Tag: Ship grounding

Yicel

Yicel

Yicel
Photo: teletica.com

The 378 dwt coaster cargo vessel Yicel ran aground near Limon, Costa Rica. The small cargo vessel had suffered a leak with the pumps on board were unable to control the water ingress. The master decided to beach the Yicel before the cargo vessel sank. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the vessel will make repairs and be towed to the nearest port for surveys.

Qi Cheng Xian Feng

Qi Cheng Xian Feng

Qi Cheng Xian Feng
Photo: Fleetmon

On December 4, the 54 meter long coastal tanker Qi Cheng Xian Feng ran aground and sank near the north dyke of the Yangtze River Estuary. The tanker had run aground at low tide and sustained multiple hull breaches. With the rising tide, the Qi Cheng Xian Feng later sank by the stern.  All 9 crew on board were able to abandon ship and rescued by authorities. No reports of injuries. No reports if the Qi Cheng Xian Feng has released any pollution.

Status Quo II

Status Quo II

Status Quo II
Photo: szlz.de

The 55 meter long self-propelled crane-barge Status Quo II ran aground on the Weser River near Hameln, Germany. The crane had run up onto a concrete dam and was unable to free itself. The crew contacted the authorities who dispatched tugs to the scene. The tugs arrived the following day and pulled the Status Quo II free. No reports of injuries.