Barlovento Primero

Barlovento Primero

Barlovento Primero
Photo: eldiariomontanes.es

On May 30, the 43 meter long, 468 dwt suction dredger Barlovento Primero suffered water ingress and sank off the port of Suances, Spain. The Barlovento Primero was dredging near the entrance to the port when it suffered water ingress in the engine room.  The master and two crew members on board started the pumps to bring the flooding under control, but the pumps were quickly overwhelmed. The three men abandoned ship to another dredge that was next to the Barlovento Primero.

Barlovento Primero
Photo: eldiariomontanes.es

In just 20 minutes, the Barlovento Primero partially submerged with just a part of the bow hull above water. Authorities were alerted who dispatched a response team to the scene. They found no signs of pollution released.  A beacon was placed over the site to alert other vessels of the obstacle. The Barlovento Primero completely sank the the following day.  Reports state an action plan is being created to remove the fuel off the Barlovento Primero to prevent any environmental damage.

Roschem 2

Roschem 2

Roschem 2

On May 30, the 89 meter long, 2754 dwt tanker Roschem 2 ran aground on the Don River near the 3128 km mark while headed to Kavkaz from Samara. The crew was unable to free the tanker and requested assistance. Two tugs were dispatched and were able to free the Roschem 2 later the same day.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the grounding.

Sarocha Naree

Sarocha Naree

Sarocha Naree
Photo: wwaytv3.com

The 199 meter long, 63046 dwt bulk carrier Sarocha Naree ran aground off Bald Head Island, Cape Fear River, North Carolina. The Sarocha Naree had departed from Wilmington heading out to sea when it grounded in the estuary at low tide. Two tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the Sarocha Naree on the rising tide. The bulk carrier proceeded to a nearby anchorage for surveys. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.