Category: Grounding

Myntevik

Myntevik

Myntevik
Photo: NSSR

The 19 meter long fishing vessel Myntevik ran aground near Stokkøya, Norway. The Myntevik had grounded on a steep slope and developed a heavy list to port.  The two crew alerted authorities who dispatched a rescue helicopter and a NSSR lifeboat to the scene. The two crew put on the survival suits and prepared to be evacuated. A helicopter arrived first, but the crew elected to wait for the lifeboat.

Later when the lifeboat arrived on scene, it was able to quickly pull the Myntevik free assisted by the rising tide. The trawler sustained some damage and required a tow back to Stokkøya. The lifeboat pulled the Myntevik back to port where divers inspected the fishing vessel. No reports of injuries and no pollution released.

Beachmaster IV

Beachmaster IV

Beachmaster IV
Photo: palmbeachpost.com

On April 20, the barge Beachmaster IV washed ashore near Lake Worth Inlet, Singer Island, Florida. The empty barge was being towed by the 30 meter long tugboat Na Hoku when it broke free while the crew change. The barge washed up on the beach, but was undamaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard has reported the barge will be pulled off the beach shortly.

Aristimo

Aristimo

Aristimo

On April 10, the 190 meter long, 45,584 dwt bulk carrier Aristimo ran aground on the Paranà River near San Nicolas, Argentina. The Aristimo was proceeding downstream from Rosario to Eldikheila when it stranded on the river. No further details reported.