Draining of fuel from the "Flinterstar" was postponed to Oct 17. Work on the freighter was stopped on Oct 13 as the strong north-easterly wind made work conditions too dangerous on site. Fortunately only a limited amount of fuel oil seeped from the ship. On Oct 14 at 8 a.m. the "Interballast 1", the "Hebocat 7" and "Arca" continued to clean up the oil at sea. Pellets of fuel were found on 3,500 m2 of the beach of Malo-les-Bains in Dunkirk on Oct 13. Samples were taken to establish whether they were originating from the "Flinterstar".
On Oct 14, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. the "Saga Falcon" allided with the quay of berth 45 in the Seaport Rostock while entering port with Pilot and tug assistance. The stern hit a crane and damaged it. The hull was breached and dented on 50 cm² about 1,5 meters above the water line. The Police launched an investigation.
On OCt 15, 2015, at 8.50 a.m. a 44 year old crew member of the "Alte Weser" was severely injured at the head during an accident. The ship was exchanging buoys on the Weser at that time. The lifeboat "Hermann-Rudolf-Meyer" attended with a medical team on board and carried out first aid on board. At the container terminal Bremerhaven the man was taken ashore with a ladder of the fire brigade and taken to the hospital Bremerhaven for further treatment.
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Tank ship under suspicion of embezzlement of cargo
On Oct 14, 2015, at 9 a.m. a shortfall of 4,5 tons diesel in the handling of the "Lire" at port of Hanau was repoprted to the water police Frankfurt. There is a suspicion of embezzlement of cargo. Based on the charging papers, it was found that even when loading the cargo in Antwerp there was a difference of about 2,2 tons. Aboard the tanker about 4,5 tons of product could be found in the pipe system. Of these, about 3,2 tons could be delivered to shore. The cargo residues remained on board. The investigation was ongoing.
The "LÉ Samuel Beckett" has rescued 102 people, including two children, from an inflatable craft off the Libyan coast in the morning of Oct 15, 2015. An inflatable craft carrying migrants was spotted about 50k m north-west off the coast of Tripoli. At 6 a.m. the Italian Marine Rescue Co Ordination Centre (IMRCC) asked the patrol ship to investigate. A short time later the LÉ Samuel Beckett took the people on board and gave them food, water and medical attention where required.
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In the night from Oct 12 to 13, 2015, the "Thomson Dream" stopped when the crew noticed an abandoned life raft. The cruise ship was sailing from Olbia towards Naples. The ship stopped for around 40 minutes. The crew pulled the life raft to the shell doors and then went aboard to inspect it. The life raft was brand new and undamaged. It was too big to be taken onboard. It had a capacity of 100 plus, but no IMO number or other identification markings. The captain decided to cut the life raft free and notified the Italian Coastguard.
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