The US Coast Guard rescued two adults and one child from a disabled 21-foot pleasure craft, on Saturday, September 15, 17 miles north of Fort Pierce. The station crew towed the disable pleasure craft to the Fort Pierce Inlet, transferred the boat to a Station Fort Pierce 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew, who took the vessel to the Stan Blum Boat Ramp.
IUMI has been running the project for the past year to understand if is feasible to collect hull and cargo claims data for large losses. This is expected to be a unique database of large loss data for marine underwriters, who will not find this information anywhere else.
Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina during Friday, September 14, leaving at least 15 dead and thousands of homes damaged across these states. Florence is now more week, but it is still expected to rain up to 10 inches of rain in North Carolina. Until now, over 900 people have been rescued from floodwaters.
The US Coast Guard rescued 5 people on Saturday, September 15, from the water after their boat capsized 24 miles south west of the Withlacoochee River. The boaters were transported to George T. Lewis Airport and no injuries were reported. A Hazard to Navigation was issued, alerting mariners in the area about the capsized boat.
A fire broke out onboard a sailboat, off the island of Sifnos in Greece, during the weekend. The boat had two people onboard at the time of the incident. The Hellenic Coast Guard ships went on the scene of the incident to provide assistance, while the passengers got into a private boat, which was on the spot.
Twenty-eight people were rescued after a fishing vessel sustained fire, about 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia, on Thursday late night. The 774-foot tanker ‘Challenge Pollux’ rescued the 28 people from the water in a joint effort with the US Coast Guard and Colombian Navy, on Friday.
As IMCA informs, during the removal of a spool at 172msw, divers were conducting lift bag operations to relocate the spool to a wet store location. During the operation a series of events took place, which resulted in a diver’s death. Investigations into the cause of the incident are currently underway.
In the morning hours of 7 September, the Maltese-flagged luxury yacht ‘Kanga’ suffered a major fire while off the cruise port of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with nine crew members and four passengers onboard. Initial reports suggest an electrical failure triggered the fire.
The US Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday. As a result from the incident, the Coast Guard issued a waterway closure between mile marker 664 and mile marker 674 on the Mississippi River.
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.
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