The 190 meter long, 30185 dwt bulk carrier Juno ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near the Thousand Islands Bridge near Alexandria Bay, New York. The Juno was proceeding with a cargo of sugar when it ran hard aground after suffering a steering failure. The Juno sustained damage to one of the forward ballast tanks resulting in water ingress. Traffic was halted on the St. Lawrence River around the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On April 18, the 61 foot long fishing vessel Angela Michelle became disabled some 115 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The Angela Michelle had gone adrift after its propeller and rudder fouled by an anchor line. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard cutter Legare responding. The Legare arrived on scene and towed the Angela Michelle back towards Gloucester. A motor lifeboat took over the tow and the Angela Michelle arrived safely in port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
- Disabled Fishing Vessel Rescued 115 Miles Out To Sea (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Coast Guard rescues stranded ship off Mass. coast (wcvb.com)