The 'Libertas-H' suffered a main engine failure in pos. 37 51 18 N, 20 50 00 E off Zakynthos on Nov 25, 2022, at 10.45 a.m. UTC, Nov 25. The port authorities have detained the vessel until repairs by the crew were completed and certified. Due to the inclement weather prevailing in the area, the vessel, after the repairs and certification, may sail from the place assisted by a tug.
The local court issued a release order for the 'Zein', dated Nov 23, and the vessel sailed from Chittagong anchorage on Nov 27 at 2 p.m. bound for Port Klang with an ETA as of Dec 2. The vessel's owner had amicably settled the Admiralty Suit No.58 of 2022 out of the court, and the local court issued a release order. The ship had arrived on Nov 7 and offloaded 51,139 tonnes of raw material for the local cement industry.
Delays by the port authorities in taking action during the five-day window between the start of the fire onboard the 'X-Press Pearl' and the time the crew abandoned it continued to be a matter of debate as the blame-game rages as to who was really to blame for the disaster. The fire was first reported on May 20, 2021, and the remaining crew members abandoned the ship on May 25 as the fire raged out of control in the seas off Colombo. In the aftermath of the massive disaster, those representing the vessel’s interests have accused the Sri Lankan authorities, particularly the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), of being too slow to react to tackle the unfolding disaster. They claimed the magnitude of the disaster could have been mitigated had the Sri Lankan authorities acted speedily. Even now, questions are being raised as to why MEPA did not instruct the Sri Lanka Navy and the SLPA to move the stricken vessel to international waters or to another location further down the western coast so that it could have been relatively shielded from monsoonal currents once the fire started raging on board. MEPA Chairperson Dharshani Lahandapura, however, claimed that the ship’s owners and local agent underestimated the scale of the fire. She said MEPA had initially instructed the ship’s owners to move the vessel at least 50 nautical miles off the Sri Lankan coast. However, even experts from the Dutch salvage company employed by the ship’s owners initially reported the fire to be under control after boarding the vessel on Nov 23. The fire escalated again in the early hours of May 25, forcing everyone to abandon the vessel. Ms Lahandapura also claimed the post-mortem reports of marine mammals, whose carcasses had washed up in the weeks following the disaster, had been completed and would be produced in court. Meanwhile, the distribution of the third round of compensation for fishermen affected by the shipwrecl is now almost complete, according to fisheries officials. The authorities received Rs. 911 million from the vessel’s insurers as the third round of compensation. The Fisheries Ministry accepted the third interim payment “under objections” as unlike the previous two payments, it was made as a rupee payment-
A fire broke out in the cabin and galley of the 'Sunfish' on Nov 27, 2022, in the Okhotsk Sea off the western coast of the Kamchatka peninsula. Until Nov 28, the crew managed to extinguish the fire with own means. The trawler was under way to the Khuril Strait to ride out a storm and rendezvous with an SAR ship. There were 104 people on board. The extent of damages was unknown.
A 47 year old Russian crew member of the 'Lady of Luck' lost his right hand in an accident on Nov 26, 2022, while the ship was under way in the Gulf of Siam, en route from Laem Chabang to Singapore. It interrupted the voyage, approached the coast of the Songkhla Province amd requested medical assistance. The victim was safely medevaced and transferred to hospital, and the ship continued the voyage and reached Singapore Anchorage on Nov 27..
Beached at Alang 11/2022 last Signal 23.11.22
Repairs of the 'Baracuda' have been completed in Tuzla, and thevessel shifted to the anchorage, carried out sea trials and got a new set of trading certificates by classification society and flag state authority. The ship then left Tuzla, headed to Galati with an ETA as of Nov 28.
Glasgow’s Ukrainian refugee ship Ambition is getting closer to full capacity with about 1,120 people currently on board. The Scottish Government has chartered the vessel, docked at the Clyde in Govan, to offer temporary accommodation for people fleeing the Russian invasion. They are due to be placed in suitable longer-term accommodation with host families or other housing. People living on MS Ambition have access to restaurants, shops, child play areas an other facilities. The ship arrived in Scotland in Septembe, joining another vessel, the 'Victoria', which is a temporary home to Ukrainians in Leith, Edinburgh.
The 40-year-old Nigerian, who was accused of causing damage to Danish soldiers during a firefight, escapes punishment, even though a unanimous jury has decided on Nov 28 that he is guilty of the charges, according to the judgment from the Copenhagen District Court. The Nigerian was one of a total of nine suspected pirates who a year ago got into a firefight with soldiers from the 'Esbern Snare' in the Gulf of Guinea. Four were killed, one fell into the water and was never found, while four were arrested and taken on board the frigate. One of them was the 40-year-old who had been badly injured and had to have his leg amputated. That is why he was not - like the other three arrested - released again, but was flown to Denmark and first charged with attempted murder, then prosecuted under the milder section on causing damage. At the verdict, he was "found guilty of complicity in causing danger by, together with other perpetrators, having fired several shots at the helicopter of the frigate while it was in the air in the Gulf of Guinea. There was thereby an imminent danger to the life or safety of the Danish helicopter crew." writes the court in the judgment. Because his accomplices were released due to the charges being dropped - and the defendant's state of health, the court found grounds to vacate the sentence pursuant to Section 83 of the Criminal Code.
