The 46 foot long fishing vessel Sherry Ann went ashore at Squibnocket Beach in Chilmark, Massachusetts. None of the three crew on board were injured. The vessel contacted the coast guard who launched a helicopter to the scene to monitor the vessel for any pollution. Reports state the Sherry Ann had some 800 gallons of fuel on board. A commercial salvage company will handle the refloating of the vessel.
The 72 meter long, 1465 dwt bulk freighter Sveabulk ran up on the rocks at Brottøy, Norway. The Sveabulk suffered a small hole in the forepeak along with four meter long dent along the keel. No reports of injuries. The crew moved the vessel’s excavator from the forepeak to the aft to help free itself from the rocks. A tug was on scene and assisted in refloating the Sveabulk. The Sveabulk was travelling in ballast from Stokmarknes en route to Blokken where a cargo of gravel awaited. The Sveabulk proceeded to Harstad for repairs.
Photos: Thomas Contracting
The fishing vessel Atlantic Breeze ran aground near the entrance to Nassau Sound near Jacksonville, Florida on June 5, 2012. The fishing vessel suffered water ingress and The Coast Guard rescued the three crew on board the Atlantic Breeze and took them safely ashore. The Atlantic Breeze later capsized and sank. The Atlantic Breeze was later salvaged by MOBRO Marine and Thomas Contracting. The fishing vessel was safely removed from the sound on July 5. The salvage was delayed by tropical storm Debby for 10 days.