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In the night of Jan 14, 2021, the ‘Breiz-CN 466184‘ sank near Lion-sur-Mer, north of Caen (Calvados) with a crew of three on board. At 6:57 p.m. the CROSS Jobourg was informed that the ship had suffered an engine damage. Thereupon the lifeboat ‘Sainte Anne des Flots‘ of the SNSM station in Ouistreham was sent for assistance. It took the ship to tow towards the port. Everything went normally despite the stormy sea. But at 11:35 p.m. the cutter suddenly sank three nautical miles north of Lion-sur-Mer when the convoy was changing course. The 'Mélodie de la Mer' and the tug 'Kermor' as well as a Cayman helicopter from the naval base in Maupertus and the SNSM boats from the Dives-sur-Mer station and the 'SNS 259 Capitaine JJ Aubert' from Courseulles-sur-Mer started an SAR operation. The fire brigade and gendarmerie were ready on shore in Port-en-Bessin. On Jan 15 at 12.46 a.m. wreckage was located. As the weather got worse, the helicopter had to be released from the CROSS at 1:34 a.m. In the meantime, the SNSM boat 'Notre Dame des Flots' has been replaced by the 'Amiral de Tourville' from Barfleur, and the 'SNS 161 Président Pierre Huby' from Le Havre has also joined. At 8:30 a.m. the helicopter took off again. The visibility on site was very poor and there was a north-westerly wind of 24 knots in the area. The public prosecutor in Le Havre and the gendarmerie opened an investigation.
Two British Royal Navy ships based in Gibraltar, the HMS 'Dasher', and a Royal Navy RHIB were both dispatched to confront the 'Rio Guadalete' after she entered the Bay Of Gibraltar. The Navy ships gave her repeated sovereignty warnings for entering UK waters, and after 45 minutes the vessel was escorted out of the territory’s waters. It was not clear why the Spanish ship would enter the UK waters, although it did happen on quite a regular basis apparently, and the Ministry Of Defence has not made any statement on the incident. Following Brexit, Gibraltar became a part of the Schengen zone which allows for freedom of movement between EU states, and although Gibraltar is still a British Overseas Territory, it must now adhere to the EU rules, but, even so, during the Brexit negotiations, Spain issued a territorial claim once again for the Rock.
The decommissioned 'Briz' suffered a partially flooding in the night of Jan 14, 2021, and capsized near the pier of the Murmansk Shipyard. It was heavily listing to starboard side with its stern submerged. The North-West Transport Prosecutor launched an investigation into the accident aboard the fishing vessel. The sinking could have been caused by icing. The ship was towed to Murmansk in 2018 and had been due to be recyled in port. Reports with photo and video: https://severpost.ru/read/108751/ https://murmansk.aif.ru/incidents/v_murmanske_chastichno_zatonul_trauler_briz https://murman.tv/news/russian-1/novosti/1610692545-v-murmanske-provodyat-proverku-po-faktu-chastichnogo-podtopleniya-ryboloveckogo-sudna-briz
The KMP 'Kumala' allided with the breakwater in the entrance channel of Merak in the night of Jan 14, 2021, when being about to dock at the Merak Harbour 4, Tamansari Village, Pulomerak District, Cilegon City, The impact resulted in a series of collisions of the vehicles aboard the ship. 15 vehicles were damaged, among them nine trucks, five cars and one bus.
The 'Sumaq Queen', while en rouge from Brunswick, Galveston, to Immingham, with 21 crew members on board, needed to replace the blasting plate and parts in the engine 45 miles south of Salcombe in position 49 43 57.6 N, 003 52 33.0 W, on Jan 13 at 08.40 a.m. The estimated time for completion of the repairs was 5 p.m. The vessel was loaded with 33025,2 tons of wood pellets and resumed its voyage with an ETA as of Jan 15.
Sold to Breakers 13.01.21
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The ‘Ever Winner‘ capsized in stormy seas on Jan 13, 2021, in the mouth of the Kuala Kinabatangan River off Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah. The ship was underway with the barge ‘Ever Eternity‘ One of the four-man crew, the 31-year-old flight engineer Asman Mohamad, was able to swim ashore to save himself. The other three were still missing. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sandakan started an SAR operation after the owner alerted the Maritime Rescue Sub Center (MRSC) Kota Kinabalu at 4 p.m. The captain Mohamad Mal, 49, as well as the deckhands Mohd Hafiz Isyra Nagrah, 22, and Azlan Hassan, 23, were missing. On the barge was a fifth person, Roslie Antala, 48, who was found on the Kinabatangan coast. The barge had gone adrift after the tow line broke. Five boats from the MMEA, Marine Police, Marine, and the Fire and Rescue Department were mobilized to the 211 square miles wide search area.
