The ex-Dutch beam trawler has arrived in Newlyn. She will be re-eqipped with new deep water beam trawls and fish from Newlyn with skipper Mike Corin.
See the Cornish Fishing News blog Through the Gaps for more details:
The "Angon" after ist collision with the cargo m/v "Katharina Siemer" (IMO: 8509820), was sent to the Peters Yard in Wewelsfleth for repairs of the damage suffered. The ship docked there on Nov 26 at 2 p.m. The "Katharina Siemer" remained at the Mützelfeldt Yard in Cuxhaven.
The "Telamon" following the collision with the ferry "Nordenham" and the Luxembourg flagged dredger „Taccola" (IMO-No.: 9280213), sailed from the Strom Quay in Bremerhaven on Nov 26 at 11 p.m. and docked at the Bredo Yard Bremerhaven for repairs about one hour later.
The "Navi Baltic" while enroute Hamburg-St. Petersburg allided with a shelter of the middle gate of the large Northern Lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel on Nov 25, 2012, at 6 p.m. The cover of the shelter was shifted a bit, the ship suffered scratches. It continued its voyage after the investigations of the police Brunsbüttel were finished at 7 p.m. and passed the locks in Kiel on Nov 26 around 4 a.m. The accident was caused by strong wind gusts which pushed the ship off it's course. The "Navi Baltic" is expected in St. Petersburg on Nov 28.
Eastbourne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat "Diamond Jubilee" medevace an injured crew man in the night of Nov 27, 2012, who had been hurt aboard the "Mare Nostru" 16 miles off Sovereign Harbour. The vessel was fishing between the busy shipping lanes off Eastbourne when a crewman crushed his hand whilst hauling nets. In need of urgent medical attention the vessel’s skipper contacted Dover Coastguard to request assistance. Eastbourne’s new Tamar class lifeboat was soon under way using all of her 26 knot capability to rush to the casualty. The injured crewman was taken aboard the "Diamond Jubilee". Once back in Sovereign Harbour the casualty was passed to a waiting ambulance and taken to Eastbourne DGH. The lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service at 1 a.m.
An investigation is underway a year after the "Swanland" sank off North Wales with the loss of six lives. The ship was sailing from Colwyn Bay to the Isle of Wight with a cargo of limestone and was was off Bardsey Island when its was struck by a huge wave, causing severe damage. The crew made a Mayday call at 2.03 a.m. on Nov 27, 2011, and a major rescue operation was launched. But despite the efforts of lifeboats, helicopters and other ships, six men lost their lives. Two of the crew were plucked to safety by an RAF helicopter. They described how the large wave broke the ship’s back. A third crewman was later found dead during a search for survivors. Immediately after the tragedy Maritime Accident Investigation Branch launched an inquiry. Part of the investigation has involved the use of small, remote-controlled submarines to carry out an underwater survey of the wreckage, an operation hampered by bad weather and rough seas. There has also been a detailed analysis of safety inspection records for the vessel carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It has been reported MCA officials found a high number of failings. In August 2010 the "Swanland" had narrowly avoided grounding off Lizard Point, Cornwall, after her engines failed and she had to be towed into Falmouth. The ship’s operator, Grimsby-based Torbulk Limited, said the vessel had been regularly inspected and any faults “promptly rectified”. The "Swanland" regularly travelled the route from the CEMEX’s Raynes Quarry near Colwyn Bay to Kingston Wharf on the Isle of Wight.