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 Hao Xiang 19  (Cargo Ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Freighter capsized, crew rescued
In stormy weather the "Hao Xiang 19" (IMO-No.: 884904) ran aground on a reef off Luxi island, east of Wenzhou in the Zhejiang province, on Sep 25, 2018, at 3 a.m. The ship loaded with steel and with 13 crew members on board, was en route from Taizhou to Wenzhou. SAR ships were sent to assist. The ship developed heavy starboard list caused by hold flooding. Two of the crew managed to abandon ship ina life raft, the rest were trapped on board because all life boats and rafts were were not accessible. By 05.30 a.m. SAR boats managed to take all remaining 11 crew members off the ship, later the two men were recovered from the life raft. The ship capsized.

 Blue Galaxy  (Passenger ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Collision in Piraeus
The ferry "Blue Horizon" was in collision with the "Blue Galaxy" at the port of Piraeus in the night of Sep 24, 2018, during the departure. The ferry with 493 passengers on board was destined for Heraklion, and the "Blue Galaxy" with 603 passengers was headed to Chania. The stern of the "Blue Horizon" touched the starboard side of the "Blue Galaxy"'s bow and created a small dent. The "Blue Horizon" suffered superficial damage to the port side of the aft. Both ships were detained until they were inspected by the attending classification society and received a certificate of airworthiness within about one hour. The "Blue Galaxy" left the port of Piraeus at 10.30 p.m. bound to Souda, the "Blue Horizon" sailed at 10.40 p.m. and berthed in Heraklion on Sep 25 at 8 a.m.

 Blue Horizon  (Passenger ship)
3 hours ago by Timsen

Collision in Piraeus
The "Blue Horizon" was in collision with the "Blue Galaxy" at the port of Piraeus in the night of Sep 24, 2018, during the departure. The ferry with 493 passengers on board was destined for Heraklion, and the "Blue Galaxy" with 603 passengers was headed to Chania. The stern of the "Blue Horizon" touched the starboard side of the "Blue Galaxy"'s bow and created a small dent. The "Blue Horizon" suffered superficial damage to the port side of the aft. Both ships were detained until they were inspected by the attending classification society and received a certificate of airworthiness within about one hour. The "Blue Galaxy" left the port of Piraeus at 10.30 p.m. bound to Souda, the "Blue Horizon" sailed at 10.40 p.m. and berthed in Heraklion on Sep 25 at 8 a.m.

 Glarus  (Cargo Ship)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Nigarian authorities commenced SAR mission for kidnapped crew
The Nigerian Maritime Academy was commencing a search and rescue mission for abducted 12 crew members onboard a "Glarus" which was hijacked off Bonny Island, Rivers State on Sep 22, 2018. The ship was carrying wheat to Port Harcourt when it was attacked. The intruders boarded the "Glarus" by means of long ladders and cut the razor wire on deck 45 nautical miles from Bonny Island in the Niger Delta. They destroyed much of the vessel’s communications equipment. The crew included seven Philippines and one Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia national. On Sep 24 the Director General of the Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside, stated that NIMASA was working closely with the Forward Operation Base and the Falcon Eye of the Nigerian Navy along with other relevant security agencies to ensure the release of the crew members. The Nigerian Navy said that it had begun an investigation that will lead to the rescue of 12 crew members.

 Highlanders  (Passenger ship)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry assisted distressed yacht
The "Highlanders" responded to a distressed sailboat off the coast of Cape Breton on Sep 24, 2018. The skipper had issued an emergency signal at 2.15 p.m. The "Highlanders" had set sail at 11:45 a.m. from Sydney, N.S., and was on its way to Port aux Basques, when the captain of the ferry got a call from the Coastguard about a sailboat in distress about 20 nautical miles north of Sydney. The ferry then shifted course to assist the yacht which had its engine disabled and suffered a hole in the hull just above the water line. At 5:15 p.m. the Canadian Coastguard ship "Spindrift" was able to reach the sailboat and successfully tow it to Sydney. The skipper had refused to leave the struggling vessel. A Cormorant helicopter flew out, but the skipper insisted on staying aboard his boat. The Cormorant landed in Sydney in case the man changed his mind or the state of the sea forced an emergency evacuation. Waves in the area were about three metres high. Report with photos: https://www.cbc.ca/news/c...

