At least ten yachts moored outside the Medway Yacht Club were struck and badly damaged on Sep 28, 2014, by the "Arco Arun" in the fog. Fortunately, no one was on board of the yachts at the time of the incident, so there were no injuries. The dredgerallegedly struck the vessels, and then radioed Medway Vessel Traffic Services that contact had been made “with a couple of yachts”.
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On Sep 29, 2014, around 8.40 a.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Pride of Canterbury" when the ferry arrived at Calais, coming from Dover, with 337 passengers on board. The captain announced problems with the starboard engine, and the ferry was waiting for tug assistance off the port. Meanwhile thick smoke was billowing from the starboard side. Some of the ship’s crew were wearing breathing apparatus as they tried to tackle the blaze. The blaze was put out by automatic sprinklers. The vessel was taken to a berth near the port master of Calais to facilitate emergency access for the firefighters and SMUR. The docks were shut off. The passengers were told to congregate near the foot passengers exit. The fire was extinguished around 10:30 a.m. None of the on the whole 377 persons on board were injured, howqever, a lot of people were panicking and the crew were trying to calm them down. After the fire was out, the firefighters remained on board to try to determine the cause of the incident. The ferry was taken to Arno Shipyard in Dunkirkfor repairs which lasted until Dec 11. Around 10 p.m. the ship left the port at 11 p.m. and headed for Calais to resume its service Dover-Calais.
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