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Grounded bulker in St. Lawrence Seaway now refloated

After the Canadian-flagged self discharging bulk carrier ‘RT Honorable Paul Martin’ ran aground on the American side of the St. Lawrence Seaway, on 6 October, it has now been refloated and anchored outside of the port of Johnstown, Ontario. The ship is now waiting for repairs.

Piper Alpha: The world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster

Over 30 years after the Piper Alpha oil platform suffered multiple explosions off Scotalnd taking lives of 167 people, SAFETY4SEA analyzes the North Sea disaster which made the oil and gas industry to look safety in new terms.

Arctic conditions delay salvage operation for trawler until 2020

The removal of the Northguider trawler that grounded in early 2019, in a in the Hinlopen Strait, has been postponed for next year as announced by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, as the salvage company found out that the grounded vessel suffered more damage than what they initially expected. 

Offshore worker injured in fire incident in the North Sea

An offshore worker was injured in a fire incident on Monday, October 14, on board the Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform in the North Sea, located about 90 nm to the northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK, leading to a temporary production shut-down. The worker suffered an arm injury due to the fire and was then medevaced by helicopter to Lerwick for treatment, after a request to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Danube collision: Captain is expected to face charges

As Reuters reports, Hungarian prosecutors are expected to charge the captain of the cruise ship that hit and sank the ‘Mermaid’ tourist vessel on the River Danube, which led to 28 people onboard losing their lives. The tourist boat had 35 people onboard, from whom 28 were found dead after research operations. 

First images of damaged Iranian tanker and its oil leakage

The Iranian news outlet Shana published the first images of the damaged tanker Sabiti, which was hit by missiles in the Red Sea, last week, off Saudi Arabia’s coast and suffered two hull breaches, while Iranian PMO’s Managing Director Mohammad Rastad commented that it was definitely a missile hit.

Navy of the Dominican Republic refloats grounded cargo vessel

The cargo vessel Habib Express which ran aground off the Beata Island in the Dominican Republic in late September, was refloated on October 7, according to Dominican Republic Navy. The Tanzanian-flagged vessel was sailing from Miami,Florida, to the port of Haina when its bow beached on September 11.

Cargo ship runs aground in French nature reserve

A cargo ship ran aground on October 13 in a marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio, off Corsica, France. No oil appears to have been spilled, according to the maritime police said, but anti-pollution measures are being deployed.

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