The "Trident V" that grounded while travelling between Guernsey and Herm on June 8 will be out of service until July. There was contact damage to the port side propeller and shaft. It was very foggy, it was near low water and the vessel obviously made contact with the seabed so it was pointing to some sort of navigation error. The captain along with the crew took all the right steps including getting the passengers in lifejackets, checking for water ingress and quickly alerting the Coastguard. While the hull had not been breached the spring tides meant the boat could not be returned to the water of Guernsey until next month.
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Washington State Ferries wre hoping to have the "Salish" active on the Port Townsend-Coupeville route in time for its 2:45 p.m. sailing on June 9, 2016. A problem with the rudder assembly was discovered during a safety check in the morning which resulted in the cancellation of sailings scheduled for 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. At about noon, the repairs were completed but the vessel needed to pass a Coast Guard dock test before it returns to service. The repair was unrelated to a propeller problem which caused a three-week delay in the beginning of summer service.
On June 8, 2016, the "Thruster" suffered engine damage in the Strait of Messina. The Vessel Traffic Service of the port intervened and sent the tug "Macistone" to take the ship with its crew of eight and a cargo of aluminum bars, which was enroute from Piombino to Derince, in tow at 11.15 p.m. The vessel was in the north/south lane near Ganzirri. Also a pilot boat and an SAR unit of the Navy intervened. On June 9 at 8 a.m. the ship was pulled into the port of Messina for repairs, where it became subject eof a Port State Control.
Four migrants from India were arrested at Rosyth Docks as they tried to enter the UK in the back of a lorry aboard the "Finlandia Seaways" on June 3, 2016. The group were subsequently discovered during routine checks at Rosyth docks. All four, believed to be three adults and a male under the age of 18, were picked up by Police Scotland on behalf of the UK’s Border Force and were briefly held at Dunfermline Police Station before being transferred to the Dungavel Detention Centre in Lanarkshire. All four individuals were detained by Police Scotland, on behalf of Border Force.
Cargo ship to become artificial reef in the follow up of Deepwater Horizon oil spill
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) and the Coastal Conservation Association is securing another large ship to be submerged in the Gulf of Mexico to be transformed into an artificial reef. The "Kraken", formerly known as the "SCM Fedra". The ship was towed from Trinidad to Texas where it is being cleaned before it is deployed in the fall. She will join more than a dozen boats that have been purposely sunk off the coast of Texas to be used as artificial reefs over the years. The sinking of ships for use as reefs is financed in part by the settlement reached after the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill on Apr 20, 2010. BP agreed to provide up to $1 billion to fund early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address the damage caused to natural resources by the spill.
Trawler held in Dakar since October accused of illegal fishing
Juan José Cadabón Gutiérrez, aged 51 years, the captain of the "Praia de Areamilla" is being held in Dakar since eight months accused of illegal fishing. For four months he could not leave the trawler or the port area - now lives in a hotel paid by the shipowner, also from Cangas. The Senegalese authorities requested a bail of 700,000 Euros. On Oct 11, 2015, the skipper and his crew were arrested by the Senegalese authorities and accused of fishing in territorial waters.
The "Ar Voaleden", 118,25 gt, ran onto the rock head at Basse-Vieille near Cape Chèvre on June 9, 2016, at 3 a.m. The accident at the entrance to the Bay of Douarnenez caused major damage to the hull of the trawler. The hull was ruptured and a diesel tank punctured. By chance it was almost empty. The ship headed to the nearest port, which was Rosmeur in Douarnenez to unload the catch before the ship was pulled onto a slipway for repairs. A small oil spill was contained with absorbent pads.
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