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 CMA CGM Bianca  (Container Ship)
3 min ago by Timsen

Master medevaced off La Réunion
On Oct 3, 2015, the CROSS Réunion was contacted by the "CMA GGM Bianca" after the captain fell is seriously ill. After consultation with the doctor of SMUR, it was decided to medevac him by helicopter. Given the medical emergency, the CROSS request the assistance of FAZSOI which decided to dispatch a Panther 36F Nivôse helicopter at 8 p.m. to the ship which was 10 miles off the coast of La Réunion. A rescue swimmer and a medical team were airlifted aboard the container ship. The master was hoisted and taken to the hospital in Saint-Denis. After an hour of flight, the helicopter landed at the Bellepierre University Hospital.

 El Faro  (Ro Ro Cargo Ship > Vehicles Carrier)
1 hour ago by Timsen

Body located in search area
Searchers have found life rafts and survival suits, including one survival suit with human remains on Oct 5. The body inside the survival suit was unidentifiable. Rescuers were now no longer looking for the ship, which is believed to have sunk, and have shifted their focus to searching for survivors. A heavily damaged life boat from the ship was recovered but had no occupants. One Container along with a debris field that included what appeared to be pieces of container was found too. A heavily damaged life boat with markings consistent with those on board the "El Faro" was also located. Additional items located include a partially submerged life raft, life jackets, life rings and an oil sheen which were located by Coast Guard aircrews within a 225 square nautical mile search area. Multiple crews continued to search. Assets involved in the search included: ◾Two Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida ◾Two Navy P-8 fixed wing airplanes ◾One Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida ◾Coast Guard Cutter "Northland", homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia ◾Coast Guard Cutter "Resolute", homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida ◾Coast Guard Cutter "Charles Sexton", homeported in Key West, Florida. ◾Three commercial tugs Sea and weather conditions during the search on Oct 5 included one-foot seas and 15 knots winds with unrestricted visibility. Breaking news:

 Zhe Hai 151  (Bulk Carrier)
2 hours ago by BerndU

sold to Breakers
sold to Chinese breakers

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