On April 22, 2019, at 11.20 pm, an SAR operation of the Italian Coast Guard was taken for the meadevac of a 78 year old pasenger on board the "Seven Seas Explorer" off the Island of Elba, which was en route from the port of Livorno to Civitavecchia. The Portoferraio Port Master's Office, under the coordination of the Livorno Maritime Directorate, intervened with the patrol boat "CP 805" on which he also embarked health service personnel. Due to adverse weather and sea conditions, the cruise ship was diverted towards the port of Portoferraio, where it was then anchored safely, with the help of the pilots of the port, around 01.50 a.m. on April 23. Taking off the patient was made difficult due to the sharp deterioration of the weather and sea conditions. The cruise ship launched a tender boat in order to facilitate the operations transfer of the elderly passenger. The convoy then arrived in port at about 03:00 a.m. and with the support of the local fire department the passenger of Canadian nationality was disembarked at the dock in front of the Port Master's Office to be transferred with an ambulance to the hospital in Portoferraio. Italian report with photo: http://www.tenews.it/giornale/2019/04/24/soccorso-un-passeggero-colto-da-malore-a-bordo-di-nave-da-crociera-78814/
The "Anggraini Excellent" allided with the Pertimina Pier in Poso Kota on April 19, 2019. The vessel was docking to unload its cargo when it lost control and hit the pier. No injuries were reported. The local authorities inspected the tanker and declared that it did not suffer leaks. The ship had 4,000 tons of fuel on board. No oil spill was detected. A portion of the pier had collapsed.
The arrest of the "Arita" in Singapore, where it arrived on April 5, 2019, could be the first of many for Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). The shipmanager filed a US Dollars 1.92 million claim against the vessel for unpaid bunker bills, crew-wages, ship chandler services, ship repair costs and provision of services. With the United Stated taking a tough stance against the state-owned PDVSA and all in shipping who deal with it, BSM?s long-standing relationship with PDVSA had to come to an end. According to a news agency, PDVSA owes BSM, crews and suppliers at least US dollars 15 million.
The "Lai Bao" was arrested in Singapore on April 18, 2019, at 10 p.m. The arresting solicitor was Oon & Bazul LLP. The vessel was located at Eastern Special Purpose Anchorage A in pos. 01° 17.45' N 103° 55.81' E.
The "Shandong Zihe", en route El Dekheila,to Tuzla,, suffered a technical failure south of Canakkale on April 19, 2019. The tug "Ocean Ergun" was appointed to tow the vessel to Tuzla, ETA April 21. During the Canakkale Strait passage, a Coastal Safety tug provided escort service for vessel and strait traffic safety.