The "Thorco Isadora" suffered a main engine problem and was subsequently disabled 12 miles south of Pointe Natashquan, Quebec, in position 049 54 48.0N, 061 46 09.0W,on July 15, 2019, at 10.50 a.m. The crew carried out repairs and the vessel resumed its voyage from Becancour to Baker Lake, ETA July 22.
Pullmantur will sell their ZENITH to NGO Peace Boat, who operate two cruise ships in future. Full article + photos: https://www.cruisedeck.de/zenith-wechselt-zu-peace-boat/
Urgent calls have been made for the release of the 13 crew members of the "Sea Horizon", which is arrested off Ghana. The vessel was seized 10 months ago after the Nigerian company Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics claimed it was owed $1.9 million from another Nigerian company, Ranger Subsea. The Managing company of the vessel said that the vessel was without power and the owners were refusing to provide funds for fuel. The pipe layer was being held at the Sekondi Naval Base since September 2018. The Fortune Global was alleging another Nigerian company, the Ranger Subsea, owing it 1.9 million U.S. dollars under an agreement to support its marine construction operations.
The "Chattie Sue Smith", one of three tugs which sank on the Illinois River on July 5, 2019, has been raised by two sheerlegs of the Okie Moore Diving on July 12. The three vessels, which were tied together along with a deck barge started to take on the water and sank to the bottom of the river near Hardin at mile marker 21. The Coast Guard was assessing roughly 11 miles of the river and has worked with the owners of the tugboats to contain, remove and prevent the fuel from moving downstream. The tugs had 4.850 gallons diesel on board altogether. The vents from which the fuel leaked have been shut off by a team of divers on July 8.The Coast Guard Upper Mississippi River has deployed six members to continue working on removing the remaining wrecks. Oil booms were laid out to contain any spill. Report with video: https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article232726362.html#storylink=cpy https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article232399612.html#storylink=cpy
picture from Beaching https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ASmNrAqx0/
Budapest police forces were still looking for the last victim of the "Habléany" in cooperation with the Riot Police, the county police headquarters, and Korean firefighters. The search covered the entire 215-kilometer section of the river, south of the accident site, and all of its flood and strong current areas, according to news site Origo. Specially trained dogs were also being utilized in the operations. Participants will continue the search until there is still a reasonable chance of finding the last missing Korean victim. 27 victims of the accident have already been found and identified, with the exception of one South Korean passenger who is still missing.
In high waves, a truck aboard the KMP "Citra Mandala Sakti" toppled over on July 16, 2019, at 8:50 p.m. in the Bali Strait when the ferry sailed from Ketapang Port to Gilimanuk Port close to its destination. The truck with a load of rice bran was bound to Bali. The waves reached heights of two to three meters.. The ship loaded with two medium trucks, one bus, three private vehicles, and seven motorbikes. No one was injured in the incident. Report with photos: https://bali.tribunnews.com/2019/07/17/gelombang-tinggi-di- strait-truck-cargo-bekatul-rolled-di-ship-citra-mandala-sakti.
The "Sea Eagle II" suffered a problem with the engine gear box on the Lake Erie, near Kingsville, Ontario, in position 041 47 48.0N, 082 26 36.0W,on July 13, 2019, at 5.20 p.m. The vessel proceeded to an anchorage for repairs. It arrived at Detroit on July 14 at 11.15 p.m.
A salvage operation was started after the "Coyhaique" on July 3, 2019, ran aground near Huichas island in the Moraleda channel, near Puerto Aguirre, Aysén Region, on its voyage from Puerto Chacabuco to Puerto Montt. The ship with 20 passengers and 18 crew members on board was listing to port, and while all of them were taken ashore by the motor boat "Alexis" and transferred to Puerto Aguirre in good health, one officer died for causes which were investigated. The ship was protected by the patrol ships "Ortiz" and "Micalvi" together with the LSG "Aysén" and the "LPM 4411" of the Chulean Navy. The salvors were next having to contend with the 15 cattle trucks on deck. On July 7, 17 of the 244 cattle had already died. The ship’s hull was breached and its engine room flooded with some oil pollution. Salvors were trying to stabilize the ship before working out how best to take them to safety, likely via a ship-to-ship transfer. Food and water were being delivered the cattle through the top of the trucks. After one week the Oxxean SA refloated the ship aling with more than 200 cattle in an operation with about 90 technicians and workers as well as six support vessels. They were able to control the water ingress and seal the leaks, allowing the ship to be towed to Puerto Laguna seven km south of the grounding position which offered better conditions against the inclement weather for temporary repairs on July 10 and then complete the rescue of the animals whith were taken aboard three vessels to Puerto Chacabuco. Spanish reports with photos: http://diarioaysen.cl/2019/07/17/ http://www.mundoacuicola.cl/new/2019/07/15/oxxean-realiza-salvamento-de-ferry-coyhaique-y-200-animales-a-bordo/ https://www.eldinamo.cl/nacional/2019/07/15/empresa-maritima-realiza-salvamento-del-naufragado-ferry-coyhaique/ https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/region-de-aysen/2019/07/03/descartan-derrame-de-combustible-tras-varamiento-de-embarcacion-en-aysen.shtml https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/region-de-aysen/2019/07/10/remolcan-a-lugar-seguro-ferry-que-encallo-en-aysen-con-250-vacunos-sag-evalua-sancionar-a-empresa.shtml https://rtvnoticiaschile.cl/index.php/2019/07/10/remolcan-a-lugar-seguro-ferry-que-encallo-en-aysen-con-250-vacunos-sag-evalua-sancionar-a-empresa/ https://www.eldivisadero.cl/noticia-52801
The "Toyo Maru No. 88" allided with the cargo m/v "Tone Maru No. 8" (IMO: 8735352) which was at anchor off Chiba, on July 13, 2019, at 3.50 a.m. Both vessels sustained slight damage to their bows, but no spill have been reported. The tanker entered Yokohama on July 17.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 16,07,19
sold to Alang Breakers
The crew of the "ALexander Tvardovskiy" which was detained at the port of Leith was running out of food. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) had found several deficiencies before. The vessel was also missing valid international safety management (ISM) and ship security (ISSC) certificates. Wages had not been paid to the crew. Now Captain Gennadi Kukvinov said nine days have passed with no response to his pleas for supplies. He had sent the request for food on July 8, 2019. There was only some remainders of food, but no fresh fruit, some pieces of meat, some pieces of bread. The vessel will not be allowed to sail until the MCA has re-inspected the vessel and is satisfied that the deficiencies have been rectified."
