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 Siem Pilot  (Offshore Vessel > Offshore Tug Supply Ship)
6 days ago by Timsen

122 migrants saved off Tripoli
On July 22, 2016, at 10:14 a.m. the German tender "Werra" was advised by the Force Headquarters (FHQ) to assist two rubber boats 90 Kilometers NW of Tripoli. Immediately after arriving on site the tender started to disembark the boats which had on board 122 migrants, among them 93 men, 27 women and two children. The migrants aboard the other boat were taken aboard by the "Siem Pilot" and the rubber boats sunk as navigational hazards. The tender dropped off the castaways onto the "Siem Pilot" and continued its patrol at 5.19 p.m.

 Werra  (Service Ship > Naval Naval Auxiliary)
6 days ago by Timsen

122 migrants saved off Tripoli
On July 22, 2016, at 10:14 a.m. the tender "Werra" was advised by the Force Headquarters (FHQ) to assist two rubber boats 90 Kilometers NW of Tripoli. Immediately after arriving on site the tender started to disembark the boats which had on board 122 migrants, among them 93 men, 27 women and two children. The migrants aboard the other boat were taken aboard by the "Siem Pilot" and the rubber boats sunk as navigational hazards. The tender dropped off the castaways onto the "Siem Pilot" and continued its patrol at 5.19 p.m.

 Azteca  (Pleasure Craft > Yacht)
6 days ago by Timsen

Smoke, but no fire off Kiel
In the foremidday of July 23, 2016, around 11 a.m. smoke emerged from the "Azteca" while approaching the Kiel Canal, but there was reportedly no open fire. The yacht on its way from Copenhagen to Gibraltar dropped anchor off the locks and dropped off a tender boat. The police sent a boarding Team with the Launch "Brunswik" for investigations. At 2 p.m. the damage was repaired, and the ship lifted anchor to continue towards the Holtenau locks. German report with photo: www.kn-online.de/...

 Fv Anna Mamm Mari  (Fishing Vessel)
6 days ago by Timsen

Medevac off Belle-Ile
On July 22, 2016 at 12:49 a.m. the CROSS Etel was contacted by the "Mamm Anna Mari" after a crew member suffered injuries at the hand. The gillneter was 15 nautical miles off the south of Belle-Ile. Following a conference call with the Maritime Medical Consultation Centre (MMCC) in Toulouse, the Maritime Medical Coordination (SCMM) in Finistère and the ship, the decision was made to evacuate the sailor by helicopter to the hospital Scorff (Lorient). The CROSS dispachted a Dragon 56 helicopter of the Civil Security which took off at 1.40 p. At 1:57 p.m. the Patient was hoisted and delivered at the hospital at 2:22 p.m.

 Thomas Dann  (Tug)
6 days ago by Timsen

Tug on fire, crew safe
The crew of the "Thomas Dann" went into a life raft after the tug caught fire in the afternoon of July 22, 2016, several miles off the coast of Marineland, Florida, south of Jacksonville. The tug was towing a barge owned by the Express Maritime Inc. The fire was reported at 5.30 p.m. Early reports indicated the possibility of explosions on board. Two fireballs were witnessed from shore. The Coast Guard, Flagler County Fire Rescue’s Marine Unit, and Flagler County Fire Flight all responded to the ship which was five miles offshore. By 6 p.m., the six survivors were reported to be safe, picked up by the fishing vessel "Rootless" which was on the way to Daytona from Saint Augustine, and taken to Ponce de Leon. Flagler County Fire Rescue’s swimmers were in the helicopter with a raft, ready to jump in the ocean to pick up the survivors. A Coast Guard 45-foot boat from the Station Ponce De Leon and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater were launched too. Reports with photos and video: flaglerlive.com/9... spacecoastdaily.c... www.uscgnews.com/...

 Electra Af Asko  (Other)
6 days ago by arnekiel

Scientific reasearch vessel delivered to Stockholm University
Baltic Workboats says it has delivered a scientific research vessel Electra to Stockholm University of Sweden. Vessel is designated mainly for research work on the Baltic Sea and transport of students from mainland to Askö island research center. Vessel is built and equipped, so that it can accommodate up to 35 passengers plus crew. Hull has been constructed of steel and built according to LRS "+100A1 SSC Workboat, Mono, G3, Ice class 1 C FS MCH UMS" and Finnish-Swedish ice class 1C rules under the inspection of STA. For staying on board the vessel is built with two single and two double cabins for crew under the main deck. Sound insulation onboard meets highest demands by not exceeding 55 dB(A) anywhere in the accommodation or work space during sailing. More to read at en.portnews.ru/ne...

 Xin Fei Zhou  (Container Ship)
6 days ago by arnekiel

XIN FEI ZHOU breached in Panama Canal new lock allision
COSCO’s boxship XIN FEI ZHOU allided with the wall of new dock Agua Clara on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal on July 21, while transiting from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Vessel suffered several meters long gash above waterline. Dock according to officials, suffered slight damage, and remained operative. Traffic, according to officials, wasn’t affected.

 Harvest Bounty  (Tug)
7 days ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to U.S. Breakers at Destrehan,arrived Scrapyard 7/2016: www.shipspotting....

 Berge Stahl  (Bulk Carrier)
7 days ago by BerndU

Two Trips more
Berge Stahl will be make two trips more to Rotterdam and then will be sold.

 Le James Joyce  (Service Ship > Patrol Vessel)
7 days ago by Timsen

Patrol boat saved 453 migrants and recovered 16 bodies
On July 21 the crew of "LÉ James Joyce" discovered 16 dead migrants onboard a metal barge who they believe died of crushing and suffocation because they were so tightly packed into the vessel. The "LÉ James Joyce" was tasked by the Italian authorities shortly after 6 a.m. to go the metal barge, which was spotted nearly 47 km north-west of Tripoli. Within moments of boarding the barge, navy personnel realised there were a number of dead people among the migrants. In total they saved 453 migrants and it took several hours to transfer them all to the "LÉ James Joyce" where they were given water, food, and, in some cases, medical attention. The bodies of the dead migrants were taken onboard the naval vessel. The ship was subsequently asked to rendezvous with an aid ship in the area, from which it took a further 152 migrants who had been picked up in the area earlier. The "LÉ James Joyce" headed to an Italian port to drop off the living and the dead. Counselling services will be provided to the crew following the discovery of the bodies. The operation brings to 678 the total number of persons rescued by the "LÉ James Joyce" since July 19.


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