The "Heiko" could not yet be taken in tow due to ongoing strong heat development two days after the fire. A salvage crew could not board the wreck to investigate the part which was hit by fire as it still was too hot and it could not be established whether it was out. It's up to the shipping company Hardangerfrakt AS in Vaksdal, the owner Bjarne Olav Eidnes, the insurance company and the storage company involved to decide when the salvage may start. The Coastal Administration had asked for a salvage plan. Once the "Heiko" can be boarded, also the police will conduct technical examinations on board.
Norwegian report with photo:
The "Solombala" suffered a fire while undergoing repair works in the Port of Archangel on Sep 21, 2018, at 8. a.m. The fire broke out in one of the cabins on the vessel. 28 fire fighters along with seven fire fighting appliances fought the fire, which was extinguished at 08.50 a.m. The damages were restricted to the cabin measuring 3 metres x 4 metres. No injuries were reported by the crew members or the fire fighters.
At Least 42 Drowned in Lake Victoria Ferry Sinking, Officials Say Death Toll Could Top 200
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn on Friday with 42 people confirmed dead.
Initial estimates showed that the MV Nyerere was carrying more than 300 people onboard. It went down in the afternoon just a few meters from the dock in Ukerewe district, according to national ferry services operator TEMESA said.
But it was hard to establish the precise number of passengers on board since the person dispensing tickets had also drowned with the machine recording the data lost.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8, strucks Western Province of Solomon Islands
London, Sep 19 -- A press report, dated today, states: An earthquake of magnitude 5.8, struck the Western Province of Solomon Islands, just before midnight, local time, on Sep 18. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake's epicentre was located at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 48 kilometres east-southeast of the provincial capital Gizo. No Tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre. There are no official reports of damages, as of now.