The Filey volunteer RNLI Lifeboat crew was called out on May 21, 2018, at 9.30 p.m. after the "Pamela Jill" had asked for assistance in position 54 14 45.2N, 000 00 21.1W, 9,36 nautical miles from Flamborough Head. The Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Filey’s all-weather Mersey Class lifeboat "The Keep Fit Association" to assist the fishing vessel whose gear had snagged in an underwater cable about 10 miles east-north-east of Filey Brigg. Shortly afterwards, the boat Filey ALB stood by the "Pamela Jill" for three hours whilst attempts were made to free the obstruction; the task made more difficult as there was a potential danger of the vessel capsizing or steel cables parting. Shortly after slack water, the crew managed to free their gear and were able to resume fishing. When the vessel broke free from the cable, it lost three dredgers, which could still be on the cable. The Filey ALB returned to station where it was re-carriaged and made ready for service by 2.30 a.m.
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The Diana Containerships has signed through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the “Puelo”, with delivery to the buyer by latest June 30, 2018, for a sale price of US$20.5 million before commissions.
The shipping company expects to use the whole or part of the net proceeds from the sale of the vessel to prepay existing indebtedness based on the outstanding amount of such indebtedness upon completion of the transaction.
Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sale of a Post-Panamax container vessel, the m/v "Hamburg", Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of four container vessels (2 Post-Panamax and 2 Panamax). The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading liner companies carrying containerized cargo along worldwide shipping routes.
On May 22 the fire aboard the "Auto Banner" was finally extinguished, though the ship continued to smoulder and was likely to be a total loss. The car carrier was loaded with 2.100 used vehicles when the blaze started on deck 11, where 200 of them were stored. In total 398 firefighters were on scene as well as 110 fire engines and three fire fighting helicopters. One firefighter was hospitalized after having fallen while boarding the ship.
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On May 20, 2018, at 1.55 p.m. the "Annenkov", coming from Kerch,allided with a pier in the port of Kavkaz. The Novorossiysk Transport Prosecutor's Office ordered a safety check after the accident which happened when the ferry approached the pier and hit it with the port side, causing some damage as a protection device fell into the water. The ship itself was found undamaged in an inspection of the Russian Transport Ministry.
The "Indian Empress", belonging to a former Indian politician, co-owner of the Formula One Force India team, was to be auctioned by the courts of Malta on May 22, 2018. The vessel, owned by multimillionaire Vijay Vittal Mallya, has been held under court order in Malta after being targeted by a maritime lien over a million-dollar wage bill. In April, the yacht's owner had been ordered by a civil court to settle an outstanding bill in favour of local marine repairs and services company Melita Power Diesel Limited after the latter had to summary proceedings to claim the debt. Mr. Mallya was also ordered to pay 25,829 and 42,502 Dollar relative to services rendered to the vessel to Agence Maritime Tropezienne and Luise Associates Riviera & Co. Srl, respectively.
The yacht had been arrested by 1st Hall Civil Court at Valletta, on Nov 15, 2017, due to unpaid credits. The vessel remained stationary and under arrest at the Grand Harbour Marina, Valletta.
The "Sky Hope" suffered a technical failure on May 20, 2018, and sheltered at Datca anchorage the same day at 8 p.m., where repairs commenced by the crew. The ship was en route from Iskenderun to the Black Sea, sailing in ballast. By May 22 it was still moored in pos. 36° 44.68' N027° 43.94' E.
The "Mild Tempo" ran aground while sailing from Tokyo on May 18, 2018, at 1.40 p.m. The ship refloated under own power and sailed on May 19 at 6.50 a.m., after it was found undamaged, next bound to Ningbo where it arrived on May 21 at 5.10 p.m.
The "Agung Samudera IX" ran aground off Gilimanuk on May 19, 2018 at 9.45 p.m. after strong winds and currents drifted it into shallow waters. It refloated under own power at 12.25 a.m. and docked at Gilimanuk at 12.45 a.m. where the landing craft has been checked and no serious damage was found. The vessel has been authorized to resume its operations.
The 42-year-old Philippine crew member missing from the "Seastar Endeavour" is dead after he fell over board in the North Sea on MAy 20. A rescue helicopter found the man heavily hypothermic in the water 12 miles west of Esbjerg. The mate was flown to the Aarhus University Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
The man was last seen on board the ship when he left the bridge at the end of his watch at 4 a.m. north of Hanstholm. At noon he was expected to start a new watch. When did not turn up an alarm was triggered. The ship was located west of Esbjerg then.
An SAR operation was launched along the entire Danish West Coast, from Hanstholm in the north to Esbjerg in the south. The search included two rescue helicopters and 12 ships of the Civil Guard. At 4.30 p.m. the man, who was 2nd mate on board the ship, was located next to Blåvand.