The "King Arthur" was suspected to have cut the three main internet cables to the Channel Islands on the seabed in the English Channel on Nov 28, 2016, by dragging itss anchor. Repair work on the first cable was expected to take a week. Broadband speeds were expected to be slower during peak times. A second ship was on the way from France to repair the second cable and the third cable will be repaired after that. Jersey's Coastguard announced an investigation to see if the ship dropped anchor in a banned area. The owners of the tanker were investigating whether it was their ship that caused the problem. On Nov 30 the tanker was docked at Terneuzen, leaving bound to Augusta on Dec 1.
The "Panormitis AV" was reported to have only five crew members left on board, all of Romanian nationality. They may be now transferred to Romanian Embassy for further expatriation. The situation with the vessel, loaded with steel from Iran, was unclear. The ship was being anchored on Koh Si Chang anchorage, Laem Chabang, since July 21, 2016. 16 Filipino crew members asked for help. The crew wasn’t paid for quite some time, all supplies ran out, and a local non-profit humanitarian organization was providing the crew with minimum supplies of rice, canned and fresh food. Port authorities and immigration officials interfered and were trying to find solutions, alerting the Philippines Embassy.
On Nov 21, 2016, around midnight, the lifeboat "Margrethe Gaardbo" of the DSRS Station Hirsthals was called to assist the "Astoria - HM 120" jointly with the "FRB14" after the trawler had got its propeller fouled by a line. The casualty was taken over by the "Patrick - S 210" off the port in order to tow it to port.
On Nov 29, 2016, at 11.15 p.m. a fire broke out aboard the "Emerald Leader" which was docked in the Kaiser Port in Bremerhaven. The fire rescue attended with 34 men. They found that a transformer was burning in an electrical operating room. There was dense smoke in the lower decks. Four firefighters explored the smoky areas with respiratory protection and extinguishing equipment. After they had reached the fire, it was quickly extinguished. The firefighters then ventilated the rooms and ended the operation on Nov 30 at 1.20 a.m. There was no damage assessement yet. The ship had arrived from Vigo on Nov 25.
The Danish lifeboat “Martha Lerche”of the DSRS station Thyborøn was called to assist the Danish trawler "Michelle Jasmine“ (IMO-No.: 8516237), in the night from Nov 29 to Nov 30, 2016, which had suffered propulsion trouble north of Hanstholm. The local lifeboat "CB Claudi“ had initially been called to assist, but due to the weather situation it seemed too dangerous to approach Hanstholm. Instead the trawler headed towards Thyborøn. Halfway between Hanstholm and Thyborøn the“Martha Lerche” took the trawler in tow and delivered it in port around 6 a.m.