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Reports about casualties, owner and name changes and other interesting incidents

 Lisa D  (General Cargo Ship)
2 hours ago by Timsen

Disabled cargo ship blocked fairway
In the early morning of July 24, 2016, the Hunte had to be blocked for ship traffic after the "Lisa D" got caught by strong currents while sailing with reduced Speed and was pushed perpendicular to the fairway in dense fog off the Hunte-Barrier. The ship was pushed against two pilings and unable to proceed with pwn power. Only when the current changed with the tide, the 63-year old Lithanian master was able to regain control and continue the voyage from Szczecin to Elsfleth with own power. German report with photo: www.presseportal....

 Norwegian Breakaway  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Virginia
The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing passenger from the "Norwegian Breakaway" on July 23 approximately 200 miles off the Virginia coast. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at about 5:05 a.m. that a 19-year-old female passenger was experiencing severe stomach pain about 400 miles off the North Carolina coast aboard the ship which was en route to New York City. The Command Center watchstanders instructed the "Norwegian Breakaway" to change course in order to meet a helicopter crew for a medevac. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-130 Hercules aircraft crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, at about 4:15 p.m. The aircrews arrived on scene at at approximately 5:42 p.m. about 230 miles northeast of Elizabeth City. The helicopter crew hoisted the woman aboard at about 6:10 p.m. The woman was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, arriving at about 8:15 p.m. Report with video:

 Starlight Rays  (Fishing Vessel)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Water ingress tackled by crew
The "Starlight Rays" reported water ingress and asked for assistance in the afternoon of July 23, 2016, about 40 miles northeast of Unst island, Shetlands islands. The Shetland Coastguard launched a rescue operation and sent a helicopter, but by the time helicopter arrived at the scene the seven crew members had managed to get the situation under control, stopping the water ingress. The vessel remained seaworthy and was planning to reach either Shetland or Peterhead under own power.

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