Eight Cuban refugees who were adrift on a raft near the Yucatan were rescued by the crew of the 'Hafnia Miakla', en route from Cristobal, on Nov 24, 2022. Six women and two men went adrift after the engine of their boat had collapsed. The tanker crew immediately reported the discovery to SEMAR. They were taken on board and offered medical assistance and food. The ship arrived at the Ferris Pier in Puerto Progreso, on Nov 27, where the migrants were handed over to the INM Representative Office in Yucatan. It was still unknown how long they were adrift and the exact date they left Cuba. The corresponding administrative and migratory procedures were underway, as well as permanent health care for Cuban migrants. The rafters traveled in a rustic homemade boat made of white polyfoam sheets.
On Nov 27, the 'Costa Fortuna' requested the medevac of a sick passenger and a companion eight nautical miles off Las Palmas short after the departure towards Recife. TheJMRCC of Salvamento Marítimo mobilized the SAR boat 'Salvamar Nunki' and an ambulance in port. Once the medevac was performed, the 'Costa Fortuna' requested the medevac of a crew member. The 'Salvamar Nunki' returned to the ship and took the man off too.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 22.11.22
Beached at Alang 25.11.22
The 'Azov Concord' was banned from entering Spanish waters and itsport of destination, Cartagena by the Spanish authorities because it had sailed from Yeisk with allegedly goods of Russian origin, in accordance with sanctions imposed on Russian ships and ships with Russian cargoes, after Russia invaded the Ukraine. The vessel anchored off Pozzallo on Nov 25, 2022. The port of destination is still Cartagena, with the ETA delayed to Dec 1.
The 'Ariana', which had been seized by Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps along with its crew and cargo in the Arabian Gulf for carrying 11 million litres of allegedly smuggled fuel as per local judiciary official. The vessel was released by the local court on Nov 24. The vessel was waiting for delivery/scrapping.
Scrapped at Busan 11/2022 https://www.shipspotting.com/photos/3499372?page=11&navList=homePhotoFooter&list=latest×tamp=1669634100
The 'Queen Elizabeth', en route from Sydney to Bali with 2100 people on board, encountered a Covid-19 outbreak and was diverted to Fremantle on Nov 26, 2022. There was an elevated level of transmission on board. The ship had left the port of Sydney on Nov 15, a 17-day tour, stopping at Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, and Darwin, but will cut short the final week of its tour and head straight to Fremantle with an ETA as of Nov 30.
A passenger who went overboard from the cruise ship 'Carnival Valor' was located by the crew of the 'Crinis' after apparently treading water for a day and rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter 20 miles off Southwest Pass, La., in the night of Nov 24, 2022. The 28-year-old man was reported as missing by the crew of the 'Carnival Valor' to the Coast Guard around 2:30 p.m., triggering a launch of rescue crews by watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans. The man was sailing with his sister from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, when he stepped away to use a restroom around 11 p.m. on Nov 23. When she had not heard from her brother the next day, the woman notified the crew around noon that he was missing. A search of the vessel commenced, and the USCG was notified. The Coast Guard deployed an MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from the New Orleans air station, a 45-foot boat from the Venice station, and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft. The 'Carnival Valor' turned around to search along its own track, and an uUMIB was issued for vessels to keep a lookout for the missing passenger. The crew of the 'Crinis', bound for New Orleans, spotted the man in the water and vectored the Coast Guard to the location. The Jayhawk helicopter crew located the passenger and rescued him at 8:25 p.m. After hoisting the man onto the helicopter and transferring him to awaiting emergency medical services at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, he was reported in stable condition at an area hospital.
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A suspected pirate wants to go free from punishment due to discrimination. There was no danger to Danish soldiers, and the suspected pirates tried to escape, said the defense in the piracy case. The soldiers of the frigate killed four pirates in the Gulf of Guinea o Nov 24, 2021, in the Gulf of Guinea. Its helicopter and the Frog Corps ended up in a firefight with the suspected pirates. One was brought to Denmark and now risks just over a year in prison and deportation. In the morning of Nov 24, the 40-year-old suspected pirate appeared in a wheelchair in the Copenhagen District Court and listened to the closing remarks in the case against him. He had one of his legs amputated after he was injured in the firefight with Danish defense forces. While three other surviving suspected pirates were set free in a boat, he was brought to Denmark and prosecuted. His defender, Jesper Storm Thygesen, demanded the one-legged man be acquitted. Alternatively, he wants the sentence expunged, referring to the fact that the others went free. The prosecution has, on the contrary, demanded a sentence of between one year in prison and one year and three months. The Nigerian man is accused of having caused imminent danger to the life or safety of Danish soldiers, but denies guilt. The verdict will be handed down on Nov 28 at 2 p.m.