Containership suscpected of involvement in triple collision
The "Pocahontas" was suspected of having been in collision with three small fishing boats at Nouadhibou Roads, Mauritania, in the early morning of Aug 16, 2018. Nine people of the fishing boats were either missing or dead. Investigations by local authorities were still in progress.
The "Nissos Chios" suffered a damage to the ramp in the evening of Aug 18, 2018, when leaving the port of Chios during its scheduled service from Piraeus to Chios. The Central Port Authority of Chios initially detained the ship. After the damage was repaired and a certificate of the classification society was presented, it was allowed to sail again at 10.30 p.m. instead of 8.45 p.m. with 285 passengers on board.
The "Satya Kencana IX" has been towed to Surabaya for further investigation on Aug 18. The National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) has completed collecting initial information regarding the fire that occurred on board the vessel.