Fire on board Trawler Solombala while undergoing repair works
Trawler Solombala (782 gt, built 1988), experienced fire, while undergoing its repair works in the Port of Archangel, at 0800 hrs, today. The fire broke out in one of the cabins on the vessel. Twenty eight personnel along with seven fire fighting appliances fought the fire, which was extinguished at 0850 hrs. The damages were restricted to the cabin measuring 3 metres x 4 metres. No injuries were reported by the crew members or the fire fighters
At Least 42 Drowned in Lake Victoria Ferry Sinking, Officials Say Death Toll Could Top 200
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn on Friday with 42 people confirmed dead.
Initial estimates showed that the MV Nyerere was carrying more than 300 people onboard. It went down in the afternoon just a few meters from the dock in Ukerewe district, according to national ferry services operator TEMESA said.
But it was hard to establish the precise number of passengers on board since the person dispensing tickets had also drowned with the machine recording the data lost.
angladesh Meteorological Department has issued marine warning, today, Sept. 20,2018. It asked the Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox?s Bazar, Mongla and Payra to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No.3, as the depression over East-central Bay and adjoining area moved west north-westwards and lies over the west-central Bay and adjoining area. It was centred at 0900 hrs, about 700 kilometres southwest of Chittagong port, 655 kilometres southwest of Cox?s Bazar port, 580 kilometres south-southwest of Mongla port and 575 kilometres south-southwest of Payra port. It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwestern direction. Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay and adjoining area. Maximum sustained wind speed within 44 kilometres of the depression centre is about 40 kilometres per hour rising to 50 kilometres per hour in gusts/squalls. Sea will remain moderate near the depression centre. Squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.