Palflot-5

Palflot 5

On April 21, the 123 meter long, 3794 dwt tanker Palflot 5 ran aground on the Don River in the port of Azov, Russia. The Palflot 5 had departed from Volgograd with 2951 tons of vegetable oil when it ran aground after a navigational error. The tanker was able to refloat itself the same day.  No reports of damage, injuries or pollution released.

Mississagi

Mississagi
Photo: uscg

The 603 foot long self-unloader bulk carrier Mississagi ran aground on the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan. The Mississagi had departed from Bruce Mines, Ontario with a cargo of stone when it ran onto a shoal in Potagannissing Bay. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and boats from Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Reports state marine inspectors will inspect the vessel for damage while the crew of the Mississagi works with a salvage company to refloat the bulk carrier.

Workboat Allision

Photo: nu.nl
Photo: nu.nl

Reports state a workboat struck the lift-bridge over the Gouwe River near Waddinxveen, Netherlands.  The workboat was passing under the bridge when part of the vessel was caught  underneath. The allision cause metal to sheer away injuring one person on board the workboat.  The bridge sustained damage and was closed to traffic.  Reports state a crane will be needed to repair the bridge.

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