Mons

Mons

Photo: raja.fi

The 25 meter long tugboat Mons ran aground off the island of Airisto near Turku, Finland. The Mons had suffered rudder failure when it drifted aground. No reports of injuries to the three crew on board. Authorities arrived on scene and found there was some oil pollution around the tugboat. Booms were placed around the vessel and most of the pollution was hydraulic oil and was recovered by absorbent pads. Divers inspected the hull and found it remained intact.  The Mons was later refloated and was able to proceeded to Turku under its own power.

 

Hemingway

Hemingway

Photo: omroepgelderland.nl

The 105 meter long river passenger ship Hemingway collided with a barge on the Waal near Deest, Netherlands. The Hemingway had suffered rudder failure when it struck the cement laden barge. No reports of injuries to the 79 passengers or crew on board the Hemingway or those on the barge.  The Hemingway was later escorted to a shipyard in Dodewaard by authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident.

North Sea Allision

SE Pacifica

Photo: VTM Nieuws

On August 21, the 138 meter long, 12,649 dwt cargo vessel SE Pacifica and the 169 meter long, 38,850 dwt tanker King Emerald collided in the North Sea at the anchorage off Nieuwpoort, Belgium. Both vessels were anchored when the King Emerald anchor began to drag and the tanker started to drift. The King Emerald continued drifting until it struck into the starboard stern section of the SE Pacifica. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The SE Pacifica sustained significant damage to its superstructure while the bow of King Emerald suffered only minor dents and scrapes. Reports state the SE Pacifica was later taken under tow to Vissingen for repairs while the King Emerald proceeded to Antwerp.

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Alfa

Alfa

Photo: yonhapnews.co.kr

On August 20, the 90 meter long, 4156 dwt cargo vessel Alfa became disabled off Yeosu, South Korea. The Alfa was en route to China from Nakhodka with a cargo of timber when it encountered heavy seas in the Korea Strait. The timber cargo on board the Alfa shifted causing the cargo vessel to develop a heavy list of 45 degrees. With the vessel in danger of capsizing, the crew requested assistance. The South Korean Coast Guard responded and was able to safely evacuate all 15 crew on board. No reports of injuries.

Alfa

Photo: yonhapnews.co.uk

The abandoned Alfa drifted with the heavy seas before it ran aground between Jeju and Tsushima Island. Reports state part of the timber cargo has fallen overboard posing a potential hazard to vessels in the area.

Jens Albrecht

Jens Albrecht

Photo: jeversches-wochenblatt.de

On August 19, the 33 meter long, 148 gt passenger ship Jens Albrecht ran aground just outside the port of Horumersiel, Germany. The vessel requested assistance with the DGzRS lifeboat responding. The lifeboat was unable to pull the Jens Albrecht free due to the receding tide, but was able to re-float the passenger ship on the following high tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.