A private helicopter crashed in the East River, north of Roosevelt Island, US, on Sunday 10 March. The US Coast Guard responded to the incident, in which six people were involved. One was rescued, but five lost their lives. The US Coast Guard partnered with the New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department.
The US Coast Guard informed that it is searching for two people after a towing vessel sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, on Monday, 12 March. The good Samaritan vessel Earl Gosling managed to rescue one person.
The US Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency informed that they are monitoring the tracking and assessment of approximately 76 stray cargo containers about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, after they fell off the cargo ship “Maersk Shanghai”.
Maersk Line announced that the human remains of three of the four missing crew members after the fire on the containership “Maersk Honam” have been found on board the vessel. The three crewmembers are unidentified. Considering the time passed and the fire damages of the vessel, Maersk concluded that by now all four missing crew are dead.
The Singapore Government thanked the Indian Coast Guard for its immediate action in extinguishing the fire and conducting search and rescue operations, after the Maersk containership “Maersk Honam” caught fire on Tuesday, 6 of March.
As part of its Loss Prevention awareness, the Skuld P&I Club described a case study of a crude oil cargo found with a substantial quantity of water, upon loaded at Angolan terminals. As the cargo documents did not reflect the water content found in the Far East discharge ports, the receivers made substantial shortage claims against the owners.
The UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the collision of the commercial fishing vessel ‘Vertrouwen’ and recreational motor cruiser ‘James 2’, resulting in loss of three lives, in Shoreham-by-Sea, on 6 August 2017. The report revealed that the accident was resulted from improper lookout.
The reported water depth was about 5 m. The cargo vessel “Glory Hongkong” has a crew of 22, who are not in danger. The Finnish Border Guard is preparing for rapid evacuation of the crewmembers from the vessel if necessary. The ship reported that the engine room doors are tightly closed, preventing the water from leaking into other areas.
Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau released a report regarding the collision between the US warship USS John S. McCain and Liberian-registered Alnic MC, saying that the accident was caused because of a “sudden turn”.
The US Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report about a Magellan owned platform on fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boast-Medium boat crew to the area. After the response boat arrived on scene, the crew established a 200-yard safety zone.
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