Tag: Ship grounding

Typhoon Talas

Typhoon Talas

On July 17, Typhoon Talas struck in the Gulf of Tonkin  causing damage to multiple vessels along  Vietnam’s coast.

VTB 26

The cargo vessel VTB 26 capsized in the the Gulf of Tonkin. The vessel was headed to Nghe An from Quang Ninh with 4700 tons of coal. The VTB 26 attempted to ride out the typhoon at anchor some 4 kilometers off the coast.

Authorities were alerted after communication was lost to the ship. The tanker Lam Hong 99 spotted a overturn hull near Hong Ngu Island. Not until conditions improved several hours later, authorities launched a search and rescue operation. Nine vessels began a search of the area for survivors. Some 12 hours later, seven crew from the VTB 26 were rescued. Two bodies were also recovered. Suvivors were taken to hospital for treatment.

The captain of the VTB 26 was  one of the survivors. He stated that the vessel had capsized by strong waves throwing  many of the crew into the sea. He stated several crew were trapped below decks. Reports state 4 crew were still missing.

VTB 26
Photo: Vietnam Border Authorities

Minh Cong 68

The cargo vessel Minh Cong 68 went ashore in the port of Hon La, Vietnam.

Minh Cong 68
Photo: sggpnews.org.vn

 Thai Ha 26, Truong Thanh 88, Viet Dung 36, Minh Khanh 09

The 92 meter long cargo vessel Truong Thanh 88 and the 4281 dwt cargo vessel Thai Ha 26 ran  aground during the typhoon. Both vessels had  been at anchor off Cua Lo when strong waves push both vessels ashore. Reports state both vessels were to be salvaged. The 70 meter long Viet Dung 36 was in the port of Cua Lo unloading 3000 tons of salt cargo before the typhoon struck. The vessel attempted to ride out the storm in the Lam River, but was blown onto a river bank with its bow completely out of the water. The cargo vessel Minh Khanh 09 also was blown onto a river bank. The vessel had also tried to ride out the typhoon on the Lam River but  its anchor dragged.

CSL Laurentien

CSL Laurentien

CSL Laurentien

On July 18, the 223 meter long, 36674 dwt bulk carrier CSL Laurentien ran aground on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The CSL Laurentien remained aground for a few hours until two tugs were able to help refloat the vessel. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the CSL Laurentien proceeded to an anchorage where it will undergo surveys.

 

Kriti Sea

Kriti Sea

Kriti Sea
Photo: denizhaber.com

On July 18, the 183 meter long tanker Kriti Sea ran aground on the Çanakkale Strait off Cape Nara, Turkey. The tanker was en route in ballast to Batumi when it suffered a technical fault. Authorities contacted the Kriti Sea about the situation. The captain of the tanker stated he did not need assistance, but authorities did dispatched tugboats to the scene. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Kriti Sea was reported to be at anchor.