Category Archives: Grounding

John B. Aird

John B Aird
Photo: themorrisburgnews.ca

The 223 meter long bulk carrier John B. Aird ran aground on St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg, Ontario. The bulk carrier had run on to Doran Shoal sustaining some hull damage on the starboard side amidships.  Divers were requested and some underwater repair work was conducted.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.  A tug was requested to help refloat the vessel. The John B. Aird was en route to Sept Iles with a cargo of slag.

Vestvind

Vestvind
Photo: ba.no

The 81 meter long, 2325 dwt cargo ship Vestvind ran aground near Bjorøy, Norway. The vessel notified authorities it was aground with no injuries to the seven crew.  The NSSR dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat Kristian G. Jebsen attempted to pull the Vestvind free, but failed. Next, the Coastguard vessel Tor arrived and its first attempt to refloat the Vestvind also failed. However, a few hours later, the Tor was able to free the Vestvind.  No reports of damage or pollution released. Divers were requested to inspect the hull.