The Rhodes Port Authority was informed in the morning of May 27, 12022, by the Captain of the 'Dodekanisos Express' about a mechanical damage to the starboard side main engine en route from Rhodes to Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Lipsi and Patmos with 137 passengers on board. The ship returned unassisted to the port of Rhodes, where it disembarked its passengers safely and then was barred from sailing until the damage was repaired and a certificate of seaworthiness was presented by the ship's monitoring bclassification society. Then the ship set sail on its approved route.
The 'Happy Wolf', en route from Port Said to Greece, suffered an engine failure south of Kas in vicinity 34 10 00 N, 30 18 00 E, on May 23, 2022. Subsequently, the vessel shifted to Kas anchorage at very slow speed and dropped anchor in the evening of May 25 for repairs by the crew. As of May 27, it remained stationary in pos. 36° 11.64' N 029° 38.28' E.
arrived Gadani Anchorage 27.05.22
A painting project is to blame for an odor that affected some passengers of the 'Carnival Magic' in Virginia and prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to send a crew to investigate the matter on May 2, 2022. The Coast Guard first received reports on May 2 of an odor and people feeling ill on the ship. A crew went to the vessel on Thursday morning but no one needed to be evacuated for medical treatment. The vessel was docked in Norfolk. The odor was produced by an outside painting project taking plac. The ship’s crew quickly reacted and provided assistance to the guests. The ship returned to Norfolk as scheduled and all passengers had disembarked.
In the morning of May 26, 2022, the Port Authority of Gythio was informed by the JRCC that a 78-year-old passenger of the 'Mein Schiff 5', which was sailing south of Cape Tainaro, was in need of immediate hospital treatment. The cruise ship then sailed to the port of Gythio, where the patient was transferred to a patrol boat and transported safely to the port. The patient was then picked up by an ambulance and initially transported to the Gythio Health Center. He was then transported to the General Hospital of Sparta, for further medical treatment.
Due to a mechanical breakdown on the 'Alexandrina-Chalifoux', the crossings Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine were served only by one single ferry since the afternoon of May 25, 2022. The Société des traversiers du Québec investigated the damage and ordered the required part which was on its way to Tadoussac. it could not yet be specified when the ferry would return, and she remained sidelined in Tadoussac as of May 27.
The starboard main engine of the 'Seven Seas Mariner' was disabled in position 51 14 07 N, 129 42 41 W, about 32,6 nautical miles northwest of Triangle Island, in the Queen Charlotte Sound off Triangle Island, British Columbia, on May 8, 2022, at 10.10 p.m. UTC. The vessel was able to continue its voyage to English Bay, British Columbia, by using its port side main engine. The ship berthed in Victoria on May 16.
The 'Trisakti Adinda', during the crossing of the Bali Strait en route from Ketapang Harbour with 30 passengers on board, was swept away by the current and ran aground near Gilimanuk Harbour on May 27, 2022. When approaching Gilimanuk Harbour while waiting for the permission to dock at the LCM pier, the ship was dragged by the current and ran aground in shallow waterat around 05.20 a.m. WITA. In order to keep the ship from shift to even shallower waters, the captain then lowered the front ramp about 400 meters from the shoreline. Attempts to refloat with own power failed, because the sea water receded. At 07.35 a.m. WITA, the Jembrana SAR Team attended with five pepople. The passengers, most of whom were drivers, were not evacuated. After three hours, at 08.35 a.m. the ferry refloated with the high tide and docked at 08.45 a.m. All passengers were directed to the Asdp Gilimanuk VIP room to be checked for their condition and given consumption. Report with photo: https://www.balipuspanews.com/terseret-arus-kmp-trisakti-adinda-kandas-di-lampu-merah.html
Sold to Breakers 20.05.22
