The "Ocean Rainbow" has been arrested at the outer anchorage of the port of Chittagong on June 16, 2019, as per order of the local High Court in a litigation. The vessel, laden with cargo, had arrived at the port on June 14.
The "Eiltank 18", 2075 ts (EU-No.: 04011810), was in a head-on-collision with the pusher tug "Gino" (ENI-No.: 05502270) with a barge on the Waal at Heerewaarden on June 18, 2019, at 4.30 a.m. The German tank barge was underway from Antwerp to Germany when it crashed into the "Gion", which was coming from Duisburg, off the Fort Sint-Andries. Bothe ships proceeded to an emergency jetty in Haaften after the accident. The transport inspectorate, the police Bommelerwaard and Rijkswaterstaat attended. Both ships were loaded with inflammable substances, but nothing leaked out. No one was injured. Dutch report with photos: https://www.bd.nl/bommelerwaard/twee-binnenvaartschepen-botsen-frontaal-op-de-waal-bij-heerewaarden~aed64643/
A passenger has died aboard the "Ben My Chree" on June 17, 2019. The 67-year old man from England fell ill on the afternoon while the ferry was sailing from Heysham to Douglas. A Coastguard rescue helicopter was deployed to give medical assistance to staff who were treating the passenger. Police have not given any further details about the man's death.
In the foremidday of June 16, 2019, the "TR 030", 74 ts (ENI-No.: 32201070)was in collision with the Elbe ferry in Belgern which was just crossing the river with passengers and cars on board. The ferry which is crossing the fairway with a wire was pushed to the side by chance, so that the outcome was less serious than feared. The fire brigade Belgern attended with 45 men. The ferry was brought back to the shore and spilt some hydraulic oil which had to be removed. No one was injured, but the ferry had to be taken out of service. It was thought that the Czechian master of the psh boat made some mistakes such as giving no signal and driving too fast. German reports with video: https://www.lr-online.de/lausitz/elsterwerda/belgern-gueterschiff-kollidiert-mit-faehre_aid-39466429 https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/leipzig/delitzsch-eilenburg-torgau/faehre-belgern-kollision-schiff-100.html
The "Ardmore Sealifter" rescued a Toronto man and his crew on June 13, 2019, when stormy weather forced them to abandon the "Boundless", a 38-foot cutter. None of the four people on board was injured. The boat set sail from Baddeck, N.S. on June 5 with the aim of reaching the south coast of Portugal, a 6,600 kilometre trip, a month later. About 600 kilometres east of New York City, the "Boundless" encountered strong winds and waves about six metres high. A wave hit the boat in a fashion that snapped the aluminium rudder which was then parallel to the surface of the water. The skipper Geoff Fairbank and the crew, which includes Neil Hetherington, Marty Cameron and Alan Dalquen, sent out a MayDay. The "Ardmore Sealifter", about 30 kilometres south of the boat, changed course and the captain turned the tanker to make it parallel with the sailboat. Then a ladder rope was dropped down about 12 metres. Shortly after that, the mast of the boat hit the hull of the tanker and was snapped. But all of the crew were taken off safely. The "Boundless" was lost at sea. The tanker which had sailed from Castellon, entered the port of New York on June 18. Report with photos: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-man-neil-hetherington-sailboat-boundless-atlantic-ocean-daily-bread-food-bank-1.5178256