After the Canadian-flagged self discharging bulk carrier ‘RT Honorable Paul Martin’ ran aground on the American side of the St. Lawrence Seaway, on 6 October, it has now been refloated and anchored outside of the port of Johnstown, Ontario. The ship is now waiting for repairs.
The cargo vessel Habib Express which ran aground off the Beata Island in the Dominican Republic in late September, was refloated on October 7, according to Dominican Republic Navy. The Tanzanian-flagged vessel was sailing from Miami,Florida, to the port of Haina when its bow beached on September 11.
A cargo ship ran aground on October 13 in a marine reserve in the Strait of Bonaficio, off Corsica, France. No oil appears to have been spilled, according to the maritime police said, but anti-pollution measures are being deployed.
The Canadian-flagged self discharging bulk carrier ‘RT Honorable Paul Martin’ ran aground on the American side of the St. Lawrence Seaway, near Cardinal, Ontario, on 6 October, the Canadian Coast Guard announced. The vessel was carrying a load of iron ore at the time.
Last week, SAFETY4SEA remembered the Torrey Canyon oil spill, which claimed the title of the worst environmental tanker disaster in March 1967. The sinking of the Amoco Cadiz more than a decade later came to claim again the title of the world’s worst oil spill, putting another dark spot in the environmental record of shipping.
According to The Brunswick News report, the car carrier Golden Ray was grounded after the pilot aboard, Captain Jonathan Tennant, deliberately took it out of the channel and contributed to the best possible outcome for the incident.
In its latest Safety Digest, UK MAIB analyzes the grounding of a ship while navigating in a narrow, buoyed channel. The incident highlighted issues associated with lack of accurate tidal stream data and poor information exchange.
The Baltic Carrier, Gibraltar-flagged general cargo vessel gone ashore off the coast of Sweden in the evening of Tuesday, September 24, while transferring from the Russian port of Svetly to Sweden’s Lidkoeping. According to ESL Shipping, the Finland-based charterer, all members of the crew aboard are safe. Moreover, no environmental harm or any leakages were reported.
The Swedish Club presents a case, which started off as a routine job with clearing the lower starboard sea-chest from ice, and ended with grounding. This case shows how bad weather conditions and a lack of clear procedures made this journey end with evacuation and towing.
A week after it ran aground about 400 meters off the coast of La Manga, the Spanish minesweeper Turia has been refloated and returned to the naval base at Cartagena, Spain, as the Spanish Navy informed.
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