Shipwrecks
Jim Marko

Photo: kmov

Photo: kmov

The 70 foot long, 140 ton towboat Jim Marko sank on the Mississippi River off the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge near St. Louis, Missouri.  The  reason for the vessel sinking was unknown, but the four crew on board were able to abandon ship and later rescued.  Fuel pollution was spotted on the surface.   Reports state the Jim Marko had some 10,000 gallons of diesel fuelon…

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Collision on the Sheksna

The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt cargo vessel Leonid Lisin collided with the barge OT-823 being towed by a tug on the…

Collision on the Sheksna

The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt cargo vessel Leonid Lisin collided with the barge OT-823 being towed by a tug on the…

Cacilhas

The 27 meter long, 50 dwt high speed ferry Cacilhas ran aground at the entrance to Macau.  The ferry was en route to Macau from Hong Kong with 220 passengers when the vessel struck the Macao breakwater at full speed of 35 knots. Reports state 57 passengers and 1 crewman suffered minor injuries and taken to hospital.  No serious injuries reported.  The Cacilhas sustained significant damage to its hydrofoils and hull.  No pollution reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.  Some reports stated the weather at the time was reported fine and clear, but the incident occurred during the high tide in which the breakwater was not visible.

More information about the vessel can be found here.

Cacilhas The 27 meter long, 50 dwt high speed ferry Cacilhas ran aground at the entrance to Macau.  
Photo: Shipspotting.com

Photo: Shipspotting.com

The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le Sheng off Algeciras, Spain.  The Cape Med had departed from Gibraltar when it was struck by the Le Sheng which was approaching Algeciras.  The Le Sheng’s bow was crushed while the Cape Med suffered damage to a ballast tank resulting in water ingress.  No reports of injuries.  Both vessels were detained and dropped anchor in the Bay of Gibraltar to await surveys.  Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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Collision off Gibraltar The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le…
Todd Michael
Photo: USCG

Photo: USCG

On April 15, the tugboat Todd Michael went aground on Lake Pontchartrain off New Orleans, Louisiana.  The tug was towing a barge when it ran onto the rocks near the shoreline.  The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene.  The 2 crew on the Todd Michael were lifted to safety.  The one crewman on board the barge was rescued by another vessel.   No reports of injuries.

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MSC Kyoto
Photo USCG

Photo USCG

The 270 meter long,  53540 dwt container ship MSC Kyoto went aground in the Mobile Ship Channel near Mobile, Alabama. The MSC Kyoto had suffered steering failure and went out of the channel fairway between buoys36 and 38.  The boxship was refloated later the same day on the rising tide with the assistance of two tugs.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.  The MSC…

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Meggen

Barge Meggen releases pollution into canal #germany #pollution #canal #Weser-Datteln #Datteln

Photo: derwesten.de

Photo: derwesten.de

The 82 meter long self-propelled barge Meggen released pollution into the Weser-Datteln Canal while berthed at Datteln, Germany.  The crew of the Meggen made a mistake pumping water.  Instead of pumping water into the fresh water tank, it was pumped into a cooling system causing it to overflow.  The overflow went into a fuel tankcausing oil to be released out into the canal.  …

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Ferry Agersø III strikes quayView Post

Ferry Agersø III strikes quay

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f/v Endorphin disabled off Montauk; #coastguardView Post

f/v Endorphin disabled off Montauk; #coastguard

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f/v Olivia Rose disabled off Whitby; RNLI tows vessel to safety. #RNLIView Post

f/v Olivia Rose disabled off Whitby; RNLI tows vessel to safety. #RNLI

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