The Irish military said the vessel Le Roisin, deployed earlier this month in the humanitarian search and rescue operations, saved 123 migrants from a 12-metre-long (40-foot) rubber dinghy and recovered a male body.
Cruise ship arrives in Seward with dead endangered whale draped against its bow
A Holland America cruise ship arrived in Seward Sunday morning with a dead fin whale draped against its bow, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Crew members discovered the dead whale just as the massive Zaandam cruise ship was preparing to dock in Seward at 5:06 a.m. Sunday, Holland America spokeswoman Sally Andrews wrote in a statement Sunday. It appeared to be lodged on top of a bulbous part of the bow just under the water.
"We were saddened by this event," Andrews wrote.
After the whale was reported, investigators from NOAA and members of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Alaska SeaLife Center were dispatched to the scene, said NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle. Initially they believed the animal was a juvenile humpback whale, but it was ultimately identified as a fin whale, Speegle said. www.adn.com/alask...
In the evening of May 27, the "Roelanda" was untied by vandals which entered the ship in the port of Hamm so that it drifted perpendicular to the shipping canal with only a rope at the stern remaining. Another ship remarked the adrift barge and alerted the police. At 7 p.m. the fire rescue was on site along with the water police and the relevant authorities to get the ship back to its berth about 100 meters west of the Radbod Bridge.
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After the engine repairs were completed, the "Tim S. Dool" departed the Essar Steel Export Dock on May 28 at 9:15 p.m. and headed west on Lake Superior. After she lost power and went adrift early on May 26 northwest of Whitefish Point, sShe was towed back to Sault Ste. Marie on May 27 by Purvis Marine tugs.
The cargo vessel "Finesse" of the Peter Döhle Schifffahrts KG in Hamburg rescued the crew of two of the "Dante" which had collided with an unidentified cargo vessel early in the morning of May 28, 2016, about 45 miles west of Sein in the Bay of Biscay. At 4:38 a.m The CROSS Corsen was alerted by the British crew of the yacht which had suffered no injuries, but the damage on the boat required the evacuation from board after the unidentified cargo ship had moved on. The CROSS dispatched the SNSM lifeboat from Sein to take the sailboat in tow. The Mayday call was relayed messages to the vessels in the area. The "Finesse" evacuated the two boaties at 6:35 a.m.
At 6:49, a Cayman SAR helicopter arrived on scene and airlifted the two castaways from the "Finesse" and transported them to the naval air base at Lanvéoc Poulmic where they arrived at 8:07 a.m. The 8,5 meter long yacht remained afloat and was towed to Sein by the lifeboat.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Oregon, was deployed to the "Crystal Serenity" to medevac a 78-year-old passenger 29 miles southwest of Newport on May 27, 2016. The man was suffering from internal bleeding while the ship was transiting from Astoria to San Fransisco. He was safely transferred to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the air facility.
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The "Antje - UK-254" sank in the inner port of Scheveningen in the night of May 27, 2016. The ship had suffered water ingress and submerged, so that only the mast remained above water.
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On May 27, 2016, at 2:10 p.m., the CROSS Corsen was alerted by the "Independence of the Seas" as the health of a British passenger, aged 22, required a medical evacuation. The ship, coming from Cadiz, was located 40 miles NW of Ushant.
Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse, the CROSS Corsen and the ship, the decision was taken to evacuate the passenger to the hospital of La Cavale Blanche in Brest.
A Cayman helicopter was dispatched from the naval air base Lanvéoc Poulmic with a medical team on board which took off at 2:50 p.m. and reached the ship at 3:12 p.m. The passenger was supported by the medical team on board of the vessel and then hoisted aboard the Cayman at 4:17 p.m.. The helicopter headed to the hospital La Cavale Blanche in Brest where she was delivered at 4:35 p.m.
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, Coast Guard Search and Rescue responded in the night to reports of a gravel loaded barge being towed by the "Seaspan Cutlass" which was taking on water as it headed north in U.S. waters through the Haro Strait. The barge loaded with dredged silt was anchored off the North Saanich Park north of Victoria on May 28, 2016. Later in the afternoon, the tug moved the barge farther south, and left it in a sheltered cove off of the Tsawout First Nation before returning to Esquimalt Harbour. The tug remained with the barge that was carrying material for the Vancouver Pile Driving before returnning to Esquimault. Seaspan suggested the problem was weather-related.
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The “Nautica Maharani” spilled an unknown volume of oil into the North Channel, Penang, in the evening of May 28, 2016, causing a serious spill covering about 70 square kilometers. The amount of lost oil was unknown as the spill was reported more than 24 hours after the accident. What caused the spill, was yet unknown.