An arrest warrant for the "Pretty Team" was issued on July 12, 2019, after the vessel discharged concrete and caused damages to a nearby barge, in Alabama on March 26. According to the complaint, the crane barge "Conquest MB 1" was moored at an adjacent facility on Mar 26, when the "Pretty Team" began unloading the concrete. Dust was then allowed to drift onto and contaminate the barge and its equipment. The discharged concrete has caused at least 1.5 million U.S. dollars in damage to the barge plus additional damages from downtime, demurrage, delay, lost profit and incidental costs.
The "Ocean Warlock" hit a submerged object in position 049 13 04.1N, 123 11 13.5W at the bottom, near Iona Island, North Arm, Fraser River, while towing the empty barges "Ledcor 1409" and "Ledcor 1403" on July 4, 2019, at 3 p.m. The tug came to a complete stop and the forward section of the barge "Ledcor 1409" slammed into the tug's stern area.Minor damages were reported. The tug arrived at Port Mello at 5.40 p.m.
The "Adriana" has been sold to breakers in Aliaga, ETA July 26, 2019.
On July 10, 2019, at 12:04 p.m. Ramsgate's All-Weather Lifeboat was launched at the request of HM Coastguard to a yacht on fire with a view to towing it back to Ramsgate. Whilst the Ramsgate lifeboat "Esme Anderson" made its way to the casualty the North East Spit pilot launch, which was passing by, saw the vessel alight and headed in its direction. The pilot boat then retrieved the family of three male adults and one teenage boy from their life raft, took them aboard, along with their life raft, and brought them back to Ramsgate Harbour. Also during this time the "Typhoon Tow" had arrived on the scene and using their fire hose, attempted to put the fire out. Once the all-weather boat arrived on scene the volunteer RNLI crew set up two further fire hoses and assisted in trying to put the fire out. After about three quarters of an hour of hosing the vessel down, it took on sea water, as the level of the hull had burnt to the sea level and sank, fortunately into water deep enough to not cause any issues to other passing boats. Report with photo: https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2019/july/12/ramsgate-rnli-assists-a-yacht-on-fire
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 16.07.19
arrived Bhavnagar Anchorage 17.07.19
The 19 year old engineering student Mustafa Koç of the Piri Reis University Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering was found dead aboard the "Gannet S" on July 11, 2019. Koç was doing his summer internship at the vessel. After leaving Istanbul for India aboard the ship, Mustafa Koç was forced to work 20-hour shifts and clean tanks with chemical residue. Koç had to stay in a hotel arranged by the company under unhygienic conditions when the vessel was unable to dock due to a storm. The freshman stayed in the hotel for 11 days, and after he was able to board the vessel again headed out to Djibouti on June 22. Koç was sleeping at the ship’s infirmary because guards were staying in his cabin as he worked 20-hour shifts for 18 days. The infirmary had no air conditioning and temperatures inside reached 45 degrees Celsius. The ship’s chief officer forced Koç to clean a tank with chemical residue, which interns are not allowed to do. The tank was 20 metres deep, with an opening of 1 metre, and temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius inside. Most of his tasks were of a similar nature. At 8 a.m. on July 11, he was discovered dead in the room he was sleeping in when the crew went to wake him up as he didn’t show up for his shift in the Djibouti Port at 4 a.m. The autopsy conducted in Djibouti showed severe lung infection as the cause of death. Mustafa Koç had gone through a full physical examination before starting his internship, and had all his shots complete. He had no previous health isss. Mustafa Koç’s brother İsmail Koç said Mustafa’s working conditions didn’t comply with MLC standards but such treatment was fairly commonplace in Turkish maritime companies. The family was calling for public awareness so such incidents don’t happen again.