Unilink II

Unilink II

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On July 19, the 673 dwt cargo vessel Unilink II ran aground off  Barangay Poblacion, Naga, Philippines. The Unilink II had dropped anchor earlier that day, but the weather worsen with increased winds and waves causing the anchor to drag. The Unilink II drifted until it struck some concrete pilings and eventually ran ashore. No reports of injuries to the 19 crew on board or pollution released. The vessel was to be inspected for damage.  Authorities have detained the Unilink II until owner’s settle damages caused to the concrete piers by the incident.

Grietje Cornelia

Grietje Cornelia

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The 24 meter long fishing vessel Grietje Cornelia ran aground  just 50 meters off the shore along the coast of Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands. The trawler requested assistance with a KNRM lifeboat responding. Initially, the lifeboat was unable to refloat the Grietje Cornelia due to the low water levels, but later succeeded on the rising tide a few hours later. No reports of injuries to the three crew, damage or pollution released. The Grietje Cornelia later proceeded to Den Helder.

Emine Anne

Emine Anne

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The 69 meter long, 1602 dwt cargo vessel Emine Anne ran aground near Bozcaada, Turkey. The Emine Anne was en route to Ancona from Constanta with 1300 tons of iron when the crew lost control of the steering  and the vessel struck the breakwall. No reports of injuries to the nine crew on board. The Turkish Coast Guard dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. No reports of pollution released.

Hope & Sydney

Hope & Sydney

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The 67 foot long fishing vessel Hope & Sydney ran aground near Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The trawler had run aground in Wood Hole Pass with 2500 pounds of squid on board. The crew requested assistance and the Coast Guard dispatched by a 45 foot rescue boat to the scene. The Coast Guard monitored the situation until the Hope & Sydney was able to refloat itself on the rising tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the fishing vessel returned to Point Judith, RI.

Idee Fixe

Idee Fixe

On July 15, the 200 meter long, 36286 dwt bulk carrier Idee Fixe ran aground off Douala, Cameroon. The Idee Fixe, loaded with grain from Canada, was en route to Douala and Owendo when it ran hard aground at an anchorage off Douala. No reports of injuries. The bulk carrier was unable to refloat itself and requested assistance. Reports state the vessel signed a Lloyds Open Form with Smit for assistance with refloating.