Damaged Bulk Carrier Reaches Washington Pier

The severely damaged MV Sparna has reached a safe berth at a North Kalama, Washington pier on Wednesday afternoon two days after the bulk carrier ran aground on the Columbia River. The Sparna, a 623-foot Panamanian-flagged grain bulk carrier, started the transit from its anchorage near river marker 36 with the assistance of two tugs and a Coast Guard safety zone escort at … [Read more...]

Inspection Reveals Significant Damage to MV Sparna on Columbia River

Inspections of the listing MV Sparna have revealed significant damage to the ship's hull below the water line as a result of its grounding on the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Washington early Monday morning. The findings were revealed in a damage assessment of the vessel which was submitted to the Coast Guard by Ballard Marine Construction early Tuesday morning. The … [Read more...]