The Marine Casualty Investigation Board released its report about the heavy rolling of the ‘MV Epsilon’, on February 8, 2016, while it was sailing from Cherbourg in France. As a result, ten passengers and two crew members got injured. The senior Master was of the view that the vessel could outrun the weather.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, two men from Matagorda Island were lifted up from the Coast Guard, in Thursday morning, after their sailing vessel ran aground because of losing its mast. A helicopter aircrew landed and helped the two men to emergency medical services experts at Port Lavaca Airport. Both the owner and the crewmember are in stable condition.
A storm called Ali is currently hitting Scotland. The storm detached the cruise ship ‘Nautica’ from its moorings in Greenock, Scotland. The vessel drifted away from the dock on September 19. ‘Nautica’ experienced strong winds and got detached from the dock. Now all guests, about 500, are stuck at sea but safe.
The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Honolulu and Maui Counties to vessel traffic on September 12. Shoreside operations resumed as waterside assessments continued and Olivia passed with Tropical Storm Warnings still active at the time. Hawaii and Kauai County ports opened on September 12.
Energy companies and port operators along the U.S. Gulf Coast began re-operating on Wednesday September 5, after Tropical Storm Gordon shut down over 9% of the region’s oil and gas production. in New Orleans, pilots began moving cargo vessels through the Mississippi River while the lock connecting the Mississippi River to the intracoastal waterway is open.
Vietnam ordered ships to return to port and prepared evacuation plans in northern provinces which are more likely to be affected by floods. This development comes as the tropical storm ‘Son Tinh’ is expected to reach the land later on Wednesday, July 18. The storm is expected to produce 350 mm of heavy rain
USCG is warning mariners to be extremely careful when passing the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, from Wednesday 21 March into Thursday, 22 March, as a winter storm is expected in this area. Conditions are expected to get worse on Wednesday night, 212 March, with dangerous wind and sea conditions along Southern New England waters.
The US Coast Guard advises operators in the mid-Atlantic region to be very careful, as a storm system is expected in the region, with winds of over 30 miles-per-hour and seas up to or surpassing 10 feet. Operators are also advised to stay up to date on the weather as conditions can change suddenly and with little warning.
Debris and some fuel from the damaged boats was released into the Marina, however most of the fuel was broken up during the bad weather. But considerable quantities of polystyrene from damaged floating pontoons is also adding to the waste disposal problem.
New England Coast is experiencing severe weather conditions, as a strong coastal winter storm, including high winds and dangerously cold temperatures is expected to hit the area, the US National Weather Service informed.
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