On August 25, the 228 meter long tanker Kamome Victoria ran aground in Gravesend Bay near the Ambrose Channel, off Sandy Hook and Queens, New York. The tanker was proceeding with 373,000 gallons of fuel on board when it ran aground. The Kamome Victoria notified the Coast Guard the tanker had run aground. A team was dispatched and inspected the tanker for damage. No injuries or damage was found. No signs of any pollution released.
The Kamome Victoria was refloated and allowed to continue its voyage. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
The 32 meter long, 366 gt tug Signet Enterprise sank near Port Aransas, Texas. The tug had suffered water ingress during Hurricane Harvey and partially sank. The vessel requested assistance with the Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi responding. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was dispatched to the scene. The helicopter team arrived and help rescue all four crew off the Signet Enterprise. No reports of injuries. No further reports of the extent of damage or if any pollution was released.
On August 25, the 55 meter long, 798 dwt offshore supply vessel Gulf Justice ran around in Port Mansfield, Texas. The vessel had been struck by Hurricane Harvey and was taking on water. The crew sent out a distress call requesting assistance. A tug was dispatched, but was not able to reach the offshore vessel due to the bad conditions and rough seas. Two Coast Guard helicopters arrived on scene and hoisted all 12 crewmen off the Gulf Justice. No reports of injuries.
The Gulf Justice was reported blown ashore and is now hard aground. The amount of damage was not yet reported and if any pollution was released.