Category Archives: Grounding

E. R. Visby

E.R.VISBY

The 158 meter long, 14236 dwt container ship E. R. Visby ran aground on the Kiel Canal near Schinkel, Germany. The E. R. Visby was en route to Rotterdam from St. Petersburg when it ran onto an embankment blocking traffic on the canal. Authorities were alerted and dispatched several tugs from Kiel to the scene.  The tugs were able to refloat the E. R. Visby a few hours later. The tugs towed the container ship back to Kiel for inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Ocean Carrier

Ocean Carrier
Photo: tribunnews.com

The 190 meter long,  56853 dwt bulk carrier Ocean Carrier ran aground in the Sinapore Strait near Pulau Pemping, Indonesia. The Ocean Carrier was en route to Yangjiang with iron ore when it veered out of the fairway and went aground to avoid colliding with another vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Sea Worker

Sea Worker
Photo: tvsyd.dk

On February 3, the 55 meter long platform Sea Worker capsized off Hvide Sande, Denmark. The Sea Worker had been aground since January 27 while being towed to an offshore wind turbine site. Reports state the platform had on board both light fuel oil and lubricating oil and a small sheen was spotted, but authorities state there is no risk of a large oil spill. No reports of injuries. The Sea Worker was to be inspected for damage to see if the platform was too far damaged to be salvaged.