Tag Archives: Tug

Collision on the Sheksna

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The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt cargo vessel Leonid Lisin collided with the barge OT-823 being towed by a tug on the Sheksna River, Russia.  The Leonid Lisin struck head-on with the barge as it passed each other.   The Leonid Lisin suffered a hole in the hull above the waterline.  No reports of injuries on either vessel and no pollution was released.  Authorities ordered the trio of vessels to a nearby anchorage to conduct further inquiries into the incident.  The Sheksna River is part of the Baltic Sea – Volga waterway.

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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