Month: October 2017

Lu Di 67

Lu Di 67

Li Dian 2
Photo: shipspotting.com

The 55 meter long coaster cargo vessel Lu Di 67 collided with the 190 meter, 56928 dwt bulk carrier Li Dian 2 in the Waigaoqiao Channel, Shanghai, China. The Lu Di 67 was struck by the Li Dian 2 resulting in hull breach and uncontrolled water ingress. The crew quickly abandoned ship into the canal before the Lu Di 67 sank. Seven crew were later rescued from the water by patrol boats. One crewman was reported as missing. Authorities report some pollution was seen near the incident site.

Jacoba Aleida UK 266

Jacoba Aleida UK 266

Jacoba Aleida
Photo: knrm

The 24 meter long fishing vessel Jacoba Aleida UK-266 ran aground off Ouddorp, Netherlands. The KNRM lifeboat from Ouddorp was dispatched to the scene. The lifeboat attempted to refloat the Jacoba Aleida, but the  fishing vessel remained stuck. Another lifeboat arrived and also attempted to refloat the Jacoba Aleida without success. Another fishing vessel also attempted to pull the Jacoba Aleida free, but the fishing vessel continued to be stuck in the pounding surf. Finally, a tug was requested and it was able to pull the Jacoba Aleida free on the rising tide. No reports of injuries. The tug towed the Jacoba Aleida to Stellendam.

African Wind

African Wind

African Wind
Photo: hvzeeland.nl

The 166 meter long cargo vessel African Wind became disabled off Flushing, Netherlands. The African Wind was headed for Antwerp coming from La Rochelle when it suffered engine failure. Tugs were dispatched to the scene to assist. An hour later, the crew was able to restore power and continue on with its voyage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.