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.