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Engine trouble off Folkestone
The "Aller" with a crew of seven on board suffered problems with the injector 5.5 miles from Folkestone, in position 50 59 43.8 N, 001 14 43.2 E, on July 14 2019. The ship dropped anchor outside of the traffic separation scheme to change its injector. The vessel also needed to change a cylinder head. Repairs were completed on July 15 at 04.45 a.m. The vessel lifted its anchor, but the repair was not sufficient, the anchor has been redeployed and the problem was being investigated. MEanwhile the ship resumed its voyage from Brake to Bermeo, ETA July 18.
Captain taken to hospital after arm fracture
In a fall on the "Aller", which was enroute from Gibraltar to Horsens, the captain suffered an arm fracture on April 23, 2019. At 1.30 pm, the traffic center of the Kiel Canal informed the marine police in Brunsbüttel about the accident. The man had slipped on the wet deck which had just been cleaned. Representatives of the shipowner met the man in the Brunsbüttel lock and took him to a hospital. After the accident investigation the Transport Association allowed the ship to transit the canal to Kiel with a special permission of the flag state where a relieving captain embarked on the ship.Upload News