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Fernandes I no 1 - 13.09.2010
Captain Morgan Cruises, Malta - Fernandes I no 1 - 13.09.2010

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Fernandes I no 1 - 13.09.2010

Operator:
Captain Morgan Cruises, Malta

Photographer:
Capt. Lawrence Dalli

Location:
Bahar ic-Caghaq, Malta

Photo Date:
13.09.2010

Photo Category:
Casualties

Photo Posted Online:
14/09/2010 02:19:24


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The 1986 Turkish built 23m Turkish goulette type short sea ferryboat FERNANDES few minutes after Captain called for distress on vhf to Valletta VTS as she was taking water after she hit Marku Shoals and decided to ground the vessel at Bahar ic-Caghaq in a position between Ras il-Qretjen and Ras L-Irqieqa with 45 passengers and 6 crew onboard at 2021hrs on Monday 13th September 2010. AFM Austal Class Patrol Craft P21 and Vittoria Class SAR Boat MELITA I was despatched by MRCC Malta of which Yellow Fun Cruises dinghies were transferring the passengers back to the SAR Boat MELITA 1 and taken to the AFM Maritime Squadron Base at Haywharf of which all they were safe and no one was injured. At 2322hrs the Captain Morgan house flag was lowered from her position and vessel was tight by ropes in 2 different ways and stern anchor with salvage operation was aborted at 0005hrs on Tuesday 14th September 2010.
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