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 Cg-hollyhock  (Other)
238 days ago by Timsen

Buoy tender damaged by bulkcarrier
On Dec 5, 2014, the "Mesabi Miner" ran into the stern of the USCG icebreaker "Hollyhock" on the northern Lake Michigan. The collision happened about 10:45 a.m. about 22 nautical miles west of the Straits of Mackinac. No injuries and no pollution resulted from the collision. The "Hollyhock" was breaking ice, cutting a line west, and hit a hard spot in the ice. the "Mesabi Miner" was astern of the Hollyhock and hit the "Hollyhock"’s stern. The "Hollyhock" sustained significant damage to its stern and fantail. The "Mesabi Miner" sustained damage to its bow. The "Hollyhock" started back toward St. Ignace after the collision and was 10 miles off St. Ignace at 6.45 p.m. The USCG Cutter "Biscayne Bay" was assisting the "Hollyhock", clearing its path back to shore, Showalter said. The "Biscayne Bay" was breaking ice in the lower St. Mary’s River at the time of the collision. The "Mesabi Miner" was carrying iron ore and on its way to Gary, Ind. It was continuing toward Gary, Ind. with its convoy of six commercial vessels after the collision after the USCG "Mobile Bay" arrived at the site and freed the "Mesabi Miner" with assistance from the USCG "Katmai Bay". Report with photos: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Mesabi Miner  (Bulk Carrier > Self Discharging Bulk Carrier)
238 days ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier ran into icebreaker
On Dec 5, 2014, the "Mesabi Miner" ran into the stern of the USCG icebreaker "Hollyhock" on the northern Lake Michigan. The collision happened about 10:45 a.m. about 22 nautical miles west of the Straits of Mackinac. No injuries and no pollution resulted from the collision. The "Hollyhock" was breaking ice, cutting a line west, and hit a hard spot in the ice. the "Mesabi Miner" was astern of the Hollyhock and hit the "Hollyhock"’s stern. The "Hollyhock" sustained significant damage to its stern and fantail. The "Mesabi Miner" sustained damage to its bow. The "Hollyhock" started back toward St. Ignace after the collision and was 10 miles off St. Ignace at 6.45 p.m. The USCG Cutter "Biscayne Bay" was assisting the "Hollyhock", clearing its path back to shore, Showalter said. The "Biscayne Bay" was breaking ice in the lower St. Mary’s River at the time of the collision. The "Mesabi Miner" was carrying iron ore and on its way to Gary, Ind. It was continuing toward Gary, Ind. with its convoy of six commercial vessels after the collision after the USCG "Mobile Bay" arrived at the site and freed the "Mesabi Miner" with assistance from the USCG "Katmai Bay". Report with photos: www.uscgnews.com/...

 Agersoe III  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
238 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Stigsnæs
The "Agersø III" allided with the ferry landing in Stigsnæs in the evening of Jan 5, 2014. Eight passengers fell due to the impact, two of them were injured and had to be taken to Odense University Hospital, The ferry suffered scratches and dents in the hull but no damage below the waterline. Preliminary investigations suggested that a technical fault caused the accident. The Lolland-Falster police questioned the crew and found nothing to suggest a human error. Obviously the power of the bow thruster suddenly failed. Engineering studies now had to clarify the cause of the accident. The ferry was serving the route between Stigsnæs and Agersø.

 Fortunagracht  (General Cargo Ship)
238 days ago by Timsen

Allision in Brunsbüttel
On Jan 4, 2014, the "Fortunagracht" enroute from Haifa to Sundsvall allided with the lock wall in Brunsbüttel while entering the Kiel Canal on Jan 4, 2014, at 7.40 a.m. The ship suffered a dent and scratches on a length of 10 meters on port side, the lock itself was not damaged. The ship was allowed to continue its voyage eastbound at 8.40 a.m. after the investigations of the water police Brunsbüttel were finished and was now being expected in Sundsvall on Jan 7 at 5 a.m. German Report with photos: forum-schiff.de/p...

