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Danube fatal collision: Captain of cruise vessel was sober

Hungarian authorities announced they had found no evidence of alcohol or drug abuse by the Captain of the cruise ship ‘Viking Sigyn’ that hit and sank a small tourist vessel last month, causing one of the most fatal maritime incidents on Danube River in the last century.

Lessons learned: Man overboard fatality from world racing yacht

UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the fatal man overboard incident involving the UK registered world racing yacht ‘CV30’ approximately 1500 nm west of Fremantle, Australia. Simon Speirs was initially secured to the yacht, but before he could be recovered his safety tether hook distorted and suddenly released. 

17 dead after overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia

As sources report, 17 people have confirmed dead and at least one remains missing after the overloaded Arim Jaya ferry was capsized off the coast of Giliyang Island, East Java, Indonesia. The victims include four children. Officials report that that 39 passengers survived.

Cows die from hot conditions on livestock carrier at Israel

Israeli media reported that dozens of calves died onboard a livestock transport ship which arrived in Israel, rising charges of animal cruelty from rights advocates. The ship was carrying 20,000 calves and lambs, and had arrived in Eilat on June 8. Footage posted last week by the Israel Against Live Shipments, shows animals lying on the floor dead.

Adopting a formal alcohol policy in ports is vital

In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB’s accident report is about the fatal incident of a deckhand; The crew of a fishing vessel was looking for the deckhand during their operations and found his body under the adjacent fishing vessel. The investigation revealed that the deckhand, the night before, attempted to urinate while drunk, which caused him to fall in the sea. 

Three dead after explosion onboard tanker

An explosion took place onboard a tanker’s engine room at the Port of Makhachkala, Russia, on June 11. The explosion occurred while oil products were being pumped at the port, while three people died, and three others were transferred to the hospital.

Hungarian salvage crews to raise the wrecked boat in Danube

As Reuters reports, Hungarian salvage crews prepared to raise the wreck of the boat that capsized on the Danube river, Budapest, and resulted to the loss of 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew. All the bodies, except eight, have been recovered.

6 dead as boat transporting migrants sinks off Mytilene, Greece

Six have lost their lives after a boat that was transporting migrants sank off the Greek island of Mytilene, on May 11. According to sources, another 58 people were rescued, which were then transported to the port of Mytilene. Moreover, boats of the Greek Navy and Frontex, as well as a super puma helicopter are also taking part in the search and rescue operation in the area.

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