Tallink has extended the charter of the "Atlantic Vision" to Marine Atlantic of St John’s, Newfoundland. The ship was due to end a three-year charter to Marine Atlantic in November 2014. The charter has now been extended to November 2015, by which time the ship will have operated under charter to Marine Atlantic for a total of seven years.
In order to check the fuel containment aboard the sunken “Amadeo 1”, around 70 officials from the Chilean Navy and the ferry companyNavimag came to El Paso Kirke in the Ultima Esperanza Province on Aug 19. The Mayor of the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, Jorge Flies Anon, visited the accident site aboard a spreedboat of the port captain of Puerto Natales on Aug 20, accompanied by the Commander in Chief of the IIIrd Naval Zone, Admiral Felipe Garcia-Huidobro Correa, the Maritime governor of Magellan, captain Jorge Leyton Imhoff, the Province Governor of Ultima Esperanza, José Ruiz Santana and the port captain of Puerto Natales, Cristian Orteg. Both government and maritime authorities observed the work of staff to contain the spill of diesel floating on the sea with protective booms, absorbent pads and recovery equipment. The patrol boat “Sibbald” came with containment material from Puerto Arenas. They were also able to verify that about 30 cattle saved from the wreck were unharmed and protected on the slopes of the hills. The “Amadeo 1” was carrying a cargo of frozen salmon and 250 cattle, three smaller vehicles, several trailers and trucks, and three containers for oxygen transport. After the tour around the ship that sank almost entirely and heeled 70 °, the authorities returned to Puerto Natales. It was assured that the ferry service from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt would be resumed with another vessel on Aug 23. The Chilean Navy will deploy two vessels in the area in order to maintain surveillance and containment measures.
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