Two dead bodies have been found aboard the "Silja Europe" in the morning of Oct 20, 2019, in the port in Tallinn, a 25-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man. There was no connection between the cases. They were found in various cabins that were not close to each other. The woman was found at 3 a.m., the man at 5 a.m. Police and ambulance were called when one dead person was found by another traveler. There were no signs of violence on the bodies which will be autopsied. It will take several weeks for the results to be ready. The "Silja Europa" departed from Tallinn in accordance with the timetable at 12.30 p.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 'Golden Ray' has caught fire again on Oct 20. Smoke was emerging ng from the ship, and the rescue crew had stopped their work. They did not know the cause of the smoke development or where in the ship it was burning. It was considered too dangerous to enter the ship. After a few hours, the smoke development stopped by itself. The costs for the loss of the ship, its cargo of nearly 4,000 cars, as well as the disposal - was expected to run up to at least $ 200 million.
An accident on the vehicle deck of the 'Queen of Cowichan' sent a BC Ferries worker to hospital on Oct 19, 2019. He was injured by the bow door as the vessel was about to leave Horseshoe Bay at 8:25 a.m. The circumstances of the incident weren’t immediately clear. A full investigation into the incident was launched, and WorkSafe BC will be investigating as well. Report with photo: https://nanaimonewsnow.com/2019/10/19/ferry-worker-injured-on-queen-of-cowichan-hospitalized-2-sailings-cancelled/
The 'Express Pegasus', while proceeding off the northeast coast of Skyros, sustained damage to its port main engine in the evening of Oct 18, 2019. The vessel with 71 passengers on board continued its voyage to the port of Myrina and safely disembarked the passengers. The vessel was detained in port until the engine was repaired. The disembarked passengers were transported to their destinations by another vessel.
The 'Swan', en route from Rotterdam to Algeciras, needed a main engine pipe replacement in position 50 10 03.0 N, 001 57 48.0 W, 25 miles south of St. Albans Head on Oct 18, 2019, at 07.30 a.m. The damage required a pump replacement in the main engine. The vessel transited Casquettes before repairs were started. On Oct 19 the vessel had left British waters and was under way. The French MRCC has been informed. It was unclear whether the problem on board has been fully fixed.
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 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.
The 'Bore Song', en route from Zeebrugge to Tees with a crew of 20 on board, suffered a broken fuel pump shaft while anchored in position 54 12 48 N, 000 03 57 W, 6.5 miles north of Flamborough Head, on Oct 20, 2019, at 08.30 a.m. The estimated time for completion of repairs was about eight hours. At 4.30 p.m. the crew finished the repairs and resumed the voyage. On Oct 21 at 8.40 a.m. the ship berthed in Teesport.
A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 28-year-old man in the morning of Oct 18, 2019, off the ‘Alaska Ocean,’ which was operating 15-miles west of Coos Bay after he experienced chest pains and seasickness. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center were notified at 3:15 a.m. A constant communication schedule was established between the sector and the fishing vessel. At 6 a.m., after conferring with the duty flight surgeon, the sector dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The rescue crew arrived on scene at 9 a.m. and began hoist operations to transport the man. The aircrew brought him to the sector’s air base and taken to hospital for further care.
The 'Rhodanus' has left its anchorage after completion of surveys and was being towed by the French tug 'VB Fos' (IMO:9483657), which had been called from Bonifacio on Oct 18. The convoy being destined to Fos-sur-Mer on Oct 20 with an ETA as of Oct 22, 6 a.m.. The French emergency tug 'Abeille Flandre' (IMO: 7710513 ), was escorting the ships on their way.
The "Hulin" was detained in Beirut at the request of the Interpol Headquarter in France, which was investigating a probable involvement of the tanker in calling at a sanctioned terminal in Libya in 2016. The vessel was allowed to depart Beirut on Sep 25, 2019 and berthed in Huelva on Oct 4.
