The "British Merlin", bound for Malta after its departure from the oil port of Trieste on Aug 11, 2014, changed course 30 miles south of Gagliano del Capo in the Ionian Sea, Odin.tc reports, citing a witness. The vessel was veering 80 deg. to port and heading towards a general area 50 miles west of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Aug 13. For most of the evening the vessel was accompanied astern by an unidentified vessel. At 10 p.m. she started losing speed, from its average 12 knots to 1 knot 40 minutes later and started limping east towards the Greek islands at less than 1 knot. The last AIS position on Aug 16 at 7 p.m. URC was 36.92N 19.17E underway at 1.0 knot course 166.
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The "Libertad 1" was disabled and adrift since Aug 14, 2014, Odin.tc reports. The last know position on Aug 15 was 14 33N 72 46W, 233 miles SSW of Port-au-Prince in the Caribbean sea. The vessel was en route from San-Domingo to Manzanilla.
The "Vita" ran aground on the Vyg Lake within the White Sea–Baltic Sea Canal on Aug 14, 2014, while ballasting to Perguba port, Onega Lake, Odin.tc reports. The ship was refloated short time later and moved to Segezh, Onega Lake, for inspections. No damages reported.
The "Leonid Khotkin" ran aground in the Azov–Don Sea Canal in the morning of Aug 14, 2014, in the buoys 34-35 area, Odin.tc reports. The freighter which was loaded with wheat was refloated same day with the help of tugs, and taken to Azov port road for inspection. No damages reported. The vessel was en route from Azov to Turkey.
Police have launched a homicide investigation into a man's death after 35 adults and children were discovered in a container which had been aboard the "Norstream" when it was being unloaded at Tilbury Docks in Essex. Police were called after the People who were believed to have come from the Indian subcontinent were found on the container, which arrived on the ship from Zeebrugge and was being unloaded at 7.35 a.m. by Port of Tilbury authorities. The survivors were being treated at local hospitals for severe dehydration and hypothermia. No-one was understood to be in a life threatening condition. The death of one man is being treated as a homicide investigation. Further checks were underway on the 50 containers on the P&O vessel, with nearly 30 having been searched so far. After initial treatment by ambulance crews, all patients have been conveyed to surrounding hospitals for further care; seven have been taken to Southend Hospital, nine to London Whitechapel Hospital and 18 to Basildon Hospital. Police were dealing with the incident alongside staff from Port of Tilbury, UK Border Force and the East of England Ambulance Service, the spokesman said, while a casualty bureau was being set up.
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