The "Yuan Heng" ran aground after it was dragged by strong wind and big waves due to the onslaught of Typhoon Labuyo towards Manila Bay. Authorities received a report from local fishermen that the "Yuan Heng" was seen near the island of Pamarawan Aug 12 morning. The authorities recovered a document that says the ship is owned by S-American Far Eastern Shipping Company and operated by Shandong Jinghai Industrial Group. The operator of the cargo vessel was Shandong Jinghai Industrial Group and its Port of Registration is from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Authorities found blankets, old life jackets and the flag of the Republic of China. The "Yuan Heng" has been anchored at Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan for almost four years and abandoned after the owner failed to pay the necessary dues. When it grounded, it was covered in rust and some parts had already deteriorated or were missing. Government forces were able to board the abandoned ship at about 4:15 p.m. on Aug 13. The governor instructed Provincial Agriculture Officer Gloria Carillo to verify reports that some fish pens at the fishing village were destroyed by the vessel.
The "Pacific Queen" ran aground just before midnight on Aug 13, 2013, after hitting bottom and taking on water 40 nautical miles south of Petersburg. The skipper and two crew members decided to abandon ship and were picked up by the vessel "Windham Bay" as a Coast Guard helicopter arrived from Sitka. The "Windham Bay" had responded to the Coast Guard's urgent marine information broadcast.
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Gunmen have released the "SP Atlanta" which was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria on Aug 14, 2013. The Indian-based managers Medallion Marine lost contact with the tanker in the evening of Aug 11, but resumed communication late on Aug 13. The vessel was now fully under control of the company and all the crew were safe. The gunmen boarded the vessel while it was anchored near Lagos port.
The operation to rescue the "Blue Sirius" off Aegna will take longer than expected because of the bad weather conditions. An expert group will continue to carry out measurements and calculations. A removal within short time was impossible, first large pumps will have to be installed and air bags fixed to lift the boat and ensure it is in the correct position for safe towing. Meanwhile the wreck was pushed higher onto the rocks meaning that the wave impact was reduced. The hull was still structurally sound.
Estonian report with photos and video:
The "Wulf 7" on Aug 14, 2013, remained moored at the Hafenkaje in Cuxhaven, where it docked on July 22 after having suffered engine damage short after having completed trials following a lengthy stay at the Muetzelfeldt Yard.