The "Morning Dawn", 560 gt (built 1988) ran aground at the North Pier in Fraserburgh harbour, when transiting between the South and North Harbours on March 5, 2018. The Harbour Authority was contacted to ascertain whether Coast Guard assistance was required. They advised that the vessel was being recovered by the harbour pilot vessel and another fishing vessel, the local fishing boat "BF 24 - Serenity" skippered by Gordon Hadden. The RNLI boat “Willie and May Gall” escorted the "Morning Dawn", with the “Serenity” also providing an escort, safely back to the harbour where the Harbour Pilot Boat was ensuring that the “Morning Dawn” was safely moored at 12.37, UTC, with Search and Rescue assets being stood down. The Fraserburgh RNLI reported seeing no visible pollution around the vessel.
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The "Mayssan" amd the assets of Hapag-Lloyd in the port of Beirut as well as all empty containers at the port's yard were to be detained as a precautionary measure until the owners of the assets deposited at the Court of Beirut a bank guarantee issued by a Lebanese bank amounting to US$12.6 million. Additionally, on Mar 2, 2018, the judge had allowed to discharge the containers destined to Beirut. Up to this moment, the vessel is idle in Beirut Roads. . The ship had arrived at Beirut on Feb 28 to discharge 500 TEUs and load 365 TEUs. After the merger of UASC and Hapag-Lloyd, the latter opted to abruptly dismiss the ship agent of UASC, namely AKAK marine without negotiating a compromise for smooth divorce. As such AKAK Marine had obtained an arrest court order to secure payment of 13.6 million USD due from Owners.
The "Hung Shun 1" which on Feb 24, 2018, caught fire to the north of the Falkland Islands capital Stanley, was towed outside the Islands Conservation zone on March 4. All 58 crew members were swiftly and safely evacuated to another fishing vessel, the "Lung Soon Fa 1", which was in the area at that time. The reefer vessel "Tai Fu 3" took the drifting Hung Shun 1 safely under tow on the morning of March 3 with assistance from the Fishery Patrol Vessel "Protegat". Both the reefer and jigger exited Falkland Islands Conservation zones in the afternoon heading north.
The cause of the fire was still yet to be established, although there is some speculation that the fire was caused due to an electrical fault.
The towing of the drifting jigger was coordinated by the Falklands' Fishing Operations team plus JK Marine, the local agents, as well as Yuh Fong Marine Products Co. Ltd who own and operate the jigger.
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One container lost from the "Maersk Shanghai" contained nearly 2,700 kilograms of sulfuric acid, a chemical commonly used to produce fertilizer. The environmental threat appeared minimal because sulfuric acid dissolves in saltwater. The ship has anchored off Charleston, South Carolina, on March 6 at 8 a.m. where officials were assessing the situation. The Coast Guard has found four of the containers floating offshore. It wasn't immediately reported what other containers held.
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