Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Thorco Celebration

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The 143 meter long, 10300 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Celebration caught fire while moored at São Sebastião, Brazil.   The fire started in one of the cargo holds while repairs were being done  from a welder.  Sparks from the welder caught wooden packages ablaze and quickly got out of control.  The crew requested local firefighters who arrived along with a fire tug.   The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire a short time later.   No reports of injuries or pollution released.

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Tennessee Rocket Ship

The 95 meter long, 3950 dwt ro-ro cargo vessel MV Delta Mariner struck the Eggner Ferry Bridge over the Kentucky Lake, a section of the Tennessee River.   The Delta Mariner, loaded with booster cores used with Delta and Atlas rockets, attempted to pass under the bridge through a channel normally used by recreational vessels.  The bridge partially collapsed sending 20 feet of the span onto the vessel and into the water.  The bridge also suffered damage to its superstructure.  The Delta Mariner did not suffer any severe damage.  No one was injured during the incident.  The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.   

 
Delta Mariner
 
Delta Mariner
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The MV Delta Mariner typically loads booster cores at a Boeing plant in Decatur, Alabama and proceeds down the Tennessee River and Ohio River, then onto the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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Pantanal Hard Aground

The 120 meter long,  7837 dwt heavy lift cargo vessel Pantanal went aground in Cashla Bay close to Rossaveal Harbour, Ireland.  The Pantanal had dropped anchor in the narrow shallow waters when gale force winds caused broke the anchor line and ran the Pantanal on to the rock and sandbank.  The Pantanal had left Gibraltar for Galway to load 2 small passenger ferry vessels located in Rossaveal Harbour.  All 16 crewmen on board were safe and uninjured.  The Irish Coast Guard were alerted and were put on standby.   The vessel was inspected for leaks and any pollution being released.   Booms have been placed around the vessel to prevent any pollution escaping in the event of an oil leak.  A tug has been disaptched to refloat the Pantanal on the next high tide.

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Finnkraft aground

The 8702 dwt cargo vessel Finnkraft went aground on the Trave River near Schlutup, Germany after having engine problems resulting in a power lost.  The Finnkraft was able to refloat itself and with the assistance of the workboat Pirol and tug Axel, the vessel reached back to a berth.  None of the 16 crew on board were injured.  An investigation into the grounding will be conducted by authority.

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