On June 17, the 33 foot long wooden fishing vessel Robert C sank on Dogfish Bar off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The Robert C had collided with the 40 foot fishing vessel Pedlar a few miles off the coast. The wooden vessel quickly sank in 50 feet of water. The one person on board was rescued by another nearby vessel. No reports of injuries, but some pollution was spotted over the wreck. Reports state the Robert C will not be salvaged. Divers were sent the following day to plug the vessel’s vents to prevent any further fuel from leaking out. The United States Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
On June 18, the 91 meter long, 4954 gt passenger ship Saint Laurent allided with a lock wall on the St. Lawrence River near Massena, New York. The cruise ship with 274 people on board was en route to Toronto from Montreal when it struck a concrete wall bumper as it approached the Eisenhower Lock. Seventeen persons on board suffered minor injuries and taken to hospital and later discharged. The Saint Laurent’s bow sustained heavy damage, but no pollution was released.