Tag: Tug

Signet Enterprise

Signet Enterprise

The 32 meter long, 366 gt tug Signet Enterprise sank near Port Aransas, Texas.  The tug had suffered water ingress during Hurricane Harvey and partially sank. The vessel requested assistance with the Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi responding. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was dispatched to the scene. The helicopter team arrived and help rescue all four crew off the Signet Enterprise. No reports of injuries. No further reports of the extent of damage or if any pollution was released.

Mercosul Santos

Mercosul Santos

The 210 meter long, 35239 dwt container ship Mercosul Santos collided with a tug on the Amazon River near Obidios, Brasil. The Mercosul Santos was headed towards Manaus when it struck a tug that was pushing nine barges. One barge was cut in two and sank to the river bottom. Another barge was crushed and remain stuck on the bulbous bow of the Mercosul Santos.

Nine of the 11 crew who were on board the barges and tug were reported as missing and feared dead. Authorities requested divers from Santarem to search for the missing crew.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Angela Arcella

Angela Arcella

Angela Arcella
Photo: shipspotting.com

The 40 meter long fishing trawler Angela Arcella capsized in Grand Harbour, Malta. The trawler was carrying bait when it was struck by the 152 meter long, 9422 dwt cargo vessel Maria. The Maria had suffered a mechanical failure while manuevering and struck the Angela Arcella, the moored 88 meter long, 2362 dwt cargo vessel Union and the 29 meter long, 190 dwt tug Lieni. The Angela Arcella rolled over on its port side spilling the two crewmen on board into the water. Both were later rescued and taken to hospital, but no reports of injuries. The Union and Lieni sustained no damage. Authorities responded and booms were placed around the Angela Arcella to contain any pollution released.