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Triple Collision off Dungeness

Photo: Doverforum.com
Photo: Doverforum.com

The 166 meter long bulk freighter Rickmers Dubai reported colliding with another vessel off Dungeness, England.  The bulk carrier had struck another vessel during the night and contacted the Dover Coastguard of the incident. The other vessels involved was the 113 gt tug Kingston which was towing the barge Walcon Wizard.  The RNLI launched lifeboats to the scene finding all three vessels in stable condition.  Luckily, the Rickmers Dubai had passed between the tug and barge causing minimal damage to the tug and barge.  The barge crew dropped its anchor and waited until it could be towed to Dover harbour later the same day.  There were no injuries on any vessel involved.  The Kingston was able to proceed under its own power back to port.   The Rickmers Dubai anchored off Newhaven while authorities investigated the incident. No reports of pollution released.

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Barge aground off Fort Point

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A barge loaded with 80,000 barrels of diesel fuel went aground off Fort Point near Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The barge was being pushed by the 65 meter long tugboat Mediterranean Sea when the barge drifted onto a shoal.  No reports of injuries.  The double-hulled barge was undamaged and was later refloated.  No pollution was released.  The Coast Guard reports that alcohol and drugs were not a factor.

 

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K.C. Campbell

Photo: au.news.yahoo.com
Photo: au.news.yahoo.com

The 25 meter long tugboat K.C. Campbell caught fire while berthed at Port Adelaide, Australia.  Local fire crews were called out and were able to extinguish the blaze.  The fire did extensive damage to the K.C. Campbell with estimates around $90,000 (AUS).  No reports of injuries.  The K.C. Campbell was slated to be dismantled and sold for scrap.  Authorities have reported the fire may have been arson.

 

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Heloise

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The 186 meter, 30688 dwt bulk freighter Heloise collided with the 20 meter long tug Ocean Georgie Bain on the St. Lawrence River at Montreal, Canada.  No reports of injuries or pollution released.   Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.  No further details reported.

 

 

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