Beached at Aliaga 17.09.19
The 'Pilar Felix Dos' with eleven crew members on board, suffered an engine breakdown 11 miles off Tarragona on Sep 17, 2019. The MRCC of Tarragona was informed at 6 a.m. and mobilized the SAR-ship 'Salvamar Fomalhaut' (MMSI: 225987905) of the local station of Salvamento Marítimo to the casualty. At 7 a.m. a towing connection was established, and at 920 a.m. the vessel was safely towed into the port of Tarragona. Spanish report with photo: https://www.diarimes.com/es/noticias/tarragona/2019/09/17/salvamento_maritimo_tarragona_remolca_pesquero_por_una_averia_motor_68816_1091.html
The "BBC Volga", enroute from Port Colborne to Montreal, allided with the wall while entering the Lock No. 1 of the Welland Canal in Port Weller, on Aug 25, 2018, at 03.15 a.m. No damages to the vessel or the lock were reported. The ship sailed from Welland Canal at 07.15 a.m.
The Hoylake lifeboat was called in the night of Sep 15, 2019, after the "NSL Challenger" with seven people on board suffered mechanical difficulties and was drifting into the Burbo turbine area just north of the Burbo in Liverpool Bay after a rope had fouled its drives. The ship was making slow progress into the Mersey with reduced power after earlier attempts by another vessel to establish a tow line had been unsuccessful. The Hoylake RNLI launched the Shannon class lifeboat 'Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood', arriving at the location within 20 minutes. The lifeboat escorted the catamaran until its engines had to be shut down just off Crosby. The skipper asked to be taken under tow by the lifeboat as it was now drifting in the Mersey’s busy shipping channel. With a tow line secured the lifeboat then towed the vessel into the river where they waited together for access to the Liverpool dock system through Langton Lock. After other commercial marine traffic had left the lock at 11.30 p.m. the lifeboat brought the wind farm boat into Canada No. 2 Dock where it was berthed safely onto the quayside in the early morning of Sep 16. The Hoylake lifeboat left the dock two hours later. It was washed down and made ready for service again by 4.25 a.m. Report with photo: https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/17907160.hoylake-rnli-action-wind-farm-boat-loses-power-near-merseys-busy-shipping-lanes/
Emergency response operations for the capsized "Golden Ray" in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, resumed in full on Sep 16 with teams deploying response equipment and continuing salvage operations. Operations had been suspended with the approach of tropical storm Humberto. The U.S. Coast Guard was leading the investigation into what caused the ship to capsize after it departed the Port of Brunswick. Theere were approximately 160 local, state and federal responders here to protect public health and the environment. Specialists were actively monitoring air quality around the vessel and surrounding areas. No impacts on air quality have been detected to date. Response teams are actively canvassing multiple shorelines to identify environmental impacts and ensure boom is optimally deployed. Commercial traffic in the Port of Brunswick has resumed on a case by case basis.
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 15.09.19
The "World Explorer" which left Hamburg on Sep 14, 2019, which left Hamburg on Sep 14 destined to Amrum, List und Heligoland with the intention of tendering the passengers ashore, skipped the calls in List and Amrum due to stormy weather and trouble with the stabilisators and could not tender in Heligoland. It diverted to Esbjerg where it berthed on Sep 16 at 9 a.m. Some passengers left the ship. One man was said to have been slightly injured when he fell out of his bunk in the swell of four meters. The ship berthed in Bremerhaven on Sep 17 at 8 a.m. before returning to Hamburg on Sep 18.
arrived Alang Anchorage 17.09.19
The "Hulin" was detained by Lebanese Authorities, on Sep 2, 2019, at the Beirut anchorage, at request of Libyan Authorities on activities related to previous operations in Libya in 2016. By Sep 17, the ship remained moored in pos. 33° 54.91' N 035° 31.17' E.
Baleària and Ardentia Marine started disassembling the sections of the "Pinar del Río" in Dénia again. The work was now focused on collecting all the parts that have come off the ship due to the swell of the recent storms in the area of the breakwater. As soon as all these parts have been removed, the rest of the ship will be sectioned with specialized machinery for subsequent transfer and recycling. The Maritime Captainy and the Port Authority Valenciana gave the approval of these works end of last week, in which the specialized company Varadero Vinarós, SL will also collaborate and be responsible for the treatment of the remains at its plant authorized recycling. Thanks to the fact that the mooring system was reinforced in a preventive manner, the ship remained in its position which has not changed despite the storm of the last week. However, the stern of the ferry has deteriorated because of the state of the sea. Report with photo: https://www.lasprovincias.es/marina/balearia-ardentia-marine-20190916161816-nt.html
As expected the departure of the "Carnival Sunrise" from New York City on Sep 16 has been impacted by hurricane Humberto. On Sep 18 the ship will call to the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. The ship was still planning on sailing to Bermuda once the Hurricane passes.
