Friday, July 6, 2007

Rescue of trapped woman in car

More dramatic video of Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco rescuing a woman trapped in her car during a flood in Northern California.

More Rogue Wave Reports from Cargolaw,

Polish yacht Bloom seriously damaged during a storm off the Russian coast on June 28. German tall ship Alexander von Humboldt rescued the crew, and the Bloom was abandoned at sea. No injuries reported. The Alexander von Humboldt resumed her voyage to Gdansk with the rescued crew. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Thurs. June 28 2007) 238.9-m 36,483-gt 3,450-TEU container vessel M/V Ital Florida (IMO 9308039) homeport Triest built 2007, lost at least three containers in severe seas ebetween June 16 and 19 in the Arabian Sea. The vessel faced waves of 7-10m in height. The ship's deck also suffered storm damage. She arrived in port on June 22 with a substantial port of its containers shifted to starboard and damaged. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Thurs. June 28 2007)

6,469-gt 8,626-dwt 127-m 1977-built M/V DenDen, owned by Eritrean Shipping Lines in Asmara and enroute to Dubai with 8,000 metric tonnes of furnace oil and 24 people, sunk on Tannir Bavi shores in stormy seas on June 23. The vessel was pushed toward the shore. Two confirmed dead, 3 in serious condition and 1 missing. Local fisherman assisted in the rescue of 21 people. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Sun June 24 2007) UPDATE>>> The accident appears to have been the result of an engineer's error, who failed to change engine power at optimum temperature resulting in engine seizure. From our Sr. Correspondent Tim Schwabedissen (Tues. June 26 2007)

UPDATE M/V Pasha Bulker

She's alive and kicking, well maybe not kicking too hard but M/V Pasha Bulker tonight was pulled from her temporary berth on Nobbys Beach, Northern NSW Australia by a couple of heavy haulage tugboats who were'nt going to take no for an answer, she quietly slipped out to sea about 9.45pm AEST into the deeper waters that will allow a serious assessment of her hull to take place before she is dry docked for repair. M/V Pasha Bulker appears to have suffered severe damage to her rudder & propeller but in the great scheme of things this is minor compared to what could have become of this young lady of the sea. Also of concern are some creases down her starboard side which could in all reality spell an end to her all-too-short life. Here's hoping for a full recovery and return to duty for this humble lady.

Bruce Traplin - Australia

Editor Note For July 2 2007:

We will follow with additional details concerning the release of M/V Pasha Bulker from her reef prison -- but for now ths is just a happy miracle! Sadly, there is the prospect that this freedom is only parole -- depending upon the damage sustained.