On April 24, 2019, at 12.30 p.m. the "Baltic Princess" suffered an extensive electrical failure in the Åland Sea, and the ventilation has partially stopped working after a power outage of 50 %. Two of the ship's four engines stopped, and the food could not be kept warm, the entertainment programme was stopped. The safety of the passengers was not affected. The ferry skipped the call at Mariehamn and continued on itsh way to Turku with an ETA as of 9 p.m. to date. The wind blew with 7 meters per second.
In the night of April 23, 2019, the "Buefjord" ran aground in Svolvær. It got stuck at the Hjellskjæret off the harbour. The ship was listing to starboard side. It was hoped to get it floated off on April 24. The crew of the local lifeboat "Sundt Flyer" was informed about the accident. Photo: https://g.acdn.no/obscura/API/dynamic/r1/ece5/tr_480_320_l_f/0000/lopo/2019/4/23/22/IMG_3012.jpg?chk=BFDFF2
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 22.04.19
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In the afternoon of April 20, 2019, the fire brigades of Oberwesel and St. Goarshausen were alerted, after the "Weststrand", 878 ts (EU-No.: 4030830; MMSI-No.: 211508200 CS: DC6222), had suffered a water ingress in the foreship on the Rhine. The forces were deployed to the river km 551. Upon their arrival, the ship was already heading towards the Loreley trying to reach the Loerely port. Due to the massive water ingress in the bow region this was, howver, impossible. Escorted by the "RLP 9" of the fire brigade, the ship could be berthed at the quay wall in St.Goarshausen where dewatering pumps were activated. After the situation was under control, the fire brigade Oberwesel could be stood down. As the pumps could cope with the flooding, the ship was allowed to proceed to Koblenz where a diver was to patch the leak. German report with photos: https://www.feuerwehr-oberwesel.de/einsatzberichte/schiffshavarie/
The tank barge "Maxima" and the "Poseidon", 1060 ts (EU-No.: 02307658) bumped into each other on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal near Bath in the evening of April 23, 2019. Both were on their way to Antwerp when they were in collision at 10.10 p.m. Both ships were stationary in the canal for some time and then returned to the Kreekrak locks where the "RWS 84" of Rijkswaterstaat attended for investigations. In the morning of April 24 the "Maxima" sailed to its destination Antwerp. The "Poseidon" was still berthed at the Kreekrak locks. Nothing was known about the damage of both ships, but no one was injured. Dutch reports with photos: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/112495/Aanvaring-op-Schelde-Rijnkanaal-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip https://www.pzc.nl/zeeuws-nieuws/aanvaring-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip-op-schelde-rijnkanaal-bij-rilland~a6546b91/
Two RNLI lifeboats were called out to help bring the "Lady of Avenel" safely back to port on April 22, 2019. The Hartlepool all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch' was scrambled at 10.45 a.m. to assist the Whitby RNLI all weather lifeboat ‘George and Mary Webb’ berth the sail training vessel that had suffered mechanical failure earlier in the day off Whitby. The all weather lifeboat launched at 11.05 a.m. and was alongside the casualty at 11.15 a.m. Due to the weather conditions at the entrance to the harbour it was decided that the safest course of action was to tow the vessel to Hartlepool. The passage took around three hours. The vessel with 15 people on board was towed to the town's deep water berth in Hartlepool docks. First aid was administered by the Hartlepool lifeboat crew to two members of the sail training vessel for minor injuries where they were then transferred by the all weather lifeboat to the Ferry Road lifeboat station where awaiting paramedics further assessed their injuries before they were sent to hospital by ambulance. The Whitby RNLI lifeboat returned to its home port and Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 1.20 p.m. Reports with photos: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17591981.training-sail-ship-towed-back-to-port-in-hartlepool-after-mechanical-problem/ https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2019/april/23/whitby-rnli-tow-sailing-vessel-to-safety
The "Key Marmara" was suspected to have been in collision with a Norwegian 19-ft-angling boat of the Mefjord Brygge AS in Mefjordværwith three Polish fishing tourists aboard on April 18, 2019, at 5.30 p.m. at Senja. The Norwegian patrol boat "Sortland" rescued the three after their boat had capsized 10 miles NW of Mefjordvær in Tromsö. The Coast Guard managed to save them from the keel of the boat which was drifting bottom up. The charter boat was later taken to the Mefjord pier. The police was now investigating the cause of the accident. The three tourists were questioned before leaving home on Easter Eve. The police found that both ships were close to each other, but how close remained to be clarified. Part of the railing on the boat has been bent in, but that there was not much material damage. The tanker was still on its way from Florö, where it had sailed on April 15, to Kaliningrad, ETA April 24, 3 p.m. Norwegian report with photo: https://www.kystogfjord.no/nyheter/forsiden/Etterforsker-mulig-kollisjon-med-lastebaat
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 22.04.19
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Beached at Alang 23.04.19
The "Kuzma Minin" has been sold to undisclosed breakers for 120 per ldt. The value of the vessel was estimated to be 3,74 million Dollar. If the ship can start the last voyage with own power was unclear to date.
The "Maxima" and the barge "Poseidon", 1060 ts (EU-No.: 02307658) bumped into each other on the Scheldt-Rhine Canal near Bath in the evening of April 23, 2019. Both were on their way to Antwerp when they were in collision at 10.10 p.m. Both ships were stationary in the canal for some time and then returned to the Kreekrak locks where the "RWS 84" of Rijkswaterstaat attended for investigations. In the morning of April 24 the "Maxima" sailed to its destination Antwerp. The "Poseidon" was still berthed at the Kreekrak locks. Nothing was known about the damage of both ships, but no one was injured. Dutch reports with photos: https://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/112495/Aanvaring-op-Schelde-Rijnkanaal-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip https://www.pzc.nl/zeeuws-nieuws/aanvaring-tussen-olietanker-en-vrachtschip-op-schelde-rijnkanaal-bij-rilland~a6546b91/
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/
arrived Chittagong Anchorage 23.04.19
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Beached at Alang 23.04.19
In a fall on the "Aller", which was enroute from Gibraltar to Horsens, the captain suffered an arm fracture on April 23, 2019. At 1.30 pm, the traffic center of the Kiel Canal informed the marine police in Brunsbüttel about the accident. The man had slipped on the wet deck which had just been cleaned. Representatives of the shipowner met the man in the Brunsbüttel lock and took him to a hospital. After the accident investigation the Transport Association allowed the ship to transit the canal to Kiel with a special permission of the flag state where a relieving captain embarked on the ship.