The US Coast Guard informed that it responded to a 33-foot commercial fishing vessel that ran aground near Rippers Cove off the coast of Catalina Island, on Monday, September 10. Fishermen made their way to shore, where they were rescued by Baywatch Isthmus personnel.
The US Coast Guard along with partner agencies responded to a grounded sailing vessel, on September 12, on the Hudson River near Catskill, NY. The ship had 46 passengers and 11 crew aboard and managed to refloat itself, while the USCG was monitoring the situation.
UK MAIB issued a double report on the unintentional release of CO2 from the fixed fire-extinguishing system onboard two ships, in two separate incidents. There was no injury in these cases, however this type of incident has caused 72 deaths and 145 injuries, mainly in maritime, between 1975 and 2000.
AMSA has a steady increase in incident reports, from 1721 reports in 2013, to 3017 reports in 2017, which represents a 75% increase over a five-year period. From 1 January to 30 June 2018, AMSA received 1611 incident reports and 78% of them concerned some form of technical issue.
A 90-meter bulk carrier had been drifting in heavy weather, with hard winds and 4-meter-high waves, after it suffered a breakdown on the main engine off Marstrand, according to data provided by the Swedish Coast Guard. The bulk carrier was loaded with fertilizer.
Over 100 migrants lost their lives in early September after their rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, according to the MSF aid agency. The two vessels were carrying many people and had started from Libya. One of the boats engine failed while the other deflated.
The cruise ship, ‘Star Pride’, became disabled about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk, on Friday September 7. The cruise ship has 191 passengers and 160 crewmembers aboard. The crew of the Star Pride managed to safely anchor outside the channel and regain power.
USCG recovered two unresponsive individuals from the waters outside Rocky Creek State Park, near Depoe Bay, Ore., after receiving a request for assistance, for two people who had reportedly been swept out to sea by a rogue wave while foraging for mussels.
A German 33-year-old singer is reported missing after going overboard from the cruise ship Aidaluna, while off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in the early morning hours of Sunday. Daniel Kueblboeck became famous in 2003 from his participation to the German version of Pop Idol.
In the aftermath of El Faro casualty, Rear Admiral John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard, highlights that the adoption of a proactive safety culture, remains the number one priority.
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