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The Seafarers' International Union of Canada, that represents 15,000 Canadian marine workers, was demanding the government come up with a plan to vaccinate seafarers after the Covid-19 outbreak on the 'Atlantic Huron' which remained anchored in the St. Lawrence River. The vessel often plies the Great Lakes and was delivering iron ore to Quebec City when the crew got sick. On April 1, the crew on the ship tested negative, but by mid-month a total of 18 of the 25 crew on board wound up testing positive for the virus. The vessel was heading to Quebec City to deliver iron ore when a deckhand first fell ill. Within a day, a mate was throwing up and feverish. The ship had to reverse course and anchor in the Thunder Bay harbour where nurses came out on a tug to test the crew for COVID. Three of the crew have been admitted to hospital for treatment. One man has been admitted twice with breathing issues.
A crew member of the 'Aquilon' was injured early on April 20, 2021. At 3.35 a.m. the CROSS Etel initiated the medical evacuation. The ship was then nearly 90 kilometers off La Rochelle. The victim was hoisted at 6 a.m. by a helicopter of the Navy base in La Rochelle He was taken to the Nantes Atlantique Hand Institute where he was taken care of at 6:50 a.m.
One crew member of the 'Vita Future', who had tested positive for Covid-19, was admitted in a hospital in Santos on April 5, 2021. He died on April 12. The rest of the crew has been found healthy. The vessel has been moored at Santos anchorage in pos. 24° 10.27' N 046° 19.27' W and remains under quarantine until April 22.
On April 20, 2021, the semaphore of Boulogne-sur-Mer reported to the CROSS Gris-Nez the suspicion of a boat at sea off Stella Plage. The CROSS deployed the 'Athos' to investigate. At the same time, the CROSS Gris-Nez received a call from a migrant boat reporting difficulties in the area. The 'Athos' located the boat which corresponded to the radar echo, and took charge of the seven castaways on board. They were dropped off in Boulogne-sur-Mer at 9:58 a.m. and taken care of by the firefighters of the departmental fire and rescue service as well as by the border police.
The US Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman from the 'Mary Anne' 132 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on April 20, 2021. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Coast Guard District One watchstanders received a notification from the crew of the fishing vessel, reporting a 56-year-old crewmember was experiencing severe abdominal pain. A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched, and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 9:30 a.m. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for further care.
17 contracted Seacor divers continued the work to recover eight still missing crew members of the 'Seacor Power' after the Coast Guard suspended their search operations for survivors. The divers were likely working in teams, but per diving and safety standards, they can’t stay underwater for long. The navy dive table gives 60 feet for 60 minutes without having to do any decompression. The teams were also likely gathering information for the investigation which takes a lot of time underwater. While the divers continued searching underwater, the United Cajun Navy assists by air as they use two seaplanes to search a wide offshore area. It was believed that by searching either the vessel, the seafloor, or the surface of the water the divers will find the missing men.
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Ten Filipino crew members who were abducted from the 'Davide B.' off the coast of Benin on March 11, have arrived home on April 20. The safe return was made possible through close coordination between the Philippine government, through its Embassies in Abuja and The Hague, the Dutch owners of the tanker and the local manning agency Elburg Ship Management Philippines. All 15 crew members who were abducted from its vessel had been released and were safe. They have been receiving medical checks and were in a relatively good condition given the difficult circumstances they have been under in the last weeks. The crew consisted of Ukrainian, Romanian and Philippine nationals.
The 'Vaya Con Dios' located a distressed migrant boat in the evening of April 20, 2021. On board were 20 people, including women and children, while approaching the port of Calais. The inflatable boat was in trouble. The crew of the trawler notified the French authorities, and rescue services eventually came to help the migrants aboard the RHIB.
The 'Umut', which has been laid up at Kartal repair pier since December 2019 with only a watchman on board, broke its mooring ropes due to adverse weather conditions in the area and drifted away from the pier on April 19, 2021. The vessel could re-berthed in the early morning of April 20 with shore-based assistance.
The captain of the 'Fairway', while enroute from Antifer to Le Havre, requested medical assistance by the CROSS Jobourg to two sick crew members in the evening of April 20, 2021, at 6.33 p.m. The ship was anchored 14 nautical milesoff Le Havre. The CROSS initiated a conference call with the Toulouse Maritime Medical Consultation Center and the tanker. A medical evacuation of the two crew members was recommended. The CROSS also initiated a conference with the maritime medical coordination service of Le Havre and the maritime mmedical coordination, both of which recommended a medevac by helicopter to the Jacques Monod hospital in Le Havre. At 7:09 p.m., the CROSS depployed a Dragon 76 civil security helicopter based in Le Havre to carry out the evacuation. The two crew members were hoisted aboard the helicopter at 8:16 p.m. and dropped off at Le Havre hospital where they were taken care of by medical teams.