The fire aboard the 'La Dolce Vita' on March 16, 2021, off Key West last year was likely caused by an electrical fire in the engine room, according to the NTSB. Once started,it could not be extinguished - in part because the space had no fire dampers or provisions for remote shutdown of the ventilation fans. In the evening, the chief mate aboard the yacht smelled something burning and discovered smoke in the engine room, emating from the enclosure on the starboard generator set. He shut the hatch and went to get the captain. They returned together, and when they opened the door, they saw flames and smoke billowing from the generator. The captain secured both generators and attempted to use fire extinguishers to put out the blaze. Seeing that they had no effect, he shut the hatch again and - without taking further preparatory steps - activated the fixed-firefighting system, releasing FM-200 fire suppression gas into the space. He then proceeded to make a distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard over VHF, and he ordered the passengers to get ready to evacuate. After making one last attempt to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, he abandoned ship in the yacht tender with the passengers and other crewmembers. A Coast Guard fast response boat out of Key West arrived shortly after and safely rescued all survivors. The 'La Dolce Vita' burned to the waterline, and then sank to the bottom in a designated National Marine Sanctuary. The vessel was declared a total loss at a cost of about $3.9 million. The wreck was salvaged and carried to shore for inspection, but due to the extent of the damage, it was not possible to determine the root cause of the fire with certainty. However, investigators were able to determine that the crew had little chance of securing ventilation to the engine room. The space was fitted with two intake fans and two exhaust fans, which could only be switched on and off at the main switchboard at the forward end of the engine room. Even if these were shut off, the space had no fire dampers, as they were not required by the applicable yacht standards at the time of the vessel's construction and had not been retrofitted later. Report with photos: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ntsb-lack-of-fire-dampers-may-have-hindered-response-to-yacht-fire
The 'Charles Sexton' repatriated seven Cubans to Cuba on May 26, following an interdiction approximately 18 miles southeast of #Islamorada on May 23. Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1529840553273311232
The Pylos Port Authority was informed on May 2, 2022, at noon by the JRCC that a 33-year-old crew member of the c'Serenity Ac', which was sailing southwest of Pylos en route from Sousse to Tuzla, needed immediate hospital treatment. The ship approached the waters of Methoni, Messinia, where the patient s transferred to a patrol boat and transported safely to shore. He was then picked up by an EKAB ambulance and taken to the Pylos Health Center for medical treatment, from where he left since.
The HMC 'Seeker' has been badly damaged by an arsonist on May 18, 2022, at 11 p.m. A small inflatable boat approached the customws vessel in Algecciras, and a flare was fired towards the boat, hitting the starboard side with an explosidion. The flare ripped throught the hull. A second one narrowly missed the vessel. The boat then sped off. The Royal Gibraltar Police was immediately informed, and a forensic team was deployed to investigate. Report with photo: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2022/05/26/flare-up-royal-navy-ship-damaged-by-arsonist-in-gibraltar/?fbclid=IwAR3izQgq0K_hdBHwPz-RbCajgV_wwoOc30ttxDfA7rV5J94D7YjMyd20LLE#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss
Nippon Salvage has successfully raised the sunken tour boat 'Kazu I' to the sea surface off the Shiretoko Peninsula in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido off Utoro Port on May 26. In the second attempt, the salvage firm had used an undersea robot to put belts on the boat. From the afternoon, the firm began pulling the vessel up toward the surface. The boat surfaced from the water after 6:50 p.m.and was fixed to the 'Kaishin' with ropes around 7:10 p.m. The salvage firm was going to tow the boat to shallow waters and lift it onto the barge. The boat is expected to be unloaded at nearby Abashiri Port. Report with photos and video: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/05/134272a63d28-2nd-attempt-to-salvage-sunken-hokkaido-tourist-boat-advances.html
The 'Pride of Canterbury' has successfully passed an inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The company had asked officials to come aboard earlier this week. It is the 9th ferry operated by P&O to be cleared to sail. The vessel has been sidelined in Dover following the sacking of 800 P&O workers, who were then replaced by agency crew. The ship remained stationary in Dover Eastern Docks as of May 27.
