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).
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
The 27 meter long, 50 dwt high speed ferry Cacilhas ran aground at the entrance to Macau.
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.
Collision off Gibraltar
The 290 meter long, 185827 dwt bulk carrier Cape Med collided with the 169 meter long, 22271 dwt freighter Le…