 Vierasa Quince  (Fishing Boat)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Water ingress in engine room
The Naval Prefecture Argentine assisted the "Vieirasa Quince" which had suffered water ingress in the engine room on Sep 23, 2018, at noon, at the height of Chubut city off Comodoro Rivadavia. While the crew activated the bilge pumps, the captain alerted the Prefecture which established contact with a fishing vessel operating in the area and coordinated the escort of the "Vieirasa Quince" towards Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz) ensuring permanent communications with both vessels. The Coast Guard deployed the "GC-70 Río de la Plata" and put a helicopter and a plane on standby. The operation ended in the night, once the fishing vessel reached the port safely on Sep 24 at 1.40 a.m. Spanish report with photo: www.necocheanet.c...

 Aquarius 2  (Other Ship)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Paris refuses humanitarian aid ship access to Marseille
The "Aquarius 2", which carries on board 58 rescued migrants, has been refused to dock in Marseille. The French finance minister Brune Le Maire claimed that rescue ships would have to sail to the nearest safe port in accordance with European rules which Marseille was not. Nearer ports were in Italy or Malta. Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau criticized the government in Rome sharp for closing its ports for people in need which violates law and humanity.

 Remoy  (Fishing Boat)
4 hours ago by Timsen

Engine failure off Bodø
In the morning of Sep 25, 2018, the "Remøy" suffered a propulsion loss. The trawler was heading north from Sørarnøya and Lekanger. The failure occurred south of Bodø. The ship managed to return to the port and berthed at the Rønvik industry park short before 11 a.m.

 Kuzma Minin  (Cargo Ship)
5 hours ago by Timsen

20 Russian crew members stranded on detained ship
20 Russian crew members have been stranded since May 15, 2018, on the "Kuzma Minin" in the bulk port of Terneuzen because the shipping company could not meet its payment obligations. The crew can not disembark, because they then renounce wages and other schemes. The Ferns Center Foundation has decided to organize a fundraising campaign, because the crew has been left to its fate and has not had fresh fruit for months, almost no money and also needed all kinds of products. They have to pay their contract or they will no longer receive any wages. The shipping company already has several ships under detention due to major financial problems. For the time being, a solution was not in sight and may take a long time. The collection for the crew started on Sep 24. There were already two bags with groceries ready to be brought on board. Dutch report with photo: https://www.bndestem.nl/z...

 M5  (Sailing vessel)
5 hours ago by Timsen

Super yacht broke lose aling with float in Portland
A strong gust of wind nearly set the "M5" adrift in Portland Harbor on Sep 22, 2018. The sudden and powerful gust at 8:15 a.m. caught the yacht broadside. The vessel had been docked at DiMillo’s Marina since Sep 3. Combined with the incoming tide the force was so great that the vessel ripped a floating dock away from several pilings. The float remained attached on one end, albeit perpendicular to its intended location, preventing the super yacht and several other vessels from being set adrift. The only damage during the incident was to the pilings, some of which were bent and broken. In the morning of Sep 24, a small crane was on site making repairs, and the "M5" was docked at the end of Chandler’s Wharf. Advertisement. Gas and electrical lines to the dock remained intact during the incident, so no fuel spilled into the harbour. The gas lines have been shut down during the repairs. Report with photo: https://www.centralmaine....

 Mein Schiff 6  (Passenger ship)
5 hours ago by Timsen

Cruise ship took aboard two injured fishermen after attack on trawler
One fisherman was dead and another was injured when another person aboard the trawler "Captain Billy Haver" allegedly attacked crew members on Sep 23, 2018. Radio calls from the fishing vessel said the suspect allegedly used a knife or a hammer. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez had got into a fight, and three people were injured. The "Mein Schiff 6" responded to the distress call of the fishing vessel and took the two injured mariners aboard; a doctor pronounced one of them dead. US Coast Guard officials met the trawler, which was about 60 miles east of Nantucket with the patro boat "Legare". The suspect was taken into custody. The matter was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney. The trawler was built in 1996 and is owned by Captain Juan Inc. out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 Osiris  (Coast Guard Ship)
5 hours ago by Timsen

Osiris saved two distressed Golden Globe participants
Four days after he was seriously injured and stranded in the Golden Globe race, Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy was rescued on Sep 24, 2018, by the "Osiris", which had responded to an SOS from a massive joint operation launched by Indian and Australian authorities since the past three days. He was rescued with two zodiacs launched from the vessel. The sailor was caught in a huge storm on Sep 21, 5,020 km from Cape Comorin, India and 3,500 km from Perth, Australia, in the Indian Ocean. His yacht "Thuriya" overturned while he was virtually left paralysed with severe back injuries but managed to relay messages to various authorities from his satphone. Also the Irish race partticipant Gregor McGuckin abandoned his yacht "Hanley Energy Endurance" was was taken aboard the "Osiris". The ketch had capsized in the same storm and lost both masts. McGuckin erected a jury rig and headed towards the "Thuriya" to assist too. Though he was not injured, he decided it was safer to abandon ship once the rescue was near. He was taken aboard 57 miles south of Saint Paul island at 4.15 p.m. Reports with photos: www.ipreunion.com... https://www.newsx.com/nat...