arrived Aliaga Anchorage 15.09.19
Beached at Chittagong 17.09.19
On the IJmeer two kilometers off Uitdam, a fire broke out in the engine room of the "Friso", 68 gt (EU-No.: 02318398), on Sep 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. The crew failed to extinguish the fire and decided to close all windows and doors and fled onto the pushed barge which was loaded with grain. Smoke was billowing out of the superstructure. The fire brigade Marken and the KNRM Marken were alerted. At 2:40 p.m. the Coastguard ordered everyone to be evacuated. Fire boats and lifeboats which had attended took distance from the burning ship as the gas oil tanks were already glowing. According to the crew of the lifeboats, the crew did not leave the barge. The barge 'Provolare' which was nearby provided assistance as well as the work ship 'Chelsea B'. The ships which had a pump on board began to cool the deck of the internally burning tug RIBs approached and sprayed water over the deck. Around 2.50 p.m. the fire brigade from Uitdam arrived with the lifeboat 'Frans Verkade' of the KNRM. The tug was taken int tow by the fishing vessel "De Twee Gebroeders" and pulled northwards slowly, to enable the fire fighters to work smoke-free. The starboard side of the cabin was furhterd cooled by several ships. Around 3.10 p.m. the windows cracked and more smoke came out. The fire boat 'Jan van der Heijden 4' arrived from Amsterdam around 4.20 p.m. to provide assistance and to extinguish the engine room carefully with foam. When the 'RWS 25' of Rijkswaterstaat also arrived, the vessel was already well outside the fairway, so that the passing ship traffic was not affected. The fire fighters managed to gain control of the fire at 5.45 p.m. with 15 tons foam to avoid an oil pollution. Corps from all over the region had been busy to bring the foam to the tug which were carried to the scene by the fire boats of Amsterdam and Zaanstreek-Waterland. As far as was known, no oil got into the water. Rijkswaterstaat was present to combat any water pollution. Dutch reports with photos: https://www.noordhollandsdagblad.nl/cnt/dmf20190916_69694229/vrachtschip-in-brand-op-markermeer-vuur-onder-controle-update?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/252991/brand-op-duwboot-markermeer-veel-rook-uit-machinekamer https://binnenvaartkrant.nl/grote-brand-op-duwboot-geblust https://regiopurmerend.nl/2019/09/16/brand-in-machinekamer-van-duwboot-op-markermeer/
Beached at Alang 17.09.19
According to the lawyers associated with the admiralty suit No. 01 of 2019, the High Court of Balochistan, the court could not proceed on Sep 13 and adjourned to Sep 27, 2019 to hear the proceeding against the "Royal Arsenal". In the meanwhile, the vessel will remain under arrest at the Gadani Shipyard in Balochistan.
The "Queen of Oak Bay" was delayed 1,5 hours at Departure Bay in the afternoon of Sep 16, 2019, after a medical emergency experienced by one passenger which required immediate attention. The "Queen of Oak Bay" was slated to sail at 1:15 p.m. from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal, but didn’t leave until 2:20 p.m. B.C. Ferries was asking that customers with reservations check in at the terminal in accordance with their scheduled sailing time.
The "Carnival Pride" was currently sailing an altered itinerary due to hurricane Humberto with a call at Grand Turk and Amber Cove instead if its original scheduled cruise to Bermuda. Guests are being offered a 25% off future cruise credit. The vessel will arrive back in Baltimore as normal on Sep 22.
After the "Ocean Viking" was allowed to disembark the 82 remaining migrants on board at Lampedusa, the ship was now ready to embark on its next mission. The migrants were allowed to leave the ship after an agreement had been reached between Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and Luxembourg, with Italy, France and Germany taking in 24 migrants each, Portugal accepting eight and Luxembourg two. In an overnight operation, the migrants were taken to the island using smaller boats of the Italian Coastguard. Italian authorities subsequently carried out identity and medical checks on the group of sub-Saharan African migrants after they disembarked on Lampedusa. The majority of them had spent more than six days at sea. 50 of the migrants had been picked up almost a week earlier, while 34 were taken in during the week. A heavily pregnant woman and her husband had been allowed to leave the vessel to seek medical attention in Malta earlier in the week. The woman has since given birth. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi meanwhile welcomed the development, saying this was an "important step" towards finding an agreement between EU nations for clear regulations for the disembarkation and distribution of migrants. Speaking at an international peace conference in Madrid, he declared that things were looking more hopeful for resolving migration issues within the EU. He felt that the new Italian government seemed more motivated to see the bigger picture and stop focusing on the smaller details.
Two elderly British passengers died aboard the "Marella Explorer" while enroute from Iceland to Dublin on Sep 15, 2019. Both cases were treated as not suspicious. One of the elderly men was travelling on his own while the other was on board with a relative. The deaths were not being considered as suspicious. The deceased were on the final leg of their journey and were expected to return to Southampton after spending a final day in Dublin. The Dublin City Coroner will be taking care of post mortems on the two bodies at the city mortuary. The passenger’s relatives were making arrangements to bring their remains back to the UK. The Former Lord Mayor Nial Ring offered his sympathies to the pensioners’ families.