Day: October 2, 2015

Global Gold

Global Gold

Global Gold
Photo: USCG

The 177 meter long, 33562 dwt bulk carrier Global Gold allided with a pier at Astoria, Oregon. The Global Gold was arriving in port with its cargo of lumber when it struck the pier suffering a four foot long gash in the hull near the stern.  The impact also ruptured a fuel tank spilling some 1000 gallons of diesel into the water.  Authorities responded and placed booms around the bulk carrier while the vessel’s crew applied absorbent pads around the area impacted by the spill. No reports of injuries. The Global Gold was detained in port until repairs could be completed.  Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Global Gold
Photo: USCG
Ilmamui

Ilmamui

ilmanui
Photo: bangka.tribunnews.com

The 60 meter long, 950 dwt cargo vessel Ilmamui sank while berthed at Perkasa, Pulau Bangka, Indonesia. The vessel had been resting in the port for many years being in lay-up when it suffered water ingress.  The Ilmanui capsized and partially sank.  No reports of injuries.  Reports state the likely cause of the incident was due to lack of maintenance.

Ironton Ferry Fire

Ironton Ferry Fire

Ironton Ferry
Photo: USCG

The 50 foot long four-car cable ferry Ironton Ferry caught fire while moored in Ironton, Michigan on Lake Charlevoix.  The fire started in one of the vehicles on the deck.  The fire was extinguished a short time later by the local fire department.  No reports of injuries to passengers or crew on board.  The Ironton ferry operates between mid-April through mid-November making  upwards of 100 trips across Lake Charlevoix each day.