 Arpeggio  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Bulkcarrier saved teenager who was 49 days adrift on a wooden fish trap
The "Arpeggio" has saved Aldi Novel Adilang, an Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed slipped its moorings. He ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. He turned on a lamp every time he sighted another ship. The 18-year-old was rescued off Guam on Aug 31, 2018, about 1,200 miles from his original location, and returned to Indonesia with officials in September. He was employed since age 16 in the one of the world’s loneliest jobs: lamp lighter on a rompong — a wooden raft with a hut on top that’s lit at night to attract fish — which was moored about 78 miles off the coast of North Sulawesi. Supplies including food and fuel for a generator are dropped off about once a week. The minders, who earn $130 a month, communicate with fishing boats by hand-held radio. Adilang’s portable radio proved to be a lifesaver. In the early morning of Aug 31he saw the ship and lighted up the lamp and shouted ‘help’ using the HT. “The ship had passed about one mile but then it turned aronud. The "Arpeggio" contacted the Indonesian mission in Japan when it docked in Tokuyama and officials from the Osaka consulate collected him on Sep 6. He returned to Indonesia on Sep 8. He had been on the raft for one month and 18 days. When it didn’t rain for days he had to soak my clothes in the sea, then I squeezed and drank the water. The boy’s father, Alfian Adilang, said the family is overjoyed at his return but angry with his employer. It was the third time the teen’s raft had drifted. The previous two times it had been rescued by the owner’s ship. The rafts are anchored with ropes, and strong friction caused them to break. Adilang no longer wanted to work on a rompong. Report with photos: https://www.boston.com/ne... https://twitter.com/i/moments/1044424374059622401

 Sacro Cuor 1  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

Beached at Aliaga 24.09.18

 Zhen Hua 13  (Other Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

arrived Gadani anchorage
arrived Gadani anchorage 16.09.18 under New Name Zhen 3

 Vanernsee  (Cargo Ship)
6 hours ago by BerndU

picture from Beaching
picture from Aliaga www.instagram.com...

 Malltraeth Bay  (High-Speed Craft)
6 hours ago by Timsen

Damaged crewboat at Holyhead Boatyard
The "Malltraeth Bay", which had been severely damaged during the storm Emma was actually still high and dry on the quayside at Holyhead Boatyard without repairs having been carried out. Photo: www.shipspotting....

 Natig Aliyev  (Tankship)
6 hours ago by Timsen

New charter found after eight months at anchor
After eight months at anchor, a new charterer has paid wages to the 19 crew members on the 'Natig Aliyef'. The ship may now leave the Danish waters after having been morred more than seven months in Aalbæk Bay. The ship has been under arrest since February, The arrest was triggered by the Eiger Shipping - a subsidiary of the Lukzil oil giant Lukoil. Lukoil had chartered the 'Natig Aliyev' in 2015 and handed the ship to Palmali before the expiration of the agreed time. Eiger Shipping had paid bunkers fir the ship, and in addition had prepaid wages for the ship's crew for a limited period. Several of the 16 Russian and three Ukrainian crew members have not been paid since. With ITF as an intermediary, a new charterer of the ship has now paid out what amounts to 2.6 million Danish crowns, which the crew benefited.

 Alexandra L  (Passenger ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Ferry damaged in Zakynthos
In the early morning of Sep 24, 2018, the "Alexandra L" allided with the quay in Zakynthos upon entering the port, coming from Kyllini. There was damage to both the ship and the quay. There were no injuries among the 51 passengers. The ship which had suffered damage at port side, remained sidelined waiting for the technicians to repair the damage and to certify its condition. Passengers who had a ticket for this ship were served by other ships of the line. Greek report with photos: www.athensmagazin...

