On March 10, the 57 foot long fishing vessel Bergen was wrecked along the shore in Squalicum Harbor, Washington. The Bergen was berthed in Bellingham Bay when 70 mph winds caused the mooring lines to snap. The wind blew the fishing vessel away from the dock and onto the seawall. The three crew on board awoke to find the vessel going to pieces. Two were able to don their survival suits before jumping into the sea. The third had to dive into the water before he could put his suit on. All three were later rescued by the Coast Guard. No reports of injuries. Authorities placed a boom around the sunken Bergen to contain any pollution released.
The 114 meter long, 8847 dwt bulk carrier Platres collided with the 79 meter long, 2300 dwt cargo vessel Tashin in the Marmara Sea off Istanbul, Turkey. The Platres was en route to Mariupol when it was doing a maneuver toberth when it struck the Tashin. Both vessels suffered hull damage and water ingress, but there was no pollution released. The Tashin remained at anchorage, but the Platres was able to continue its voyage. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 129 meter long dredger Alexander V Humboldt allided with a quay along the Elbe near the Köhlbrand, Germany. The dredge was heading downstream when it suffered engine failure. The Alexander V Humboldt drifted until it struck the quay. Both the vessel’s bow and the quay sustained damage. The dredge was later escorted to Kronprinzen. Reports state the water police has launched an investigation into the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution released.