Coast Guard investigates fishing vessel for discharging oil in Canadian waters
Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage and Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Dutch Harbor, and Coast Guard Investigative Service agents are investigating the "Mark I" for knowingly discharging oil overboard in Canadian waters.
A Transport Canada aircrew detected the "Mark I" transiting through the Canadian exclusive economic zone 97-miles off of Cape St. James, British Columbia, with an approximate 26-mile oil sheen trailing behind, on July 7, 2018.
Coast Guard pollution response investigators and CGIS agents boarded the Mark I in Dutch Harbor, Friday. During the boarding they found evidence that bilge waste and oil had been discharged overboard.
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port in Anchorage determined that the Mark I poses a substantial threat to the marine environment and ordered the vessel to perform certain marine environmental actions and cleanup.
The US Coast Guard suspended its search on July 20, 2018, for a man reported overboard from the "Cape Greig" in Ugashik Bay, Alaska.
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew, a Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and nine good Samaritan vessels searched a total of 13-square miles along the Ugashik Bay shoreline and up the river in efforts to locate the man.
On July 19 at 4:27 p.m., Coast Guard Communications Detachment Kodiak personnel received a report of a man overboard from the fishing vessel "Cape Greig". Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders directed the COMMDET personnel to begin an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of an Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk aircrew to conduct the search. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircraft was diverted to the scene to search for the man.
Weather on scene was 8-mph winds, 12-miles visibility and calm seas with a strong incoming tide.
Maersk looks to Liverpool as Felixstowe continues to struggle
MAERSK Line is moving two 2M alliance service calls to Liverpool for 12 weeks as continuing problems at Felixstowe provide a boost to Peel Ports’ operation in the northwest of the UK. The first vessels diverting to Liverpool will be the 2006-built, 7,943 teu ARCHIMIDIS on the TA2 service and 2004-built, 2,556 teu CAP BEATRICE on the COEX service to Liverpool on July 22 and July 20 respectively. “Unfortunately, Felixstowe terminal is suffering from slow operations caused by IT system issues,” Maersk
said in a statement. “In order to protect our service integrity, we will be moving our 2M TA2 and COEX services from Felixstowe to Liverpool for a duration of 12 weeks.” Felixstowe has been suffering from congestion following the implementation of a new terminal operating system last month. As Lloyd’s List reported yesterday, Felixstowe is continuing to struggle with performance issues, particularly with loading export containers.