016, at 0730 a.m. in pos. 03 20N 005 10E in the Gulf of Guinea, southwest of the Agbami Offshore Terminal. The tanker was en route from the Agbami Offshore Terminal to Tramandai. When the arrmed pirates boarded the tanker, the crew retreated into the citadel. When they left it again, the pirates already had left the vessel again.
The "Jhinzao 29" ran aground at the northern coast of Dadan island off Xiamen on July 6, 2016, around 8 p.m. The ship suffered a hull breach in cargo hold 1 area and water ingress. The crew requested immediate assistance. Several rescue ships and tugs were sent to assist. The 14 crew members were evacuated. The salvors managed to stabilize and refloat the vessel, and on July 7 it was towed to Xiamen and docked.
Union workers prevented subcontractors from salvage operations
On July 6 union workers prevented sub-contractors hired by Trinity Leisure and SMIT International from continuing salvage operations on board the "Qing". The union wanted MPT to file a FIR against Western India Shipyard, Sahara India and maybe even Trinity Leisure. MPT sought legal advice. Plans to pump out water and seal the leakages on board the vessel have faced repeated delays with either the weather or the WISL union playing spoilsport. None of the officials and workers who have been brought by the owners were able to produce valid identity cards. Secondly, as per the lease agreement, WISL is liable for workers wages not being paid and for environmental damage. We want an FIR of criminal negligence to be filed against WISL management," union leader Ajeetsingh Rane said. The Indian Coast Guard has already sought a status report from MPT on the efforts to refloat the "Qing" and pump out the water that ingressed into the engine room.
The "Delaware" needs repairs to the crank shaft in one of its engines. For the next few days, only two vessels will be available the "Cape Henlopen" and the "New Jersey". Technicians from EMD, the engine manufacturer, were on-site to fix the problem detected by the ferry engineering
team. The new engines were under warranty, and he credited Chief Engineer Nesmond King with noticing a vibration in one engine and alerted the port engineer. The schedule of ferry trips has been modified for the next few days.