Overloaded ferry returned to quay, state troopers ordered passengers off
The "Cathlamet" on Aug 15, 2014 had to return to the Bremerton terminal in the afternoon when state ferries employees forgot how many passengers it was allowed to carry. The terminal staff thought the capacity was 1,600 passengers, and 1,684 were allowed on board. Shortly after the ferry departed, staff realized that the Cathlamet’s capacity was only 1,200. The ferry returned to the Bremerton terminal, and its captain asked for volunteers to leave the ferry, but only about 100 people complied.
Washington State Patrol troopers were sent onboard to order passengers off, and the ferry finally departed at 5 p.m. The people who left the Cathlamet were given a free voucher to cover their return trip from Seattle.
Storm and heavy rain along the Sunshine Coast enforced the cancellation a visit of the Pacific Pearl on Aug 16, 2014. The ship anchored early in the morning about one kilometre offshore from Mooloolaba carrying a full complement of 1800 passengers on a four-day cruise from Sydney. The plan for passengers to disembark to visit the region was called off because of the appalling weather. The cruise ship was expected to return to Sydney.
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The "OMS Pollux" which allided with one of the turbines at DONG Energy’s Walney Offshore Windfarm was allowed to enter Liverpool docks after a 36-hour wait, circling in the Irish Sea, and arrived at Birkenhead on Aug 15 at around 4 p.m. where it will be repaired. The damage to the turbine has only been superficial. A small diesel spillage has been spotted on the surface of the sea next to where the collision took place but was not thought serious enough to warrant special attention.
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