Following the rescue of another 105 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea the Ocean Viking (IMO 8506854) had a reported 356 refugees on board. Its rescue of the new set of migrants, 40 miles off Libya, was made more difficult by the fact that the migrants’ boat was sinking. Most of the castaways were from Sudan. 1986-built, Norway-flagged, 2090 gt Ocean Viking is owned by Ocean Viking AS care of manager Hoyland Offshore AS of Steinsland, Norway. It is entered with Skuld as a platform supply ship on behalf of Hoyland Offshore AS.
Self-discharging bulk carrier Thunder Bay (IMO 9601039) allided with an arrester wire in the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Lock No 3 in Beauharnois Lock, Quebec, shortly after midday on August 11th. The vessel was undamaged and the ship continued its voyage to Sydney, Australia, with an ETA of August 15th. 2013-built, Canada-flagged, 24,430 gt Thunder Bay is owned and managed by CSL Group of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is entered with Standard Club (International Division) on behalf of The CSL Group Inc.
An explosion rocked cargo ship Niki (IMO 9015591) during the afternoon of July 26th while she was moored off Porto Imbituba, Brazil. One man, a Filipino crew member, was seriously injured, suffering multiple fractures in the lower limbs and broken bones of the legs and feet, caused by the explosion of a compressor inside the ship which was waiting to load. 2006-built, Liberia-flagged, 56,810 gt Niki is owned by Destiny Investment Inc care of manager Larus SA of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with Swedish Club (Piraeus Team) on behalf of Destiny Investments Inc.
The Indian Coast Guard and the Coastal Security Police rescued 27 crew members and workers off Vizag coast from the on-fire Coastal Jaguar (IMO 8213108) near Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh, India, Of the rescued crew, 15 had suffered burns and five were discharged after treatment, The other 10 were admitted to a local hospital with 50% to 60% burns, one of them with 90% burns and said to be in a critical condition. One body was found floating in the water and another person was still missing. The deceased person was identified as Ashish Kumar of Rajasthan while the missing person was identified as Vicky Chauhan of Uttar Pradesh, The vessel caught fire shortly before noon on August 12th. All of the crew and workers jumped into the sea. It took over eight hours to bring the flames under control, in heavy seas. The Mumbai-based vessel had been in dry dock in Visakhapatnam and was undergoing a trial after a 40-day refit and overhaul. The ship was on contract to HPCL. 1983-built, India-flagged, 748 gt Coastal Jaguar is owned and managed by C3 Cube of Maharashtra, India. It is entered with Shipowners’ Club on behalf of Coastal Marine Construction And Engineering Ltd.