The "Vela", en route from Ventspils, Latvia to lagos, Nigeria, with 22 crew members on board, experienced a main engine defect in position 50 25 34 N, 000 28 25 W, 26 miles south of Littlehampton, on Aug 17, 2018, at 10.05 a.m. The incident was caused due to a defect in the exhaust valve. The ship was 37345.80 metric tonnes of gasoline. After repairs it continued the voyage Ventspils-Lagos, ETA Aug 31.
(Offshore Vessel > Offshore Support Vessel)
The "Thoran", after a drug seizure, has dcapsized and sank in the Port of Cádiz on Aug 17, 2018. The Port Authority pointed out probably a water ingress caused the sinking . A pollution control plan was activated and oil barriers were laid out to avoid fuel contamination. Now the causes of the sinking were being investigated and the refloating will begin as soon as possible. Divers will be sent down to survey the valves at the ship's bottom which may have been leaking. The ship was seized in October 2017 when it was transporting 3.8 tons of cocaine hidden under the floor of the galley. It was then the largest cache of cocaine in which the State Security Forces and Corps had intervened.
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The Court of Appeals of Puerto Montt on Aug 17 ordered not to unload the 100 tons salmon aboard the "Seikongen" nor dispose of the fuel stored inside the ship, for not having the permits of the competent authorities. The plans had generated several protests from local inhabitants.
The First Chamber of the Court of Appeals - made up of Minister Jaime Vicente Meza, Judge Mirta Zurita and lawyer Pedro Campos - accepted the requests by the Municipality of Puerto Montt and Calbuco, respectively, allowing only the action of specialized personnel for cargo verification.
The "Seikongen" will remain in Puerto Montt waiting for decisions regarding a safe area for eliminating the waste.
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On Aug 18 at 3 a.m. the fire aboard the "Eid" was successfully extinguished. The ship had been towed to the Industry Quay in the Forsand municipality at 10.30 p.m. where it will be examined further during the next week. The Marine Commission for Sea and North Sea / Environmental Section of the police has been notified. It was too early to say why the main engine got overheated and caught fire. The passengers who were on board have now been accommodated in hotels in Sandnes.
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(Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
In the morning of Aug 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. the "Blue Galaxy" suffered a technical malfunction at a generator and could not leave for a scheduled service from Piraeus to Chania with 625 passengers, 163 cars, nine trucks, one bus and 15 bikes on board. The port authority initially detained the ferry, but after the damage was repaired and the class attendance certificate was presented by the relevant classification society the ship could sail with a delay.
(Oil And Chemical Tanker > Chemical Oil Products Tanker)
The "Pantelena" was reported missing since late Aug 13, 2018, in the Gulf of Guinea, all contacts were lost. The crew included 17 Georgiabs and two Russians. The tanker was en route from Lome to Libreville. The last known position dated 9 p.m. was 00 32 N 008 48 E, 40 miles west of Libreville. The tanker was being deployed in Gulf of Guinea trade, calling ports of coastal states such as Togo, Gabon, Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana. The owner and the crewing company feared a pirates hijack.
The "Terney", while manoeuvring alongside berth No.2, at the port of Plastun, allided the quay wall with its bow on Aug 16, 2018, at 07.15 a.m. Both the berth and the hull of the vessel have suffered damage. The amount of damage was currently being assessed.