Alaska Marine Lines Barge Aground in British Columbia

A container barge will spend another night aground on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada. The barge, named Nana Provider, was being towed by the U.S.-flagged tug Polar King when it grounded Saturday night at around 8 p.m. local time during a voyage from Seattle, Washington to Whittier, Alaska. The barge is carrying empty containers and rail cars, the Canadian Coast … [Read more...]

Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Corsica

Authorities in France are responded to the grounding of a cargo ship on the island of Corsica early Sunday morning. The 90-meter M/V Rhodanus with seven people on board was underway to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone when it ran aground at around 3 a.m. local time near the town of Bonifacio despite repeated calls from the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue … [Read more...]

MAIB: Watch Officer Was Watching Videos on Phone Before Grounding

A UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch investigation has revealed that the sole watch officer on board the general cargo ship Priscilla was watching videos on his phone prior to the ship running aground off the coast of Scotland in July 2018. The Netherlands-registered M/V Priscilla was sailing from Lithuania to England when she ran aground on Pentland Skerries in the … [Read more...]

Four Injured in Ferry Grounding in Boston Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local rescue crews responded to the grounding of a passenger ferry near Boston Harbor's Long Island on Friday. The Coast Guard says it was alerted at around 7:45 a.m. by a manager at Boston Harbor Ferry reporting that the ferry Lightning had run aground with 84 people aboard. Rescue crews launched from Coast Guard Station Boston … [Read more...]

BBC Cargo Ship Grounds But is Refloated in Newfoundland

A BBC Chartering cargo ship briefly ran aground in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday, but was quickly refloated by the Canadian Coast Guard and a commercial tug. The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed via Twitter that its Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador was informed that the cargo ship MV BBC Oregon had grounded in Bay Bulls … [Read more...]