 Xue Long  (Service Ship > Icebreaker)
238 days ago by Timsen

Icebreaker stuck but not in danger
The "Xue Long"’s attempt to manoeuvre through the ice early on Jan 4 morning was unsuccessful, the master has confirmed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority it is beset by ice. Late on Jan 3, the "Xue Long" had reported that it had concerns about the heavy ice that surrounded it and would attempt to free itself early next day. While this attempt had failed, the master of the ship had confirmed that the vessel was safe, was not in immediate distress and did not require assistance. There was no danger to personnel on board the vessel which had food supplies for several weeks. The master agreed that further assistance from the "Aurora Australis" is no longer required.

 Attender  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
239 days ago by Timsen

Wind farm vessel disabled
Eight people on board the "Attender" whose engines had failed were rescued as severe gales approached in the night of Jan 3, 2014. The Barrow lifeboat launched at 9.30 p.m. to rescue the disabled wind farm maintenance vessel in the approach to Barrow channel. It was being assisted by another wind farm vessel which had been unable to make progress whilst towing. At the time the wind was from the south east at 25 knots, with a spring tide high water of 9.9 metres expected just after midnight. The Tamar class lifeboat "Grace Dixon" was launched and made good progress against the increasing wind strength and larger waves until she reached the vessel after a five mile journey. The disabled vessel was successfully moored at Barrow Docks after two hours and the lifeboat returned to station where she was made ready for the next emergency call.

 St.thomas Of Aquinas  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
239 days ago by Timsen

Tech divers to survey ferry wreck
Technical divers are to return to the Lawis Ledge off Talisay City, where the "St. Thomas Aquinas" sank in August 2013, to assess if it posed a danger to navigation for vessels going to and leaving the port of Cebu City. The owner 2Go Travel decided to send technical experts who would be accompanied by Coast Guard's Special Operations Group (CGSOG) divers. 21 passengers still remained missing. The Survey was to be undertaken during the first or second week of January 2014. PCG divers were also being sent to get a more or less clear picture of the present situation of the sunken vessel. The wreck was lying 50 meters under water. The container vans on board the ship were considered potential risk, most of the container vans were filled with food items. Container vans might be loosened and could float and pose a danger to passing ships. After the scheduled dive, the Coast Guard official expected 2Go to tell the PCG its position. They might make their position on whether there is still a need to remove the ship or they might try to assess if the wreck removal is possible.

 Gotland  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
239 days ago by Timsen

Damaged ferry underway to Gothenburg
The "Gotland" left Oskarshamn again after thorough surveys on Jan 5 at 8.30 a.m., escorted by the Swedish tug "Kullen" (IMO: 7527875), and heading for Gothenburg for repairs of bottom damage at the Cityvarvet. ETA was Jan 7, 6 a.m.

 Akademik Shokalskiy  (Passenger Ship)
239 days ago by Timsen

US ice breaker to assist stuck vessels
The American ice breaker "Polar Star" was the latest icebreaker that was on its way to Antarctica, tasked with the rescue of the "Akademik Shokalskiy" and the Chinese icebreaker "Xue Long" which went for the "Akademik Shokalskiy"'s aid and also found itself trapped in the ice, after it sent a helicopter on board to successfully rescue 52 passengers from the ship. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Chinese and Russian governments have requested the help of the "Polar Star", one of the largest icebreakers, which belongs to the US Coast Guard, in order to try and help pull the two stranded ships to open waters. The "Polar Star" was heading towards the area anyway, after having left its home port of Seattle on Dec 3, 2013. It was on a mission to clear a shipping channel to resupply and refuel the US Antarctic Program's McMurdo Station on Ross Island. The vessel, which is currently in Sydney, will cut short its visit there and would leave on Jan 5, 2014, for the seven-day voyage to the Commonwealth Bay where the two ships were stranded.

 Aqviq  (Fishing Vessel)
239 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Newfoundland
On Jan 2, 2014, a rescue swimmer from the Canadian Coast Guard assisted an injured crew member of the "Aqviq" 200 miles southeast of Newfoundland. The injured, a 23-year-old man, was successfully hoisted aboard the helicopter and taken to a hospital for further treatment. The rescue was carried out by Canada’s 103 SAR Squadron using one of their CH-149 Cormorant helicopters and coordinated by Canada’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax. Report with video: fisherynation.com...


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