The 'Asphalt Teranga', en route from Agioi Theodoroi and loaded with bitumen, lost propulsion during the maneuver to enter tthe port of Mangalia in the morning of Sep 28, 2023. The ship lost power at 09.10 a.m. Tug assistance was requested, and at 1.50 p.m., the vessel was taken in tow and safely moored in the port.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has finished its investigation into the fire aboard the 'Holiday Island' on July 22, 2022. More than 200 people were evacuated from the ferry after a fire broke out in the vessel's engine room at around 11 a.m., about an hour into its crossing from Caribou, N.S., to Wood Islands, P.E.I. The board will now write its report, the agency announced on Sep 28, 2023. After the fire and subsequent evacuation of the vessel during a crossing of the Northumberland Strait more than a year ago, investigators went through photos and videos as well as conducted interviews with people who were on the scene. They have also used the TSB's lab to examine parts from the Northumberland Ferries vessel, exposing them to the same kind of conditions, pressures and temperatures that were present at the time of the fire. Once the report is written and reviewed, it will be made public. The ferry was scrapped because of the amount of damage it suffered in the fire.
Beached at Chittagong 29.09.23
A seventh man was arrested by gardai investigating the seizure of 2,2 tonnes of cocaine on the 'Matthew' on Sep 28 for alleged organised crime offences contrary to the Criminal Justice Act 2006. All seven men have been detained under section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007, as part of the same investigation, at Garda stations in the Southern Region. A major search has been ongoing for the past three days of the seas around Wexford to determine if any cargo was floating on the surface. The bulk carrier remained stationary at Cork as of Sep 29.
Beached at Alang 28.09.23
In Manzanillo Bay, Colima, nine Greenpeace activists boarded the 'Hidden Gem', on which they placed a blanket with the phrase “Destroyer of the oceans.” The environmental NGO asked the government of Mexico to communicate to the International Seabed Authority ts position in favour of a moratorium that, for now, delays the granting of permits for deep sea drilling in the area between Hawaii and Mexico. known as Clarion-Clipperton. A small white catamaran, with volunteer environmental activists from Greenpeace, set sail from the Muelle de las Hadas in Manzanillo on Sep 27 at 7 a.m. and headed to the 'Hidden Gem, which was anchored in the bay since Nov 2022, waiting for permits to extract minerals in international waters. Aboardtwo kayaks, nine volunteers approached the ship two kilometers from the coast, while, about two 200 meters away, the catamaran tried to establish communication with the captain of the 'Hidden Gem' At that moment, fove women climbed the starboard side of the ship and proceeded to place the yellow blanket on a metal structure- They troed to climb further, but the crew prevented them from doing so. With these actions, Greenpeace seeks to prohibit the extraction of mineral resources in international waters and, thus, avoid irreparable damage to the marine ecosystem. Report with video: https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/video/estados/greenpeace-toma-al-destructor-del-oceano-protesta-en-contra-de-la-perforacion-submarina/
The 'Spirit of Vancouver Islands' will be pulled from service on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route to undergo repairs after the Thanksgiving long weekend, resulting in 14 cancelled sailings in October. The will be dry docked for work on its hull from Oct 10, 2023, to Oct 18. Engineers discovered a crack in a ballast tank during a routine pre-sailing check. Temporary repairs were carried out, and B.C. Ferries sought permission from Transport Canada to keep the vessel in service over the long weekend. Customers with bookings on the 14 cancelled sailings were to be contacted and accommodated.
The 'Alora' suffered a structural failure of the machinery safety systems, alarms, and a navigation system at Nemrut Bay on Sep 21. The vessel's departure permission was cancelled by the Harbour Master until completion of repairs. Temporary repairs were affected by the crews with shore-based technical support. The ship was then granted a single voyage permission to the Tuzla shipyard area in order to carry out permanent repairs with an ETA as of Sep 30. On Sep 29at 1.40 p.m. UTC the ship berthed in Tekirdag.
