Sam Wolf

Sam Wolf

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On September 16, the 190 meter long, 57200 dwt bulk carrier Sam Wolf ran aground near El Faro, Puerto Cortes, Honduras. The Sam Wolf was approaching Puerto Cortes when it was driven off course by strong currents and ran aground just offshore from the beach. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. No further details reported.

Noorderlicht

Noorerlicht

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The 36 meter long schooner Noorderlicht ran aground near Trygghamna, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Norway. The Noorderlicht requested assistance with the authorities dispatching the government vessel Polarsyssel to the scene. The Polarsyssel arrived and pulled the Noorderlicht free. The Polarsyssel towed the Noorderlicht to a sheltered area near Trygghamna. No reports of injuries to the 23 persons on board, damage or pollution released.

Ms Nicani

Ms Nicani

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The 50 foot long fishing vessel Ms Nicani ran ashore off the Siuslaw River Bar  North Jetty at Florence, Oregon. There were no injuries to the two crew on board.  The Coast Guard is monitoring the situation and reported that there was no pollution concerns. Reports state a local tug has been contacted to begin salvage operations.

Heng Yu 9

Heng Yu 9

The 117 meter long,  tanker Heng Yu 9 ran aground in Quanzhou Bay, China. The Heng Yu 9 had departed from Ningbo on September 14 with 6000 tons of naphtha.  As the tanker was attempting to shelter from Typhoon Meranti, it was blown aground. The tanker sustained damage to its cabin, anchor, and its steering. No reports of injuries to the 19 crew on board. Reports states the Heng Yu 9 had been at risk of capsizing, but the crew was able to keep the tanker upright by the time authorities came to their aid. The Heng Yu 9 was towed to the Jinjiang Quanzhou Oil terminal on September 16 where it unloaded its cargo of naphtha.  No reports of pollution released.

Flinthörn

Flinthörn

Photo: DGzRS

The 31 meter long passenger ship Flinthörn ran aground between Bensersiel and Langeoog, Germany.  The Flinthörn was headed to Langeoog with 127 passengers when it stranded on a sandbank. The crew alerted the DGzRS which dispatched multiple lifeboats to the scene. Assisted by custom and police boats, the lifeboats were able to evacuate all 127 passengers as the tide receded. The crew remained on board as the Flinthörn sat high and dry with just a slight list to starboard. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Flinthörn was later refloated on the rising tide and proceeded to Langeoog.