The 225 meter long, 38960 dwt self-unloading bulk carrierAtlantic Erie ran aground on Lake Erie near Port Colborne, Ontario. The vessel was approaching Port Colborne when it veered out of the navigation channel and ran into shallow water. The vessel’s bow was holed allowing water ingress into the forepeak. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was dispatched to the scene, but no reports when refloating operations will begin. Canadian authorities have dispatched a team to the scene to start investigating the incident.
The 119 meter long, 3345 dwt cargo vessel Leonid Lisin collided with the barge OT-823 being towed by a tug on the Sheksna River, Russia. The Leonid Lisin struck head-on with the barge as it passed each other. The Leonid Lisin suffered a hole in the hull above the waterline. No reports of injuries on either vessel and no pollution was released. Authorities ordered the trio of vessels to a nearby anchorage to conduct further inquiries into the incident. The Sheksna River is part of the Baltic Sea – Volga waterway.
On May 24, 2014, the 177 meter long, 32282 dwt general cargo vessel Lake Triview ran aground near New Plymouth, New Zealand. The vessel had been at anchor offshore with its cargo of soybean meal when the anchor began to drag. The master of the vessel requested the anchor be raised and notified the port to put two tugs on standby. However, a mechanical fault prevented the anchor being raised and the Lake Triview drifted onto a rock reef. The vessel remained aground for only a few minutes until the engines freed it from the reef. The anchor was later retrieved, but no notification of the grounding was sent.
The harbormaster in New Plymouth notified the authorities that the anchor had dragged . Subsequently, the authorities requested details of the incident. Not until the Lake Triview berthed in New Plymouth on May 27, did details of the grounding reach authorities. Divers inspected the hull of the cargo vessel and found 12 hull breaches to the ballast tanks. One hole was large enough for a diver to swim through. Fortunately, no damage was found near the fuel tanks and no pollution was detected. The master of the Lake Triview was fined 2,000 NZD for failing to report the incident.