Coming from Terneuzen, the "NBP Liner" allided with the lock Oslebshausen in the morning of Apr 4, 2014. The ship was caught by the currents and pushed against the wall and the opened gate causing significant damage, which was estimated to be around 30.000 Euro. Also the ship suffered damage in the foreship region. The ship docked in the Hütten Port in Bremen at 5.50 a.m. The police launched an Investigation against the captain.
On Apr 2, 2014, a generator on the "LeConte" failed while the ferry was on its way from Prince William Sound to Ketchikan for a mandated inspection. The ship diverted to Juneau, where the inspection was being done. The "LeConte"’s repair time was not yet known. On Apr 4 the "Aurora" was inserted as a replacement ferry.
TAs a result of the collision of the "Hyak" with a 27-ft-sailboat near Shaw Island in September 2013, Captain Patricia Whaley was fired on Apr 4, 2014, and the second mate has resigned.An investigation found the collision was due to human error. Both had been on paid administrative assignments. An investigation in November found the collision was the result of human error by crew members. The women were piloting the ferry from Lopez Island to Orcas Island. The ferry was required to keep out of the way of the 25-foot sailboat when it overtook it from behind. But the ferry didn't slow down until it was too late. Jack Gray of Chimacum and his dog were aboard the sailboat. They were rescued by other boaters.
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Vessel detained in Fowey due to safety and health issues
After its grounding off Teignmouth on Mar 27, the "Munzur" was detained in Fowey Harbour in Cornwall on Apr 3 by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency following an inspection. The detention, which prevented the ship from sailing, was served for a number of health and safety issues, including concern over the dirty bathroom facilities, unsuitable food storage, corroded pipework, broken lights and inadequate laundry facilities. The detention notice on the "Munzur" will remain in place until the necessary improvements have been carried out.
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CNN reports that two men died in St Kitts on Wednesday during a berthing accident involving Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas. The men were apparently assisting with mooring lines when they were thrown overboard from their boat as the ship pulled out of port. Eyewitnesses suggest that the cruise ship may have pulled out before the men had enough time to clear the area. The small boat was apparently swamped and capsized. Although wearing life vests, one man’s vest became unfastened as he was thrown into the water. The cruise ship’s departure was delayed by four hours as the crew assisted in the search for the men, and the incident is under investigation by the St.Kitts Air and Sea Port Authority.
Two men died in St Kitts on on Apr 2, 2014, at 5 a.m. during a berthing accident of the "Independence of the Seas" at Basseterre’s Port Zante. The bodies of SCASA employee Rudolph Dowelll of Ponds Extension and Maxwell Browne of New Road, an employee of Horsfords, were retrieved by local divers from the water in the berthing area were the vessel capsized. The boat, which was assisting with unmooring the cruise ship overturned while the ship was pulling out of port. The cruise ship either clipped the smaller vessel or it was struck by a rope.
The small boat was apparently swamped and capsized. Although wearing life vests, one man’s vest became unfastened as he was thrown into the water. Both cruise ships that visited the island for the day, the "Independence of the Seas" the "Silhouette" remained in port as a Coast guard vessel scoured the area in search for the men. As the light began to fade, anxious onlookers, some believed to be family members, screamed and cried as the men’s bodies were retrieved. The Police, Coast Guard and the Air and Sea Ports Authority were jointly investigating an incident. The cruise ship’s departure was delayed by four hours as the crew assisted in the search for the men, and the incident was under investigation by the St.Kitts Air and Sea Port Authority. Royal Caribbean offered full assistance during the search for the two private company crew members and continued to offer assistance as the incident was investigated.
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