Day: March 19, 2012

Ocean Glory

Ocean Glory

The 95 meter long, 5151 dwt freighter Ocean Glory sank off Keelung, Taiwan.  The Ocean Glory left Keelung bound for Hualien with a cargo of gravel in bad weather.   The vessel sent out a distress call shortly after leaving port before it capsized and sank.  The Taiwan Coast Guard dispatched rescuers to the scene and found 13 of the 15 crewmen.   They were taken to hospital, but six men were declared dead on arrival.  The remaining two crewmen including the master of the Ocean Glory were reported as missing.   Authorities believe the freighter sank after striking an object in the rough seas.  No further details reported.

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Flinterspirit

Flinterspirit

The 112 meter long, 6358 dwt freighter Flinterspirit went aground off  North Uist Island, Hebrides, Scotland.  The Flinterspirit was headed to Belfast from Mantyluoto, Finland with a cargo of wood when it hit the rocks.  The vessel was refloated the next day by a tug and escorted to Stornoway for inspection.   No injuries, damage or pollution reported.

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