Day: April 13, 2017

Gene Dunlap

Gene Dunlap

Gene Dunlap
Photo: komonews.com

On April 7, the 35 meter long tugboat Gene Dunlap ran ashore at Seattle, Washington. The Gene Dunlap was under tow by another tugboat heading to a nearby drydock when the vessel suffered water ingress. To avoid sinking, the tugboat pushed the Gene Dunlap into shallow water.  Assisted by authorities, the crew was able to dewater the Gene Dunlap and make repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released.

Raunefjord

Raunefjord

Raunefjord

On April 13, the 130 meter long ro-ro ferry Raunefjord became disabled off Hallhjem, Norway. The ferry had departed from Sandvikvåg bound for Halhjem when it suffered engine problems. The ferry sat in the bay for a short period until the crew was able to restart the engine. The Raunefjord proceeded to Hallhjem at reduced speed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.