The Rhodes Port Authority was informed in the morning of May 27, 12022, by the Captain of the 'Dodekanisos Express' about a mechanical damage to the starboard side main engine en route from Rhodes to Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Lipsi and Patmos with 137 passengers on board. The ship returned unassisted to the port of Rhodes, where it disembarked its passengers safely and then was barred from sailing until the damage was repaired and a certificate of seaworthiness was presented by the ship's monitoring bclassification society. Then the ship set sail on its approved route.
The 'Blume' berthed at the port of Martas for cargo discharge operations. Subsequently, the vessel was towed to Tuzla, where it arrived at the anchorage on May 25. It will be entering a shipyard upon completion of the arrival formalities. The tug 'Ayaz Bey' (IMO: 7531670) was standing by with the ship which remained moored in pos. 40° 50.22' N 029° 15.05' E as of May 27.
The 'Trisakti Adinda', during the crossing of the Bali Strait en route from Ketapang Harbour with 30 passengers on board, was swept away by the current and ran aground near Gilimanuk Harbour on May 27, 2022. When approaching Gilimanuk Harbour while waiting for the permission to dock at the LCM pier, the ship was dragged by the current and ran aground in shallow waterat around 05.20 a.m. WITA. In order to keep the ship from shift to even shallower waters, the captain then lowered the front ramp about 400 meters from the shoreline. Attempts to refloat with own power failed, because the sea water receded. At 07.35 a.m. WITA, the Jembrana SAR Team attended with five pepople. The passengers, most of whom were drivers, were not evacuated. After three hours, at 08.35 a.m. the ferry refloated with the high tide and docked at 08.45 a.m. All passengers were directed to the Asdp Gilimanuk VIP room to be checked for their condition and given consumption. Report with photo: https://www.balipuspanews.com/terseret-arus-kmp-trisakti-adinda-kandas-di-lampu-merah.html
The fire aboard the 'La Dolce Vita' on March 16, 2021, off Key West last year was likely caused by an electrical fire in the engine room, according to the NTSB. Once started,it could not be extinguished - in part because the space had no fire dampers or provisions for remote shutdown of the ventilation fans. In the evening, the chief mate aboard the yacht smelled something burning and discovered smoke in the engine room, emating from the enclosure on the starboard generator set. He shut the hatch and went to get the captain. They returned together, and when they opened the door, they saw flames and smoke billowing from the generator. The captain secured both generators and attempted to use fire extinguishers to put out the blaze. Seeing that they had no effect, he shut the hatch again and - without taking further preparatory steps - activated the fixed-firefighting system, releasing FM-200 fire suppression gas into the space. He then proceeded to make a distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard over VHF, and he ordered the passengers to get ready to evacuate. After making one last attempt to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, he abandoned ship in the yacht tender with the passengers and other crewmembers. A Coast Guard fast response boat out of Key West arrived shortly after and safely rescued all survivors. The 'La Dolce Vita' burned to the waterline, and then sank to the bottom in a designated National Marine Sanctuary. The vessel was declared a total loss at a cost of about $3.9 million. The wreck was salvaged and carried to shore for inspection, but due to the extent of the damage, it was not possible to determine the root cause of the fire with certainty. However, investigators were able to determine that the crew had little chance of securing ventilation to the engine room. The space was fitted with two intake fans and two exhaust fans, which could only be switched on and off at the main switchboard at the forward end of the engine room. Even if these were shut off, the space had no fire dampers, as they were not required by the applicable yacht standards at the time of the vessel's construction and had not been retrofitted later. Report with photos: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ntsb-lack-of-fire-dampers-may-have-hindered-response-to-yacht-fire
The 'Happy Wolf', en route from Port Said to Greece, suffered an engine failure south of Kas in vicinity 34 10 00 N, 30 18 00 E, on May 23, 2022. Subsequently, the vessel shifted to Kas anchorage at very slow speed and dropped anchor in the evening of May 25 for repairs by the crew. As of May 27, it remained stationary in pos. 36° 11.64' N 029° 38.28' E.