Day: December 27, 2010

Serbest-K Aground

Serbest-K Aground

A freighter called Serbest-K hit the rocks off the Aegean coast. Rough seas hampered coast guards' rescue efforts to reach the 12 crew members. AA photo

The freighter Serbest-K hit rocks near Turgutreis, Turkey along the Aegean Sea. Reports state the 12 crew onboard were rescued by help of 2 Coast Guard cutters and a tug. No reports yet of any pollution or damage to the vessel. The Serbest-K was in rough seas which may have led to the grounding.

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Malaysia bum-boat capsizes

Malaysia bum-boat capsizes

A bum-boat, a small vessel used to carry people and cargo from moored ships, carrying 29 passengers capsized near the Tanjung Leman jetty. The boat had left Wong Pak Yau Kelong when it was hit by large waves. Twenty-four passengers and 2 crew were rescued. The boat was overloaded as it was designed to carry upto 12 passengers. Reports state the master and owner are detained part of an investigation by Malasysian authorities.

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Hangro Ferry 2 Sinks

Hangro Ferry 2 Sinks

The 495 grt ferry Hangro Ferry 2 sank near Manjae Island, South Korea. The vessel was in heavy seas when the cargo of vehicles broke free form the chains holding them secure. This resulted in the vessel listing and eventually capsizing. The master of the Hangro Ferry 2 contacted the Coast Guard for assistance. The Coast Guard was able to respond quickly and rescued all 15 crew and passengers. Reports state no injuries, but some passengers had mild cases of hypothermia.

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