The US Coast Guard will decommission the 'Douglas Munro (WHEC 724)', the Coast Guard’s last 378-foot Hamilton class cutter, following 49 years of service, during a ceremony on April 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. on th eCoast Guard Base Kodiak. The cutter’s namesake is Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of extraordinary heroism during World War II. Munro was in charge of an eight-craft amphibious landing force during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Munro bravely used his landing craft and its .30 caliber machine gun to shield and protect several hundred Marines who were under heavy enemy fire. He was mortally wounded during this effort, but his actions allowed for the Marines to be extracted by other landing craft. For these actions Munro was posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor, making him the only person to receive the medal for actions performed during service in the Coast Guard.
The Egyptian fishermen who were rescued from the 'Ellie Adhamh' did not have a work permit. They were not signed up for the work permit scheme for non-European Economic Area migrant fishers. Employers must apply to the Department of Justice for the permit under the atypical work permit scheme, and draw up a one year contract of employment and submit it to the Department of Agriculture. The work permit scheme sets out minimum conditions of employment, including a requirement that employees are not paid below the statutory minimum wage. The two Egyptian survivors and another former crew member were concerned about how they would survive and provide for their families at home. They do not have access to social welfare but hoped they will be permitted to receive payments during a garda investigation into their situation. The ITF has made complaints to the gardaí, the Marine Survey Office and the Workplace Relations Commission relating to the men’s working conditions and status. They obtained written confirmation from the Department of Justice that no application was ever made by the boat owner for approval to employ the three fishermen. The union has written confirmation from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine that the owner did not submit copies of contracts of employment for the three Egyptian nationals to the department. The fishermen said they were taken on on the basis that they would get a share of the profits which was not permitted under the atypical permit scheme as it was not a guaranteed wage. Two of the three undocumented workers received a “cover stamp” on their passports from Garda National Immigration Bureau officers in Bantry, but this did not constitute enrolment on the work permit scheme. The Atypical Working Scheme Unit of the Department of Justice has sought clarification from the vessel owner, via their solicitor, regarding the manner in which the rescued non-EEA nationals were employed and entered the State to determine if any future applications made on the basis of work with this employer should be accepted. To date no response has been received from the employer. The matter has also been referred, via the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, as chair of the Scheme’s Oversight Committee, to the Marine Safety Office and the Workplace Relations Commission for investigation and action as appropriate.
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The 'One Apus' has discharged its cargo at the port of Long Beach after its arrival on April 12. The ship has departed the port bound for Oakland on April 18. It's current status showed the vessel was drifting, likely a result of port of congestion that has spread to Oakland from southern California.
The 'Ioanna L' was boarded by four robbers on April 16, 2021, around 9 p.m. in position 01 16 14N, 104 14 30E, in the Singapore Strait. They assaulted and injured the fourth engineer, stole engine spares, and escaped. The alarm was raised, a PA announcement was made, and the crew was mustered. A search of the vessel was conducted, but no robbers were found on board. The incident was reported to the Singapore authorities.
One crew member fof the 'Florinda', who had tested positive for Covid-19 was admitted in a hospital on April 9, 2021. He was making a strong recovery. The rest of the crew did not show any symptoms. The vessel has been quarantined at Santos, since Apr 10, and the isolation will last until Apr 22. It is moored in pos. 24° 7.73' N 046° 13.82' W.
An Egyptian court has ruled that Evergreen will not be allowed to remove containers from the detained 'Ever Given', as the detention applies to both the ship and its cargo. Channel authorities said they will detain the ship until they have received $ 916 million in compensation from the shipping company. The court's ruling came after Evergreen had announced that it was investigating the possibilities of moving the thousands of containers on board the vessel to smaller ships. The company considered sending empty ships to the Bitter Lake, or letting ships on their way through the canal take containers from the detained ship. How it was intended to transfer the containers remained unclear. The nearest ports - Port Suez and Port Said - are also not deep enough to receive the container ship, nor do they have the cranes to handle it. But according to the court ruling, it is irrelevant right now.