On May 15, 2019, the "U 36" touched a rock when departing from the Norwegian naval base Haakonsvern south of Bergen. One of the blades of the X-rudder suffered damage. Divers inspected the damage. Their photos were later analyzed at the home base in Eckernförde and an investigation into the accident was launched by the German Navy. It happened when the submarine backed off its berth and was about to switch to forward speed. The rudder could still be moved, and the boat returned to the port with own power. It was due to sail to Eckernförde in the forthcoming days. "U 36" had participated in manoevers since January.
The "Grande Europa" was due to be towed to the port of Valencia in the afternoon of May 20. The Maritime Captaincy expected to receive the towing plan of the company contracted by Grimaldi in the run of the day. The ship was to be taken to Valencia by the tug "V.B. Supernacho" (IMO: 9289269) within 1,5 days with a speed of 3,5 knots. Inspectors had been monitoring the preparitions throughout the weeken. In the morning of May 20 the Maritime Captaincy has received the certificate from the Security Agency as they have successfully completed the works of extinction in the ship.
The Port of Quebec will finally be able to get rid of the "Ethan" that has been abandoned for nearly 2,5 years by its owner. The Federal Court has just ruled in favor of the Port and ordered the sale of the ship, which belonged to D & D Investments. The company stopped paying port dues and since then the ship has been abandoned in Quebec City. The Port of Quebec continued to provide drinking water and electricity services to the vessel since two sailors, one from the Caribbean, the other from the Ukraine, were still living on board and taken care of since by the House of the Sailor. Only one company made an offer, the Gambia's Jah Multi Industrial has pledged US $ 150,000. The assignment could be quick, if the company pays and succeeds in making the "Ethan" fit for navigation. Creditors have time until the end of June to come forward otherwise. The Court must now complete the sale process. French report with photo: https://www.lesoleil.com/actualite/port-de-quebec-vivre-pendant-trois-ans-dans-un-navire-abandonne-04cb140f1b9710663ea80dfe66babfe5
A sick passenger of the "Mein Schiff 5" was medevaced by a Sea King helicopter of the German navy on May 19, 2019, on the Northsea. He was taken to the West Coast hospital in Heide for further treatment. The cruise ship was enroute from Greenock to Hamburg at that time.
The "Navin Hawk" leaked oil while receiving bunker from the "Necati Alpagül" on Kumkapı roads on May 19, 2019, at noon. Some hundred liters of fuel leaked duzring the refuelling operation. Oil barriers were laid out around the ships so the oil was prevented from spreading. An investigation was initiated by the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Istanbul Municipality. Turkish report with photo: https://www.denizhaber.net/kumkapida-yakit-ikmali-yapan-gemiden-denize-yakit-sizdi-haber-88511.htm
The "Alliance" ran aground off the port of Santo Domingo in the morning of May 17, 2019, 400 yards from the coast in the area of Guibia off the George Washington Avenue. The steel-laden vessel was ooming from the port of Novorossiysk and was scheduled to enter Santo Domingo on May 21 at 06:00 a.m. She had arrived in Dominican waters five days in advance, so it was decided to anchor without prior authorization but got stuck on a beach in front of Guibia. The captain of the ship requested help from the Dominican Navy on May 17 at 4:00 p.m. The ship was refloated in the morning of May 18 and moored in pos. 18° 27.48' N 069° 52.98' W. Spanish report with photo: https://www.elperiodico.com.do/buque-varado-frente-al-malecon-de-santo-domingo-espera-remolcadores/
The barge "Locar V" of the Locar Guindastes e Transportes Intermodais (built 2009), being loaded with the two platform modules 15 and M 16 of the FPSO "P 71", partially sank on May 18, 2019, at 8 p.m. in position 26 02 S 047 34 W, 120 km off the coast of Itajaí. She was being under tow of the "TS Favorito", bound from Itajai to Espírito Santo when the barges were wrecked about 120 km off the coast of Itajaí. No injuries, no pollution was reported. The "P-71" is the last of the six FPSOs contracted by Petrobras. Initially, it would have its hull built by the Ecovix group at the Rio Grande Shipyard, but the contract was canceled with 30% of the works completed. The hull being built in China, but the modules were to be integrated in Aracruz by the Jurong Aracruz Shipyard. The tug remained stable and was monitoring the "Locar V" and its partially submerged and bent cargo in the inclement weather.
The "Carnival Paradise" has come to the rescue of the sailor of a sinking boat on May 18, 2019. The cruise ship was heading back towards its homeport in Tampa, Florida. The boat sent a distress call 13 miles north of Cozumel. The cruise ship diverted and immediately activated its rescue procedures which included the launch of lifeboat 15. The man was found in the water and brought on board the "Carnival Paradise". He was provided with food, water, and medical treatment. A rescue boat arrived from the Mexican Coast Guard to take him back to land. The "Carnival Paradise" was on a 4-night cruise which departed Port of Tampa on May 16. The ship’s only port of call was in Cozumel on May 18. Report with photos: https://www.cruisehive.com/carnival-cruise-ship-rescues-two-sailors-from-sinking-boat/31852
The fire aboard the "Volcan de Teno" was caused by the injection pump, which was being replaced by a new one in Algeciras, as well as other repairs that were being made due to the damage caused by the fire. The intention was that these works could be fully completed on May 20, in order to resume the rotations once the ferry is inspected again by the technicians, who must determine and certify that the vessel is able to return to navigate, and therefore resume the rotations and reconnect Ceuta with Algeciras.
