Tag Archives: Cargo Vessel

Kvitbjørn

Kvitbjørn
Photo: mp.no

The 120 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Kvitbjørn ran aground off Skeide, Norway. The Kvitbjørn was en route to Ulsteinvik from Bergen when it struck a reef. The NSSR lifeboat was requested and attempted to pull the Kvitbjørn free, but without any success. A tug was requested and was able to refloat the Kvitbjørn on the rising tide. No reports of injuries to the 15 persons on board, damage or pollution released. The Kvitbjørn proceeded to a nearby yard for inspection. Reports state the cause of the grounding was due to a technical fault.

Coastal Pride

Coastal Pride
Photo: marineinsight.com

The 78 meter long, 2047 dwt cargo vessel Coastal Pride capsized and sank off Dahanu near Mumbai, India.  The Coastal Pride had suffered a mechanical failure on June 22 while caught in a storm. The crew was able to make an emergency anchor off Dahanu. However, the  Coastal Pride began to roll badly in the strong winds and rough seas the following day.  Eventually, the cargo vessel developed a list and the crew sent out a distress call.  The Indian Coast Guard dispatched two helicopters to the scene.  The helicopters arrived on scene and winched six crew off the vessel and took them ashore.  On the third round, the Coastal Pride finally rolled over and sank. The remaining eight crew were pulled from the water. No reports of injuries.

North Star

North Star

The 74 meter long, 3012 dwt general cargo vessel North Star ran aground in the Aegean Sea off Bozcaada Island.  The North Star was en route to Stavros, Greece with a cargo of marble when it went hard aground. No further details reported.