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Day: May 4, 2012

Barrier Star

Barrier Star

The fishing vessel Barrier Star ran aground on Big Stevens Reef near Mackay, Australia.  The trawler with six persons on board quickly contacted authorities for assistance.   A  rescue vessel from the VMR along with a rescue helicopter were dispatched to the scene.   When rescuers reached the Barrier Star a few hours later, the crew had already refloated the fishing vessel.  No reports of injuries or pollution being released.  Reports state the trawler was taken under tow back to Mackay.

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MSC Brianna

MSC Brianna

The 245 meter long, 43288 dwt container ship MSC Brianna allided into the wharves at Kingston, Jamaica.  The container ship suffered no damage, but the wharves suffered some damage.   No reports of injuries or pollution being released.

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