Category Archives: Grounding

Miyama

Miyama
Photo: USCG

The 728 foot long bulk carrier Miyama ran aground on the Columbia River near Welch Island, Oregon. The Miyama had departed from Longview bound for Korea when it lost power and drfited aground. The Coast Guard was contacted who dispatched a helicopter from Astoria.  No sign of damage or pollution was reported. The Miyama was later refloated a few hours later.

Cintharth

cintharth
Photo: sudouest.fr

The 24 meter long fishing vessel Cintharth ran aground in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure, France. The Cintharth had run aground near the entrance of the port sustaining hull damage.  The vessel requested assistance and the 6 crew on board were airlifted by helicopter.  One crewman was slightly injured and taken to a nearby clinic. On the following rising tide, the fishing vessel showed increased flooding.  The pumps on board were unable to stop the flooding. The SNSM lifeboat and harbor tug stabilize the vessel. Salvage of the vessel was pospone until the 15,000 litres of fuel is pumped from its tanks.  No reports of pollution released.

 

Aleksey Afanasyev

Aleksey Afanasyev

The 114 meter long general cargo vessel Aleksey Afanasyev ran aground on the Don River near Azov, Russia. The Aleksey Afanasyev was en route to Venice from Rostov with 2888 tons of oil cakes when it grounded. The vessel was later refloated a few hours later with the assistance of an icebreaker. The Aleksey Afanasyev proceeded to Azov to be inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.