 Topman  (Other Ship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Eight Indian sailors stranded without wages
Eight Indian sailors have been stranded without wages for nine months aboard the "Topman" that entered Dubai waters in November 2017. The crew members of the ship that is docked at berth No. 13 in Dubai Maritime City (DMC) claimed that their company has abandoned them without providing wages and enough food and fuel. They have been paid only one month’s salary since they reached Dubai waters and also alleged that there was minimal supply of food and drinking water and they had been supplied food twice by Nautical Institute UAE. As they were running out of fuel, they also started rationing fuel for night and have been spending the daytime under a tarpaulin roof they made on the deck since Sep 21, 2018. The sailors raised the concern that they could not leave the ship since they do not have the UAE visas. The ship’s MLC complaint certificate and all the firefighting appliances have expired. The crew has approached various authorities for getting their pending wages and early repatriation. In the latest mail sent on Sep 24, the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) of the UAE warned the Indian owner of the ship that the company’s activities will be banned in the UAE by Sep 27 if he did not provide a plan to sort out the sailors’ issues. An executive from the company’s representative office in Sharjah said the company was facing a financial crisis and would be able to make the full payment of the pending wages only after selling the vessel. The emails from the Panama Consulate in Dubai indicated that the mission was trying to assist the company to sell off the ship and was ready to arrange tickets and visas for the sailors if they wished to fly home before receiving the full payment. The mission had been in constant touch with both crew members and the company to resolve the issue. They were also in touch with the FTA and the Panama Consulate to resolve the issues of sea-fares of the ship. Report with photo: https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/8-indian-sailors-stranded-on-ship-without-wages-for-9-months-in-dubai-1.2282188

 Vostok  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Tanker caught in collapsing dock
The aft section of Floating Dock No.169 collapsed with the "Vostok" and the "Pioner Nikolaeva" inside at Slavyanka Port on Sep 19, 2018. No damage was reported, and the vessel could be pulled out of the sunken dock at 05.30 a.m. and meanwhile left the port of Slavyanka, headed to Vladivostok.

 Continental  (Tankship)
7 hours ago by Timsen

Medevac off Richards Bay
On Sep 24, 2018, at 09.52 a.m. the NSRI Richards Bay duty crew launched the lifeboatr "Spirit of Round Table II" following a request for medical assistance from the "Continental", that was heading towards Richards Bay at the time, and at that stage 10 nautical miles from shore, reporting a Scandinavian crewman suffering acute stomach pains. On arrival on the scene, four miles off Richards Bay, an NSRI paramedic and an NSRI maritime extraction team was put aboard the ship. The patient was stabilised and transferred onto the lifeboat using the man basket. The patient, accompanied by an interpreter, was brought to the sea rescue base and was transported to hospital by Ice Medical ambulance services in a stable condition for further treatment. Report with photos: www.nsri.org.za/2...

 Porto  (Passenger ship)
8 hours ago by Over_the_ocean

PORTO sold to breakers
Cruise ship has been sold to breakers in Turkey and is expected to be towed from Lisbon to Aliaga in October cruisedeck.de/kre...

 Victoria Of Wight  (Passenger ship)
18 hours ago by Timsen

New ferry hit by technical snag
The "Victoria of Wight" was briefly stranded in the Solent in the afternoon of Sep 24, 2018, due to an electrical fault. The 3.30 p.m. sailing from Portsmouth was delayed by 15 minutes following a minor technical fault during the journey to Fishbourne. The ship slowed for a few minutes and the master informed customers on board. Following the incident, the 4.30 p.m. sailing from Fishbourne was cancelled. The "Victoria of Wight" made her way back to Portsmouth. She will not be in service on Sep 25 because of a scheduled crew training.

 S-bronco  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

In the morning of Sep 24, 2018, the bulkcarrier "Star Grip" broke lose from its mooring at the pier in Brake. The ship allided with the berthed "S Bronco" which sustained slight damage, some scratches and grazed paint. It could leave the port bound to Port Canaveral at 5.15 p.m., ETA Oct 9. The "Star Grip" then drifted into the fairway of the Weser. The crew managed to start the engine and hold the ship within the fairway against current and wind. Around midday pilot boarded the ship, and the tugs "Bugsier 1" and "Bugsier 6" were called from Bremerhaven to take the ship in tow in Golzwarden. At 2 p.m. it was moored at the North Pier in Brake. German reports and photos: https://forum-schiff.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=55#p152277 https://nord24.de/wesermarsch/schiff-reisst-von-pier-in-brake-los-kollision https://www.nwzonline.de/...

 Arklow Resolve  (Cargo Ship)
19 hours ago by Timsen

Freighter under tow to Fowey
After a gearbox failure on Sep 24 in the English Canal 57 miles south of Plymouth with 4.726 tons fertilizer bound to Sevilla on board, the British tug "MTS Indus" (IMO: 8884830) took the vessel in tow in pos. 49 31 06 N 004 00 06 W at 8 a.m. bound to Fowey. The ship initially was headed from Gothenburg to Sevilla, ETA Sep 27, but had suffered an engine breakdown. It arrived off Fowey on Sep 25 at 8 a.m., and the intention was to take it alongside on Sep 26 at 6 a.m.

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