Collision near Umea
The "Aura", being in tow of the icebreaker "Sisu", was in collision with the "BBC Virginia" near Umea, in pos. 63 47.5N, 21 36.2E, on March 19, 2018, at 1.40 p.m. The "Aura" was holed below the waterline in the area of its stern, and the "BBC Virginia", was holed over an area one metre by four metres, above the waterline in the area of the bow. The "Sisu" arrived at Kokkola on March 20 at 12.25 p.m. The "BBC Virginia" berthed in Umea on March 20 short past midnight, and the "Aura" berthed in Vaasa on March 20 at 4 a.m. and docked at the Turku Repair Yard Ltd. in Naantali on March 23 for repairs.
Heavy load carrier sank fairway buoy off Lubmin
On June 30, 2017, at 6.10 a.m. the "Aura" allided with the fairway buoy L2 SE of Ruegen island. The unloaded ship had sailed from Gdynia on June 29 to load a cargo of crane parts in the industrial port of Lubmin. Strong winds and currents diverted the vessel from its course, and it hit the buoy with the port side stern. The buoy was sunk. In the midday hours the police Wolgast investigated the accident, and the master had to pay a safety fine of 228,50 Euro. The ship left Lubmin on July 1 at 10.15 a.m. bound to Rostock, where it arrived at 8.30 p.m. and was meanwhile underway to Antwerp, ETA July 4, 10 p.m.
NSW Charters recently refurbished Cable Laying Vessel MV Aura
On Oct. 17, 2012, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Cable, received a newly refurbished DP2 cable laying vessel under a long term charter agreement from the vessel management company Meriaura. The vessel M/V Aura has been refurbished to the exact specifications of NSW and will greatly enhance its ability to install subsea energy cable. More to read at http://www.seanews.com.tr/article/TURSHIP/ENERGY/88141/-Cable-Laying--Charters--europe--Germany--MV-Aura--News-by-topic--NSW--vessel./Upload News