The "Pola Kalista", which was stuck in the ice near the Palace Bridge om St. Petersburg for three days, has left the Neva waters after being freed from ice captivity by the icebreaker 'Nevskaya Zastava' on Dec 3, 2023. For the vessel, the Palace and Blagoveshchensky bridges had to be opened unscheduled. On Nov 30 the “Pola Calista” made an emergency stop at the Summer Garden as the ship's path was blocked by a stuck floating crane. Then the ship itself froze into the ice. After being free again, it reached Kronshtadt at 1.45 p.m. UTC. Report with photos: https://sanktpeterburg.bezformata.com/listnews/plena-suhogruza-pola-kalista/124845293/
The 'CMA CGM Paranagua' suffered a failure of two main engine blowers in Detroit d'Honguedo, Quebec, in pos. 48 48 33.2 N, 062 41 07.6 W, about 23,1 nautical miles southwest of Pointe Sud on Nov 27, 2023, at 03.45 a.m. UTC. The vessel was stopped, and one blower was repaired while it was adrift, before it resumed the voyage at a reduced speed.
The 'Geo Barents' docked at the port of Taranto in the morning of Dec 3 for the disembarkation of 44 people who have been rescued in recent days in international waters from two fiberglass boats. Among them werefour children under the age of 3, four women and some unaccompanied minors. The first assistance and medical care was coordinated by the Prefecture with the help of the Red Cross, the Municipality and Civil Protection. The migrants were taken to the hotspot for photo-marking and subsequent sorting to other destinations.No critical issues have been reported, although several refugees appeared particularly distressed. Report with photo: https://www.ansa.it/puglia/notizie/2023/12/03/nave-geo-barents-a-taranto-sbarca-44-migranti_eb75380f-3bb5-4c6b-a40c-9e2897e4cc44.html
The 'Algoma Strongfield' suffered a failure of its main engine's air control system and loss of propulsion in the St. Lawrence River off Montreal, Quebec, in pos. 45 35 55.9 N, 073 30 15.2 W, about 0,31 nautical miles northnortheast of Poulier de la Longue Pointe, on Nov 26, 2023, at 3 a.m. EST. The crew assessed the issue while the vessel was adrift, and it resumed its voyage after troubleshooting.
After the arrival of the 'Humanity 1' in Crotone on Dec 2, the Italian authorities have detained the ship in the evening for 20 days, and a fine was also imposed. There was initially no official information about this from the Italian coast guard. The crew of the "Humanity 1" was informed of the arrest after they rescued around 200 boat migrants. The authorities accuse the organization of having previously ignored the instructions of the so called Libyan coast guard to leave the area during a rescue operation. During the operation, 46 people who were already in the water, have been rescued. The Italian authorities, in turn, claimed that the crew was responsible for the migrants escaping from the Libyan coast guard and jumping into the water. SOS Humanity denied the allegations and announced that it will take legal action.