On Oct 21, 2019 around 5 a.m. the CROSS Jobourg was alerted after a passenger of the 'Bretagene' required a medical evacuation following a fall on board. The ship was 12 miles off Jersey. The CROSS dispatched a Dragon 50 helicopter of the civil security station in Granville with an SMUR team and a helicopter rescue lifeguard of the SDIS on board. At 07:04 a.m., the victim, a 58-year-old man of English nationality, was hoisted aboard the helicopter and transferred to the Avranches-Granville hospital where he was taken care of at 7:20 a.m. by the medical teams of the hospital.
The 'Grianan Oir' (106 gt, built 2001) sufferd a steering failure on Oct 19, 2019, at 1.45 p.m. After unsuccessful attempts to tow the vessel, the 'Harvest Dawn' finally managed to pull the ship to Blyth where it was berthed at the Commissioner's Quay on Oct 20 at 4 a.m.
The US Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers from the 'Miss Amy J', after the vessel had collided with the fishing vessel 'Southern Bell II' approximately 35 miles northwest of Dry Tortugas, on Oct 15, 2019. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112)' arrived on scene and determined that two men from the 'Miss Amy J', which was damaged at the port side bow, had sustained injuries. The Jayhawk crew hoisted one man and the 'Issac Mayo' embarked the other man. Both were transferred to Lower Keys Medical for higher level medical care. The cause of the collision is currently under investigation. Report with photos: https://fisherynation.com/coast-guard-medevacs-2-after-boat-collision-35-miles-northwest-of-dry-tortugas
On Oct 21, 2019, at 12.25 a.m. the 'Gundem Serra' suffered an engine blackout while approaching the New Southern Lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel enroute from Police to A Coruña. The ship drifted towards the Kübi-bunker station and could be stopped with an emergency turning manoever only two meters from the pier. The ship then backed off without propulsion. By chance the tug 'Luchs' which had assisted the container feeder 'Empire' unmoored and came to assist the disabled cargo m/v. At 2 a.m. the 'Gundem Serra' had regained power and could continue the voyage with an ETA as of Oct 24.
The fire on the 'Superdong III' on July 30, 2019, has been declared accidental, in the findings of the local authorities in the Kien Giang Province. Inspectors had investigated the incident to determine if the fire was intentional or arson, but evidence proved that it was not. No criminal charges will be filed. The 'Superdong III' meanwhile has been fully repaired.