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Day: March 11, 2011

Tsunami: Chinasteel Integrity

Tsunami: Chinasteel Integrity

The 175,775 dwt freighter Chinasteel Integrity went aground after hit by the tsunami wave while achored off the port of Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. The Chinasteel Integrity was loaded with a cargo of iron ore. All 25 crewmen on board the vessel were reported safe.

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Ben My Chree sinks

Ben My Chree sinks

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The fishing vessel Ben My Chree sank off the Isles of Scilly. The vessel was in moderate seas when the crew discovered the vessel was in distress as it was taking on water. The Falmouth Coastguard received a distress signal and dispatched a rescue helicopter along with the St. Marys lifeboat. The helicopter attemped to drop a pump aboard the fishing vessel proved impossible due to the conditions. The helicopter was able to winch up all 4 crewmen to safety. The master of the Ben My Chree was picked up by the lifeboat. The lifeboat stood by as the fishing vessel slowly sank until its navigation lights went out.

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