Day: October 23, 2015

Rong Jiang 3

Rong Jiang 3

Rong Jiang 3
Photo: vesselfinder.com

On October 21, the 110 meter long cargo vessel Rong Jiang 003 capsized in the Bohai Sea near Penglai, Shandong, China.  The vessel completely turned over sending the seven crew into the water.  Authorities were alerted and dispatched helicopters to the scene. One of the seven crew was later rescued from the water.  The remaining six crew were still reported as missing.

Stena Germanica

Stena Germanica

STENA GERMANICA

On October 22, 240 meter long, 10670 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Stena Germanica caught fire in the Kattegat near Anholt, Denmark. The fire started in a camper on the vehicle deck while  en route to Kiel from Gothenburg with 700 passengers on board. The crew assembled the passengers on deck and alerted authorities that a fire had broken out on the vessel.  A team of fire fighters were about to be flown to the Stena Germanica when the crew was able to the extinguish the blaze. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Stena Germanica continued on with its voyage and arrived in Kiel.

Frontenac

Frontenac

Frontenac

On October 21, the 222 meter long, 26365 dwt self-unloading bulk carrier Frontenac ran aground in the Detroit River near Belle Isle Michigan. The bulk carrier remained aground until the following day until it could be refloated by the assistance of two tugs.  The Frontenac proceeded to an anchorage off Belle Isle for further inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The cause of the grounding was not reported.