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 Nuevo Rio Verde  (Other)
286 days ago by Timsen

Oil evaporated and dispersed
The civil protection maintained the alarm plan after the partial sinking of the "Nuevo Rio Verde" at the Cape Roig on Jan 9. The "Sirius" of SASEMAR helped to disperse the leaking fuel with its propeller three kilometers off the coast. A helicopter was monitoring the accident site meanwhile, and no more fuel was leaking out. The staff of a diver company from Palamós divers was hired by the insurance company of the vessel and documented the state of the hull underwater. As they estimated no more oil would be leaking out, the wreck was to be raised with lift bags and then pulled by a tug to Palamós starting on Jan 10. The crew of seven had been rescued by the f/v "Dorada Costa Dos" and returned to Sant Feliu de Guíxols after the grounding on Jan 8 at 7.45 a.m. Spanish reports with photos: www.diaridegirona... www.gironanoticie... www.diaridegirona...

 Cg Shearwater  (Service Ship > Patrol Vessel)
286 days ago by Timsen

Search for missing crash victim suspended
The "Shearwater" on Jan 9, 2014, suspended its search for the missing crewmember of a Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed on Jan 8 with five people aboard approximately 18 miles east of Cape Henry. A Navy aircrew initially contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m. reporting the Sea Dragon crashed and another Navy aircrew dropped a life raft to the people in the water. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched multiple crews aboard response boats from Coast Guard Station Little Creek and diverted the "Shearwater" to assist. At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Jan 8 two Navy helicopter crews hoisted four people from the water and took them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Coast Guard and other crews actively searched for the missing crewmember for more than 33 hours while searching approximately 620 square nautical miles in overlapping search patterns. Report with photos:

 Miss Aubrey Ann  (General Cargo Ship)
286 days ago by Timsen

Line severed foot off Louisiana
On Jan 9, 2014, a Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 27-year-old man from the "Miss Aubrey Ann" five miles off Louisiana. The captain of the offshore supply vessel had contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at approximately 4 p.m., reporting that a crewmember severed his foot after getting it caught in a line. An Air Station Houston aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medevaced the man to the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, in stable condition.

 Baltiyskiy-109  (General Cargo Ship)
286 days ago by odinfm

Captain found dead with noose around his neck
Captain of general vessel Baltiyskiy-109 was found dead in his cabin on Jan 5 14 with noose around his neck, vessel was docked in Sharpness UK. Body was taken to morgue, investigation under way. As of morning Jan 10 vessel was still docked in Sharpness. A new master already arrived. Maritime Bulletin

 Diomid  (General Cargo Ship)
286 days ago by odinfm

Left in ice in lay-up until spring, Sakhalin
Operator of general cargo vessel Diomid, which is trapped in ice in Sakhalin Bay, northern tip of Sakhalin Island, since Dec 29 13, decided to leave vessel in ice until spring in a lay-up, with 4 crew on board. Mobile generator, blow heater and other required supplies are to be delivered on board soon. Maritime Bulletin

 Costa Concordia  (Passenger Ship > Cruise Ship)
286 days ago by Timsen

First inspection of cruise ship's bridge
The "Costa Concordia" is to be inspected for the first time since its sinking, after an Italian judge agreed to let experts climb aboard to collect fresh evidence. On Jan 23, a delegation is to inspect the bridge of the vessel to check for any remaining electronic apparatus and to look at the on-board lifts. On Jan 27 the experts are to return to the ship to inspect the emergency generator, which failed to activate on the night of the disaster. The dates might change, however, in case of bad weather. The sections of the ship due to be scrutinised were unreachable until September, when the "Costa Concordia" was righted from the half-capsized position it laid in after it crashed against rocks near the Italian island of Giglio on Jan 13, 2012. Codacons, an Italian consumer group, and a group of lawyers representing victim's relatives and survivors, argue that captain Schettino is being made a scapegoat, while organisational and security shortcomings on the "Costa Concordia" were overlooked. They pressed the court trying Schettino to allow the on-board inspections, hoping they could provide fresh evidence in addition to the findings of a court-appointed expert report that was compiled in 2012, using black box recordings and other documentation.

 Baroy  (Passenger Ship > Passenger Ro Ro Cargo Ship)
286 days ago by Timsen

Ferry sailings suspended due to technical trouble
The ferry service Bognes - Lødingen had to be suspended in the run of Jan 9, 2014, due to technical trouble aboard the "Barøy". The first departure after repairs were carried out was from Lødingen at 8 p.m. and Bognes at 9:15 p.m. Sailings from Lødingen at 6:30 and from Bognes at 7:45 p.m. were cancelled due to the problems.

 Astoria Bay  (Bulk Carrier > Wood Chips Carrier)
286 days ago by Timsen

Burnt men medevaced off Cold Bay
The Coast Guard medevaced two men with severe burns from the "Astoria Bay" near Cold Bay in the night of Jan 8, 2014. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak, forward deployed to Cold Bay, conducted the hoists approximately 207 miles southwest of Cold Bay and flew the men to the Cold Bay Clinic for subsequent transport to the Seattle Burn Center by commercial medevac services. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau became aware of the men’s injuries on Jan 7 when the crew of the "Astoria Bay" reported the men were injured while working on the vessel’s boiler system. The watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended the Astoria Bay monitor the men’s conditions and alter course to Dutch Harbor. The helicopter crew was launched to conduct the medevac when the men’s condition worsened. Weather conditions at the time of the medevac were reportedly 29-mph winds out of the southeast with 10-foot seas and rain showers. The "Astoria Bay" was on a voyage from Port Angeles, Wash., to Tianjin, China.

 Xue Long  (Service Ship > Icebreaker)
287 days ago by Timsen

Research ship continuing research
Shortly after midnight on Jan 8 the RCC Australia was advised by the captain of the "Xue Long" that, at about 9 p.m. AEDT, it had managed to break free of the heavy ice and was now making slow progress through lighter ice conditions. The "Xue Long" advised RCC Australia this morning that it was not in need of assistance and would continue its research mission in Antarctica.

 Vibora  (Bulk Carrier > Wood Chips Carrier)
287 days ago by Timsen

Stowaways taken from board in Brunsbüttel
The owners of the "Vibora" informed the police in Brunsbüttel that two stowaways were aboard the ship which was underway from Pointe Noire via Leon Y Castillo to Liepaja. The crew had remarked the two men underway. The police boarded the ship in the Brunsbüttel locks on Jan 9, 2014, at 3.30 a.m. and requested personal documents which the man did not have. They were taken ashore. The ship continued its eastbound voyage at 4.40 a.m. Investigations found that a Congolese of 25 years and a 23 year old man from Gabun had boarded the ship separately in Gabun start of December. Three weeks later they were found by the crew.

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