On Oct 18, 2019, at 2.20 p.m. the French emergency tug 'Abeille Bourbon' sailed from Brest, on the order of the Maritime Prefect of the Atlantic, towards the island of Batz to assist the 'Norderney' which had suffered a propulsion failure 10 miles north of the island enroute from Santander to Varberg. As the crew was unable to repair the damage. the shipowner entered into a private contract with the Abeilles company to take the ship to an anchorage in the Bay of Douarnenez. At 7:50 p.m. the towage started, and the convoy arriver at the anchorage in the afternoon of Oct 19. The 'Norderney' was moored in pos. 48° 9.60' N 004° 26.93' W.
On Oct 19,2019 at 5 p.m. the duty oiler of the "Nord Steel" on routine rounds onboard the bulk carrier was taken hostage by five robbers armed with a gun and knives in position 01:03.45N – 103:38.70E in the Singapore Strait. The robbers threatened the oiler and tied his hands. They then stole ship's spares and escaped. The oiler reported the incident to the OOW who raised the alarm and notified the Singapore VTS.
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.
After the 'Louis' was taken into a dry dock in Nikolayev on Oct 18, 2019, and offloading project cargo with the dock’s gantry crane, a 300-meter wall in the dry dock which separated it in two, gave way and collapsed. Water rushed into the dock like a waterfall from 15 meters height and flooded the second section, which was dry. The ship bow-dived with the waterfall, and river water, which rushed into the free space, heaved it and mitigated the impact. The 'Louis' struck the wall with the bow and suffered damage to ballast tanks. On Oct 19, the ship was still in dry dock.
The US Coast Guard medevaced a man off the 'Adventure of the Sea' 118 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the night of Oct 17. District Five watchstanders received notification via satellite phone at approximately 6:20 p.m. that a man aboard the cruise ship had experienced symptoms of a stroke and was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac. A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched and medevaced the man while a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircrew provided support. The man was transported to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Atlantic City.
The 'MTM Antwerp' suffered a failure of its main engine on its approach to the St.Lambert lock, on Oct 16, 2019, at 12.45 a.m. The vessel was subsequently moored at the downstream jetty, and the crew carried out repairs. The sip left Montreal on Oct 20 at 11.30 a.m. and headed to Belledune with an ETA as of Oct 22.
On Oct 18, 2019, the 'Vietsun Ingegrity' developed a heavy starboard list and contacted the traffic control center of the Long Tau River, Vietnam, while sailing downstream from Ho Chi Munh to Vung Tau on Oct 18, 2019, at 11.45 p.m. in the buoy area 32 of the Sai Gon - Vung Tau channel. At 11.55 p.m. the pilot informed the VTS Center that the ship tilted very quickly and lost its ability to maneuver, blocking the navigational channel. On Oct 19 at 1.50 a.m. the ship sank in buoy area 28 upstream of An Thanh cape. All 17 crew were rescued. The ship had on board 285 containers, many of them were floating in the river. The Loc authority in Ho Chi Minh City was involved in the salvage. Most of the containers have been recovered by large vessels and towed to nearby shores. Transport Minister Nguyen Van The requested prompt actions to prevent the 150 tonnes of oil leaked from the ship from spreading further, and ordered an investigation on the incident. The Ho Chi Minh City Port Authority restricted maritime traffic from the confluence of the Dong Tranh - Long Tau River to the crossroads of the Four Sides River. Reports with photos and video: https://vietbao.vn/Xa-hoi/Tau-VietSun-Integrity-cho-285-container-chim-o-Can-Gio/444041540/157/ https://laodong.vn/xa-hoi/vi-sao-tau-vietsun-integrity-hon-8000-tan-bi-chim-761176.ldo https://tv.tuoitre.vn/bo-truong-nguyen-van-the-chi-dao-khac-phuc-vu-chim-tau-cho-285-container-76652.htm https://en.qdnd.vn/social-affairs/news/all-crewmembers-rescued-from-sunk-container-vessel-510610 https://www.poandpo.com/news/container-ship-capsized-in-south-china-sea-20102019455