The 104 meter long, 938 dwt passenger ship Clipper Odyssey allided with the jetty at Fort George, Derry, Northern Ireland. The vessel was attempting to berth at the jetty when it struck. The edge of the jetty suffered broken concrete, railings and electrical equipment. No damage to the vessel. None of the 200 passengers or crew on board the cruise ship were injured. The master of the Clipper Odyssey accepted responsibility for the incident. The authorities closed the jetty to the public while it undergoes repairs. The jetty had recently been refurbished.
Situation on board the 299 meter long container ship MSC FLAMINIA is unchanged. The team of firefighting experts has been unable to board the vessel since July 30th, 2012 due to bad weather conditions. A change of weather situation is predicted for Sunday this week. A detailed statement regarding the condition of cargo hold 7 is only to be made when the salvage team can board the MSC FLAMINIA again. Temperatures are monitored continuously in this area in order to carry on with boundary cooling. MSC FLAMINIA is still listing by approximately 10 degrees. Her waiting position is approximately 360 nautical miles off the British coast. A decision to enter a sheltered coastal area has not yet been made but is expected in the coming days.
Thanks to improving weather conditions, a team of firefighting experts is able to board MSC FLAMINIA and continue the salvaging efforts today. Boarding had not been possible since July 30 2012. The current measures aim at inspecting areas which had not been accessible so far. Also, data is being collected to calculate and assess the stability of the vessel. Smoke emission in cargo hold 7 has declined significantly. Temperatures in this area are also dropping again. Currently, no cooling by the accompanying tugboats is necessary. MSC FLAMINIA is still listing by approximately 10 degrees. A decision to enter a sheltered coastal area has still not yet been made.
The 135 meter long self-propelled barge Sarina allided with the underside of a bridge at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The barge remained stuck to the bridge for a short period before it was able to refloat itself. Local authorities inspected the bridge and stated the damage was minimal. The Sarina was later allowed to proceed upstream. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.