Shipwrecks
Celacante

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The grounded fishing vessel Celacante sank on July 12, 2014  during salvage operations off Pierres Noires, France.  The Celacante went aground on May 22 when the trawler attempted to rescue a sailboat in distress.  The Celacante remain aground for two months as the owner arranged salvage operations.

The salvage team began operations in early July.  The team had lightered the trawler and  installed balloons to give the vessel additional buoyancy.  Some 20 tons of diesel fuel and oil was removed from the vessel’s tanks.  After the work was completed, two tugs were able to successfully pull the Celacante off the rock planning to head directly to Brest.  The salvage team then inflated the balloons on board the Celacante to start the tow, but the fishing vessel lost buoyancy.   The balloons were insufficient and the trawler quickly listed over to starboard before sinking by the stern.   Reports state the divers had underestimated the damage to the vessel.  Further inspection found large cracks along the entire length of the engine compartment.  The Celacante now rests in 15 meters of water just 300 meters off the  Lighthouse of the Black Stones (Pierres Noires).

Celacante Lost The grounded fishing vessel Celacante sank on July 12, 2014  during salvage operations off Pierres Noires, …
Capsized Demi Lynn

The 40 foot long fishing vessel Demi Lynn capsized at its berth in Warren, Rhode Island…

Capsized Demi Lynn

The 40 foot long fishing vessel Demi Lynn capsized at its berth in Warren, Rhode Island…

Sheng Chang

Typhoon Matmo forces tanker Sheng Chang aground off Taiwan.  http://wp.me/p1t7FO-3qr

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The 87 meter long tanker Sheng Chang ran aground in heavy seas and winds of 85 miles per hour near K

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Costa Concordia underway to be scrapped

Costa Concordia underway to be scrapped

Costa Concordia underway to be scrapped

Costa Concordia underway to be scrapped

f/v Endeavor

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The 60 foot long fishing vessel Endeavor suffered water ingress near Yaquina Bay, Oregon.  The fishing vessel had been struck by a large swell the night before which caused a leak in the vessel.  The crew had discovered flooding in the engine room and contacted the Coast Guard requesting assistance.  The Coast Guard dispatched the 47-foot long Motor Life Boat to the scene.  The Coast Guard was able to pass two dewatering pumps to the fishing vessel.   With the pumps, the flooding was brought under control.  The Motor Life Boat then escorted the Endeavor back to port.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Endeavor The 60 foot long fishing vessel Endeavor suffered water ingress near Yaquina Bay, Oregon.  The fishing vessel had been struck by a large swell the night before which caused a leak in the vessel.  
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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