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Shipping News and information / Mumbai Maersk ran aground off Wangerooge
« on: February 03, 2022, 09:13:40 AM »
The Danish flagged container  m/v 'Mumbai Maersk', 214286 gt (IMO: 9780471), ran aground on Feb 2 at 11.05 p.m. while approaching the Weser estuary en route from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven in pos. 53° 51.07' N 007° 54.09' . The Central Comand for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven took over the coordinantion and deployed the multi purpose ships 'Neuwerk' and 'Mellum' to the scene. A towing assistance team was dropped off on board. A first attempt to pull the ship off failed in the morning hours of Feb 3. As of 9 a.m., a fleet of tugs was gathered around the ship, consiting of the 'Bugsier 30', 'Fairplay 25', 'RT Pioneer' VB Emoe', 'Wulf 0' along with the pilot tender 'Duhnen', the 'Neuwerk' the 'Weser Pilot' and the research vessel 'Zenit'. The next high tide will be at around 4 p.m., actually the water level was dropping. The next salvage attempt was scheduled for 1 p.m.

Shipping News and information / 'Rise Shine' ran aground in Vostok Bay
« on: November 12, 2021, 09:48:42 AM »
The 'Rise Shine' ran aground in the morning of Nov 9, 2021, at 5.02 a.m. in the Vostok Bay west of Nakhodka in stormy weather. The vessel had come from the port of Ningbo and was destined to the port of Vostochny in Primorye. After its arrival off the port of Vostochny it had anchored in the roadstead. Due to the approaching cyclone, the vessel was sent to Vostok Bay, where the vessel anchored in order to wait out the storm. But then it began to drift at anchor. It finally ran aground near Cape Kozin. The engine room was flooded, and there is a crack in thhe hull but its fuel tanks remained intact.

The Japan Coast Guard successfully evacuated the crew of the 'Crimson Polaris' on Aug 11 without incident and initially reported that the vessel, which had encountered a steering problem, was not in danger. The Japan Coast Guard received a distress call from the vessel at around 7:50 a.m.LT.  Shortly after 2:00 p.m., they began an airlift by helicopter lasting approximately five hours to ferry the 21 crew to shore. Some cargo had leaked from the vessel due to damage to the hull.
At 4:15 a.m. on Aug 12 the 'Crimson Polaris' broke in two just forward of the deckhouse approximately 2.5 miles off the coast. An undetermined amount of oil has reportedly spilled with an investigation and containment efforts underway.

Shipping News and information / X-PRESS PEARL sinking
« on: June 02, 2021, 08:13:50 AM »
The burnt out container m/v 'X-Press Pearl' started sinking on June 2, about two weeks after the fire started off Colombo, which would be an even bigger environmental disaster. The damage to nature is already enormous due to the burning and leakage of chemicals and plastic. An attempt was made to tow the ship to deeper water, but this operation was aborted as the ship was increasingly unstable. President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa had previously requested this, so that the ecological consequences of the impending major oil spill were less serious for the Sri Lankan coast. The stern of the ship has already disappeared under water. The salvage operation has been aborted due to safety reasons. The country has already taken precautions to prevent nearby bays from being polluted by oil spills. The ship was carrying all kinds of chemicals and plastic. Much of it has ended up in the water, and nearby beaches were full of microplastics.

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