U.S. Coast Guard Sector Virginia and the Port of Virginia’s Maritime Incident Response Team are assisting the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground near Norfolk on Wednesday night.
Accidents leading to vessel grounding
On Sunday afternoon Amorella, a passenger ferry operated by Viking Line, carrying 208 passengers and 74 crew members and en route to Stockholm from Turku, ran aground in the Aland archipelago.
MV Wakashio, the cargo vessel that ran aground a reef at Pointe d’Esny on the southeast coast of Mauritius has now caused potentially lasting damage after 1000 tones of oil spilt into the Indian Ocean on Thursday, 6th Aug 2020.
The Master had taken the night watch to allow the chief mate to rest. At one point the Master altered course toward the destination port. The next thing he remembered, he was woken by a call on the VHF radio.
On 18 July 2018, the Netherlands registered general cargo vessel Priscilla ran aground on Pentland Skerries, Scotland.
A vessel ran aground in shallow waters while berthing. A tug had to be promptly called and with the rising tide the vessel was quickly re-floated and properly berthed.
Shutting down of the ship’s engine automatically due to activation of the main engine crankcase oil mist detector (OMD) leads to vessel contact with the harbour breakwater. Read inside the article to know more.
Find out how an unintentional operation of a shut-off valve caused grounding and sinking of a vessel, followed by closure of navigation channel for four days.
A ro-ro ferry was inbound in a restricted waterway on a heading of 220° at full sea speed (18 knots OTG). The vessel was approximately one cable to starboard of the 220° transit line when the Master ordered an alteration to port to 215° in order to bring the vessel onto the 220º transit line (see figure).