Shipwrecks
Cetacea Aground

Cetacea 2

The ferry Cetacea ran aground in Lynn Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts.  The ferry was entering the harbor with 13 passengers and 4 crew when the vessel became stuck just off the pier.  The Coast Guard launched a rescue vessel to the scene to monitor the situation.  The Cetacea was to be refloated on the following high tidea few hours later.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.…

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Marlene 2 Elbe Shipwreck Tanker

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The 85 meter long self-propelled tanker barge ran aground on the Elbe River near Hollerwettern, Germany.  The Marlene 2 was en route to Hamburg from Lauenburg when it was driven onto the shore near a popular beach area.   The water police responded to the scene and found the master of the vessel intoxicated.  Two tugs arrived later the same day and refloated the Marlene 2 on the following high tide.  No reports of damage or pollution released.  The Marlene 2 was towed to Glückstadt for further inspection.

Marlene 2 aground on the Elbe The 85 meter long self-propelled tanker barge ran aground on the Elbe River near Hollerwettern, Germany…
Faxborg aground shipwreck

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The 65 meter long cargo vessel Faxborg ran aground in the Vejle Fjord near Vejle, Denmark.  The Faxborg had misssed the turn to the entrance to the fjord when it ran aground.  Authorities responded to the scene dispatching patrol and pollution control vessels.  Tugs arrived the following day and pulled the Faxborg free.  The Faxborg was taken to Vejle where authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.  Reports state none of the crew on board for influence of alcohol.

Faxborg aground The 65 meter long cargo vessel Faxborg ran aground in the Vejle Fjord near Vejle, Denmark…
Photo: jv.dk

Photo: jv.dk

The 17 meter long tugboat Diver Master capsized and sank near Fanö Island off Esbjerg, Denmark.  The tug was assisting the 115 meter long, 1645 dwt four-masted barque Kruzenshtern out of the harbour along with the tug Svitzer Helios.  The Kruzenshtern was to let go the two hawsers, one attached to each tug.  One slipped free while the other became stuck.   The line pulled the Diver Master down towards the Kruzenshtern flooding the vessel.   A water police boat was nearby and two of the three crew on the Diver Master were able to leap to safety.  A third crewman fell into the water, but a line was secured to him to avoid being pulled under.   The Diver Master capsized and later sank in 10 meters of water.   Authorities have monitors over the wreck site monitoring for pollution.   The tugboat had some 3000 litres of fuel on board at the time of the sinking.  Reports state the tug sank in the middle of the fairway obstructing traffic to and from the port of Esbjerg.   A salvage team is expected to raise the tug by the following week.

Tug sunk by Russian Tall Ship The 17 meter long tugboat Diver Master capsized and sank near Fanö Island off Esbjerg, Denmark…
Aground off Evansville

Martha Denton

The 121 foot long towboat Martha Denton went aground on the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana.   Martha Denton was attempting to make the turn in the river when windy conditions cause the towboat and its barges to run onto the riverbank.   An hour later, the Martha Denton and barges were able to be refloated. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Martha Denton continue to…

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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.