The sailings of the 'Catriona' between Lochranza and Claonaig had to be cancelled on Aug 1, 2021, due to a power supply issue. The technical issue was rectified, and the vessel resumed service on Aug 2 at 7.20 a.m. according to its schedule.
The 'Nissos Sikinos', en route from Novorossyisk to Istanbul, suffered a malfunction of its main engine off the coast of Ambarlı in the morning of Aug 3, 2021. At 4.30 a.m. the ship was safely moored at the anchorage zone of Istanbul in pos. 40° 55.11' N 028° 32.40' E, assisted by a pilot, the Turkish SAR ship 'Nene Hatun' and the tugs 'Kurtarma 7' and 'Kurarma 12', for repairs. Photos: https://twitter.com/kiyiemniyet/status/1422430327407005711
The salvage ships 'Crest Mercury 3', 'Hong Bang 6', 'Olympic Kapuas' and 'Independence' remained anchored in the Tamarin Bay and the vicinity of Rivière-Noire as of Aug 3, still waiting for weather improvement to return to the grounding site of the 'Wakashio' to continue the dismantling operation at the reefs of Pointe d'Esny.
The Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have handed over the 15 rescued crew members of Syrian nationality of the 'Suvari H' to the Karachi Port Trust on Aug 1. All were in good condition. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Navy and PMSA ships were also conducting search and rescue operations for the three missing crew members around the reported position.
The "Ocean Viking" was looking for a safe port to bring 555 migrants rescued from distress ashore. SOS Méditerranée asked all the relevant authorities in Malta, Tunisia, Libya and now Italy on Aug 2. Malta has already refused to accept them, Tunisia and Libya have not reacted. The situation on board was desrcibed as intolerable. Many people suffered from the heavy swell and the oppressive heat with several being seasick. Some have passed out on deck because of the heat and what they have experienced.