Maryland

Maryland
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On February 18, the 106 foot long tugboat Maryland and its barge became stuck in ice on the Hudson River off West Point, New York. The Maryland was proceeding to Newburgh pushing a barge loaded with 850,000 gallons of heating oil when it became trapped in ice. The Maryland requested assistance with the Coast Guard cutters Line and Willow responding along with the nearby tug Jason Reinauer.  The cutters arrived and broke-up the surrounding ice, but could not approach the Maryland too close due to their size.  The smaller Jason Reinauer was able to approach closer to the Maryland and was able to break the tug and barge free.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.


Fort Azov

Fort Azov

On February 18, the 114 meter long, 3261 dwt general cargo vessel Fort Azov sank in the Black Sea near Ayancik, Sinop, Turkey. The Fort Azov was en route from Varna with 3,000 tons of wood when it suffered a cargo shift in bad weather. Reports state the bad weather had caused some deck cargo to wash over board causing the vessel to develop a heavy list to port. The vessel requested assistance before abandoning ship into the vessel’s life rafts. The Turkish Coastguard arrived on scene and safely rescued the 12 crew. The following night the Fort Azov sank. Reports state vessel had frequented to Kerch in the Crimean.

Flandria Seaways

Flandria-Seaways

The 142 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Flandria Seaways ran aground off Vlaardingen, Netherlands.  The vessel was departing from Vlaardingen when it suffered a breakdown and drifted aground. Three tugs arrived and refloated the Flandria Seaways a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The cargo vessel continued on its journey to Felixstowe

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