On Dec 21, 2014, the "Jazan" had to avoid the collision with a fishing boat that passed in front of the ferry during its routine journey from the port of Farasn to the port of Jazan. The attempt by the ferry captain to avoid the fishing boat caused the collision of the ferry with the ferry "Leen Almilahiah" which was waiting for the entry of "Jazan" first to the port of Jazan and then take its turn to enter the port. There was some damage to a number of cars that were on board the ferry during the trip.
The "Floreat" was involved in a mayday incident early on Dec 21, 2014, after getting into difficulties while fishing south-west of Fitful Head. The ship alerted the coastguard at 7.15 a.m. to report that a line had become fast to the seabed, one of her doors was open and she was listing and taking in water. Her pumps were struggling to cope with the situation. The Lerwick lifeboat was called out and the Sumburgh Coastuard helicopter proceeded to the location with extra pumps onboard. The helicopter stood by until the lifeboat arrived but by that time the situation had improved and the Floreat was able to make her own way to Lerwick with the lifeboat escorting her in. Both vessels arrived at Lerwick at around 1 p.m. Vans from L&M Engineering and the Coastguard attended on the pier. Photo: Jim TaitWhile the helicopter was on that mission another call was received by the coastguard, just after 8 a.m., to report that a crewman was injured on the Murchison oil platform, around 120 miles north-east of Shetland.
The helicopter headed back to Sumburgh to refuel before tackling the second incident. Then it headed to the platform, picked up the man and landed him at Clickimin in Lerwick about 12.30 p.m.
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Captain and first officer cahrged with manslaughter
Egypt’s public prosecutor charged the captain and first officer of the "Al Safat" with manslaughter in connection with the collision in the Red Sea that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen on Dec 20. The defendants have been detained since the incident and the prosecutor has ordered the seizure of the ship, last reported as docked in Safaga port. Three crew members of the "Badr Islam" were still missing.