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 Hebrides  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry crashed in harbour wall
The "Hbrides" ran aground in Lochmaddy Marina in North Uist on Sep 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. while proceeding to the berth. A technical failure led to the vessel being unable to reduce speed sufficiently for the routine docking procedures and she struck both pontoons in Lochmaddy harbour and the seabed. No-one was injured and the vessel's hull remains intact. A total of 76 passengers and crew were on board, as well as 13 cars, one lorry and one motorhome. She is now alongside safely at Lochmaddy. All passengers and vehicles have been disembarked and alternative routes for all those affected were being investigated. Divers were sent for surveys. Reports with photos:

 Nimet  (Container Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Disabled ship taken in tow off Kythira
The Nimet" suffered engine failure in the evening of Sep 23, 2016 and went adrift southeast of Kythira island in the Sea of Crete. A tug was sent, which took the container ship on tow, and towed her to the Neapoli Voion anchorage, Laconi to fix the problem and undergo a survey. The shp was en route from Las Palmas to Samsun.

 Burgos  (Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Tanker)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Fire sets tanker ablaze, crew safe
The "Burgos" went ablaze after an explosion eight miles off the coast of Veracruz on Sep 24, 2016. The load was made up of 80,000 barrels of diesel fuel, 71,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline, and 16,000 barrels of desulfurized gasoline. Mexican navy ships moved into the area to put barriers in place in case of a leak from the tanker. Four tugs from Veracruz's port authority also arrived on the scene to with special foams to use to fight the fire. The ship was adrift with a list to port some miles off Boca in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of 31 was rescued. Rescue teams were dispatched to the blazing vessel. www.businessinsid... https://www.theguardian.c... famagusta-gazette...

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