The 2325 dwt freighter Vestvind was reported aground off Korsor, Denmark. The vessel was en route from Travemunde to Mandal, Norway when the vessel went off course and grounded only 100 meters from the shore near the Great Belt Bridge. After the grounding, officals did blood tests of the crew. The mate, who was in charge at the time of the grounding, was found intoxicated. The vessel was pulled free after being lighten. The vessel will be inspected at Korsor for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The cargo vessel Permata Lestari went aground off Pari Island, Indonesia. The freighter had left Cirebon in ballast and was heading towards the Merak Port in Banten Province when it hit the shallow waters off the Thousand Islands coast. The vessel’s grounding was due to the Permata Lestari’s master was unfamiliar with the area. Reports state that the 9 crewmen on board were safe and there were no injuries. Attempts to free the vessel will occur on the next high tide.
The 31,802 dwt freighter Susaki Wing collided with 2 barges Clatskanie, Oregon. The Susaki Wing loaded with lumber had lost power when struck the barges and the pier at the Georgia Pacific papermill. The pier suffered the greatest damage with one building destroyed. One of the barges suffered severe damage requiring a tug to push it ashore. No reports of injuries or pollution being released. The Coast Guard will be investigating the incident.