Archive of: Groundings

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Containership refloated after grounding in St. Lawrence River

Containership refloated after grounding in St. Lawrence River

MSC Monica reportedly suffered a rudder problem and drifted off course

Web Bulletin 2016
Oil spill response barge breaks loose in Alaska

Oil spill response barge breaks loose in Alaska

Resolve Ibis drifts onto a beach and is later towed back to sea

Web Bulletin 2016
Tanker breached, anchor line snags sailboats in NH grounding

Tanker breached, anchor line snags sailboats in NH grounding

A loaded tanker left the shipping channel and struck a ledge before running into three unmanned sailboats moored at a yacht club near Portsmouth, N.H.

October/November 2016
Bulker aground for a week after hitting charted Lake Superior reef

Bulker aground for a week after hitting charted Lake Superior reef

The 833-foot laker Roger Blough was downbound in Lake Superior when it struck a reef near Sault Ste. Marie.

September 2016

Outdated chart, poor navigation caused bulker grounding, TSB says

Ineffective visual navigation and using an outdated electronic chart led to the grounding of a Canadian bulk carrier, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said.

August 2016

Sleepy helmsman heard port, steered starboard in tanker grounding

Crew fatigue led to the grounding of an oil tanker in northern Canada when a helmsman repeatedly turned the ship in the opposite direction of the master’s orders, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

August 2016
Boulder stuck in bulk carrier’s hull after Columbia River grounding

Boulder stuck in bulk carrier’s hull after Columbia River grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating why a grain carrier ran aground in the Columbia River and ended up with a boulder lodged in its hull.

August 2016

Navigation inattention led to Newfoundland ferry striking bottom

A Newfoundland ferry went off course and struck a rock because of insufficient monitoring by the bridge team, investigators have determined.

August 2016
TSB: Pilot’s unfamiliarity was a factor in BC coal carrier grounding

TSB: Pilot’s unfamiliarity was a factor in BC coal carrier grounding

Failure to detect a charted shoal en route to an anchorage led to the grounding of a bulk carrier near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, last year, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has determined.

June/July 2016
Tugboat and its barge get stuck along beach, jetty near Atlantic City

Tugboat and its barge get stuck along beach, jetty near Atlantic City

An oceangoing tugboat towing a crane barge lost power and the vessels grounded several hundred yards apart near Atlantic City, N.J.

June/July 2016
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