On April 4, the 55 foot fishing vessel Baccalieu Endeavour capsized in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. The Baccalieu Endeavour had been tied up in the harbour when a strong storms struck the northeast coast of Newfoundland. During the storm the fishing vessel keeled over and capsized onto its port side.
The vessel’s owner attempted to upright the Baccalieu Endeavour with heavy equipment, but the Baccalieu Endeavour remained capsized. Divers from St. Johns were requested and will assist in bringing the vessel back to an upright position. No reports of injuries.
On February 7, the 145 meter long, 10500 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Crown became disabled off Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. The Thorco Crown was en route to Montreal when a fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room. The crew was able extinguish the blaze, but the fire damaged the main engine disabling the cargo vessel.
The crew requested assistance and the owners contacted Svitzer Salvage. A tug was dispatched from Port Hawkesbury which arrived on scene the following day. Attempts to attach a towline failed due to weather and rough seas. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir William Alexander was also on scene and monitoring the situation.
Reports state the vessel still adrift and being blown towards shore near Cape Ray. No reports of injuries to the 13 crew or pollution released.
On December 25, the fishing vessel Rhonda sank off a wharf in Embree, Newfoundland, Canada. The Canadian Coast Guard was alerted the Rhonda had partially sank at the wharf. A boom was placed around the vessel to contain any pollution released. Reports state the Rhonda will be pumped out and then towed to Durrell, Twillingate. No reports of injuries.