Gret Palucca

Gret Palucca

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The 24 meter long passenger ship Gret Palucca became disabled and allided with a jetty at List upon Sylt, Germany. The passenger ship with 52 passengers was entering port when it suffered engine failure.  Unable to slow down, the Gret Palucca struck the jetty. Three passengers and one crewman were slightly injured and were later taken to hospital. A DGzRS lifeboat came to the aid of the disabled Gret Palucca and assisted it to berth at a nearby quay.  The Gret Palucca sustained significant damage to its bow and the vessel was pulled from service for repairs at a shipyard. No pollution was reported.

Gladstone

Gladstone

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On July 18, the 48 foot long fishing vessel Gladstone ran aground near Jones Island, Washington. The Gladstone had struck a rock and suffered water ingress before running aground. Two nearby vessels came to the aid of the Gladstone and safely rescued the single person on board. No reports of injuries. Authorities arrived on scene and found a sheen of diesel fuel had formed around the vessel. The Gladstone had some 900 gallons of diesel fuel on board at the time. Some 700 gallons of fuel had been safely removed,. The Coast Guard and state authorities have dispatched a pollution response team to the scene. Reports states a salvage team was able to seal the hull and towed the Gladstone to a nearby marina.

Alaska Juris

Alaska Juris

The 238 foot long, 611 ton fishing vessel Alaska Juris suffered water ingress and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea near Adak Island some 700 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Reports state the crew was unable to bring the flooding under control and the vessel sent out a distress call. The 46 crew on board the Alaska Juris donned survival suits and abandoned ship into the trawler’s three life rafts. Multiple vessels along with a Coast Guard cutter responded to the distress call.  The 190 meter long, 53565 dwt bulk carrier Spar Canis and 335 meter long, 103648 dwt the container ship Vienna Express arrived on scene first and rescued all the crew from the Alaska Juris. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.

July 27 Update

The Coast Guard reports the Alaska Juris is still afloat. The flooding in the engine room has caused the vessel to be down by the bow and a 5 degree list to port. The tug  Resolve Pioneer was dispatched to salvage the trawler, but it is not expected to reach the Alaska Juris until July 28. Once the tug arrives on scene, they will evaluate salvage options and investigate further the water ingress.

Amadeus

Amadeus

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The 225 meter long, 81,700 dwt bulk carrier Amadeus ran aground on the Paraná River near Campana, Argentina. The Amadeus was proceeding up the river from Recalada when it stranded on the river. Reports state traffic was halted near where the bulk carrier went aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Nicoline – HG 75

Nicoline

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On June 24, the 14 meter long fishing vessel Nicoline HG 75 caught fire off Hirtshals, Denmark. The crew were fishing for plaits when smoke billowed out of the engine room. The two crew on board quickly responded to the situation and douse the blaze with powder. The fire damaged the engine disabling the Nicoline. The crew requested assistance with a lifeboat from Skagen responding. The lifeboat towed the Nicoline back to Skagen. No reports of injuries.