The 77 foot long fishing vessel AMG ran aground along Ormond Beach, Florida. The shrimping vessel had been at anchor when its anchor line parted and drifted ashore. No reports of injuries. The crew attempted to refloat the vessel, but the AMG couldn’t pass over the sandbar. A tug was dispatched from Jacksonville to help free the vessel.
On April 20, the barge Beachmaster IV washed ashore near Lake Worth Inlet, Singer Island, Florida. The empty barge was being towed by the 30 meter long tugboat Na Hoku when it broke free while the crew change. The barge washed up on the beach, but was undamaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Coast Guard has reported the barge will be pulled off the beach shortly.
The 31 meter long tugboat Thomas Dann caught fire off Marineland near Jacksonville, Florida. The crew alerted the Coast Guard that the tug was on fire. The crew was able to decouple the tug from the barge before the blaze force the crew to abandon ship into the vessel’s life raft. The six crew were later picked up by a nearby fishing boat. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the scene and was monitoring the area until a fireboat from Jacksonville could arrive on site. No reports of injuries.