Day: October 1, 2015

Minouchi

Minouchi

Minouche
Photo: USCG

The 212 foot long, 1525 dwt cargo vessel Minouche was abandon off Haiti.  The Minouche was caught in heavy seas and strong winds from Hurricane Joaquin. The cargo vessel suffered water ingress and developed a 30 degree list to port. The Minouche sent out a distress call that was picked up by the British Coast Guard who forward it to United States Coast Guard.  The USCG diverted a cutter and launched a helicopter to assist the Minouche.  The helicopter was able to hoist all 12 crew to safety and transported them to Great Inagua, Bahamas. No reports of injuries.  No reports if the Minouche remained afloat or sank.

Tuhoe

Tuhoe

Tuhoe
Photo: stuff.co.nz

On September 27, the two-masted schooner Tuhoe ran aground near the entrance of the Waimakariri River near Christchurch, New Zealand. The Tuhoe was returning to its home to the Kaiapoi River from repairs in Lyttelton when it became stranded on the bar.  One of the 11 persons on board suffered minor injuries and no pollution was released.  A skeleton crew was left on board while the Tuhoe remained on the bar. The Coastguard was able to refloat the schooner on the following high tide.

Correction:

The Tuhoe suffered damaged overnight as waves caused hull damage. A survey found the schooner had sustained too much damage to salvage and the 96 year old was scrapped over the following days.

CV24 – LMAX Exchange

CV24 – LMAX Exchange

CV24 - LMAX Exchange
Photo: sail-world.com

The 18 meter long Clipper 60 class sailing vessel CV24 – LMAX Exchange ran aground near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The racing yacht struck a sandy outcrop.  The yacht suffered minor damage limited to the vessel’s starboard rudder. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the yacht was secured by anchor until equipment could be brought on scene to refloat her.