On March 23 two divers from the SAR team successfully entered the "JBB Rong Chang 8" and were able to install CCTV cameras to monitor the situation. The divers were unable to find the missing crew members but officials believed they were in the engine room, which is in the center part of vessel. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director-general Vice Admiral, Datuk Zulkifili Abu Bakar stated that the vessel has been moved three miles from where it originally capsized to a shallow area as to not endanger the lives of the victims possibly trapped inside during rescue operations.
The "Charlie" suffered problems with a piston ring in position 51 34.64N, 01 57.52E, 22,8 nautical miles from north Foreland on March 21, 2018. The vessel notified the Dover Coastguard CNIS at 4.23 p.m. It left the traffic separation scheme and headed to the Tongue Anchorage, where it moored at 9 p.m. to effect repairs The vessel was loaded with 30.500 tonnes and bound from Muuga to Paranagua. On March 22 it was back under way, ETA Apr 8.
While leaving the Kandla port, Gujarat, enroute to Suez, the cargo m/v "Pac Seginus"(IMO: 9443358), was in allision with the anchored "Nautical Global XVI" - which was in cold layup - on Kandla OTB anchorage - on March 22, 2018, at 05.15 a.m. The tanker lost its port side anchor and went adrift, having a close call with the anchored tanker "Tiger Integrity" (IMO: 9760574) before being brought under control and anchored again. Apart from the lost anchor she also suffered ballast tank damages. The cargo vessel was anchored near the collision site after the accident.
While leaving the Kandla port, Gujarat, enroute to Suez, the "Pac Seginus" was in allision with the anchored tanker "Nautical Global XVI" - which was in cold layup - on Kandla OTB anchorage on March 22, 2018, at 05.15 a.m. The tanker lost its port side anchor and went adrift, having a close call with the anchored tanker "Tiger Integrity" (IMO: 9760574) before being brought under control and anchored again. Apart from the lost anchor she also suffered ballast tank damages. The cargo vessel was anchored near the collision site.
Wreck moored at the quay, hatches being towed to Le Havre
On March 22 at 1:28 p.m., the hull of the "Britannica Hav" was pulled into the port of Le Havre by the "Abeille Liberté" after the maritime prefect had decided to allow the ship to enter port, after consultation with the District Prefect and the Prefect Seine Maritime, in agreement with the authorities of the Port of Le Havre.
The reception in the port of Le Havre was carried out within the framework of the procedure of "harbor refuge" provided by the ORSEC to ships in difficulty.
The procedure required a perfect coordination between the actors operating at sea under the authority of the maritime prefect and ashore under the responsibility of the Prefect Seine Maritime.
For the towing operation, besides the means of the Préfecture Maritime were mobilized the command chain of the port captain, three Boluda tugs, two mooring boats, the port pilot company and two boats of the Marine Police to secure the convoy.
At 5.5 p.m. a group of mine divers of the Navy base in Cherbourg finished cutting off the mast and various superstructures so they may not interfere with the maneuver of turning the ship at a later stage.
Oil booms were installed after the docking manoever in presence of officers of the SDIS 76. After a technical assessment of the condition of the vessel, a strategy for turning the ship will have to be developed by the shipowner in the coming days under the control of the port authority and the state services which remained mobilized.
One of the lost hatches was being towed by the "Sea Bulldog" and was 25 nautical miles north of Le Havre in the evening. Another was being towed by the "Kermor" with the support of the PSP "Flamant", being 44 nautical miles north of Le Havre, a third was monitored by the emergency tug "Abeille Languedoc" 25 nautical miles north of Antifer. It was to be taken in tow by the "Mustang".
The destination of these tows was the port of Le Havre.
The coordination of the operation was transferreed from the Maritime Prefect of the Channel and the North Sea to that of the Prefect Seine-Maritime from the moment the wreck had entered the port of Le Havre.
French reports with photos and video:
The Helle Saj" capsized, but did not sink, while working near Thyborøn harbour on March 17, 2018. On the way to a dumping ground the vessel touched bottom, causing it to list 90 deg to port side. However, it drifted in the current towards the Limfjord quay and, when in deeper water with a depth of eight metres, it corrected the list to around 45 deg. In the meantime the Thyborøn lifeboat "Martha Lerche"had arrived on the scene and was able to push the "Helle Saj" toward the quayside, where external help arrived. That combination made it possible to fasten the vessel to the quay and later empty it of its cargo of sand/silt taken from the seabed. The workshop in the forepart of the vessel was filled with water and the excavator on the foredeck was drowned. The aft with engine-room, accommodation and wheelhouse sustained only minor damage from ingress of water. Presently the vessel was still lying at Thyborøn awaiting assessment of damages. It leftport on May 18 at 08.400 a.m.
After the berthing of the "Glory Hongkong" at the Vene-Balti port in Tallinn on March 10, pumping of water from the engine-room was resumed and was completed on March 15. The main engine and other machinery which was flooded have now been partially disassembled for inspection and overhaul. A superintendent, representing the owners, was expected to visit the vessel during the course of this week. Thereafter the scope of repair work and estimated time of completion of same will be agreed.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Tanker)
On March 21, 2018, at 7.54 a.m. the bulkcarrier "Chorus", approaching Sao Luiz anchorage and searching for am anchor position, allided with the bow of the "TRF Memphis, which was anchored in pos. 02 23 52.95S, 44 16 50.47W, at anchorage 4 off Sao Luiz. No leaks, pollution or injuries were reported by either vessel.