The 'Fuji' sank in Høle in the night of Jan 14 to 15, 2020. The catamaran vessel of the the fish farming company Rogaland Fjordbruk AS went down along with a work boat which was moored alongside, at the its berth at the Preste Pier. Icing on the fjord may have been a contributing factor to the sinking. Only parts of the wheel- and deckhouse were still protruding from the water. Norwegian report with photo:: https://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/i/Ky6dm7/to-baater-gaatt-ned-paa-islagt-fjord-paa-hoele
In the early morning of Jan 15, 2021, the Prévelis" allided with a pier in the port of Athinios upon Santorini during the mooring manoever. There were 47 passengers, 21 trucks, and seven cars on board. The ferry was serving the route Rhodes - Halki - Diafani - Karpathos - Kasso - Sitia - Anafi - Thira - Milos - Piraeus. A local ship inspection team went on board and was found that the rubber bumper and part of the skirtig board at port side aft had been damaged. No injuries were reported. The Port Authority of Thira initially banned the departure of the ship, but after presenting a certificate of class maintenance by the attending classification society, the ferry could leave the port enroute to Piraeus with 38 passengers, 21 trucks and nine cars on board.
The 'Dubai Knight' suffered a fault in the scavenge interlock with 23 crew members on board and loaded with 52.220 tonnes of coal, while being moored at Immingham Anchorage after its arrival from Suez in position 53 43 N, 000 23.5 E, on Jan 14, 2020, at 03.30 a.m. The fault was repaired at the anchorage and the vessel docked at the Immingham Bulk Terminal on Jan 15 at 7.50 a.m.
The 'Segero' was in collision with the Indonesian barge 'PCF 2402'loaded with 4.053 tons of granite from Pangke Village, Karimun Regency, Riau Islands, destined for Singapire. She was being towed by the tug 'Indah Laut 2201' (IMO: 8690863), Northeast of Karimun island in position 01 05 300 N 103 34 550 E in the Singapore Strait on Jan 14, 2021, around 3.30 a.m. LT. The bow penetrated the hull of the barge, which was heavily damaged, about three meters deep. The 'Segero', which was en route from Flushing to Okpo, was also damaged in the accident. She had got the signal from the tug to pass behind it when approaching from the left. She dropped anchor in pos. 01° 4.00' N 103° 29.31' E. There were poor weather conditions in the area. Reports with photo and video: https://kumparan.com/kepripedia/kapal-supply-berbendera-korea-tabrak-tongkang-di-perairan-internasional-kepri-1uyflZH6lox/full https://suryakepri.com/2021/01/14/tongkang-muat-4-053-ton-granit-asal-karimun-ditabrak-tanker-berbendera-korsel-haluan-tanker-masuk-ke-bodi-tongkang-sedalam-3-meter/
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The 'Sasco Angara' suffered an engine breakdown in vicniity 42 47 16.8 N, 133 01 35.4 E, and was disabled in inclement weather conditions near the entrance to the Nakhodka Bay on Dec 31, 2020. The Russian icebreaker tug 'Tayfun' managed to establish a towing connection despite the difficult weather conditions, with wave heights of up to three metres and wind gusts of up to 35 mph, and was able to take the vessel ito the port of Nakhodka at 1 p.m. It left the port again on Jan 6, 2021, at 1.35 a.m. and arrived in Vladivostok at 1 p.m.
The 'Kompozitor Hasanov' ran aground with 16 crew members on board on Jan 14, 2021, at 9.35 p.m. on the Volga-Caspian Sea Channel at km 156 enroute to Astrakan in the Caspian Sea. There was no damage to the ship's hull nor pollution reported. Ship traffic was not affected.
On Jan 14, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard the FPSO 'Espoir Ivoirien' which was operating on the Espoir field offshore the Ivory Coast. Two fatalities have been confirmed as a consequence of the incident, which was caused by a leakage of hydrocarbons into the tank where the work was being carried out. Next of kin have been informed. The production has been shut dow,n and the leak has been contained within the cargo tank, with all personnel accounted for. The FPSO is operated by BW Offshore for CNR International. Both companies were cooperating with local authorities in addressing the situation.
The US Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the 10 crewmembers of the 'Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18' on Jan 13, who went missing approximately 550 miles northeast of Midway Island. Rescue crews from the Coast Guard, Navy, and good Samaritans aboard four fishing vessels and five Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) vessels conducted a total of 34 searches, over the course of 80 hours, covering over 44,000 square miles. The partners had been searching for the crew since Dec. 31, 2020, after the Rescue Coordination Center Taipei lost contact with the vessel. An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 aircrew located the adrift Yong-Yu-Sing No. 18, Jan. 1, with a missing life raft and no sign of the 10 crewmembers. Both Air Station Barbers Point and Navy aircrews performed daily air sorties of the area while the merchant and fishing vessel crews conducted surface searches. The weather on scene throughout the search has been winds regularly greater than 20 mph and seas of 11 to 25 feet and is forecasted to rapidly deteriorate. Despite the high winds and seas, crewmembers aboard the Taiwan fishing vessel 'Lian-Horng No. 67' and the AMVER vessel 'Horizon Spirit' were able to circle within 200 feet of the vessel. The rescue crews reported no signs of the missing mariners and placed an automatic tracking system beacon which allowed watchstanders to continuously track the vessel during the search. Involved in the search were: - Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrews; - A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130J Hercules aircrew; - Four Taiwan fishing vessels - Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrews - The crew of the AMVER vessel 'OOCL Tokyo', - The crew of the AMVER vessel 'Nicon Future'; - The crew of the AMVER vessel 'Horizon Spirit'; - The crew of the AMVER vessel ''ZIM New York' - The crew of the AMVER vessel 'Maunalei'.