The 'Malita', while servicing the Gozo Channel ferry route, had to reverse after the forward loading ramp malfunctioned and became stuck in the morning of Sep 13, 2019, after the vessel arrived at Mgarr harbour, Malta. The process to emptying the vehicle deck thus took much longer than usual, causing delays to the ferry schedule.
The "Arklow Resolve", en route from Swansea to Ipswich with a crew of seven and a cargo of clinker on board, suffered a defect in the gasket of its cooling system about 25 miles from St. Catherine's Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, in position 50 18 22N, 001 41 10W, on Sep 14 around midnight. at around 0004 hrs, UTC, today. The estimated time for the completion of repairs works was around 30 minutes The ship berthed at the bulk terminal in Ipswich on Sep 15 at 11 a.m.
The 'Key West', en route from Ghent to Kyleakin, with a crew of 13 on board, ran aground near Kyleakin in position 57 16 40 N, 005 45 16 W, on Sep 15, 2019, at 02.45 a.m. The tanker was carrying 1500 tonnes of fish oil, 593 metric tonnes of linseed oil and 6868 metric tonnes of oil feed as cargo. The master waited for the high tide to refloat the vessel which was floating again at 03.45 a. and berthed at the pier in Kyleakin near Kyle of Lochalsh at 6.25 a.m.
The US Coast Guard is continuing efforts on containing an oil spill on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. First assets were deployed on September 11 after a helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans observed a sheen on the water earlier in the day during a routine overflight. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed to contain the sheen while oil spill response company OMI Environmental Solutions has been contracted to contain and recover the product. The Coast Guard is yet to provide details on the cause or source of the spill. The incident is still under investigation. In addition to US Coast Guard assets, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office has joined the response effort and six oil spill response boats have been on site as of September 13.
The "Jin Hwa 32" was pulled off Rajhans beach near Chilika, and into deep waters after hours of effort in the night of Sep 15 at 10 p.m. A 15-member salvageteam from Malaysia along with the offshore tug 'Cheetah' from Singapore completed the salvage work. After an initial failed attempt during the day, the high tide in the night supported the efforts of the salvors which finally succeeded in towing the tug from the beach. The 32 tons fuel had already been lightered recently. Reports with photo and video: https://kalingatv.com/state/finally-malaysian-cargo-ship-evacuated-from-odisha-coast/ https://ommcomnews.com/odisha-news/tugboat-arrives-to-remove-malaysian-ship-from-chilika