Category Archives: Grounding

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Dawn

The 292 meter long, 7500 dwt passenger cruise ship Norwegian Dawn ran aground on a reef off Bermuda’s North Channel. The Norwegian Dawn departed from Boston for a 7 day cruise with 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew bound for Bermuda when it suffered a power blackout in the North Channel. The cruise ship lost propulsion and drifted onto the reef. No reports of injuries or pollution release. The crew was able to restore power. Divers were requested to inspect the hull along with a tugboat to help refloat the vessel.

Marine Diamond

MARINE_DIAMOND

The 116 meter long, 10292 dwt cargo vessel Marine Diamond ran aground in the port of Nagoya, Japan. The Marine Diamond was departing for Yokkaichi with a cargo of lumber when it struck bottom. The cargo vessel remain aground until the following high tide when a tug was able to refloat it. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Asian Breeze

Asian Breeze
Photo: forum-schiff.de

The 164 meter long, 12562 dwt vehicle carrier Asian Breeze ran aground in the Kiel Canal off Brunsbüttel, Germany. The car carrier had been caught by a strong wind gust and pushed against the jetty.  The Asian Breeze finally struck bottom off the jetty.  No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was dispatched and freed the vessel later the same day.  The Asian Breeze was later to continue on its voyage to Zeebrugge.