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Reports about casualties, owner and name changes and other interesting incidents

 Mare Siculum-i  (Container Ship)
230 days ago by BerndU

arrived Bhavnagar anchorage
arrived Bhavnagar anchorage 03.03.17

 Jo  (Gas Tanker > Lpg Tanker)
230 days ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Alang 04.03.17 Plot 28

 Oel Dubai  (Container Ship)
230 days ago by BerndU

Beached
beached at Alang 04.03.17 Plot 132

 Ocean Eagle  (Tug)
230 days ago by Timsen

Divers inspected grounded tug and barge
There was no damage to the barge that ran aground late in the night of Mar 2 about 80 miles southeast of Sitka, but there was a small oil sheen spotted around the area. The "Ocean Eagle" was sailing through the Sumner Strait with a barge in tow when she grounded on Mariposa Reef. A helicopter from Air Station Sitka rescued the tug’s crew of five. The U.S. Coast Guard cutters "Liberty" and "Maple" arrived on scene Thursday morning, along with two additional tugs contracted by Brusco Tug & Barge, the owner of the "Ocean Eagle". In the morning of Mar 3, Alaska commercial divers inspected the barge and reported no damage. As of 2:30 p.m. divers were gearing up to inspect the tug’s hull for damage as well. There were 110,000 gallons of diesel aboard of which an estimated 15 gallons of diesel spilled from the tug’s day tank. Brusco Tug & Barge plans to tow the barge to Sitka. Pending the dive team’s assessment, the "Ocean Eagle" will be transported to Ketchikan. Report with photo: https://www.kcaw.org/2017...

 Jin V  (Container Ship)
230 days ago by Timsen

Sold to breakers in India
The "Hanjin Vienna" has been renamed "Jin V" and set to sail off on its final journey after being sold for scrap. The vessel and its crew were left in limbo when Hanjin Shipping went bankrupt in August 2016. The "Hanjin Vienna" has been anchored near Constance bank for months, a skeleton crew made up of mostly Filipino and some German sailors was regularly supplied with provisions. The crew was now able to head home, being replaced by a new crew for the ship’s final trip to a port in India where it will be scrapped.

 Berge Kibo  (Bulk Carrier > Ore Carrier)
231 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off La Réunion
A Chinese crew member of the "Berge Kibo" was medevaced by air to Réunion Island after he suffered a stroke on Ma 1, 2017. The bulkcarrier was south of Madagascar when he complained of chest pain and general fatigue. The master of the ship then decided to divert to Réunion. The CROSS La Réunion immediately coordinated the rescue operation and organized a medical conference with the Maritime medical consultation center of Toulouse and the SAMU of Réunion, and it was decided to divert the ship which was more than 900 km from Reunion to get the man off. During the transit to Réunion, the state of the patient suddenly worsened, preventing any evacuation by sea. As a precautionary measure, it was therefore decided to evacuate the patient by air. On Mar 3 at 8.30 a.m., a helicopter of the national police section (SAG) reached the bulk carrier with personnel from the PGHM and a doctor from the SAMU on board. The man was hoisted and taken to the Bellepierre hospital where he was quickly taken care of by a medical team and treated for a stroke. The bulk carrier resumed its journey to Brazil.

 Ffs Achilles  (Tug)
231 days ago by Timsen

Tug sank off Farsund
On Mar 3, 2017, at 7 p.m. the "FFS Achilles" ran aground and suffered water ingress off Farsund. The three crew members were rescued soon after, and a lifeboat which already had been deployed could be stood down. The tug sank off Skjolnes, south of Fisholmen. In the morning of Mar 4 the company Farsund Fortøyningsselskap was working on a salvage plan for the ship. The area was monitored to check for contamination, but there were no reports of spills. The tug was underway to Farsund at the time of the accident.

 Sterno  (Bulk Carrier > Self Discharging Bulk Carrier)
231 days ago by Timsen

Salvage postponed
The plan to right the "Sternö" during the first weekend of March has now been postponed. It decided that it needed more time to investigate how the salvage operation will be done and make calculations. No salvage work will take place until Mar 5. The southbound traffic in the channel may only pass at daylight, according to the Maritime Administration.

 Anna  (General Cargo Ship)
231 days ago by Timsen

Anna sank in Mediterranean Sea - crew saved
On Feb 28, 2017, the captain of the "Anna" issued a distress call at 04.09 a.m. in the Mediterranean Sea following water ingress in the cargo holds. The "Da Ji", which was 12 nm away from Anna, received the mayday call and immediately rushed to the position, arriving there at 5.10 a.m. Immediately communications between the vessels were established. The crew of the Cosco ship managed to rescue the first person from the sinking cargo vessel at 6.10 a.m. By 0743 hours, the ship sank in position 3248.9N, 01603.7E, and Da Ji’s crew hastened the rescue operations. By 08.50 a.m., all 10 crew members of the "Anna" were safely aboard the "Da Ji". The "Anna" had been enroute from Istanbul to Misrata when the accident happened. The "Da Ji", which had come from Alexandria, dropped anchor off Misrata in the morning of Mar 1. Report with photos: www.seatrade-mari...

 Da Ji  (Service Ship)
231 days ago by Timsen

Cosco ship saved ten from sinking vessel
On Feb 28, 2017, the captain of the cargo vessel "Anna" issued a distress call at 04.09 a.m. in the Mediterranean Sea following water ingress in the cargo holds. The "Da Ji", which was 12 nm away from Anna, received the mayday call and immediately rushed to the position, arriving there at 5.10 a.m. Immediately communications between the vessels were established. The crew of the Cosco ship managed to rescue the first person from the sinking cargo vessel at 6.10 a.m. By 0743 hours, the ship sank in position 3248.9N, 01603.7E, and Da Ji’s crew hastened the rescue operations. By 08.50 a.m., all 10 crew members of the "Anna" were safely aboard the "Da Ji". The "Anna" had been enroute from Istanbul to Misrata when the accident happened. The "Da Ji", which had come from Alexandria, dropped anchor off Misrata in the morning of Mar 1. Report with photos: www.seatrade-mari...


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