Author: Paul Hancock

Volgoneft 217

Volgoneft 217

Volgoneft 217

On May 27, the 133 meter long, 4150 dwt tanker Volgoneft 217 ran aground on the Nizhnyaya Scheksna River near Cherepovets, Russia. The Volgoneft 217 was headed to St. Petersburg from Yaroslavl when it suffered steering failure and ran aground. The vessel was able to refloat itself the next day and proceeded to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Vitin

Vitin

Vitin
Photo: hblad.no

The 88 meter long, 3710 dwt cargo vessel Vitin ran aground near Tonnes in Lurøy, Norway. The Vitin had run ashore during the early morning hours and stranded itself just a few meters off the shoreline. The vessel sustained damage and water ingress to a ballast tank, but there were no injuries and no pollution released. The Vitin notified authorities who dispatched a rescue boat and tug to the scene.  The tug was able to pull the Vitin free several hours later. The cargo vessel was escorted to Sandnessjøen where it can be inspected further. The cause of the grounding was not reported.

Ceton

Ceton

Ceton
Photo: DSRS

On May 22, the 63 meter long fishing vessel Ceton became disabled near Thyborøn, Denmark. The Centon had departed from Skagen when it suffered damage to its main engine. The crew attempted repairs, but were unable to get the engine working. Adrift, the trawler finally requested assistance on May 26.  The nearby DSRS lifeboat was dispatched to the scene, but found it was unable to take the large trawler under tow. A tug was dispatched and proceeded back to Thyborøn. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.