Collision off Penmarch

Elluma
Photo: ouest-france.fr

On August 22, 2014, the 12 meter long fishing vessel Elluma collided with the 119 meter long, 8400 dwt cargo vessel Arklow Beach off Penmarch, France.  The Arklow Beach suffered only minimal damage and continued on to Dunkirk.  The Elluma sustained significant damage to its bow.  The captain of the Elluma also sustained injuries requiring a medical evacuation.   The Guilvinec SNSM lifeboat escorted the Elluma to Guilvinec where the vessel was later lifted out of the water.  No details reported to the cause of the collision. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Gloria May

Gloria May
Photo: uscg

The 130 foot long offshore supply vessel Gloria May collided with a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pascagoula, Mississippi.  The Gloria May struck a shrimping vessel which sustained significant damage after the collision.   The three crew on board the shrimper abandoned ship and were quickly rescued by the Gloria May.  No reports of injuries. Reports state the shrimper vessel had some 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 200 gallons of oil on board at the time.  The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.

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