Day: April 6, 2017

Mike A. Nadicksbernd

Mike A. Nadicksbernd

Mike A. Nadicksbernd
Photo: uscg

On March 5, the 131 foot long, 622 gt towboat Mike A. Nadicksbernd struck the Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River a few miles downstream from Brookport, Illinois. The Mike A. Nadicksbernd was pushing 20 barges, 19 empty and one loaded with steel rods, when strong winds caused the towboat to allide with the Lock and Dam. The strong current cause the towboat to become pinned against the lock wall. The towboat sustained water ingress in the engine room and developed a small list to port.

The Coast Guard dispatched a response boat to the scene. No reports of injuries. The Mike A. Nadicksbernd has some 47,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no signs of pollution being released.

Juan Y Virgilio

Juan Y Virgilio

Juan Y Virgilio
Photo: twitter

On April 4, the 22 meter long fishing vessel Juan Y Virgilio became disabled in the Balearic Sea near Palamos, Spain. The Juan Y Virgilio went adrift after a net got caught in the propeller. The crew requested assistance from the Salvamento Maritimo which dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat Salvamar Sirius took the fishing vessel under tow and proceeded to Palamos. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.