WEEKLY MARINE ACCIDENT

.The general cargo ship NEW COURAGE, on which a Filipino officer died of malaria recently in West Africa  

Filipino Officer Died On Board, Body Kept In Freezer, Couldn’t Be Sent Home

The body of reportedly, 2 Officer of Filipino nationality, of a general cargo ship NEW COURAGE, was finally, disembarked at Chittagong on Nov 12, to be transported to Philippines, after completion of autopsy and all required formalities. 52-old Second Officer died from malaria in October, in West Africa waters, where the ship was deployed for transporting UN goods. His body being kept in freezer since his death, because no African country the ship visited, maintains direct flights to Philippines, thanks to “pandemic” hoax.

 

General Cargo Ship On Fire, Crew Evacuated

Greek CG woke up on Nov 13 and blessed us with the news on Togo-flagged general cargo ship fire, which occurred on Nov 11 in Greek waters near Elafonisos islet, southernmost Peloponnese peninsula. Better late than never, I guess. Anyway, the fire occurred on board of general cargo ship AL HANI, not OSCAR I, as it was reported in initial news. Not hard to mistake, though – both ships were ballasting from Libya to Turkey, both are Togo-flagged and owned by Lebanon-based companies, both were in Elafonisos waters at the same time. More to that, OSCAR I turned north and anchored at Marathias anchorage, north of Elafonisos. She resumed her voyage on Nov 12. AL HANI meanwhile, was and still is off radar since late Oct, but understood, while en route, she anchored at Neapoli Voion anchorage, near Elafonisos, for reasons unknown. 14 crew were evacuated, fire reportedly, was extinguished. The ship remained at anchor and judging from fire pic, suffered serious damages – all superstructure looks to be engulfed in fire.

 

UK Fishing Boat Sank After Collision With Cargo Ship Off Tyne, UK

A UK 9.9-meter fishing boat collided with cargo ship about a mile off Tyne Piers, Tynemouth, UK, North sea, at 1540 UTC Nov 8. Boat was severely damaged and sank, notwithstanding salvage attempts, including towage. 2 crew were rescued, they’re safe. Cargo ship wasn’t identified, it was said only, that it’s a 1700-ton 81-meter ship, which left Blyth port, north of Tyne. According to ships’ tracks’ analysis, it is most probably, general cargo ship TALIS (IMO 9015424), en route from Blyth to Terneuzen, Netherlands. Ship’s track and time coincide with collision site position and time. The ship reduced speed soon after the time of collision, then resumed sailing full speed. Ship’s ID is to be confirmed. 

Five Turkish Fishermen Killed in Collision With Greek Tanker

Five Turkish fishermen were killed when their small boat collided with a Greek Suezmax tanker early Wednesday about 15 nautical miles off the eastern coast of Turkey's Adana province. The tanker remained on the scene of the accident and the Turkish Coast Guard Command responded with a search and rescue operation.

In a brief statement, the Turkish Coast Guard confirmed that it had dispatched four boats, a dive team, and a plane for aerial reconnaissance to the site. At first, they reported the recovery of four of the fishermen with one missing, but the missing person was later located also deceased. They reported that the fishing boat capsized after the crash, which happened at approximately 5:50 a.m. local time.

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