Isle of Wight

Hijacking – Special Forces detain 7 stowaways with 22 crew safe after 10 hour ordeal at sea – 25.10.2020

7 stowaways believed to be Nigerian, who threatened the lives of 22 crew members on board the tanker NAVE ANDROMEDA are being questioned by authorities following last Sunday 25th October rescue mission off the coast of the Isle of Wight. The UK’s elite Special Boat Service was drafted in after the Home Secretary Pritti Patel …

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Ferry News – Wightlink resuming ferry service – 03.07.2020

Wightlink will resume services on her Lymington-Yarmouth route on Friday 17 July 2020. This decision reflects increasing demand for Wightlink’s services as Government lockdown restrictions are relaxed and has been taken in consultation with the Isle of Wight Council’s Transport Infrastructure Board. There will be eight round-trip sailings each day, operating roughly every two hours, using …

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Casualties – Tankbarge PML 2501 aground – 10.06.2020

On Wednesday 10th June, 2020 around 1230 hrs the US Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received notification that the 302 feet long tanker barge PML 2501 towed by ANGLIAN LADY went aground in the lower St. Marys River, near Sweets Point. PML 2501 is carrying 3,622 metric tons of coal tar and …

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Yacht Transportation – YACHT EXPRESS back in Malta with interesting cargo – 23.05.2020

Last Saturday 23rd May, 2020 the 2007 built semi submersible yacht carrier YACHT EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour once again with 3 units bound for Malta during a Sevenstar Yacht Transport Operation. She passed breakwaters at 1445 hrs and was secured at Magazine Wharf at 1530 hrs. At 1610 she was cleared by Port Health Authorities and vessel started …

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