The 'Blume' berthed at the port of Martas for cargo discharge operations. Subsequently, the vessel was towed to Tuzla, where it arrived at the anchorage on May 25. It will be entering a shipyard upon completion of the arrival formalities. The tug 'Ayaz Bey' (IMO: 7531670) was standing by with the ship which remained moored in pos. 40° 50.22' N 029° 15.05' E as of May 27.
The 'Kaishin' with the wreck of the tourist boat 'Kazu I' that sank off Hokkaido last month arrived at the port of Abashiri on May 27, setting the stage for a full-fledged investigation into the cause of the accident that left 14 people dead and 12 missing. The 19-ton Kazu I, being transported on a barge, will be brought ashore as early as May 29 after being drained from water. The wreck was covered with a blue tarpaulin off the Hokkaido town of Shari, while being transported to the port of Abashiri. Nippon Salvage Co. placed the boat on the deck of the barge at around 3:20 a.m. after it was raised by crane from a depth of 182 meters, having failed to tow the vessel closer to the port earlier this week. The Coast Guard is continuing to search for the 12 people unaccounted for using ships and planes. It has been revealed that the boat operator did not take adequate safety measures, such as its president not fulfilling an obligation to stay in the office while a tour was under way. Report with photo: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/05/4486e91c6de8-sunken-hokkaido-tourist-boat-salvaged-to-arrive-at-port.html
A Fijian court on May 27 dismissed an appeal seeking to prevent US authorities from seizing the ÄAmadea', linked to the billionaire oligarch and politician Suleiman Kerimov, which was seized when it arrived in Fiji a month ago. The yacht's registered owners, Millemarin Investments, denied that Kerimov owned it and argued that the Fijian law under which the 'Amadea' was held did not allow the United States to seize it. The Court of Appeal ruled it dismissed Millemarin Investments' appeal, but also said the judgment was not to take effect for seven days. Fijian lawyer for Millemarin Investments, Feizel Haniff, had previously filed appeals arguing that the real owner of the ship was Eduard Khudainatov, a wealthy Russian who is not subject to sanctions. Mr Kerimov was sanctioned in 2018 by the United States for alleged money laundering and he is now among the Russian oligarchs sanctioned by several countries and the European Union following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In a publicly available copy of the original arrest warrant, the section listing various reasons for believing that Mr Kerimov is the true owner of the yacht was partially blacked out. The warrant said ownership passed to Millemarin Investment in August 2021, but documents presented to the Court of Appeal said Mr Khudainatov was the owner of the 'Amadea', registered in the Cayman Islands and held through Millemarin Investments, based in Cayman Islands. Mr Khudainatov, a former executive of Russian state-controlled oil and gas company Rosneft, has also been linked to the $700 million superyacht 'Scheherazade', which was seized in Italy and is subject to of an investigation into its owner.
In the night of May 26, 2022, the Port Authority of Heraklion was informed by the JRCC that a 53-year-old crew member of the 'Cappaocia Seaways', which was sailing north of Crete, needed immediate hospital treatment. A Greek Air Force helicopter immediately took off, which hoisted the patient and transported him to Heraklion International Airport, where he was picked up by an ambulance and taken to Heraklion University General Hospital for a medical examination.
On May 26, 2022, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’ allided with a dock in Falmouth, Jamaica. No guests nor crew members were injured, according to Royal Caribbean when the vessel struck a small concrete mooring pylon which extended of the dock while backing to its berth at Falmouth. The ship suffered dents, paint scrapes and other rather cosmetic damage at its stern, and so the cruise could be continued as scheduled. The vessel was sailing a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary. The ship left Port Canaveral on May 22, and visited two ports of call in The Bahamas, Nassau on May 23, and Royal Caribbean’s private island destination Perfect Day at CocoCay on May 24. May 25 was a day at sea, and on May 2 the ship docked in Falmouth at approximately 7 a.m. The mooring pylon suffered some more damage. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYEKc4jEJBc&feature=emb_title