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 Volgoneft-151  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Oil Products Tanker)
3 min ago by Timsen

Tanker grounded on Svir
The "Volgoneft-151" was damaged when she ran aground enroute from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl on the upper Svir river at km 954.5 km outside the fairway. The tanker suffered damaged ballast tanks and was anchored in the outer harbor for pumping ballast water out and further inspections.

 Hao Jun  (General Cargo Ship)
7 min ago by Timsen

Cargo ship sank in typhoon, crew saved
The "Hao Jun" lost power in Chinese waters about 10 nm southwest of Macau in the morning of Sep 16, 2014. The vessel was caught in the typhoon Kalmaegi, which hit the area with winds up to 80 knots. When the vessel started to sink, the master requested an evacuation of the crew. A helicopter of the rescue service of Hong Kong managed to airlift to safety all 14 crew men. The operation took about one hour. The fate of the vessel was unknown to date.

 Vachon  (Tug)
9 min ago by Timsen

Collsion with bulkcarrier
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Québec, after the "Vachon" collided with the bulk carrier "Orient Crusader" (IMO:9464596), during the berthing maneuvers in Quebec’s Port-Cartier in the Saint Lawrence Gulf on Sep 15, 2014. The TSB was gathering information and assessing the occurrence.

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