The 'Luddiwgshafen' was deployed to Beirut on Aug 4, 2020, to assist after the catastrophic explosion. The ship had been in Cyprus waters in the frame of a UN-mission. The corvette will serve as a platform for the coordination of rescue missions and support the Libanese authorities.
The authorities of the port of Valencia were informed that two stowaways jumped overboard the 'LEto' shortly after the ship arrived at port in the morning of Aug 7, 2020, at 6.55 a.m. The Civil Guard and police searched the area, and both stowaways were found dead in the vicinity of ship’s bow. Both migrants were of African origin. Prior to Valncia, the vessel had called Douala and Malabo.
The 'Stella Polaris' suffered a main engine problem in position 48 16 49N, 069 08 16W, about 10.50 miles east-southeast of Les Escoumins, Quebec, on Aug 5, 2020, around 6 a.m. The vessel proceeded to Les Rasads anchorage off Les Escoumins, and the crew carried out repair works.
The 'Gas Ionian' assisted the Indian fishing boat 'GN Sabari Vasan' which had sailed from Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, with 14 crew and suffered an engine breakdown and a damaged propeller on Aug 4, 2020. It was dangerously drifting owing to the rough South East Monsoon weather. In a coordinated Search and Rescue mission (SAR), the Indian Coast Guard rescued the 14 fishermeafter the 'Gas Ionian', that was passing by the stranded boat, had relayed the information to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Chennai. On Aug 5, the ICGS 'Shaurya', which was in the region, towed the boat back to the safety of the Nagapattinam fishing harbour for repairs from its position nearly 88 miles east of the port. Report with photo: https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-tamil-nadu-indian-coast-guard-tows-adrift-boat-to-harbour-rescues-14-fishermen-2836437/fishing-boat-towed-to-safety-2836440 The Indian Coast Guard has been issuing regular advisories to undertake fishing in groups, adhering to safe practices at sea. They also urge fishermen to carry adequate lifesaving and communication equipment on board.
The 'Lady Maria', en route from Jeddah to Midia, suffered a technical failure and sheltered at Cesme Anchorage on Aug 6, 2020, around 11 a.m. Repair works were carried out by the crew and the ship later resumed its voyage, ETA Aug 8.