On Mar 9 at 08.44 p.m. the "Sea Breeze" was towed by the tug "Tennaherdhya" to St Austell Bay where the cargo vessel was being assessed and temporarily repaired.
. The master of the "Sea Breeze" was on board the "Tennaherdhya". The vessel was carrying 2750 metric tonnes of limestone, 16 metric tonnes of gas oil, and 3.5 metric tonnes of lube oil. All six crew members of the vessel had been rescued at 08.35 a.m. by the RNLI lifeboats from Lizard and Falmouth and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose near Helston, as the situation deteriorated. But at 1045 a.m. the "Sea Breeze" was still afloat and the tug "Vortex" was tasked for salvage. The cause of the flooding was said to have been negligence of the crew during maintenance works.
The "Discovery" had to skip its call et Lerwick coming from Stavanger due to the bad sea conditions on Mar 9, 12014. The ship would be re-routing further south on the trip from Stavanger and hoped instead to call at Kirkwall.
With capacity for 700 passengers, she is due to make a further five visits this year.
Two sailors were plucked to safety on Mar 8, 2014, by the ewwfwe "Crown Sapphire" (IMO:9159115), after the "Bull" began taking on water in rough seas around 100 nautical miles south west of Bermuda. The yacht was on its way to St George's from Florida when taking on water and activated EEPIRB at around 3:45 p.m. The reefer diverted to assist the stricken vessel. The US Coastguard also dispatched a C-130 aircraft equipped with life rafts. The "Crown Sapphire" arrived on scene shortly afterwards but was unable to dispatch a life boat due to strong winds and rough seas. They instructed the crew of the "Bull" to abandon into their liferaft which was then towed alongside the vessel. Both men were rescued without serious injury as they scaled a cargo net onto the ships deck to safety above. They were taken on to Wilmington.
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