Beached at Alang 31.08.23
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew carried out the medevac of a passenger from the 'Carnival ValorÄ near Southwest Pass, La., on Sep. 27, 2023. The aircrew transported the woman, who reportedly had stroke like symptoms, to emergency medical personnel awaiting at Air Station New Orleans. Report with video: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/898757/coast-guard-medevacs-61-year-old-woman-near-southwest-pass-la
Beached at Alang 28.09.23
On Sep 27, 2023, a 43-year-old engine assistant of the 'Salvador R' began to feel severe abdominal pain on the right side of his body. The captain of the ship consulted with a Prefectural doctor, who indicated an immediate medevac by helicopter due to a suspected appendicitis for which he had to undergo surgery, from the ship, which was sailing off the southeast coast of Buenos Aires. A helicopter of the Argentine Naval Prefecture was deployed to the ship 500 kilometers off the coast along with a PNA plane and took off minutes later from Mar del Plata. Once the helicopter had reached the ship, the crew member was hoisted in a medical basket, and received the first medical attention on board the aircraft. He was transferred to the Rio Negro town of Viedma, where he underwent surgery in the night at the Artémides Zatti Hospital. Report with photo: https://www.telam.com.ar/notas/202309/641675-prefectura-evacuacion-tripulante-apendicitis.html
In the evening of Sep 26, 2023, a fire broke out aboard the 'Rise Shine', which had run aground off the coast of Nakhodka in pos. 42 49 18.6 N, 132 46 48.0 E, on Nov 9, 2021. Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, representatives of the administration of Nakhodka and the Marine Rescue Service immediately went to the scene of the incident. The fire, which had started on the deck near the vessel's superstructure, could be extinguished, and no marine pollution has been reported.
The fire aboard the 'Samudra Sakti III' in the waters off Tarahan in Lampung on Sep 24 at 8.30 a.m. was caused by an explosion of the main engine generator at the stern and almost burned down the entire hull. The ship had been planning to berth at the port of Bukit Asam in order to take on a load of coal. The Indonesian Navy had deployed the patrol vessel KRI 'Cucut' and a Sea Rider response boat to the scene and rescued 26 people, besides the 19 crew members also two third-party technicians and five cadets from the AMI Medan Maritime Academy. One man suffereed a minor burn. The castaways were taken to shore at Bukit Asam, but the captain and several other crew members later returned to the vessel to assist with salvage efforts of three tugs.
The drug dealer Frank Doull was nabbed by the police as he returned to Orkney from the mainland on Nov 18, 2021. He was arrested on the 'Hamnavoe' at Scrabster, the Kirkwall Sheriff Court heard on Sep 27, 2023. The 31-year-old pleaded guilty on indictment to being concerned in the supply of cannabis in the course of a crossing between Scrabster and Stromness. Doull, of Andersquoy Court, Old Scapa Court, Kirkwall, had sentence deferred until Oct 25 for a criminal justice social work report.
Beached at Chittagong 29.09.23
Beached at Gadani 29.09.23
arrived Alang Anchorage 29.09.23
The "Geo Barents" has rescued 61 migrants who were adrift in a wooden boat near the coast of Libya on Sep 28. The NGO ship received permission from the Italian authorities to disembark them in the port of Civitavecchia, where the vessel was expected on Oct 1. Amnong the rescued were five unaccompanied minors.
The 'Patra Tunda 3153', with 10 crew members on board, suffered a fire in the engine room in the waters of Tanjung Pemancing, Sarang Tiung Village, Pulau Laut Sigam District, South Kalimantan, on Sep 25, 2023. The Head of Police for the Kotabaru Police launched an SAR operation at midnight. The Satpolair together with Basarnas, Lanal Kotabaru, the Kotabaru Police Dokes Team, and the Fire Department proceeded with a C-2 KP 2001 police boat. Two crew members were rescued with burn injuries and were rushed to hospital. Seven more were rescued safe and sound. The captain reported that there was still a crew member trapped on the vessel. The rescue work was hampered because the vessel was still very hot, which endangered the rescue team. Sea conditions are also rough, further complicating the response. After several hours of cooling down the fire, the search for the crew member who was trapped in the engine room, commenced on Sep 26 at 02.40 a.m. The victim was found dead, but could still not be removed. The rescue team appealed to the surviving crew members not to enter the engine room without breathing apparatus, because it was feared that there would still be gas that was dangerous if inhaled. At that time, the team also returned to the Satpolair Office to refill the SCBA oxygen. The disabled tug was difficult to tow.