The 22 meter long tugboat Sea Cypress ran aground the early morning hours of July 24. The tugboat had broken free from its mooring and it’s propeller became entangled. Disabled and near the shoreline, the Sea Cypress drifted until it ran up on a sandbar near Lavallette, New Jersey. The Sea Cypress remained aground until the afternoon. With the rising tide, two tugs were able to pull the Sea Cypress free. No reports of injuries to the four crew, damage or pollution released.
On April 1, the 90 foot long fishing vessel Margaret Rose became disabled in the Atlantic Ocean some 40 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Margaret Rose had suffered a power blackout after its main engine failed. The crew requested assistance with the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin responding. The Dolphin arrived on scene and took the Margaret Rose under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Cape May, New Jersey where the Margaret Rose dropped anchor. Reports state there was no injuries to the seven crew on board, damage or pollution released.
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.