Off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the "Line Charlotte‘ was involved in an incident with the British HSC "Windcat 34" (MMSI: 235101881) which was coming from Rostock and sailing on an Eastbound course, in the morning of May 18, 2019. The ships got so close to each other due to bad visibility, that a 12-millimeter-thick steel hauling rod got entangled in the starboard propeller of the HSC. Also the net winch of the fishing vessel was damaged. The propeller was blocked and the shaft suffered damage. The ship managed to return to Rostock, while the "Line Charlotte" headed towards Gilleleje. The water police Rostock launched an investigation.
Four days after their rescue 65 migrants have been disembarked from the "Sea Watch 3" in Lampedusa. 18 were allowed to go on shore on May 17, among them seven children, their parents and a sick man. In the evening the remaining 47 followed. The ship was seized by the Italian authorities. The right extremist Italian minister Salvini had warned the ship to enter the Italian territorial waters and refused help for the distressed people before.
On May 19, 2019, at 2.15 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was alerted that a 73-year-old British woman, passenger on board the "Cap Finistère" sailing on the route Santander - Portsmouth, complained of chest pain. The CROSS Jobourg in conjunction with the Toulouse Medical Center for Consultation (CCMM) and the Maritime Medical Coordination SAMU in Le Havre recommended that the patient was to be medevaced as soon as possible. The CROSS Jobourg deployed a Cayman helicopter of the Navy base in Maupertus After recovering a medical team in Querqueville the helicopter headed towards the ship, which was 38 miles west of Guernsey. At 4 p.m., after being conditioned by the medical team on board the ship, the woman was hoisted and taken to the port of Chantereyne Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and then taken to the Pasteur Hospital.
The "Maersk Patras" lost a crew member overboard while taking a pilot on board off Les Escoumins, Quebec, in the Saint Lawrence river estuary on May 19, 2019, around 9.30 a.m. sailing upstream, below Quebec City. The vessel had arrived from Antwerp, being bound for Montreal. An SAR operation was launched which lasted until the evening. The Second Officer, who wasn’t wearing a life jacket, had little chance of survival in 6 C water. The ship resumed its voyage at 7.45 p.m.
Expedition cruise ship BREMEN will be renamed SEASCAPE, when chartered out by Scylla to Polar Latitudes as from 2021. https://www.cruisedeck.de/aus-der-bremen-wird-die-seascape/
A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), some of which face UN sanctions, received a shipment of Turkish armored vehicles and arms on May 18, 2019, which was carried by the "Amazon". The shipment arrived amid the GNA’s efforts to stop the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, from advancing toward the capital, Tripoli. Dozens of Turkish-made BMC Kirpi armored vehicles were discharged in Tripoli port. The vessel had sailed from Samsun. Report with photos: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/north-africa/2019/05/19/Cargo-ship-loaded-with-Turkish-military-vehicles-arrives-in-Tripoli.html
The Underwater Park of Las Grutas has got a new disused vessel with the sinking of the "Chiarpesca" which was placed between 18 meters deep at low tide and about 22 meters during the high tide and at a distance of seven kilometers from the beach of Las Grutas where it will remain next to the "Don Félix" and "Marina Rojamar" which already became part of the park and are visited by divers of different levels. The project seeks to create a park of artificial reefs that will enhance the development of diving activity, initiated in the region at the end of the 90s. It is in charge of the company Cota Cero, the salvage and diving company El Austral, in conjunction with the Government of Río Negro and different institutions of the area. The "Chiarpesca" was the third of the four ships that it is planned to submerge during the first stage of building of the artificial reef of the Underwater Park that once finished will become the largest in South America. The initiative was declared of national tourist interest and by the province of Río Negro. The wreck will allow novice divers to dive from bow to stern without greater risks with a height difference of no more than four meters. In addition, the ship was left with the propeller and the rudder intact. Spanish report with photo: https://www.adnrionegro.com.ar/2019/05/se-amplia-el-parque-subacuatico-de-las-grutas/
Off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the Danish f/v "Line Charlotte‘ (MMSI: 219012607) was involved in an incident with the "Windcat 34" which was coming from Rostock and sailing on an Eastbound course in the morning of May 18, 2019. The ships got so close to each other due to bad visibility, that a 12-millimeter-thick steel hauling rod got entangled in the starboard propeller of the HSC. Also the net winch of the fishing vessel was damaged. The propeller was blocked and the shaft suffered damage. The ship managed to return to Rostock, while the "Line Charlotte" headed towards Gilleleje.
The "Nordic Barakuda" was arrested in Singapore on May 16, 2019. The reason was likely to involve disputes over the payment of goods and services. The arrest was made by the Singapore based Focal Investigation and Security Agency.
The "Andrea Victory" and three other tankers off Fujairah were most likely damaged by underwater drones that placed magnetic mines on the hulls during the past week, according to a secret report on the incidents from the Norwegian War Insurance for Ships. According to the report, it was believed that the drones transported mines with 30-50 kg explosives, which were placed on the ships at the height of the water line. The drones were probably controlled from a nearby vessel. The report also pointed out that it was probably the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that was behind the sabotage as it allegedly previously delivered similar drones to its allies in Yemen. Granat splinters found on the hull of the "Andrea Victory" resembled the shrapnel that was previously left behind from drones used off the Yemen by the Iran-backed Houti militia.
The "Nord Santiago" ran aground on May 16, 2019, around 3 p.m. in Lagoon Dos Patos, Rio Grande do Sul, three hours after departing from Porto Alegre, sailing in ballast, after veering off fairway. The bulk was stuck with a slight to portside until the morning of May 19. It was refloated with the help of two tugs at 10 a.m. and was anchored inside the lagoon. After inspections it resumed the voyage to Sao Francisco do Sul, ETA May 20.